JustDavid

JustDavid

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Thank you for the update and added credit to Ricoh. Tried to delete my original comment, but couldn't find the way, perhaps because it had replies.
May everyone affected find they lost pictures and memories.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:49 UTC as 8th comment
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JustDavid: Maybe just a little fanboy rant, but looks like it's written to mask the fact that it was a Ricoh project from the start.. Ricoh is mentioned as if by accident they gave premises and volunteers in the middle of the article. I know the purpose of the project is more important, but I think they deserve a little more credit than that.
But nevertheless, thank you for covering it.

@KL Matt. I have put the link on the Feedback forum as suggestion, emailed it as suggestion to the staff and Damien spotted it in one of my comments to another news item (a little cheesy, I admit). That's how they got the idea. How they got the actual data you'd have to ask DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:39 UTC

Maybe just a little fanboy rant, but looks like it's written to mask the fact that it was a Ricoh project from the start.. Ricoh is mentioned as if by accident they gave premises and volunteers in the middle of the article. I know the purpose of the project is more important, but I think they deserve a little more credit than that.
But nevertheless, thank you for covering it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:13 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)

Hi DPR, is this going to be a regular news item when something like it happens accross the manufacturers? That would be really useful. Especially if based on some proactive market sampling rather than random PR Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:40 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (320 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: OK, I own only Nikons, and even I am beginning to wonder where the Pentax/Ricoh reviews are. But I understand that there are too many cameras and not enough reviewers. So we'll all just hang in here.... There's a 50/50 chance that the sun will come up tomorrow even though the whatever Pentax has not yet had its time in the limelight.

though @Barney, at least a preview of the K-S2 would be in order if you mention it as a competitor?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:43 UTC
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Mike FL: Ricoh's biggest achievement of 2014.

http://petapixel.com/2014/12/11/best-worst-cameras-lenses-2014-according-camera-store/

It is not easy to getting there, getting that above, that far...

YES?

I see you're on a mission. Well, everybody has own reasons. For some of them people get banned... just sayin'

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
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Mike FL: "full-frame DSLR may have 'something extra built-in'"

What's the 'something extra built-in'?

- Good = IBIS
- Ugly = Disco LED lights

BTW: Pentax K-S1 is the most tasteless camera we ever see.

Disco LED lights. What a shame.

Most of the mfc are trying to make a $500 camera looks like a $1000 camera while Ricoh asked Pentax to make a $500 looks like a $250 camera.

Now what? 'something extra built-in'?

@Mike FL, either your generalisation is based on some personal bias against colourful cameras and LED lights or you simply go with the reviewer crowd and consider these features to be fault. Well, let me tell you, that most Japanese don't think so.
But the biggest issue I see with your comments is that you simply ignore the range of products that Ricoh is offering and wrap their offering into your vision of LEDs and colorful Qs.
Open your eyes, go test K-3 or 645Z... And stop thinking that you are the only person in the world with THE TASTE

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:48 UTC
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Mike FL: "full-frame DSLR may have 'something extra built-in'"

What's the 'something extra built-in'?

- Good = IBIS
- Ugly = Disco LED lights

BTW: Pentax K-S1 is the most tasteless camera we ever see.

Disco LED lights. What a shame.

Most of the mfc are trying to make a $500 camera looks like a $1000 camera while Ricoh asked Pentax to make a $500 looks like a $250 camera.

Now what? 'something extra built-in'?

Mike, have you held the camera and switched the LEDs off? Or are you just repeating somebody else's taste??

BTW I see much more hideous cameras in the ranks of other manufacturers :) but I won't name which is the 'most tasteless' because taste is extremely personal thing

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 07:38 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Sadly it's noise is still going to be far higher than in Canon & Nikon + Sony, wish it weren't so but they always are more behind than even Canon and that's saying something.

@ThatCamFan - man, either you've confused a cam that you wanted to comment on or you like making a fool of youself...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:19 UTC

Common, Pentax folks, relax! :)
Yes, it's bad seeing basic data about Pentax cameras wrong on the introduction (but it happens to other brands too)...
Yes, it's bad to see K-3 review arrive very late in spite of the innovations and improvements it brings to the APS-C land...
Yes, it's curious to find random ommisions of Pentax news from major exhibition aggregator links...
But could these notes of 'blinking lights' and 'MZ-D waiting' be just an honest attempt by the DPR staff to engage in friendly and down to earth conversation with us? Something like 'look guys, we know your history and your problems' hidden message? After all, we had been talking about both of topics endlessly in our Pentax communities...
So should we not just man up and offer DPR staff some help rather than reject everything they do? I am sure they would deliver the review of our cameras much more likely and timely...

PS: I may just be so compassionate because I am laying with a flu :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 11:15 UTC as 14th comment
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MLP120: Saw this on cameraegg and don't know if it is reliable or not but if so, it sure sounds good.

Pentax Full Frame rumored specs:
TYPE : Digital SLR Camera
SENSOR : 36 Megapixel CMOS Full frame without lowpass filter
FRAME: Pentax KAF3 with stainless steel bayonet
SYSTEM APPROACH : SAFOX XI with phase detection with 27 pts (25 in cross and 3 of f2.8 )
VISOR : pentaprism Coverage: 100 % LCD
DISPLAY: 3.2 “TFT swing
EMBEDDED FLASH : No
EXTERNAL FLASH : Zapada (P- TTL ) high-speed sync and wireless compatible with Pentax flashes – take X -sync
STORAGE : 2 SDXC
STABILIZATION : Sensor system with reduced movement and rotation compensation system ( 3.5EV TBD)
MEASURING SYSTEM LIGHT : TTL using a 86000 pixels RGB sensor
ISO Sensitivity : 100-102,400

Sounds like a lot of guess work based on what Pentax has already delivered. I think we may be up for a much more impressive surprise... just guessing though

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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mr.izo: main question with this two new models (and for all old ones for years now) is:
what do they do with sensor technology in terms of color fidelity etc (i never like it too much, if i'm honest) and most importantly, with option tu pull dark areas out (where we now sony sensor do shine). i don't care much about all other things, but that i do and that is only reason i'm flirting with sony/nikon models for some time now (and i know a lot of others are doing same, if they didn't already jump to the other side).

you should start flirting with Pentax now as well :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: In it is not to compete with D810, it is to compete with MF for a much cheaper price. I think they are targeting MF segment with this camera, no 5D MKIII od Nikon D810 users. Pretty sure.

targetting MF with the (to be expected) dynamic range? MF guys are very very demanding, let's see how they feel about it

Besides, as said above, diffraction is going to kick in much much sooner than on MF cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Lea5: Interesting news from Canon. Seems to me this is a great camera for studio use. And hey it is a bargain for a price of just 3899!! I will check this camera for a day or two and if fine I'll get one to my other cameras. I still have a few Canon lenses. 50MP for that price is fantastic to me and my customers. Of course hobby shooters will call this a fail and whine like always :)

@Zerg2905 - but it's specifically aimed at studio work and tripod work which is currently the MF territory, am I right?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Lea5: Interesting news from Canon. Seems to me this is a great camera for studio use. And hey it is a bargain for a price of just 3899!! I will check this camera for a day or two and if fine I'll get one to my other cameras. I still have a few Canon lenses. 50MP for that price is fantastic to me and my customers. Of course hobby shooters will call this a fail and whine like always :)

@GlobalGuyUSA - except the only thing that currently links it with Medium Format is the resolution. Do you really assume that the sensor output will match that of 645Z?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:51 UTC
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Anastigmat: Better late than never. For a long time and for unknown reasons, there are people in charge within Pentax who refused to release a full frame. Many long time Pentax fans have therefore left Pentax and purchased either Canon, Nikon or even Sony full frames. I think Pentax finally have to release a FF because the market is headed that way. FF prices have collapsed recently. The prices of the Canon 6D and Nikon D610 had been slashed, so that they cost less than the Canon 7DMKII. That in turn means APS-C model prices have to be lowered, so that they are less profitable, and so that any SLR manufacturer simply cannot ignore the FF market any more. It is good news not only for the Pentax brand, because it would be extinct without a FF soon, but also good news for DSLR cameras since more choices and competition means more innovation and lower prices.

Definitely welcome news.

@Anastigmat - have you seen Pentax marketshare and deducted the FF marketshare from that marketshare and compared it to production costs?? Is that the revenue you are talking about?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
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Sdaniella: so, will Pentax finally (catch up to others and) offer full-time Exposure Simulation LV ... still missing on their dcams/dSLRs/MedFmt dcams to date (2015 Feb)? ...

so will Canon, Nikon etc catch up with IBIS, weather sealing, switchable low pass simulation, TaV mode, astro-tracker function etc... ? :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:41 UTC
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Anastigmat: Better late than never. For a long time and for unknown reasons, there are people in charge within Pentax who refused to release a full frame. Many long time Pentax fans have therefore left Pentax and purchased either Canon, Nikon or even Sony full frames. I think Pentax finally have to release a FF because the market is headed that way. FF prices have collapsed recently. The prices of the Canon 6D and Nikon D610 had been slashed, so that they cost less than the Canon 7DMKII. That in turn means APS-C model prices have to be lowered, so that they are less profitable, and so that any SLR manufacturer simply cannot ignore the FF market any more. It is good news not only for the Pentax brand, because it would be extinct without a FF soon, but also good news for DSLR cameras since more choices and competition means more innovation and lower prices.

Definitely welcome news.

@Anastigmat, please, refused??? If you were given the budget Pentax (under whomever ownership) had and released FF, you'd be either in prison or on benefits by now... And the brand would not exist anymore. Think business and not emotions

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:38 UTC
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turvyT: Wow! I don't use Pentax, but interesting to see the reference to the 2001 FF concept camera at the end of this piece of news. Some things never change. Once and again, the same old irony, the same old subdued bashing against Ricoh/Pentax from Dpreview.

hands on for the MZ-D, just to remember those times :) http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2734370763/pentaxdigitalslr

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:45 UTC
On Promote Control extends support to Pentax 645Z article (9 comments in total)

the Z is getting bigger every day... unlike my budget :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 06:49 UTC as 5th comment
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