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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1850 comments in total)
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FlyinDoc: Early review worth reading: http://pmrphoto.blogspot.in/2017/04/sony-a9-review-by-patrick-murphy-racey.html

Thanks... very clear, in-depth info.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:29 UTC

Maybe we'll be so lucky dpreview will do a shootout comparing the different 360's out there.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 14th comment

Maybe we'll be so lucky dpreview will do a shootout comparing the different 360's out there.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 15th comment
On article Pentax KP Review (646 comments in total)
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silversalts: @ Samuel Spencer . Nice, even-handed review, written without charged tone. I think you hit everything just about right (I have a few quibbles, but who doesn't?). RE: Pentax AF, it clearly is a couple generations behind 1 no argument - but by fine-tuning settings it can be made to perform better than you did. The key is, 'made to perform', and the settings are arcane.

Not to worry. Your review tells the KP story correctly. For the Pentax enthusiast who owns DA Limited lenses and wants a small camera with excellent IQ (and as a travel camera for the K-1 owner who still has APSc primes). ;)

@silversalts: "but by fine-tuning settings it can be made to perform better than you did. The key is, 'made to perform', and the settings are arcane."

I hope that you really make your case by outlining specifically how to do this for the Pentax shooters (and even for Samuel's edification), otherwise no one is the better for it.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 05:18 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (95 comments in total)

Impressive work here. :- )

What are the feelings from the staff on these new KP images so far?

Thanks for a job well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 9th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (741 comments in total)

Very good review.
I like that so many of the team have input about a given camera, it really gives the review some interesting shades of info for us readers, whether we buy a camera or not. Dpreview has really great review articles. Thank you and keep on stretching the envelope!
Nic

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 111th comment | 1 reply
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)

I enjoyed your article and photos, Barney.
Thanks.

Best Wishes

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 74th comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

For Allison, even tho' Pentax won't be using an EVF anytime soon (or likely, ever) they do have automatic horizon leveling with that great shake reduction system.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply

Shot from another angle. Impressive, it must have been all computer controlled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zarZ0fDelg

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

UFO sightings should be on the up-tick with all the drones.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:30 UTC as 30th comment
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)

* lenses have higher grade weather sealing and build quality above and beyond WR designation IIRC.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: I don't know Pentax...You are asking your customers to be able to replace a battery grip when some cannot even place a lens hood on the lens properly. Pentax you ask way too much of your customers. Back to the Drawing Board....Today! lol

Aren't you the person I saw the other day with tongue stuck to metal post in freezing weather?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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Josh Leavitt: Assuming the ridiculous ISO figure can actually produce usable images, the KP might appeal to low-light landscape photographers. I'm a fair weather, day light-only photographer when I'm outside, so i'd rather just pay $100 more for the Sigma SDQ H and get the benefit of twice the IQ at 100-200 ISO. Buy whatever suits your needs I guess. But I am curious to see what the 800,000 ISO images actually look like on this thing.

Josh, you can get some idea of the high ISO here:
http://www.yaotomi.co.jp/blog/used/2017/01/-pentax-kp.html

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

Interesting review in Japanese, google translate it first:
http://www.yaotomi.co.jp/blog/used/2017/01/-pentax-kp.html
Lot's of interesting tidbits about the camera and the thought that went into it.
Excellent photos along K-1 and scale graphs with other makes to see size difference, etc.
Sorry, didn't mean to double post, somehow it looked like my first disappeared :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Ingenious design! There are thousands of users that have waited for a DSLR from Pentax perfect to be used with small DA Limited lenses. Look from above reveals it's the slimmest DSLR to date. With the choice of three (3!) grips, and two versions of the body, this camera is purposefully built for small DA legacy lenses, both in black and silver. Wanna go out with DA40, or DA21, take S grip. Wanna use DA20-40, use M grip. Long tele? Grab an L grip. Same camera, different lenses, different grips. Ingenious!

U.S. customers will get all three grips included according to Imaging Resource.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 04:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

A few more highlights: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59022817
The more I read about the new KP the more it reads like a below mid-tier model.
I wouldn't fear anyone wanting something above this coming later in the year.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:38 UTC as 148th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

How soon can DPR get there hands on one again to let us know about the new front dial... did the preunit not have one when you saw this the first time? I'll bet it didn't function either a. s you've not said a thing to add besides a few specs. In the meantime I'll go over to imaging-resource.com and see if they've anything to add
I'm looking forward to your review.Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 172nd comment
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LJ - Eljot: The young lady in the picture is most probalby not showing a peace sign but just two fingers for the number 2. In the japanese language the word for 2 is "ni". When you say "ni" you smile. It is just the similar thing to "cheese" in english. So I was told once.

How about Monty Python "Ni"?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 19:54 UTC

Dr. Evil: 2.2 BILLION dollars!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 23:10 UTC as 27th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

"pentaprism hump" or penta-mirror hump?
I didn't expect nikon to be using solid glass pentaprism - n'est–ce pas?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:07 UTC as 41st comment
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