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Marty4650: This really looks like a beautiful lens.

I don't even own a Pentax camera, but I'd love to have one. Just so I could handle it, and look at it. And I really am not kidding.

(Wow.... I probably need professional help for this gearhead thing!)

We are evidently brothers although by your pic I would imagine our parents are unrelated.

My favourite lens is the pentax s-m-c 50/1.4 . I've not taken a single photo with it since I can't stand to accidentally scratch the lens body. From time to time, I take it out and touch it. And then I put it back again.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 00:24 UTC
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PK24X36NOW: Sorry, but I don't get it, Pentax. This is a 2:1 zoom ratio, relatively slow, variable aperture lens that isn't very wide on the wide end, isn't very long on the long end, and you want 849 POUNDS for it (I don't even want to think of what that is in dollars)?!

The main thing that's "limited" about this lens is what - range, versatility??

You would think that for your top-line lenses, you should be able to muster a 3:1 zoom ratio, constant aperture, and a focal length range that isn't boring.

If they are going for ultimate lens correction with no compromises, then the limit on the zoming might be understandable.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 00:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (231 comments in total)

I'm all for dials, but the lack of an aperture ring on the 'kit' lens is just wrong. They should supply it with the earlier 50mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:08 UTC as 74th comment
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (231 comments in total)

70's? I think it looks mid eighties. The silver one reminds me of their cheap plastic film cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:07 UTC as 75th comment
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1392 comments in total)
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Zigmont: I guess I'm the only one who thinks this obsession with the past, i.e. "retro" is absurd. I'm old enough to remember the Nikon F's in the '60's, I don't want a camera that looks like that, I want something new and modern that breaks the old barriers.

Retro design is an excuse for companies who have no new ideas and can't come up with a new and ground-breaking design, so they go back to the past.

Quite frankly, I'm sick of all the new "retro" look cameras. I want the camera of 2020, not 1950.

Some of us regret not being born 500 years ago, and regret that we are surrounded by architecture from people with your attitude who don't care at all that it depresses the rest of us.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:56 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1392 comments in total)

Classic 80s. Retro for me is 70s and earlier.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 378th comment | 1 reply
On photo DSC00010 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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KariIceland: Seriously dpreview?! A white guy dressed as a stereotype native american?! Why dont you just do black face while you are at it?!!!

"Seriously dpreview?! A white guy dressed as a stereotype native american?! Why dont you just do black face while you are at it?!!!"

There is really nothing wrong with this. How about being offended by a english guy wearing lederhosen, ie. posing as a stereotypical german?

People are getting offended by absurdities. Go and live in the 3rd world and get your priorities recalibrated.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 14:46 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7 samples gallery sample gallery (9 comments in total)
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KariIceland: Seriously dpreview?! A white guy dressed as a stereotype native american?! Why dont you just do black face while you are at it?!!!

"Seriously dpreview?! A white guy dressed as a stereotype native american?! Why dont you just do black face while you are at it?!!!"

There is really nothing wrong with this. How about being offended by a english guy wearing lederhosen, ie. posing as a stereotypical german?

People are getting offended by absurdities. Go and live in the 3rd world and get your priorities recalibrated.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 14:46 UTC
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jcmarfilph: The biggest should have been insta-crap photos. Those lousy filters are completely unnecessary and a photo with great composition will be a great photo. No need to hide those mediocre IQ of iPhones and other phones. And FWIW, a photo should not be square in aspect ratio all the time.

There's crappy and there's crappy. The point of the instagram crappiness is that it ages and gives a sense of atmosphere and nostaligic history to the pic. A straight pic is often just too boring.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:02 UTC
On article Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' (140 comments in total)

The lack of money due to the extended world wide financial crisis is part of this problem. For a consumer the choice can come down to a smartphone vs a nice camera. I know which one I would choose.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' (140 comments in total)
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bleeboo: I'm afraid DSLR's, if not extinct, will be far fewer in the future.

Look at what has happened with mp3's as opposed to the full sonic quality of a CD.

People have actually accepted muddy and distorted sounding music as "acceptable" for the sake of transportability.

Just as have many accepted blurred and washed out phone snapshots as passable.

For me, I'll always play the music I love most with as much sonic integrity as I can, meaning top level equipment to do so.

The same goes for photography. I'll always have a DSLR.

I'm afraid, however, I'm going the way of the dinosaur.

hmmm, that's not quite right. In double blind tests, mp3s are indistinguishable from CD so long as they use a good modern encoder at 192kbps, joint stereo, vbr. FLAC and SACD are a pointless waste of space (and money). CD has been beaten.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 08:53 UTC
On article Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round (144 comments in total)

This is seriously interesting to me. I love large phones but they are just too big on the leg (front pocket). And in HTC's case, way too heavy.

If this phone has Samsung's legendary plastic light-weightedness then I'll be seriously examining its specs. I just hope the audio is not as rubbish as the Galaxy S line and their bogus poorly implemented Yamaha and Wolfson chips generating thumping distortion and high output impedance. Just use something off the shelf, Samsung. REaltek etc have been true hifi for years now.

Otherwise it's back to iphone for me, I'm afraid.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 59th comment

One of a kind...but not very original.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 203rd comment

A camera that looks like to be a mac.

hmmm...

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 23:14 UTC as 205th comment
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Gesture: Welcome, welcome upgrade and features to K-5 and a great competitor to Nikon D7100. But what is it with companies and naming. The next camera will be the K-1 and, then, there is no where to go. Others have boxed themselves in with naming everything the X Z and/or 1.

Even going the other way has its limits with numbers going in to the tens or hundreds. Time to change the lettering which is perhaps the intention.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 08:32 UTC
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