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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On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z news story (147 comments in total)
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pitaw: Articulating monitor or fixed ???...seems there's a conflicting report.

Love to see some samples soon.

samples here:
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/645z/ex/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 07:47 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (444 comments in total)
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Keith Reeder: Zvonimir,

you've made that ALL up.

I think this is what you're looking for
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3100452

And here is a link to the original PDF of the test:
http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedia/editorial/labo/reflex_2012.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 21:28 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (444 comments in total)
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Heie2: 83%...

70D - 83%
D7100 - 85%

Pentax K-3.....same score as 70D and inferior to D7100...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0qsi1z4Fi8

I kind of expected it since they 'discounted' the anti-aliasing feature in the middle of the review process... I think the feature should be marked higher simply because it is the first and only of its kind and it works well. The fact that DPR couldn't create enough scenarios for a Moire to kick in doesn't mean that the feature is worse or worth less points

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (444 comments in total)
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Retzius: I can't believe you ended the review with this:

"It's not a camera to change systems for, but it's well worth upgrading to, and good enough to make the Pentax system worth considering if you have no existing commitments."

In effect, you are bluntly saying "don't buy this camera if you are a Nikon or Canon user."

Nikon and Canon will be happy now :)

agreed, this is very very unfair... so someone with a beginner Canon and a set lense should see no improvement in changing to K-3?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (286 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: While not a Pentax user, I do agree how DPR is bordering to WTF as to why they take to spend (and waste) a lot of time on Canikon even on extremely insignificant model upgrades and ignores celebrated cameras like Pentax K3 whose combination of features are quite unique and leading in its class.

Shame really, DPR, was there a change in management as to why many feedbacks from your user base seem to be falling on deaf ears?

some of the laughably ignorant comments here are not worth a reply...
Imagine that Apple had to go through the same DPR prioritization years ago when Nokia ruled the world. iPhones etc would be dying breed...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)
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Mazhe: So, no interview with Pentax representatives? Too bad, I would have liked a Q/A session in the same vein of the others...

KL Matt, to be honest, I think what we've seen so far has been partly impacted by the quality of interviewers. E.g. the PF interview was very poorly prepared, did not contain any difficult questions or any clever questions that could actually reveal something. Every interview is about the respect of both sides as well as relationship of both sides. I believe well structured interview from DP Review would definitely bring some new hints to the community and some visibility of the brand too. Unfortunately, even interviews seem to be based on the number of clicks that each company receives. Now, if you don't post about the company and leave links to reviews dead, it is hard to see any clicks coming. But that's another matter

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 12:03 UTC
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xmeda: Pentax 645DII will arrive with no mercy :D

viktoriskra and davidevans1: is this your personal experience or are you just quoting something you have read somewhere? I see 15 lenses available to purchase at http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/c/474/Pentax-645-Mount-Lenses.html . And I see 12 lenses EVER made for H system here http://www.hasselblad.co.uk/products/lenses-and-accessories/h-system-lenses.aspx which are also on average twice the price of Pentax.
Has one of you actually bought and used the 645D yourselves? If so, can you point any quality issues to suggest the price difference?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show news story (33 comments in total)
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Jon Ragnarsson: Why doesn't Pentax make a mirrorless 645? That would be a truly unique camera and sure to make a few heads turn.

Because there isn't anything in the EVF land even close to the MF viewfinder... one needs to look through it to know why

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show news story (33 comments in total)
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JustDavid: So there was a first to be seen 645D 2014, first to be seen 1.4x TC, first to be seen MF wideangle zoom lens... but Ricoh/Pentax booth seems to have gone invisible while DPR staff toured the halls... at least judging from no stand report and no inclusion in highlights... but then, of course, it can't be a highlight if it wasn't reviewed on DPR... :)

Thanks for the quick reply and added slide, Barney. And well done for covering the whole show on your own!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show news story (33 comments in total)

So there was a first to be seen 645D 2014, first to be seen 1.4x TC, first to be seen MF wideangle zoom lens... but Ricoh/Pentax booth seems to have gone invisible while DPR staff toured the halls... at least judging from no stand report and no inclusion in highlights... but then, of course, it can't be a highlight if it wasn't reviewed on DPR... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples news story (144 comments in total)
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iliasb: Everyone seems to love Pentax cameras but very few buy them..

qwertyasdf, aren't you comparing Pentax limiteds with other brand's kit lens by any chance? If you look at like for like price comparison, they'd be on par

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 10:20 UTC

Surprised that you mention color options of K-50 rather than the fact that it has Shake Reduction built in. Also framerate is not mentioned while it is one of the best...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:55 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Coming soon, DPReview LIVE! news story (143 comments in total)
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Timmbits: A bit ironic that SONY has such poor videoconferencing equipment for the video link (for Marc who couldn't be there).

marike6: "Not a single CSC to be found anywhere in the list."

And so you think America and Amazon is the only and representative market of the world? Take look at here: http://bcnranking.jp/category/subcategory_0008.html
This is based on actuall sales, not views or clicks. Japanese market is a whole differrent story.
Now, I am a DSLR chap, but you have to admit that CSCs do sell, be it outside the US.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 06:38 UTC

and the Pentax Q?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:40 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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marike6: Definitely a beautiful lens, jewel-like. But other than newness and small size, I'm not sure why you'd prefer this over the Pentax 16-50 f/2.8 or even better, the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 (a large lens, but probably the sharpest APS-C zoom ever created) or for less money, the Tamron or Sigma 17-50 f/2.8.

But I do like the idea of pairing this 20-40 f/2.8-4 with the K-3 giving you a completely weather sealed, tank-like setup. The British price converts to $1364 making this one of the most expensive APS-C zooms ever created, but like all the DA Limited primes, the casing really is spectacular.

http://www.pentaxwebstore.com/product/45567

$999.95 in the US

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 06:30 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)
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JustDavid: so by refocusing on last week only you are quietly dumping Pentax K-3 and Nikon 610 (the week before) as non-relevant, am I correct? Is it an attempt to balance your service?

ok, fair enough, just found it there... wasn't expecting anything worht interest past the duck tape and series of old photographs...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week news story (98 comments in total)

so by refocusing on last week only you are quietly dumping Pentax K-3 and Nikon 610 (the week before) as non-relevant, am I correct? Is it an attempt to balance your service?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:00 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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gusda9: These people are not original gypsies like I am they are Irish people living in a camp Real gypsys spread from India a thousand years ago They don't even speak the Romani language All of you are very ignorant of the culture of Gypsys We speak a very Distinctive language that is understandable Throughout the world by Other Gypsies Its like seeing any Asian person and saying they are Chinese Really people you need to google stuff up

I have been photographing Gypsies in Slovakia for some time... here is how some of them live... http://www.davidsladek.com/pages/images/gallery/1215757069.jpg
It is true that due to antisocial behaviour of quite a large part of their community the whole society has generalized them as enemies and so have many Gypsies developed "anti white" philosophy which is passed over generations.
Where the biggest problem lies is the reproduction rate which is far higher than other population and in a not distant future will cause major issues for the host economies.
The poorness itself has a big impact on their behaviour but much of it is cultural.
Novels can be writen here, if you'd like to know more of my experience, message me...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 05:41 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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ogl: 560 frames is with 50% flash, 720 frames without flash. Change data.

Needless to say, where you have some 900 pics with K-5, I do 1500 to 2000 during a wedding with constant continuous focusing... of course, no flash on a wedding...

So expect K-3 to be able to do good 1300 to 1500 pics

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 05:49 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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limlh: Nothing is mentioned about the rumored multi-pattern wb. If true, this must be the best feature of the k-3.

Richard, can you, please, add Continuous Drive speed (3 modes) into the specs? and correct battery life? (the one you show is incl 50% flash use)
Thanks :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 05:39 UTC
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