DDWD10

DDWD10

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2011

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I like the model that has the flash that pops up at an angle.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 13:20 UTC as 130th comment
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offertonhatter: I still have it's forebear, the S5000. Occasionally I still give it a run out for fun.
Ergonomically it is still great, shoots RAW and even though it is 3MP, produces surprisingly good results. Shame Fuji don't produce a modern version.

It does have good ergonomics... rubberized grip all around the camera, great EVF relief, etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 13:14 UTC

I remember my S5100. It had a nice, fast (at the time) 37-370mm f/2.8-3.1 zoom. Great colors and snappy operation. Downsides were a wobbly lens barrel, no IS, and limited high ISO options, but that was typical of the era. I would say it's the first digital camera I clicked with, before moving to a proper DSLR.

On a whim, I bought a cheap Fuji S20 Pro on eBay. I have to say, the ability to pull in highlight information from those DR subpixels in RAW is impressive. I'd wager that its dynamic range rivals modern 1/1.7" sensors easily. Fun to play around with, and great colors too.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 66th comment

Bokehlicious! Any samples?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (59 comments in total)
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BarnET: Leica copying fuji.

Ow man the irony

Ugh. For a split-second I thought I was, at long last, seeing a firmware announcement for the LX100.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)

Hoping for a 16mm f/1.4 in APS-C. K-mount, please!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 41st comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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damian5000: An AF point joystick...:/ how quaint. Welcome to 2006, boys.

I think having both would be ideal. The disadvantage of only having a touch screen is being unable to use it to select AF points while using the viewfinder, whereas this could easily be accomplished with a joystick.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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robertdc: Anyone know if there willbe an equivalent to Panasonic's 4K photo mode included? I can't see any indication in the specs but that's something I've been wishing Sony would include on the A7R2 and A6300.

This is something that could be easily added in a future FW update. I love this feature on my LX100.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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jcarl: Have an X-t1 and love it.

For me the IQ bump, 3x screen and extended ISO (hopefully 12,800 in RAW? Anyone?) is enough for me to have pre-ordered this AM

The full ISO 100-51200 range is available in RAW on the 24MP X-Trans sensor. However, ISO 100 is still an "extended" value and loses a stop of DR compared to ISO 200, the base "native" value.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)

Looks like a winner, particularly with a set of those fast Fujinon primes! If I could get a fair price for my Pentax kit, this may be my next camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:55 UTC as 156th comment
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Rod McD: I can't help but think that at that size and weight, it kind of defeats the purpose of choosing a smaller sensored system. There's not much saving over an equivalent APSC lens . Eg the Fuji 16mm f1.4 weighs 375g and takes a 67mm filter. Or go FF and choose a 24/2.8 - it might even be smaller.

IS - no. WR - yes.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)
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LF Photography: Nothing against Nikon or the D810A, but this particular sponsored video at this time makes it look as if Nikon is worried about the Pentax K-1 taking over as the DSLR king of astro-photography, which it probably will. Hence this sponsored video, trying to convince astrophotographers to stay with Nikon.

Then again, I could be wrong and this could all be a coincidence.

Anyway, nice video.

Until Pentax releases a K-1 with a selectable IR filter, the D810A has nothing to worry about.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:12 UTC

Great results... I'm no longer worried about this not being the "ISO 64 version" of this sensor.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 111th comment
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D135ima: In normal mode, simulation of antialias filter enabled ? Why Nikon 810 sharper even in the center. The problem is not in the lens

I'm seeing this too. In Normal mode, the Pentax isn't holding up as well as it should against the D810 at low ISOs.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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AndroC: "Ricoh got back to us as of March 3, 2016 and has agreed to allow us to publish the K-1 samples here at a resolution of 2000px on the longest side."

Speaking as somebody who is keenly interested in moving to the K1 from my beloved Sony A850, I am disturbed by the question of why Ricoh is restricting resolution on published images. After all, it is only a matter of two or three weeks before the camera is available - are they seriously going to make firmware changes in the short time before that, and produce stunningly much better images? I find this strange. Would it not be more convincing to show the full detail of what this camera may do?

Forgive me if I'm skeptical that this sensor is leaps and bounds cleaner than that in the D810... it doesn't even have the sub-ISO 100 ability of that sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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AndroC: "Ricoh got back to us as of March 3, 2016 and has agreed to allow us to publish the K-1 samples here at a resolution of 2000px on the longest side."

Speaking as somebody who is keenly interested in moving to the K1 from my beloved Sony A850, I am disturbed by the question of why Ricoh is restricting resolution on published images. After all, it is only a matter of two or three weeks before the camera is available - are they seriously going to make firmware changes in the short time before that, and produce stunningly much better images? I find this strange. Would it not be more convincing to show the full detail of what this camera may do?

Indeed. We can expect the IQ to fall somewhere between the D800E and D810. Frankly, I think only DXOMark will be able to discern between those two points. They're both excellent!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 01:14 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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TonyPM: Weren't sigma and tamron already making full frame glass for the k mount?

For quite some time, until recently. Their very latest releases are not available in K-mount. The 18-35/1.8, 30/1.4, 35/1.4 and a few other late models made it in before the cutoff though.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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DDWD10: The build looks nice, but the pictures of the raw magnesium alloy body don't show a top panel. Is it assumed to be plastic, like the Canon 6D, to allow for WiFi/GPS?

Yep. I'm confused. The official press release states:

"The K-1's top panel and front and back frames are all made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy."

Yet the press photo shows the top plate missing... and the neck strap eyelets are notched up and joined to the bottom magnesium frame. It seems that this photo, along with WiFi/GPS, would imply a polycarbonate top plate. Can anyone who has actually handled the camera confirm?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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PrakticaB: Nice to see you emphasize the Astrotracer, which is to be found on Pentax camera only. The picture Ricoh provides is fine, but Andromeda galaxy with 300/4 lens would be much more impressive.
And I also like the careful characterization of AF speed :)

The single-shot limit is 5 minutes, which should track wide field pretty well. If it means being able to leave my Star Adventurer and bulky tripod at home, that's great!

Their sample image for Astrotracer could, and should, be much better than that.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Howard Moftich: It's clear they let the designers 'play' a bit w/ the LCD, LEDs, dial/button setup, astro mode, etc etc. Nice to see a company 'go there' w/ unusual but very useful features.

I only wish the actual buttons lit up, a la D500. The K-1 requires me to pull out the LCD to shine light on the back panel to be able to see the buttons.

I appreciate the thought though. I've been using my K-5 IIs for astro for years and I still fumble for the controls in the dark.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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