lol101

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On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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thoth22: It looks like a really long wait for an NX-50.

Yep my NX30 will be my last Samsung... too bad.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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odpisan: Negative comments about K-1 have all only one reason:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CaNik Co. got kicked in the balls with K-1 & now they are all histerical. So they send souch prepayed guys on internet to write stupid comments & to provoke us - Pentax-lovers.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have only one question:

HOW MANY PENTAXIANS has wrote negative comments under articles about Ca-Nik camera-tests?

The answer is:
Nobody, niemand, personne, nihĨe, nessuno, niko, nikto ... !!!

Do you understand the fear of Nikon/Canon (owners)?
They are loosing their overpaid immage & they are histerical .. that is the only truth.

Honestly... the only one who is hysterical here posted just above this post...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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zigi_S: Canon still the best.

Sure: Canon is the breasts!

;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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silicagel: good

Short and to the point.

I like that.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Tobi Wan Kenobi: Dear Pentaxians, I think there's an important point to make, to all those who are eagerly waiting to use the K-1 with old K-mount lenses in aperture priority mode: THIS CAMERA HAS NO APERTURE FEELER, for whatever reason. So with SMC-M lenses, Ricoh (Rikenon) lenses (even with the infamous "P" contact removed) and other K-mount glass lacking the "A" position on the aperture ring (in short: lenses with K- instead of KA-mount), the camera won't measure exposure according to the aperture setting. Pentax DSLRs do have the option to use those lenses with diaphragm closed, but then the viewfinder will be rather dark, depending on the set aperture (stop-down metering). Only with KA-mount or later lenses, the camera will measure properly as former K-mount SLRs did.
I'm disappointed, as it wouldn't have been hard to include the aperture feeler. So still no proper use for my nice old non-KA-lenses.

Nice trolling... but 4 times the same exact post makes it too obvious...try some variations.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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odpisan: I do not understand some writers of comments here.

Are they so extremly stupid?

For K-1 we have plenty & all kinds of diferent lenses which work perfect on FF.

But some poeople think that if Pentax did not make FF-camera until today there also is no lenses for FF - or what? Why they show their stupidity here & do not first look in the Pentax site?
>:o(((

@Jorge Obviously you "don't care for Pentax" and yet here you are posting comments after comments on the K1....

But I see through your stance: you are part of Pentax viral promotion campaign! Well done Jorge, you more than earned your paycheck!
Those Ricoh marketing guys are really clever...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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TriezeA72: If you're looking to buy a decent full-frame dslr, that's priced well, and looks the bit this might be it....I wouldn't call it a ground breaking camera, but it's a very positive move in the right direction here by Pentax/Ricoh!

@Anastigmat, I am not sure the 6D has a plastic body... mine certainly feels like magnesium alloy but I could be wrong...

No doubt the K1 will be sturdier though but in all honesty, the 6D doesn't feel like a cheap low quality body and serves me well, even in tough conditions

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Gesture: Is there a crop mode for using DX lenses?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:29 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Jylppy: The price is really low. When will Pentax sales cause price pressure on Canon & Nikon? I wish it would happen, but I doubt it to have material impact.

For me as business strategy professional it seems really hard for Pentax to enter a (declining) mature market without having hard, differentiating core assets. DSLR is a system market and there are limits how long a single great product can carry. So Pentax relies basically price competition. Due to the systemic nature of DSLR market, I doubt it will work. My guess is that after few years Ricoh will close the whole exercise. And would I want to be the consumer with Pentax gear then in my hands? No.

So sorry tech-freaks and CaNikon haters, sometimes there are other factors contributing success than just "features".

If you look at my present gear, you'll have difficulties putting me in the Canikon haters category but I think the exact opposite of you.

If you offer value durably (and that's precisely what Pentax is doing), you will find a market durably.

Just compare the K1 to the 6D I have. They have roughly the same target market and I see the Pentax as offering greater value.

This is why my next camera will probably be a K1 and not a 6D2.

Pentax is not Samsung, they don't bolster that they want to be #1 in the DSLR market in 2 years, they are aiming at maintaining and enlarging progressively a stable user base.

The K1 is there for this purpose and I doubt it will go the way of Samsung's GX and NX line.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Looks like a well-designed piece of kit, but since Pentax don't have a fast 300mm or longer lens in their system, they won't break the Nikon/Canon hold on professional press and sports photography.

On another point, the fact that you can use legacy lenses on this camera will appeal to some, but with a 36mp chip I rather suspect those older optics will really show their limitations. I've had to replace various Canon lenses over recent years because older models, while excellent when used with film or digital up to around 12mp, can't resolve detail well even on my 24mp 5D MKIII. 36mp is really going to show the shortcomings of older optical technology.

The K1 doesn't strike as targeting pro sports shooters anyway but it may be a decent sport-dad camera in crop mode (good AF coverage, 15+MP, 6fps).

Otherwise it's also perfectly thought out for photographers wanabees thinking of going to DSLRs and looking at different brands, asking themselves if they'll be able to "grow" towards FF at some point. For the last 15 years the answer was "no" for Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

Maybe too early for such a technical question but I'd be interested to know the result of using the parameter wheel set to ISO in Program mode.

On Pentax cameras, P mode switches seamlessly to Av mode or Tv mode when aperture or speed values are changed. But does it switch to Sv mode if an ISO value is selected with the 3rd wheel?

I'd prefer if it just adjusted the ISO and kept the selected aperture or shutter speed but it could be an option.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: So what is the difference between the ISO button and the ISO dial setting?

ISO dial setting gives you direct access to ISO via the upper wheel. No ISO button press needed.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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lol101: As a NX user from the beginning (NX10), I am sorry to see them go but I must also admit that buying Samsung gear has always been a PITA since their distribution channels were restricted.

The good thing about it is that their most expensive gear (NX1 and S lenses) never made it to my neighborhood, successfully preventing me from sinking too much money in this dead end.

Personnel note to HowaboutRaw: did you get in touch with your Samsung source to get some explanations about his failed predictions?

So you didn't repeatedly advice to wait for some announcement concerning NX at CES before drawing conclusions on NX future?

OK... must have you confused with the one who wrote the comments bellow...

By HowaboutRAW (2 months ago)

Arn:

I'll just wait until CES before drawing conclusions.

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Bummer. Even though I'm sure it will continue to sell in the USA, I certainly won't buy into a system as sketchy as Samsung is being. What a great camera to not do well.

By HowaboutRAW (2 months ago)

And when Samsung releases new cameras at CES in January?

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By wishiwereaskibum (2 months ago)

How can we validate or kill this rumor? The NX1 seems like an awesome camera, but who wants to buy into a system that's dying?

By HowaboutRAW (2 months ago)

We can wait for CES in early January.

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Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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lol101: As a NX user from the beginning (NX10), I am sorry to see them go but I must also admit that buying Samsung gear has always been a PITA since their distribution channels were restricted.

The good thing about it is that their most expensive gear (NX1 and S lenses) never made it to my neighborhood, successfully preventing me from sinking too much money in this dead end.

Personnel note to HowaboutRaw: did you get in touch with your Samsung source to get some explanations about his failed predictions?

HowaboutRAW: no problem.

From my perspective (living in the EU), Samsung NX is finished.

I understand that since you live in the US, Samsung NX is still alive.

Still, from a general consumer perspective, withdrawing from major markets, not displaying even your existing range at a major electronic show and announcing absolutely nothing doesn't really spell that Samsung NX line is still alive and well.

Only a few years (month?) ago, Samsung was claiming that their ambition was to be a leader in the mirror less camera segment... they have toned that done quite a bit it seems. So much that they don't even mention the NX line now...

For someone who wrote repeatedly that everyone should wait for CES and some "big news" before writing NX off you don't really seem to follow your own advice.

I do.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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lol101: As a NX user from the beginning (NX10), I am sorry to see them go but I must also admit that buying Samsung gear has always been a PITA since their distribution channels were restricted.

The good thing about it is that their most expensive gear (NX1 and S lenses) never made it to my neighborhood, successfully preventing me from sinking too much money in this dead end.

Personnel note to HowaboutRaw: did you get in touch with your Samsung source to get some explanations about his failed predictions?

@HaR

Samsung has effectively disapeared from Europe and they did officially announce it so AFAIC, they are gone.

Plus no mention of their nx line at CES pretty much spells it for the rest of the world but it's only my interpretation and I might be wrong. I never understood Samsung marketing anyway...

What do you mean by "a little more than a prediction"? Nothing materialized so I would rather say it was quite a bit less than a prediction...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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merkaba: I feel the NX1 was released too late after the swarm of newcomers including myself bought into the sony system with their very attractive a6000. Had NX1 been released first for a lower price point, I bet it would be a strong player to this day

Which FF has comparable feature set at that price point?

Think 4K, AF, 15fps, weather sealed...

FF is nice (I have one) but it's not the only measure of a camera's worth.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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naltar: inward facing camera to see what's inside your fridge? I thought it's what the handle attached to the door attached to the hinge attached to the fridge is for?

How about an outward facing camera that locks the fridge while displaying "You look fat, go get some exercise you lazy bum!"

Much more useful imho...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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merkaba: I feel the NX1 was released too late after the swarm of newcomers including myself bought into the sony system with their very attractive a6000. Had NX1 been released first for a lower price point, I bet it would be a strong player to this day

No it would not.

The price of the NX1 was right but for the NX1 to be successful, Samsung should have built some prior confidence by making their products widely available and giving some visibility on their future.

Instead they kept their distribution confidential and never showed real commitment, releasing road maps with products that never materialized (16-80 anyone?) then stopping all communication about future developments.

Most people don't sink 3 or 4k$ in a system with such a shaddy future and I guess Samsung just demonstrated that most people are right.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)

As a NX user from the beginning (NX10), I am sorry to see them go but I must also admit that buying Samsung gear has always been a PITA since their distribution channels were restricted.

The good thing about it is that their most expensive gear (NX1 and S lenses) never made it to my neighborhood, successfully preventing me from sinking too much money in this dead end.

Personnel note to HowaboutRaw: did you get in touch with your Samsung source to get some explanations about his failed predictions?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 09:40 UTC as 58th comment | 7 replies
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)
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zakk9: Their engineers might be committed, but their marketing people are clearly not. I've been to countless camera shops since the NX1 was launched, particularly in Thailand, but also in other countries, and I haven't seen a single one anywhere.

There you have it: the core reason of NX demise.

How is a product supposed to sell if it's not available in most places?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
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