Mark Ransom

Mark Ransom

Lives in United States Minneapolis area, MN, United States
Joined on Feb 13, 2003
About me:

Pentax was kind enough to let me win a K-7 camera as a door prize. I try not to let that color my opinion of them; I've been a Pentax supporter long before that, but I'm not a fanboy.

Mark Ransom's recent activity

  • Check out these two threads: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59798162 https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59824954
  • I believe it's 1 original post plus 149 replies, for a total of 150. Yes, this thread is two months old - any point to be made must have been made by now. I hope it didn't sound like I was jumping ...
  • I've seen this far too many times - people presume that if an effect is not easily observed or measured, it isn't important. Or that if someone prefers something with measurable shortcomings, it ...
  • I doubt it too. As long as significant numbers of people are willing to buy DSLRs, the existing manufacturers aren't likely to voluntarily exit the business. The best you could hope for is that ...
  • Armchair marketing is fun! Wouldn't you agree? Some days it feels like any amateur could do better than the Pentax staff.
  • Replied in *istD and TIFF
    It had both because RAW processing capabilities weren't common yet, and if you wanted higher quality than JPEG then TIFF was the universally compatible option.
  • Replied in *istD and TIFF
    The problem with TIFF is that it is much larger than RAW without giving any more information. In the early days of digital cameras before RAW converters were common, you needed a way to get better ...
  • What would you expect to be in that update? I'm sure when the camera came out the firmware was the best that they could make it. Firmware isn't magic, there are a limited number of things that it ...
  • To be honest, what would be suicidal is ignoring one market at the expense of the other - they need both to survive. The nice thing about FF lenses is that they work on APS-C too.
  • Down boy...
  • Yet another example of brilliant Pentax marketing. Why split your cameras into easily understood tiers when you can keep people guessing? (That was sarcasm by the way, in case you missed it)
  • Pentax made a 40mm pancake lens for film cameras, so perhaps that's where you'd draw the line rather than 100mm. As for whether the sensor makes a difference, certainly the sensor size does. Maybe ...
  • I think you received that comment because someone was worried that you didn't realize 28mm wasn't very wide angle on an APS-C camera like it would be on FF. Whether you'll miss the wide angle or ...
  • I hope the same fate doesn't await Pentax's flagship APS-C DSLR.
  • A lot of people in the past were used to full frame film cameras, and learned what field of view corresponded to which focal lengths. The two are directly inverse proportional - if you double the ...
  • Replied in OLED vs. LED/LCD
    I found a fantastic writeup on the difference between the two technologies: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/led-lcd-vs-oled/ The only place where I'd disagree is on the susceptibility of OLED to ...
  • Replied in Follow-up
    I'm sorry, the article is confusing. He's saying he needs a new exotic graphics card because his new monitor is 4K, then goes on to say how wonderful OLED is. It's conflating two things that ...
  • Replied in Follow-up
    It's not the size that makes the difference, it's the OLED technology. I haven't seen it myself but a blogger I've been following for years loves them to death: ...
  • Sorry, I didn't mean to rain on your parade. I only wanted to understand your comment and make sure you were well informed. I too have been keenly following this lens because it seems to be ...
  • What would they go back up to? The current street price appears to be the list price, it's never been more expensive. According to the price chart at PentaxForums a sale at B&H just ended. If it ...
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