jaap51

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On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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Iuvenis: As a former Pentax user, I wish them well. However, I can't help feeling regret for what might have been.

The K5 was a really amazing camera; introduced in 2010 before mirrorless was mainstream. It featured an amazing sensor by the standards of the time, was considerably more compact than similar DSLRs, had ibis, was WR, and provided a practical way to use old film era glass.

It had its weak points (primarily the AF and a restricted range of modern lenses), but it seemed Pentax had only to make one last push to make the best APSC camera system on the market. Particularly since the mirrorless cameras of that time also had serious AF limitations.

Sadly, it was not to be. Even assuming this camera fixes the AF issues, the show has moved on.

@Jones Indiana Vinyl doesn't sound warmer unless your TT is more coloured than your CD player. By the way, I notice you put a lot of energy in bashing Pentax. Perhaps put some effort in a more positive attitude and goal. Mkes you feel better

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 15:46 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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Iuvenis: As a former Pentax user, I wish them well. However, I can't help feeling regret for what might have been.

The K5 was a really amazing camera; introduced in 2010 before mirrorless was mainstream. It featured an amazing sensor by the standards of the time, was considerably more compact than similar DSLRs, had ibis, was WR, and provided a practical way to use old film era glass.

It had its weak points (primarily the AF and a restricted range of modern lenses), but it seemed Pentax had only to make one last push to make the best APSC camera system on the market. Particularly since the mirrorless cameras of that time also had serious AF limitations.

Sadly, it was not to be. Even assuming this camera fixes the AF issues, the show has moved on.

Well Jones Indiana Your remark that "Vinyl sounds warmer" proofs that you have no clue. So your own comparison goes wrong. And film is always bold colours and harscher contrast ?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 12:49 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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Iuvenis: As a former Pentax user, I wish them well. However, I can't help feeling regret for what might have been.

The K5 was a really amazing camera; introduced in 2010 before mirrorless was mainstream. It featured an amazing sensor by the standards of the time, was considerably more compact than similar DSLRs, had ibis, was WR, and provided a practical way to use old film era glass.

It had its weak points (primarily the AF and a restricted range of modern lenses), but it seemed Pentax had only to make one last push to make the best APSC camera system on the market. Particularly since the mirrorless cameras of that time also had serious AF limitations.

Sadly, it was not to be. Even assuming this camera fixes the AF issues, the show has moved on.

Do you imply david_sladek that Pentax cannot deliver "fine imaging resolution" ? Silly remark if you think this is true.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 12:45 UTC

You better put led-strips in an old computer monitor after making it empty. I have made a led panel that is fully adjustable in both luminance and color temperature.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2019 at 12:53 UTC as 4th comment
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shigzeo: I’m probably in the minority, but I’ve also returned to DSLRs from mirrorless. In 2013 or so I stupidly suggested that in ten years or so, the problems of mirrorless (grain, slow update, dynamic range, and more, of the EVF/LCD viewing experience) would be fixed in ten years. I don’t think we will have EVFs that are as natural to look through in just three years, but we are getting there slowly.

I use mirrorless in the studio for macro as they are easier to use, but when I do events, it’s all OVF for me as it is more natural.

I dumped my Canon M6 (APS-C) for a FF Pentax K-1. The jump in IQ is unbelievable and I have IBIS now. The penalty is the extra weight. I keep the M6 for video and snapshots. Tell me what other camera gives me the same quality and specs of the K-1 for what price. I tell you: you pay double. They also gave me a 100mm macro lens for free. I realy only care for the output of the machine. You can get used to every user interface. Pentax is famous for its ergonomics.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 20:29 UTC
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Absolutic: In another news Pentax executives believe in 2-3 years consumers will go
Back from flat screens to tube tvs.

they did go back to tubes in het high end audio business

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 20:14 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 review (385 comments in total)
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ProDude: It is so very important for any photographer to determine their priorities they will incur regarding their shooting habits and styles. That said in MY case continuous focus has never been an issue. Having been a professional wedding photographer years ago, and now sticking to Real Estate, Portraits and Landscapes I'm finding, after having already worked with the Nikon, Sony and Canon offerings, this S1 is literally made for me. Superior build, better EVF, more useful feature sets and ergonomics you simply fall in love with. I know there are so very many reviewers and potential owners that will push this camera aside due to it's DFD, but in some ways I'm finding it so darn fast and accurate for my style of shooting I can't imagine a Hybrid for what I do any further. As I say each shooter needs to evaluate their priorities, but if they primarily shoot relatively slow or still subjects this camera WILL capture your heart.

I had the same attitude ProDude, but stepped over the psychological barrier ;-) If weight and price is not an issue than there are few objective facts why this "old tecnology" would not perform. This modern S1 uses also a big chunk of oldfashioned glass at the front. That said, I prefer tube amplifiers for my sound.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 21:21 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 review (385 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: As a landscape shooter the CDAF sensor appeals to me for the reasons given in the video: no banding issues ever.
I can see the point of video and action shooters, that PDAF is faster and would be helpful.
There seems to be a great divide here, between a sensor that has to interpolate out the PDAF sensels but gives fast autofocus, and a sensor that has no interpolation issues and delivers pure images.
In my opinion, I am glad to see Panasonic going with a sensor that gives better results for stills. But, that's just me.
The camera body style will certainly support a PDAF variant optimized for action and video, and maybe we will see that on the market next year.
At any rate, the body and lenses are just too big and heavy for me these days. I'll stay with my Fujis, hobbled as they are by PDAF.

I chose the Pentax K-1. same or better specs and much cheaper.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 21:07 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 review (385 comments in total)
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ProDude: It is so very important for any photographer to determine their priorities they will incur regarding their shooting habits and styles. That said in MY case continuous focus has never been an issue. Having been a professional wedding photographer years ago, and now sticking to Real Estate, Portraits and Landscapes I'm finding, after having already worked with the Nikon, Sony and Canon offerings, this S1 is literally made for me. Superior build, better EVF, more useful feature sets and ergonomics you simply fall in love with. I know there are so very many reviewers and potential owners that will push this camera aside due to it's DFD, but in some ways I'm finding it so darn fast and accurate for my style of shooting I can't imagine a Hybrid for what I do any further. As I say each shooter needs to evaluate their priorities, but if they primarily shoot relatively slow or still subjects this camera WILL capture your heart.

Take a look at the Pentax K-1. Special made for your type of photography, more sturdy and much cheaper. People forgot apparently about Pentax and are only thinking about Canonikon or Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 20:50 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 review (385 comments in total)
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dereken: Entertaining and informative review! I'm wondering if Jordan is thinking of switching to the S1 now, from the GH5/s.

You apparently didnot view the video because he tells us that he does not go to S1

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 20:42 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 review (385 comments in total)

Nice, but I decided to buy the Pentax K-1 because I do not need video. Same or better specs for still photography and a lot cheaper. And you can use every K-lens since WW-2. I got a deal with a free 100 mm macro lens. I don't believe it myself untill it arrives in a few days.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 20:40 UTC as 50th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)

This is of course a nice camera. But if you don't need 4K video you cannot justify the price if you can have 2 Canon M50's for the same amount of money.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 11:33 UTC as 475th comment | 7 replies
On article DPReview TV: First thoughts on the Canon R (353 comments in total)
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jaap51: Canon and Nikon deliver less than Sony for a higher price. Z and R should be fine if they sell cheaper than Sony A7. I don’t see many non-professionals pay 4 or 5 grand for a heavy camera with one lens.

Good point. There is not one truth.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 21:01 UTC
On article DPReview TV: First thoughts on the Canon R (353 comments in total)

Canon and Nikon deliver less than Sony for a higher price. Z and R should be fine if they sell cheaper than Sony A7. I don’t see many non-professionals pay 4 or 5 grand for a heavy camera with one lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 19:37 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (404 comments in total)

It is no more than a M5 with the lens glued to the body. Expensive glue !

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 31st comment
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