k3iii deep review when ?"dpr" Locked

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Re: What I have noticed about their studio pictures...

MarBa wrote:

I think that the studio scene is a test of the sensor and thus it should be shot with the best possible lens and also (if needed) with electronic shutter to prevent shutter shock. Of course, the problem in this case is that Pentax did not send DPR a great lens for the test ... and the K-3 III does not have ES (yet).

I freely admit that I'm about to give a rather bank-shot reply to your reasonable response.

In a perfect world, Ricoh wouldn't send DPReview any lens or camera for the test. DPReview would purchase or borrow the equipment from a retail store or authorized chain. After all, 99.9% of us don't get cherry-picked equipment, so it's better to test stuff that has been through the bumps and bruises of the supply chain.

But since it's not a perfect world, then the equipment Ricoh chooses to send DPReview is quite relevant. If Ricoh is too busy making laser printers to send DPReview the very best lens it can match with its flagship K-3 camera? That choice speaks volumes about the company backing the camera.

(I think Pentax has generally done okay under Ricoh, much better than I expected back when the takeover happened.)

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