philo123

philo123

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (311 comments in total)

Not the camera for me. Too niche and no good for sports and wildlife with only 4fps. Canon 5DMkIII wins hands down as the better all round general camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 19:22 UTC as 66th comment | 4 replies
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (311 comments in total)
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Adler1970: I will buy the Nikon D800-E version, which is the version without stupid AA filter. I WANT this piece of technology. I want this jewel.
Too many megapixels? Lies!
The truth is that the sensors of Canon 7D and 60D(18MP on APS-C sensor) are much more dense than the sensor the D800(36.3 MP on FF sensor).
Pixels are the building blocks of digital photography.

The war of pixels, was wrong, but only because.. war is not the right motivation.
But also the peace of pixels, is a lie. Digital photography is made of pixels.
Having more pixels means you can print LARGE pictures, WITHOUT LOSING QUALITY!
Today, everything becomes bigger: monitor, TV, advertising, fotos.....!
If you want to print photos, YOU MUST HAVE PIXELS! Only if you want to print a "postage-stamp", then you don't need 36 MP.
If you have less pixels, a softwar of your computer will invent and INTERPOLATE new pixels, out of nowhere. But: "out of nowhere", is NEVER GOOD! It is better to have Pixels on your SENSOR!

@Adler1970. If pixels were so important to you why didn't you buy a medium format camera? They've been about for quite a while now and 40M pixels is pretty common there!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:45 UTC
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pacogwapo: Check this out D800 whiners!

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Nikon-D800-Review/Sensor-performance

..Ahem! i remember a couple of years ago when DXO rated the Pentax K5 the best APS-C sensor ever and it was and still is rated higher than the Nikon D7000. The Nikonians weren't very gracious in defeat there ......but now the DXO mark is the definitive score/rating in the photography industry. Strange that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 20:33 UTC
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philo123: Hmmmm.......not sure about this. DSC_0518 looks pretty bad if you ask me. I would be very unimpressed if I spent £3k on this. As most have said 36M pixels is too much for full frame and should be left to Medium Format cameras. Why go up to this resolution when the flagship D4, still unreleased, only uses 16Mp?? If I were buying a full frame right now it would be a D3s or even a Canon 5DMkIII based on these early samples.

You only need to check the D3S samples on flickr at ISO25600 to see the difference in quality. I certainly know which camera I'd buy if I wanted a do it all with great IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:54 UTC

Hmmmm.......not sure about this. DSC_0518 looks pretty bad if you ask me. I would be very unimpressed if I spent £3k on this. As most have said 36M pixels is too much for full frame and should be left to Medium Format cameras. Why go up to this resolution when the flagship D4, still unreleased, only uses 16Mp?? If I were buying a full frame right now it would be a D3s or even a Canon 5DMkIII based on these early samples.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:27 UTC as 115th comment | 5 replies
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)
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philo123: Calm down guys! there's a lot of animosity out there towards this camera. I thought we bought cameras based on our needs? I bought a K5 because it fitted my need better than anything on the market. I live in a rainy part of the UK and wanted a weather resistant camera with top build quality and a decent set of good priced lenses. Nothing came close to the K5 with those credentials. If the K-01 is not to your tastes don't buy it- simple. I won't be buying as it's not what I'm looking for but the sensor and IQ of Pentax is superb and the prime lenses are sublime.(check out the review on digitalrev of their pancake 40mm against the opposition http://www.digitalrev.com/article/pancake-day-pancake-lens-test/OTM4NjE0NQ_A_A). Saying that I'd prefer the K-01 with a limited prime than those silly looking long lenses on the SONY NEX series ;-)

You raise some valid points and I reiterate that this is not a camera I'm personally interested in. However, I think Pentax might be aiming this camera at beginners who are upgrading from point and shoot cameras and want excellent image quality. These users are used to camera phones also, hence the reason no EVF. This is where this camera will deliver and NOT to the majority of enthusiast/semi pros that frequent this site. Saying that it might be a decent option as a backup body........although I'm waiting for a K5 replacement to use the K5 as backup!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 13:41 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Calm down guys! there's a lot of animosity out there towards this camera. I thought we bought cameras based on our needs? I bought a K5 because it fitted my need better than anything on the market. I live in a rainy part of the UK and wanted a weather resistant camera with top build quality and a decent set of good priced lenses. Nothing came close to the K5 with those credentials. If the K-01 is not to your tastes don't buy it- simple. I won't be buying as it's not what I'm looking for but the sensor and IQ of Pentax is superb and the prime lenses are sublime.(check out the review on digitalrev of their pancake 40mm against the opposition http://www.digitalrev.com/article/pancake-day-pancake-lens-test/OTM4NjE0NQ_A_A). Saying that I'd prefer the K-01 with a limited prime than those silly looking long lenses on the SONY NEX series ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:17 UTC as 86th comment | 7 replies
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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Rupert Bottomsworth: Bad move Ricoh. Now all your cameras will look like abominations à la K-01.

Not at all Rupert, but when people bash Pentax they should look at the facts and their quality. In the UK Canon 7D £1150, Nikon D7000 -£950, Sony a77 - £1100, Pentax K-5 - £700. None of the "Big 3" can match Pentax for value. These are all so-called mid range cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:18 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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Nerdlinger: It never fails...any sort of Pentax post and the Canon/Nikon/Sony/Etc sheeple trolls make their daily appearance to bash Pentax once again. It gets to be tiring as a fan of Pentax. This move shows faith in Pentax from Ricoh...they just handed the reins of their consumer imaging division over to Pentax. The sheeple can "bahh bahh bahh bash" all they want. To me this move shows Pentax continues to roll along.

It's simple people...really simple. If you want extremely reasonable priced imaging equipment compared to the just about every single other company buy a Pentax system. Do you care about class leading IQ? Buy a Pentax. They have supported the K mount for decades, and there are a crap ton of lenses out there. Are Pentax's available in stores in the US? No. Are they carried by every single online retailer? YES.

Stick to the Canon/Nikon/Etc posts and profess your love there...do not jump on the Pentax posts to do your typical trolling. Haters......

Agreed Nerdlinger. I usually find when people bash and criticize things it means there's insecurity in their choice. As Michael Dell said about the 'little player' Apple in 1997. "What would I do? I’d shut Apple down and give the money back to the shareholders,” Hmmm I wonder where Pentax will be in 15 years :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 20:52 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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Rupert Bottomsworth: Bad move Ricoh. Now all your cameras will look like abominations à la K-01.

.....I see some here are only concerned with outward appearance. Pentax K-5 is full magnesium alloy body and a joy to behold rather than the plastic rubbish Canon/Nikon/Sony push to the masses of sheep out there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 13:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (287 comments in total)
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Russell McMahon: I weep. I've not yet had time to search out D800 produced high ISO u=images but the few comments I'v seen noted "noi starting to show at ISO 800. That sounds consistent with what you'd expect from a Sony 36 MP sensor, alas. Using Sony sensors is fine, as long as you can make them perfprm, but it's sad to see Nikon pursuing Sony camera performance as well.

Maybe, and hopefully, they'll decide to make a D700S next :-).

I think Nikon might want to get the Pentax engineers on board as they certainly know how to get the best out of Sony sensors! The K5 consistently outperforms the D7000 and Sony's own a55 at low ISO's

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 13:24 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (287 comments in total)

So Guys Nikon has put a 36MP FF sensor in the D800 and just a 16MP in the D4 and which model is aimed at the pros? Hmmm.....Smells of marketing hype to me for the prosumer/enthusiast market. Looking at the replies here it looks like a good picture has yet to be taken because we've never had a 36MP sensor. Keep your money in your pockets and buy good glass as that's what really counts.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:40 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
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