Sweets

Sweets

Lives in Netherlands Almere-Stad, Netherlands
Works as a Business-analist Lean consultant
Joined on Mar 29, 2005
About me:

Hobbyist & Pentaxian.
K-1 & K-01.
Glass for now:

[APS-C]:
P15F4LimitedSilver,

P55-300,
S10-20EX,
T16-50F2.8,
P50-135F2.8.

[FF]:
P31LimitedSilver,
P50F1.4,
P77LimitedSilver,
P85SOFT
P100F2.8Macro,
P135F2.8,

PFA*28-70F2.8,
T28-75F2.8XRDi,
P28-105F3.2-4.5,
P28-105WR,
S70-200F2.8EX,
T28-300XRDi,
S100-300F4EX,

Kenko Pz-AF 1.5X & 2X MC7 teleconverters.

Cam-support: Manfrotto055CB w 029head; 682B self st.Monopod; 222-joystick head; Bushhawk.
Flash: PentaxAF540FGZ(july06).
Jan.2012: Pana GF2 with 14-42X & 14mm.

Wishlist/Plan:
P20mmF2.8mm(Limited).

Comments

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On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: Another very good hands-on review with some very nice sample photos can be found here:

http://www.mycameratravels.com/first-impressions-with-the-pentax-full-frame-k-1/

One happy guy here, thanks to Mike. Now i'm fully into buying the K1. Can use my 'old glass' too. Only thing thats keeping me from buying is Pentax/Ricoh. I hope they bring the 'silver version K1' immediately to the market as an alternative to the black version and in doing that also beeing the first to offer a color choice for ff, i think. Until than, i have to sit and wait and keep my fingers crossed....:-(...:-)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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babart: Nice review from someone not a Pentax user. Pentax has always made practical equipment within the price range of most photographers. It's prime lenses last forever (I still have several from the film days.) Since the K-5 Pentax DSLRs have been quite good, and easy to use. Even the menu is understandable and easy to access, contrary to more than one among prominent manufacturers. The external controls on Pentax SLRs, however, negate having to dive into the menu for anything other than formatting the SD card. Mr. Rose should have tried the Tav exposure mode as well....set the shutter speed and aperture and the camera sets the ISO. Great for street shooting especially, or fast action.

Interesting camera the K-1, and thank for the review.

bab

... and in the TAv mode, using the other dial and set this to iso and than controlling all 3 settings using 3 righthand dials... i suppose should work also. If so, wonder what we see in the fewfinder on/about metering?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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dbm305: Carey says ". In fact, for a good number of photographers, the increase in depth-of-field control is as much a disadvantage as it is an advantage."

I don't understand this; I can see how it might be no advantage, if you don't like thin DOF.

But disadvantage? You can stop down further on FF to get the same DOF as on smaller formants, and diffraction limiting sets in *at the same equivalent depths of field" Of course you are a smaller aperture, but then your sensor is larger, so that cancels out.

So your IQ should never be worse for equivalent depth of field, your IQ will be better if there is good light, and you have the option of thin DOF if you want it.

so... i would like to see it tested on the K1. Now we can i think. Same ff lens used in ff mode and in aps-c mode of the cam?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)
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Sweets: "The rear screen's articulation mechanism is complex and fascinating, but it's not entirely clear to us what the benefit is over an edge-hinged screen than can be rotated to face inwards."...
I do see advantages... as for one: using the cam above the head with dbg and be able to see on the rear screen by.... and same for taking a picture from below/@hiphight... not done with any other... :-) ... in Portrait in stead of landscape....

:-) ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Currently what I have and carefully chosen lenses just in case that this day will come are:

SMC-M 28mm f3.5
SMC-M 50mm f1.4
DA 35mm f2.4
DA 40mm f2.8 Limited
DA 70mm f2.4 Limited
Tamron 70-200 f2.8

All excellent lenses and covers FF but what I currently don't have is US$1800 for a camera... sigh...

likewise... on lenses i'm about ready... a 20mm is still in need...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)
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samhain: This camera is beautiful.

As a former long time Pentax shooter, my big question is: how good will the fa limiteds be with this new sensor? Those 3 little lenses were the reason I went with Pentax in the first place, and the darlings of the lens line up.

If I was Pentax, I would be working hastily on bringing out updated versions of those lenses(and ideally have production brought back to Japan).
Throw in a new 50mm 1.2 & 85mm 1.2 (and a pro level flash) and I think they'd could draw in a LOT of buyers.

When I first started shopping cameras, a Japanese photographer I really respected wrote: "bodies come and go. You buy into a system for the lenses."
That always stuck with me.
And a stunner 50/1.2 & 85/1.2 would call to wedding & portrait shooters like a siren.

and... i think Pentax/Ricoh has the right formulas for those lenses already... do the new coating and... done :-)
If i was asked: a new 20mmF1.8 and the 135mm and 85mm which formulas exist.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)
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Sweets: "The rear screen's articulation mechanism is complex and fascinating, but it's not entirely clear to us what the benefit is over an edge-hinged screen than can be rotated to face inwards."...
I do see advantages... as for one: using the cam above the head with dbg and be able to see on the rear screen by.... and same for taking a picture from below/@hiphight... not done with any other... :-) ... in Portrait in stead of landscape....

why do you ask....?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)

"The rear screen's articulation mechanism is complex and fascinating, but it's not entirely clear to us what the benefit is over an edge-hinged screen than can be rotated to face inwards."...
I do see advantages... as for one: using the cam above the head with dbg and be able to see on the rear screen by.... and same for taking a picture from below/@hiphight... not done with any other... :-) ... in Portrait in stead of landscape....

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 499th comment | 6 replies
On article Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6 (44 comments in total)

to Joe Ogiba...
hi Joe, i have a htc sensation and in fact i was waiting for the new max based on specs of the htc one m8. My wife has a one m7 glamor red... very nice phone. But than, i noticed rumours that the max m8 was not real and that htc might work together to realize the next 6inch+ phone or phablet with google, maybe.
Then Huawei anounced the Honor X1, i looked at the specs, good enought for me so... i went for it and ordered it, althought... not released here in the Netherlands, yet. I don't regret that and really...love this phablet...just the way it is...:-). Thanks for your message.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 19:29 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6 (44 comments in total)

Personally, i like to read comment of people who know what they talk about. I'm writing this comment using my Huawei Honor X1 7.0 in my left hand. Ordered it at merimobiles and received it the 16th of june.
Mind you, i'm very! happy with it. The first day i thought...ooo...it's huge...now, today, 25th of june i'm already hooked and do NOT want to do without it.
Finally, a tip: it's something new, we should get accustomed to... try it and...you will!like it. And if not, no problem...i do!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 13:27 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)

Many thanks for the update and ... nice done...! :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 10:25 UTC as 61st comment
On article Pentax 6mp Digital SLR hands-on (15 comments in total)

Pentax-Ricoh, here's your challenge and what the (Pentax) world is realy waiting for .... :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 14:14 UTC as 5th comment
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review (272 comments in total)

haven't read the review yet, but ... waw, that's nice of you guys there at dpreview and ... thx :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:17 UTC as 36th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Pentax Ricoh Stand Report (42 comments in total)

.... left out the ... K3-FF ... :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:11 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm Canada offers sneak peek at X100 firmware (47 comments in total)
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fad: Thom Hogan is absolutely right when he says that Japanese companies are way behind the curve in software and don't even have a clue about how clueless they are.

Yesterday, I promised to send my neighbor a picture of my side of our common party wall (don't ask.) I already had a photo from a D3s shot with the legendary 14-24/2.8 on my computer one floor away. But I had my new Iphone 4 with me right there. I took a new shot and emailed it to him. Saved going up and down a flight of stairs. The iphone picture was good enough, and the software was far, far better from Apple.

Too many companies think that software, firmware, drivers are just an inconvenience and must be done at minimal cost.

The X100 reflected the mindset that software is a nuisance and not to be labored over. If the software had been competent, demand would probably have doubled. If the software had been competent, creative and transparent, they would have had to build new factories to meet demand.

or ... they're working ... smart ... and ... LEAN .... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 16:25 UTC
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