McSpin

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  • It's low enough that it takes something below  f 2.0 to get enough light in the video - even with a high ISO. We can't add light to the subject.
  • I have a need for a camera that can take low-light video with large depth of field where the subject is only a few feet away.  I have a few DSLRs, but if I put on a lens with a large aperture, the ...
  • Under a "Con" - LCD screen feels like it's going to break off. What? That's a con?  Feels like? The fact that it's actually stronger than other swivel LCDs doesn't get mentioned in the "Pros".  I'm ...
  • The guy on the left probably thought he was better looking. Most have unrealistic expectations.  Next time, knock 10 or 15 years off him with a little photoshop "magic" and he'll like it better.
  • I like new things and getting off the beaten path.  It looks fantastic in my opinion and I'll bet it's easy to grip. Too bad I generally don't even give a second glance to Leica cameras.  Price is ...
  • I'm sure DPR wants to chose the moderator based on what they desire from that person, not necessarily what we want.  I'm sure anyone who wants to be considered will have their posting history ...
  • 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 ...
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