Conjure

Conjure

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

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DPPMetro: Thankfully, other sites have gotten wind of the mass deletions of posts in the DPR pentax forum by an out of control mod that is only leaving posts by essentially two fanboys.

Why is this, DPR? No rules violations, nothing over the top, experiences as Pentax users, disappointment, and so on. They even delete posts asking for K-1 firmware fixes that are very specific. The mod even deleted numerous posts about how Ricoh cancelled Pro Service on us without even saying anything and how 645 users will no longer have Pro Service included with purchase.

Why is DPR trying to cover up the issues users are having with the brand? We can't even ask for firmware fixes that we've been waiting for with the K-1? The mod even locked the thread with a DPR writer in it regarding the K-1 review, but not before mass deletion of posts.

If ONE guy posts dozens of posts bashing a brand it is no surprise that most of these "contributions" are deleted.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 09:33 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (648 comments in total)
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A Curious Passer By: I wish Ricoh would extend the customisable function dial of KP to the K-1 and all we need is a new decal to paste over the existing markings.

Maybe they can assign the function dial setting "•" (which disables the setting dial operation) to a customizable function.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (648 comments in total)

Even the criticisms are very constructive.
I hope Pentax is reading your review very closely.

Thanks a lot for this great review!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 96th comment
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MightyBo: Such a biased article, what a shame for DPR!
You noticed it, and renewed the headline buy removing Fuji GFX.

Remember when everybody said FF is not necessary, APS-C is enough?
That was proven with similar articles.

Rishi! Thank you for your opinion and the clarification.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
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MightyBo: Such a biased article, what a shame for DPR!
You noticed it, and renewed the headline buy removing Fuji GFX.

Remember when everybody said FF is not necessary, APS-C is enough?
That was proven with similar articles.

Rishi: "No actually it wasn't because by then faster lenses already existed for FF, with higher efficiency and higher full well capacity sensors to follow shortly for full frame."

Is it really that unlikely that higher full well capacity sensors will follow for medium frame?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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Conjure: The similarity between the ACR skin tones and the OOC skin tones is remarkable. (I don't know if this is good or bad.)

Many thanks to the photographer(s) for these varied and impressive photos.

... and thanks you for using so many (6!) different lenses.

Which of these lenses was the most enjoyable to use?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (95 comments in total)

The similarity between the ACR skin tones and the OOC skin tones is remarkable. (I don't know if this is good or bad.)

Many thanks to the photographer(s) for these varied and impressive photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:45 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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Irakly Shanidze: How loud is the fan?

(withdrawn)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 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 137th 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 156th 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 (2661 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 (2661 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 (2661 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 (2661 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 (2661 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 235th comment | 7 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2661 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
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