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RIP Mr. Collins! For the two who landed on the Moon, we was the one watching over them.
Hope you'll be the Guardian Angel for the next Moon landings (SpaceX) as well!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2021 at 20:06 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Astro Landscapes: Speaking of shooting the moon, I used the P950 to make this 4K video of the moon at exactly my favorite phase, when the craters are creating some really epic shadows. Enjoy the Blade-Runner wannabe music...

Nice!! And much,much sharper/better focused than the Moon pic in the gallery!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2020 at 20:42 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)

I wish to see a brand new AF system and NOT another SAFOX-n dinosaur. They have to re-write the AF algorithm from scratch; if they ask for help on writing I am sure they will find a few Pentax users. And for testing many more users, for sure.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 13:26 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

The possibilities are nearly useless (not endless) - if you want to use an AF lens, excepting lenses with an aperture ring such as certain older models of Pentax.
The pictures Canon 70-20 IS (although a fine lens) is useless - unseless you really want to use it at f/32

Link | Posted on May 4, 2020 at 10:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies

Nice selection of Pentax cameras, excepting the cheap K1000 (especially the second generation) which I would replace with KX or MX.
Regarding the review of 645Z, we can still acces the one from the late Michael Reichmann, at Luminous Landscape. Be curios and read it, I find it fabulous!!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:28 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Let's see who's buying a 500/5,6 which is 24 cm long & 1,46 kg & has VR
- papparazzi
- private investigators
- hikers (they love the low weight)
- wild life & also sport photographers
- many other, for which ~4000 USD are not a problem at all, such as certain citizens from Gulf-states, India, China, you-name-it country

No, 12000 per year is definitely not enough. Apprently Nikon vas way too cautions in planning the manufacturing capacity...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2019 at 09:44 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies

(University of) Houston, YOU have a problem!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 07:43 UTC as 15th comment

I vote for:
Pentax LX
Nikon F3
Olympus OM-3 Ti
Pentax 67
Ricoh GR
and don't forget Minolta XM!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 18:40 UTC as 218th comment | 1 reply
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MrBrightSide: My stupid iPhone was just killed by a software update so I’m through with those Cupertino crumb bums. Is the video on these phones anywhere near the level of the 7 plus? And does everything you shoot instantly become the property of Sundar Pichai?

maybe it's the iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' ??

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 06:45 UTC

C'mon guys, this is just a small omission: the pictures were indeed taken with a P30. Pentax P30.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2019 at 15:02 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Are you talking about Ronon Dex? Specialist Ronon Dex? He's the coolest guy in ours and Pegasus galaxy!!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 23:07 UTC as 25th comment
On article CP+ 2019: a look at the Pentax 85mm F1.4 and KP Custom (190 comments in total)

ALthough I am sure the new 85 will be a great lens, I can't stop loving my tiny sweet Pentax DA70/2,4 :)).
And the combination of colours shown on the KP is definitely not of the best taste. I mean, I would not wear this colours together..

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 13:22 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

If there is a T-mount, adaptors are available for (almost) any mount, old or new.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 14:08 UTC as 23rd comment
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GabrielZ: If this is an established lens producing company (I’ve never heard of them!) why can’t they fund its development themselves? Are they cheap or something?

I would not call William Optics a start-up, and their refractors are not cheap at all...just have a look on net.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 14:05 UTC

Great picture and 100% credible. And it's great US/NASA has some competition, itwill give some impulse to space exploration.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2019 at 10:07 UTC as 45th comment

I remember the review Pentax 645z got from Michael Reichmann some years ago. A great camera, a great review, a great photographer!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 15:22 UTC as 26th comment

Well, I guess me and probably many other are thinking that studio quality means sharpness &resolution, natural bokeh and optimal exposure.
The images IPhone X takes have some sharpness, optimal exposure but a non-natural bokeh. So I won't call them "sudio quality". Enforcing that in a court is a different story, and I'm sure Apple can bring enough photographers to support their claims...
Anyway, X has a great camera and great software, and in 1-2-or 3 generations the iPhone may really generate quality "studio quality" pictures.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 18:49 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4440 comments in total)
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rsf3127: In-body 5-axis stabilization (rated to 5EV) for a small body FF camera from a manufacturer that has no expertise in this type of mechanism sounds too good to be true. Waiting for a proper test.

I see no reason why Pentax should not sell the licence for IBIS for Nikon mirorless...

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 19:52 UTC

"almost certainly an OEM product", "probably originated from a design partnership with Tokina" based on ???. Not to mention that Tokina "Opera" has weather-sealed construction. Common with Pentax but AFAIK first with Tokina.
As everyone here agrees, the price is most likely 26% higher than Sigma Art. Far from double as your stated.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2018 at 06:42 UTC as 38th comment

Assuming a smartphone is always with you, take an action cam (e.g. GoPro) when your hands are not free. I agree, a "tough" camera would the choice for rock climbing and tropical forest, but if it is not the case an upper-class compact zoom (e.g. Lumix LX or TZ 200) will do just fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 12:25 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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