howieb101

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

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  • 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 ...
  • Replied in sorry, but...
    The grip comment is quite silly.  It means that every mirrorless camera  except the Olympus E-M1 is also bad!
  • Replied in FA 77 Ltd.
    I agree, the Sigma is outstanding but its also a monster. 800 grams vs maybe 200 grams for the FA 77mm Limited. If money was no objective I think there is space for both lenses.
  • 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 ...
  • The superior K5 sensor is kind of a myth that keeps getting perpetuated.  At iso 80, yes its better. Mid range ISO's they are equal and at higher iso's they are equal if you downsize the K3 files ...
  • Well, Fujifilm have close to no 3rd party support as well and they seem to be doing reasonably well in the mirrorless space. While current Sigma lenses are nice they are also gigantic.  I bought ...
  • Replied in pentax KP
    Well, if you've used a K5, K3 or K1 using a lower class body feels quite underwhelming.  Nothing wrong with the plastic shells per se but they do feel quite different. Also, the shutter is likely ...
  • Check out another post by Chris Gunn: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4115165 There is also lots over at Pentax Forums: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/143409-k-5-astropho ...
  • By all accounts the XT32C is the trigger to use if you don't require TTL.  Most reviews indicate the X1 trigger isn't particularly user friendly. Google the issue and you should see what I mean. Ho ...
  • Yeah, great camera. People seem to love their K5's but I love my K3 more. I'm also up to 34,000 shots with my K3 and only around 24,000 with my K5. Howie Be
  • I know what you mean by moving around but it can be hard at gigs.  Moving from one side of the stage to another is no easy feat unless you are an official photographer. I agree that these get samey ...
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