pedroboe100

pedroboe100

Lives in United States nyc, United States
Works as a Musician
Has a website at www.pedrordiaz.com
Joined on Jul 3, 2008
About me:

Loved photography since I took a developing course in High School...

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On Into dusk... in the Pentax Q Series challenge (5 comments in total)
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NilsBV: No part of this picture seems to be in focus. Maybe stop down the aperture a bit. With a 1/2000 shutter speed there is obviously enough light.

And I pity the fools.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:53 UTC
On Into dusk... in the Pentax Q Series challenge (5 comments in total)
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NilsBV: No part of this picture seems to be in focus. Maybe stop down the aperture a bit. With a 1/2000 shutter speed there is obviously enough light.

Perhaps I misread the rules? I don' remember reading anything about sharp focus or not. Selective defocus is just another tool in the art of photography. Do you think that I would have been able to capture the atmosphere by freezing the subject with flash and sharp focus? I was thinking beyond the snapshot. It's called lateral thinking. There are some good elements in this picture: a beautiful girl in motion, warm sunset (with the obligatory blown highlights, I know) and diagonal lines, asymmetrical horizon, the impressionist like- grass, etc. We are participating in a competition for a camera that emphasizes fun and creativity. Look at some of the other photos for god's sake!

To add insult to injury, someone has deleted my OP. WTF?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:30 UTC
On Into dusk... in the Pentax Q Series challenge (5 comments in total)

I don't see my original comment. Did you erase it? a reply to nothing seems odd if not mean.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Pentax Q Series challenge (3 comments in total)

I can't believe that my photo made it last. This is ridiculous. It was bettered by snapshots that say nothing. The photo was intentionally de focused to create the right atmosphere, not because I am careless about my photography. Some people here really have no passion for narrative.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (342 comments in total)
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Charrick: Pentax is the king of new, radically different ideas...that suck.

As evidence for that, take the Pentax Q. Wow!...a DSLR style camera that is only as large as a point-and-shoot!...but oh, the sensor is only the same size as that in a point-and-shoot so that negates 90% of the benefits. (And with that image quality, it's better to simply get a compact camera with a very versatile zoom lens rather than have to buy and then change lenses.)

Next, let's look at the K-01. It really has a space-age design! Unfortunately, we must remember that the space age was 50 years ago, and the K-01's design is probably the worst that anybody has seen over the past 100 years. But hey, it's mirrorless...and only works with a very slow contrast detection that is in any other Pentax camera, but at least those cameras also have viewfinders and the ability to use phase detect autofocus, too.

Now this. Revolutionary design...and is hard to handle and use, with battery-draining useless lights.

I love my K01. It's yellow, chicks love it and it takes great photos.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (342 comments in total)

I'm sure it would look and work well with the smaller limiteds.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

Doest it say somewhere which lenses are used? sorry for being lazy

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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pedroboe100: I would still get a K5iiS and a Tamron superzoom lense and it would not cost that much. Don't care about video that much...

I see price/size as the biggest problem. I used the K5 comparison as an example because of the size plus it is such an incredible camera which is also deeply discounted these days. I could also take my GX7 and have a somewhat limited zoom range, but I would have great video and stills quality in a diminute package. I also took my MX1 on a trip to europe and was extremely satisfied.; alas, limited zoom range, but enough for me. These are cameras under the price of the SOny. As for the argument of having a "one size fits all" solution, we all know that this is how a lot of us got started in photography. How long are you going to enjoy a camera like that before you feel like upgrading (which is a great marketing strategy)? If I was ignorant and disciplined, then I would get a superzoom camera for life, and I suppose there are some out there who would do just that. But if you are lurking on DPreview, you are looking for motivation and your "viscious other self" is looking to upgrade baby.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

I would still get a K5iiS and a Tamron superzoom lense and it would not cost that much. Don't care about video that much...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 20:03 UTC as 49th comment | 12 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

Real men don't shoot super zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:11 UTC as 291st comment | 3 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (663 comments in total)

This is the ultimate "Grail" camera for an amateur like me. If I ever decide to go with a BIG camera, why settle for full frame? here you have the dynamic range, detail and resolution to fill quite a few hard drives.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 14:09 UTC as 99th comment
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (503 comments in total)
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justmeMN: A Gold Award for crappy JPEGs, and mediocre AF?

Oh well. The review is very detailed, so people can draw their own conclusions.

I am willing to bet that most people who will be inclined to buy this camera, will endup shooting DNG. That's not to say that the jpegs are really that bad. You can customize the jpegs to a very high degree...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (503 comments in total)
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pedroboe100: This is to be expected. Oddball brand, oddball review. Same reason why most people will choose Bose over B&W, Honda over Alfa Romeo, etc. The masses can only trust what the majority wants. The meek wants bland generic stuff that shows a bigger range of models and market share.... but no soul.
In the end, it's best for us Pentax shooters: we get to have fun with beautiful products that for the most part work incredibly well and are compact to boot. No other company (other than the germans) makes lenses as beautiful as the limiteds.

I could see that one coming. Of course you have a point. And maybe, if I was a pro, I would also shoot CaNikon, mainly because of their advanced flash system. But even the most "unreliable" and eccentric photo products survive their shelf life, as a high majority of the population here at DPreview, will trade their equipment within 1-5 years. That is mostly how this and other websites survive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (503 comments in total)

This is to be expected. Oddball brand, oddball review. Same reason why most people will choose Bose over B&W, Honda over Alfa Romeo, etc. The masses can only trust what the majority wants. The meek wants bland generic stuff that shows a bigger range of models and market share.... but no soul.
In the end, it's best for us Pentax shooters: we get to have fun with beautiful products that for the most part work incredibly well and are compact to boot. No other company (other than the germans) makes lenses as beautiful as the limiteds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 167th comment | 3 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

April fools !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 69th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (488 comments in total)

I don't get it. It's bulky and expensive. Why would someone choose this over a Pentax K5, Olympus EM1, Pana GH3, with a Tamron superzoom lens?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 43rd comment | 9 replies
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Hachu21: What's the point to make interchangeable lenses on a small sensor if they are not faster than the RX100 series???

"Its Wi-Fi connectivity and flip-up LCD suggest that it's aimed at a socially-driven user, someone who wants concert photos and pictures of friends and isn't too concerned about changing settings."
So i doubt it will be interested in swapping the lense...
"The 'selfie'-loving, socially-driven user is not likely to care whether the lens comes off or not "
+1

Another strange concept... designed better for asia market?

Great photographs are not taken by a sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 09:22 UTC

Gx7 Yessss!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 13th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (590 comments in total)

"While the Lumix DMC-GX7 draws some inspiration from its predecessor (the GX1), it has a more contoured grip and less boxy design. The design of the GX7 can be seen elsewhere in the mirrorless world, namely on the Fujifilm X-E2 and Olympus E-P5. If the two-tone silver and black doesn't do it for you, Panasonic also sells an all-black model in select regions."

I beg to differ. The real design inspiration, if you go by subtle and not so subtle details, is the venerable L1, the camera that some of us still own and were hoping it would come back. The L1 was here before any fuji or Olympus "retro" gear. Let's pay credit where credit is due.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 05:53 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (590 comments in total)

Very little praise for the camera's amazing jpegs and color rendition in the conclusion. First camera I own that needs little or no retouching, esp. With WB.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 13:55 UTC as 141st comment | 3 replies
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