awaldram

awaldram

Lives in United Kingdom Hook, United Kingdom
Works as a Technical Architect
Joined on Nov 2, 2006

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On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)
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awaldram: Whats with dropping the minolta flash mount.

Hardly mentioned but seems to biggest 'News' in this camera obsoleting all Sony flashes.

Does the ISO hot shoe support any kind of TTL as it looks like single pin , so is there data fed over it to support TTL

Come on Dpreview inquiring minds want to know.!

AF hold and fps/af priory are old hat being on previous cameras at this level , You've even reviewed one recently (k3) it's not new and you should be reporting it as expected/required rather than new tech.

cool thanks

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)

Whats with dropping the minolta flash mount.

Hardly mentioned but seems to biggest 'News' in this camera obsoleting all Sony flashes.

Does the ISO hot shoe support any kind of TTL as it looks like single pin , so is there data fed over it to support TTL

Come on Dpreview inquiring minds want to know.!

AF hold and fps/af priory are old hat being on previous cameras at this level , You've even reviewed one recently (k3) it's not new and you should be reporting it as expected/required rather than new tech.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:49 UTC as 111th comment | 8 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (485 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: After pulling out EXIF data from some DPR test shots, it was concluded DPR indeed did a sloppy job in evaluating the K-3.
In the AF-C test, they have left the Shake Reduction on, which means camera wanted to stabilise each image in consecutive firing like it would do in a single shot mode.
The Conclusion? DPR made a wrong conclusion about the camera's AF, of course. Their verdict is invalid and wrong and inconsistent with results experienced users are getting out of K-3. Truth is the K-3 is a very sophisticated machine, allowing for many settings. It is not a P&S toy.
Get to know your gear, especially with a less known and more unique brand of cameras, and have a thorough attitude before testing or making public verdicts.

Richard.....
From the manufacturer
"The Shake Reduction function will not fully work when shooting with a very slow shutter speed, for example when panning or shooting night scenes.
In this case, it is recommended to turn off the Shake Reduction function and use a tripod.!"

I don't think it reasonable to expect manuals to regurgitate 'standard' functions usage .

Sensor shift SR is now over 10 years old nothing is different in its use than Optical so it difficult to understand why you thought SR on was OK for panning in direct conflict with standard usage of all manufacturers solutions when panning.??

All SR systems either auto disable or are required to be off or partially disabled (true for Sony, Sigma, Tamron , Canon , Nikon or Pentax ) when panning.

Whilst most optical system can be disabled in on plane to allow SR for the other whilst panning the Pentax system also corrects rotational shake so cannot be partially disabled.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Fenderguy2011: This seems really nice 24 megapixel.. Weather proofed.. Unfortunate that my dad years ago let me know that we are a Nikon family.. But mom had A Brownie, growing up us kids had several Instamatic cameras (126 cartridge) I think. Had me a StarmighII Kodak (127 roll film no longer made for Kodak) When Brown's Camera used to still be around (1970's - 80's) I fell in love with photography. Took a good long look at the K1000 and almost bought it. Father sort of pushed me into a Nikon product and picked up a used Nikkormat FT2. Looked at the K1000 model at the store and noticed it only had a cloth shutter curtain. Friend of mine years later bought three used K1000's and I looked over the camera, ended up that they had switched at some point to a metal curtain system. If I could fit all of my Nikkor lenses to this camera I would buy it.. Sort of looking at the D800 now as an upgrade. 36.6 Megapixels. Full HD video built in.. better low lighting control.

Irrelevant if the target is moving @-3ev the d800 will never lock focus.!
The K3 just might :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (120 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: It's exactly five months ago that the K-3 First Impressions article was posted on DPR. Good to see that the wireless control app had priority over the full camera review...

I don;t think that’s fair, this review is obviously written by an early adopter/beta tester and as such has no bearing on K3 or any other cameras priority. Though the K3 review tardiness is bit of a continuous black eye for dpr priorities, givens its status as dpreviews camera of the year.!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (120 comments in total)

Totally off your rocker..... pizza image from back of oven :) excellent review and well thought through.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 09:09 UTC as 55th comment

Thats life you see the same fraudulent behavior in forums, Competition/gallery voting and many other areas where people are given power to express themselves.
IMO its more to-do with low self esteem and a desire to aggrandize oneself.
Many single person 'Technical Blog' sites fall into the same trap where lack of knowledge of the subject matter is covered up with barely disguised plagiarism in poorly expressed opinion.
As noted in the article these 'Negative' approaches attract attention and feed these charlatans needs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 04:50 UTC as 89th comment

Considerably better sealed than the d7000 is :)

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/04/d7000-dissection

As you can see some rudimentary sealing round the switches and that your lot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 19th comment
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