SungiBr

SungiBr

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

A photojournalist.
And yes, I DO use Pentax Gear!
And I'm good with it!

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Adam Palmer: If I were a lot richer and less lazy I'd put that lens on a GFX and do portraits with it.

Seens to me they are using an adapter to fit GFX. Some sort of Speedbooster type.
But if it reaches the resolution to match MF standards, that's really a impressive lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:23 UTC

Nice to see some recognition to the brand. But it's still a bit odd to see it 'published', then pulled back then republished after a big complain of biased tests and reviews after they finally found some FF dslr to pass it.

But the real good thing to know is the 645Z still can hold its own even now more than 3 years after its release, with nowadays pace of imaging technology and that fierce competition from Fuji and Hassel.

I hope Ricoh could improve its qualities and adress its flaws to make an even more rounded Medium Format DSLR 645/whatever comes next.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 23:10 UTC as 56th comment
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Biowizard: Along with using ancient Videocon tubes to measure sensor sizes, and applying crop factors to all sensors smaller than 135, but never for sensors bigger, one more thing perplexes me about the world of photography: "GREY Imports"?!!

We live in a global economy; I can by my laptop from the USA, my wine from France, my show posters from Italy. It's up to me. So why do CAMERA manufacturers, almost uniquely, try to punish those who buy a camera in one country, for use in another? What is GREY about me picking up a new camera body while on vacation in Japan and bringing it back to the UK? Why should my warranty cease to apply?

It's high time the concepts of "GREY" imports and a "GREY" market were banned.

Brian

@stefpix , ther's plenty of third party repair for Nikon and Canon, but usually you would prefer an oficial or a licensed one adequatelly trained to handle precision services that is requirede to service a high end DSLR, and manny of those third party can't quite meet those tolerances.
And yes, sometimes even the oficial channels send the gear to another country to repair some damages.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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Biowizard: Along with using ancient Videocon tubes to measure sensor sizes, and applying crop factors to all sensors smaller than 135, but never for sensors bigger, one more thing perplexes me about the world of photography: "GREY Imports"?!!

We live in a global economy; I can by my laptop from the USA, my wine from France, my show posters from Italy. It's up to me. So why do CAMERA manufacturers, almost uniquely, try to punish those who buy a camera in one country, for use in another? What is GREY about me picking up a new camera body while on vacation in Japan and bringing it back to the UK? Why should my warranty cease to apply?

It's high time the concepts of "GREY" imports and a "GREY" market were banned.

Brian

They said they will keep support and tech assistance here (I'm brazilian).

But my guess are, not only by reestructuring business, but Nikon can't compete in prices due to gray market competition, wich is a really strong market here to buy anything imported, from iPhones to laptops and digital cameras.

Taxes here is really outrageous so it's very hard to sell things officialy and according to law.

It's a very tough market in Brazil.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 11:28 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: That 11-18mm lens should be a winner on Pentax's APS-C bodies...if they would get around to releasing a true successor to the K-3 II (although the KP really isn't that bad).

(UN) fortunally this will be released only in summer 2018.
'Till there, I would have the Money to get minne :D

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
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User0127324968: Would like to see 15-35 f4, 24-70 f4 and 70-200 f4 for pentax full frame.
Lack of this kind of lenses for Pentax is a disaster.

By the way they already have the 55* f1.4!
And the neeeeext summer 50* f1.4.

I think NASA have to give the Mars project to this company!!!

Tired of being a Pentaxian, unfortunately.

Would be nice, indeed. specialy the 70-200. I believe this could be a very tempting walkaround tele lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 19:12 UTC

Well, that's surely unexpected.
If theirs campaign could get to production and sell well, I think they could make some buzz with accessories.
If Yashica could build some nice add-ons like a Wifi cartridge or a very high ISO 6400 cartridge, maybe they could make it for a nice and fun gimmicky.
Well, at least it is cheap.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 187th comment | 1 reply
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left eye: Can I send a clear message:

photographs are automatically the copyright of the photographer.

As an artist, it's common knowledge that any artwork is copyright of the artist.

This from DACS :

"Copyright protection is automatically given to works as soon as they are fixed in material form (ideas are not protected, only the permanent expression of those ideas). You do not have to go through any legal process or registration to establish copyright.

Copyright covers artworks such as painting, graphic works, photographs, sculptures, collages, works of architecture and works of artistic craftsmanship. Most artistic works are protected irrespective of artistic quality. This is a requirement for works of architecture and artistic craftsmanship, however.

In the UK, copyright lasts for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years after their death.
Other territories may give shorter periods of protection, but usually not less than the life of the artist plus 50 years."

That's the first time I read something like that... It's like saying you born human but unless you are registered, we can't protect your life.

Even here in Brazil, wich we have a lot of things that don't work, legally speaking, copyrights are fairly well respected.

With that being said, we DO NOT need to register ANYTHING in order to grant copyrights. Once its done and made public, it's legally protected, nobody argue that. Period.

Of course, theres other similar cases, like plagiarism, but that' is another story

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 12:09 UTC

Amazing picture!

In the end, all that matters was his skills, knowledge and fast thinking.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 57th comment

In the 60's, manufacturers build all sorts of 'rifle rigs' to 'shoot' with telephoto lenses.

Now we have people that build 'javelin rocket launch rigs' to use 'telephoto beast primes lenses'

Oh man... when those arms race will stop!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:35 UTC as 41st comment
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jaxson: That Pentax looks like a child's 'My first Camera'.

Flip side is video though, in which slow 'rack' focus pulls look good.

Pentax have a huge backlog of K mount lenses, which their DSLR owners presently have full access too already. There's a lot to be said for that.

The Pentax K01 was a great idea, reaaaally badly implemented.

Should they built a camera with a more traditional design, say like the KP or even going roots with some retro look, maybe they would be in a totally different market position today.

All the lenses heritage doesn't mean a thing if the camera has that bad usabillity

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:04 UTC

That's the second camera company that's dennying a Nikkei report.
Seem's like Nikkey's articles are starting to get to much gossip and less so informative.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 12:05 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies

Tried the same photo two times. One in color and another in B&W.

The colored got 10,5%
The B&W got 94,6%
I think this neural network is colorblind :(

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 89th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (638 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 (638 comments in total)
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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 (638 comments in total)
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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 (638 comments in total)
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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
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