KKnipser

Joined on Jun 14, 2016

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I guess some more user pictures can speak for themselves:

A user with pretty nice birding photos done with the K-3 III:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=56297221

Birds in flight: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/422582-af-c-k-3iii-impressive-6.html#post5286558

Dog agility training: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/422582-af-c-k-3iii-impressive-5.html#post5277391

BIF with difficult backgrounds: https://www.pentaxians.de/40456504nx51499/natur-und-landschaftsfotografie-f18/wildlife-mit-der-k-3iii-update-hasen-gefluegel-1605-t44025-s30.html#p766488

Hare running: https://www.pentaxians.de/40456504nx51499/natur-und-landschaftsfotografie-f18/wildlife-mit-der-k-3iii-update-hasen-gefluegel-1605-t44025-s60.html#p767171

Link | Posted on May 27, 2021 at 18:12 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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Jane79: Wow, more than 50% drops year on year in both ILC and lenses. Not good.

+1

-50% customers for both cameras and lenses (in one year):
Still the propagandists will try to spin this into something looking good/acceptable - which it is not.

Nikon in imploding. "Shrinking" isn't even close to the numbers.

And they have zero answers/products how they want to attract young new users besides the few rich old men who simply swap out old F-mount cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 16:47 UTC
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KKnipser: "expenses outpaced gains"
"-31% ILC sales versus last year" = 1/3 of Nikon customers lost in just one year
currently $1000 losses on each $3000 of camera sales
losses are losses, whatever tag you put on it
if you add all six last quarters you see Nikon's deep red losses. There never was a single "good" quarter.

You gotta be an extreme die hard to buy new gear from a company like Nikon on the edge of extinction.

Last generation of cameras is very competent. Just hold back on any Nikon new stuff buying until they turn profitable again (which they *claim* will be very soon).

@bernardlang:
Nikon's continued collapse of sales and marketshares means customers are fleeing Nikon like no one else.
This implicitly means that the general market consensus is that in summary Nikon is best *at nothing at all*, regardless what the remaining handful fans want to make everyone believe (like in this propaganda "article").
They might survive in a small boutique niche, IF they get MUCH better at cost control and IF they ever find one thing they do better than the rest (currently: nothing). And so far they have failed at this as miserably.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2020 at 08:19 UTC

"expenses outpaced gains"
"-31% ILC sales versus last year" = 1/3 of Nikon customers lost in just one year
currently $1000 losses on each $3000 of camera sales
losses are losses, whatever tag you put on it
if you add all six last quarters you see Nikon's deep red losses. There never was a single "good" quarter.

You gotta be an extreme die hard to buy new gear from a company like Nikon on the edge of extinction.

Last generation of cameras is very competent. Just hold back on any Nikon new stuff buying until they turn profitable again (which they *claim* will be very soon).

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2020 at 13:39 UTC as 19th comment | 19 replies

Bad news and more bad news for dying Nikon.

Nikon lost > 1/5th of their sales volume again versus last year's quarter.

Nikon will even more focus on overpriced ("high margin") products which means even less likelihood for any good value products for the next generation of photographers. Strangling themselves medium term for short term profits.

These types of baseless hurray-propaganda-articles won't help them.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2020 at 11:13 UTC as 53rd comment | 9 replies
On article Sony a7C sample gallery updated (61 comments in total)

I wonder if the bokeh issues we can see in the samples are the consequence of the crippled shutter mechanism (A7c has NO pure mechanical shutter, but *only* EFCS with its severe limitations for flash photography, sunburst-stars and fast lens bokeh).

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 13:15 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a9 II review (1280 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jon555: I'd put the R5 in the comparison too, 20fps electronic, 12fps mechanical, 30fps at 8k for super-extended stills shooting, more pixels for cropping (so you can buy one big white smaller/cheaper), AI subject AF, huge buffer, good weather protection, cheaper. I do think some people will see it as an alternative (just not optical VF junkies). Needs the BG-R10 to get the battery life (holds two batteries).

Matter of fact the R5 simply outclasses the A9II and is not its peer.
Run a comparison A9II versus the peer R6, which would be much more fair and I expect the R6 to come out on top.

Especially with regards to animal AF.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 13:39 UTC
On article Sony a9 II review (1280 comments in total)

Boy, what a show of Sony-apologist yadda-yadda.

1) crappy DR
Fact: The A9II barely offers the same max dynamic range to the five year older D7200 crop camera from : https://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D7200,Panasonic%20Lumix%20DC-S1,Sony%20ILCE-9M2

DPR: no mentioning of this in "key takeaway" or "conclusion". But nice massive avoiding by limiting the comparison to just three other cameras.

Fun: compare this to the Panasonic 24MPx S1, which wipes the floor with the A9II DR.

2) subpar noise handling
Look at: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/ the A9II is the worst of the bunch and doesn't even reach the D610...
DPR: claims "competitive"

3) Sony hard baked in high ISO raw noise reduction
DPR: no mention

So for future non-Sony and Non-Nikon cameras we can also expect:
1. baked in noise reduction ignored
2. 1 or 2 stops of worse noise performance to be titiled "competitive"
3. FF DR range on level of 5 year old crop cameras called "competitive

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 13:33 UTC as 153rd comment | 12 replies
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KKnipser: Sony seems to be next to drop out as they are a Samsung clone and also have an activist investor on board, just the same as Olympus.
Its also unclear since when exactly Sony camera division might have been bleeding money. Just seeing their sales / revenues drop like a rock at last doesnt imply a healthy state.

One can only recommend to not buy expensive new camera gear these days from the smaller, sinking makers (Nikon, Sony etc).

The race to drop out between Nikon and Sony is somewhat undecided. While Nikon has the worst fall off with regards to customers probably due to subpar products they have no other option. Nikon cameras final failing has a high chance of Nikon overall failing. So they will fight much harder than Sony

Sony has an activist investor and they already separated Sonys failing camera business from sensors and the rest into the same bucket as TVs. Sony is just 100x more likely to shutter their ILC camera business.

Two very different reasons. But it feels like Sony will be first to follow Samsung and Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2020 at 19:23 UTC

Sony seems to be next to drop out as they are a Samsung clone and also have an activist investor on board, just the same as Olympus.
Its also unclear since when exactly Sony camera division might have been bleeding money. Just seeing their sales / revenues drop like a rock at last doesnt imply a healthy state.

One can only recommend to not buy expensive new camera gear these days from the smaller, sinking makers (Nikon, Sony etc).

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 06:36 UTC as 233rd comment | 8 replies

I do not understand why anyone would give Sony any information beyond the model and serial number. They produced and sold crap which they have have to replace. They have no right to obtain any other information.

And why not go through the dealer who sold the crap Sony products? Is there no consumer protection laws in the usa?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 09:09 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies

All three exciting and sexy lenses.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 08:57 UTC as 38th comment

So Nikon completely gave up on competing with Canon's 1DX Mark III?

Why even bother publishing a meh 7300 EUR camera?

The Nikon fanyboy says:
OFFICIAL Nikon D6 PREVIEW | HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kSEfW5Rr_0&feature=emb_logo

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 13:02 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)
In reply to:

silversalts: Just skip the text and look at the gallery.

You mean images as in photos? Not relevant here. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 11:51 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)
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KKnipser: dpr claim: "all but absent from cheaper ... competitors like the Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art"
Now let us check actual Sigma 50 Art images:
a) https://www.cameralabs.com/wp-content/uploads/reviews/Sigma_50mm_f1-4_DG_HSM_Art/Sigma_50f1-4Art_f1-4_loCA_79058.jpg
b) https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3856/14400872360_203e736c81_b.jpg
c) https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/450243d1556772562-ricoh-announces-availability-hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f1-4-sdm-aw-star-series-lens-capture.jpg
d) https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/450244d1556772670-ricoh-announces-availability-hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f1-4-sdm-aw-star-series-lens-capture.jpg
compared to the Pentax:
https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/1148307569/CA/F1p4_ACR.jpeg
Alternative facts? Confirmation bias? Deliberate?

No need to get defensive. Not a valid excuse either.
The claims come from the author of the article on Amazon. So he needs to show a robust comparison. Where is it?
It is also worth mentioning that the article itself doesnt try to gain credibility by limiting the criticism to F2.8. The claims in the article are sweeping. And guess what? The image used as "proof" is at F1.4.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 11:49 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)

dpr claim: "all but absent from cheaper ... competitors like the Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art"
Now let us check actual Sigma 50 Art images:
a) https://www.cameralabs.com/wp-content/uploads/reviews/Sigma_50mm_f1-4_DG_HSM_Art/Sigma_50f1-4Art_f1-4_loCA_79058.jpg
b) https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3856/14400872360_203e736c81_b.jpg
c) https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/450243d1556772562-ricoh-announces-availability-hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f1-4-sdm-aw-star-series-lens-capture.jpg
d) https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/450244d1556772670-ricoh-announces-availability-hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f1-4-sdm-aw-star-series-lens-capture.jpg
compared to the Pentax:
https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/1148307569/CA/F1p4_ACR.jpeg
Alternative facts? Confirmation bias? Deliberate?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 10:33 UTC as 31st comment | 8 replies
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)
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KKnipser: Serious reviews of the Sigma Art do document the LoCA behaviour mentioned by Pentaxforums (https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f1-4-sdm-aw/aberrations.html) as well as is documented in their sample images:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3856/14400872360_203e736c81_b.jpg
and
https://www.cameralabs.com/wp-content/uploads/reviews/Sigma_50mm_f1-4_DG_HSM_Art/Sigma_50f1-4Art_f1-4_loCA_79058.jpg
Everybody may judge the available material with their own eyes. For a direct comparison check PF.

@jannefoo: You might want to remember that the overall scenario is still the same and the question is if the Sigma does exhibit the same amount of LoCA as the Pentax DFA*. If dpr's Sigma-fan claims were correct you wouldnt be able to see LoCA just because the photograoher chose to focus a bit differently.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 10:25 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)
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TheGrammarFairy: It is ironic and sad that a website with two tech editors can’t come up with a single number to support their claims about this lens.
“Trust me I’m an expert” is meaningless in a world where the U.S. president tells an average of 12 lies a day and our biggest aircraft maker promised the world it’s new jet was safe to fly.
Show us real numbers that compare this lens to its competitive set or retract your slander.

As long as you don't take the texts here more seriously as other users reviews on amazon it is all fine.
Just don't fall into the trap of believing it is more "professional" or "scientific" than what any soccer mom out there would do as review.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 10:21 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)
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mxx: When I first read that lacklustre Hands On of the DFA 50 a few months back, I already knew DPR was going to flog that LoCa horse like there's no tomorrow.

That was easy prophecy.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 10:18 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)

Serious reviews of the Sigma Art do document the LoCA behaviour mentioned by Pentaxforums (https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/hd-pentax-d-fa-50mm-f1-4-sdm-aw/aberrations.html) as well as is documented in their sample images:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3856/14400872360_203e736c81_b.jpg
and
https://www.cameralabs.com/wp-content/uploads/reviews/Sigma_50mm_f1-4_DG_HSM_Art/Sigma_50f1-4Art_f1-4_loCA_79058.jpg
Everybody may judge the available material with their own eyes. For a direct comparison check PF.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 17:37 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
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