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On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1458 comments in total)
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wolfloid: I'm beginning to think the whole overall evaluation methodology of DPReview is badly flawed. They seem to be gravitating to awarding points to and preferring an all-singing all-dancing camera, which seems to be appealing to the lowest common denominator of evaluation and use.

How many real photographers need or even want their cameras to be good at everything? For instance, if you always shoot raw, why is JPEG conversion even faintly interesting? If you only shoot stills, why care about video and all the wonderful things some other camera offers you there? It is utterly irrelevant. How many people really do depend on their camera doing all these things? Yet, this Pentax KII camera gets down-rated because it is weaker in video than the A7III, or because it cannot track as reliably, in order to achieve some completely mystifying overall rating. Well, if you shoot landscapes on a tripod, then it is considerably better than the A7III, but does that get emphasised?

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Couldn't agree more!! I have the K1 and it is unbelievable for the urban landscape work I do (always on a tripod). Even the fairly recent MF mirrorless offerings from Hasselblad and Fuji haven't turned my head because the Pixelshift files are so clean and malleable. If you shoot video or action, look elsewhere. Simple.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
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SimenO1: And back to Pentax bashing - Maybe I need to check my eyes, but you must tell me where I can find those unwanted processing artifacts and how it does compare to the moiré artifacts from a 4 shot stack without DPS because there are unlikely any integer pixel shifts when its just done by random. Also be aware that 20 shots give more motion artifacts then 4. To be fair, combine 5 already DPS (4-shot) images into one.

@panther fan - no it's not. PS delivers greater DR, colour depth and less noise, as well as the increase in resolution... but the latter is by far the least important aspect to my mind as you already have 36mp to play with ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 17:19 UTC
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Rensol: very questionable
I am 100% sure NO camera IS can shift sensor exactly to 1 pixel!
No way. They are just interpolating/merging 4x images into one.
Same goes for Olympus.
I particularly compared 42mp, 36Mp and 24Mp images with High res from Oly E-M5 II and E-M1 II and Olys lost even to 24Mp sensor (Sony A7 II). I used test charts and Oly lost in every case.
It introduced artifacts that should not be there.
This all proofs that it is NOT exact one-pixel shift!

100% sure? Can we be 100% sure of anything in the Post-Truth era? :P

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 20:46 UTC
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A Owens: Dang, that tripod pixel shift looks good.

@kelstertx PS isn't just about resolution. As it captures 4x light the DR is increased, the colour depth improved and there is also less noise in the image. And as resolution increases, shooting technique becomes more important so to get the cleanest images, you'll need a to use a tripod ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 20:43 UTC
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Felts: "Consider features like face / eye-detection AF, full-frame autofocus coverage and 4K video.."

I have and I don't need / use any of them.

@huyzer your ignorance and rudeness are neck and neck coming into the final furlong. No wait, ignorance is pulling away, there's no stopping it now.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 20:42 UTC
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Felts: "Consider features like face / eye-detection AF, full-frame autofocus coverage and 4K video.."

I have and I don't need / use any of them.

@T3 Thanks for this... thing is I have a K1 and use many of the unique features there, just that those listed 'advantages' of mirrorless don't work for me. BTW, I couldn't care less if my camera had a mirror or not, just that I pick the featureset that works for my personal take on photography. Horses for courses, but not many on this site seem to understand this.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
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Felts: "Consider features like face / eye-detection AF, full-frame autofocus coverage and 4K video.."

I have and I don't need / use any of them.

@NCB you beat me to it!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 18:37 UTC
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Felts: "Consider features like face / eye-detection AF, full-frame autofocus coverage and 4K video.."

I have and I don't need / use any of them.

@armandino I also take one sugar in my tea... now pop along and make me a brew, theres a good troll.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 18:36 UTC

"Consider features like face / eye-detection AF, full-frame autofocus coverage and 4K video.."

I have and I don't need / use any of them.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 17:41 UTC as 241st comment | 26 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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miles green: The DR will be absolutely stunning. Hand held, with the Sony sensor, add 2 stops for PS and a bit more for the coprocessor... 😍

I have had the K1 for 1.5 years and I don't know what blown highlights are anymore!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 09:02 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: This is basically the original K-1 with the KP's circuit board. The original K-1 was great when it came out, but its AF is woefully insufficient. Other than the improved pixel shift mode, the K-1 II is extremely disappointing and probably already obsolete before it's even been released.

Obsolete? I come here for the laughs.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 13:44 UTC
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Rolf Brenner: support for Pentax K-1 please :)

Was just about to check, but you've answered my question... oh well...

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 17:06 UTC
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Richmondthefish: Has anyone been able to generate reliable Pixel shift photos in situations outside of product photography in indoor controlled environments?

Never used the motion correction to be honest... but 30 second exposures have been OK. TBH I shoot a lot of concrete and walls, so this may explain things, but still I find grass / weeds etc are OK. Trees need a very still day or daytime exposures.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
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Richmondthefish: Has anyone been able to generate reliable Pixel shift photos in situations outside of product photography in indoor controlled environments?

I use pixelshift all the time on my K1... and almost always outdoors, and often at night. Just need it to be not very windy.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 17:24 UTC

I was a serial upgrader, but this was primarily to increase sensor size and then resolution/DR. Thing is, since I've had my K1 (1.5 yrs now), I look at the D850, A7Riii and even the Fuji/Hasselblad MF offerings etc and think 'nice camera', but they aren't going to offer any real advantage for my line of photography... and in some important aspects I'd be getting less. For me, I've finally triple jumped over the 'good enough' line and I don't feel that I need *anything* more from a camera... And I can't imagine that is going to change in the next few years either.

NB I reserve the right to retract this statement at any time.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 20:35 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
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Felts: Reading any thread about Leica cameras on DPReview is a hilarious sport.

When will the detractors realise that if you have to ask how much, it's probably not the camera for you?

@AlanG I'll refer you to my original statement. If you don't get it, don't worry... enjoy whatever camera you shoot with. And if it helps you to understand, no digital Leica is the right camera for me either ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
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Felts: Reading any thread about Leica cameras on DPReview is a hilarious sport.

When will the detractors realise that if you have to ask how much, it's probably not the camera for you?

@AlanG... errr, it's proabably not the camera for you.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:40 UTC

Reading any thread about Leica cameras on DPReview is a hilarious sport.

When will the detractors realise that if you have to ask how much, it's probably not the camera for you?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 19:30 UTC as 19th comment | 16 replies
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Class A: When the Pentax K-1 was reviewed, the following "Cons" made it into the conclusion:

* Limited uses for Pixel Shift Resolution shooting modes (static environments).

* Limited Raw support for Pixel Shift Files.

If Adobe will not provide better Pixel Shift support for Sony than it does for Pentax (i.e., no support for dealing with slight motion) then the same disadvantages will apply and should make it into the A7Riii's "Cons".

It will be interesting to see whether Phase One will add Pixel Shift support for the A7Riii in Capture One. My guess is that they won't for the same apparent reason they didn't add it for Pentax cameras: They want to protect the resolution advantage of their own medium format cameras.

I adore Pixel Shift in the K1...has made me want for *nothing* despite some fine cameras being released in the year I've owned it...

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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steelhead3: 2018 will be the year that CC will be $25 or $35 a month and all you supporters of the subscription model will spit out your morning coffee.

Errr, no it won't. Shall we re-review this claim in Dec 2018?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
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