aris14

aris14

Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Joined on Jan 3, 2005

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Ι don't like Canon' approach in many issues, but the ltwo etters 1D is something we all have to respect because the first 1D (of 11Mp and $11,000) was the first dSLR outperformed film cameras as to IQ in every aspect... And boosted brand's image and acceptance sky high till our days...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 00:57 UTC as 11th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (972 comments in total)
In reply to:

Roadrunnerdeluxe: A very in-depth, very promising preview on the K-1, titled with:

"Pentax K1: Super Resolution Mode Appears to be Best DSLR Quality Yet"

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2016/20160221_1110-PentaxK1-SuperRes-PentaxFlowers.html

It looks suspiciously great. I opened the flowers image and I had a thorough look. I assigned some profiles, I pushed it and some more. My conclusion is that no matter if it is an sRGB jpeg image behaves excellent despite the fact that some sharpening has been applied from original shooting settings (I am not a pixel peeper and to my opinion any brightness/contrast/sharpening should ne applied in PP, except some frustrated cases). The image quality is better than larger sensors delivered some years ago, especially the CCD ones. Comparing to other cams, even with larger sensors (mainly Hassies from which I have some very good shootings from friends), is rather useless, they all deliver great images more or less, with any quality issues depending rather on lenses than on cams. Great cam and in awfully tempting price. Nice job!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (972 comments in total)
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Johannes Compaan: I just had the pleasure to grab a RAW from the K1 and play around a little. Without to much of a hassle, the result was astonishing. Have a look:

http://www.johannescompaan.com.br/#!Pentax-K1-Pentaxs-first-Digital-FF/c1tgn/56cb3e100cf24bcda470030d

It would be nice, when K1 will be available, if someone owns the Pentax's 200mm (do I remember rifgt?) architectural lens, to take some building pics...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 17:56 UTC

Good job!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 15:17 UTC as 9th comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: I think it's very unfortunate that Dpreview never got around to doing a GX8 review, especially when one considers the size of the review staff.

@Richard Butler ... Ιs this a threat or something..?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 23:59 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (972 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Can somebody please remind me why Canon and Nikon refuse to unshackle their sensors, and finally allow them to move?

Βecause they invested some good money on it and they want to take their money back and they won't change their line till they get it back the way they budgeted it. When they do they will retain some lens models for casual users and then they will persuade their users to buy their new IBIS approach. More than that, it's quite difficult to teach old dogs a new trick, especially when his friends call this trick legacy.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 18:17 UTC

Me too cams but with a serious touch of care. Nikon wants to have its mark in each niche and does it seriously the last couple of years. It's a matter of brand's self respect I guess.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 08:36 UTC as 114th comment

From what I saw the lens is just right especially in raw format. What it may perceived as flaw seems to be the limits of m43 system. Files from both cams seem handy. Sharpness and contrast are as anticipated to be. To my opinion, basic image enhancement in our days is hardly a 2 minutes work, except the most kit lenses, and is sine qua non of any serious photog workflow. Pixel peepers opinion is out of the question by any means of course... Slightly overpriced though (a 10-15% cheaper would be just fine)...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 01:55 UTC as 6th comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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ronniemac: (continued)
It's worth noting Pentax's marketing policy is firstly to offer something for Pentaxians who want to upgrade to FF without having to sell off all their gear or support two systems, then to provide evidence of an upgrade path for those taking their first steps into DSLR photography. On both counts I believe they have succeeded. Are they trying to take Canikonys away from their chosen systems? Of course not. Manufacturers of photographic equipment respect each other and the individuals who invest in photography gear, irrespective of brand.

We would do well to emulate this respect. Thank you all.

Obvious generalization is the key word. Serious professionals and serious enthusiasts is out of the question in this topic. They have decided on what they used and know how to cope with in any case. I think that the rest boys' arguments, to put it as nicely I can, of any ...tribe mainly rest in what we call cognitive dissonance combined with their consuming habits and some, let's say, psychological aspects of their character...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 09:27 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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ronniemac: (continued)
It's worth noting Pentax's marketing policy is firstly to offer something for Pentaxians who want to upgrade to FF without having to sell off all their gear or support two systems, then to provide evidence of an upgrade path for those taking their first steps into DSLR photography. On both counts I believe they have succeeded. Are they trying to take Canikonys away from their chosen systems? Of course not. Manufacturers of photographic equipment respect each other and the individuals who invest in photography gear, irrespective of brand.

We would do well to emulate this respect. Thank you all.

I think that, wanting it or not, people who like Pentax are not of the kind of silly fans of Canikon and thus are pretty indifferent for their comments. I think they share the more or less cool approach of Pana, Oly and some Sony users...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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645D: On paper, the K-1 looks as good or better than D800/D810 on most features, except one thing: is the AF as good as the latter?

@Jorge Bayonas
Ι am sure you tested it, pls share your real life experience... Don;t be ashamed... We won't tell anyone your fantasies...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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645D: On paper, the K-1 looks as good or better than D800/D810 on most features, except one thing: is the AF as good as the latter?

The only thing u cannot see on paper is ergonomics and IQ in real life according to your own taste. Both very very personal...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)

I scanned some slides shot with my MX and Pentax 50mm, f 1.4 lens back from '80s with a Nikon 4000 slide scanner recently and I found out that SMC lens'S performance was better than some Canicons with equivalent prime lenses (50mm and 105mm) at least aberration wise. I think that a DxO SMC lens mapping can bring old lenses back in work with this cam, lenses someone can find in astonishing prices these days and in good condition.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 115th comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)

Copy from a caption: "The progenitor. The original, unnamed Pentax full-frame DSLR, which was to be based around a 6MP Phillips CCD sensor, and was originally intended to ship in spring 2001" seems that was in the same path with Nikon's Reuter-Kodak which I tested for a month back in 2000 if I recall right. Its price was about 14,000$ at that time and I think it was the first DSLR camera. I really think that at that time Pentax had not enough credits to fight against Nikon, maybe this is the model that lost against Nikon's, if there was let's say an international contest as for which proposal will be adopted by Reuter, I doubt it though. It is funny but I think at that time both Minolta and Pentax seemed to be the first to move into digital. As for lenses modern sensors outperform old lenses abilities, but maybe a DxO correction mapping can make them battleworthy again, at least in some cases.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 119th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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samhain: Loving those LED's! So smart.
Sometimes... It's just the little things :)

I am not a fan of any brand than the one that suits my needs and likes. Red or green lighting is very useful when shooting in the dark. And I still have my MX and 50mm, 1.4 lens...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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veritalens: Question! I have never used any Ricoh/Pentax cameras (although I would like a GRII), is the pixel-shift procedure output comparable to Sigma's Foveon tech? Is the output similar?

It seems to me that K1's images can be extrapolated 4 times their original size with practically no problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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samhain: Loving those LED's! So smart.
Sometimes... It's just the little things :)

Shouldn't glow in red or green also?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)

Serious, "mean and bad" connoisseur's tool.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 104th comment

Surrealism?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 00:41 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)

Silly overpriced... But a useful tool...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 69th comment
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