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Where's the Pentax one?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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volks 1: Canon D6 or Nikon D750 are better choices, maybe not on paper but everywhere else where it counts. But hey, who am I to judge.

Every camera doesn't need sky's the limits specs. Look where that led Samsung with the NX1. I expect the Pentax K-1 to be good at what it sets out to do-which will make it a success in my books. For those needing 178 focus points, there was a time we focused ALL lenses manually and set exposure without ANY kind of meter-in-camera or out.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)
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Gesture: Is there a crop mode for using DX lenses?

Great.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)
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Jylppy: The price is really low. When will Pentax sales cause price pressure on Canon & Nikon? I wish it would happen, but I doubt it to have material impact.

For me as business strategy professional it seems really hard for Pentax to enter a (declining) mature market without having hard, differentiating core assets. DSLR is a system market and there are limits how long a single great product can carry. So Pentax relies basically price competition. Due to the systemic nature of DSLR market, I doubt it will work. My guess is that after few years Ricoh will close the whole exercise. And would I want to be the consumer with Pentax gear then in my hands? No.

So sorry tech-freaks and CaNikon haters, sometimes there are other factors contributing success than just "features".

Maybe use car lines as an analogy. I would place Pentax with a car maker like Subaru. Quality. A certain, non-mass market cachet. Devoted user base. Excellent value. You don't have to sell in mega-quantities to be profitable, but fulfill what your target audience wants.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)

Is there a crop mode for using DX lenses?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)

I also think having the K-1 will draw people to the APS-C cameras. Just looked on Amazon, body only KS-1 and K-50 are available for about $300, which I think are excellent values.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Pentax deserves an A for effort. This delivers a lot of value, on paper at least. And Sigma has been making FF glass for Pentax for a while now.

Will be interesting to see if that changes. Don't need a huge range of lenses; just good ones.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: "Pentax K-mount lenses are their only option"

Not quite true: K-mount adapts m42 lenses natively.

Difficulties with 38MP sensor make sense. But I have found the older Pentax lenses (M42 Takumar and Pentax K) to be some of the best legacy lenses on modern sensors in the 16-20 MP range.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)

Good read. Pentax appeals to traditional, perhaps more conservative photographers. The cameras work well in the hand.

I like that Ricoh did what it said was intended when acquiring the Pentax brand. it broadened the DSLR lineup and now this. The K-01 could have morphed into something good with a waist level LCD screen or EVF. One of the few cameras that tried to simplify the DSLR interface.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 132nd comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2661 comments in total)

Glad I waited before investing in full frame. Pentax is for traditionalists-and I mean that as a compliment.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 635th comment | 1 reply

+++++

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:58 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (563 comments in total)

Gold. There may be no finer single camera. Even with small computer screen images, the image quality shine through. Exceptional.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 129th comment
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)
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Gesture: Just how fast can you expect leaf shutter sync speed to be?

Will have to research it. I seem to remember in film days that they topped out at 1/500th for the most part with a few shutters marked at 1/1,000th-but likely didn't really get there? But you would know Damien. I just wouldn't hold 1/899th against the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)

Just how fast can you expect leaf shutter sync speed to be?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 21:58 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
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Stefan Sobol: GoPro had a nice head start in the market. They came up with a camera system no one else had. Since it was the only thing, people put up with the down sides which include poor batteries, clunky interface, flakey wifi connectivity, over priced cameras and accessories. The video quality was very good for what was available.

However, GoPro stopped innovating and thought the competition would never catch up. They got it wrong. They cut the price of one of their models by half, and that still didn't help them.

The only thing that is currently keeping GoPro going is market penetration and market weight (sort of like MS Windows). Eventually that will not be enough and GoPro will become a niche product. They either need to cater to the entry/enthusiast market or go high end/high cost for professional production equipment.

However, I think the writing is already on the wall.l

Yes, first to market isn't always most lasting. But what cameras and systems do you think will succeed in this space.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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Gesture: Beautiful. Magnesium alloy. uber Technology.
My questions: how resilient to the elements and temperature extremes; how does Sony response to a service issue.

There are so man y fine cameras. If I am spending $1K in the future, I'm picking the OEM with the best warranty service record.

Exactly. Unless one has money to burn. Although it's interesting at one high end of the spectrum, with Leica, I would have confidence in my purchase and factor that in evaluating the price.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 02:06 UTC

Beautiful. Magnesium alloy. uber Technology.
My questions: how resilient to the elements and temperature extremes; how does Sony response to a service issue.

There are so man y fine cameras. If I am spending $1K in the future, I'm picking the OEM with the best warranty service record.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (615 comments in total)
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Gesture: All that real estate on back. Let's get a larger LCD on there.

It's hard to fault what I am sure is a great camera. But what I see by Nikon and Canon is a failure to rethink/streamline/improve the paradigm. 97 buttons, dials, levers, switches, connectors, flaps., whatever-but the OEMs don't have the "guts" to rethink these cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:13 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (615 comments in total)

All that real estate on back. Let's get a larger LCD on there.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 134th comment | 16 replies

The high-point, end-point of digital SLR with optical finder?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
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