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On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)

Could have at least mentioned the 645Z .

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:21 UTC as 9th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (282 comments in total)

Hi DPR eds. Thanks for the shakedown.

By "JPEGs are soft and noisy at high ISO", does that mean the default JPEG setting when the K-1 comes right out of the box, without any adjustments to taste or best performance?

Can you please comment on Left Eye's suggestions for non-default JPEG settings? I'm not suggesting his are best - maybe there are better settings. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:15 UTC as 4th comment
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ogl: It's the beginning of new direction of Ricoh. New video directed lenses without screw-drive with fast and noiseless motors.
It's more progressive way than KAF3. Like or not like, but it's right direction with K-mount.

New lens is 8.3 times faster at wide-angle and 1.7 times faster at telephoto end than old 55-300. Don't forget - Ricoh will produce 6 new FF lenses and 4 new APS-C in 2016-2017.
If new FF primes will be made for video mode, silent, speedy and fast with WR or AW, it will be real BIG PROGRESS for Ricoh-Pentax.

10 new lenses? smokin'.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 03:03 UTC
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M1963: The concept of "advanced entry level" baffles me, but kudos to Pentax for making a budget DSLR with two rotary dials. Canikon, take notice.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-70/feature/04.html

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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M1963: The concept of "advanced entry level" baffles me, but kudos to Pentax for making a budget DSLR with two rotary dials. Canikon, take notice.

Nice about Pentax: Pentax Hyper Program mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yglJesVlqY

Why not throw in Pentax Hyper Manual mode while we're at it :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjHY5uYHofA

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/feature/03.html

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
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Bob 1: A very nice entry level DSLR from Pentax! Clearly in direct competition with Canon's Rebel line... the T6s. Considering the price delta between both cameras (body only_today's B&H listing) and added features of the K-70, specs would place the K-70 on top of the pack. The T6s has been available a little over one year while the K-70 should be shipping shortly(?).

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=pentax_k70&products=canon_eos760d

HAGD, Bob

cookedraw
about $650
amazon shows if for $614 at the moment. https://goo.gl/WIZa3c
Of course it won't be available for a while. So get in while the price is this good.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
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Jesaja: Hey Sigma and Tamron, come back to K mount battle field.

...add Tokina to that list.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
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The Davinator: Pentax is looking to be the best deal in DSLRs these days.

It's been said by no less than DPreview staffers themselves, that Pentax offers arguably the largest APSC lens lineup out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 17:29 UTC

Pretty nice bringing in 14 bit readout instead of 12 bit, especially at this price point ...serious bang for the buck photography :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 9th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)

"It's kind of ironic because everyone here loves the K1. SJ"/Simon Joinson

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57857794

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 44th comment
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Alex Sarbu: Soo... the article wasn't corrected nor retracted. DPReview is insisting on putting the blame on Pentax for ACR not supporting Motion Compensation.
It's no longer a mistake. It's lying. It's stupidity. It's incompetence. All the good attributes DPReview wants to be associated with.

Definite difference and improvement with Silkypix Ari, Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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James O'Neill: So ... We have a tech which shoots four images, optionally saves the raw data and processes them to one. Motion correction is applied (or not) in the processing.
DPR uses a processing tool which has no motion correction support.
So there are two explanations.
Either Conspiracy. DPR is supportive of the big two and anti pentax.
Or Cock-up. DPR is no longer competent to carry out a technical review.
Neither looks good.

De-fault is in de-ACR.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Wow, big difference with Silkypix: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5004183494/download/3456974 Thanks Ari!

Chime in here as well: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4011562

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 26th comment
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Think for yourself first... see what the findings from K-1 owners really are. Different story.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4011364

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 27th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 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 94th 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 5th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (208 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 (100 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 6th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 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 (100 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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