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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xeppelin: fat & fugly, yikes. and silver paint on plastic just makes the stuff look toylike and cheap.

really wonder who's still buying crop-mirrorslappers.

"mirrorslapper." What happened to you as a child? Spanking gone badly?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 01:30 UTC
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NexUser: What Ricoh needs to do is to update their lenses with modern AF motors to fix AF accuracy issues. Pentax's PLM motor works great but even SDM lenses have AF accuracy issues (tracking AF performance also depends on AF motor on the lens).

What? Pentax focus is very accurate.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 17:48 UTC
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xeppelin: fat & fugly, yikes. and silver paint on plastic just makes the stuff look toylike and cheap.

really wonder who's still buying crop-mirrorslappers.

@cdembrey Of course I was referring to xeppelin, not you. He was, apparently, abused by a mirror as a child and is scarred for life.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 17:47 UTC
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whawha: I would have liked to see more pictures of the black one, given that it will be the widely available model. It looks way better to me. I wonder if the silver version will be made of metal, from the pictures it doesn’t seem like it.

@Richard Murdey you have no idea what you're talking about. I have a silver KP and the finish is every bit as robust as my black K-5.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 05:14 UTC
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xeppelin: fat & fugly, yikes. and silver paint on plastic just makes the stuff look toylike and cheap.

really wonder who's still buying crop-mirrorslappers.

You're just as dumb over here as you are on Petapixel.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 05:11 UTC

And, you can still get 110 film if you want the full experience!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 21:53 UTC as 17th comment

What a load. "Unsplash" didn't partner with any of these institutions. They simply harvested the images that were already digitized and available to the public.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 19:58 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Mariano Pacifico: Excellent product placement. NASA shouldn't pay for these cameras.

You clearly don't understand how product placement works.

Please explain why NASA shouldn't have bought and paid for these cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 00:39 UTC
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mailman88: Hey NASA...Nice Nikon Commercial.
Next, we’ll Google Phone selfie in Space.
What a creative way to make revenue for NASA.

You don't seem to understand how product placement works.

This isn't product placement anyway, because NASA bought and paid for these cameras. If anything, the publicity helps Nikon, not NASA.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 00:37 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review (151 comments in total)
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BrexitDefCom3: When first I clicked on this item it was because I thought it was a Full-frame lens. It came as a VERY big shock to learn it costs as much as my 14-24mm Nikkor did new.
That lens IS a full-frame lens and this is a half-frame lens and should be half the price it is , as at this price it rivals Leica half-frame lens prices. They are charging new Sigma Art prices for a half-frame, sorry to go on and on....
It is only 17-27.5mm as well, which rather limits its use as a landscape or interior lens; and thats a shame, but happliy the old lens is still available if you want this wide on a half-frame sensor (plus it is much smaller and lighter)

Dave, what's that got to do with anything?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 21:32 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review (151 comments in total)
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johnnyandedgar: Sure hope the worthless focusing motors have been replaced by now.

johnnyandedgar

You should try paying attention, johnny.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 21:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review (151 comments in total)
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TheRealYeats: I've seen corner crops from the lens that look much better than what we are seeing from DPR's copy. Shaky Pentax QC rearing its ugly head once again?

I have this lens and I've been very pleased with it. Very, very sharp in the center and reasonably sharp corners, definitely better than the 12-24mm I upgraded from. Then again, I almost never shoot wide open. I'm often at 7.1 or 8 in daylight.

Shaky Pentax QC? Their QC is no worse than any other camera company.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 19:51 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review (151 comments in total)
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BrexitDefCom3: When first I clicked on this item it was because I thought it was a Full-frame lens. It came as a VERY big shock to learn it costs as much as my 14-24mm Nikkor did new.
That lens IS a full-frame lens and this is a half-frame lens and should be half the price it is , as at this price it rivals Leica half-frame lens prices. They are charging new Sigma Art prices for a half-frame, sorry to go on and on....
It is only 17-27.5mm as well, which rather limits its use as a landscape or interior lens; and thats a shame, but happliy the old lens is still available if you want this wide on a half-frame sensor (plus it is much smaller and lighter)

Half-frame?

You don't own this lens, do you?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 19:43 UTC
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flektogon: I am afraid that you won't find an uglier camera on the market. Pity that Pentax didn’t design it.

The 1st generation Q is a marvelous design!

I just got my GRIII yesterday. I wouldn't call it ugly by any means, but it is not eye-catching. Which is the entire point of a camera like this. It's a sophisticated design, both in terms of handling and functionality. Looks can be deceiving.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2019 at 16:54 UTC
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17einhalb: I resold my Ricoh GR3.

It was not possible to make a satisfactory black and white processing of the raw files. Also the "grain structure" was not homogeneous and stained with far too many artifacts. Tried several raw editors. LR 6.14 and LR CC as well as Capture one.
The old Ricoh, which I love very much, took more beautiful pictures despite only 16 MP. Normally I print on Epson P800 for exhibition purposes.
The Ricoh GR3 is a clear step backwards compared to the old GR.

Do you have any examples that illustrate your complaints?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2019 at 16:52 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Reading the headline without reading the full article I went to B&H site to purchase GR III. I was stopped cold. Payboo banner is gone. What happened ? DOJ won?
Well, I went back to the article and read full bore. This caught my attention: "In terms of image quality, the new sensor in the GR III offers a USEFUL resolution boost over its predecessors, but more important to me is the addition of stabilization and a major increase in USABLE Raw dynamic range."

USEFUL & USABLE in one paragraph is not good.

My GRIII arrives today. Payboo is still active on the B&H site. They don't start collecting sales tax until tomorrow, the 5th (in AZ, anyway).

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 19:49 UTC
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fPrime: Barney is within his rights to applaud the GR III as his gear of the year but I'm happy to provide a counter-point of why it shouldn't be.

One, like all fixed lens cameras it will eventually get dust on the sensor that only Ricoh service can remove.

Two, the stock Ricoh SOOC JPEG's are awfully bland and the colors from RAW conversion are hardly much different/better.

Three, 28mm is just too limiting... one may as well shoot everything with an iPhone 6 Plus and keep a pocket free for holding a guidebook.

If you are shooting SOOC JPGs, why are you even looking at this article, or this website? Stick with your 5-year-old iPhone.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 19:40 UTC
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Krav Maga: Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

Being a d*** is being a d***. Literacy doesn't enter into it. You are who I'd avoid at a party.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2019 at 00:46 UTC
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ovatab: portrait
/ˈpɔːtrət,ˈpɔːtreɪt/
noun
1.
a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a PERSON, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Most call it annoying.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 17:06 UTC
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Krav Maga: Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

ped·ant
/ˈpednt/
noun
noun: pedant; plural noun: pedants

a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.

See also: pest

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 17:05 UTC
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