James O'Neill

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

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  • I'm not going to test this with my camera, but the upgrade is always a .BIN file and the camera checks to see if the BIN file is for that camera before starting to load it. It's far too easy to ...
  • My iPhone has a 28 and a 56  :-)  there's a slice of things which need more. Someone was claiming to be the first triple lens camera …  Two fixed lens and cropping seems to be a good solution for ...
  • That wasn't really a comeback. It was a blip of higher sales. SLR sales are returning to being the province of the enthusiastic photographer It's interesting you mention "soccer moms" because ...
  • I've just sent something to Ricoh because the transfer speed I got over Wi-Fi and I'm now getting with the .Net SDK working over USB is round about 1MB/Sec. Fine for getting thumbnails on a studio ...
  • That's the problem. The editors correctly identified that most people would want to know "How does the Mark II compare with the original"; but the test was not a valid comparison. Since you can't ...
  • Replied in The .Net version
    I've had a play with the tethering for .NET - remove the internet download attribute from the DLL and it loads in PowerShell and I could connect and get the information I'd expect (nothing from ...
  • Not surprising.  The USB support in the 645z, KP and K1 / K1-ii works with Pentax's chargable app, and with their tethering for Lightroom. I'm pretty sure the K3 and K5 don't.  It might have been ...
  • I wasn't. I was trying to find somewhere that I could buy the announced lenses for the K1, or a flagship APS-C camera, or an updated 645 … I'd put the absence of these down to not prioritizing ...
  • This is bizarre Ricoh show all the signs of having no R&D budget for Pentax and then release multiple SDKs. Granted some of this stuff would have been things they were using to write their own apps ...
  • They have only realised the WiFi SDK for iOS and Android. The PC SDK is for wired only. I have written a command-line interface in PowerShell to work with the K1 from my laptop using other people's ...
  • Yes. The sensor / processing combinations are now so good even in a basic camera that questions like "can I take it here" (is it weather sealed, is it too heavy to carry all day, can I operate it ...
  • But that is the point isn't it. Reviewers dream up some way of doing a test so that the results are comparable. Which they aren't. They said that some bit of an image with the mark II and the lens ...
  • https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k1&attr13_1=pentax_k1ii&attr13_2=pentax_k1&attr13_3=pentax_k1ii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw& ...
  • Now swap the D810 for the K1 mark 1. On this test the Mark II has *much* better detail. I did comparison of the same detail area on the standard shots. The ISO 100 shot on the MK1 has very poor ...
  • I've seen a couple of people comment that they thought the lens was de-centred … whatever the cause if you compare the black and white grids on left and right edges of the scene there is a clear ...
  • Replied in Just...
    Quite.  I've seen so many insect pictures over the years (and taken my share) that something has to be really good to impress me. These are stunning; and I'm not sure how it was possible to make ...
  • Well, you posted a review purporting to compare cameras without making sure they were set the same (see https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61127323 ) so why should we expect you to have checked ...
  • Comparing and shifting the slider around,  I find the loss in detail is hard to see, but if I zoom in within my browser, I can find it. I very much doubt that I'm going to see it in practice. I ...
  • The nothing wrong with DPR camp meets the everything is fine with Ricoh camp. This will be fun ...
  • Well I'm going to offer the third opinion. The K1 has a higher maximum ISO / longer DR because the noise level is lower.  I think the K5 / K5IIs shows low noise in the 800-6400 range and what I ...
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