Cameron R Hood

Cameron R Hood

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a bassist and instructor
Joined on Mar 26, 2005
About me:

Total world domination...I will stop at nothing else!

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Some cool gadgetry, but design-wise, it's a pale imitation of the Moshi Arcus backpack...which is much cooler, IMHO...https://www.moshi.com/arcus#10

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 47th comment
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Tazz93: That sucks for Pentax... they would have been #1 by a long way, for 3+ years. And let's be honest, even with all the negative talk about their methods, that site sells cameras and phones for manufacturers.

Queue the conspiracy theories... that are possibly warranted.

They are...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:56 UTC

Two years later...some kind of conspiracy...it took Hasselblad two years and $3,000.00 more to get one extra point...Pentax just can't get a break from the review industry...maybe they need to think about bribes...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies

...with prices so high there's not enough space in this column to print it.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 15th comment
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)
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WillWeaverRVA: If I wanted results like this, I'd smear Vaseline on the front element of my 90mm Tamron.

...you can also get 98% of it it in Lightroom by turning the clarity down, adding a bit of blur and perhaps a bit of overexposure. Or just shoot it on a $15.00 pawn shop lens...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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test2: I've been a Leica devotee for the past three years (going from R to M to S). I find the default "house style" of Leica very pleasing, in ways that Zeiss (my previous devotion) and other brands don't quite replicate and DXOmark-like tests don't show.

But I'll freely admit that this product is absurd, along with Leica's various special editions and collector's items.

But if these are what Leica need to come up with to remain financially viable, and if there (as appears the case) are filthy rich people willing to spend their money on them, so be it. I certainly wouldn't. I buy only pre-owned Leica products and at heavy discounts.

I don't think Dpreview needs to editorialize like this though.

It's about the same, actually. But it costs $6,495.00 more...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

Buy a $35 lens in a pawn shop, spend $5 on a tub of vaseline, send the rest to needy children around the world. What a waste of money.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

With that tape hiding something on the 11-18, are we FINALLY going to see my 20+ year old idea of a DIGITAL hyperlocal scale on a zoom? Please, Pentax, say it is so, and you can send the royalty cheques to...

Go, APSC! Yay, Pentax! To all you whiners, shut up and go away.

Cheers,
Cameron
Pentax fanboy since the PZ1-P

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:40 UTC as 4th comment
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ogl: Very slow development

I think the 645 got in the way...and the K1 and DFA lenses...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:35 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Pentax? Still alive?

Nope...Pentax is doomed...DOOMED!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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Benjamin Kanarek: Very nice Tamron & Tokina re-badged lenses. Should be really good then.

Nope...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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test2: I've been a Leica devotee for the past three years (going from R to M to S). I find the default "house style" of Leica very pleasing, in ways that Zeiss (my previous devotion) and other brands don't quite replicate and DXOmark-like tests don't show.

But I'll freely admit that this product is absurd, along with Leica's various special editions and collector's items.

But if these are what Leica need to come up with to remain financially viable, and if there (as appears the case) are filthy rich people willing to spend their money on them, so be it. I certainly wouldn't. I buy only pre-owned Leica products and at heavy discounts.

I don't think Dpreview needs to editorialize like this though.

Some people just have too much money to spend on themselves. At this point it becomes both obscene and amoral.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:31 UTC

Pardon me....101....https://petapixel.com/2017/10/11/pentax-645z-got-crazy-dxomark-score-101-back-2015/

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 66th comment

That would be the same 102 score awarded a Pentax 645 two years ago that was disallowed for some inexplicable reason...they're tied, but at three or four times the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 67th comment
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henrikbengtsson: So it scored 101 yet somehow the tests weren't complete. Ironic to hear that explanation from DXO. It actually sums it up quite nicely.

If anyone here is a serious wine-enthusiast or sommelier, DXO is Robert Parker.

I always thought those wine ratings were just done by somebody's brother-in-law...EVERYTHING gets 90+...

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Yay, Pentax. 96 points. Superb IQ. 1/2 the size and 1/2 the price of the others. 30 million lenses.

...and in today's news, Pentax actually scored 101...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 21:18 UTC

Yay, Pentax. 96 points. Superb IQ. 1/2 the size and 1/2 the price of the others. 30 million lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Cameron R Hood: Yup. Slight difference in pictures, HUGE difference in price and the size/weight of the gear. I went all in on APSC and am glad I did.

Pentax Limiteds are 'pretty good' for a 'cropped' camera. And my camera is just fine at iso 6400 with a teeny bit of wisdom in the post processing. Same with dynamic range. The differences 9ff-apsc) are certainly not startling, and Pentax has best-in-class build quality by a long shot.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: I wish everyone would stop obsessing and just make photos!!

MTD...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 18:53 UTC

Yup. Slight difference in pictures, HUGE difference in price and the size/weight of the gear. I went all in on APSC and am glad I did.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 125th comment | 6 replies
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