xmeda

xmeda

Lives in Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
Works as a Process engineer
Has a website at www.xmeda.wz.cz
Joined on Aug 18, 2006

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On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (281 comments in total)

Forget FF with unimpressive overpriced rebadged tamron lenses, build proper APS-C cameras like you used to do 6-7 years back, overhaul ageing old DA/DA* lenses and enjoy growing market share. Otherwise please sell the camera division to Sigma.. you failed.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)

Years AFTER Pentax SMC-DA 35/2.8 Macro

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 29th comment | 17 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)

When 1.6x crop Canon raw output at high ISO not only is way worse than Pentax K70, but even worse than Olympux 2x crop...

Congrats Canon..

LOL

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 20:31 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (112 comments in total)
In reply to:

Akpinxit: What about simply placing the film negative on smartphone screen illuminating white (such as any LCD flashlight app) and taking photo with DSLR (with tripod for optimal quality) ?

You'll take picture of the display matrix.

White balance is no problem, because only kids use JPG and any proper DSLR user shoots RAW.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
In reply to:

I own 128 cameras: Hey DPReview - what happened to the 12 page reviews. This is only 2 pages!

Not enough money poured from Canon :D

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Only thing I don't like about rebels is the small viewfinder.

I shoot rebels all the time, I'm not a beginner, I just don't spend a ton of money on cameras and prefer a camera I can use instead of cherish.

I can deal with having no exp. comp in manual+Auto ISO, or not being able to set min. shutter speed for Auto ISO, not having micro AF adjustment, I don't care about RAW performance at all (jpeg ftw).

Just that viewfinder...I would like it to be bigger and better that's all. (I know about the 80D, it's just a lot bigger and more expensive)

Maybe it's not possible to have a larger pentaprism without making the camera 80D size, but I believe it should be. I have shot full frame film camras too, and some of those models are smaller than 80D and have a beautiful large bright viewfinder, so it has to be possible imo.

Mirrorless have larger viewfinders, and this is becoming the achilles heel of rebels, because the first thing people do in a store.....is look through the viewfinder.

Get pentax.. you'll get proper pentaprism even in low cost K50

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)

Compare hi ISO image quality with Pentax K70.

Canon missed the train.

Even some m4/3 cameras do better.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 23:42 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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surlezi: No black out.
Totally silent.
Best in class AF (according to Northrup who compares it to D500).
Joystick + Touchscreen.
EVF.
Battery life OK.
Dual SD card, among which one UHSII.
Menu Ok with "my menu" and other improvements.
Need bigger grip: there an extension grip and a battery grip.
Glass partly here, more coming.
4K.
Presumably better Dynamic Range than Canon and Nikon counterparts.

There might be some downsides, but most issues are adressed, and lots of best in the class features.

This camera and its glass is perfect for wedding shooters.
The camera is great for sports shooters and glass is coming.
The Camera Store guys are convinced it will sell like hot cakes for wedding shooters. They also believe it's a milestone camera for mirrorless, as well as DSLR: the EVF is now better than OVF.
Slapping mirrors will forever have blackouts and vibrations issues limiting their fps.

Thank you for everything DSLR, and Rest In Peace.
Now let's enjoy a superior technology.

It depends, you can use canon lenses on that Sony to some extent..

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:07 UTC

I like my Sig 100-300/4

100-400/5-6.3 is not worth existence. 60-300/4-5.6 FF lens would be more interesting both for APS-C and FF users.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax KP Review (659 comments in total)

This is KS-3 named KP to continue anniversary model every 10 years.

That is all.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 91st comment | 8 replies
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DPPMetro: hahaha, no Pentax mount again. Basically now even the industry is speaking up and saying the brand has no relevance anymore.

Yes, sad times.. they need to get rid of horrible pricing policy and give us some proper K3 successor. K1 is nice, but without lenses comparable to competitors it is not able to compete.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 20:52 UTC

K MOUNT NEEDED for Pentax. K-1 will be nice tool for this lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)
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iudex: Wow, this is a real Behemoth!
But this is the trend, set by amazing Sigma Art lenses and Pentax cannot stand aside if it wants to be taken seriously. Top optical results require a lot of heavy glass, 36+ MPx sensors are demanding and the times when a nifty fifty had 6 elements (Pentax DA 50/1,8) are gone and if such a lens came every reviewer would tear it apart.
I sometimes wish my tiny 15mm Limited was a bit sharper and had better microcontrast. But when I see the size and weight penalty it would cost I better accept the outcome from a pocketable 170g lens.
So the best way would be making optically perfect, but big and heavy lenses as well as lenses aimed at small size and weight. So basically continue with the Limited range (which seems to be forgotten nowadays).

FA50/1.4 has resolution when aperture is closed to F4-F5.6.

Last ambitious pentax 50mm lens was that silver A50/1.2.

Anyway FA50/1.4 is just cheap fifty. If they wanted something better, it would have been named FA*50/1.4 and have better chars.

I have that lens. For many years. F1.4 setting was usable maybe on film and K100D. On modern hi-res digital it needs to be closed down at least to F2 to provide something and at least to F2.8 to show details.

On the other hand there are 50mm lenses that are usable straight from the F1.4 setting and are excellent from F1.8.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:03 UTC

German?? The Pentacon/Zeiss Ikon/Meyer Optik Görlitz factory was demolished two decades ago..

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 23:44 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Forget E mount, bring some PENTAX K mount lenses!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)
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iudex: Wow, this is a real Behemoth!
But this is the trend, set by amazing Sigma Art lenses and Pentax cannot stand aside if it wants to be taken seriously. Top optical results require a lot of heavy glass, 36+ MPx sensors are demanding and the times when a nifty fifty had 6 elements (Pentax DA 50/1,8) are gone and if such a lens came every reviewer would tear it apart.
I sometimes wish my tiny 15mm Limited was a bit sharper and had better microcontrast. But when I see the size and weight penalty it would cost I better accept the outcome from a pocketable 170g lens.
So the best way would be making optically perfect, but big and heavy lenses as well as lenses aimed at small size and weight. So basically continue with the Limited range (which seems to be forgotten nowadays).

NO.

High resolution and telecentric design require more corrective elements.

Less elements have better 3D pop and light transmission resulting in better colors. But FA50/1.4 is obsolete cheap 50mm lens that never had high ambitions.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)
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John C Tharp: By the size, it looks like they could have just rehoused Sigma lenses in WR shells like they did Tamron's- and that wouldn't be a bad thing!

Sigma is different lens and there is no collaboration between sigma and any other company.

Only tamron does that stuff.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)
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Nikonsyncro: One of the reasons I don't own any Sigma lenses.
The Zoom turns in the opposite direction.
When working under pressure and things must happen there is no time to think of the lens mounted and the direction you must turn the zoom ring. It must just happen.
Nikon user. But I am deffnately going to try the 135mm

LOL.. "Opposite direction"

My pentax lenses are turning also on the other way than my sigma lenses and IT IS NO PROBLEM AT ALL.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)
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photoOregon: Too bad they (Sigma) doesn't care about Sony's A-mount cameras any more. I would have loved to try the new Art lenses.

Even worse for Pentax, which has way more cameras on market with K mount than Sony has with A mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:17 UTC

PRICES??

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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