22codfish

22codfish

Lives in Canada Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined on Oct 6, 2008
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On article Around the world in 10 videos: 2016 Field Tests (13 comments in total)

Again, not one Pentax product. tut! tut!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 11th comment
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (73 comments in total)
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22codfish: Here we go again, no representatives from Pentax.

I guess it's because Pentax doesn't pay for "shelf space" ?

You're correct B.B., except the Pentax lens is a little shorter, a little broader, a little heavier which may be due to the weatherproofing Pentax has outweighing the shake reduction Pentax has instead in the camera body. Also, maybe the different lens coatings may make the lens a bit different.

You shouldn't knock "Kit lens" I have an old (non WR ) Pentax 18-55 mm which is pretty sharp and I should use more often.

Cheers & Merry Christmas

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (73 comments in total)
In reply to:

22codfish: Here we go again, no representatives from Pentax.

I guess it's because Pentax doesn't pay for "shelf space" ?

to B.Britton
Are you referring to FA* 70-200 mm re-badged Tamron?
They have different elements and groups in DPR comparison.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (73 comments in total)

Here we go again, no representatives from Pentax.

I guess it's because Pentax doesn't pay for "shelf space" ?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
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22codfish: Sony RX100 V Amazon price more than double the Sony RX100 price today.

Is a tilting screen worth the price difference? I don't think so. So what else should I consider to make the RX100 V cost effective to buy instead of the RX100?

I don't own a Sony, but I'm looking for a good pocket camera. If you own a more current RX 100 model, what do you see as being a worthwhile improvement? Are the photos consistently any better? (Wow! DPR added spell-check. :-) )

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 16:29 UTC

Sony RX100 V Amazon price more than double the Sony RX100 price today.

Is a tilting screen worth the price difference? I don't think so. So what else should I consider to make the RX100 V cost effective to buy instead of the RX100?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 77th comment | 4 replies

Note that the competitive Pentax K-1 is below $2,000.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On photo Anthocharis cardomines in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 1, A challenge (12 comments in total)

Congratulations! Also, for properly titling the photo and giving the informative description. This is too rare an occurrence with DPR challenges.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Calla Lilly 2green in the Green Flowers challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, 22codfish, on a well-deserved top place in this 'Green Flowers' challenge. I really like your elegant calla lily, which you've captured showing its very graceful curves. The dark green bokeh background enhances your stately subject.
RuthC :-)

Thank you, Ruth!

I didn't receive any notification yet. Just from you.

Before send this reply I took a look at your gallery. VERY IMPRESSIVE

Yet, I miss the titles which would let me know what's in the photograph. Places, flowers, trees, even the great photo of the glassware.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 12:49 UTC

Real nice photos!
My own special annual winter photo-shoot, when the bald eagles gather near Sheffield Mills, N.S. I believe the best time is January. I'm waiting, yet to photograph two eagles in aerial mating combat. With my old Pentax K-5 notoriously slow autofocus and max. 300 mm lens, most of my shots are of eagles not so far away. Perhaps this winter, a pair will be closer when I happen to be there..

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5224733514/photos/3141249/bald-eagles-wingspan-approx-1-7-m-5-5-ft-to-2-4-m

It's also gathering time for photographers. I've met guys from Quebec and other Canadian provinces in Sheffield Mills. One photographer from New Brunswick also had success visiting local farms to photograph rare song birds near steaming barn manure piles. There are also ravens and giant black-back gulls. I'm not that much an dedicated amature bird photographer, and will be happy just to get better shots of fish eagles or maybe a golden eagle.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 41st comment
On photo BOOT 006 in the Show us CLOTHING! challenge (2 comments in total)

Neat looking vest, but looks short.
Needs a stronger material.
Available in men's L or XL size?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo weird home .wheels removed in the Trailer Trash challenge (2 comments in total)
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elmo: #13, I think that is a converted tank from a small fuel truck.

Ladder to door is on the other side. My wife and I were driving on a dirt road back of Pleasant Harbour on Nova Scotia's eastern shore. This is a region of Nova Scotia I was never there before. I would like to know what it is, but there was no one home to ask.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On photo Brig Pilgrim-6641 in the Random Items - Challenge 27 challenge (10 comments in total)

I don't think the halo was deliberately added, but caused by poor adjustment. Not worthy of first place.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 2nd comment

Thanks, Richard

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1593 comments in total)
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22codfish: So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

The Pentax brand will always be of value to another large corporation to buy.

The present owners, Ricoh Imaging, have continued with the traditional company policies of low marketing costs and high value on research and development.

I like Ricoh's marketing strategy because it keeps the product prices down compared to the other brands. I get a lot more bang for my buck with Pentax.

The features in the Pentax K-1, Pentax 645D, 360° Ricoh, waterproof cameras, Pixel Shift, etc.. are developments Canon, Nikon, or Sony have never come close to matching. Perhaps Canon, Nikon, or Sony might try to buy the Pentax brand from Ricoh Imaging someday, but that won't bother me as a consumer.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1593 comments in total)
In reply to:

22codfish: So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

Which company?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1593 comments in total)

So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 299th comment | 6 replies
On photo rainforest-4-1 in haui's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I like your Pentax K-5 photos. Very nice indeed.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Boathouse Rockport Nova Scotia in the departures.canada challenge (2 comments in total)

Where in Nova Scotia is Rockport?

Google Earth doesn't reply to this request.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article 6 tips for better wildflower photos (62 comments in total)

Something is missing. OhYes!

Why not properly title your photos with the correct and common names of the plants you photograph?

If your shots are interesting and unique, you may wish to publish some day.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 12:08 UTC as 28th comment
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