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Looks pretty cool!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 20:51 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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SantaFeBill: Looks weird to me - water moving and yet the boat dead still, not responding to the water 'motion'.

it's like a bit hipnotic to me...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 12:42 UTC
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vscd: I think the results are easier and better to achieve if you just record a movie instead of a photo but it would be funny to animate some old photos from wild wild west or the moon ;)

well this is not exactly a movie as just some parts has some movement. how would you record the kayak in the same place and the water moving around it? my editing skills are zero, just asking... maybe taking the first frame for the subject and doing something with the rest for the surroundings?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 12:40 UTC

looks pretty cool but... quite expensive!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 12:38 UTC as 17th comment
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RedFox88: Now all 5 k1 users are happy!

I think is not about the amount of users but about the truth.
At least if you want to be respectable, otherwise just don't do the review and that's it.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 20:07 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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aris14: Numbers, numbers...
Ιs there another thread of comments for a camera review in which the DPR staff has posted 67 times, i.e 4.75% of total posts..?

@dpthoughts, i was not aware you were a pentax fanboy... good for you

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 02:17 UTC
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Merida: Great step. What about firmware API / SDK? That'd be absolute bonkers.

1000% agree!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 01:48 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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robbo d: Comparing the k1 to an a7iii is also garbage.

2 quite different cameras.

Sure a7iii is new with all singing dancing AF. But k1 is 36mp, has puxel shift, astro and handheld stacking.....

In Australia prices show the sony a little dearer by 3/400 dollars.

K1 is its own camera and therefore should be reviewed as such. The editorial doesnt seem to really compensate for this rather just promotes modern video and AF.

If you shoot video your hardly going to buy pentax.

Funnily enough these are stills based cameras and Pentax is very very good at stills shooting.....

You do what you wish, but is pointless to respond to dpthougths comments.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 17:20 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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Robbie Corrigan: In other news, Ricoh have announced 4 freely available SDKs to allow developers access to remote APIs for Windows (+ Mac & Linux using .Net framework) using USB, Android and Cisco IOS for wireless control.
Link = http://www.ricoh.com/release/2018/pdf/0516_1.pdf
K-1 series included + 645Z, KP & K70 (limited to Wireless)
This is a big move, opening up remote tethering for Opensource development.

yeah, my bad...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 15:53 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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Robbie Corrigan: In other news, Ricoh have announced 4 freely available SDKs to allow developers access to remote APIs for Windows (+ Mac & Linux using .Net framework) using USB, Android and Cisco IOS for wireless control.
Link = http://www.ricoh.com/release/2018/pdf/0516_1.pdf
K-1 series included + 645Z, KP & K70 (limited to Wireless)
This is a big move, opening up remote tethering for Opensource development.

Fyi in the docs says ricoh camera usb sdk supports kp but i dont see k70 listed in that docs.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:42 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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Robbie Corrigan: In other news, Ricoh have announced 4 freely available SDKs to allow developers access to remote APIs for Windows (+ Mac & Linux using .Net framework) using USB, Android and Cisco IOS for wireless control.
Link = http://www.ricoh.com/release/2018/pdf/0516_1.pdf
K-1 series included + 645Z, KP & K70 (limited to Wireless)
This is a big move, opening up remote tethering for Opensource development.

That's pretty interesting. A shame that k3II is not supported, i would have liked to play a bit with it. A great move could be to open their firmware or add the possibility to develop customizations or extensions. There are some cool things that could be done with some simple changes.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:25 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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davidbindle: I didn't see any testing of the Astro Tracer function. On the Pentax site it says:

"Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and GPS, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures."

However... the pictures they use as an example show trees or mountains at the bottom of the image. If the sensor is moving to accomadate the stars, wouldn't it also be smearing the stationary mountains and trees at the bottom of the image?

@dpthoughts
whatever... you change the subject, from saying astrotracer is useless gimmick to camera selection, be happy in your world. good luck.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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davidbindle: I didn't see any testing of the Astro Tracer function. On the Pentax site it says:

"Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and GPS, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures."

However... the pictures they use as an example show trees or mountains at the bottom of the image. If the sensor is moving to accomadate the stars, wouldn't it also be smearing the stationary mountains and trees at the bottom of the image?

@dpthoughts
if you mean an article like this
https://www.lonelyspeck.com/sony-a7s-astrophotography-review/
that appears in your results, i can really kick it's ass with my cheao K3II and astrotracer without having to do stacking stacking, of course i could also stack astroraced shots and kick it a bit more. as for a separate device for larger focals i got the ioptron skyguider pro, it is big and heavy and you need to align it precisely. Astrotracer weights nothing, does require little configuration or almost none, and can extend exposure time of wide angle lens to minutes, as the samples i have provided that you never checked. A friend of mine with an D810 was amazed when i show her the astrotracer shots compared what she could get with her camera, and she needed to do a lot of stacking to get similar results. So... again, you say is useless but have never used it, and you pick some complaints about it to discredit it, i say the opposite having used it.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 15:13 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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davidbindle: I didn't see any testing of the Astro Tracer function. On the Pentax site it says:

"Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and GPS, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures."

However... the pictures they use as an example show trees or mountains at the bottom of the image. If the sensor is moving to accomadate the stars, wouldn't it also be smearing the stationary mountains and trees at the bottom of the image?

@dpthoughts you will never get it coz you never used it and you are too close minded in your own ideas, have you at least looked at the samples i linked? It seems to know more about astrotracer results than people who have really used it.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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migus: The RAW-altering pre-processor could be arguably fixed via a f/w update; the JPG engine probably not that easy.

But a 2.25lbs. (1+kg) hulk with a CIPA of 670/charge is just not competitive for a FF dSLR mid'18. What's its target market?

@dpthoughts i don't get that relationship, an extra battery is always an option. I guess is up to the professional and it's needs, the rest are just speculations.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 16:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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migus: The RAW-altering pre-processor could be arguably fixed via a f/w update; the JPG engine probably not that easy.

But a 2.25lbs. (1+kg) hulk with a CIPA of 670/charge is just not competitive for a FF dSLR mid'18. What's its target market?

@dpthoughts so just because D850 supports more fps, the K1II shall support that too? coz it weights similar it shall be similar in all aspects? whats your point?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 15:55 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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davidbindle: I didn't see any testing of the Astro Tracer function. On the Pentax site it says:

"Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and GPS, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures."

However... the pictures they use as an example show trees or mountains at the bottom of the image. If the sensor is moving to accomadate the stars, wouldn't it also be smearing the stationary mountains and trees at the bottom of the image?

To use astrotracer or any kind of tracker and include stationary objects in the frame, like trees or landscape you need to perform two shots one for the sky part with astrotracer and another without it, then merge them in post processing. Maybe they didnt clarify that?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 21:43 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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geo444: DDWD10 (5 posts below) is right : Pentax's intention was good...
... but they should have made their Mk2 NR Optional !
Or at least, Start the NR beyond Analog Gain - as implemented on the K5 !
> You shoot under ISO 2000 & apply Digital Gain yourself in Post.
=> K-5's Astro-Photography is at its Best at ISO 80 :
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/tags/k-5
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/tags/iso-80
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/tags/pentax-k5
Knowing the huge amount of AD Money spent by CanSoNykon...
Knowing K1's Amazing User Ratings, Dpr : 4,71 Amz : 4,82...
... I was fearing such a sape work ( undermining ) !
No place left in W.C. for... small brands...
:(

Well, Astrotracer might not be able to compete with a tracking mount properly aligned, but it produces results that i would say are much more than a gimmick and weights nothing, and as it is based in the camera stabilization system costs nothing too. I would say is much better than having nothing.

http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4358/35993266534_90c77c87ab_k.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4393/36372301320_06ce32f438_h.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4445/37330913072_0d2fa1d848_k.jpg

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1402154003/photos/3694798/
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1402154003/photos/3747600/

have you ever used it or just bashing?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 20:20 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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geo444: DDWD10 (5 posts below) is right : Pentax's intention was good...
... but they should have made their Mk2 NR Optional !
Or at least, Start the NR beyond Analog Gain - as implemented on the K5 !
> You shoot under ISO 2000 & apply Digital Gain yourself in Post.
=> K-5's Astro-Photography is at its Best at ISO 80 :
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/tags/k-5
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/tags/iso-80
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/tags/pentax-k5
Knowing the huge amount of AD Money spent by CanSoNykon...
Knowing K1's Amazing User Ratings, Dpr : 4,71 Amz : 4,82...
... I was fearing such a sape work ( undermining ) !
No place left in W.C. for... small brands...
:(

maybe Astrotracer would make the K1 a better camera for astrolandscape than the A7III, there was an issue with some Sony cameras that they used to eat stars i don't know if that affects this model... just an idea

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 16:30 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Canikon mirrorless is almost here, just wait a little longer...

i dont think anyone looking specifically for a canon / nikon and mostly mirrorless will ever think in getting a K1, so to me it's a redundant comment
However someone looking for a great lanscape, astrolandscape, art, macro and many other subjects can get several cool things from the K1 any version.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 20:56 UTC
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