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On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (99 comments in total)

Is this competition sponsored by Sony?

Surprised that Pentax's finest didn't make the shortlist, for Pentax users it is a new concept, virtual for nearly 15 year, now real.

Magnificent thought the D500 is (I know I have one but hand on heart I am a Pentax fanboy) it's the camera Nikon should've bought out years ago...rather than the D7*00 half effort

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Wow! "increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames." What does this mean if you shoot RAW + JPEG?

Currently my D7100 manages to rattle 6 frames before pausing which can last what seems a lifetime yet my K-3 can manage much more than that and restart capturing when space has been liberated. Such a frustrating issue on what is otherwise a fine camera. So, I won't be rushing out to get one, although the K-3 Prestige is still tempting

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 14th comment
On article Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 (285 comments in total)
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Gesture: Great, The D5XXX is Nikon's best value DSLR in my opinion.

D7100 comes with a free grip in the UK - all for £749

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On article Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR (235 comments in total)

Think I'll stick with what I've got, scene and idiot modes on a £2000 camera?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:14 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
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Heie2: And Pentax remains the only one with an 18-135 that is weather sealed. Try to keep up canon.

and unlike Canon you can take the Pentax outside in the rain...no point having a general purpose lens if it stops once it starts raining....optically the Pentax isn't so bad, Canon QC sucks too...early adopters beware

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:48 UTC
On article Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 (101 comments in total)
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topstuff: Very good news !

This clearly indicates two things:

1, Ricoh have ambitions for the brand and plan to bring out more cameras.

2, While the K-01 is funky, strange and pretty left-field, and Pentax are to be praised for daring to be different, they also have new DSLR's in the pipeline.

This has made my day !

I won't buy the new 50, as my F50 1.7 sits on my K20D and the FA50 1.4 is on the K-5 ;-)

I hope Pentax do deliver on their longer lenses this time - they are seriously overdue, and I would rather buy pentax than independant. But consider this, no one else (ie major camera makers) offers an affordable lens over 300mm nowadays....

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:55 UTC
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Ceesprof: I one find a marriage so expensive, one can decide not to marry.

I had one couple starting divorcing proceedings once I had put in a reprint order - nothing to do with the pics thought

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:02 UTC

Having done weddings, I feel the responder hasn't taken full advantage and ripped the bride to pieces..

As for the bride - I feel for the groom, what a life he has ahead of him. She dispalys all of the hallmarks of an 'armchair expert' based on the acquisition of a cheap DSLR and then wondering why a $3000 wedding costs what it does when using a $500 camera will suffice. But when she starts baulking at the price having paid out $15k already, I begin to wonder what value she puts in the oath and sanctity of marriage - she knows the price of everything BUT THE VALUE OF NOTHING

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:00 UTC as 242nd comment | 2 replies
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