Rick Knepper

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Oct 8, 2003

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Saurat: Total cost under $10,000? For the body and selection of lenses or body only? Fuji are not generally known for inexpensive kit.

I believe DPR was told, "well under $10,000". The Pentax 645z's original MSRP was $8495 and didn't include a lens as Fugi's pricing does. Include a lens and the total was very close to $10k for the 645z. Why would I consider switching? The size of the 645z is monstrous.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:33 UTC
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crazyryoga: I don't get it, why they didn't make a FF instead of this, they would have sold so many more...Can't they afford a large production number maybe? I'm not arguing about the quality of this medium format, I just think it will be a niche product.

I never thought I could afford medium format until the Pentax 645z pricing went down as all pricing does inevitably and hit a price point I could live with. Sure, I paid for some of it out of pocket but most of it was paid for by selling lenses and cameras that were gathering dust. It's been worth every penny and old camera/lens I no longer have. What Fugi is doing that Pentax has yet to do is produce a line-up of prime lenses to go along with its camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

"No, I mean they should apply the full force of existing punishments. "

What is the punishment for this type of vandalism, at this park, in this State?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

I am pretty sure the regulations prohibit vandalism. By enforce, do you mean station a ranger guarding every rock formation? You've uttered a bunch of words that essentially say nothing.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

The death penalty for vandalism is absurd. Where did you get that notion?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)

It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:20 UTC as 116th comment | 8 replies
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WIMorrison: Must be a slow news day as the report was published more than a year ago, actually almost 18 months ago.

Actually, the source article from Quartz (whoever they are) dated Aug 15, 2016 gives an current update of events. DPR's article acknowledges the original incident happened in 2014.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
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Valiant Thor: If it was a Canon camera, the plane would have crashed.

I probably would have gone with "If it had been..". The more important fault of the OP is the nonsensical troll.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article Getty employs robots for underwater shots in Rio (41 comments in total)
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vscd: And when do they push the shadows by +6EV? They really use a Canon?

Maybe they know how to expose a shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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Rick Knepper: It is surreal when photographers claim they do not want more resolution.

When I use the term "resolution", I mean "resolving detail". The rest of you seem to think resolution means "printing big".

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 13:01 UTC

It is surreal when photographers claim they do not want more resolution.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 50th comment | 7 replies
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PanoMax: One day most lenses will be made from titanium. But expect them to be expensive, really expensive.

mezastel, imagine your typical DPR member who gripes about their $119 50mm lens being too expensive and then add $20 bucks worth of titanium to the cost. There'll be plenty of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 01:36 UTC

And of course, for a beautiful portrait, they turn to what camera and incredibly sharp lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:45 UTC as 20th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R,Nikon%20D810,Pentax%20645Z

Rishi, you say you didn't participate in this exchange:

Dr. jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...

Rishi Sanyal Yup. I'm guessing it'll be similar if not identical. A small, small advantage over the Nikon D810 at base ISO.

We have a real-world ETTR'd Raw dynamic range shootout as well, which ostensibly agrees (naturally, one would hope) with Bill Claff's PDR results.

My point being that the characterization "small, small advantage over the D810" is disingenuous. On Bill Claff's chart, there is a 3/4 stop advantage. 3/4 of a stop should be more significant when tested on a "PDR" basis, otherwise, you wouldn't running your own version.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R,Nikon%20D810,Pentax%20645Z

Dr jon, I thought it would be clear that I am assimilating two different conversations about similar things. On the Canon forum, you posted a link to Claff's PDR. Here, you & Rishi are discussing results from DPR's so-called "PDR" testing at least initially where Rishi claims as you did on the Canon forum "Yup. I'm guessing it'll be similar if not identical. A small, small advantage over the Nikon D810 at base ISO." I have no dog in the hunt at ISO 2500. So, my comments are directed at anyone who believes it is a small difference on a PDR chart. On Bill Claff's chart at base ISO, the 5DsR is two stops removed from the 645z. So, are you and Rishi claiming that two stops isn't a big deal?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R,Nikon%20D810,Pentax%20645Z

So, I see now where Dr Jon got his response to my post about medium format in the Canon forum.

It is my understanding the Bill Claff's PDR charts show real world DR results vs. theoretical giving more weight to a 3/4 stop difference. The difference in the 5DsR and 645z according to the chart is two stops which Dr Jon characterize as "marginally better".

What's the point of having PDR testing or using someone else's testing to prove a point if all you are going to do is abuse the results?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 00:53 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Only $500 more than the Pentax 645z when it was first released. Pentax has relied on its legacy lenses to fill out their lens line-up (with a few new designs released) while the Hasselblad lenses presumably are all newly designed ( and hopefully sharp across the frame wide open). The sample picks above look pretty good but I'd like to see full size images.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 61st comment
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Rick Knepper: I am looking forward to the day a Smartphone can produce the IQ of my 5DsR and 645z so I can get back to enjoying my experiences in the moment while recording them too. :)

Sorry BigOne, I didn't see this sentence appearing in the fifth paragraph of the article before posting, "The research mostly focuses on use of a simple camera for taking snapshots, both in real-life situations like a city bus tour, and simulated scenarios." Even so, I like for snapshots to have decent IQ.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:34 UTC

I am looking forward to the day a Smartphone can produce the IQ of my 5DsR and 645z so I can get back to enjoying my experiences in the moment while recording them too. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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chile7236: It's a camera. Not a fraggin' wifi router. If you're upset about the technicalities of the wifi protocol and how you have to MAKE it work, sorry but pressing a mfg with legal action is kind of dramatic. I don't feel for the "plaintiff"...Nothing about my camera inventory is about wifi ...it's about photography...or rather, my attempt at it. Lack of wifi/touchscreens/video/or other doodads do nothing to detract from that experience.

You obviously do not understand the issues.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
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