SungiBr

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Free-Lancer Photographer
Joined on Aug 15, 2007
About me:

I been a amateur photographer for the some years now, done a few paid jobs, and now i'm trying to become a more regular professional Photographer!

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On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: "... the KP will replace the K-3 II in Ricoh's APS-C lineup."

Unless you have official confirmation of Ricoh Imaging to that effect, I don't believe it. Knowledgable insiders (including an official Pentax Ambassador) have stated that this is NOT the K3 II successor, and it is missing important features of Pentax' top-of-the-line APS-C models, including dual card slots, a magnesium body, a top LCD etc. It also features an AF system that is now almost four years old, and a cheap screen.

This is definitely not a worthy K3 II successor. And in the highly unlikely case that it would be, I'd be off to another brand ...

I think the confusion is due to a very bad misinformation from Ricoh marketing department.

In the official news page from Ricoh site, they describe the camera as a MID-CLASS. So clearly NOT a replacement for K-3II. And obviously, a comunication error from Ricoh representatives to DP's staff.

Just to ad more details, they list K-3II as a flagship, of course. And cameras like K-70 and KS-2 as Standard-class (whatever they mean with it).

So, rest in peace folks. There "might" be a real K3 replacement ahead of us.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakaria: To bring the d300s successor nikon needed more than 5 years and so did Canon. My thoughts pentax will adopt the same approach.
K3ii successor will take long time to be ready.
If Pentax brings it now it will affect badly k1 sales.

Just surfing in the KP news page at Ricoh website, I'd come to those line:

"PENTAX KP A mid-class digital SLR camera, featuring a new APS-C-sized image sensor (...)".

In the same news page for K3II, they wrote this:

"PENTAX K-3 IIThe new flagship model of the PENTAX K-series digital SLR cameras (...)"

So, we can be tranquil now. They sit in different categories.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakaria: To bring the d300s successor nikon needed more than 5 years and so did Canon. My thoughts pentax will adopt the same approach.
K3ii successor will take long time to be ready.
If Pentax brings it now it will affect badly k1 sales.

@miles green
Not for me now. I'm quite like the size of croped sensor cameras.
For me, the k5/k3 is perfect sized bodies. And I need a camera more photojournalistic oriented.
@Yxa
Been thinking of it. Or a Fuji X-T2.

Personally, I'll hold my breath only till CP+. after that, i'll seriouslly might jump ship.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakaria: To bring the d300s successor nikon needed more than 5 years and so did Canon. My thoughts pentax will adopt the same approach.
K3ii successor will take long time to be ready.
If Pentax brings it now it will affect badly k1 sales.

Hope you right.

I'm like the owners of the famed D300s. Seriously hoping for a really good replacement for mine K-5II

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:56 UTC

Aside for the typo on 'cannon', I'was really shocked to read that the two people that wrote the article are both, professional and photographers. Really bad advice for that.

Also, I taught a Basic Photography class for undergraduate journalism students the last couple years and they often are confused on what are a professional camera, because they thought it would simple be a DSLR cam. My answer are always 'the camera you use to do a professional job'.

Of course, a better e more expensive camera are more capable, durable and are better at somethings, but they are not always a 'full format' one. Specially if you are invested in really good glass.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:33 UTC as 231st comment | 1 reply
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James Benet: When high end camera gear costs as much as a person earns in 5-10 years at a regular job in a typical 3rd world country; expect it to be stolen. It is like solid gold.

I had it happen in Italy and France and both times my gear was in my backpack and they could only pull but not run with it, the bag did get damaged. Never rest your bags even for a second. Always make it hard for the thief so you don't become a target.

Just to add to your point. Using today's exchange rate, the total value of those equipment are about BR$ 128.000,00.

That's the amount of money we are talking about!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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steelhead3: Ah, the pleasures of holding the Olympics in a country with a huge disparity of incomes.

I'm sure, many countries have some level of disparities. But, speaking as a brazilian guy, born, raised and living in Brazil, and given the amount of taxes we pay to our government to not have adequate public security nor health support, and the demagogic clains that we are a 'developed country', I dare to say our disparities are as harmful to people as are in some of the worst places of the world.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:37 UTC

I owned the Finepix S5100 and it was my first digicam to. The SLR style, EVF and the hability to shoot RAW made my mind at that time. My sister got it when I got a Pentax K10 and I think it stil works.
I liked it a lot and used it a lot in a photo store I had at that time.
I'll check it some day.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:50 UTC as 56th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)

@ Chris M Williams, @Richard Butler, @Dan Bracaglia

I couldn't find anything regarding this:

You guys tested AF-C with the Pentax D-FA 70-200.
What was your impression of the lens? It is good? What about AF, is fast, slow.
I don't want to flame another war on this, just want to read about general performance of the lens. It's a expensive one and in my wishlist.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:23 UTC as 304th comment | 1 reply
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: "The autofocus tends to hesitate, even in AF-S mode with the center point - it’s nowhere near as fast as most Canon and Nikon DSLRs."

What is not to understand about this statement? It is very clear and I think it is formulated as intended. Now the relevant question to help us understand may be: what does DPR mean with "hesitant"? Hesitant like "I cannot catch the moment, I miss it" or hesitant like "I catch the moment, but it takes 0.2 sec versus 0.1 sec like Nikon"?
(don't shoot me for the figues I put here).

@marike6
They used the D-FA*70-200 on these bike tests.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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tassosDA: This is a good and honest review. I really hope that Pentax will work hard to improve it's AF system and make it compare with best in class, and NOT with previous generation Pentax AF!! Basically its the last point of criticism (together with video specs) of an otherwise excellent camera...
Com' on Pentax, give us top notch auto focus...

@Androole
I think the problem was not in AF-C department, as of course, Pentax still can't compete with the flagships of Canon and Nikon in that area.
What shows, at least with the DPreview unit, is that the AF lock was inconsistent. Hunting in a 2016 DSLR is a thing that wasn't supposed to happen.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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SungiBr: Nice review. But sad to read the poor AF performance.
I was expecting a better performance, at least, with single shoot and dark environments, because previous bodies aren't that bad.
Maybe it's a buggy firmware, as the system is claimed to be, at least, better than the K3 (wich you DPreview guys reviewned and it didn't get that amount of failures).
Maybe that better Pentax AF system will come with their next APS-C flagship...

From what they wrote, the main problem was not so much that it can't keep up a consistent continuous AF tracking, but a consistent focus lock.
In their tests, the K1 appears to struggle and hesitate a lot. Hunting back and forth, going end to end and stop are things I though was in the past. Even my aging K5II don't do that.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)

Nice review. But sad to read the poor AF performance.
I was expecting a better performance, at least, with single shoot and dark environments, because previous bodies aren't that bad.
Maybe it's a buggy firmware, as the system is claimed to be, at least, better than the K3 (wich you DPreview guys reviewned and it didn't get that amount of failures).
Maybe that better Pentax AF system will come with their next APS-C flagship...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:02 UTC as 402nd comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (145 comments in total)

Nice set of images.

One question: what settings have you used to jpeg out of the camera pics? Those are quite flat. Was the "Normal"?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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SungiBr: Well, even the KS-1 will have a firmware update to be compatible with the new lens.
But what about 'not that older' cameras like the K5II? Not that I will buy this lens, but if the new electromagnet diaphragm becomes a standard, this will heaviiy impact retrocompatibility.
For me, the most interesting new feature are that new af system. What is this in real world? Just a fancy name to an in lens af motor or a new and promissing technology that Ricoh developed and will standout over competition?

Also, if they will cut out the aperture lever, why they can't eliminate that old aperture coupler hole on the mount? :/

@earthphotography
Ok, might be just a nitpick, but, does will make a difference in operation? Nor Sigma or Tamron have it and it doesn't feel any different than the OEM lenses. Besides, theres nothing more to connect in that hole, as none Pentax DSLR's have the apperture coupler in their bodies.
@ogl
I guess theres manny people out there that still have those k5/ II/ IIs bodies, and all the other that's not supported right now. My question is about retrocompatibility, wich was always a trademark of Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:24 UTC

Well, even the KS-1 will have a firmware update to be compatible with the new lens.
But what about 'not that older' cameras like the K5II? Not that I will buy this lens, but if the new electromagnet diaphragm becomes a standard, this will heaviiy impact retrocompatibility.
For me, the most interesting new feature are that new af system. What is this in real world? Just a fancy name to an in lens af motor or a new and promissing technology that Ricoh developed and will standout over competition?

Also, if they will cut out the aperture lever, why they can't eliminate that old aperture coupler hole on the mount? :/

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (211 comments in total)

Thank you DPreview staff and Chris Williams to take the time and re-work the article.

I also kinda dislike the original post but I'm very pleased you come to do a second analyse on the pics with another software.

I know Pentax/Ricoh wasn't the most popular or perfect camera brand out there and still have much to do to catch up with competition, but as a pentaxian myself, I'm very glad the site are giving a more careful treatment to the K-1.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 76th comment
In reply to:

ChrisH37: Read the specs, saw the price, massively tempted as I was about to buy a Sony a7RII anyway.

Then I looked at the lens lineup. I know everyone has to start somewhere, but the native lens lineup is absurdly expensive.

£2000 for a near equivalent to a 35mm 1.8 / 85mm 1.8 combo (31mm and 77mm in Pentax speak). £1900 for a 70-200mm 2.8.

Well, if one want a cheap lens, for a start, there is some hints that the DA 35mm f2,4 and the DA 50 f1,8 are FF compatible 'almost' as good as some more expensive lenses. :D

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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Mark van Dam: Thanks for posting, the Pentax K1 images are much softer than Nikon D810 in most parts of the image in raw, I would have expected this in jpeg, but not in raw, especially considering that the K3II is delivering super sharp output by comparison. I wonder if it's the lens, where the Pentax has focused, or maybe AA filter was engaged, or maybe this is the best the Pentax can do.

My guess is that DP staff just forgott to turn off the AA Filter Simulator, as I can't see any moire in the non Pixel-Shifted images.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

WOW!!

That was quick!

:D

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 13th comment
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