Bob Ell

Lives in Canada Courtenay, BC, Canada
Joined on Jun 23, 2007


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So we need to begin the conversation on how best to stow cameras in checked luggage. Am I to assume that other items in ones kit such as lenses, will be included in the ban because newer lenses have electronics and electric motors etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)

I'm pleased that you have decided to revisit this issue. Good on DPReview for making this decision.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 41st comment
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tom1234567: I hope they have. Fixed the flapping mirror that still plagues the k3 and k3ii
And I still read reports of this problem today
And I do have a k3 that's had the problem

30K images through my K3II and no mirror flap issues here

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
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five5pho: A few years late to the party ?

That's what others said when the medium format 645D came out. We know how wrong they were. There are a lot of 645D and 645Z shooters out there now. The camera has been a success. We will just have to see what happens when the K1 comes out.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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noflashplease: I'm still surprised that Pentax decided to put GPS into their full frame body, especially after the muted reception to the Pentax K3 II, in part due to early issues with the GPS draining the battery.

I have a Pentax K3II and have no issues related to the GPS draining the battery. I leave the GPS on all the time and I have often been out for a whole day without changing batteries

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 20:50 UTC

This is a very good and well timed move for Pentax. I would assume that when the new full frame body is released this program will expand to incorporate the new body.

Without this type of service, the company can't possibly be considered to have a pro level product line.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 19:46 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)

The K5 has been my primary camera since it first came out and I have been patiently waiting for the new FF to come out before purchasing a new body. However, the arrival of the K3II was a bit of a surprise, and I have taken the plunge and ordered one for the end of the month. I'm primarily a landscape photographer, but have been spending more time the past year photographing birds, so the new body with improved focus, and the ability to capture super high resolution still images is too tempting to overlook.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

It is acceptable as a phone app, but falls short of an imac app. Very disappointed with the product.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 67th comment
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zubikov: Photos is horrible. Can't geotag anymore. All photos that were previously manually geotagged in iPhoto/Aperture no longer show the location data. The majority of my 25K+ photos were manually geotagged and thrown into events. To Apple, this meant nothing and they have decided that all of my tagging and organization work could just be discarded in favor of a "simpler" interface.

I'm done with Apple software. As others have indicated, it makes sense to slowly transition off iPhoto/Aperture into lightroom or other more serious tools.

I tried it this morning and it belongs on a smart phone not an iMac. I tried to import a Raw DNG file that I took to try it out and it didn't recognize the format. Big step backward as far as I am concerned.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:33 UTC

I am getting really sick of DPR's negative approach to Pentax. Why refer to blinking lights in their announcement? Why refer to a camera mockup that is 15 years old in the Pentax Full Frame Announcement? We don't see this attitude on any other products being announced on this website. DPR negative editorial approach is unprofessional and as far as I am concerned reduces their image overall when compared to other review sites that are for more legitimate in my view.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 19:05 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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audijam: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:*) YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is indeed good news. There are a lot of folks who switched to other full frame platforms who by chance kept their Pentax Full Frame Glass just in case. In body stabilization means all of that classic glass is still good to go.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 23:15 UTC

A friend of mine bought the Fuji X10 over the Pentax Q and discovered the orbs.

He waited until the latest firmware fix but the orbs are still present. He has decided to take the Fuji back (within 30 day return policy) and is probably going to get the Pentax Q. I'll see him in a week or so, and will learn what his replacement pocket camera is.

I did get a chance to play with the Fuji and it is a pretty neat camera. Feels solid and the controls are convenient and easy to figure out.

According to DPReview many folks using the camera will hardly ever experience the orbs, but if you are an experienced photographer and you use the camera in all sorts of light situations the orbs are an going to be a problem.

By the way he already owns a Nikon D7000, he just wants a pocket camera for those times when a DSLR just won't work for him.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 23:11 UTC as 42nd comment
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