ragmanjin

ragmanjin

Lives in Canada Alberta, Canada
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Joined on Jun 21, 2012

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Neat.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 18:56 UTC as 15th comment
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tedolf: Hasselblad should merge with Olympus. Then, Olympus could stop its full frame dreaming and stay focused on the 4/3 sensor and lenses. 4/3 users could skip right to medium format if they really need those kinds of DOF characteristics.

tEdolph

@Tommi the new Hassy is already smaller than some Panasonic m4/3 cameras, and pretty light. You're basically just asking them to remove the IQ advantage at this point

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)

It seems to me like they've shot themselves in the foot again by running on the assumption that they'll never have to — or want to — make it work with a larger (i.e. real 645) sensor. You'd think they would have learned from the whole viewfinder masking fiasco years ago. From the size of the mount, it doesn't look like there'll be much of any room to use those new lenses with anything aside from the current 33x44mm size they've got in there now.
Not saying it's bad, it is impressive what they've done here. It'll just be a pain if someone else decides to launch a medium format mirrorless with a real 54x40mm CMOS that they want to compete with.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:18 UTC as 193rd comment | 1 reply
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pacnwhobbyist: They still stick with that archaic 77 segment metering system. They should've brought the more sophisticated one down from the K-3.

If you say so, hobbyist.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Classic... Another gazillion "sarcastic" jokes about the RX100 and Nex-7 rebadges that has been said for the same guys over and over again. I wonder how many of you have actually seen/touch/use one of those prior to talk crap?

Ha do you get it, though? Not even the guys at Sony! HA

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 02:04 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Classic... Another gazillion "sarcastic" jokes about the RX100 and Nex-7 rebadges that has been said for the same guys over and over again. I wonder how many of you have actually seen/touch/use one of those prior to talk crap?

@J A C S — my guess is six. The five guys in Sweden who stapled the wooden bits onto their old Sony cameras...and villagranvicent (HA sorry guy, couldn't resist)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:51 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Photorumors.com: "Hasselblad will announce a new mirrorless medium format camera that will have the same 50MP sensor/platform as the CFV-50C digital back. The new camera will be compatible with the existing Hasselblad medium format lenses."

If it's using their same old mount, it'll probably still be as big as the 645Z anyways.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (213 comments in total)

Is this going to get updated to include the new Pentax K-70? It is a 2016 roundup, right?
Just curious.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 19:23 UTC as 8th comment
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pacnwhobbyist: They still stick with that archaic 77 segment metering system. They should've brought the more sophisticated one down from the K-3.

Yep, more sophisticated metering systems, more AF points....and not a smidgen more. They and have absolutely nothing in the way of other high-end, stand-out features like this offers.
EDIT - just checked, their MSRPs are much higher than this

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: They still stick with that archaic 77 segment metering system. They should've brought the more sophisticated one down from the K-3.

I get the feeling that would have probably affected the $650 price tag.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
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IamrichIam: Why don`t they make it for PENTAX-my brand!

Maybe Pentax will be getting a rebranded version with better coatings? :D

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:00 UTC

I just wish it came in the Forest Green like the K-S2 did....time to get the spray paint, I suppose.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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ragmanjin: I think you forgot to add the choice toggle for the mobile theme. This white thing is horrendous, it looks as generic as everyone else's unimaginative wysiwyg-theme-app BS garbage websites.
Not a fan.

Clicking on that link in the mobile version of the site just keeps bringing me back to this article. The pop-up with the slider doesn't show up on my phone — or at least it didn't when I left this comment. Will have to check again now, I haven't been back here on my phone since

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I think you forgot to add the choice toggle for the mobile theme. This white thing is horrendous, it looks as generic as everyone else's unimaginative wysiwyg-theme-app BS garbage websites.
Not a fan.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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LJ - Eljot: If there were an adapter for contax/yashica lenses on K-mount I would have bought one K-1 allready. I know, there is an adapter from leitax, but I still like to use the lenses with my Contax cameras.

http://petapixel.com/2014/03/04/multi-mount-offers-integrated-solution-for-using-bayonet-mount-lenses-on-your-dslr/
This definitely exists.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
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art99: A FF Foveon later on perhaps ??

Wow. If it costs a kidney or two that requires some personal sacrifice. But 250 kidneys? You'd have to be a criminal — or well-paid transplant surgeon. Just who exactly is their target market with such a camera?
Especially considering how balls-fugly their cameras are...I don't know a single well-paid transplant surgeon who'd be caught dead holding a DP Quattro.
So for every body they sell (no pun intended), they're expecting 250 kidneys from every photography-enthused criminal out there?
All that said, I do think it's about time we got a third-party lens or two for medium format systems.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 06:02 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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brownie314: I don't think it was an epic week. The k1 was interesting to the few who shoot Pentax bodies and want a ff body. Other than that, everything else was kinda pedestrian. Canon continues to be mediocre, the rx1II is fantastic, but so was the rx1. The d5 d500 was a more interesting launch.

Why you always gotta be such a downer, brownie? The K-1 is going to have a ripple effect on pricing throughout the camera world eventually. That's good news no matter what brand you shoot.
Look on the bright side, will you?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Seriously good price, I hope Canon's 6D Mk II and Nikon's D7x0 or D6x0 will be able to match this camera. Also I hope Pentax launches some more FF lenses to fill void in their lineup. Good job ricoh on making Pentax FF DSLR a reality. To bad I have gotten rid of all my Pentax lenses.

Not trying to troll or poke holes in your comment, but there's not much of a void in their lens lineup as it stands now. Current FF and FF-capable lenses cover everything from 15 to 560mm — and 15 to 200mm is covered at f/2.8, nonetheless. Sure it's mostly zooms so far (aside from the FA 31, 43 & 77 ltds, 100mm Macro and the 200, 300 and 560 DA primes Pentax says are "fully capable" of covering the FF image circle), but I'd say they're off to a pretty fantastic start. You don't even need adapters to use the 40+ years worth of K-mount legacy glass, as Sony A7X shooters did to tide them over till they got a real native FE lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 04:27 UTC

"The 15-30mm F2.8 and 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 join two Pentax full-frame lenses announced last year, the HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 and FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6."
What about the HD DFA 24-70mm F2.8?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 01:03 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Wow, you could save a whole, what, seven RAW photos from that thing on your 64GB SD card before you run out of space?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 02:44 UTC as 10th comment
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