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

The Pentax K-1 should be included in both this round-up as well as the Full Frame sub $2000 round up.

It competes on features here and destroys on price in both.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 41st comment
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Androole: I really wish this camera had a touchscreen. I'd happily pay any price premium they would put on to get that invaluable feature.

It's easy to say that, though, because that one omission aside, this camera represents such ludicrously good value for money. It sounds slightly hyperbolic, but I'm not sure we've ever seen a better deal in term of features and quality per dollar in the history of digital photography.

Just project the screen on your photo and poke away! :D

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Does the shutter fire four times in the pixel shift mode? Did you notice shutter shock related to that? Does the electronic shutter work in this mode?

Also since it takes four exposures per image to complete the shift, the effective ISO is four times lower than for a single exposure. I wonder if Pentax reporting ISO per image (i.e. full exposure) or per individual shift. Or do they instead report shutter speeds per full capture or per single shift?

Correct - PS automatically incorporates the use of an electronic shutter.

Just like Pentax automatically forces the camera to use mirror lock up when the 2s timer is selected.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)

Bravo, DPR.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 55th comment
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Jonathan Brady: I posted this in a thread and thought I'd paste it here...
"cgarcia" on the Fred Miranda forums did some testing and concluded that the 80D should provide a base ISO DR of 13.2 stops based on DxO's methodology. In comparison, here's a look at well known APSC cameras from other manufacturers (all data except for the 80D numbers from DxO's website) as well as some in Canon's current lineup...

Nikon D7200 = 14.6 stops
Nikon D5500 = 14 stops
Samsung NX500 = 13.9 stops
Sony A77II = 13.4 stops
Canon 80D = 13.2 stops
Samsung NX1 = 13.2 stops
Sony A6000 = 13.1 stops
Nikon D3300 = 12.8 stops
Samsung NX 300 = 12.7 stops
Canon 750D/T6i = 12 stops
Canon 7D Mark II = 11.8 stops
Canon 70D = 11.6 stops
So, we can see that compared to the best from Nikon, Samsung, and Sony; Canon is still lagging behind in DR with their first generation of on-sensor ADC cameras. However, it's not a dramatic difference with the exception of the D7200.

@Gesture - right there between the D5XXX and D7200.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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audiobomber: Hopefully the K-3 II review will be written by Dan Bracaglia and Rishi Sanyal. They did a great job on the A77 II review, especially the focus testing. The K-3 was sabotaged by all the wrong settings for the AF-C test.

Hey DPR here's a thought - test cameras side by side using equivalent lenses. In the next review I was to see the 7DII vs D7200 vs K-3 II all mounted with their equivalent 70-200's and then done again with a Sigma 70-200, the latter of which would be the exact same lens on all cameras.

Until you do so, your reviews will continue to be the opposite of thorough.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
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Bev81 from France: Just missing HSS...

With P-TTL it should definitely have HSS. The only issue is that it won't be powerful enough to have much of an effect.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Army Green but by the look of that plastic body it doesn't look to be built like a tank.

That first impression does count - that's why if you ever pick up a Pentax DSLR you'll look back at the ergonomics and built quality of your Canikon with disgust.

As a Pentaxian, I admit that the hard part is getting one in your hands before taking the leap of faith and just ordering one. Pentax makes better products, there's no question. But no one knows about them :/

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)
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22codfish: None of the new CaNikons still don't have an ATV shooting mode.

AF Point illum has been there for many years.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: FF: fov - Rectilinear ultra wideangle (not WA 'fisheye')
11-24mm F4L USM

APS-H: 1.3x (Canon)
14.3-31.2mm eq.fov

APS-C: 1.5x (Others)
16.5-36mm eq.fov

APS-C: 1.6x (Canon)
17.6-38.4mm eq.fov

Metabones Speedbooster: EF-to-SonyE (1.5x 0.71x)
11.7-25.6mm F4.3 eq.fov

22-48mm eq.fov

easily covers my favorite 24mm eq.fov across many system sizes

Ugh....is it really that hard to math?

You went the wrong direction by multiplying the crop factor when it should have been divided.

i.e. for normal APS-C (not canon, but the 1.5x crop), it's actually ~ 7.5-16mm, not 16.5-36mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
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tkbslc: What will be the competitive advantage that makes one pick a Pentax FF vs the other existing players? They need to do something moderately unique to stand out. They can't take on Canon and Nikon with a me-too DSLR system. Didn't work for APS-C and it won't for FF.

How about a FF DSLR with in-body image stabilization?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 23:26 UTC
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Ayoh: A small, cheap DC motor on $2500 lenses? no thanks, especially when ALL the competition have fast ring ultrasonic motors

You know the HD 560 super tele is DC right? And it's AF is blazing fast.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 23:24 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: "The Pentax K range has clear gaps for the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3-type lens other manufacturers have found so popular"
They had an 18-250, replaced by a 18-270, and the Sigma 18-250 is still available. Where's the "clear gap", DPReview?

Where's the "clear gap", DPReview?

DPR's bias towards Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (467 comments in total)

ahahahahahahaha recommend the D7100 over the K-3.


Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 40th comment | 8 replies
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
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mgblack74: Pentax users, I am sorry for you.

Yea don't be - I couldn't be prouder of my Pentax gear and what I produce with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)
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Twong: If it had WR, I'd buy it in a heart beat as replacement for K-5 IIs and K-01.

I also am disappointed by the lack of WR :(

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 12:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)
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ambercool: OMG I want this!!

Any further questions, naysayers? ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 23:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)
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steelhead3: That OVF viewfinder sure has good specs compared to any competition.

It's a 100% pentaPRISM.

Canon and Nikon have no competition for this except for their top end DSLR's.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On article Quick Review: Zenfolio's Photographer Central (16 comments in total)

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Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 4th comment
On article Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition (166 comments in total)
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Madaboutpix: Having shot my K-7 for nearly five years now (without a single malfunction), a couple of days ago I finally ordered a standard K-3 to replace it. Given that I passed by the K-5 and K-5 IIs, I'm fairly confident that I will see some improvement over my old camera. And I don't feel cheated now just because Ricoh has come up with this Prestige Edition. When I'm out and about shooting, I usually try to blend in, rather than draw attention to myself. After all, I want people to act naturally, almost as if I wasn't there.

Still, this is clever marketing on Ricoh's side: You get into the news, you may interest some more people for a serious camera who appreciate the good looks, and then may grow to love it for what it is capable of as a photographic tool. At this price point it cannot even be dismissed as rip-off, and I agree that the gunmetal-grey styling bespeaks some taste.

I really do believe the negative hype is overblown. But, humans are irrational beings :(

I have bought LOTS used and even a refurbished here and there. No issues. Sometimes used lenses can be great deals - premium lens that someone decides they just don't use as much as they thought they would - almost brand new for much cheaper.

And so a military brat of the German variety :) I really do miss it and can't wait to return. Hence why I made sure to import a small piece of Germany (and the in-laws in two weeks!) :D

And thank you for the compliments!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
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