geoson

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As a mirrorless user, I'm happy to see this effort from Hasselblad, even if I could never afford it. They may not be big, but the name still matters, despite the Lunar debacle.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 20:53 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: It's a shame they aren't using a Full Frame Sensor considering its best suited for 28-85mm lenses. The camera and lenses would probably nearly nearly the exact same size. When I compare it to the A7 in the studio scene is shows excellent noise patterns, but the contrast and detail on the cards make me yearn for a FF Fugifilm.

Androole, have you looked at the Pentax K1?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 21:31 UTC

"Get them printed!" Absolutely! Nothing I've shown any other way gets the same reaction as the 13x19 prints that I make.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 12th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

This is VERY aggressive pricing, and raises questions for future product pricing. Will Pentax offer a lower priced option to compete with Nikon and Canon's flagship pro sports units? What will be their intro price for the next flagship APS-C?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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geoson: I find the wailing about the price the most amusing thing of all. Not because I'm flush with money, but because we've all seen this pricing scheme from every manufacturer. High opening, followed by gradual decrease, ending with near fire sale when next model is introduced. I purchased a GX7 last September for $599. The only camera I've ever had in the digital era where I did not wait at least a year after introduction is the LX100 (very happy customer, btw). The most aggressive pricing I've seen in the last few years has been from Pentax.

Don't tell me, tell everyone else wailing about the price!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:38 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)

I find the wailing about the price the most amusing thing of all. Not because I'm flush with money, but because we've all seen this pricing scheme from every manufacturer. High opening, followed by gradual decrease, ending with near fire sale when next model is introduced. I purchased a GX7 last September for $599. The only camera I've ever had in the digital era where I did not wait at least a year after introduction is the LX100 (very happy customer, btw). The most aggressive pricing I've seen in the last few years has been from Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:32 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies

This commentary would have been a great addendum to the review of the LX100. I remember the howling when DPR gave it an 85. I let my sister borrow it when the battery in her Dslr died. Health issues have prevented her from joining me on my photo journeys, but now she can imagine slipping an LX100 in her bag everyday.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:40 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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kisvakoncl: OMG!
"I feel a great disturbance in the Force..
..as if millions of Canonian fanboys suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.."

Canonites! It's Canonites vs Nikonians!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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NoMirror99: Pentax, Nikon, and Canon could just rip the mirror out, keep the same body and distance from the sensor, add an EVF. Same lenses work, no more mircro adjustments for lenses, fewer moving parts, less vibration Etc. And offer these new models alongside the standard. May the better camera win.

Leica is as much a lifestyle as it is a camera. A sales success for Leica is far different from what would be a sales success for Pentax.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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NoMirror99: Pentax, Nikon, and Canon could just rip the mirror out, keep the same body and distance from the sensor, add an EVF. Same lenses work, no more mircro adjustments for lenses, fewer moving parts, less vibration Etc. And offer these new models alongside the standard. May the better camera win.

Mirrorless without a reduction in size? That won't work against current offerings from the mirror-less makers.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: Im sure its a nice camera, im just wondering though, if there are better options for the money?
You can get ff nikon now for the same price or even cheaper, and sony too.
With many more lens options. I think its [probably]a nice cam without a real target market.
If your going to build a camera that big, why wouldnt you just be done with it and put a ff sensor in it?
Lets face it, that is where most serious shooters end up sooner or later.
Its the natural progression.
Apsc is usually defined by its portability and can end up complementing a ff system for those times when weight size ratio and or focus speed allows convenience without a huge quality compromise?
Does this camera fulfill that brief i wonder?
At the end of the day a cam is a means to an end, however, there has to be quite compelling reasons for a consumer to take a chance investing in a relatively new and unknown system, i dont see those reasons for this camera.
Others may though.

I don't think it is smaller than a d5300, but the d5300 has neither the fps, buffer, focus points, etc. You have to look at all the specifications. The NX1 is not going against the d5300's of the industry, but the Canon 7D2, the Pentax K3 (and it's eventual successor), and (if they ever make one) the Nikon D400. I had a chance to hold the NX1 and the 7D2 with comparable lens. I definitely felt a difference.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 23:15 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)

For those who feel that the lack of lens should deprive the NX1 of a Gold Award, how many lens should Samsung have put out BEFORE introducing a camera like the NX1?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 02:26 UTC as 138th comment
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: Im sure its a nice camera, im just wondering though, if there are better options for the money?
You can get ff nikon now for the same price or even cheaper, and sony too.
With many more lens options. I think its [probably]a nice cam without a real target market.
If your going to build a camera that big, why wouldnt you just be done with it and put a ff sensor in it?
Lets face it, that is where most serious shooters end up sooner or later.
Its the natural progression.
Apsc is usually defined by its portability and can end up complementing a ff system for those times when weight size ratio and or focus speed allows convenience without a huge quality compromise?
Does this camera fulfill that brief i wonder?
At the end of the day a cam is a means to an end, however, there has to be quite compelling reasons for a consumer to take a chance investing in a relatively new and unknown system, i dont see those reasons for this camera.
Others may though.

Why not put a 35mm sensor in it? Because to add a 35mm sensor, plus a huge buffer, plus up to 15 fps. plus weather resistance, plus etc... see Canon 1 series, Nikon D4. "Small" is subjective, and while the NX1 is not "small", it is smaller than anything else you can get with all of those specs, including the sensor size.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:20 UTC
On article Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience (168 comments in total)
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nandbytes: No EVF = no sale.
I thought Sony A5100 was bad, this thing is even worst an idea. At least A5100 isn't overpriced. But NX500 comes with a hotshoe I guess.

Pentax doesn't know how to make cameras? 645Z, K3, and the KS2 may not be on your radar, but they are impressive

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 00:58 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1000 comments in total)
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MarshallG: I'm not buying this... this $900, 12 MP camera gets an 85% score despite some significant shortcomings. But the Canon EOS 70D got an 83%. Yes, they are different formats, but the EOS 70D is way more camera and it will absolutely take better photographs, and it has substantially better autofocus for video.

What part of "compared to others in its class" escapes you?!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1000 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am now convinced that a 2.2x crop factor is the ideal crop for a compact camera.

@snapa and @2eyesee - Panasonic's biggest mistake was naming this camera an LX. It should have been designated a continuation of the LC series. Panasonic has not declared the LX100 to be the replacement for the LX7. You may still get your LX8 in the future.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:54 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (707 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Full review please.

I think (hope) DPR will come out with a review faster than they did with the K3. I think the 645Z is more of a game changer than the K3, and there's almost no chance that Nikon or Canon will issue a direct response. By direct response, I'm referring to a medium format system.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (707 comments in total)
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SDPharm: I wish Pentax had made an EVF and made it tiltable like the Panasonic GX7. It just does not seem comfortable to hold such a big camera at eye level.

Robgo2, I had the original film 645 for over 15 years. Pentax always marketed their medium format cameras, even the 67, as field cameras, and I used a tripod. Yes I was much younger then!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: I read lots of inflammatory responses, and rude comments about the four gentlemen in particular. I ask, why?

In the end, it your — user’s — own doing. You, a user, have a choice, but you seldom exercise your freedom to think and choose. Nikon is a respectable business still, and perhaps it will be better in the interest of their users if they focus on less products to please just everyone (which is obviously impossible), but more customer service and satisfaction in a certain segment.

However, even their current situation is not an excuse for incivility — you might have tried a different manufacturer in your imaging endeavours in the first place, one with less products to market, but offering more user satisfaction.

@GPW

6 years (or thereabout) without an update? Not yes or no, but I would compare it to a pocket veto by a president. 6 years of inaction would speak volumes to me, whatever investment I had in Nikon or any other maker. If I can't match my lens at once, so be it. I'm not a pro, so I'll take my time starting over. I'm doing that right now.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
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DaytonR: I like his last answer , a full frame Fuji with an X-Trans would be so tempting.....

Do you like that he seems to be telling you to wait a long time? "After we have completed our lens lineup." That doesn't sound like 35mm in 2015 or even the following year. His description of the Asian market vs. the western market should also give you pause. The Asian consumer does not have the U.S. "go big or go home" mentality.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
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