Chris Mak

Lives in Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Joined on Dec 4, 2008

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  • Replied in Ziess Lens's
    I'm sure that Pentax could produce a Zeiss-like quality prime lens if they wanted to, but that would mean producing an equivalent to a 1000,- manual focus lens, and I don't know if they will be ...
  • Microsoft created the srgb color space (in co-operation with HP) all the way back in 1996, when CRT monitors needed a profile to suit the color space that they were able to reproduce. As such that ...
  • It's all very well that Windows itself is not equipped with color management. It's a different matter however, that neither are core Windows programs/apps like Edge, Internet explorer, the Windows ...
  • Replied in K1 Prices.
    Still, also in Holland, the K1 has gone up from  euro 1899,- to euro 2099,- Chris
  • There are various levels of color management, and while windows has color management, it still does not use the monitor profile, but always assumes SRGB as the monitor gamut. So you still need all ...
  • Love the shot of the yellow eyed babbler! Chris
  • You may have a point here with regards to infinity focus in particular, but also with sensor alignment in general being a more difficult task with the Pentax system than with the Sony system. I ...
  • I'll take your word for it, no reason to doubt it. Still, I could have sworn that in the initial review, AF-S was described as "hesitant and inaccurate" which is exactly the part that I did not ...
  • What an epic creature, especially perched up like that on a barren tree! Are they a special (rare) sight, or common? Chris
  • No, you were not delusional, unless I was too. Now, I can accept that the Pentax K1 will not excel in C-AF tracking, that was never Pentax' forte, but the statements about AF-S centre point failing ...
  • When a f2.8 lens is used, then yes, the f2.8 compatible AF sensors can help get more precise focus. But with slower lenses there is no extra benefit to the f2.8 compatible AF sensors over the ...
  • I was wondering about the functionality of the AF points as well recently. I believe that the f2.8 compatible AF points can best be seen as hybrid af sensors, that support AF from f2.8 up to f8, ...
  • If Canon used Sony sensors, and their 500mm/f4 + 1.4tc were in the shops for let's say 6500-,, then I'd switch. High end photography equipment is too expensive, so I see no alternative to Pentax, ...
  • I've not used the K1 + 70-200 combo, but when your review states that in AF-S centre point performance is hesitant with no more than 50% hit rate, then there is either something wrong with lens or ...
  • I use the K3 with the DA560 and sometimes the 1.4tc. AF is slow and only accurate in high contrast light when the tc is added to the lens. You should consider that phase detection AF is not really ...
  • My guess is that either camera or lens used were faulty. I've put the K3 through its paces over the last years, and its out of the question that centre point AF-S is by default slow or hesitant. ...
  • what about sample variation? Either the lens used or the K1 sample may have played a part. The thing is: if you get 10 reviews on the K1, and 50% rates the K1's AF performance as very good, 30% as ...
  • Replied in Zeiss/Pentax
    It's no doubt true that today's software and high quality cameras can produce ever better looking images with even modest lenses.Look at how the K1 can make relatively cheap and old lenses look ...
  • Replied in Zeiss/Pentax
    I fully agree the numbers are important, but as it is with Zeiss lenses: the numbers don't tell the whole story. The color rendition and vibrancy as well as illusive descriptions such as "3D" and ...
  • Replied in Zeiss/Pentax
    With all due respect, you cannot really seriously compare the FA20/2.8 with the Zeiss distagon 21/2.8. Even if you would be perfectly happy with the FA20, which you have every right to be. Chris
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