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exp1orer

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King Penguin: The long slow drawn-out death of the Pentax name has officially started........now they're just a brand, next just a brand in some countries, the rest of the cameras branded Ricoh in core countries, then eventually re-launched as the nostalgic version of the Ricoh camera of the time to pep up it's sales for a few extra years before the new Ricoh model is launched....

They lost the digital race.......which company is next?

how long have you been in a cave? pentax was just a brand name when it started several decades ago....and the brand name still exist today.

as what Zvonimir Tosic said:

"Pentax was always a *product brand name*, almost never a company name.Owned by Asahi Optical company up to late 1990s/early 2000s, it existed just a few years as Pentax company, then it became product brand name again, for Hoya, now for Ricoh, who bought it from Hoya.
My Pentax cameras, ME Super, K-7, Q, were never Pentax made cameras. One was made by Asahi Optical, other two by Hoya.
It seems just a few people around here bother to understand what is Pentax actually."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 17:13 UTC
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Nukunukoo: It's more expensive in the UK. Now why am I not surprised?

Clifton Cameras shop in UK actually sells this lens for £649 and you can pay it monthly (12/24/36/48 months) at 19.9% APR. DPR's quoted price is much higher than what most UK retailers have.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 02:26 UTC

put this lens in a DLSR with IBIS like pentax K5IIs and you'll have a killer combo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 02:25 UTC as 34th comment

Clifton Cameras shop in UK actually sells this lens for £649 and you can pay it monthly (12/24/36/48 months) at 19.9% APR. DPR's quoted price is much higher than what most UK retailers have.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 02:21 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Wiltshire Landscape in the Over saturated challenge (4 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: Congrats, nice shot.

Thanks. I did not expect my entry to land in top 50 knowing the maximum number of entries allowed in this competition is practically unlimited.

Thanks to all who participated in this competition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 06:47 UTC
On Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds article (214 comments in total)

not surprising at all... Nokia's slogan:- 'Connecting People' :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 02:06 UTC as 49th comment
On Mommy's little helper in the Great Expectations challenge (1 comment in total)

It is very clear that some voters had given a 0.5 and 1.0 points to pull down the average score of this image. This is one of the two entries which are my favourites and I was actually expecting this entry to land in top 2 of the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 01:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Colors of the Sea in the Creative Filters: Polariser challenge (1 comment in total)

looking at the other winner above this entry, i personally think this entry deserves a much higher place in this competition.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 03:13 UTC as 1st comment

so what are they going to do with those loyal customers who already bought their defective cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 21:38 UTC as 99th comment
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Aaron MC: I'd imagine that this announcement is primarily PR fodder to show how much of a good company that they are.

The total loss from this is going to be quite minimal since, I'm sure, almost no one bought the camera at its original price.

@ Khizer, thanks for posting that link for SD1 sample images. WOW! the details is incredible and it's in MF territory.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:18 UTC
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (81 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: I like PBase myself. I've had them since 2004 & they haven't changed--and frankly, I LIKE that.

One of the things I like--you can view ALL of the thumbnails at once. ALL of them. Even if that means loading 459 thumbnails images, you can do that. I hate having to do the "hit next, wait--hit next, wait--hit next, wait" nonsense. Let me have the option to load the WHOLE thing at once & then just scroll. PBase gives you this.

exactly. i thought that Flickr has evolved into a modern image-hosting site. but i realised PBase is still much better in many ways with no ads.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 22:27 UTC
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NZ Scott: Weight, cost and filter size count against this lens.

I moved from Nikon DSLR to m43 to save weight and size, and I can't see the point of whacking half a kilo on the end of my E-P3.

Also, I've standardised all my m43 filters at 46mm, which fit most of the other prime lenses.

I suspect that the 17.5 Nokton is soft wide-open, just like the 25mm Nokton, which means it needs to be stopped down to around f1.4 - f1.8 to get sharp results.

I think I'd rather spend US$500 on a 17.5mm f1.4, which doesn't exist yet. Hurry up, M. Zuiko!

it is an f0.95 lens. what do you think the size and cost should be for an f0.95 lens? just like your f2.8 lens?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:06 UTC
On Canon ventures back in the water with the rugged D20 article (48 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: F3.9?????

What the heck canon?

The D10 may have looked strange but at least it was F2.7 (I think?)

F3.9????

For an underwater camera????

Gosh I can't believe I waited for this. I think I'll be better off just getting a case for my S95.

@ hesbehindyou, please tell me which waterproof P&S that has the f2 something glass. afaik, all waterproof P&S starts at f3 something.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 19:13 UTC
On Canon ventures back in the water with the rugged D20 article (48 comments in total)
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dsm6: Can someone help me rationalize the design decisions here. It seems that the metal grip location where you would place your right hand would be quite slippery while wet, and less grippy than the material used for the rest of the body. The shape of the lens side seems completely counter-ergonomic to being held by a human hand even for carrying purposes. Also, blue buttons with blue print on some of them for an underwater camera?

The D10 wasn't pretty, but this seems like a big step backwards ergonomically. It seems to me much more likely that one would accidentally cover the flash on the D20 versus the D10.
Or maybe I'm just missing it....

...and scare the sharks maybe? :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 19:10 UTC
On Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 article (101 comments in total)
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robbo d: These two announcements go a long way to calming all those frayed Pentaxian nerves. It was obvious this was all coming, just needed time and Ricoh only took over3 months ago???

Interesting use of the word 'Standard' with 50mm. They don't make media announcements for fun and they will have worded things carefully.

The new lenses look like many a wish list I have seen on these forums for a while. Good times ahead.............

that's what i also noticed when they put 'standard 50mm'. i can only think of FF in the pipeline.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:48 UTC
On ISO_12800 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (34 comments in total)

Canon should make a no-VF version of this camera to make it more compact. high ISO image samples are excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:04 UTC as 20th comment
On Lonely Tree in the Landscapes in Portrait Orientation challenge (2 comments in total)

@ jubilatu, thanks for appreciating my work.

it is clear that there are people here who are casting their votes with very low point to pull some entries down. what a loser they are!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (3 comments in total)

@ Indrek A, yes it is in Avebury...but it is not one of those of the Stone Circles...it is one of the megalithic stones of the Stone Avenue. Thank to those who voted with good points. To whoever voted this with 1 star...i would like to understand what's the reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Typhoon in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (4 comments in total)

this one was on top of my list.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 19:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Creative bokeh challenge (55 comments in total)

limit of 22 entries seem a bit few...50 would be nice :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 18:05 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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