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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brycesteiner: I would certainly bet the original sailor picture was staged. Perhaps the photographer paid the sailor and knew exactly where to stand. This way they could get just the right picture. Specially in the days of manual focus and manual cameras.

You'd lose that bet. It just shows the difference between a skilled, observant photographer and you.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (341 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: "The K-70 is a very compelling option, especially for cash-strapped enthusiasts that are looking for a camera that they want to take complete control of and customize to their personal taste. For them, the Pentax is the obvious choice, as there's no penalty for buying a body on a budget in terms of features and controls, which isn't the case with other manufacturers."

- aren't you forgetting the point about buying into one brand's lens line-up? Possibly that IS quite some penalty!

Fast is relative, but they do offer a very nice 21mm Limited prime (31mm equiv.).

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: This is a very weird set.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You just depicted human misery and suffering! Your photo is therefore great!

You need to think about what "influenital" means, and it might help if you read the About the Project section.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (341 comments in total)
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odpisan: Just asking if anybody knows the explanation ...
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In review is AF of K 70 - it seems - is one of big problems.

I wonder how is that possible?

A month ago I made 400 pictures with twin brother of Pentax K20 - my 8 years old (!!) Samsung GX20. Also action. Only 12 photos were out of focus.

12 of 400 ???

BTW: 8 years old battery was not even beginig to loose some power .. indicated as full at the end of photo-day. So it had moore than enough power to save everything on pc & after that savig, indicator still showed that batery is full.

Question:
What is happening with new cameras?

Samples:
https://goo.gl/photos/32KZFQNfeTmpbc449

No, I agree that Pentax needs to up it's AF game. No doubt about that. My point is: buyers need to evaluate their needs and decide if the AF is a dealbreaker. I'd argue that for the majority of users, it should not be.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (341 comments in total)
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PrakticaB: A very decent and clean review. I will add as a "Pro" the big and bright viewfinder. The weight could be at first sight a "Con" but don't forget the metal chasis, SR mechanism and the pentaprism. Quality comes with (some) weight!

Calling this camera heavy is a bit of an exaggeration. It's lighter than my K-5, which has never seemed burdensome to carry around.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (341 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: "The K-70 is a very compelling option, especially for cash-strapped enthusiasts that are looking for a camera that they want to take complete control of and customize to their personal taste. For them, the Pentax is the obvious choice, as there's no penalty for buying a body on a budget in terms of features and controls, which isn't the case with other manufacturers."

- aren't you forgetting the point about buying into one brand's lens line-up? Possibly that IS quite some penalty!

Not really. There are plenty of very good and versatile lenses for Pentax.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (341 comments in total)
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odpisan: Just asking if anybody knows the explanation ...
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In review is AF of K 70 - it seems - is one of big problems.

I wonder how is that possible?

A month ago I made 400 pictures with twin brother of Pentax K20 - my 8 years old (!!) Samsung GX20. Also action. Only 12 photos were out of focus.

12 of 400 ???

BTW: 8 years old battery was not even beginig to loose some power .. indicated as full at the end of photo-day. So it had moore than enough power to save everything on pc & after that savig, indicator still showed that batery is full.

Question:
What is happening with new cameras?

Samples:
https://goo.gl/photos/32KZFQNfeTmpbc449

The wording of the review makes Pentax AF seem worse than it really is. I've also used Pentax SLRs from the istDS, K10D, K20D, to the K-5. The only time I've been frustrated with the AF performance is shooting airshows using a big, slow Sigma 50-500mm. I don't doubt DPreview's conclusion that Pentax AF lags behind Canon and Nikon for action, but the reality is that in most situations Pentax AF is just fine.

I've always found the battery life to be excellent as well, and carrying one or two spares is a non-issue.

So, nothing is happening with the new cameras, if by that you mean are they getting worse? No.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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 (378 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 (609 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
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