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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (772 comments in total)

Good on Nikon for raising the bar up more than a couple of notches. Lots of great cameras now to choose from for whatever the need.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 05:58 UTC as 36th comment

Some truly very fine Pixel Shift images, but with the K3II, imagine if it was from the K-1.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4008458

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (188 comments in total)
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22codfish: No Pentax in this group! Why?

The K50 has been discontinued - + isn't the KS-2 more expensive?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (96 comments in total)

Pentax released Firmware Update 1.10 yesterday 5/18, which adds support for USB tethering via the new Lightroom tethering plugin and the existing Image Transmitter 2 software. The Lightroom plugin was also released yesterday.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/download_digital.html

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 16:41 UTC as 5th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (41 comments in total)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/travel/canada-tuk-northwest-territory.html?_r=0

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 16th comment
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (96 comments in total)
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gigabloke: In all the video reviews I have seen so far, the LCD is shown to have very limited range of movement; none, including dpr indicates that it can tilt to full horizontal for waist-level shooting. Will it not do that?

And how far to the side does it swivel? Not very far according to this video report.

This should give inquisitors a better angle on things.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-1/feature/03.html

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

You mean, it's nice to have a punching bag and it's fun to get away with it?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

To no one particular poster:
I can only imagine how incredibly challenging it must be to keep multiple camera, lens and accessory lines in perfect memory ... and dealing with the crude, $hitty, snide, ungrateful comments, It must be a demanding job to say the least.
I'm glad for one to have the very cool DPreview to be able to look to... nothing is perfect out there... but reflecting on that from inside onself takes more guts than what these brave folks have to put up with every day.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On photo Medina of Meknes in the Streets #1 : Streets in colour challenge (6 comments in total)

Great atmosphere, rendering. Well done. K5's 80 ISO is terrific.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 19:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)

The Northrups and Pentax KS-2: "Our most highly recommended value camera".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_BC8iGvB8Q

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 11:27 UTC as 22nd comment
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bakhtyar kurdi: In theory, it looks really good, but in real life, the PS has very limited use, the only situations I think of is still life and product photography, and in those situations DR is not important, because you have control over the light, for landscape, any movement in tree branches, or even the grass will rune the picture, instead, just use a 3 time longer lens and combine 4 pictures to get a very large and clean picture for the FL you want, there is many good softwares to stitch them, like PS and Gegapan.

bakhtyar kurdi: stitching? did you really read into the tech here? enjoy your stitching software, anyone can do that. Pentax is doing something far, far different. thanks.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
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marc petzold: Like i've said before - Pentax joined the FF Party at last, but with a bang. It's way cheaper (for the end user) to have a proven, great sensor design (for some "old" 2012 tech 36 MP Sony Sensor, also into the D8x0 Iterations and A7R Mk. I) with current processing algorithms, then always the latest in Sensor tech (Sony A7R Mk. II, Sony RX1R Mk. II), which is correlated with much more costs due a newer, HighEnd Sensor Design (Sony here at this point). With the PixelShift Feature, the K-1 can also compete with Medium-Format like Quality - that was already clear into Fall/Winter 2015.

I'd say it again - the K-1 with all features (mostly IBIS, PixelShift, Body Illumination & AstroTracer) is compared to what the D810 offers a bargain - perhaps the latter one sports a bit better AF System - but Pentaxians are typical Landscape Shooters...more than any other brand.

It's way good to see Ricoh is at this point they're are - Competition is always great, and a benefit for all others.

Ricoh has been doing a lot of work in the quiet to improve marketing... a little more time I gather marketing will continue to improve substantially. Ricoh is one huge behemoth of a company, and with excellent Green Eco chops.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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Loro Husk: Really impressed. Altough it would have been nice to see the Pentax with PixelShift vs Nikon with HDR/multiple exposures. At least for judging the dynamic range capabilities of both systems this would be a fair test, wouldn't it?

But the clean, noise free and chroma free output by the PixelShift is really impressive.
From this night on i will dream of a A7RIII or A9 with PixelShift capabilities, IBIS, electronic viewfinder, clean 4K and astro functions :)
For my shooting style i just prefer the more compact bodies of mirrorless systems ;)

But all in all: Kudos Pentax!

Loro Husk - I think Pixel Shift are all done in camera by the K-1... not really the same comparison if you need external software.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
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FastGlassLover: I'd switch if they had lenses to cover the lenses I use. Yes I checked, no they don't. Killer camera!

Ricoh-Pentax, do make return and digital update of the truly stupendous Pentax FA* 200/2.8 macro for your number one new lens... please and thank you :- )
Quit pharting around and just do it.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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TriezeA72: Ever since TIME magazine named Angela Merkel person of the year for 2015, I find it hard to take them seriously anymore!

If you think Time magazine was complementing Hitler in a congratulatory way... oy.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
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Valeriu 64: Want to see what real life K-1 images look like to contrast and compare with the good stuff here? Recommended viewing.

Part. II

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/190-pentax-k-1/314413-post-your-k-1-pictures-33.html

Regards, Valeriu

HowaboutRAW, are these pre-v.1.0 firmware?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 20:13 UTC

Want to see what real life K-1 images look like to contrast and compare with the good stuff here? Recommended viewing.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/190-pentax-k-1/314413-post-your-k-1-pictures-7.html

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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TriezeA72: Ever since TIME magazine named Angela Merkel person of the year for 2015, I find it hard to take them seriously anymore!

Trieze A72: Ever since a tiny little incident you probably never thought about, did NSA spy on AM and her cabinet... they probably are trying to make nice in a very roundabout sort of way.
She is influential in Europe for sure.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 13:16 UTC

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57724144

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 22:38 UTC as 33rd comment
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thegreat26: I am a Pentaxian but from what I see the D810 is still the winner....
Not with pixel shift enabled.
Can we please have the settings used?
Lens, a a simulation on or off?

Since you're using Nikon 85mm lens, then another suggestion would be SMC Pentax FA* 85/f1.4, FA 50/2.8 macro or Sigma 70/2.8 macro ... I'm sure there are at least a few more. Thanks DPR, know you're all working hard on this.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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