Class A

Class A

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

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  • Nice to hear confirmation that the K-1 has been selling very well! The apparent commercial success rhymes with the popularity and acceptance rate the K-1 has very quickly gained in Pentax-specific...

  • The Fuji GFX 50s is neat, but I don't think it will be able to compete with the 645 system in the long run. While both share the same sensor size at the moment, the 645 system can grow to feature a...

  • Thanks, brandagnostick. My top three reason are 1. IBIS (in-body image stabilisation) because it gives me (1) five-axis stabilisation for all my lenses, (2) on- ...
  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    P.S.: I understand you are busy and it is not feasible for you to engage in a dialogue with every single poster.

    I was just a bit disappointed with my recent luck with respect to the frequency at...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    Dear Richard,

    thank you very much for responding. Much appreciated!

    1) If a JPEG evaluation is done, it should not influence a category called "low light score" (or similar). Such a heading...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    @Chris M Williams: Are you going to reply to my concrete questions regarding the unexplained differences to DxOMark measurements?

    I don't expect immediate responses but somehow I doubt anyone...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    Hi Chris,

    regarding video I think you should have two separate scores and allow a camera recommendation be made without its video performance coming into play.

    Using a stills camera for video is...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    Hi Chris,

    thanks for chiming in.

    If you look carefully at the DxOMark measurements for SNR 18%, you'll see that the K-1 beats the D810 at any ISO value that both cover. Yet you score the "low...

  • I think the K-1 is "noicer" than the D810. One stop "noicer", I don't know, but it certainly is a very "noice" camera. :)
  • A "disappointment" is the result of expectations not being met. What were your expectations?

    That the camera is somehow innovative? You don't know in what way, but it needs to be innovative...

  • Remarkable result for the K-1! Let's give it up for the the Pentax engineers who -- once again -- did a marvellous job of getting the most out of the sensor. Well done, Ricoh!
  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    The K-1's sensor was measured by DxOMark. They call it a "Full-frame marvel" and it currently sits at 4th position in the overall ranking, beating cameras costing almost twice as much.

    In all...

  • Is there any chance that the STF 105mm will be available with an "A setting" (PK-A mount) for Pentax in the future? I'm very interested in the lens but it is very unlikely that I will consider a ...
  • The Cactus V6II serves all these brands and a couple more.

  • I don't either. I regard the temporary tethering of the camera to a computer as a potential hazard and prefer to use the built-in card reader of my computer. Regarding USB3: Has anyone ever looked ...
  • You are too kind. I basically just wanted to rate the K-1 to express that it is a five-star camera for my personal needs (and for the price!). When I noticed that I ought to provide text as well ...
  • Correct, any brand that uses 5-axes sensor-based shake reduction (e.g., Pentax, Sony and Olympus) does not require special lenses with built-in stabilisation. However, I did not state anything to ...
  • Glad you found it useful. I tried to provide a balanced account and probably erred on the side of not going overboard with the praise. I feel that people already know that the sensor is excellent, ...
  • Created user review thread Pentax K-1 -- Thank You Pentax!
    Pentax always excelled in DSLR ergonomics but its latest APS-C cameras were so compact that bigger hands had difficulty to fit all fingers on the grip (in the absence of a battery grip). The K-1's ...
  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    Capture One already supports K-1 DNG and PEF raw files.

    Phase One could / should offer an alternative to the standard Pentax colour profile, but given that apparently they have even confirmed the...

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