JustDavid

JustDavid

Lives in United Kingdom Weybridge, United Kingdom
Works as a Webdesigner, Photographer, Graphic Designer
Has a website at http://www.davidsladek.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2006
About me:

My real home town is Strakonice, CZ

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honestly, this is sad from so many angles...

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 179th comment
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Sad Joe: Well, its not the much awaited FF DSLR (name suggestion: ME Super D ? ) that many wanted. Sounds like more digital tricks - nothin to see- move on…

You're right, it's not FF. It's just a message that Ricoh still cares for its APSC users. And a test body for some functions for the FF. So all is good a no need to panic :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:54 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Good to see real innovation, something we have not seen from Canon or Nikon in many years.

@jpino79: I think that may have something to do with the fact that Pentax is not Pentax, nor Hoya anymore. But Ricoh.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:15 UTC
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Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

Jostian, how do you mean nothing to temp them over? Do Canikon have in-body stabilisation? Anti-moire via SR? The same level of weather protection in the class? Astro function in body? Super-resolution? I think the only problem Ricoh has is the proximity to customers in stores and marketing money for shop owners to recommend their cameras... Once you handle it, you know what I am talking about

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
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Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

Jostian, that is purely subjective. In the 20+ years that I have been doing photography with 8 different bodies, I have used the on-board flash on five pictures and that's about 20 years back. So I do not miss it, and I will love using the new options that the camera gives me. I guess that makes it 50-50 between plain stupid and plain genius :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)

Somebody should count the users who use internal flash for wireless trigger and those who will have a great fun using the GPS driven additional functions. My personal opinion is that Ricoh got it right. This was always supposed to be more of a field camera. Now it is the perfect field camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
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Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

have you actually seen the effect of the superresolution feature?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 09:59 UTC

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 (337 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 (2936 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 (2936 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
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