RichardBalonglong

RichardBalonglong

Lives in Philippines Baguio City, Philippines
Works as a Photojournalist
Joined on Aug 15, 2010

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Roland Karlsson: Silly. Who the $%$#$% uses IR cameras for seeing through clothes? And walking around with a giant medium format doing so is just laughable. If you would fancy trying to do so, it is very easy to buy a much smaller IR converted camera on the net.

I believe this camera is way more sensitive to infra red light versus the cameras with fitted IR filter on it.
This is not a camera for us typical photographers, and it's only sold to approved groups/agencies maybe like the FBI, NASA's astrophotographers, Museum scientists, paleontologists, etc. etc...

Here, look at their website and the sample images:
http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info/2015/20151127_009960.html

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 02:07 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Silly. Who the $%$#$% uses IR cameras for seeing through clothes? And walking around with a giant medium format doing so is just laughable. If you would fancy trying to do so, it is very easy to buy a much smaller IR converted camera on the net.

This is not your ordinary and everyday camera. This would be a perfect camera for crime scene detectives and other agencies who needs special cameras to detect things unseen from our plain eyes and unseen by ordinary/typical cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 16:33 UTC

This camera would be great for crime scenes and evidence investigations...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 4th comment
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wy2lam: I cannot spot any metering control and WB control on the switch, which is troubling. WB adjustments and switching among spot, segment, and centre-weighted are the most frequent operations...at least for me.

The Metering control is in the left side of the camera, just behind the Live View Button. The White Balance control is located in the left button of the four-way controls. Almost all of the important functions are outside and in physical buttons/switches.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 05:53 UTC
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T3: That LCD articulation looks pretty cool. Nice to see a camera company that's not afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to LCD articulation.

Yup.. That's Pentax! A lot of their features were thought outside the box.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
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mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

It's simple. To use full frame format lenses (legacy and modern) in their full capacity, to achieve a narrower depth of field, and better low-light performance. A lot of photographer out there wanted to achieve lots of bokeh for their purpose of art and taste, many wanted to use their excellent old lenses the way it was designed and meant to be, etc.. There's no right or wrong here. It's a matter of wants, needs, and taste.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
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Osa25: Anyone releasing these kind of products in 2015 should at least attempt for some sort of aesthetic appeal. Form and function and are not separate poles.

Well, we have different taste on the aesthetic part. But for me, the design looks good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 09:38 UTC

I want and need this camera along with a (hopefully) 24mm and 35mm weather-sealed lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 116th comment
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: Its a tank! good to see the big dslrs still exist!

If you look closely, it's attached to the new Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 which is a rebranded Tamron 24-70mm VR. With that thing in mind, you can grasp the size of the Pentax full frame. The width of it is very similar to Pentax K-3, a small solid DSLR, but the difference is the height. It's taller than the K-3. All in all, this is a small rock solid full frame DSLR with lots of interesting new features...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 06:33 UTC
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lapomattiabarambaniviendalmare: Really too limited range...
Why should i buy this one instead of a good and much lighter prime?

Primes are really great, and I love all my primes, but sometimes the convenience of a simple short zoom is a big thing. Sometimes, there are places where you can't change your lens, sometimes there are days you don't want to carry two bodies, and sometimes, even in low light, f/2 is just enough. This lens is a great added option for us photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 05:36 UTC
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acidic: My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.

A cropped 24mm is still a 24mm, not a true 35. It's like you had a digital zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:29 UTC
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mickeybphoto: See this is why I don't shoot Pentax anymore. I had been waiting years... years for a FF body and they are just about to finally have one. I was considering buying Pentax again , but wait, no great lenses yet, so I would wait. Now a further push back? Pentax is a great camera don't get me wrong, but my God, they are about 5-7 years behind everyone else. Come on Pentax, I know you are trying to be perfect and all but lets go. When you get to be good at something you become smooth. And as you become smooth, you then become fast. Pentax is already smooth, so wheres the speed?

I agree with you a little. Yes, Pentax was late in almost everything. But after Ricoh acquired Pentax, it's a great time to be a Pentax user. Every product they launch are exciting, eventhough it's late. Aren't you excited to see what Pentax FF camera and lenses can offer? I'm excited about it! Now, what I want to see Pentax to improve on is on auto focusing and video capabilities, and also want to see Pentax to produce are lenses with fast apertures...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
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Significant Other? =)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
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supeyugin1: Why do they need FF after thay converted all their lenses to APS-C?
Pentax should stay APS-C, instead of going FF. It's more compact and lighter.

Instead of going against FF, why not promote it? Pentax-Ricoh can be good at multiple formats at the same time. Pentax APS-Cs are great, and with that, making it even greater (lowlight, dof, etc) by going up is a plus side to photographers and the company. If you ask us to use the medium formats, well, the majority can't afford or justify to spend for such format...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:04 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: Finally, being able to use both the GPS and a flash! (albeit external) ;-)

Very tempting. Better SR (with panning), improved AF, pixel shift resolution - on top of an already excellent camera. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF.

You're right about using both flash (external) and GPS!
And, just like you, I'm waiting for the FF. And these K3II features might be found on the Pentax FF...
Excited much!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
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whakapu: Very sexy camera. Keen to see the pixel-shift results (and minimum exposure time). Damn shame about the pop-up flash. Who wants to carry a thyristor everywhere? Does anyone actually want GPS? (other than of course the NSA)

I'd rather have a built-in GPS rather than a built-in flash. The result of using a built-in flash is horrible anyway. Better to use external flash, and best to have it off-camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (531 comments in total)

I like it! I like it a lot!
I'm glad that they replaced the built-in flash with a built-in GPS.
As a working photographer who travels and runs a lot, the built-in flash on my K-7 is useless (for me) and I always accidentally open it, and with that I might accidentally break it. And whenever I go to my assignments and other travel shoots, I always use my iPhone's GPS to tag a place then sync the coordinates to my images inside Lightroom. This new built-in GPS is great and very very convenient! Highly recommended!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 101st comment

Hmmm... Its size and design would look great with the upcoming full frame Pentax. I've tested Sigma Art lenses, aw man, they are really sharp even at wide open!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 5th comment
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shutterbobby: Last comment on interview with Ricoh...
Thanks you for waiting for FF for long time,I invite you to look forward to it and RENT IT??!!
So its not even for Sale when it comes ;)

Read more at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/cpplus-2015/exclusive-pentax-interview-at-cp-2015.html#ixzz3Rb6C7Aqr

This is what I've understand from the interview.. LOL! (mind you, I'm not a racist or something, I'm also Asian) :

“Thank you for ahh waiting for ahh Pentax Full Frame camera ahh for ahh rong time. Ahhh I rike you to rook forward to ahh the attractive camera and renses. Thank you!"

It sounded more like "renses" rather than "rent it".. hehehe..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 05:17 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: It is still one fat device... why not just get A6000 with SELP1650? =D

I have a popcorn ready... lol!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:47 UTC
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