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Truly inspiring pictures!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 06:04 UTC as 3rd comment
On Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes article (52 comments in total)

By the same logic you could take a pictures of Times Square a minute, or every 10 seconds, and each and every one will be "original" because there's different people in it (or at least in different positions), other ads, other litter ... NOT.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 8th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (531 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on a Pentax in a shop and it had really noisy autofocus. That was the end of it for me, but are all their lenses missing the ultrasonics of the competition?

No. The standard 18-55mm kit lens has a screwdrive AF which is a bit noisy, plus the "limited" primes. Look for the DC or SWD label on their lenses, they are quiet focusing, e.g. the 18-135mm or 16-85mm lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
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wildkat2: Dollar to a doughnut the two wide end zooms are actually rebadged Tokina lenses. The DA is likely the Tokina 12-28 f/4 and the D-FA is likely the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8

And you know this because ... ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:03 UTC
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Peiasdf: There is a lot of repetition in Pentax's line up. There are 11 primes covering the 30-55mm range, 6 standard zooms from 16mm-50/85/135, etc. I'd imagine Nikon and Canon might be the same but either company sold ten times more cameras than Pentax.

One man's "repetition" is another man's "product differentiation". Where's the problem with having specialized primes in all price ranges and for different formats?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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nowo1978: Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

nicolaie, it makes a lot of sense. Not just considering the upcoming Pentax FF camera, but also on APS-C, for example for star trail/astro photography where a combination of wide angle and large aperture is king, especially since there's no competition for PK mount (there's a Samyang/Walimex 24mm 1.4, but it does not AF).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 06:58 UTC as 48th comment | 7 replies

Beautiful, inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 34th comment

Ricoh-Pentax should learn a lesson from Fuji! Top-notch cameras but where's the tethering software for the K-3?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (467 comments in total)

This is a joke, right? The honorable mention goes to the Sony camera you haven't even finished testing and not the Pentax K-3?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:32 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies

Here's waiting for the first optical tests - if this lens delivers the goods the price tag suggests, it might be a perfect complement to a K-3.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 23rd comment

Inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' article (105 comments in total)

"Trend conscious people" - what a euphemism ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:58 UTC as 14th comment
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WACONimages: Dear Dpreview,

Why, oh why do we always have to click and click before we can read the article or/and review!!??? You read news on the front-page and think, well I'm interested to read this and give it a click! A new page opens and surprise the same announcement as on the front-page shows up! and only after another click you get to the article.

Is it just me who isn't funned of this... I know it is just another click, but don't see why this is needed?

Motion seconded!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 06:06 UTC
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fed2man: When is Windows going to support DNG files? In Explorer in Windows 7 all my DNGs show up as icons only, no thumbnails. Or have I missed an update somewhere? Thx.

A quick google search for "windows 7 dng support" would have pointed you to Adobe's DNG Codec:

You're welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 08:33 UTC
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skyfotos: Bear in mind:
This is a primarily a viewfinder “street camera”.
As such it will very seldom used to photograph burnt out highlights.
Low light wide aperture street photographs will use a higher ISO and background out of focus orbed highlights will consequently be ameliorated.
The essence of the subject matter will never be subservient to background highlights –“orbed” or otherwise.
Scene and landscape photographers should use another camera if orbs offend them and should leave street photographers to enjoy the fantastic X10!

Bear in mind:
This is not a "street photography only" camera, people can use it for whatever style of photography they enjoy, even landscapes and whatnot. If you're happy with your defective piece of equipment, rejoice. Others are not, and rightfully so. If it's defective, it's defective, and for the price tag buyers can expect to use the camera for whatever they want to capture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:19 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

I, for one, am happy that Pentax did not jump on the "let's design a camera that looks like it's 40 years old" bandwagon. The K-01 looks interesting, a little smaller than the K-5 (which itself is a rather smallish camera). It's certainly not a K-5 replacement though, but I welcome the direction Pentax is going with designing a MILC that accepts current and legacy Pentax K-mount lenses without an adapter. If Olympus had only followed the same strategy with their excellent Zuiko lenses!

I'm a bit disappointed that there is no built-in EVF, but remember that it took Olympus several years to come up with such a design (the upcoming E-M5 or OM-D). I'm sure Pentax will deliver an EVF shortly.

Nevertheless, I'm sure interesting times are ahead for all Pentaxians - there's new lenses, new cameras, and the K-01 shows that Ricoh is committed to keeping the brand name alive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 17:35 UTC as 211th comment | 1 reply
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