robbo d

robbo d

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It's all relative to people's needs and the masses being controlled by the big Canon marketing machine.
Canon could put out a potato with a button and a lens and people would by it in the thousands because it's got a Canon label and Canon know this.
Keeping their powder dry and one or two steps behind the opposition you bet they have tech available if needed.
They know they will sell thousands of these and it will divert buyers to whichever model is needed.
The people on these forums don't truly reflect the market place anyway.
Crop sensors in Sony based cameras can easily give FF Canons a run for their money any which way but the sucker walking into the nickel n some store will shell his money over and thats how it works...... Happy shooting

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 02:26 UTC as 137th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

Nothing like competition in the industry and good job by Sony to lift the game. However the Canikon pshyce is so entrenched in sports and industry photography, just take a look at the stacks of equipment in the pro support loan gear room from Canon at the Rio games.
Enough said..........

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
In reply to:

DominicVII: The camera looks great, the autofocus speed has finally abandoned the realm of the snails, 5-axis stabilisation, and excellent low light performance. Nothing revolutionary, but a very reliable and capable machine. In the APS-C world of DSLRs only the D500 surpasses this camera in my view. Well done Pentax, you are no pioneers, but what you do, you do well. Give the guys some credit.

Improved algorithms are reported

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (365 comments in total)
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WastingTime: Definitely the best value for the money. Pentax is releasing cameras with incredible features for a really low price, while other manufacturers keep asking more and more money. Perhaps it's time to ditch my Canon and go for the K1 after all.

It usually takes a fair bit for someone to really need to change brands and usually the photographer needs to work on their craft .... but after a recent wedding, a sub contractor handed me jpegs from 5D Mk 2 and 3. Almost impossible to compare apples to apples but even with L lenses, my Pentax crop images with excellent glass were superior when I pixel peeped. Too many variables for a scientific comparison, but the 5D older series are really pretty average in terms of absolute performance ......

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
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PKDanny: Good.

I realize that DPReview did not put K-70 in Review. Why didn't they do that?
www.dpreview.com/review

That they are actually doing it is an indication that Pentax is beginning to be taken a little more seriously. We have K1 to thank for that .... as previous lower versions of Pentax gear could be easily overlooked in the vast field of new entries and busy editorial work Dpr has to do.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
On challenge Seawall Portraits (6 comments in total)

I didn't over think it ... just read the rules and checked the examples. Simple.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 11:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (446 comments in total)

Yawn .... boring .... oh yeah that's what makes Canon #1 !!!
Doing most things right, marketing, sales n service in almost every country on the planet and gradually upgrading a generally pretty good thing time and time again.
They know the right ingredients to make it work.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 26th comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (446 comments in total)
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PiusX: If I had to choose between these two cameras, I would go with the Nikon, for I am a photographer, not a videographer. But my primary and only choice is the Pentax K1, best so far gear on the market for enthusiasts.

K1 Undeniable value for money and packed with goodies.
This Canon is in another ball park ... not better or worse ... just another ball park and expensive one at that.
But as a full on pro, especially sports this and a D5 just make sense.
OTOH Pentax is more enthusiast and high end enthusiast plus landscape, stills oriented. No point in comparing .....
D810 or 5Dr another story .... still way more expensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 08:49 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)
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K1000usr: I must thank the DPR staff for doing a thorough job of testing the camera!

It is unfortunate that a test by experts, who regularly test different brands, doesn't meet the observations/expectations of Pentax-ians. I doubt these fans have much experience in testing cameras!

Pentax dSLRs in the past have had awful auto focusing, and I have two of them. Not only that, flash integration is very poor. Pentax has traditionally been poor in supporting AF, whether somebody is using their camera for sports or not -- it is possible that many people have not really seen what a Nikon 810 focusing capacity is!

I love Pentax FF special lenses like 31mm and 77mm, they are superb. But Pentax in releasing their FF camera might have had a deadline to meet, and they couldn't rev up the AF module again.

Judging from the superior Dynamic Range of K-1, it is quite possible the next rev of K-1 will have much superior AF capabilities!

Good job, DPR, in focusing on the important issue :-)

Rishi,
I did a test several days before your review was published with a skateboarder coming downhill towards me past me and away from me downhill with almost 100 % strike rate apart from the chasing go pro car getting in on the action !!
This was achieved with an old smc F 70-210.
I am keen to perform a variety of tests on different planes and angles but my thread was of glowing results !!
Its a bit scary for many when your one tests flies in the face of the rest of us who are achieving great results and your quick brush of the key board can affect the opinion of thousands. It is no wonder your getting a hard time but its increasing the hit rate and i suspect the truth will find its way out in due course.
I think we are all in awe of nikons AF performance but many of us smell a rat ....

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)

In the few weeks i've had this beast, I must say that even with using predominantly older screw drive lenses, that the AF performance is really good.
I have been doing some tests of my own using AF-C, with a skateboarded coming downhill toward, side to side, past me and down and it was the best by far i've experienced thus far from Pentax.
Single point AF great .... not sure what these guys are on or whether they have a bad cam ??? Haven't even started with modern lenses yet.....
Lots of good stuff in there though and even pixel shift with older lenses ... IS ... rewarding.
A first attempt at FF for that price and feature set with most likely better AF than we read here (though obviously not as good as Nikon) ....... is a b&*%$y fine effort.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 300th comment
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (144 comments in total)

The image quality in non pixel shift is fantastic, but that mode takes things to another level when used properly. It definitely has its uses and even when using older glass, I;m getting staggering results.
Perfect camera to show off Pentax glass ... other worldly qualities ...... If I want to shoot sports or high movement i'll grab a CaNikon, otherwise this thing is about where it's at. Nice images.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 21:33 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

Glad i'm not the only one finding that i'm needing to up my shutter speeds to get sharp images with this new breed of high mp cams ....

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On photo Those eyes in the MacroMania Series 1 ■ Artistic Eyes challenge (6 comments in total)

Dragonfly .... or other??

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 23:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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robbo d: Carey,
Whats your take on AF competency vs Nikon.
I am in the D750 vs K1 dilemma.
Worried that the k1 will not be better enough than my k3 when doing paid / wedding work, nailing focus in that higher percentile.
Wonderful feature set that it has, lenses and focus speed have been my issue thus far.... don't want to waste money on another nice feeling camera that cant keep up with the action..... as much as i like Pentax

Lucky enough to do a quick swimsuit shoot the other evening and when the light went down I reached for the K5iis .... wider apertures on both cams (K3 also) was a disaster. I do use the old focus and recompose a lot but learning my focus points better has helped. I normally just shoot f5.6 because I can't rely on Pentax and 50-135 or even Sigma 17-50 in fast moving situations.
No doubt the K1 will be an advancement with new lenses but I suspect as you guys say, that the D750 will be excellent.
I do believe that Pentax's stated market for this camera is relevant, the feature set is fantastic at that price point and its a massive and well done first step, but as a fast paced working tool .... not yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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robbo d: Carey,
Whats your take on AF competency vs Nikon.
I am in the D750 vs K1 dilemma.
Worried that the k1 will not be better enough than my k3 when doing paid / wedding work, nailing focus in that higher percentile.
Wonderful feature set that it has, lenses and focus speed have been my issue thus far.... don't want to waste money on another nice feeling camera that cant keep up with the action..... as much as i like Pentax

By the way. ... nice piece, well written and pretty much covers the Pentax ethos.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)

Carey,
Whats your take on AF competency vs Nikon.
I am in the D750 vs K1 dilemma.
Worried that the k1 will not be better enough than my k3 when doing paid / wedding work, nailing focus in that higher percentile.
Wonderful feature set that it has, lenses and focus speed have been my issue thus far.... don't want to waste money on another nice feeling camera that cant keep up with the action..... as much as i like Pentax

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 71st comment | 6 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)
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odpisan: Negative comments about K-1 have all only one reason:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CaNik Co. got kicked in the balls with K-1 & now they are all histerical. So they send souch prepayed guys on internet to write stupid comments & to provoke us - Pentax-lovers.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have only one question:

HOW MANY PENTAXIANS has wrote negative comments under articles about Ca-Nik camera-tests?

The answer is:
Nobody, niemand, personne, nihče, nessuno, niko, nikto ... !!!

Do you understand the fear of Nikon/Canon (owners)?
They are loosing their overpaid immage & they are histerical .. that is the only truth.

As a Pentax owner and user, doing a little paid work, the k3 sensor and Pentax lenses struggle with fast paced low light work.

Whilst the k1 is every amateur pentax owners, astro photographer, legacy owners, landscape shooters dream .... i am leaning to Nikons D750 for serious work and AF that can keep pace. Hence very few canikon owners will be too worried or willing to jump camp.

Dreams are free, nice camera that it looks and sounds on paper, I'd be worried that buying it will result in much the same sad AF performance or not enough of an improvement.
Looking forward to real life testing.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 05:27 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)

Typical 'Douche bag' rhetoric going on here ... great though, it shows the K1 as being more and more popular .......
Well written article and in the camera world, this is pretty big news when one of the old names comes back to the forefront of equipment again, so a very much newsworthy piece.
Would be the same if a Minolta was released or similar.
Milc and fanboys from Canikony who can't look outside their squares are helping with the popularity of this .... so feel free to give us your stupidly well thought out comments.... Lol
An incredibly well built an designed camera given that they were not currently in that market and a bold gesture when you think about the market.
I'll reserve true judgement and my $$ until proper reviews and tests.
That 5 axis stabilisation looks good to me, but then so does a D750 still and its 24-120 .... where I wonder about the re hash of the old 28-105 design ?
Nicely written piece

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 60th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)

Also, what are the down sampling options in FF mode?

What is the next level down in MP it will allow?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 641st comment | 1 reply
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)

I will be very keen on seeing the performance in low light.

DPR, when you do a bit more work, i'll be interested to see how the -3ev and 5 stop SR works in real time with that sensor.

How good will it be for a wedding photographer...............

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 644th comment | 5 replies
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