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Ergo607: It's a pity that Pentax was not included in the test, as there is no doubt in my mind that sealing of the Pentax and Olympus cameras would be on top. Both brands where the first to introduce sealing in an SLR (LX -1980; OM-4ti - 1984) and continued to do so in analog compacts (Espio 90WR/mju) and digital compacts (optio 43WR was the first weather proof digital compact) long before other brands would follow...

There wasn't enough water to adequately test a Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 20:25 UTC
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Matt_Anderson: Anyone who shoots in those conditions, like myself, uses a $5 rain sleeve. (For any brand, not just Sony) ( as well as using an umbrella if doable)
Stupid unrealistic article.

Not a pro, but I've shot in driving rain plenty with my Pentax without sleeves or covers of any kind.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 02:33 UTC
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HRC2016: For all of the talk about people needing weather-resistant gear, I have yet to hear anyone provide evidence of WR protecting their gear when non-WR gear would have failed, or vice versa.
I think it's just hype, like calling something "tactical" so the "tough guys" will be attracted to it.

I fell off a log crossing a river and my Pentax K7 was subsequently pinned underwater for probably 5-10 seconds until I could fish it out. Kind of extreme, but no real issues. The body was perfectly dry and fine. A small amount of moisture did work its way into the 18-135WR lens. But that dried out without issue.

Some years later I managed to leave my K3 on top my SUV as I drove away from a trailhead after a backpacking trip. Miraculously, someone managed to find it and track me down through the copyright info stored in the camera. Aside from surviving the fall (a feat all on its own), the body and lens (same 18-135WR) survived the rainy weekend in the mud of a trailhead parking lot. Once I got it back, I washed the grime off under my kitchen faucet.

That's all anecdotal of course. *Could* a non-WR camera survive all that. Maybe, I guess. I'd rather not find out the hard way.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 02:18 UTC
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kobakokh: Why they didn't tested with them Pentax K-1? For long time under water? True weather sealed cameras by manufacturers are Pentax and Olympus cameras. Personally me once special put old K5iis in the water (full) and left during the 5 hours, and nothing, after it he continue to working as is, without any changes and without even one problem. Its very bad to see unfair reviews, I am now not Pentax user, but anyway, reviews must be completed, i think.

They don't test with Pentax because it's a boring, foregone conclusion that they'll embarrass the competition. No suspense.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 01:55 UTC

That looks....uncomfortable.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 41st comment
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)
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J A C S: Would you post some samples? Does the Sony do this with "stars" in the image only or just applies NR with long exposures regardless of the subject? If so, one should be able to see the softening with generic targets.

Also, it is hard to understand what a drop by 2 dB in the frequency domain means for real images.

You can see examples of the star eater problem here:

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)
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Toni Salmonelli: Is this an jpeg-only issue or is this noise reduction applied an RAW files as well?

In previous cameras/firmware the star eater affected RAW files as well. I suspect this hasn't changed or it wouldn't be such a big issue.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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Andrei C: Any raw editor on android ?

Snapseed is great. Developed by Nik.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)
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Sir Nick of High Point: I like the dramatic shot of the lawnmower

The struggle of the working man.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 06:32 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)
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ovatab: to be cinematic it supposed to be FILMed



Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 06:31 UTC
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tonybelding: quote, "And, importantly, Luminar works on both Mac- and Windows-based desktop computers*."

No Linux, no deal. Lightroom was one of the last programs holding me on the Mac platform. Now that it's clear that I'll be replacing Lightroom, this is my chance to leave Mac OS behind too.

Corel Aftershot Pro 3, perhaps? But now I'm wary of even buying another commercial program, since Apple pulled the rug out from under me with Aperture, and Adobe jerked me around with Lightroom. After being burned twice, I'm not looking for another company to burn me again. Open source software (at least when it has any value) has a tendency to stick around.

Yeah, honestly, if you're committed to Linux then I'd say Darktable is the best way to go. Good option for Mac and Windows (in beta) users too.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (634 comments in total)
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sh10453: I don't see this as a fair comparison because it's a comparison of apples and oranges.
Perhaps the Canon G9 X-II would've been more appropriate.

Both have fixed zoom lenses. Both occupy the ~$1000 price point. Both are considered premium/enthusiast compact cameras, and both are each manufacturer's newest and highest level offering in that segment.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)

The weathersealing in particular could make this a decently attractive option for ultralight hikers and backpackers who put a premium on the size and weight of their gear. That price tag is a bit much though.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 80th comment
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S Yu: Still no RAW support, I find it hard to get serious about this app.
Wait I saw somebody mention RAW support already, need to look into this.

Yeah, Snapseed added RAW support last year.

@ReezV, iOS10 added RAW capture support last year. You just need a third party camera app, like mobile Lightroom or Manual.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)

Great. Now please some news on any new products, Ricoh? How about an updated GR or something?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 6th comment

From what I could tell, the best option with the least hassle, for me - a single user with a single computer and less than 5TB archived - was to just migrate to the Pro plan, at least for the duration of the discounted service.

I'll re-evaluate things in 2019.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 16th comment

I'd like to see a WR update to the Ricoh GR for ultralight backpacking. Combine that with a peak design capture clip on the pack's shoulder strap and I'm a happy camper.

I really don't understand the belt holster for this use case. Having a camera, no matter how light, swinging on my hip for hours and miles makes no sense to me from a comfort standpoint, not to mention awkward weight distribution.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:30 UTC as 5th comment
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dr_X: The best clip out there for backpacking is the Peak Design Capture. I use it primarily on my backpack strap. I even ski with mine. (pro tip, use a shower cap for snow protection.)

Great to see articles on cameras in the backcountry.

They also sell longer bolts so it's not a problem.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:25 UTC
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Suntan: Three and a half pounds for a 40l pack is pretty heavy.

Especially when the hip belt looks flimsy as all get out. I'm skeptical there will be adequate weight transfer to the hips.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (102 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Will there be a smaller version (with same sensor but mirrorless and less features) somewhat?

That would require an entire new lens line. While not impossible, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
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