Roadrunnerdeluxe

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 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.

@Chris M Williams
@Richard Butler

I really appreciate your input and isnight, guys!
I rest my case. My own interpretation of the 'cons' was probably more weighted than what you guys intended.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 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.

Thanks for responding, Chris.

I suppose our viewpoints are different. I see pixel shift as a bonus, an extension of the regular capabilities of the camera that even within its limitations can do things way beyond the natural potential of that sensor in certain circumstances.
Thus I would have counted is a pro only. If it was a completely gimmicky tool that drags down the overall usability of the camera, that would have been a different story.

Either way, thanks for all the work you guys put into this and all the other reviews!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 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.

@fatdeeman

It is an added bonus, it doesn't hold back any other function or quality of the camera. There is no downside to having it, none, only upsides for when you CAN use it. It doesn't cost more. Quite the opposite.
It is innovative. Other manufacturers will most likely follow with their own implementation now that it has been done. It is groundbreaking. It's a first.
Instead of having a it-all-must-work-flawlessly-for-me entitlement mentality, there should have been major points given for the innovation and new possibilities it allows instead of knocking its limitations.

Where can I get one of them chocolate teapots?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 256th comment | 9 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: I think it's amazing what Pentax pulled off here! Even more so when considering this camera started as a grass roots effort by Pentax engineers.
Silver award and an 84% rating! Congratulations Pentax!

Now on to the K-1 MKII.

Smart move on your part! I can't wait for it. Hopefully within the next three months or so. More lenses will be the next step.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: I think it's amazing what Pentax pulled off here! Even more so when considering this camera started as a grass roots effort by Pentax engineers.
Silver award and an 84% rating! Congratulations Pentax!

Now on to the K-1 MKII.

...for my savings to reach $1800.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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malabito: There it goes :) where is the pentax lovers saying auto focus was as good as in Nikon and canon? Yes let's trust the outliers saying that auto focus is awesome, when most of the reviews say the contrary :)

I'm glad you feel confirmed. I for one, a Pentax user, am well aware that AF is nothing like Nikon's.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)

I think it's amazing what Pentax pulled off here! Even more so when considering this camera started as a grass roots effort by Pentax engineers.
Silver award and an 84% rating! Congratulations Pentax!

Now on to the K-1 MKII.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:35 UTC as 394th comment | 4 replies
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: You know, some people are happy to pay the premium not having to use a mainstream product. I myself find it appealing to have a handmade, purpose-built, high-quality product as opposed to mass produced one-size-fits-all product that caters to as many buyers as possible.
Not talking about bling here (their gold lens does fall into that category though).

Of course they are better and had I the money I'd go with Zeiss for sure. I wouldn't say though that either Zeiss or Voigtlander are mainstream either.
The Meyer-Optik is for people who would rather buy a hand-made, small-series sports car over let's say a Lamborghini or Ferrari. it's certainly not better and as refined but they can connect to it differently on an emotional level.
All I'm saying is that I could understand how somebody with the surplus cash would buy a lens like this.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)

You know, some people are happy to pay the premium not having to use a mainstream product. I myself find it appealing to have a handmade, purpose-built, high-quality product as opposed to mass produced one-size-fits-all product that caters to as many buyers as possible.
Not talking about bling here (their gold lens does fall into that category though).

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies

The perfect digital street photography tool. Unfortunately waaay out of my range.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 170th comment

I miss New Topographics...

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 33rd comment
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Jurre van Wouw: If only it had an EFCS... I'm not buying anything crippled by shutter shock!

"Crippled" mind you...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
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Juck: I love this!! ,, simply because it makes all you armchair Ansel Adams' so very angry. lol ,, noone is making you use it,,, go home.

Good on you for being a big boy and admitting to it.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: Hi, I seriously wonder what's behind all this push back aimed at pixel shift technology. The proven facts are: with static subjects (= several fields of photography), I can get captures that rival FF cameras (plus no moire) with gear that is a fraction of the size, weight and price. With judicious post processing, I can reach the same results with subjects with some motion (i.e.: many landscapes and cityscapes subjects). I already do all this with my E-M5ii and Oly pro lenses, and have the pictures to prove it. This technology is at its early stages of implementation and is bound to evolve quickly. Since it is a natural offspring of existing, refined IS systems, it is not imposing a premium price on the cameras that offer it. So, what's not to love about it? Photographers' only hard decision is choosing if they want to use it or not. Could the push back be just good old envy?

I think there is also a bit of it-has-to-work-absolutely-flawless-entitlement gadget-hound mentality at play. Mainstream camera users (or tech in general) are used to their mainstream technology to work flawlessly, it is not pushing the envelope like this and Olympus does though.

If people are not convinced by pixel shift, don't use it. It doesn't cost extra. This camera is quite a bit cheaper while the base image output surpasses the current top models of any manufacturer

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)
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musicalhell: This may be a stupid question but what effect will this mode have on lens related problems such as CA? In the city photograph there seems to be quiet a bit of purple fringing, unless I am mistaken. Is this due to the lens used alone?

Thank you.

Anything that comes from the lens will be the same, if there is chromatic aberration the sensor will record it. It will record it much more truthful though : )

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: Thanks, the comparison tool is really nice here.

Not sure why you would need a separate 'insurance' exposure for masking. Can't SilkyPix or another SW just use one of the four frames as non-shifting exposure?

And that's exactly what pixelshift is not doing. No demosaicing because it's not necessary as each pixel gets a true readout.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: Thanks, the comparison tool is really nice here.

Not sure why you would need a separate 'insurance' exposure for masking. Can't SilkyPix or another SW just use one of the four frames as non-shifting exposure?

As far as I understand the process, the different exposures are not complete exposures but expose for each pixel for each color channel, then get reassembled in camera after.

Thus you'd need to take one regular picture for masking.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)

Thanks so much for reworking this review, guys.

Give it another couple of years and some camera manufacturer will have the system perfected to be able to deal with flowing water and the like.

Given the young age of the technological concept I am amazed how well it DOES work and it certainly will be regarded as a stepping stone in the future.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
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