MacOli

Lives in Hong Kong Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Works as a Pilot
Joined on Nov 8, 2006

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JT26: Look great but the biggest issue for me being a 90% still shooter, is that I have really no reason to upgrade from the Mavic 2 Pro. 20mp whether it’s 1 inch sensor or 4/3 isn’t going to be very noticeable, especially as you have a rock steady machine able to shoot low iso.

And the cost is prohibiting a whimsical upgrade. With a fly more kit which you kinda need, it’s 2.5k in the UK! That’s an awful lot more than what I paid before.

This is basically aimed at travelling pros now as only a small percentage of consumers will want to dish out this money.

Can only hope in future their tiny drones like the Air contain a 20mp 1 inch sensor.

The Mavic 2 using the DJI Go App is probably the more capable drone in the photographic department anyway as you have Aperture and Shutter Priority, Burst modes, etc.

Is it even possible to use Polarizers with that weird front element on.the M3 camera? ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2021 at 14:53 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: It's amazing how many people don't seem to realize how big of an upgrade this is from the M2P, and that the Air 2S takes over the M2P spot in DJI's lineup. This is a bargain if you want a 4/3 sensor in the air, and the rest of the features are a massive step ahead of either the Air 2S or M2P. If you think it's too expensive, you aren't the target market. This is closer to a mini Inspire 2 for half the price than it is the outgoing M2P.

I've been using drones professionally since the original Phantom and I don't think DJI will be able to keep these in stock.

If they can fit that dual camera onto that drone, they could have fitted a single camera with an APS-C sensor as well. That would have caught my attention. Maybe I should get a M3, remove the camera and tape a Ricoh GR III on just for laughs.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 15:41 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: It's amazing how many people don't seem to realize how big of an upgrade this is from the M2P, and that the Air 2S takes over the M2P spot in DJI's lineup. This is a bargain if you want a 4/3 sensor in the air, and the rest of the features are a massive step ahead of either the Air 2S or M2P. If you think it's too expensive, you aren't the target market. This is closer to a mini Inspire 2 for half the price than it is the outgoing M2P.

I've been using drones professionally since the original Phantom and I don't think DJI will be able to keep these in stock.

Well, I would disagree to some extend. While certain specs look good, I feel the dual camera is weird, drives the price up unnecessarily and the second, smaller camera is a complete useless gimmick and quality wise a joke.

As a professional drone photo- or videographer wouldn’t you have rather wanted a single camera, mechanical shutter, with the ability to change lenses or zoom optically? I know I would. I would have also much preferred the DJI Go over the DJI Fly App.

You don’t even have a Shutter or Aperture Priority mode? On a 5000 USD camera drone? Did I understand the review correctly?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 15:19 UTC
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goodgeorge: 2 Oz? How much in bananas?

The real questions is, how much is the weight in Nocts?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 23:07 UTC
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Photo-Art: Who buys Pentax anymore? I can't remember that i have seen these cameras in our camera stores around the corner. And i life in a bigger city.

I do. Because I love taking pics using my K-1 :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2021 at 01:30 UTC
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MacOli: Lovely looking lens. And the samples posted by Ricoh convinced me, that this lens will be optically as exciting as their newer DFA 50 & 85. Pre-ordered yesterday. I'm so looking forward to this lens as I have been waiting for a wide angle prime for a long time.

I feel sorry for all the haters and (whatever)-brand fanatics.

The new K3-III has already some good wide angle options. Especially with the DA* 11-18 2.8.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2021 at 01:28 UTC

Lovely looking lens. And the samples posted by Ricoh convinced me, that this lens will be optically as exciting as their newer DFA 50 & 85. Pre-ordered yesterday. I'm so looking forward to this lens as I have been waiting for a wide angle prime for a long time.

I feel sorry for all the haters and (whatever)-brand fanatics.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2021 at 01:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 8 replies

I hope the hole is shaped so it can be used as a beer bottle opener.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2021 at 04:28 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article DJI confirms battery issues for its Mini 2 drone (25 comments in total)

The problem with DJI and its power system is, that their chargers suck and they rely on their batteries to do all the necessary housekeeping like discharging, etc. The chargers need functionality to discharge and charge the batteries to storage. Full stop.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2021 at 23:23 UTC as 3rd comment

Over the line!

This is not 'Nam. There are rules!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 23:45 UTC as 32nd comment

Batteries 160 USD each. What are they smoking? With that limited flight time (realistically around flying dynamically 10 min) if you want to have a meaningful fun day out with the drone, you need at least 4-5 batteries. And then the abysmal chargers DJI has...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2021 at 02:25 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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dpthoughts: This item will stop Pentax' camera sales once and for all.

@dpthoughts "But pictures done in rain are worthless anyway, they are a dull muddy blurry gray sauce, with plenty bright stains from the inevitable rain drops on the front element."

More photographic pearls of wisdom. It gets better by the day. 😂

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 23:18 UTC
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dpthoughts: This item will stop Pentax' camera sales once and for all.

@ dpthoughts “I don't get why the Pentax faithful are so obsessed with being able to rinse their gear under the shower. I have never come across a photo been shot in pouring rain”

Of course if the photography expertise is limited to hanging out in forums, blinded by fanboism, subject understanding is limited and real world exposure is non existent.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 23:09 UTC
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MacOli: What a pity that F1 has never been so boring, predictable and soulless as these days. Drivers uttering politically correct statements into their on-board microphones in an attempt to make a relevant influencial comment about "whatever" while the V6 Hybrids sound as exciting as a washing machine.

After watching some old races with battles between Schumacher and Hakkinen (and the mutual respect they had for each other) I find the new era F1 as exciting as summer curling.

@KZ7: you are probably not wrong about VER. What will bug him - and will give LEC sleepless nights as well- is the thought that the current dominance of MB will continue for a very long time. At least for next year no real change can be expected and the future budget caps will prevent teams like Ferrari fix their long list of past mistakes. Especially FER will face a years long uphill battle. The motor alone will need lots of attention and I am sure a new wind tunnel would be something FER will look into as well. The aerodynamic deficits must come from somewhere. I don't believe it's just a lack of expertise.

So there are really talented guys who have the thought (it not fear) of wasting their best years with teams which they might not be able to win a championship

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 00:50 UTC
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MacOli: What a pity that F1 has never been so boring, predictable and soulless as these days. Drivers uttering politically correct statements into their on-board microphones in an attempt to make a relevant influencial comment about "whatever" while the V6 Hybrids sound as exciting as a washing machine.

After watching some old races with battles between Schumacher and Hakkinen (and the mutual respect they had for each other) I find the new era F1 as exciting as summer curling.

@stevo: I don't. I just pointed out to you, that even the drivers find it boring, that's all. You are obviously not a petrolhead. It's OK.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2020 at 06:39 UTC
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MacOli: What a pity that F1 has never been so boring, predictable and soulless as these days. Drivers uttering politically correct statements into their on-board microphones in an attempt to make a relevant influencial comment about "whatever" while the V6 Hybrids sound as exciting as a washing machine.

After watching some old races with battles between Schumacher and Hakkinen (and the mutual respect they had for each other) I find the new era F1 as exciting as summer curling.

VER:

After the Belgian Grand Prix, the Dutchman wasn’t sure what to say either. When it was his turn after the two previous speakers, he only replied: “The music in the background is much more interesting than my race. Just let it go.”

Because the Red Bull driver has only one word left for his third place in Spa-Francorchamps: “boring”. Verstappen started in third place and crossed the finish line on this too. He never had a chance to attack the two Mercedes. And the gap behind that to Daniel Ricciardo was huge. “It wasn’t really interesting. I had nothing to do,” he says.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2020 at 22:48 UTC
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MacOli: What a pity that F1 has never been so boring, predictable and soulless as these days. Drivers uttering politically correct statements into their on-board microphones in an attempt to make a relevant influencial comment about "whatever" while the V6 Hybrids sound as exciting as a washing machine.

After watching some old races with battles between Schumacher and Hakkinen (and the mutual respect they had for each other) I find the new era F1 as exciting as summer curling.

@stevo: I am glad that you feel entertained by the current F1. I don't. Even the sound of the cars is awful. Fun stuff I apparently miss? Maybe I lost attention after watching F1 for more than 40 years. Mercedes-Benz hater? I grew up 15 km of the main factory. Come again

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2020 at 04:19 UTC

What a pity that F1 has never been so boring, predictable and soulless as these days. Drivers uttering politically correct statements into their on-board microphones in an attempt to make a relevant influencial comment about "whatever" while the V6 Hybrids sound as exciting as a washing machine.

After watching some old races with battles between Schumacher and Hakkinen (and the mutual respect they had for each other) I find the new era F1 as exciting as summer curling.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2020 at 03:19 UTC as 18th comment | 43 replies

I have to laugh about most of the comments. For a camera brand, that according to some posters here is such a niche product with lousy AF and in the case of the special edition K1 II, uses cheap toy paint, it surely seem to work them up quite a bit.

I enjoy my K-1 tremendously. Great ergonomics, built like a tank and has fantastic image quality. For the stuff I do, land- and cityscapes, travel-, family and some event photography the AF has been working well for me. Some of the glasses in the Pentax system (FA 31 LTD, DF-A* 50 and DF-A 150-450 has produced In combination with the K1 some outstanding images for me. Would I buy the K1 II in silver? Maybe, maybe not. I liked the Special editions with Anthrazit or Gun Metal look. But to each his/her own. Just go enjoy shooting!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 11:01 UTC as 21st comment
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The Fat Fish: The iMac design is really dated now. Looks no different to my 2009 version aside from the slimmer sides which must have been back in 2011? That chin and bezels need to change. That said, Apples making it very hard to care about Mac anymore.

They will introduce their own ARM processors on the Mac lines. To change the design of the current intel iMacs it would probably require a complete rearrangements of the internal cooling system. From a business perspective, it really makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 01:48 UTC
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