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Would like a comparison with Merrill sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)
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drummercam: Recent review titles: "Benchmark Performance": "Nikon D810 review; Setting new standards": "Nikon D5 Review; Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review."

Why am I not surprised at the slightly pejorative question mark in "Special K? Pentax K-1 Review"? Riffing on a cereal brand for a title is cute, but just a little off-key, given the innovations and ergonomics of this camera, IMHO.

Pentax has in fact knocked it out of the park, if "first time at bat" is a point one wishes to stand on.

Yup.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: I really don't care about the AF rating, that's fine by me. I rarely have to chase buildings or landscapes.

What irks me though is the paradox pixel shift criticism. As far as I know no other camera (besides Oly in a different implementation) has this feature. Everybody pi**es their pants over the picture quality one gets from pixel shift (yes, with application limitations, point taken).

It's almost like somebody builds the first car with an additional fuel cell at 2/3 of the price of a regular car just to get knocked that it can only use hydrogen.

Yes. DPReview doesn't really get it. Why, in such a mature and boring segment, this camera has generated so much great buzz.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: Why would I be interested in users of other brands to "convert" to Pentax? Would it help me make better pictures with my Pentax camera? Obviously no. Would it make me feel better about myself? Luckily no.

Ricoh Pentax has done a superb job in defining its niches and in producing a strong stream of new DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)

GOLD based on the images others have posted on the Internet.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 418th comment
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (43 comments in total)

Very nicely done review. Neat approach of digital-2-physical.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 17th comment
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Gesture: Hardly museum quality.

Maybe. That specimen just doesn't look like collector's quality to me. But it does to someone. The issue isn't really historical significance.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 16:56 UTC

Hardly museum quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Marty4650: I wonder if this technology could also disable the phone part of the smartphone? That could be very useful in places where cell phones are an annoyance. Like restaurants, libraries, funerals, churches or anywhere else where people enjoy sharing their conversations with the whole room.

All well and good until you miss that emergency call about .,...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (426 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I don't see any appeal to another limited functionality Rebel with a 2009 vintage sensor from the original 7D? Does it have micro focus adjustment? If not, it's isn't even useful as a back-up body. Pentax offers so much more at the low-end of the DSLR market.

In any case, this update isn't about consumers but about getting big box retailers to restock Canon product. Low end product cycles are more about selling inventory to Walmart than to informed consumers. After all, if it's on a shelf at Walmart, someone will buy it.... because it's sitting on a shelf at Walmart. The product itself doesn't really matter. The Canon T6 really doesn't matter.

If I were Ricoh-Pentax, I would do everything I could to get KS-2 into Costco, maybe even Walmart.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (426 comments in total)
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utphoto: So, for about $60 more, a first time DSLR buyer could get a Pentax KS2 kit with a 20 meg SONY sensor that blows away any Canon APS-c sensor, a weather sealed body, dust proof, cold proof, built in interval shooting, articulated LCD display, shake reduction, no AA filter, high ISO performance, selfie button (if that's important), 5.5 fps. And no buyer's remorse after six months because you own a camera body that has features and IQ not available in any Canon APS-c body at any price.

utphoto, exactly.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (426 comments in total)

Fair review. I would also consider Pentax K-50 or K-S1.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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happypoppeye: So the rescued film project doesn't have the resources to rescue film ...probably should have thought of that before creating the project.

Not one editor's picks?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:47 UTC

I agree with many of the comments below. No one is asking you to process all the rolls. But process 15-20 before you go off on a "help me" campaign.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 28th comment
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Marty4650: The most interesting question here isn't "what is on this film" by "why does this film even exist?"

Even back in the 1950s we knew film had a shelf life. We knew it had to be used and processed quickly. Yet someone shot 1200 rolls and never processed any of it. Instead, he wrapped it up for "posterity" or something.

Just based on the one sample roll developed it is clear this was no eccentric artist like Vivian Maier. These are some very bad snapshots.

You really have to wonder why they were even taken, much less preserved for processing at some future time. A time when recovery would be difficult if not impossible to do.

This will probably always be a mystery. If there was one decent photo on that roll, then someone might be motivated by curiosity to develop all this film.

But right now, it looks like Vivian Maier's legacy is safe.

Rare to disagree with you, Marty, but looks like some interesting social documentary stuff. Anyway, 620 film is much easier to develop and work with than 35mm. A pre-development water bath would probably help with curl. There's probably some C-41 120 lines still in existence that could be converted to B&W.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (116 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: Sony had a bunch of old parts collecting dust in a warehouse from all the A77II cameras that never sold and some other parts from the old parts bin. So they stuck those 2.7 inch LCDs that were laying around since 2007 on a body with leftover A77II pieces.
In 2008 Sony held more than 13% of the DSLR market. Then they had this crazy SLT idea. Guess what their DSLR/SLT market share is down to now. (hint: a 3 toed sloth could count the percentage points on his toes and have toes left over).

Nothing wrong if that were so. Sony is trying a value proposition here—and I think they have succeeded.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (116 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I have had a Sony A58 around for a few years and a few A mount lenses acquired from eBay.

Here is the thing, photo gear-snobs, get this - the A58 is actually a fantastic little camera and at the price they fetch, probably the best value camera on the planet.

It has been used as a "family camera". Passed around kids and grand kids, taken to the beach, used at birthday parties, most of the time I do not even know who in my extended family has the camera and what they are doing with it.

And you know what, that little cheap A58 has delivered some of the best photo memories of ANY camera in our ( rather large ) collection. There are prints of kids and family on walls all over the country, taken with that cheap little Sony, and video's too, sitting on people's iPads nationwide.

The A68 is a natural successor to the A58. I would choose this camera in a heartbeat over ANY Canon Rebel.

Dont knock it unless you have experience of it. :)

Great real world comments.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (116 comments in total)

How many AF points would this have if it were the Nikon entry-level equivalent??? Bravo, Sony. Good to see for A-mount owners. No, don't expect seven new A-mount cameras each year. But no reason an OEM can't keep the platform viable in this way.

Nice photos, Dan. You do a great job with the sample galleries.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 20th comment
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nathantw: It bothers me a little that the lens won't have an image circle that will cover a larger sensor. This means that Hasselblad is limiting their new lens line to some rather "small" sensors that may not last for a long time. For example, the 16 MP sensor disappeared to make room for 24 MP, 48 MP, 80 MP and 100 MP cameras. Each one of those new sensors had a different sensor size. So, Hasselblad should hope that Sony (or whoever) will make sensors that will cover the new X1D's 50 MP sensor diameters for years to come even when new sensors are introduced.

Maybe someone will post a clean sheet article. What they would have done to introduce a new mirrorless model that maximum compatibility to legacy lenses. Some way to add a focal plane shutter. Unfortunately the marketplace doesn't seem to want modular cameras. Ricoh tried.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 02:46 UTC
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nathantw: It bothers me a little that the lens won't have an image circle that will cover a larger sensor. This means that Hasselblad is limiting their new lens line to some rather "small" sensors that may not last for a long time. For example, the 16 MP sensor disappeared to make room for 24 MP, 48 MP, 80 MP and 100 MP cameras. Each one of those new sensors had a different sensor size. So, Hasselblad should hope that Sony (or whoever) will make sensors that will cover the new X1D's 50 MP sensor diameters for years to come even when new sensors are introduced.

We've already stretched the boundaries to get something under $15,000. Let's make it a $40,000 camera. Not every camera has to have every qualification or potential. That's an awfully small sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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