A Schamber

Lives in Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Works as a Photographer / Student
Joined on Sep 20, 2009
About me:

Waiting for a rangefinder type camera, with small lenses and contrast detect, and great build quality. Listening, Pentax??? Or Leica... or Oly...

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This article is probably the worst one I read in DPR. Thanks but no thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 11th comment
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Mister Joseph: I bought my Samsung S6 Edge because the sample images in the demo phone looked a lot like photos taken with my Nikon FF + 70-200/2.8 with really creamy bokeh

And you have taken many with that look, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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ervinberxolli: I have a Canon mark 2 and i was very happy with the camera but is an old camera and i want to upgrade to a new one. The Canon 5ds is to expensive and i dont like the colours and the dynamic range. Looking for other cameras i saw Pentax K1 and reading all the reviews that are on the internet about Pentax K1. Im thinking to give a try and change my gear to Pentax. The price is affordable and very good quality images. I shoot a lot of weddings and i want to know something more how pentax works with the flash if it is possible? AF is good enough for my kind of work also the 15- 30 mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm are good Lenses and cover 95 % of my work.

I've done several weddings when I used to work with this, and yes, flash is not as good as Nikon or Canon when using TTL, but when you are in a wedding, my suggestion is that you should not use that anyway.
What I used to do, was taking two 300 Watt strobes, and point them to the ceiling, at around 1/4 of full power, with radio triggers. Pentax cameras have cable realease for flash, so I used it there the radio trigger, while I used the AF-540 (first gen), as the flash on the camera, with P-TTL, with a softbox (but any Gary Fong should also be quite good). Camera settings usually were 1/60, and left ISO and aperture changed depending on aperture needed at the moment. The results were quite good. Shoot raw, of course.

But: I bought two other AF 540 to be able to make high speed, big aperture, portraits, and despite being good enough, it was really annoying to have to change settings on each flash, everytime, while Nikon partners made most adjustments on camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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Professor999: @ fotopizza
There is a difference between Weather Resistant & Waterproof-
There are limits with WR.
You said you are now using Olympus & Panasonic cameras-have you used them in similar conditions & if so how did they hold up.
(I use a K5 & Olympus Em5 &, while both are WR I would still use a camera cover in harsh weather instead of risking the body-especially if it was a paid job-why take the risk?)

I've used a K-7 and K20 with DA* glass under really heavy conditions (once, even passed through a fall). Both camera and lens didn't even notice it... (Pentax K20D and DA* 16-50 f2.8). If all, I assume weathersealing have been improved, so.........

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:15 UTC

Just add radio inside of the camera, instead of a pop up flash. I'd trade any day a pop up flash for a big 0.8x magnification with 100%.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:12 UTC as 46th comment
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xmeda: Build-in flash should definitely be implemented.. great for commanding remote flashes and as last option when you have no external flash with you.

Just use radio if you need it. In a FF camera, for pros, there are other things more important than a built in flash.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

Really, people???
The camera of the year could be several things: the highest IQ, the best ergonomics, the best feature set, the most comprenhensive layout, etc etc etc...
But the thing is that those things are NOT relevant when there's a game changer camera. Every now and then there comes a camera, or a line of cameras, that begin a legend of their own. Trust me... there's one on that list that actually has.
It is the Fujifilm X-PRO 1.

You may like it or not. You may like rangefinder style, or not. You may think it is overpriced, or not. But you could NEVER say it is not a camera that has made everyone think again about what's possible in photography, again.

That's the camera of the year. That's the game changer.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 108th comment | 5 replies
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sodacan: For Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 you state that "While the display isn’t HD like the Nexus 7..."; what is your definition for HD? Both displays have the same amount of pixels(which is the most common definition) so it's either pixel density or that the manufacturer markets it with HD-title.

Both have same resolution, but if you actually take into account dpi... then the Samsung lags.
Still... why isn't there the Acer Iconia A700, that is 16:10 full HD?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 00:53 UTC

What about the Acer Iconia A700??? That's actually the best contender for the iPad.
And I was forgetting the new Fire HD, or Asus Infinity...
But.... why the hell are we talking about taking photos with these tablets??? It's the dumbest thing to do. Ever. I have the Nexus 7, and I actually don't miss the camera. If I need something like that, I take out my phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 81st comment
On article Behind the photo: Apple's Retina MacBook Pro zebras... (28 comments in total)

They used Instagram...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:24 UTC as 9th comment
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JackM: How is this an issue? Nobody uses Google+.

Nobody used to use some equipments a time ago, until they realized it was better.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
On article An introduction to OLED (67 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Who cares, really, whether it is OLED or LCD? A screen is a screen and an EVF is an EVF, after all. Are we supposed to have wet dreams at night and salivation attacks during the day about every stupid four-letter abbreviation that falls off the technology turnip truck?

You sir, for sure, don't appreciate the leaps in technology. You should just stick with a 1999 Canon D30, because it's all "almost the same".
Those things make a better experience overall, and make the working progress a little easier. That's all you need to know. And that's quite a lot to welcome it.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:07 UTC
On article An introduction to OLED (67 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Definitely OLED is the future. For the time being, manufacturers are still so conservative in building new plants for manufacturing OLED because their past investments in LCD were so huge; and the current written-down value of those LCD plants are still representing a very important asset/investment in their books. No CEO will take the risk to build new OLED plants and write-off the LCD plants in the short-run for prevention of negative impacts to their share price. Since the market of OLED is already there; once the investments in the old manufacturing plants for LCD are amortized to a certain level, manufacturers will begin to build new plants for OLED; then the price of OLED panels will be dropped significantly. Let’s wait for another one or two years…

Conservative companies are what just sell you the same body with a slightly better sensor, and call it revolution. Small companies, as Fuji, Pentax, Olympus, are the ones that actually make the photography world go forward.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:03 UTC
On article An introduction to OLED (67 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Is it realistic to expect that the oled EVF is now on the way to improve to the point that both the mirror optical viewfinder (DSRL) and the optical rangefinder (Leica, and, well....also Fuji Xpro1) are going to be considered as dynosaurs?

Not a chance. Have you ever shot with a Leica?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:01 UTC
On article An introduction to OLED (67 comments in total)
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A Schamber: LED displays have been my choice for over 4 years now, only buying cameras with LCDs because there was no choice for Pentax. The difference is apparent at first sight... I could just never go back to LCDs. Hope manufacturers finally understand this.

Don't get mistaken: LED blacklit is different than LED.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 19:59 UTC
On article An introduction to OLED (67 comments in total)

LED displays have been my choice for over 4 years now, only buying cameras with LCDs because there was no choice for Pentax. The difference is apparent at first sight... I could just never go back to LCDs. Hope manufacturers finally understand this.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 15:57 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article An introduction to OLED (67 comments in total)

Still a better love story than Twilight...

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 15:55 UTC as 29th comment
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (867 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: Very nice specs, but... ouch, what a strange camera!
And I thought the main benefit of mirrorless was size? Right?

Not really. They wanted to make it the smallest as possible, but... have you seen the lenses? How mane pancake lenses have you seen on each system??? Pentax has more pancake lenses for DSLR, than all of the others together for mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:54 UTC
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