Conjure

Conjure

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Joined on Jan 23, 2011

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On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (363 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: My first impression. Dark and Muddy. Are you sure you even hit a 1.4 at anytime? 5 Grand...I will take these Sigma Lenses please and have Burger King Lunch Money left over...Sigma Art Line of 35mm, 50mm/ 85mm, 24-35mm . Steve Huff is the perfect lil spinner for Leica Fan Boys. I have tested Leica and their huge over priced products and it does not make sense still today. But to be fair. If you have a huge budget in wasting your time and funds...go with Leica. Red Dot!

If Steve Huff does not like something (Fuji, Pentax, ...) he usually does not review it. But he publishes "inspirations" of other contributors, who like those items, even if these contributors prefer Ricoh to Leica.

eg:

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2017/01/24/ricoh-gr-the-camera-i-always-come-back-to-by-rikard-landberg/

And he accepts critics on his own page, so there is no need to accuse him in a dpreview page.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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Conjure: Of course, this is an epic picture.

But there is a bitter aftertaste:

Would this murder have taken place if no photographers and journalists were present?

Do you know? I don't.

@landscaper1
No, of course I did not blame the presence of a photographer.
But it could be possible that the presence of a photographer was part of the plan.

I just wanted do consider, that a case of photo publication which the culprit do not want to be published, would have been a better example to show the necessity of photographers.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 12:15 UTC

Of course, this is an epic picture.

But there is a bitter aftertaste:

Would this murder have taken place if no photographers and journalists were present?

Do you know? I don't.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 136th comment | 2 replies
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Conjure: Most of the news sites published similar pictures WITHOUT the corpse.

Is it really necessary to show the body of the victim? Is this the right way to show your condolence to his relatives?

Maybe our acceptance of dead porn depends on the nationality or the skin color or the sex of the victim:
http://fusion.net/story/193215/syrian-refugees-crisis-photos/

"One of the most prevalent arguments against publishing Islamic State execution videos, or the Virginia on-air shooting, is that the killers in these cases want the visuals to spread as propaganda, and we should thus resist aiding this effort."

Honestly, I do not know.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 21:32 UTC

Most of the news sites published similar pictures WITHOUT the corpse.

Is it really necessary to show the body of the victim? Is this the right way to show your condolence to his relatives?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:59 UTC as 155th comment | 8 replies
On article Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available (21 comments in total)
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zakaria: i think k1 and k3ii have recieved also a new firmware to be compitable with the new 55-300 lens.

yes:

2016.08.10 PENTAX K-70 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION (1.10)
2016.08.10 PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5 Update
2016.08.04 PENTAX K-1 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION (1.20)
2016.08.04 PENTAX K-S2 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION (1.20)
2016.08.04 PENTAX K-S1 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION (1.20)
2016.08.04 PENTAX K-3Ⅱ FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION (1.10)

http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info2/support/

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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LightBug: Rishi, can you please answer my questions below regarding your straight line AFC test?

1. How far was the cyclist away from the camera when the sequence starts? DOF with 200mm F2.8 is quite shallow, depending on distance, so your claim that focus point being on the shirt infers the face should be in focus may not hold if the distance is too short, and especially when cyclist gets nearer.

2. You claim focus point was on the cyclist's shirt, which is off-center towards the upper focus points, yet EXIF shows the focus point was the center one, was there an error in your focus point set up? If indeed the focus point was not even on the shirt, one can certainly expect the face would not be in focus.

Chris and Rishi!

Also thank you for updating the Cons in the conclusion chapter!
That was a smart move. :-)

Kind Regards

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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LightBug: Rishi, can you please answer my questions below regarding your straight line AFC test?

1. How far was the cyclist away from the camera when the sequence starts? DOF with 200mm F2.8 is quite shallow, depending on distance, so your claim that focus point being on the shirt infers the face should be in focus may not hold if the distance is too short, and especially when cyclist gets nearer.

2. You claim focus point was on the cyclist's shirt, which is off-center towards the upper focus points, yet EXIF shows the focus point was the center one, was there an error in your focus point set up? If indeed the focus point was not even on the shirt, one can certainly expect the face would not be in focus.

Chris, thank you for redoing the test with the main subject (the face) inside the small focus point coverage!
It is still remarkable that TheCameraStoreTV has far less negative results:
https://youtu.be/87yGmD71nyA?t=10m50s

Thanks for your efforts!
Kind Regards

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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Conjure: Great review except für the AF-C chapter which is embarrassing:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58023275

The AF chapter reminds me on the first version of the pixel shift test.
dpreview was smart enough to withdraw and redo that test.

Many thanks for your effort!

Dear Richi, it is not vitally important if some Pentax users disagree on only one chapter of a great review.

But I really like vision that many K1 users are now outside to take pictures of moving subjects to make their own tests. There are already remarkable results:

Ari Aikomus: 85 images
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58023125

MightyMike: 15 images
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58020683

Of course it is interesting to find out what circumstances affect the AF-C performance.

It is a pity that the other camera-tests did not provoke such a motivation to go out and take pictures. :-)

Kind regards

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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Conjure: Great review except für the AF-C chapter which is embarrassing:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58023275

The AF chapter reminds me on the first version of the pixel shift test.
dpreview was smart enough to withdraw and redo that test.

Many thanks for your effort!

Dear Rishi:

If I do a AF-C test with the main subject (the face) outside the small focus point coverage, I also will come to the same conclusion as you did.

I know that Nikon has better AF-C performance. And it has a huge focus point coverage that perfectly fits to your test.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)

Great review except für the AF-C chapter which is embarrassing:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58023275

The AF chapter reminds me on the first version of the pixel shift test.
dpreview was smart enough to withdraw and redo that test.

Many thanks for your effort!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 233rd comment | 7 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2655 comments in total)
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Cameracist: Shooting landscapes, architecture, product photography or beauty shots? Best FF camera for the money.
Shooting sport, wildlife, action reportage? Buy a Canikon.
Agree?

I do not agree concerning wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (145 comments in total)
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SungiBr: Nice set of images.

One question: what settings have you used to jpeg out of the camera pics? Those are quite flat. Was the "Normal"?

Chris! FYI: You can copy the RAW files back to the SD-Card and try the "bright", "landscape" and "reversal film" settings with in camera RAW development of the same pictures. These modes are nearer to your "Edited to taste".
Thanks for the great samples!
I did not expect that the old SMC Pentax K 24mm F2.8 (Image 14) is that good.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I will sell all my nikon cameras and lenses and move to pentax. you guys in the comments section have convinced me. wow, didn't knew that buying cameras was like entering a new religion :)

Maybe you can buy back your faulty Pentax 18-55mm kit lens which was the beginning of your crusade against Pentax?

Anyway, thank you for your efforts to increase the Pentax rank in dpreview's "most popular camera" counter.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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Rob Sims: The workhorse of any professional Full Frame system:
F2.8 24-70mm
F2.8 70-200mm

Sony, are you taking note?

John C Tharp: There should be a ~16-35/2.8

There is one on the roadmap similar to Tamron 15-30 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 06:48 UTC

PLATIN AWARD for this article!
Looking forward for part 2
Thank you

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 19:53 UTC as 149th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)
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fisherman_lol: To DPR Moderators; This jpino79 guy is been flooding this forum all day with his inflammatory comments and you are not doing anything about it? I think if he was bashing CANIKON he would be banned for life. ;)

@Alex Sarbu: Maybe he is paid by Pentax ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
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steelski: I posted this to Siomn Joinson at DPReview over a month ago. Thank you for actually getting around to posting something about this.
Also, This is a Ricoh initiative.
You guys mention Ricoh twice in the whole article, and not in the headline.
I really am starting to believe that there is something that you guys have against Ricoh Pentax.

Barney, thank you for the update!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
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steelski: I posted this to Siomn Joinson at DPReview over a month ago. Thank you for actually getting around to posting something about this.
Also, This is a Ricoh initiative.
You guys mention Ricoh twice in the whole article, and not in the headline.
I really am starting to believe that there is something that you guys have against Ricoh Pentax.

Barney, don't you think that omitting due credit for this content is a little tasteless?

Giving due credit:

Mar 11, 2015: petapixel "How Ricoh Returned ..."
http://petapixel.com/2015/03/11/how-ricoh-returned-90000-photos-to-victims-of-the-2011-tsunami-in-japan/

Mar 12, 2015: slrlounge "Ricoh Remastering & Returning ..."
http://www.slrlounge.com/ricohs-save-memory-project/

Mar 13, 2015: focus-numerique "Save The Memory Project de Ricoh"
http://www.focus-numerique.com/save-the-memory-project-ricoh-90-000-photos-restituees-news-6570.html

Mar 18, 2015: ephotozine "Ricoh's Save The Memory Project ..."
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/ricoh-s-save-the-memory-project-27142

[...]

Nevertheless, thanks for posting this article.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 22:41 UTC

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Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:35 UTC as 19th comment
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