McSpin

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  • It's not about what is profitable today. It's preparation for the future. Smart phones are eating away at low-end photography. The only stable segments are those where serious photographers and...

  • I take a lot of videos and I never , repeat - never use auto focus.  Most professional videographers do not either.
  • He's right in regards to the average consumer camera - which is now a smartphone. However, once  great photographs become the priority,  "sharing" isn't the main goal. It may be nice, but not what ...
  • Replied in Teila says...
    In general, the people who post in these forums are NOT like most photographers. Needs often change quite a bit.  For instance, an advanced amateur may become a pro. In addition, I've seen many ...
  • If you are a true videographer and need a ton of control to produce professional videos, it's not something you want. If you just want nice clips of everyday events, it will likely be more than ...
  • Agreed.  I've been buying full-frame lenses for years, just because I knew they worked fine on crop cameras and if a FF body ever became available, I'd already have what I needed without more lens ...
  • I use to say the same thing. I was an ardent supporter of AA use. In reality, I'm in the wilderness for two weeks each year and I can't remember ever being in the situation where I had to buy some ...
  • Great video that clearly demonstrates the value of knowledge.  Of course, those same techniques could be applied to the Nikon to up the ante even more.  Upper-level cameras can make some things ...
  • Isn't it enough that I've invested many thousands of dollars into Pentax gear and I'd like to see them continue to do well and offer even better products?  Why do I have to own stock?   If they're ...
  • Not referring to the ability to focus in low light.  Earlier in the thread others were referring to the D5's better high-ISO photos. I don't know much about the D5, just repeating what others have ...
  • If you're a pro and you really need that extra low-light capability or the better autofocus and you make your living at it - then yes, it may be worth it and maybe even worth more than they're ...
  • Replied in True, but...
    Good points and generally true, but it seems you might think this is a Pentax-only problem.  People in all brands naturally defend their buying decisions. They don't want to admit that a different ...
  • I agree with this. Also, who is to say that soft edges are a flaw? Isn't that determined by the photographer and the goal.  Some lenses are purposely made soft at the edges. There is a lot of ...
  • No matter what Pentax came out with, it couldn't possibly be the perfect camera or even desirable for everyone. We all have completely different wants and needs.  That said, I think they showed ...
  • Each supplier will place an order to receive "x" units. When they're sold, they change the date to match that of their next shipment.  It is very likely that their first shipment has pre-sold and ...
  • As long as you're not taking many pictures, another option would be to sell both and buy an expensive manual macro. If you hardly ever take photos, then a slightly lesser build quality and manual ...
  • No sense hurting any innocent freight trains.
  • Lenses differ by so many factors: Build quality Speed (aperture) Quietness Focus Speed Resolution Zoom Range ...and probably a few that don't come to mind at the moment. Whether a lens is "worth" ...
  • #3. I much prefer the interesting foreground. I think the lines and perspective is far more dynamic.  The top two remind of photos that 90% of people would take with such a scene.
  • Why use a lame one to justify the purchase when you could use a good one? I don't care how good you are at photography, better autofocus will sometimes give you better results. Greater dynamic ...
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