LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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DPPMetro: Cue Pentaxians to come in and use this as propaganda to bash other brands and to cover up that Pentax has basically one foot in the dumpster with the other foot pushing off the loading dock.

We the Pentaxians are too busy taking pictures to bash anything ;-)
Now I'll go and develop some from the last outing *_*

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 07:14 UTC

Since they started selling fridges with a sparkling water dispenser, even an April 1st jokes has a semi-realistic ring to it...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Pentax KP Review (665 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Pentax keeps proving, over and over again, that having outstanding cameras that are jam packed with features, and that deliver incredible image quality and value just isn't enough to make a serious dent in the shrinking DSLR market that is dominated by two 800 pound gorillas.

It just seems like an exercise in futility. What a pity.

The buyer has the power to decide.
It's a(n almost) free world, so how one chooses to spend (waste) his money, that's his business.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
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LensBeginner: Do you actually need four to shoot in color? XD

Yeah I know... those vintage/limited series/kickstarter thingies are a money drain...

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
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LensBeginner: Do you actually need four to shoot in color? XD

You usually have two green for each blue or red in a Bayer array ;-)

You're the cheapo type, are you? :-P

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:47 UTC

Do you actually need four to shoot in color? XD

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:08 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (96 comments in total)

I'd like to congratulate the shooter, because the gallery is a) meaningful as a test (various conditions, settings, OOC/RAW comparisons etc.) and b) the pictures are very, very good.

As a side note, I almost always prefer the OOC rendition to the ACR one.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:35 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: The word "optical" is absent in the press release, so I would wait before getting our hopes up... could still be something à la Pureview.

It depends on what you mean by "low resolution".
"Lower", it's a given, but "low"?
40MP and a 2X zoom, thus halving linear resolution and reducing MP count to 1/4 will give you 10MP, plenty for most (cellphone-quality) uses.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: The word "optical" is absent in the press release, so I would wait before getting our hopes up... could still be something à la Pureview.

That was my exactly my point...
Are you one of those who believe blindly in press releases? :-/

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)

The word "optical" is absent in the press release, so I would wait before getting our hopes up... could still be something à la Pureview.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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CQui: Great article, may I ask about zoom ratio, would a 2x (ex.200 - 400) be better than a 4x (ex. 100 - 400)

Super Ciofegon 18-1000mm f/2.8!
http://www.nadir.it/pandora/CIOFEGON/ciofegon.htm

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

The orange stuff is hilarious... a masterful write-up, really eye-opening and informative, as it's the norm with Mr. Cicala. Hats off.

That could also in part explain why I like shooting with the old Pentax SMC-M 80-200mm f/4.5... it's so imperfect and variable as you zoom, focus, vary the aperture and move around that it's like a living thing. Vignette varies, OoF quality varies, hell even focus shifts at different aperture (and only at some focal lengths)... You get every chance to change every parameter to suit the inspiration of the moment.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Just like unedited GoPro footage of some lame thing.
It only screams "ME! ME! ME!"

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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SimenO1: Why are so many drones based on the battery inefficient multicopter-design, when an airplane-based design would offer so much smoother glide, less noise and longer battery time?

To have a larger palette of options doesn't mean that you only have to use one.
To have on option means that you can only use the one.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
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SimenO1: Why are so many drones based on the battery inefficient multicopter-design, when an airplane-based design would offer so much smoother glide, less noise and longer battery time?

Vertical or horizontal panning is not stationary and cannot be done with a winged design.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (88 comments in total)

"Analagous"... halarious X-D

Edit: but I like "Complimentary" better, just because it's for free...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 15:03 UTC as 26th comment
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Fujica: Stop the marketing crap " ISO of 819,200" and a APS-C sensor.

Images taken with these high ISO settings have alway been unusable and they'll probably be unusable in this camera too.

Most photographers look for clean images, not for colourful pixelated artwork, that is supposed to be an image.

@cosinaphile You mean IR?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:11 UTC
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LensBeginner: Uhm... spreadsheet?
Been doing this for ages the old-school way...

Just to clarify, mine was not meant to be a trolling post...
However I can't help but be perplexed sometimes, when an old solution to an old problem is marketed as "new" just because it comes in the shape of an "app".

BTW a spreadsheet is of course an already dumbed-down, more convenient way to do it - if without all the bells and whistles a database (which is the "proper" way) can offer.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:22 UTC

Uhm... spreadsheet?
Been doing this for ages the old-school way...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 22:34 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
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AshMills: They should have made it a webcam with a massive crop.

...looks like you've put an "o" instead of an "a"...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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