Class A

Class A

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Wellywood, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Jun 4, 2009

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  • Just read a bit more in the comments and am confused:

    DPReview say they have always used a macro rail. This should neutralise all focus differences between cameras (modulo live view magnification,...

  • Interestingly, COLORFOTO tested Pentax AF once (in issue 09/2011) and in terms of accuracy the Pentax K-5 was better than the Sony Alpha A55, Canon 7D, and Nikon D7000.

    Who would have thought?...

  • @Seeky Apparently using manual focus with a DSLR and conventional lens isn't as troublesome.

    Or what other reason might there be that this appears to be the first time that DPReview had to redo...

  • "...admit..." "...backtracking..." "...exposed..." ???
    No idea why you are using this language.

    The growth numbers are factual and I didn't backtrack from anything. Roger, over and out.

  • If you are not happy with a DxOMark score of 92 but want 96 instead for a much lower price, consider a Pentax K-1. :)

    Obviously DxOMark scores are only a piece of the puzzle; not bashing Sony,...

  • So much for mirrorless sensor-based AF being the be all and end all of AF.

    How come we have never heard of such trouble when you tested DSLRs?

  • "...admit..." ???

    AFAIC, Ricoh is still in the early phases of running a serious digital camera business. Growing a market can be regarded as an investment. Expecting profit from the get go could...

  • How do you mean "dropped the ball" with respect to IBIS?
    A (claimed) five stop compensation is state of the art.

    AF is fast enough for a vast range of applications and very precise, even in low...

  • In 2017, Ricoh created a revenue of 16,3 billion Euro.
    Their digital camera business has been growing (2.7%).
    In Europe/Middle-East/Africa, the digital camera business even grew by 12.5%.

    That...

  • It would behove DPRreview well to provide a more differentiated and balanced picture. Otherwise, mostly negative news could contribute to the decline of a classic camera brand (Pentax), not because...

  • In other news people creatify the English language.
    Apparently any word is verbyfied these days.

  • The term "earth-moving implement" (for "spade") would not fly in a patent. Too short. More like:

    Apparatus with a concave-shaped actuation surface (a) attached -- via special purpose fasteners...

  • Sal's scandal and his inability to understand what is wrong about it is a shocker, but what I find way more noteworthy is that Fro seems to have found some medication that actually works for him!...

  • Point taken regarding "accuracy vs precision". I would refer to "(lack of) precision" as "(high) variability" but I now understand that you used established technical terms.

    I'm glad that you are...

  • Correct, you did not claim that CDAF is better in all respects but stating that an AF approach introduces "inaccuracy and imprecision" (whatever the difference is) is pretty damning.

    I...

  • Of course the needs of sports photographers and medium format photographers are different.

    Nevertheless, the prevalent use of PDAF ("secondary sensor-AF" as you put it) systems in top of the...

  • "...introduces a degree of inaccuracy and imprecision that tends to come from secondary-sensor AF..."

    It's just the system that every top of the line sports photographer uses. While mirrorless...

  • Hi Chris, good to be hearing from you. Yes, I remember the ordeal you went through to get a dedicated K-3 profile. :/ Too bad we lost you to Sony. :) I guess it took a bit too long for the K-1 to ...
  • Well, you can be 100% certain that you are not seeing the Pixel Shift resolution (which would add significantly more detail). I would not use LR, though because Adobe's Pixel Shift support is ...
  • Chris, have you ever tested the K-1 camera profile in C1? Last time I checked, it was identical to the profile embedded in DNG files. In other words, pretty lacking. What you say is true in ...
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