rrccad

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Jul 5, 2012

Comments

Total: 1506, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)

I wonder what comes first.. people moving on and not complaining about the review? Or Ricoh releasing the k-2 follow up camera.

I think it could go either way.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 107th comment | 8 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Professor999: It would be useful in future reviews if the following was possible,
A glossary to describe what Pro/Cons means according to Dpreview. (Rishi gave a definition that surprised me but it's now clear)
How categories are weighted (in percentage terms).
ALL tests are carried out on ALL cameras and ALL results posted.
The same lenses are used on all tests (by this I mean for example 70-200 F2.8 NOT 2.8 for one camera and F4 for another).
The review shouldn't refer to cameras in a different category, the often quoted DPR expression, "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category."
IF comparisons are felt necessary to cameras in different categories it should be made ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that they are from different categories.
It should be made ABSOLUTELY CLEAR when a reviewer is making a subjective statement.
Reviewers should NEVER make statements which could be construed as 'snarky' or 'sarcastic'.
The award should NOT be based on a subjective view but solely based on FACTS.

Simon... don't think the hostage made it..

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 23:17 UTC
In reply to:

Alphoid: Honestly, the prices here don't seem at all reasonable. 24-70mm f/2.8 is $2000 in Sony A-mount, $1800 in Canon, $1600 in Nikon, $1300 in Pentax, $780/$1300 in Tamron, $750 in Sigma. The $2500 price in Sony is more than a little high.

The wireless flash systems is also quite overpriced.

paying for the brand? if that's the case.. they should be offering rebates.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
In reply to:

EthanP99: Just a reminder to people: Canon released their 70-200 at $2500

http://m.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-70-200-2p8-is-usm-ii-c16

which is fine if you ignore the fact that in Yen has devalued since.

and when canon issued it at that price, most people were not impressed to say the least.

Equalizing out the currency that runs somewhere in between 10-15% more than the canon one.

and i'd trust canon USA's warranty repair far more than who? precision?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)

not a bad price considering the cool AF motor tech in it.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 40th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Professor999: I rarely read whole reviews, believing that the Pros/Cons/Conclusion page will give an accurate summary.
Now I see there's a startling lack of continuity between AF tests.
Lenses not stated, some cameras tested with F2.8, other with F4.
A reviewer stating that AF is better with an apc camera with an F4 lens compared with a FF camera with a F2.8 lens (not to mention the apc could be either a DSLR or mirrorless-apples and oranges).
There's a frightening lack of consistency.

Do you?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Professor999: I rarely read whole reviews, believing that the Pros/Cons/Conclusion page will give an accurate summary.
Now I see there's a startling lack of continuity between AF tests.
Lenses not stated, some cameras tested with F2.8, other with F4.
A reviewer stating that AF is better with an apc camera with an F4 lens compared with a FF camera with a F2.8 lens (not to mention the apc could be either a DSLR or mirrorless-apples and oranges).
There's a frightening lack of consistency.

are you STILL going on about it.. get over it.. good god..

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Professor999: 'Poor default JPEG settings'
Completely subjective.
Yes, it's a default which can be changed if I don't like it.
I take it out of the box, set it up the way 'I' want it-customisation-then take photos.
& that's a CON!

Canon's are criticized for the same thing.. I bet you never got on your soapbox then have you?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

McBrian: If DPR is looking for a consistent method of testing CF/tracking they can do worse that buy some Hornby bendy track and a nice loco with a light on it :-)

I've not had a problem with my K1 AF either singularly or continuous, it's better than any pervious Pentax DSLR (I've had them all since the *istD) as my hit rate has gone up considerably, especially with the DFA 28-105 and my old Sigma APO EX 70-210 screw drive.

except it's rather small.

i was thinking more of a constructed track with a remote control vehicle platform and a AF test target mounted to it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Utterlyotter: Holy moly, some Pentaxians are reacting like soccer moms being told that they´ve got ugly kids..

well the general reaction from pentaxians over a pretty predictable review .. they may think twice before making another pentax camera a "priority" ..

it's just a camera .. you'd think they insulted your first born.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakaria: If I wrote this report will be positive especially with regard to the lenses availableI will say that Pentax lenses are wide from crop da to full frame. But if I am going to be negative as you did i will say a few lenses are available.
I remember when you reviewed the first fuji xpro 1 you tried to encourage fuji and their fans that the xf system will be grown .a similar things are mentioned about Samsung system.
Why on earth put a negative impact on k1 because the listed lenses are reviewing a camera or a whole system.
Did you do that when reviewing a lens. Do you you mention a system or a camera.

that was back in the day when Mirrorless was coming out of it's infancy.

pentax is trying to get into a (overly) crowded and competitive segement of the market, with no less than the A7s, A7R, A7, D750, D810, D610, 5D, 5Ds and 6D are all inhabiting.

if I recall it was a "con" for the sony system as well.

ah yes, A7R review .. "Limited selection of FE lenses"

and it IS a limited set of modern lenses available.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

hikerdoc: Hell hath no fury like a pentaxian disappointed. I would venture to guess that had the AF been able to challenge the efficiency of Canon or Nikon there would be none of this questioning of test methods or bias.

I'm surprised we haven't heard of a protest of all 12 of them marching on dpreview headquarters in Seattle yet. maybe I should check CNN.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Al wants a bagel: I think people are still angry after the debacle that was the pixel shift test. And I don't know why pixel shift is a con in the first place. That's like saying all Fuji cameras are bad because raw developers for X-Trans are still wildly inconsistent, and in some cases, not supported. And it's uses are limited, that is clear, but isn't that something that should be a plus? That they offer pixel shift should be a bonus, not derided as a feature that cannot be used in some cases.

Deriding the menu system and AF points selection? That is awfully subjective. I've found that over time, those have become second nature, and with so many features available at the press of an actual button, easily I find this camera to be more user friendly compared to my D750. And yes, there are many useful features in this camera not available on the D750. Like the outdoor view button, that button has become invaluable for outdoor shooting in my experience. So is having a dedicated GPS and WIFI button also.

Lol.. just a Canon thing.

Funny how nikon has a full page about it.
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/concept/vr/en/in_lens_vr/viewfinder/

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Petroglyph: Just came back from a set and this is still going on? 3-range focus limiter on the DFA* 70-200 was set to what value for the focus test? Thanks guys.

I hear the sales of bikes has skyrocketed on amazon in the last 24 hours..

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Al wants a bagel: I think people are still angry after the debacle that was the pixel shift test. And I don't know why pixel shift is a con in the first place. That's like saying all Fuji cameras are bad because raw developers for X-Trans are still wildly inconsistent, and in some cases, not supported. And it's uses are limited, that is clear, but isn't that something that should be a plus? That they offer pixel shift should be a bonus, not derided as a feature that cannot be used in some cases.

Deriding the menu system and AF points selection? That is awfully subjective. I've found that over time, those have become second nature, and with so many features available at the press of an actual button, easily I find this camera to be more user friendly compared to my D750. And yes, there are many useful features in this camera not available on the D750. Like the outdoor view button, that button has become invaluable for outdoor shooting in my experience. So is having a dedicated GPS and WIFI button also.

@al ..

If I'm shooting with anything over 300mm I want the viewfinder stabilized like it is with IS/VR/IBIS systems of Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Canon, or Nikon cameras.

Pentax is the ONLY camera company that facilitates image stabilization that does not also stabilize the viewfinder.

and weird how your nikons then do it and same with your Fuji's.. but carry on.

real photographers eh? well hell, real photographers don't need image stabilization at all .. or pixel shift ..because real photographers now how to do stacking and super resolution and carry 20 lb tripods everywhere.

Good grief.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Al wants a bagel: I think people are still angry after the debacle that was the pixel shift test. And I don't know why pixel shift is a con in the first place. That's like saying all Fuji cameras are bad because raw developers for X-Trans are still wildly inconsistent, and in some cases, not supported. And it's uses are limited, that is clear, but isn't that something that should be a plus? That they offer pixel shift should be a bonus, not derided as a feature that cannot be used in some cases.

Deriding the menu system and AF points selection? That is awfully subjective. I've found that over time, those have become second nature, and with so many features available at the press of an actual button, easily I find this camera to be more user friendly compared to my D750. And yes, there are many useful features in this camera not available on the D750. Like the outdoor view button, that button has become invaluable for outdoor shooting in my experience. So is having a dedicated GPS and WIFI button also.

seriously .. the pentaxians raging over this IS a bit stupid.

and btw, a non stabilized viewfinder is a con.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Al wants a bagel: I think people are still angry after the debacle that was the pixel shift test. And I don't know why pixel shift is a con in the first place. That's like saying all Fuji cameras are bad because raw developers for X-Trans are still wildly inconsistent, and in some cases, not supported. And it's uses are limited, that is clear, but isn't that something that should be a plus? That they offer pixel shift should be a bonus, not derided as a feature that cannot be used in some cases.

Deriding the menu system and AF points selection? That is awfully subjective. I've found that over time, those have become second nature, and with so many features available at the press of an actual button, easily I find this camera to be more user friendly compared to my D750. And yes, there are many useful features in this camera not available on the D750. Like the outdoor view button, that button has become invaluable for outdoor shooting in my experience. So is having a dedicated GPS and WIFI button also.

well dpreview could remove a pixel shift con and then add a con for the non-stabilized viewfinder if it makes you all gushy and happy about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

mxx: "make this camera suitable for a relatively small portion of buyers in the full-frame DSLR market" = Better buy something else than this mediocre camera.

Thanks DPR, for sh***ing on Pentax again.

Indeed. if it wasn't for a few things that I don't like about the camera, it's hard not to want to run and get one.

it's certainly selling well in Japan by the looks of BCN, so Pentax has done some things right.

i thought the review was predictable. everyone KNEW the AF wouldn't be up to canikon full frame pro class cameras but the IQ would excel.

not sure what everyone is up in arms about.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

Arizona Sunset: Why are there sooooooo many comments?

The 12 pentaxians are raging.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:04 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
In reply to:

mxx: "make this camera suitable for a relatively small portion of buyers in the full-frame DSLR market" = Better buy something else than this mediocre camera.

Thanks DPR, for sh***ing on Pentax again.

shhh carey .. why try?

the "falling just short of the class-leading.. " and the .. "offers some of the best" and the "with results falling just short of" clearly identifies the bias and the **** all over pentax.

I jest .. but some of the comments.... Good lord.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
Total: 1506, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »