Mr Darma

Joined on Feb 26, 2013


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I'll start with these: and then go on to my FA*. It took 12 years to accumulate the complete set of manuals from 1975. Payday is coming! :)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 11:57 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

WordsOfFarewell: Nice I've waited 5 years and then I finally gave up and switched to Nikon last summer. :/

a day late and a dollar short...but when it debuts (if it ever does), at least it won't be another of those mirrorless insects.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 08:53 UTC

Very impressive. Amazing what computers and material science can accomplish. Especially noteworthy is the lack of apparent distortion.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 24th comment
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (591 comments in total)

Sharp, great color, distortionless and exquisitely detailed. The bokeh is decidedly short of dreamy however....

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 22nd comment
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Jonathan Lee: would it be full frame mirrorless and take k mount? i would hold on buying the other brand's FF mirrorless.

Correct. For example, if it's mirrorless, I will be looking elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 20:00 UTC

It says DSLR so hopefully it will not be mirrorless. I have a complete set of 1975-1976 issue K mount lenses (not counting zooms) which were introduced with the K series cameras (24 in all). It took me 12 years to get them all and yes, some were pretty expensive. Finally I will reap my reward if this is true! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:27 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)

If you came from film, only full frame or better, the 645Z will really satisfy you. Down deep all you old film shooters know this is true. However many if not most photographers today grew up with digital for whom the smaller size of the APS-C or 4/3 formats hits the spot with no nagging regrets about image quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 02:29 UTC as 206th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)

I'm inclined to believe that this will go the way of the K-01 (which was a much better camera than it's fate). As a dedicated lifelong Pentax shooter with 5 bodies and 30 lenses, I gave up on APS-C and am back shooting film on my MZ-S, PZ1-p and ZX-5n.....patiently waiting for the much rumored and perhaps never to happen full frame K-1. I wish the effort by Ricoh/Pentax had been directed thus rather than on this blingy little thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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Sandyramirez: I bet it takes amazing shots and has creamy bokeh

The Otus lenses are made by Cosina. I have been involved in product design for 4 decades. If you design it, you make it...or you don't really know it...period. I have many Nikon and Pentax lenses....all made in Japan...Leica lenses all made in Germany or Leitz Canada. For me there are no exceptions. The OTUS lenses should be made by Zeiss...not Cosina.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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Sandyramirez: I bet it takes amazing shots and has creamy bokeh

pity that these lenses are not actually manufactured by Zeiss...a great Japanese contract manufacturer for sure....but still not Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On article Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery (61 comments in total)

I must admit, as a film shooter, I admire Olympus most of all for the indefinable quality of the images. But as you thumb through images one after another you realize it's only digital....I want to go digital so bad and get away from the lab....but the flat, waxy, magazine like quality of all digital images just can't be ignored....even with Olympus which appears to be one of the very best of them as seen (at least to me) in this gallery and the one from the M5......

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

If this is what I have to look forward to when I switch from film and get on the effete digital merry go round, I think I'll pass.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 22:40 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 (124 comments in total)

as expected, they stink. Placing an image on a 1/3 inch sensor is for kids.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:48 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung gets serious with the Galaxy S4: Camera review (44 comments in total)
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bikinchris: I have this phone and find that in good light the camera does a fine job. See my gallery for a few examples.

exciting image capability...about equal to watching grass grow...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 12:55 UTC
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armanius: Bye bye K01!

correction: manual lenses can be stopped down but you'd never know it from the manual....found it in the blogs...the camera is looking better!...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 04:27 UTC
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armanius: Bye bye K01!

rock solid in your hand....not plasticky....and I do like Leica...I have three film M's...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 03:24 UTC
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armanius: Bye bye K01!

I bought this camera when the price dropped. It's a shame that a camera built like a Leica and has IQ second to none,, especially at high ISO had a few fatal shortcomings. For me the screen's daylight performance and the fact that it cannot stop down manual lenses were irrecoverable flaws. Why make a large mirrorless camera so it could use all the lenses and only go half way? The focus was OK with AF lenses but difficult with manual in focus beep like my MZ-S and PZ1p......definitely could have used a viewfinder and a reticulated net net another marketing failure for Pentax. Finally it is boring...but then so are all digital cameras except for the single digit Nikon pro bodies.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 13:57 UTC
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