gravelhopper

Lives in Germany Germany
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Joined on Apr 13, 2014

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  • You guys are proving every point I am making: you feel offended, you are offensive and you are angry - and you are headed to another verbal brawl, spiraling down that cycle of mutual attack.
    Mind...

  • Some commenters here complain that a lot of comments have been deleted.

    If people were willing to present criticism in a respectful manner supported by somewhat reasonable argumentation there was...

  • One day, maybe, we will wake up and recognize: it is not the other ethnicity, not the other gender, not the opposite party, not the other one that causes the issues in our world. One day, maybe, we...

  • Congrats to the photographer cand1d. According to his gear list the winning photo should have been shot with a K5. Some stunning images that made it to the top 25. Enjoyed seeing all of them.
  • Replied in Lens Upgrade
    Out of curiosity: what do you find in the K5 that you do not find in your two Canon bodies? Looking at the lenses you use according to you gear list I second the suggestion to try the DA 70 with ...
  • I assume the sports shots were done in AF-C and burst mode? For an objective evaluation of this / any camera's AF-C capabilities it would be nice to see all pictures coming from a burst, not only...

  • Your personal point of view ist perfectly clear and valid. No need that someone feels discounted, no need to start a war over "what camera ist best in Pentax land".
  • Thanks for your feedback. It is as you say: the 100mm macro has the right optical quality but is big and heavy. I had the FA 100 which is a massive piece of glas (600gr!). Also the AF action was ...
  • Same here, I have the K5ii. I had to upgrade from a K5 unit who's AF was a desaster. For my subject, candid people portraiture under available light, it is almost perfect. Compact, unobtrusive, ...
  • Barney, let me express my / our appreciation for your patience with us - even when we are agitated, and in the heat of discussions sometimes are a pain in the ... Patience and lenience are more...

  • Very interesting review, answers a lot of questions. Recommended to everybody who is confused by the article here. Promising samples on its high-ISO capabilities. Unfortunately no AF test. Guess...

  • Another article that causes confusion around a Pentax camera. In this case probably originally caused by Ricoh. I think the KP is definitely no successor to the K3(ii). There are different...

  • Ok, then clearer phrased comments would help. I guess Ricoh thinks the KP sells better if it resembles the K1.

  • The hump does contain a pentaprism, not a pentamirror. So what is fake about it? Applying "alternative facts" speek?

  • Many commenters here see the KP intended to be a K3x successor or a K1 for the APS-C line.

    I suggest the following thoughts: this camera does not intend to be all this and does not intend to be...

  • Most commenters here see the KP from a current Pentax user perspective and are disappointed to not find a worthy upgrade to their current camera (mostly K3x?). I suggest the following thoughts: ...
  • My primary subject is shooting candid portraiture under available light conditions. To me the KP body design, ergonomics and tilting screen look mostly very good for that purpose. The body fitted...

  • Hello kikivrany, I do not have the FA 100 any more, and did not compare focusing speed when I had it. Compared to the FA 100 the FA 135 is very compact and lightweight (375g vs. 600g) with smooth ...
  • I have no experience with the 135mm lenses discussed here but I want to throw in the Pentax SMC FA 135 2.8. I love this lens as a portrait / candid portrait lens. With its compact dimensions and ...
  • Replied in a question...
    Hello kikivrany, my thoughts below, in line between your points. Regards Unfortunately the same with all DSLRs with mirror. In theory, mirrorless cameras with EVF should overcome that. I am not up ...
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