Conjure

Conjure

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2604 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 (2604 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 (2604 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 (2604 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 (2604 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 202nd comment | 7 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2604 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 (143 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 (617 comments in total)
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Jorge Bayonas: 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 147th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 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

Tags: other-news, photographs
No company tags?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:35 UTC as 19th comment
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)
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driftnomore: DPR isn't nice to Pentax ...1st was the ''blinking lights'' and now.the ''shiny disco lights''...does it needs to be mentioned?

But everything else in this Hands-on was very informative, fair and complaisant e.g. "As well as being *impressively* compact " ... I appreciate the new attitude / inflection.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
On photo woman on the way to work with her axe in the Axe challenge (2 comments in total)
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babalu: Strangely funny capture, very good !

Thank you! :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:40 UTC
On Challenge:9669 (1 comment in total)

Maybe you should widen/expand the challange to other instruments

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (124 comments in total)

In case you can not find the Pentax K-3 First Impressions Review:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pentax-k-3/

;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (467 comments in total)

Nikon RAW vs JPEG
Pentax RAW vs JPEG

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=nikon_d7100&attr13_1=nikon_d7100&attr13_2=pentax_k3&attr13_3=pentax_k3&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=800&attr16_1=800&attr16_2=800&attr16_3=800&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.3335897384179576&y=-0.05121704496477543

IMO, a matter of taste. You can fine tune both to do more natural.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 167th comment
On article Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery (150 comments in total)
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Conjure: The 18-135 is a very good zoom lens (at least from 25mm to 100mm) but it is not as sharp as a prime lens. As far as I know the test shots for the review will be taken with a sharp prime lens (DFA 50 macro?). And because Pentax/Recoh usualy includes some improvements (WB, AF) in the firmware updates, I have no problem to wait for the final review until the first firmware update.

The reds were the only weak point of my K-5. (If you know it you decrease the exposure to correct it in PP). It is still not perfect with the K-3 but it seems to be much better:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2745065/imgp0387?inalbum=pentax-k-3-samples-gallery

IMO the selection of the real-world samples is quite OK. The detail of some photos is really impressive: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2744933/imgp0422?inalbum=pentax-k-3-samples-gallery

Dear Nic, you know how much I like my pentax equipment. But maybe my English is not not good enough.
I do usually RAW with my K-5 and I did not intend to blame anyone. Pentax improved the reds.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 23:47 UTC
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