DanK7

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 10, 2011

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Haha, not yet released but some wag has already clicked "I had it."

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies

Nice article, but what's with the asterisk footnotes? These should be parentheticals which would read more easily, IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 22:06 UTC as 174th comment | 1 reply
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (80 comments in total)

Tip number 7: Live in the northern hemisphere or come back in 6 months. ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 22:47 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Great soundtrack!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 02:41 UTC as 14th comment
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DanK7: I loved the X100 series. It seems like the X-E2 v4.0 with a 27mm pancake lens is even better. Similar size, cheaper, more capable, missing only the optical viewfinder and the ND filter. Am I missing anything significant?

Agree, although I wanted a cheaper second camera to accompany my X-Pro2, so I'm quite happy with the combo.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 22:07 UTC

I loved the X100 series. It seems like the X-E2 v4.0 with a 27mm pancake lens is even better. Similar size, cheaper, more capable, missing only the optical viewfinder and the ND filter. Am I missing anything significant?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 05:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Godox to launch AD600 battery-powered mono-block heads (40 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: As people have mentioned, these have been available for about a year. Really nice units. The great thing is how universal the unit is, just need to buy the specific trigger for your brand. They have Sony, Nikon and Canon and are coming out with Fuji and m43. Adorama is the exclusive distributor of the TTL version in the U.S. and sell it under their "Flashpoint" brand.

Currently available trigger for Fuji, although limited to certain flash heads - http://sereneautomation.com/

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)

I would love the opportunity to review cameras for a living, but then I realise it’s actually really hard. Hats off to the DPReview team who do have the “best jobs ever” for being thorough, fair and honest. Equally hard is having to determine where to place the camera, like the category “Semi-professional Interchangeable Lens Camera / DSLR” in the case of the x-PRO2. Although I was surprised by the modest score of 83 for the X-PRO2, I guess that says more about Fuji pricing (value) than camera overall performance (similar scores to Pentax K3, Canon EOS 7D, Nikon D300S). The score also reflects what can be quantified versus what cannot. Fuji (or Pentax, Canon, etc) lenses and support also go a long way toward influencing the purchase. We are spoiled for choice, thankfully. It makes me appreciate that WE are the lucky few percent of the world’s population who can make those choices.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 146th comment
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DanK7: The alternative for Fuji camera owners is to sync to your iPhone or iPad via Fuji Camera Remote App. No wires, no bracket, no $500 purchase. (Batteries are a different story! You might need a few.) Don't even need an iPad as it works with Android, too.

True enough. On the other hand, this device only works with Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 21:36 UTC

The alternative for Fuji camera owners is to sync to your iPhone or iPad via Fuji Camera Remote App. No wires, no bracket, no $500 purchase. (Batteries are a different story! You might need a few.) Don't even need an iPad as it works with Android, too.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I guess it's inevitable. I've gone from K7 to K5 to K3.... Pentax controls have always been very intuitive (to me). Very glad to see the little green button remain. Next to the shutter release - my fav. What do you think the bottom button of the 4-way toggle is for (not flash)? A crop button, perhaps? Or maybe more likely a display choice for LCD and EVF?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 21:38 UTC as 154th comment | 2 replies
On photo Pentax vs Fuji in DanK7's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Pentax DA* 55mm f1.4 (383 grams). Fujifilm XF 56mm f1.2 (410 grams).

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 05:16 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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DanK7: I am in love with my K3. What a brilliant beast. Not sure the pros/cons of FF would convince me that I need to switch. In practical terms, what does the K3 lack? Is the larger sensor (the larger everything) going to make sense?

I've recently invested in the Fuji X-T1 and lots of very nice lenses. I really prefer the handling, the menu and button placement and ruggedness of the K3. The X-T1 is no where near as hardy. Lighter and smaller, yes. But I keep having to replace lost rubber bits and eye pieces after hiking and traveling. The X-T1 controls and menu are also more clumsy and annoying than I would have expected, even after V4.00 firmware.

My ideal camera would be a K3 mirrorless with Fuji glass. Never gonna happen.

Mirrorless means smaller camera, smaller lenses, and what HubertChen said. However, an OVF is indispensable for action shots. Mirrorless is great for travel, though. The Fuji Finepix X100 is a perfect example, if you're happy with a rangefinder style.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 08:18 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

I am in love with my K3. What a brilliant beast. Not sure the pros/cons of FF would convince me that I need to switch. In practical terms, what does the K3 lack? Is the larger sensor (the larger everything) going to make sense?

I've recently invested in the Fuji X-T1 and lots of very nice lenses. I really prefer the handling, the menu and button placement and ruggedness of the K3. The X-T1 is no where near as hardy. Lighter and smaller, yes. But I keep having to replace lost rubber bits and eye pieces after hiking and traveling. The X-T1 controls and menu are also more clumsy and annoying than I would have expected, even after V4.00 firmware.

My ideal camera would be a K3 mirrorless with Fuji glass. Never gonna happen.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 22:03 UTC as 118th comment | 5 replies

I think the launch date was meant to be 1 April.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:12 UTC as 44th comment
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (334 comments in total)

I'd like to see them make a weatherproof version.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 118th comment
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (198 comments in total)

Best ever was the Minolta mini tripod TR-1 from about 1984. Not many around but worth grabbing if you can.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:17 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)

Yawn...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 21:33 UTC as 31st comment

Excellent interview, DPReview.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 21:05 UTC as 53rd comment

I was kind of hoping to see Pentax try the mirror-less K-mount road again, but not with the odd K-01 design and limitations. The yet-to-be-named SLR, if we believe the SLR part, is obviously not mirror-less.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 9th comment
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