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This is all well and fine, but what does it do to cement my mastery of arguing with other untalented photographers about the MTF of this lens over that?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 16:49 UTC as 86th comment
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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.

I own a Nikon FX set up for 10 years alongside a Pentax K5/3 with the Limited primes and have used both in very inclement and sometimes aquatic conditions so I'm in a position to comment and I, for one, am interested in Pentax being included. The first time I took my Nikon D3 in a swimming pool, at all times keeping it above the water level, with no major splashes it promptly stopped working, the LCD ghosted up for months after and I only got it working again after drying it out in the airing cupboard. Guess which camera system never gave any problems?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 08:58 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best fixed prime lens cameras (73 comments in total)

"Wireless flash firing capabilities with some external flash units". Can someone please expand on this and talk about specific flashes? Been trying to find this out, lately.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 10:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Buying Guide: Best fixed prime lens cameras (73 comments in total)
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wolfloid: I sent my Fuji 100F back. Although I think that overall it is a good camera, this is what really irritated me:

1. No properly implemented back-button focus - try Canon and see how it should be done (FFS this is 2017).
2. No way of pre-setting preferred flash setting and then just turning it on (preferably with an on body switch) to immediately use. Instead, you must turn the flash on and THEN set your preferred setting; meanwhile, what you wanted to snap has disappeared.
3. If you set the viewfinder display to EVF only, then there is no way of getting either your images or your info on the rear screen just by pressing the display setting - this could be done on the X100S - So why cripple this camera?
4. With my camera when I had the magnified EVF image in the lower right corner for immediate focus feedback when using the OVF (an excellent feature) the autofocus went through an excrutiatingly slow two-stage autofocus procedure, making the camera almost useless.

Interesting observations and I'm sure lots of folk will disagree vigorously. I did notice when comparing the EVF of the 100F to the X-Pro2. 100F was disappointing by almost any modern comparison. The X-Pro2's was good: high-res, contrasty, good dynamic range-the only thing that would have made it better was being bigger (the EVF I mean).

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best fixed prime lens cameras (73 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: Dissing the GRII is pretty brave considering how loyal its supporters are... still waking up with a Horse's head in your bed would at least make for some good Instagram pics...
Oh and of course before buying any of these also read:
(Though remembering the Canon M100 is out now.)

lol from a GR user, here.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
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Rick DeBari: And why wouldn't Adobe make huge profits after forcing photographers into the monthly subscriptions model? If digital camera makers simply made the DNG file format universally built into firmware, photographers would not need monthly subscriptions to Adobe to cover raw updates for new camera models. Then "poor" Adobe would only make profits like they did in the old days. By actually making good software updates that photographers actually wanted to purchase outright. Most Photoshop users updated at least every other revision anyway just to keep up. Personally, I find perpetually buying into a monthly subscription a very distasteful option. Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, etc please make DNG an available file format option in firmware.

Try Affinity Pro. One-off, low payment. Excellent software, amazingly capable and slick interface. And to my knowledge, it opens all those non-DNG files.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (226 comments in total)

I used it and I loved it. I always wondered why Canon ditched it. Like you say, if it were to be brought back now it would surely be better by orders of magnitude. Nikon, Pentax: if you're watching please make your own version!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:19 UTC as 135th comment

Thanks for the interview. A safe speculation would be 36mp (though I don't require it), a great optical viewfinder and some sleight of hand like you mentioned-similar to what Oly has done on up-res'-ing the sensor. We'll get improved AF performance but we won't be in Canikon territory. That's fine. Offering a class-leading OVF at the price point of the D610 ticks a lot of boxes: not too expensive for Pentax because they can rely on the K-3/645 platforms to produce a great camera economically and therefore not too expensive for users who could consider it a serious alternative to the usual suspects. I would be more than satisfied with such a solution.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 13:14 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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SKPhoto12: It is simple; FF lenses can not be small unless they are MF. Then Leica size lenses are possible, but otherwise, the present FF lense size is what you will get for the Sony A7 line. That is why there is no F1.4 lenses available so far. The faster, the bigger.
The option is to use MF lenses like the Nikon or Minolta AI lenses or the Canon FE. If you want really small lenses on a small body, then go MFT. I did and I print 40x60 cm quality prints no problem.

@Jonath there are not many but they exist: like the 31mm Ltd and 77mm Ltd from Pentax, introduced in the 1990s and still producing stunning images (with AF).

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 20:06 UTC

Welcome updates. I never thought I'd write this but "Face Detection, please!" It's seriously useful. My X10 has it and it works well. Why not the X-Pro1/EX1 etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 07:30 UTC as 16th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Review (55 comments in total)
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Edgar Matias: Can we get proper navigation on these review pages?

10 pages is a lot to sort through without being able to go the one you actually want. See DPReview for how to do it right. Either the page thumbnails or pop-up menu would do the trick.

Not read the review but I recognise the Kruder & Dorfmeister EP cover doing their Simon and Garfunkle impression. Good taste.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 08:30 UTC

Yes and a Pentax mount please like the existing model: Pentax have no equivalent of their own this or last decade.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 21:12 UTC as 45th comment

I've been predicting they'd bring out this lens. I have the non-VC, nonPZ version for my D3. Optically is the equal of the best lenses I've used and, barring Leica, I've used the best. Now: will they get the pricing right? I bought mine for about £550. I'd say a shade under £1,000 would be value for money and enough of a discount to tempt away would-be Canon and Nikon equivalent buyers. At £900 it's going to make a killing.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 21:10 UTC as 46th comment
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ProfHankD: I don't have one of these cameras, but it looks to me like the primary problem is sensor pixel leakage, which would explain why lower ISOs have it worse. If so, a firmware fix is not going to make the problem go away.

However, computationally recognizing this defect and artificially replacing the orbs with a synthesized structure is definitely feasible. Here's my 30-second try:

I can probably create a script to automatically do a little better than this. Is this good enough to be worthwhile?

Terrific job. Now if only Fujifilm could do it this well! Thanks for the constructive post.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 18:19 UTC
On photo Capturing for posterity. in the Title Slides challenge (10 comments in total)

Is this Clayton, Droylsden? Would be interested to see other shots from this series, living as I do in Ancoats.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2010 at 07:22 UTC as 4th comment
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