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On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1119 comments in total)

Look at the MSRPrices - Pentax K-1 is half the price of the others; and that's what it should be if you don't spend a lot on advertising and "shelf-space". This is good for Pentax users. The problem with this marketing strategy is how will other consumers ever get to test and appreciate your product if it's not on the shelf?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On photo Iconic Tree in the Fall colors challenge (17 comments in total)

Great results, and there's no harm advising up front that it is a 5 shot HDR sequence.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 1st comment

Comes with Canon, m42, Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax lens mounts. That's what all DSLR's should have.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 26th comment
On article Photo story of the week: I Am Legend (172 comments in total)

I've been curious what gear and any particular settings the photographer uses, where the shots were taken, and how what after shot work done.

From the photographer's website:
"Most of my time as a photographer I’ve been using Pentax bodies and even now I am convinced that their cameras are the best bargain for any photographer starting out and even for semi-professionals. I also used Tamron and Sigma lenses, because I believe in facts and empirical data, not brand names."

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 66th comment

After having years to upgrade, the new Hasselblad has only one point up on the 2014 Pentax 645Z. That speaks for the quality of all these cameras and their ability to produce excellent photos. What's the MSRPrice difference?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 94th comment | 4 replies

I got a vest for that.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 13:32 UTC as 26th comment

Maybe DXO is waiting for the update to the Pentax 645 Z (2014)? The new Pentax 645 should have an advanced sensor, Pixel Shift, attachable SSD storage, DOF read-outs, bake bread, and at least all the body updates of the Pentax K-1. With these features maybe DXO won't stop in the middle of the review.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 12:14 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply

Worse by far, I've seen photos of people searching dumps for something to eat or use.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 78th comment

Pentax has already been there; done that.


Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Holger Bargen: What about shootout with a $2000 Pentax K1 + < $100 used Pentax A 50 1.4 (or 1.7) + $10 sun shade for the lens?

Always upward and forward.

I wonder when the Pentax 645 will receive an updated sensor and pixel shift?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
On photo 2014_1211_140657AA in the The Bride challenge (22 comments in total)

I can't help it! That hair dripping from her chin really bothers me.

The background is messy.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Going Home in the Show your two colors! challenge (2 comments in total)
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kkardster: Impressive for just black and white. Nice work!

Thanks, kkardster
You have a very impressive gallery yourself.
Congratulations for First with Reeds on Lake.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
On article Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good (90 comments in total)

Use your strapped camera as a weapon to scare off all those people around you that are looking at the back of their phones.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 16th comment
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

The way it was once explained to me, is that the metal frame of the filter has just enough flex to distort its roundness when you grip to remove.

The trick is to put a piece of rubber on a flat tabletop and stand the lens on the rubber; and twist to remove. The rubber exerts an even pressure all away around the filter frame. The filter frame not distorted out of round comes off easily.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 17:03 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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Samuel Jessop: The K-1 would be ideal for my photography, and I can't complain about the price. However I will be holding off buying one until decent 28/1.8 and 50/1.8 primes are available to buy.

On the other hand, for me the killer feature is GPS and I'd go Sony instead if that was included in the A7 3rd generation.

The DA* 50 mm f1.4 would work just fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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DPPMetro: Unfortunately, Pentax has nothing in this range because the K-3ii has been discontinued and a replacement is doubted to be on the horizon.

Ricoh's recently reported financial loss was in their industrial copier department, NOT the photography division. Yet, I don't understand how they can continue to do good in cameras and lens, even though they rarely seem to advertise or pay for shelf-space recognition in reviews, etc.. Perhaps not having a large marketing advertising expense reflects in lower prices, which they find more beneficial for increased sales?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (433 comments in total)

Is it worth $100 more and 25% battery power to get a change in AF system?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 17:37 UTC as 21st comment

The little yellow Pentax K-01 has developed a growing cult following because of its unique design and excellent image quality reported in the forums. I've been watching for a used one, but they get snatched up pretty quickly. I think Ricoh/Pentax would have a winner if they kept the basic design and colour scheme. and updated/ tweaked the AF, and maybe added a pop-up EVF for sunny days. The pop-up flash is a waste of space.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 89th comment | 7 replies
On article PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners (62 comments in total)

I wish I could say, I took that photograph....meaning for all 12.
Congratulations, they are all great!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 13:47 UTC as 18th comment

I moved the photo a bit; and then I realized how dusty was my computer monitor!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 29th comment
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