howieb101

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia, Australia
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Joined on Aug 1, 2008

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  • Depends on your point of view.  Releasing a sub-par product and letting your buyers do the beta testing for you for free is hardly great customer service. The original X-E1 and X-Pro 1 were rushed ...
  • Hi. I don't think what you are proposing is possible although I will be interested to see what other posters say. I think the approach is to drag the shutter (see link below): Dragging-the-shutter ...
  • Well, in a shrinking market a small nimble player can survive whereas as large bohemoth tends to move slower. Well, that's what I am hoping. As an aside, I wish Ricoh-Pentax would roll out some...

  • I'm with you.  There is something artificial about the Fujifilm colours. They seemed to have convinced all the web reviewers around the world unfortunately. If you get one of the X-E bodies you ...
  • I think people who keep saying Pentax are never going to get new customers should have a look at Amazon.com and user reviews of the K1. This is one camera that peeked interest in Pentax. Well, so ...
  • Well, I bought an X-E1 second hand. First, decide if you like EVF's and also whether it is very good in sunlit conditions. Many are difficult to use in bright sunlight as the eyecup, if there is ...
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I actually think the Nikon DF is one of the ugliest camera's around.  To my eye, the Pentax K-01 is more attractive than the DF. To those who praise the K70, ...
  • Replied in K3ii successor
    Yeah, I like the KP style as well. If they got rid of the flash and replaced the mirror and prism with an EVF they could probably shrink it further.  I like OVF's though. Still if size meant ...
  • Depends what you want from a camera. Also, people keep comparing it to a flagship APS-C camera. It has been indicated that this is not the APS-C flagship replacement. By all means compare it to the ...
  • Created discussion thread Contemplating life
    Well, I wanted to show a few photo's but I am having trouble uploading photo's so I have limited this to just one photo that I am calling "Contemplating Life". Actually, here's one more. Howie Be
  • Well, Pentax buys sensors from Sony.  Sony sensors are used by Sony, Pentax, Nikon and Fujifilm (yes, the X-trans are Sony manufactured sensors as well).  Canon make their own sensors. Anyway, that ...
  • Actually, several mirrorless camera's have had shutter shock/vibration issues. Panasonic and Olympus being the primary culprits it seems if you scour the web. They now have workarounds / firmware ...
  • This is another advantage of the KP and higher specification models such as the K1, K3 and K5.  The ultrasonic cleaning doesn't get mentioned by reviewers but is a definite plus in favour of these ...
  • Well, in Australia the KP is around $1,000 AUD cheaper than a K1 so there is a significant difference in price. There is also a large 300 gram difference in weight. There are pros and cons for KP ...
  • Hi yardcote. I was really replying to Zakaria who put the only benefit as high iso output. You are pretty much spot on, although PLM support maybe useful in the future if Ricoh get their A into G ...
  • It's easy to say just high iso in favour of the KP but over a K3 it is: (1) Lighter weight; (2) Has integrated wifi; (3) Has a flip screen; (4) Include ...
  • There are three grips everyone. For the small DA Limiteds and FA trinity the small grip seems a great match. For telephoto, the larger grip makes sense. It's equally silly to use the close to zero ...
  • Well, the distributor was basically undercutting the retailers. Not very fair if you want the retailers to stock and sell your product. Howie Be
  • Replied in Eh?
    Were you using a fixed iso or auto? I higher iso will help with shutter speeds. Also. I don't know about the 20-40mm AF speed but in the standard range a Sigma 17-50mm HSM F2.8 is one of the ...
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