Kawika Nui

Kawika Nui

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Joined on Sep 16, 2010
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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (504 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on a Pentax in a shop and it had really noisy autofocus. That was the end of it for me, but are all their lenses missing the ultrasonics of the competition?

Gee, Cane,
"How you look a plastic blob from Canikon and that excites you is beyond me."

Did you take the wrong meds or something? No need to sound like such a b**ch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (504 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: I might have missed it in the announcement, but is Pentax tracking down K-3 users and removing the built-in flash? And are they no longer selling the K-3 with a built in flash? From how so many people on here are crying, you would think so.

If you need a pop-up, you can buy and/or keep the K-3. If you only occasionally need GPS, then you can buy the ad-on. But if GPS is your priority then you can get the K-3 II.

Seems to me like a smart move for Pentax to give people the option. Especially since a lot of their customers choose Pentax for outdoors/adventurous cameras due to their small size, WR bodies/lenses, and excellent image quality. So having a camera with GPS that caters to those people (who probably rarely need pop-up when shooting landscapes) is a great option.

Gee, Cane,
Your point is quite good but you rather ruined it by coming across like a snotty troll.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (504 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I hope the best for this camera, now is this the FF Pentax they promised 15 years ago? BTW it looks like a Nikon indeed.

"is this the FF Pentax they promised 15 years ago? "
As anyone with the ability to read simple English would know from reading the introduction to the article (or even from reading the name of the camera): no, it obviously is not.
What's your point (if any?)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (504 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I hope the best for this camera, now is this the FF Pentax they promised 15 years ago? BTW it looks like a Nikon indeed.

"it looks like a Nikon"
And your point is...?
Most cameras look pretty much like other cameras. Form should follow function.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (744 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Looking at results, the camera is junk, and the formayt is junk: focus is no better than full-frame or APS-C and if you look at the samples the grain is huge on the sports shots and degrades portraits completely at 800, and here I'm talking about reworked from RAW jpegs, by Dpreview.

At lower ISOs OK, fine, but frankly when there is just so much more leeway and resolution available at the same price in other formats elsewhere, I feel that m4/3rds customers of all brands are being cheated out of their own photography, the image quality is so poor.

Thankyou to Dpreview for helping me avoid the format completely!

"focus is no better than full-frame or APS-C"
And your point is?

"I feel that m4/3rds customers of all brands are being cheated out of their own photography"
Have you ever actually taken a picture or shot video with MFT? If not, what you "feel" is utterly irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (744 comments in total)
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rfstudio: ehhhh find better deal somewhere else, over priced, small image sensor, you got better deal with sony or canon

"better deal somewhere else"
Just wait 6 months or so and get it cheap. The excellent Panny Gx7 ended up selling for half the original price within a year.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:24 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (229 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Maverick:
If you're a GH user looking for a new camera, and if 4K isn't a "must have," check out the GX7. I like mine so much I sold my GH3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:16 UTC
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Rod McD: A 1" sensor, an add-on EVF and a super-zoom??? This is a different line of camera from the G1X's. I'm still using the original 1.5" sensor G1X with its crappy OVF, slow between shot times and great IQ (at modest ISOs). I'll upgrade it one of these years with a suitable replacement. ATM, the LX100 would be leading the race. However, a BUILT-IN high grade EVF is an absolute requirement. I simply don't want an expensive, external, add-on EVF that blocks the flash shoe in use and gets left at home, lost or whatever. An egregiously bad idea. Please give us a complete camera.

chillgreg,
You beat me to it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
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Vignes: not sure what's the issue with EVF. Oly pen series doesn't have one and people were happy to buy the VF2/3/4 EVF and using it for years. until EM5 come but then they omitted built in flash. Compact is compact plus cost is cost. Sony was smart to include a sub par 1.4M EVF in a6000 but after using 2.3M EVF, the 1.4 looks sub far. Serious photographers who wants EVF definitely wants the best. so either buy a body which has the best EVF or buy a good optional EVF.

Some people were happy to buy them, but a lot of people weren't. People buy a lot of stuff, including PopTarts, but that doesn't have much to do with maximum utility or quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
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Smack53: What's next, no LCD to save money? Just point the camera in the general direction and let it decide what you wanted a photo of!!
Seriously though, I agree with so many others that trying to get a decent photo at longer zooms (over 100mm) can be a challenge with outstretched arms. If I'm paying as much for one of these cameras I want some kind of viewfinder. I can't always take the tripod everywhere I go to make sure I've got the composition I want. A shame since the rest of the specs look promising.

Amen to that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
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mcshan: I am not a superzoom guy. I would take the G1X I and II over this any day. I know this is a different series and would guess research shows there is a target audience.

mcshan,
It's true that DPR does not have a rule, but forum users should show some maturity and self-restraint. In a thread about a compact (super) zoom, specifically the G3x, comments and comparisons to relevant models (actually comparable or competitive) are useful. Comments about how "my cell phone takes better pictures" (to cite a common comment on many DPR threads) and the like are not.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
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ChaosCloud: no EVF = no competition with Sony RX10 and Panasonic FZ1000, which seems to be the niche that this camera is aimed at. I could forgive an add-on EVF if it's of good quality.

If the zoom were manually actuated (not "fly-by-wire" like with the above 2) this camera would really catch my interest.

Good point about tiny (1/2.3") sensors, although in good light the results can be surprisingly good--provided they keep the pixel count down to about 12mp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
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grasscatcher: If there is no EVF, this camera should sell for around $500 (add $300 EVF to make it functional and come it at the FZ1000 $800 price point) - somehow I don't see that happening. Yes, it has 200mm over the FZ1000, but I seriously doubt it will match FZ1000 AF speed and EVF specs, let alone 4k video. It will also need 5-axis stabilization to be competitive. FZ2000 will probably have 600mm, though we'll need to wait until July 2016 for it...

Good point about the EVF. Hard to understand why anyone would make a nice camera and then force the addition of a moderately pricey Rube Goldberg add-on.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
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TFD: Not to be a doubting Thomas but a 24-600MM eq. lens on a 1 inch sensor camera would be 50% bigger than the lens on the FZ1000.

This camera does not look that big and I question if a lens of this range for a 1" sensor would be technically or financially doable.

There maybe a marketing slight of hand that Canon has done before to not actually image across the entire sensor.

They could attain the longer range by using sensor crop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Oly shouldn't have left out the PDAF from the E-M5 mk2...

"One could argue that without effective IBIS anything other than a rig or steadycam makes the video function of these cameras useless."
One could argue that, and one would lose. It is very easy to shoot good hand-held video, no IBIS (but with in-lens stabilization) without any tripod or other device. Obviously it depends on what you're shooting, but for sports and other action, panning, or even stationary shots. It's really not all that hard.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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prossi: I can't see spending this much money to get basically 2012 levels of performance.
Not with a6000, a5100 out there, and NX500 soon to arrive.
Short of putting my daughter's plastic toy lens in front of the APSC sensor the argument for these M43 camera is a hard one to make.

So if MFT is such a joke, why aren't you out shooting brilliantly-done pictures with whatever insanely good camera you have, instead of wasting your time on a forum about MFT? Doing missionary work? Or...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Publishing photos of that small girl with food plastered all around her mouth is tantamount to child abuse. Girls have very fragile self esteem as it is, there is no need to feed it into the internet for further punishment. Internet content never goes away and those pictures will condemn the poor child to a lifetime of shame, obloquy, and ridicule.
One imagines that the person who took them thinks of them as innocent documents of a life stage, or humorous examples of a childish lack of self awareness. But they are neither, what they are is cruel.

Umm...'scuse me, I'm looking for comments on a camera review? Anyone have any idea where that went? Could have sworn it was here just a minute ago...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Digitall: To be honest, I think the photos presented here are far from the quality that this(or other) camera produces. As photographs to demonstrate the ability of a camera, leave much to be desired. The post processing is exaggerated. For presentation of images from the camera for a test, they shall be as simple and basic possible, without resorting to large corrections. Again, images should contain no more than the basic corrections. Not expected a demonstration of skills in image processors. Keep it simple, It's the way most people expect to see images from a camera test. At least me. IMO

Amen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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wpbarr: After work I went over to Kenmore since all the factory reps were there. I shot some video with an FZ1000, an A7r and an EM-5 MkII. 4K vs. large sensor vs. smooth hand-held video. The choice for me was pretty clear. Hopefully we'll get some sunshine this weekend and I can see what some old Contax glass and sensor-shift can do together.

The choice was clear...so what was the choice?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I read at DXO that this camera can only resolve 9 MP with the most expensive olympus zoom and 12 MP with the best oly prime, why is that? BTW those best lenses are very expensive ones.

lacikuss asked a good question and so far no one has answered it. In fact, it appears that most of the responders didn't even understand it.
Every picture I take with my MFT 16mp camera is a 16mp picture. Regardless of which MFT lens I use. So if the OP is stating a fact about this camera, it may be that Oly has decided to use only part of the sensor at certain aspect ratios. This is done on some other cameras.
On the other hand, if the OP was referring to a non-MFT lens, he should have said so.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
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