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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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 (2267 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 (2267 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 (2267 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 (2267 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 (7 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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Plastek: "that the company says will feature a CMOS sensor" - Pentax still makes a deal out of that? lol

"Large diameter telephoto zoom lens" - oh, they apparently make a deal out of "large diameter" too... o_O

except the 'large diameter' is widely accepted to be a tentative name for full frame...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
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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
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