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I totally agree with this article. I just bought a scalpel and thought I'd offer the authors my professional brain surgery skills free of charge for such an insightful piece on professionalism.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 118th comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
In reply to:

TonyPM: Weren't sigma and tamron already making full frame glass for the k mount?

My K5 with the 18-35 is insanely sharp. This K1 will be mine next and yes I've never found a job that Pentax equipment couldn't do. Sadly more people think cameras take the photos, instead of the person. I have always had my camera perform reliably and deliver the images I need.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
In reply to:

Rutterbutter: Apple = lens engineer?
Apple = marketing

Vaporware usually, hardly news.

Sounds like an excuse for just being ignorant. The statement works in every way you say it. Who earns a living off of their Apple photos and is a professional iPhone shooter? Your argument is as thin as your grasp on intelligent thought. Show me one editor that has asked his photographers to shoot on iPhones instead of a good camera. You my friend are a little keyboard warrior. End of story. Go back to bragging to kids that you're a pro... with your iPhone... Pfffffftt !

Still no examples btw...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
In reply to:

Rutterbutter: Apple = lens engineer?
Apple = marketing

Vaporware usually, hardly news.

So your intelligent rebuttal is that Ming is a professional Apple photographer or that there is some product that they have created?
You've proven nothing other than the fact that an actual pro can use an iPhone. Stop using a straw-man argument and show me a professional that uses an iPhone professionally. @quiquae
BTW google the big words or ask your dad to explain them

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
In reply to:

Rutterbutter: Apple = lens engineer?
Apple = marketing

Vaporware usually, hardly news.

No. Your insecurities as an obvious Apple fanboy will not sway my decision. You sound as if you think Apple knows anything about imaging. Name ONE pro Apple photographer? Exactly. Show me something that is tangible or stop acting like you know the least bit about the industry. By throwing huge salaries around to entice engineers only shows their desperation in a field that they have little or no knowledge in. End of story. Unless you have some ACTUAL PRODUCT? ....exactly.. goodnight

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 03:16 UTC

Apple = lens engineer?
Apple = marketing

Vaporware usually, hardly news.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies

Lets see what would we want...
- 36+ Megapixel
- 1/250th / sec flash sync or faster
- wifi
- focus peaking
- Dx lens compatibility
- Faster Focus speed and sensitivity
- 4K video/30+fps
- Touch screen with toggle to de-activate
- 7+FPS
- ISO Native 50-102400 or higher
- 100% viewfinder
- Weather sealed/magnesium body
- Digital focus crop. Like D7100 for maximizing focus coverage
- Better in camera HDR and live preview of filters
- No AA filter
- 1000 shot battery approx
- Swivel screen and articulating.

Feel free to add to this. but this would probably be the best selling camera ever..

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies

a more recent case involving Rod Stewart and his likeness used for an album cover that was purposely mimicked instead of paying the photographer their dues would constitute a precedent in this type of case. They clearly copied the look of the photo. Much like if I were to make a swoosh logo on a running shoe I made, I'm sure Nike would sue me to death. end of story. Nike did nothing original, therefore Rentmeester should rightfully be paid, and handsomely for it too considering the size of the brand

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses (85 comments in total)
In reply to:

vharwood: Went in to store today to check out this lens. (Tamron 70 200) Neither I nor the salesman could get it to achieve focus. He finally told me, he had had other complaints about this lens. Does anyone have any experience with this lens and a Nikon camera. We tried it on a D 610 but he said complaints had been with a variety of bodies.??

If you are using a Nikon body that does not possess AF motor (D40x, D3000, D5000) or similar series you will not have focus if your Lens does not support compatibility with Nikon's AF-S system. Either that or simply you've had the AF turned off on either the body switch or the lens switch. Hope that helps

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
On article Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2013) (113 comments in total)
In reply to:

davids8560: Could somebody like Ansel Adams churn out better photos with something like a SL1 or K-50, or even a XZ-2, than a complete and total novice with a D610?

Skill will always trump equipment

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 06:09 UTC
On article Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2013) (113 comments in total)
In reply to:

guido1953: Before anyone buys Pentax, please do a google search for "Pentax SDM motor
problems". Know what you are getting into before you spend your hard earned

How many lenses are SDM guido1953 ? LOL
3 million compatible lenses and the few SDM focus motors that cost you some money are making you troll the brand. Typical.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 06:06 UTC
On article Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S (25 comments in total)
In reply to:

dousanmiaography: Seriously, what is the difference between K-5 and K-5II? Every single specification are the same.

The removal of an anti-aliasing filter. this allows for sharper images in the II but sacrifices the tendency to produce moire.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 22:48 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (642 comments in total)
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GZun: I’m new to photography, but equally curios as thirsty to learn. Here is my question: If there is a relation between pixel size and efficiency, why a larger sensor with less pixels is more desirably, I would venture into thinking glass to sensor size ratio be a more practical ratio independent of pixel count, price considered of course, considering that over time pixel technology is getting better and better. Is there a magical size a sensor should be?. I think this new compacts can give us more light and IQ as oppose to zoom….

The design of smaller lenses is expensive because the margin for error is higher, however the cost of high quality glass grows as you make lenses larger. So not an easy equation to balance. In the end small lenses will win because sensor development progresses alot faster than lens tech.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 22:37 UTC
On article 2012 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced (68 comments in total)

Of course this is art... "art is act of taking an emotion of your own and evoking that emotion in another through means of expression."

some art is painful but is still worthy of praise.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:33 UTC as 20th comment
On article Facebook adds higher resolution photo viewing (70 comments in total)

chrome loads it just fine. did it several times. perhaps its just your comp

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 15:33 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (488 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: No fully articulated LCD, plenty of features I don't need, but 100 gr. more than the 5D, I'm really deceived. I want a full fame but in a lighter body !
I don't need the fast shooting abilities, I don't need the weather sealing, but I need a lighter body that I can wear with me all the day !!

When will Canon stop offering those monster bodies ? When will they understand the needs of the hicking and travelling photographers ?

What a deception !! I'm now seriously considering selling all my Canon gear. Really I don't understand why Canon always has to make heavier and heavier gear : come on Canon, the population is getting older and photographers are getting even older; with our used backs and our used necks, we need lighter cameras, not heavier ones, we need mobility, not rock heavy cameras. We need a full frame with great IQ, but with the weight of a D60 or of a D600. I can't believed they have renounced to one of the biggest advantage of the 5D and made it even heavier !

Pentax K-5 is VERY capable in high ISO. It ranks as high as any other APS-C currently.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:42 UTC
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