Nobby2016

Nobby2016

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Diplom Ingenieur Maschinenbau
Joined on May 26, 2016

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Marty4650: Sounds like an amazing camera at a very good price.

Kudos to Pentax, who keeps producing great products. It really is baffling that they don't get larger market share.

ricohs operating profit is 43 % down from last year... take of your rose fanboy googles. :)

ricoh´s profit is down to a mere 16 billion yen.

pentax is not able to sell DSLR in volume... as the past has proven.
so either they stick to a model that makes them no profit.

or they decide to focus on a market they could dominate.. and make at least some money. and that market is MF.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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Marty4650: Sounds like an amazing camera at a very good price.

Kudos to Pentax, who keeps producing great products. It really is baffling that they don't get larger market share.

not baffling at all.
it´s the economics of a shrinking market.

feature list of a body alone does not make a good investment into a system.

pentax should focus on MF. they could dominate that.
with DSLR´s they are just pumping money in a market they can not succeed in.

and pentax has basically no media presence in europe.
a few print magazin ads.. but that´s it.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

"People are buying better cameras".

that is not true.
the camera market is shrinking look at any graph and you will see that.

numbers are down.. not up.
and that is true for high-end or entry level DSLR models too.

saying P&S user step up is contrary to everything we see happening in the market.

former P&S user will most likely be happy with their better and better smartphone cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
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Marcelobtp: The problem with Pentax is not having enough money to bribe all reviewrs, neither investing hard on under development countrys. South America, India, etc...

a friend worked for car reviewer magazines and i tell you BRIBES exist.
maybe not so often money bribes... but other things (vacations, early access etc.).

a good review may get you an invitation to the next product presentation in italy. 5 star hotel and 3 days of cost and logis.

you simply have no clue when you say reviewers will not be bribed or influenced.
you can´t say that because all you know is YOUR own situation.

and who would admit that he was bribed... so i take your statement with a grain of salt too. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:20 UTC
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whakapu: Ya gotta love Pentax. They're the anti-Canon. Where Canon's first thought is "how can we hobble this camera so it won't take sales from the next model up in our range" Pentax just seem to think "what else can we cram in this puppy". Why would you buy a K3II now? Pop-up flash, flippy screen, smaller form, hybrid AF, more advanced SR, more compact, possibly better noise reduction, and lower price against top screen, faster shooting and maybe better build. Pentax don't seem to care which we buy.

pentax has no other choice.. they fight for survival in the camera market.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

@iudex.

yeah and that is the problem for pentax.

pentax has not a big userbase.
so pentax user will most likely have better models already and new customers won´t be that attracted to the pentax brand (just market observation).

plus the camera market is shrinking.

i doubt pentax will make real money from this camera.

it looks like pentax is trying to gain market share with low price.
but i doubt it will work out.
they should focus on medium format.
with MF they have a chance.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
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Highlands: Pentax always seems to deliver good value for the money. If I had the money for a 2nd system, I could be tempted.

money for what?

when i look at the pentax system i only see things i would miss when i switch.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:07 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: I hope they continue their tradition of offering their lower-end APS-C in different colors. My white K-30 is due for an upgrade!

you can give the rose one to your boyfriend...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:06 UTC

looks nice on paper.
but as a system for enthusiasts pentax does not cut it for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

and will you buy it?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 08:59 UTC
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amazme1: Some day I expect that Adobe will post an actual link for new Adobe updates for Mac instead of just their sales pitches. While the news in Dpreview is nice, you have to search the web for what should appear right in this news story. And please don’t try and tell me its here unless you also see Donnie Darko’s Rabbit.

you have no update feature in your mac version....?

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
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mmarian: Nice to see LR slowly catching up with other raw converters. C1 has had keystone corection tool for many years☺☺.

and is missing a lot of other features LR has.. so what?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
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Nobby2016: i thought they will release v7... :-(

lets hope when they finally release v7 it will have an up to date demosaicing engine. the 2012 engine gets a bit long in the tooth.

but as i know adobe we will get more mobile crap and that´s it....

DXO is running circles around lightroom when it comes to noise reduction.
photo ninja has a way better demosaicing engine.

and i don´t even want to start with fuji x-trans support in adobe software... :-(

some want fast.. others want good.

i am not a facebook photographer... i want good.

and speed.. look at the adobe support forums.
they are FULL with complains about lightroom being slow as a snail.

photo ninja is not the fastest raw converter sure.
but it´s output is better than lightrooms.

adobe is focusing on amateurs lately.
the social media crowd.
just look at that stupid new import dialog they introduced a few point releases ago. no pro wants such crap.

putting more mobile feature in LR won´t help the professionals or enthusiasts.

adobe has to work on the core features,

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
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thx1138: When will Adobe fix the woeful profiles for the Canon 5Ds(R). The camera has been out 15 months or more and the profiles are ridculously overcontrasty. Sure you can create your own presets, but you shouldn't have to make such big changes to the defaults to get the shot to look as good as it does in other RAW converters not just DPP.

most adobe camera profiles are complete crap.

i use 99.9% of the time the default adobe profile and tweak it to my liking.

the canon profiles in lightroom are a bad joke.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 20:11 UTC

i thought they will release v7... :-(

lets hope when they finally release v7 it will have an up to date demosaicing engine. the 2012 engine gets a bit long in the tooth.

but as i know adobe we will get more mobile crap and that´s it....

DXO is running circles around lightroom when it comes to noise reduction.
photo ninja has a way better demosaicing engine.

and i don´t even want to start with fuji x-trans support in adobe software... :-(

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
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Nobby2016: the lens elements show dust.

i worked for a video production company and i did such stuff as CGI in maya,
it´s a mess to do stop motion when you see every dust spot and fingerprint.

so as nice as it looks the dust gives me the creeps.
no way i could have presented that to my former boss.

they should have done most of it as stop motion but do the lens elements as CGI.
im pretty sure canon has full CAD models of this lens so they could have done it 100% animated easily. but i see the reason why they wanted classic stop motion.

it´s just that the dirty lens elements don´t look good.

well when you work for companys like bmw, mercedes, zeiss, linos or leica you have to. they want perfection.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
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mosc: Canon's largest aperture zoom lens ever made at 100mm. Still, the 70-200 f2.8 costs 1/5th the price and the 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 even less both achieving 70% of that diameter (1 stop less light).

I think this lens's flexibility is what sets it apart looking pretty reasonable and focusing well at 600mm f5.6 with the teleconverter all the way down to 200mm f4. These values compare to a Sigma or Tameron 150-600 f5-6.3 which is about a half stop slower but easier to frame up close going to 150.

I think this then is the point separating ownership between people who take pictures from purpose built professional-only intent.

Sigma's still got the largest aperture ilc af zoom built at 200-500 f2.8 (179mm). Only eclipsed by the mythical canon 1200mm f5.6 prime.

and? does that have anything to do with the aperture?

i mean you can edit your post another 3 times to look more knowledgable than you are.... but it won´t help. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
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mosc: Canon's largest aperture zoom lens ever made at 100mm. Still, the 70-200 f2.8 costs 1/5th the price and the 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 even less both achieving 70% of that diameter (1 stop less light).

I think this lens's flexibility is what sets it apart looking pretty reasonable and focusing well at 600mm f5.6 with the teleconverter all the way down to 200mm f4. These values compare to a Sigma or Tameron 150-600 f5-6.3 which is about a half stop slower but easier to frame up close going to 150.

I think this then is the point separating ownership between people who take pictures from purpose built professional-only intent.

Sigma's still got the largest aperture ilc af zoom built at 200-500 f2.8 (179mm). Only eclipsed by the mythical canon 1200mm f5.6 prime.

you are both wrong : Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0 Lens

and there are a few special zoom lenses not mass fabricated.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:29 UTC

the lens elements show dust.

i worked for a video production company and i did such stuff as CGI in maya,
it´s a mess to do stop motion when you see every dust spot and fingerprint.

so as nice as it looks the dust gives me the creeps.
no way i could have presented that to my former boss.

they should have done most of it as stop motion but do the lens elements as CGI.
im pretty sure canon has full CAD models of this lens so they could have done it 100% animated easily. but i see the reason why they wanted classic stop motion.

it´s just that the dirty lens elements don´t look good.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies

graphene is interesting too.. it can do miracles i read that for 20+ years.
yet none of the miracles have become reality it seems.

so don´t get your pants wet... just yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 20th comment
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