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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Retzius: Sigma makes a 17-70 2.8-4 Macro HSM in Pentax mount for $499...

iudex: I think the problem is, that as long as you have your buying currency weak against yen, you will pay more... yen pre-crisis was pretty cheap, then there was a huge jump in it's value and huge slump in value of USD as well as EUR or GBP... lens prices went up as soon as old stock was sold. This was global and no brand was spared of it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
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Retzius: Sigma makes a 17-70 2.8-4 Macro HSM in Pentax mount for $499...

iudex, untill we know the optical performance, all your truths and advices are just wild guesses. And as the lens prices depend on exchange rate more than anything else you may hope that the end of quantitative easing will bring you stronger dollar and cheaper glass

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Shamefully, almost no-one seems to care about the sensor and image quality. From the official samples, this camera delivers amazing images. But, based on the Photokina poll, dpr will do this cam a review in 2045

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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peevee1: What's next after Ricoh will make after the Flu card - Tuberculosis card, Ebola card, AIDS card? ;)
Sorry, couldn't resist.

well, you could at least read a bit to find out that it is not made by Ricoh, for the starters...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 22:03 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: They should give these as a bonus when someone buys other Pentax/Ricoh products.

That would be very disrespectful to other brand owners :p

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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Eugene232: don't understand success of Q system in Asia,
perhaps because it is very small?

it's also a joy to use and take pictures with it... perhaps it matters there more than here...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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JustDavid: is this still a review update or a part of direct advertising? 4 articles and one huge banner for one camera on front page in one day? this will surely break the record of Sony RX100 III :)

@Rob, I care because I have an opinion. And comments are the place where I'd expect people to voice their opinion and discuss it. So thank you for your input. I don't consider people who have other or no opinion 'less clever, unwashed masses'. Although one version of a classic phrase says 'I have opinion thus I am alive' :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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JustDavid: is this still a review update or a part of direct advertising? 4 articles and one huge banner for one camera on front page in one day? this will surely break the record of Sony RX100 III :)

my point is more around the fact that the info is split into 4 articles in the same day... wouldn't it be better to run is as a sort of blog feature with links to all new findings? this would save a little space on the front page and keep things together in one source... news blogs are standard and solid tools used by a lot of media today...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

is this still a review update or a part of direct advertising? 4 articles and one huge banner for one camera on front page in one day? this will surely break the record of Sony RX100 III :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:16 UTC as 29th comment | 9 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Seriously, how much is Sony paying you (DPreview) to do these daily infomercials on the RX100III?? What's tomorrow's preview infomercial? A look at the sony battery, charger and neck strap?

@iudex: with all due respect, there has never been a camera that generated 5 review update articles in 10 days. Since it is still on the top, it is easily the most visited. Granted, there are loads of fans ot this camera, but the buzz in the comments is mainly because of the unusually high coverage by Dpreview

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 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 (496 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 (496 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 (496 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 (336 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 article (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 article (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 article (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
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