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fakuryu

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On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (155 comments in total)

Now let's wait for the Gold Edition. The last time they released one was for the K10D I think.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 00:54 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1097 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: The D810 is a mid-cycle refresh of a class-leading DSLR with respect to IQ and DR.

I tend to agree with the reviewer that it is unlikely going to entice too many D800/E owners like myself to run out and upgrade to Nikon's latest offering, but any incremental refinement is better than none at all.

Naysayers will diss this D800/E successor (e.g. still no WiFi, GPS, or 4k video, etc.). Mirrorless fans will criticize any DSLR regardless.

For those who appreciate the amazing medium format-like IQ the D810's predecessors are capable of producing in the hands of skilled photographers, I view the tiny improvements in this D810 as welcome additions--however "unexciting" they may be.

Sharpness wise, the D8** series is close but still very very far from MF rendering.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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raztec: I had the RX100II and returned it after not seeing a significant difference in IQ between that and my LX7. And I found the faster and wider lens on the LX7 much more useful.

The RX100III has the better lens than the 100II but I'm still wondering if the image quality will be that much better than the LX7 to warrant an upgrade.

I somewhat agree, the IQ and JPG SOOC from the LX7 is really really good given good light. I guess the main advantage of the 1" sensor of the RX100III against the LX7 is when it comes to low light performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 02:18 UTC
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Frank_BR: If fluorine is so good to repel drops of oil, why Nikon did not use it on the D600 sensor?

Or probably that is what drove them to develop the coating in the first place :)

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (411 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Shoulda been the bronze award...or maybe the balsa wood award. Hate the IQ of this camera.

@HowaboutRAW

So... where are these shots? There is none in your gallery.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)

Is there something wrong with processed photos? Post processing a photo has been always there ever since the dawn of photography in one form and another.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Leica should buy some Fuji lens elements and let their efficient unionized German workers hand assemble the lens to insure it is 3 times the cost of Fuji.

Butt hurt Leica fanboy detected

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:46 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

Simplistic, classical looks, functional, premium build, excellent lenses... Isn't that the Fuji XE2?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 447th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

So what is special about this Leica compared to the rest of the mirrorless market?

IMHO Leica is a special camera as they are able to fit a 135 sensor in something as compact as a rangefinder and in tandem with their excellent FF lenses.

So how does this compare and differentiate itself to Sony, Fuji, Samsung (you can also throw a Pentax K01 in the mix) when it comes to IQ? None really, the competition is so tight it will be hard to differentiate what is what.

So how about the lenses now? Nothing also really since other manufacturers also produce top quality optics on par with any other company. Mostly it is ignorance and badge snobbery.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 02:14 UTC as 497th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: Half of the 'conclusions - cons' can be addressed by firmware updates.

Or expect a D3310 then

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 02:43 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)
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xmeda: 1 cross type AF sensor, horrible viewfinder, painful ergonomics.. = just producing more electronic waste

Where is the Pentax K50/500 full review??

@ Beat Traveller

Taking the Pentax K3 into account, wait for a Pentax 645Z review in about 6 months to a year.

@xmeda

Yeah, it seems like Pentax holds tons of value with their entry level cameras which could be relevant to first time buyers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (546 comments in total)
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NancyP: Well, for the landscape photographer, the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM is a good lightweight choice - weight wise, 6 Canon 40mm equal one Sigma 50 Art, pricewise, 4 and one-half Canon 40mm equal one Sigma 50 Art. I would like one of each, the 50 Art for my bokeh cravings on short-distance trips, and the Canon 40 for those camping trips where I am hiking 10 miles a day with a 35# load. The Zeiss 21mm goes along regardless of weight - I love it to bits, the 800 gram gorilla. I am afraid that I might feel the same about the Sigma Art.

"DStudio, The Canon 40mm pancake is nothing like any of the 15 slightly different Pentax 40mm pancakes. It wipes the floor with them as they are not even playing in the same game. Its like jr. high kids vs a pro team in football."

Yep you are correct, the Canon 40mm is nothing like the 40mm Limited since it is an uninspiring and boring lens. Is Canon even trying?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 14:05 UTC

fstoppers just released a review and a video of some sort and HOLY this lens renders beautifully.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 20:20 UTC as 17th comment
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fakuryu: Matt Granger reviewed the Otus and at f1.4, it is easily the sharpest lens I have ever seen. Even at 100% the eyelashes on his sample was still tack sharp. If this lens could deliver even just 95% of that sharpness at f1.4, this could be best bargain 50mm even at almost US$1000

@Der Steppenwolf

I've already saw it just right after I've seen the DPR announcement. Charts and graphs are nice and all but until I can see actual hands on samples (would it be lovely if somebody posted a RAW file to play with?) or 100% cropped samples like what Matt Granger showed with the Otus, I will not state that this is as good as the Otus. No fanboyism here since I cannot afford any of the two but I'm sure that the Sigma 50mm A will be one hell of a lens especially when they showed what they can do with the 35mm A and the 18-35 f1.8. But so far, the 50mm A is already pointing at that direction.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:57 UTC

Matt Granger reviewed the Otus and at f1.4, it is easily the sharpest lens I have ever seen. Even at 100% the eyelashes on his sample was still tack sharp. If this lens could deliver even just 95% of that sharpness at f1.4, this could be best bargain 50mm even at almost US$1000

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:58 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (501 comments in total)
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SkilakDeZoo: I have forgotten, the cameras have been compared as long as the competition could compete. So, how many brands have waterproof lenses? how many brands have IS? well only Pentax, sorry then it cannot be used as a criterion. I like the statement that Nikon has got so many lenses but how many of them are waterproof? To be honest a camera and say max 5 lenses is everything what is needed, why be bothered with 200?

"Every single one with a gold ring on it and that is plenty. You are making fool of your self."

How many average joes can afford em gold rings?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
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Ex14: I don't know why everyone is so excited over this. Couldn't they have added this capability their A7 and A7R? With the exception of a (as oif right now) claimed Better DR and autofocus, sony's recent blitz of products with seemingly short life cycles is a tad worrying to me.Call me paranoid, but for long are they gonna support their product? And if no, will this trend push other camera makers to follow suit as well.

Don't get me wrong, Thir cameras are fantastic gears Maybe I'm a bit biased to Fuji (being a user) but I really come to expect companies to support existing products more than just throwing a whole boatload of cameras and later on not having enough resource or due to sheer marketing factors to not be able to update firmware or add new features unto existing products.

The Canon 1DC and the Panasonic GH4 are cameras based on existing design that were made to shoot videos in 4k right?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

April fools?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 214th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Donnie G: One of the nice things about being a member of a camera club is that I get a chance to try out camera kits that I am curious about even though I don't own them. Most of our members, including me, own Canon or Nikon, so I get to play with the latest and greatest from those companies all the time. Before last Christmas there was only one Pentax 645D, one Sony A7, and two Sony SLT A77 owners in the club. Sorry, no M4/3s shooters yet. Well, the SLT A77 guys have now both switched to the Pentax K-3, and the 645D shooter has added a K-3 to her kit. That tells me that there is much to like about the Pentax K-3. :)

Faulty AF module what???

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 08:22 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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RolliPoli: Please check a Pentax lens 'road map'. Their range of lenses is one of the best. Pentax has a stunningly good 31mm f1.8 lens. I'm sure you won't be able to tell the difference between its field of view and that of a 35mm lens.
Their 35mm f2.0 is great and there isn't a meaningful difference between its f2.0 and f1.8
As for "cheap" , when it comes to buying lenses, smarter people than I have said that there are just three main features to select from and the photographer can only ever have two of those.
They are: 'Cheap', 'Fast' and 'Sharp' Now, select any two!

@onlooker

Obviously, you don't know much of such lenses and that can be understood but one does not simply compare a Pentax FA Limited to any Canikon prime lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 06:45 UTC
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