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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)

Nice info!
I'd like to compare with Pentax K-1, but don't see K-1 in the drop down menus.
Thanks.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 256th comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (207 comments in total)
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DigitalMission: My first digital camera! Took it on a trip to Thailand and loved it right away. Then in 2004 I got a 'dream job' of being the Stills Photographer for a movie, End of the Spear. [digitalmission.us/SpearStory1.html] I also used a film camera for this, but the SILENCE of the DiMage 7i was necessary and worked great. Only 5mp but shot raw and looked pretty good back in the day. Funny thing is... I now live in Thailand and do projects for NGO's and Mission groups with a somewhat similar camera: Lumix FZ1000: 25-400, f2.8-4 that I also love. AMAZING 5-axis video camera, which is what I use it for mostly.

Now if Panasonic and other makers would simply implement manual zoom, they'd be on a roll... maybe they don't because they don't want to bump their ILC's?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (207 comments in total)

I've often wondered why the modern all in one type super zoom cameras didn't use a manual zoom. Seeing this on this older Minolta tells a lot in how they were thinking like and for photographers. I still have a Minolta film camera from the late 80's.
I miss you guys, Minolta.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Fangorn Forest in cand1d's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Excellent... and congratulations.
Lovely shot.

Best,

Nic

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

Good ones! Fun article and useful.
Thanks again DPReview :-)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 318th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)

The great crew at DPR do it again. Good detective work.
If you want a fast shootin' big file/high ISO camera, this might do it for a few.

For a $2000 cam, the Pentax K1 isn't something to look down your nose and for the money savings either. Great for slower shooting, landscapes, etc.
'Nuf said.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 21:46 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Good start so far, thanks for the initial info and pics.

Can you spoil us a bit and let us know whether the 12 mpx sensor does indeed improve the image? I imagine that it would, but what the hay :-)
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Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 21:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Try the dates from California, the Beach Boys were right all along. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 77th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 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 15th 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 16th comment
On article Pentax KP Review (659 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 (771 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 119th comment | 1 reply
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (497 comments in total)

I enjoyed your article and photos, Barney.
Thanks.

Best Wishes

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 75th comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 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 126th 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
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