SRT201

SRT201

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On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Gesture: Neither fish nor fowl. Competes best against premium compacts like Panasonic LX7, Olympus XZ-2, Samung's own EX2, Pentax MX1-what with the much larger sensor.

Adapter should be $50-OR LESS. Anyone buying will be invested in NX system. Why punish your early adopters.

Let's hope Samsung actually cares enough to test this new camera thoroughly. The EX2F was very well designed but hampered by the buggiest firmware I have ever seen in a camera and as per Samsung's MO, they never fixed many of the major bugs. They simply move on to the next model.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Käfer von hinten in the The original Volkwagen Beetle challenge (1 comment in total)

Oooh... the split-window! Any bug enthusiast knows this window well. I had a 65 and like most lusted after these rare early models.

Very nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 1st comment

Great shots. Nice DOF. Of course the shots certainly benefit from a very pretty model with an infectious, natural smile and yes... those blue eyes.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 18:35 UTC as 1st comment
On 3 smartphone apps for capturing time lapse video post (20 comments in total)
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SRT201: The apps are cool and the bridge lighting is amazing.

It is amusing that this bridge display is in the state most active in it's quest to save it's citizens from themselves. CA police practically have carte-blanche ticketing "distracted" drivers. They clearly hadn't considered the "public good" when designing such a distracting bridge lighting system. :-)

PS - The Pentax K-01 has these time-lapse features built right in if you want some high quality time lapse videos.

What about drivers on other nearby roads? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
On 3 smartphone apps for capturing time lapse video post (20 comments in total)

The apps are cool and the bridge lighting is amazing.

It is amusing that this bridge display is in the state most active in it's quest to save it's citizens from themselves. CA police practically have carte-blanche ticketing "distracted" drivers. They clearly hadn't considered the "public good" when designing such a distracting bridge lighting system. :-)

PS - The Pentax K-01 has these time-lapse features built right in if you want some high quality time lapse videos.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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Roland Karlsson: Seems like it triggers lots of feelings. Maybe its art after all :)

But no --- this is (as many have said) just annoying.

Breaking wind in an elevator will get reactions as well. Hmm... Art also?

:-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 14:58 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Anyone who refers to Africa as the "Dark Continent" doesn't care who they offend. It doesn't even matter that it isn't a racial slur. The people who don't know what it refers to could misconstrue it that way.

Only bad things can happen by referring to it as the "Dark Continent". No one is going to say "I should buy their lenses because they used antiquated terms in their advertising". However, some people might be offended by that term if they don't know what it means.

Those who actually understand the phrase shouldn't care who gets offended through ignorance.

Thanks for the perfect example of the PC thinking.

In a rational world it is the individual who is responsible for understanding the media they consume and how they react to it! Yes... people are responsible for their emotions. Thus the existence of the term "self control". Responsible people understand why they should not make mole hills into mountains.

Political correctness would have it the other way. Everyone should be constantly weighing everything they do and say modifying their behaviors and language to avoid any possibility of "hurt feelings" as though that were the equivalent of a crime.

It should be self evident why that view leads to the death of personal responsibility and rational discourse. It's generally accepted that... that is not a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:44 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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Templer: WOW! Quite shocked and saddened at the percentage of posters that are actually slamming Eggleston's work. This is a "Photography" site after-all. You would assume (I know, bad word) that maybe those that are serious about the craft of...ah hemm....Photography.... would maybe know something about the history? Eggleston is after all credited as being one of the founding fathers of contemporary color....wait for it....PHOTOGRAPHY. His body of work is extensive, consistent and highly regarded by anybody that knows anything about..PHOTOGRAPHY. He was probably photographing tricycles before most of you naysayers could ride one. His prints cost big money because he was doing his thing, his way when nobody else was. If I had the money like Sobel I would love to own an original. Some here would probably
take the money and go on a Walmart shopping spree. Better yet grab a D800 and some ND filters and go shoot a waterfall in the forest...and make sure it's centered.

He may be a great photographer but that doesn't mean all his photographs were monumental achievements in art. The hero worship that goes on in the art world tends to reevaluate any product of an established artist even if that work was produced long before the artist rose to prominence or even to the point of skillful execution in their medium. It's an interesting snapshot but IMO little more. The fawning evaluation I linked to below is simply an absurd example of this hero worship.

A similar photo posted on any photo forum, lacking association with a famous artist, would be dismissed for any number of reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:23 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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SRT201: Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!

It looks like he was kidding around and went for a giant tricycle effect.

I'm sure there are those who spend hours analyzing how the photo presents a deep and insightful commentary on Western society. :-)

Just for grins I looked for such an over-analysis. Here it is... :-)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/William-Egglestons-Big-Wheels.html?c=y&page=1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:36 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!

It looks like he was kidding around and went for a giant tricycle effect.

I'm sure there are those who spend hours analyzing how the photo presents a deep and insightful commentary on Western society. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

Ugh...

The term "Dark Continent" came about when little was known of this far away place called Africa. It had nothing to do with skin color. To the average European it was a land shrouded in mystery and full of dangerous beasts. I'm sure the frequently combined terms dark and mysterious are familiar to many of those wringing their hands over the "insensitivity" of the ad. "Dark and mysterious" is no reference to skin color either. If you think it is you may want to put your own racism in check.

This sort of PC idiocy is laughable but dangerous as well. Instead of being ignored as it should be societies actually enact laws based on garbage like this. Those who hold dearly to PC ideals happily construct walls around themselves and others. They are eager to dilute basic freedoms like speech while doing something that makes them feel warm inside.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:03 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies

Yes... hunting endangered species in Africa is not a good thing but THIS has little to do with that. Nikon's scope ad will not cause any uptick in the number of people going on "dangerous" game safaris.

This is just more pathetic, bed-wetting, political correctness run amok. Oh my somebody feels bad... enact a law, ban something!

Wake up!

Nikon can word their ad copy any way they choose. You have the right to be offended. Don't buy the scopes. We don't need any new laws to deal with offensive rifle scope ads.

PS - I love wildlife and I'm not a hunter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 20:45 UTC as 119th comment
On Facebook may launch its own Android OS on HTC post (1 comment in total)

Translation...

"Since YOU are the unwitting product we sell, we would really like to be able to monitor ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you do with your phone so we can analyze and monetize every minute detail of your life! In pursuit of this (horrible) dream we've developed our own Facebook version of Android that will limit your control of your information just the way we want it to! We might even remove the Settings app entirely!"

IF this turns out to be a Facebook phone...
What sort of an idiot would you have to be to allow the inherently untrustworthy Facebook access to, not just an app, but the entire OS of your phone?

I imagine people are already attempting to pre-order.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 4th comment
On Last tree for next 50km in the The Lonely Tree challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot. Where is that? Looks like Mars. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 1st comment

They already make an 8mm fisheye that outclasses the major brands. Let's hope this one is made with the same attention to IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 18:28 UTC as 52nd comment
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garyknrd: God I hope this is a turning point for Pentax Ricoh. I still have a couple of good lenses for Pentax mount. First the K-5 fiasco then this.
Now waiting on the next mind numbing offering from Pentax. I have my fingers crossed.

Oh my... another "fiasco'. I only hope there are a few buyers still interested in Nikon after they are all driven away by this.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/2/22/Nikon-issues-service-advisory-for-D600

Sarcasm aside, what brand doesn't have it's share of issues? Complex devices with inevitable problems. The K-5 was no more a fiasco than the D800 or D600.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 20:32 UTC
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garyknrd: God I hope this is a turning point for Pentax Ricoh. I still have a couple of good lenses for Pentax mount. First the K-5 fiasco then this.
Now waiting on the next mind numbing offering from Pentax. I have my fingers crossed.

What are you talking about? It's a highly regarded camera from professional circles on down to users. Perfect? No.

"turned all photographers away from Pentax".
"K-5 was a failure all around."
Do silly comments like that make you feel better about your system?

While this thread is about the K-01 you chose to bring in the K-5 and invent your own "fiasco". Nikon certainly has their share of missteps or do you consider them fiasco-free?. What about the "D800 fiasco" while we're talking about being fan club members?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
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marike6: People seem to love to make fun of this camera, but it's actually an extremely capable shooter, and has better IQ than most of the mirrorless cameras on the market.

The design is not for everybody, but anytime you get the urge to snicker at a K-01, perhaps go on Flickr and browse some images from it. I'm guessing if you do see it's output, you'll start thinking about it's quirky looks and how it might not be so bad after all.

It has better IQ than most of the DSLR's on the market!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
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Nikon007: It looks like a plastic toy camera. I'm sure it's capable but I wouldn't buy it.

I agree it looks different but it feels rock solid unlike so many entry to mid-grade nikons and canons that really do cheap-out on build. You really have to handle it to appreciate it. It is amazingly well built.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
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raztec: Good riddance! And let this be a lesson to the idiot marketers who've got no aesthetic sense. That includes the Nikon 1 system and Canon's M.

Instead of squandering money on this pile of crap, how about Pentax putting their money into developing a FF, rangefinder style camera? Heck even make it manual focus and allow people to use all those old excellent Pentax lenses.

Any manufacturers other than Fuji out there listening? Give photographers what they really want and we'll reward you big time. Continue to chase the highest profit margins and let your marketers lead your company and we'll punish you big time.

Really... you think a manual focus body would sell? That would be an even bigger mistake than any made in the K-01 design. You can only sell that kind of silliness to prancing Leica elitists. Everybody else knows that having AF on a camera is a basic function these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
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