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Joined on Nov 23, 2003
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My 'plan':
Talk Pentax into a digital Electro-Spotmatic! (This needs some work...)


Older Signatures:

'LBA knows no bounds, and seeks no justification...' (Jim King, 2005) - Photography, Tech and Geek stuff :}

'Why is everyone answering rhetorical questions?' (Me, 2005)

'Well, 'Zooming with your feet' is usually a stupid thing as zoom rings are designed for hands.' (Me, 2006)

'I only trust those photos I have faked myself.' (Me, 2007)

--=! Condemning proprietary batteries since 1976 !=--

'I don't want them to believe me, I just want them to think.'
Marshall McLuhan


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On article Just Posted: Samsung NX200 hands-on preview (129 comments in total)

Mistake in preview:
In the "Compared to the Samsung NX100" the small product shots are identical for NX100 and NX200.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 15:06 UTC as 21st comment

> for all intensive purposes

This should be "for/to all intents and purposes".

Also, the link at the top is to the proper test of waterproof cameras but the text says "Click here to read our group test of travel zoom compact cameras" - which probably was carried over from a previous test.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2011 at 15:57 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Samyang announces 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens (73 comments in total)
In reply to:

Humboldt Jim: Putting a 4/3 mount on this lens seems a bit silly. Why a big, heavy, complex and expensive "normal" lens on a 4/3 camera? An f 1.4 24 mm lens for 4/3 can be simpler, lighter, less expensive and perform just as well.


Buying an SLR version and an adapter probably makes more sense for owners of mirrorless cameras. Resale value, flexibility.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2011 at 10:57 UTC
In reply to:

2manyCameraz: The Pentax brand is in no danger. Only Sony had the EGO problems big enough to nix the multigenerational brand power Minolta & Konica carried. I imagine it all started in the mailroom of Minolta, where Sony's future president vowed to destroy them... and there was also a beautiful receptionist, whose heart belonged to another.

Exx: Ricoh also only buys the camera division, Pentax medical and other parts still belong to Hoya.
(Not sure what arrangement Konica-Minolta had - maybe Sony really had to change the name.)

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2011 at 22:17 UTC
In reply to:

Derek Bach: My understanding was Hoya have been manufcturing Pentax lenses for some time - how will this change? Also, Pentax have been using Sony image sensors in most recent cameras as have Ricoh whats left?

This is incorrect. Hoya provides glass to all major lens and filter makers, they do not "manufacture lenses", though.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 17:03 UTC

Both companies have a thing for unusual concepts in cameras and user interfaces, but usually with the photographer as the first priority. Probably a good pairing - not sure how the finances will pan out - but we'll see...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:05 UTC as 118th comment

I've never seen a sensor looking so lost behind a mount...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 17:58 UTC as 105th comment
On article Pentax announces four additional Q mount lenses (40 comments in total)
In reply to:

Raphael Mabo: I believe this will attract lovers of Lomo, taken lomography into the digital world.

I'd rather put a toy lens onto a Nex or 4/3 for less money with the option to get SLR-like quality with the same camera when I want.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 16:26 UTC
On article Pentax announces four additional Q mount lenses (40 comments in total)
In reply to:

kadarpik: so far we have seen excellent results from pentax small glass (Limited pancake), AF motor, Flash sync to 1/2000, ND filter, not bad lens at all. Leaf shutter has it's advantages as well. Of course DOF is large but you can PP your images today.

> Of course DOF is large but you can PP your images today.

DOF is DOF, any artificial blurring looks terrible. YMMV

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 16:24 UTC
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (279 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nuno Souto: Oh look! A digital Auto110!

@Andy: Frank was comparing sensor sizes: This camera has a body roughly the size of the the 110, whereas the 110 has an imager roughly the size of fourthirds.
You are both right, just looking at different properties of the 110.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 16:22 UTC
On photo Pillars of lights in the Skyscapes challenge (2 comments in total)

Today I learned of "pillars of light" for the first time on another site. I hadn't heard of that before and now, within just a few hours, I also see your excellent winner :)
Great colours and I like that there's enough light in the foreground.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2009 at 21:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The Bonfire Incident in the celebrations challenge (4 comments in total)

I think the people were very lucky that they got away unhurt!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2009 at 14:47 UTC as 3rd comment
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