Don Kiyoti

Don Kiyoti

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Photo Researcher
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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22codfish: And in the meantime, Pentax probably suffered severe marketing damage.

Yeah - week old bread. That must be why the K-1 is sold out and back ordered at B&H, Adorama, and Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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helltormentor: Can SR counteract the mirror slap and shutter vibration?

You and your made-up problems.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

That's a nice piece. Thanks Barney.

Like you, my first real camera was an ME Super, which I still have and which I had refurbished. (It's great fun to use with the 31mm.) Before that, my dad used Pentax professionally and personally. So naturally, my first DSLR was an istDS which I liked. And so on. Now I'm happy with my K-5. I may not buy a K-1 any time soon, but I'm glad to see it and I'm glad to see Pentax doing some serious camera design. I hope they sell a bunch of them

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:08 UTC as 84th comment
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Don Kiyoti: This is clearly about the growing problem of some unethical photographers altering the content of their images by adding or deleting elements. There have been some well-publicized cases of this happening. Sometimes it's to "improve" the image by removing something distracting but otherwise unimportant. In other cases it's been to make the image tell a different story, and that's what Reuters can't tolerate.

Despite the wording of the announcement, this has nothing to do with speed. It's all about the integrity of the scene.

You can, but they are very easily detected, and it's easy to differentiate an unmodified file from the camera from one that has been altered.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
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DStudio: In the PetaPixel article Reuters cites the extra time photographers take on editing RAW images. And they're correct - it is often a waste of time when news-gathering - even when the photographer has an efficient RAW workflow.

However, that's the *photographer's* problem to solve, not theirs. I guess their liberal mindset (the bad side of it) is showing through here. They want to solve someone else's problems. And they will do so by mandating "the correct solution" for them.

It's good for Reuters to manage their workflows. But it's dubious to dictate the freelance photographer's workflow for him. I don't mind them specifying the types of edits allowed, but it's dubious when they get their fingers into the photographer's pie, dictating the original image format.

You're kidding yourself if you think this is really about workflow. It's about the integrity of the image, and that is all. And injecting" liberal mindset" into your argument is just inane.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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Great Bustard: You know, if you have that little trust in your photographers, then...

As is often the case, a few bad apples spoil the whole barrel. Some photographers have proven themselves untrustworthy, and so the rest deal with the negative consequence.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
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Raist3d: Love it. Clear present evidence that JPEG is also used in professional workflows. The RAW snobs think only RAW is valid when it's hardly the most important part of the photo- particularly documentary stuff (Note: and I am shooting mostly raw at the moment)

Don't kid yourself. This has nothing to do with image quality. No doubt that Reuters knows full well they'll be taking a hit in terms of image quality.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:59 UTC

This is clearly about the growing problem of some unethical photographers altering the content of their images by adding or deleting elements. There have been some well-publicized cases of this happening. Sometimes it's to "improve" the image by removing something distracting but otherwise unimportant. In other cases it's been to make the image tell a different story, and that's what Reuters can't tolerate.

Despite the wording of the announcement, this has nothing to do with speed. It's all about the integrity of the scene.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:57 UTC as 81st comment | 5 replies
On photo 2015-09-06 00-30-41 in the Toys for big boys I challenge (1 comment in total)

A vacuum cleaner? Why?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 19:02 UTC as 1st comment
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guido1953: Sure hope the focusing motors have been replaced on any new (or old) lenses. The old SDM models were a pathetic joke.

Guido, truly, it would not be possible to dumb down your comments any further.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 00:27 UTC
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guido1953: Sure hope the focusing motors have been replaced on any new (or old) lenses. The old SDM models were a pathetic joke.

Well, since you are uninformed, have no interest in the camera, and are unaware of the lens quality Pentax is capable of, then there is no point in your commenting on this article, is there?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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guido1953: Sure hope the focusing motors have been replaced on any new (or old) lenses. The old SDM models were a pathetic joke.

If you were well-informed, you'd know that those original SDM moters are long gone. But you aren't well informed, so you just bitch about a non-issue and look silly.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: I know this is like religion, no logic will help, but I ask photographers to do a simple thing, download the picture of the flag that has no shadow, then open photoshop, then file, open as, camera raw
Now move the exposure slide all the way to the right, you will see clearly that the flag was been selected,then pasted as a perfect rectangle shape, then they darkened the extra areas or brushed or whatever to blend it to the rest of the picture, but unfortunately they forgot to make shadow for the flag on the earth(studio or moon) , and don't forget, this is after 2 million times of editing so that they don't leave any signs of mistakes,so how do you want me to accept the rest of their lies?
The flag has been added later to another picture that also been faked in studio .

You're right. No logic will help you. You are a fool.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (476 comments in total)
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Smitty1: It would have been interesting, to me, to have had a couple similar Pentax bodies in the DR comparison. Especially since Pentax was referenced in the review a couple of times.

Hopefully the top LCD panel catches on to more entry and mid tier bodies across brands as it can be a really useful feature. But I'm sort of shocked Canon hasn't introduced Weather Sealing at this point on these.. esp since a 300 dollar K-50 has it.

Glad to hear that, Richard. I've been looking forward to the K-S2 review.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On photo joburg air show in the Flying in May challenge (3 comments in total)

Tip: when shooting propeller airplanes, use a much slower shutter speed to avoid that awkward stopped-prop look that makes it look like the engine's quit.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 01:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Planes on Approach in the Flying in May challenge (4 comments in total)

Massively, and badly, Photoshopped. What a joke.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 2nd 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. ;)

390 comments as of now, and most of them from the amazingly narcissistic jpino79. I wonder what goes on in that guy's noodle that makes him need to troll Pentax-related articles.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

madeinlisboa, by deleting your history, for one. Why on earth do you delete that? It's THE LIST you're asking for. If you have a hard time keeping track of your edits, you can always use the Virtual Copy function and go nuts on that one.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

madeinlisboa, you're doing it wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

Hugo is correct. Just check your history. You do not need to navigate through the filter menus.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 18:15 UTC
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