James O'Neill

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 16, 2003

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  • Replied in For me.
    1. It's an SLR brand. The Pentaprism which makes SLRs work is in the name. They're not going to try to convince me that an EVF is as a good as a proper viewfinder, never mind better. 2. It has ...
  • Is this any help https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58882392
  • I dug into this a while back. With film ISO was calculated based on the minimum amount of light needed to the developed film above the base "fog" level. With digital there are 3 different ways to ...
  • IIRC the 55-300 and the K70 came out at about the same time. Since then there has been one Pentax branded product, the KP, and the total number of Pentax branded products doubles if you count ...
  • Interesting to see this old thread come back so ... I have this lens  : it's very cheap and the quality is OK - although it was supplanted by Sigma 10-20 zoom, which in turn made way for the Sigma ...
  • I have found - particularly shooting two people together, that newer sensors seem to react differently to certain tanning products, and I can put two people side by side who appear to have very ...
  • Replied in Not true
    "We are researching" is polite Japanese company rep speak for "No". "No" means "Your idea is without Merit" and is therefore rude. "Your idea is not without merit and someone in the organisation is ...
  • On this Alex and I agree. Someone may have said Ricoh are planning a camera for such and such a segment round about such and such a date. But a K3-iii is still unconfirmed (and I believe wishful ...
  • At that time Or at that time PentaxIsDoomed used to be "if Pentax don't introduce a camera with [insert feature here] then they are going to hell in a handcart".  I'm worried for the future of a ...
  • Look, I've been on DP review before "Pentax SLR talk" was created (there was only "Pentax talk") and people were saying Pentax was doomed if they didn't introduce get out of film and launch a DSLR ...
  • Pentax survives into 2018.
  • One of the Leicas and one of the capture one cameras has a pure mono mode but that's at sensor level My K1 is often set to process into B&W at-time-of-capture, so I can get a RAW file with a B&W ...
  • I admire your optimism, and hope it is not misplaced. I have a nagging doubt that Ricoh have launched the last Pentax camera. I'll buy the new 85mm - but fear the shutters will finally go up first. ...
  • Replied in K5 vs K5ii
    I never did a side by side comparison, because I look my K7 to back to the shop where I'd traded in my K10D to get it , and swapped it for a K5. It was like using the very same camera, and though ...
  • Replied in K5 vs K5ii
    I got a K5 just before the II and IIs came out, and got a nearly-new IIs. In use the changes from K7 to K5 to K5iis where all small. I'd advise to the OP to go for a II or IIs because the spec is ...
  • With the K5iis , and the original K5, K7 K10 and *ist-D I've used the FA 50 f/1.4, and shot thousands of picture with it. After buying the K1 I've had the 43 : it's not question of better/worse ...
  • Great work. Here's one of mine skyline of Seattle - the low noise and high resolution makes for a picture I wouldn't have believed a few years ago. See the tall building left of centre , there's a ...
  • Lets take the last point first. The skilled photographer knows how to set exposure on full M and get it right, and how to manually focus and get it right. That does not mean they do so all the ...
  • Replied in 3 f2 lenses
    I'd like to see something like the 3 Amigos for the 3rd decade of the 21st century. Primes, reasonably fast, beautifully made, optically distinguished. But weather sealed and with current state of ...
  • PhotoMe hasn't been updated for a while and some download sites have copies which set anti-virus alarms off. Exiftool is frequently updated, download it from the original source. The Exif Standards ...
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