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drummercam

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drummercam: Save $1,400 and get a Pentax K-3. Use the $1,400 to get two, or nearly three, of the Pentax HD DA Limited lenses.

I'm sure that most people, not just some, care about all of those things, Howie. But some of them also care about the $1,400 difference in price, too, which was my original point. But since you brought the other issues up . . . as for the viewfinder, Pentax uses Pentaprisms in all of its bodies, so you'll not find a maker more dedicated to nice viewfinders. D-750 has a pentaprism also, but many Nikons don't, and they appear to need a price bump to provide one. The K-3 is more than competitive in that department. Also, The Pentax Limited lenses and some of their DA* lenses hold their own with any maker, including Zeiss, with the caveat that Pentax does trade compactness for speed. But Pentax also trades you real bang for the buck, too, which remains my point.

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drummercam: Save $1,400 and get a Pentax K-3. Use the $1,400 to get two, or nearly three, of the Pentax HD DA Limited lenses.

Uh, yeah, I know, there Conrad, and I think that's just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 23:33 UTC

Save $1,400 and get a Pentax K-3. Use the $1,400 to get two, or nearly three, of the Pentax HD DA Limited lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 38th comment | 7 replies
On Beatlemania Revisited in the Old Drums challenge (2 comments in total)

vintage OBP's might count as very old, but not these.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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RStyga: How is this worth releasing when the K-5 series is currently manufactured?

K-5 series is out of production.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:15 UTC

The Pentax FLU card does cell-phone camera operation also, and with adjustable shooting parameters.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 12th comment
On DM140415_0414-ed photo in lectrolink's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I liked this one a lot. it'is a nice "slice of life" photo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 15:25 UTC as 1st comment
On A look back at the week: October 25, 2014 article (13 comments in total)

You need to set a better example, DPR. For just about any camera, this place can turn into a flame-fest pretty quickly. When YOU do it, you lend credence to troll comments. Some users like Pentax gear a lot for some very cogent reasons, and probably don't appreciate your "spoil your dinner" nonsense. Unless you can tell us what the useful takeaway is from a comment like that, I call it an insult.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)
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Fabio Pirovano: I would test on KS1 but i'm not so happy in what i see and read.. They have one of best aesthetics never done for a DSLR like the K30 and quit for do a more classic "thing" like k50 or K500... they done one of greatest thing with K-01 named the brick(I got one amazing camera specially for the many format that can shot 16:9 included) and stop to produce... I would like a mix between K30 and K 01

I agree that the aesthetic of the K-30 was very well done. K-50 added a couple of functions (Eye-Fi compatibility, for one), but they need not have changed that edgy K-30 design. I'm happy to have the K-30 in blue version, but the K-50 120-colors marketing could have been done with the K-30.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 04:26 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is another tough but not final exercise in Shaolin monk style patience -- to eventually become a true Pentaxian. Only few prevail ...

I understand. I truly do. Perhaps I am almost there . . .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:21 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)
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sleibson: Ooooh, these are so purty. Kidding aside, there's method to Pentax's madness here. A marketing maxim is not to give a prospect a "yes/no" choice but a "which one do you like best" choice. It works every single day for cars. It will work for cameras. It won't work for the majority of DPR readers, who worry bout how many angelic shadows can dance on the darkened head of a pixel, but it will work for the much larger audience concerned with "Teal is my favorite color! I'm a San Jose Sharks fan." This is the same audience that will never augment the camera with a second lens. The kit lens is fine, thank you very much.

Actually, cars is a good comparison when it comes to color. Having not bought a new car in some years but looking for one now, I'm finding a plethora of colors and trims that seems to make no sense at all to me, but yet they exist because some marketing decider does the math and it works.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:17 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Depending on the manufacturing set-up, these color approaches Pentax is taking might be highly cost effective. First, these colored external case parts are definitely the least critical and likely the least expensive parts to make once the molds are produced, as they already are. Just pour in different colors for short runs. They probably are not making 10,000 "strawberry cake" copies, and then waiting to sell them, but rather making a small initial batch followed by incremental orders. All in the interest of making some ongoing profit while more serious products needing more up-front work are developed. That said, I might have called these "High Key" rather than sweets. And though I've not handled one yet, I'm guessing that K-S1 is robust like the usual Pentax bodies regardless of how it look on the outside

I've seen nothing yet on the performance of the 20m sensor, but I will hazard that it is worthy competition.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:12 UTC as 82nd comment
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (180 comments in total)

At least one news report said it was a Phantom that someone crashed to the sidewalk in Manhattan from about 300 feet, nearly hitting a pedestrian. That could have been a serious injury with a justifiable lawsuit to follow.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (341 comments in total)
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crowneagle: I just wondering if the fact that the KS1 is going to be able to use the Flucard makes a difference when it comes to price. I don't believe the k-50 has that capability.

K-50 can use Eye-Fi cards. FLU, I don't think so.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
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Peiasdf: That camera looks good. Way better than any non-black Pentax.

How so? How so "way," specifically?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 01:41 UTC

"Easily combine Facebook Cover and Profile photos with text and graphics to create an integrated layout that's sure to get noticed."

I've been doing that "manually" for years, but Facebook is very obviously actually trying to make that more difficult. And at any moment, Facebook could change its layouts and render any Elements tricks useless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 14th comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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FinDERP: Where is the MF camera?!?!

I LITERALLY only clicked this article to ogle that thing, and you couldn't be bothered to show the single best thing on the stand? WTF dpr

The Nikon report was "updated." This one could be updated as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)

First view of an all-black WG-M1. Might be a good hip-shot stealth stills camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 33rd comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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CatsAreFineArt: "And yes, we'll bring a polarizing filter next time."

Couldn't manage to find one at the largest photo show in the world? I thought I had it rough in the suburbs.

shooting with some snazzy mirrorless with no filter threads, is my guess . . .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)

A spare but fair (i.e., not gratuitously snarky) report. DPR could only mention what Ricoh brought to the event, so it is what it is. My only observation would be on the point "As with all Pentax DSLRs, [theK-S1] optical viewfinder is very large for its price range." Since all Pentax DSLR viewfinders are still high-quality pentaprisms, even the entry-level OVF's are better than most viewfinders from other makers, in any price range. Viewfinder quality resonates somewhat with mention that DPR forgot a polarizer to eliminate glass case reflections (oops!). One of the finer qualities of those nice, bright Pentax viewfinders is the ability to dial in polarization quickly and precisely (when you don't forget the filter). Not just inability to see most mirrorless screens in bright sunlight, but the added difficulty of clearly seeing polarization remains a big drawback to mirrorless, IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 42nd comment
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