Felts

Joined on Jun 7, 2012

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GSD_ZA: With all this cryptic marketing, this had better be one very special camera. It is just a camera we're talking about here, isn't it, and not some new-fangled means of optical transputation or something really new?

@tedolf... it was Nikons smallest FF camera... You must have trump-like hands?
@Hugo808... a classic comment from someone who'd never used it, but was endlessly re-quoting one review. The dials were great! You could set the ISO dial to be your max ISO in auto ISO. I wish all cameras had this! And almost every single thread on the camera had the words 'crippled AF' in it. I was there.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 05:44 UTC
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GSD_ZA: With all this cryptic marketing, this had better be one very special camera. It is just a camera we're talking about here, isn't it, and not some new-fangled means of optical transputation or something really new?

I had the Df for a couple of years, I found it to be a great and very versatile camera... the hilarious commentary from people who'd never used it (e.g. crippled AF?!?) Exactly what about it was a total disaster?
I shoot the K1 now, and I wish it the AF was anywhere near as good as the Df.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 21:32 UTC
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Felts: I'd be interested to see how DPR would evaluate a MF back... terrible handling, slow AF, no video - 43% tin award?

@dpthoughts, thanks for proving my point... horses for courses. You don't buy a K1 if you shoot sports. Different market segment. DPR only cater for the photographer/videographer that shoots/videos their own cats on bikes it seems.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 05:11 UTC

I'd be interested to see how DPR would evaluate a MF back... terrible handling, slow AF, no video - 43% tin award?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 20:11 UTC as 28th comment | 10 replies
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NCB: The K1 and K1 II have their own strengths, which will appeal to some photographers. At this level it's maybe a mistake to "recommend" one camera over another. The photographers who might buy a K1 probably know what they're doing. Just say what the camera does well and what it doesn't, and leave the rest to the photographer.

Congratulations for hitting the nail on the head @NCB... for what I do, the IQ I achieve with my K1 wouldn't be bested by any Sony (OK, PS on the A7Riii, but its not as well implemented) or Nikon, and only by *some* MF for many more $$$. This site only appreciates a do-it-all camera, many of which features have absolutely no interest to me. As I say over and over and over... horses for courses.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 20:09 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)

Its not just about size, but also the capabilities of the sensor... and then the glass you put in front of it!

I couldn't get the look I wanted with my old Nikon Df that I can get now with my Pentax K1... and thats down to the magic Sony sensor within.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 16:18 UTC as 109th comment

Who needs this when you have the Apollo app on your phone?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 20:31 UTC as 14th comment
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1541 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 (461 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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