completelyrandomstuff

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Juck: The answer to a question that noone asked.

I think many people wanted a wider lens than 28mm with a DP camera. I am surprised they didn't do it earlier.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 08:51 UTC
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (169 comments in total)

Nice shots!

Any thoughts on the 19mm F2.8 vs Olympus 17mm F1.8, or Panasonic 20mm F1.7?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 21:54 UTC as 32nd comment
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Dirk Nuary: Always pricey, why?

Because people are willing to pay for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
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GRUBERND: does the oled DOF adjust to the intended print size? and how do we enter that? maybe some back-and-forth dialing on the focuswheel..

in my unhumble opinion DOF-scales - and also DOF buttons on D/SLRs with optical viewfinder - are pretty much a useless and totally overrated pseudofeature with effectively no reallife application. and i still have to find a single AF-lens where at least the focus-distance is displayed correct and can be used for focussing without any optical check.

That would be very useful feature... Ideally if one could set a circle of confusion in the camera menu. Actually, maybe they could just put a DOF calculator and hyperfocal distance on the LCD screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:07 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: Finally, being able to use both the GPS and a flash! (albeit external) ;-)

Very tempting. Better SR (with panning), improved AF, pixel shift resolution - on top of an already excellent camera. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF.

Good point. The O-GPS1 would block an internal flash and take the hot shoe away.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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paulski66: Where's the d810 review? That camera has been out for a year now, and here we're getting hands-on previews for just-announced, not-even-released cameras.

Outrageous...

Just look at that. We got caught off guard and lost the lead in feeling doomed.

So when are we going to have the K-3 II review already? It's been many, many minutes since it's been announced!

Seriously though, thanks for the hands-on.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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K0d: It does have optional WiFi built in.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/misc/Flucard-Pentax-16GB-O-FC1.html
Upgradeable, full network compatibility and multiple OS - Just take out the card and its in flight mode.

K3-II is $100 cheaper than the Nikon D7200, so that difference can be put in to WiFi card. I too think it's a good solution.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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Muqdad: Why am I not convinced the reason for abandoning the excellent, wireless controller flash, is to make room for a GPS unit? Miniaturization made me expect GPS to be found in even the cheapest of smartphones without it needing significant "room". Actual GPS units are very tiny, with negligible space requirement.

Flash housing is for the antenna. If they needed this much space, the trade off would be potentially better sensitivity, or a shorter time for searching for satellites. They will likely bundle this camera with AF201G anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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Reinhard136: no flash ???? k3 just committed suicide for me. That was such an excellent feature.

It's a bit of a gamble, but I think that I would rather have the GPS than a flash.GPS module is $200, while an external flash will be much more usable and cheaper.

I think many current owners of K-3s will concur with that. I can't think of a last time when I used a built-in flash in a K-3, but I can recall a couple of instances when I wanted an astrotracer.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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Yoggie: I will take GPS over wifi every day; but not having a flash is a deal breaker.

Yes, they should make a small, inexpensive weather proof flash and add it as a combo with the camera*.

*AF201G added at little to no cost to current K-3 deals.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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crashpc: Canon killer. Grass definitely IS greener out there!

Maybe not greener, but that green will be more accurate in multi-exposure. :P

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
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Michel F: At $200 less it could be appealing for budding macro shooters on a tight budget but I don't understand how this product can be relevant in a crowded market segment of 90-105mm macro lenses that are already excellent.

A 150 or 200mm manual focus macro f/3.5 to f/4 manual with a similar price tag would make much more sense.

Me thinks that if the price doesn't go down substantially Samyang will be stuck with a product that doesn't sell.

I got the tamron 172E, an autofocus 90mm F2.8 for $199, from KEH. So it was actually very easy to get...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)

And of course you intentionally skipped the Pentax's selfie stick!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 03:47 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

it will have a built-in copier.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D750 Review (1989 comments in total)

That is some sloppy manufacturing. Cameras are supposed to be precision tools and cost a lot of money and this looks like a misalignment of almost a millimeter, way below available manufacturing standards.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:45 UTC as 199th comment | 3 replies
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completelyrandomstuff: What is pale blue between Pentax and Panasonic in CSC? Ricoh? Leica?

I mean the pale blue, that ends abruptly with the end of 2013. I guess it's got to be Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 22:58 UTC

What is pale blue between Pentax and Panasonic in CSC? Ricoh? Leica?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 22:45 UTC as 99th comment | 6 replies

That camouflaged camera will be really hard to find when you drop it in the forest.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:51 UTC as 6th comment
On article Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature (104 comments in total)

It is difficult to find full resolution images from this camera. Most, if not all I found were in a tiny 400x300 px box that does no say much about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Hmmmm .... whatever it can do - it sure is ugly.

Thankfully you won't be taking pictures of it too often.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
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