Pentax_Prime

Pentax_Prime

Lives in United States Oakland, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jun 15, 2010
About me:

Pentax K-5 (x2) and Pz-1p
Pentax DA 15mm f4 Limited
Pentax FA* 24mm f2.0
Pentax FA 31mm f1.8 Limited
Pentax FA 43mm f1.9 Limited
Pentax DA* 55mm f1.4
Pentax FA 77mm f1.8 Limited
Pentax D-FA 100mm f2.8 WR
Pentax FA 135mm f2.8

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Living in the Washington state area = not a good reason to be included on DPR. These are pretty amateur shots with very little composition or context of value ... and yeah, the bokeh is junk. I've shot roller derby a handful of times and these are filler/throwaways.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

Vague and impossible to enforce. Also fails the patent test for combination of art elements to produce a result obvious to someone of moderate skill in, this case, photography/lighting. See "Anderson’s-Black Rock, Inc. v. Pavement Salvage Co., 396 U.S. 57, 163 USPQ 673 (1969)". The diagram and description is a convenience, not an invention.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 19:41 UTC as 27th comment
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Pentax_Prime: Websites based in the United States should probably work a little bit to give prices in DOLLARS. Just a thought.

You need some work on your monetary conversions. The pound is actually equal to 1.6 US Dollars - meaning the prices are not going to look anything alike.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 19:15 UTC

Websites based in the United States should probably work a little bit to give prices in DOLLARS. Just a thought.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:44 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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Tord S Eriksson: Well, I was impressed by the ease the camera handled colours in low light, and the very subdued noise, no matter what setting! The rest (choice of subjects, and so on) wasn't so impressive.

Oh, I wish you had had Steve Huff to take the photos, someone with a little imagination, outside the box. 50 pictures taken in neon light doesn't say more than a handful, but some portraits, close-ups, in short something interesting, had been appreciated!

The photos of the Jack Daniels guy going through the motions made my day, while those of our four-legged hoofed friends were the worst I've seen in a long time!

Shawn: Do something different - there are plenty who would prefer to see shallow DOF shots of the bus aisle than the infinity DOF stuff you provided here. The primary difference between FF and APS-C sensors today is the DOF; the one shot that did have shallow DOF doesn't even have EXIF ....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 02:10 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

Poor people - first they paid for Adobe products .... now they pay again for Adobe products.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)
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Pentax_Prime: Posting articles like this on your main news page is destroying your credibility as an actual photography site. There is nothing 'must have' about any of this junk.

Editing camera phone pictures is like putting new tires on a POS car ... it's a waste of time. The real advantage of editing is to make a great image even better ... not to save some junk cell-phone pictures and post them on Instagram.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 16:58 UTC
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

Posting articles like this on your main news page is destroying your credibility as an actual photography site. There is nothing 'must have' about any of this junk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
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Pentax_Prime: Why is DPR no longer allowing comments to "What The Duck" postings?

Then why did you previously allow comments on "What The Duck" postings? ....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:43 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)
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Mssimo: This is a kick in the balls for current owners of this new system.

This isn't a new system; it's the 40+ year old K-mount.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 23:09 UTC

Why is DPR no longer allowing comments to "What The Duck" postings?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

You know what they say - there is a 20-year-old pretentious Hipster born every minute. But where can they get a Petzval-esque brass case for their wayfarers and Instagram-'photo'-filled celly?!?!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 20:34 UTC as 20th comment

So much for 'reasonably priced'; I'd have a real tough time spending $1300 for anything from Rokinon/Samyang/whatever-brand-they-are-using-today. Definitely 'cheap' compared to some of the alternatives, but very much a high priced speciality item.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 19:07 UTC as 47th comment
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)

Wow - now THAT is embarrassing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 02:46 UTC as 65th comment

Is this jolly old England? Cock-a-hoop? Cmon ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 20:46 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

I've always wondered - how exactly does Lytro go about getting front-page space on DPR time after time after time? ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 20:38 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Thanks mods; great to see you take care of the resident trolls.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 02:33 UTC as 19th comment

Good to see some positive changes - I think this should deter the stalking/harassing behavior these forums are sometimes known for.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 23:53 UTC as 306th comment
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Pentax_Prime: If this price is right, this may be one of the more exciting announcements at Photokina - T/S for some systems is crazy crazy priced.

I'm sure you don't know him, kind of like you don't know me or anyone else here - considering this is your first ever post on this website .... what? You think nobody was gonna notice? Bye bye sock puppet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 01:15 UTC

Wow - this is actually a pretty nice design from Fuji; it appears they are putting some of their compact camera and optical prowess to use in this segment. Fuji is way ahead in terms of mirror-less design.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 20:34 UTC as 11th comment
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