bokane

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actually, this supposedly has two features which I, an advanced photographer, would welcome: ND filter replacement (but not sure how this would work in practice) and automated focus stacking - particularly the latter

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 13:33 UTC as 61st comment

17mm TSE - the first very wide angle shift lens on the market. Still superb.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

"Right now the M5 is a more expensive 80D that's worse in most ways, bar size, weight,"
Size and weight were crucial in my recent purchase of it.

"But please, give us 4K at the consumer level."
I don't use video at all - surely there are many like me who would resent the extra cost (and size and weight?) of accommodating 4K?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 71st comment | 8 replies
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)

No. 5: The Night Watch
"reminds me of the clair-obscur/Chiaroscuro style of some dutch painters like Rembrandt"

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 48th comment
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raztec: I don't understand all the negative comments. I totally get what Richard is talking about. This is a classic case of Johnny-come-lately. Too little too late.

Pretty well everyone who has wanted a lighter, smaller camera with image quality far better than any point and shoot but didn't want to lug around a DSLR has had to buy into the Sony, m43 or Fuji camp.

Canon and Nikon are tepid and fearful and have tried not to cannibalize sales of their DSLRs, but in the meantime have driven many people away from their products. They don't realize that many people actually own 2 or 3 cameras and would prefer to stick with one brand.

I've got a Nikon DSLR which I'll take out for the occasional sports shoot or macro shot, but am migrating to m43. I would have happily given my money to Nikon had they had a high quality mirrorless like the a6300 that could use existing Nikon lenses.

"Pretty well everyone who has wanted a lighter, smaller camera with image quality far better than any point and shoot but didn't want to lug around a DSLR has had to buy into the Sony, m43 or Fuji camp"
Not any more - I'm keeping my 5DSR but also ordering the M5 - a versatile combination.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 07:35 UTC

No concrete criticism other than: "DPAF isn't the kind of function that's necessarily going to grab the attention of a potential buyer. Like – say – 4K video might. Or a super high frame-rate mode, or slow-motion movie capture"

Most users, I imagine, are are not that concerned about the video specs. Basically a pointless article.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 06:44 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies

just 12 years too late to prevent me from selling all my Pentax gear for Canon full frame

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)

Just ten years too late - I always wanted a full frame for my Pentax 28mm shift lens, but when it wasn't forthcoming I switched my while system to Canon. Canon's 17mm shift in any case is beyond the wildest dreams of a Pentax owner.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 156th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)
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bokane: Yes, good photo. But that reminds me, this is the same macro photographer who on earlier DP posts was asked how he got his insects to stand still. Did he ever respond?

Sorry I missed it - do you have the date of the posting?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 13:13 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)

Yes, good photo. But that reminds me, this is the same macro photographer who on earlier DP posts was asked how he got his insects to stand still. Did he ever respond?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 09:57 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

From the Alamy Forum: "You are opted in by default. If you use PhotoShelter and value your images I suggest you login immediately and opt out."
DP Review might like to warn visitors above.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 07:10 UTC as 4th comment
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drummercam: As a brand, my sense is that a chief Pentax characteristic has been the willingness to try novel things in cameras, with the occasional home run as a result (e.g., off-the-film-plane metering on the LX). Another is the ability to produce really top-notch glass when they want to (part of which was optics in the medical industry, and eyeglass lenses, I think -- I don't know if they still do that. Did Hoya strip that away?), and some world class lenses (e.g., 31mm). Another characteristic has been steadfastness to K-mount. Another has been really good form factors (MZ-S and especially K-7/K-5, which is deservedly a long-lived flagship as a result). My hope has been for one more home-run out of the park camera body. If it happens, they have declared that it will still say Pentax on the front. But the bottom ID plate will now say just Ricoh, apparently. I just hate to see "Pentax" disappear from that location, and it makes me wonder what remains of the Pentax / Asahi Optical "old guard."

I had an LX. The off the film plane metering was a fabulous innovation, especially with their Pentax shift lens, which on all other cameras has be be metered manually before shifting.
However, since they never offered a full frame camera, I switched to Canon and haven't regretted it.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 09:38 UTC
On article Finding macro wildlife (36 comments in total)

Yes, useful, but we're still waiting for the big secret of the series - how do you get them to stay still while you focus stack?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
On article Composition Basics in Macro Photography (73 comments in total)

Great photos and useful tips - but I'm still waiting for the killer (if that is the right word, maybe stunning instead?) post on how you get insects in the wild to stay still long enough to photograph them.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
On article Depth of Field in Macro Photography (158 comments in total)

the number one question is: how do you get the insects to remain still in the field while you take, not just one photo, but enough for focus stacking?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 17:01 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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