Sandyramirez

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Joined on Jun 18, 2009

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kharlow: How hard would it be to add a nice little optical viewfinder to these fixed focal length cameras? Maybe even add some parallax correction?

I just use a Voigtlander 28mm VF on my hotshoe and turn off the rear screen Works for nearly all things I use my GR for which is mostly street photography. That and Snap Focus (people always forget that function) make this pretty much the perfect street photography camera

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)

$649 for a lens I can get on ebay for $150 in mint condition? God Hipsters are such blond fools. Let Lomography steal their money.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 03:07 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies

Here is the blog article I wrote about it

http://www.srphotographer.com/essays/2015/12/capture-workflow-options-for-the-pentax-645z-and-the-philosophy-of-medium-format/

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 02:01 UTC as 5th comment
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RolliPoli: Will it work with a 645D???

Unfortunately no. To use the 645D you'll need to use the "Watched Folder" method using the original version of the Pentax Transmitter Software

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 01:02 UTC

I will have an article up shortly on my website going through tethering options and how this plugin works including the integration with Lightroom Moble based on the 0.9.4 Beta. Link shortly

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 7th comment
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Biowizard: Only thought ... presumably this camera still has an RGB mosaic of some sort over its sensor, for regular colour photography - would it not be even more useful with that removed too? In other words, a full-resolution, no-interpolation, IR-sensitive sensor?

Brian

Certain uses would require the color since in IR it will look very different - such a vegetation health survey

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
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RichRMA: The purchasing restriction is ridiculous. This is not a long-wave heat-sensing/thermal camera, or a late-stage night-vision camera, it's just near infra-red.

Fuji had similar restrictions on their IR sensitive camera years ago. It has in large part to do with certain import restrictions based on sensor sensitivity in nanometers.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 22:17 UTC
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Rick_Hunter: Don't worry, at this pace, by the time Pentax will finally finish its first full frame DSLR, DSLRS will be a thing of the past and substituted by newer technology (E.G. mirrorless) - Way to go, Pentax!

Ummm Contax and Kodak had Full Frame units out years before the 5D. So did Canon BTW, it was the 1Ds.

I don't think it's "too little too late" for a Pentax FF DSLR. Their installed client base has been asking for it, and while they focused the last few years with Pros and the 645 MF units, heading over to the FF side is simply them listening to their clients.

It will do well, many will be sold and there is enough glass (Pentax never stopped production on their AF Film lenses, they are still being made) to make said base happy.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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NoMirror99: Pentax, Nikon, and Canon could just rip the mirror out, keep the same body and distance from the sensor, add an EVF. Same lenses work, no more mircro adjustments for lenses, fewer moving parts, less vibration Etc. And offer these new models alongside the standard. May the better camera win.

Pentax actually already did that. It was called the K-01. Didn't really do well because it was considered to large.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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TTLstalker: Not sure if this is the right move. Maybe they should do full frame mirrorless instead since it seems the industry is going in that direction. If they spend their time and resources developing lenses for a full frame DSLR, the lenses would need an adapter if they ever wanted to go mirrorless.

I think this will do well

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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alextardif: Hmm... how about Sony hand over their A-mount to Pentax along with whatever sensor they're buying? Let the A77ii and A99 go into the oblivion and give our A-mount glass another shot :)

That wouldn't make sense since the K-Mount have nearly 50 years of glass behind it

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I bet it accepts legacy manual focus lenses, just like a Nikon.

The APS-C units already do

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
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Sandyramirez: Hmmm 700 for this or half that for a Pentax Q with the same sensor and interchangeable lenses......

The only plus you've mentioned is the viewfinder, but at the price Oly is asking you can get a two lens kit for the Q and still have money left over for spare batteries, memory cards perhaps an inexpensive bag oh and maybe a sandwich. The two lenses cover a 28-250mm range btw.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:05 UTC

Hmmm 700 for this or half that for a Pentax Q with the same sensor and interchangeable lenses......

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database (141 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

Yes and the difference is night and day

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On article Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database (141 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

Considering I use to own a Canon 1DS Mrk II and the 50/1.2 L I can tell you completely that it looks different. If you've shot MF you would know,

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On article Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database (141 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

The major reason is the look of MF. It allows for better subject isolation. For instance on my 645D and now the 645Z I use a 75/2.8 as my normal. The longer focal length gives shallower DOF at the same aperture - you get better subject isolation. It isn't about resolution all the time.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On article Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database (141 comments in total)
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zakaria: It is pentax answer to any one asking for a full frame.

yfan, the sensor is much larger. To get the same performance of light gathering that a MF 2.8 lens gives use a 1.4 on the much smaller Full Frame. Seriously go learn some photography

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:58 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

I bet it takes amazing shots and has creamy bokeh

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 03:25 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: The Nikon D5300 blows this piece of crap away at a lower price... with more resolution, a better low noise rating, stronger dynamic range, a bigger selection of lenses and TTL flashes.

And this is based on what information? Oh none

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
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