peterpainter

Lives in France Finistère, France
Joined on Aug 12, 2008

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  • Hi Peter I was quite interested in the KP when it came out, but too expensive (can be bought cheaper now, I know) and the idea of handing Pentax more money seemed to be the wrong response somehow.  ...
  • Interesting situation, but one that certainly did Pentax no good in my opinion as a potential customer. I bought my K50, oh, about 3 years ago, then happily went to Pentaxforums - a site I had ...
  • Yes, true enough, the 'move to mirrorless' seems to be hotting up so it may change their attitude.  Still no word from Ricoh/Pentax - I think they have a lot of planning, thinking to do and so on ...
  • My memory (and the impression I was left with) of when Mirrorless was discussed with Ricoh/Pentax last time was that as far as the Pentax brand was concerned the plan was to concentrate on DSLR ...
  • I'm sure if Pentax do go mirrorless they have learnt all that they need to know from reading all the fun and games here about the Canikon releases - must have IBIS and 2 card slots, easy peasy eh?
  • Oh heavens, I remember that - a 2 star rating because the 50mm lens is not similar to the angle of human vision on APSC and somebody / somewhere said it was, hence the Pentax (are Canon, Nikon et ...
  • I must admit I am interested in the Olympus range too. I bought the K50 over the OM5 largely because of the price difference. One thing to be aware of, though, is that Olympus and Pentax use ...
  • Yes, and I 'developed' it, unchanged, to a tiff and it was 'pinkish,' just like the embedded JPEG is. No surprise, there, I guess, although I had expected the embedded JPEG to represent the...

  • Very, very nice!  A couple from me, although at this time of year there are loads to choose from: Mountain Aster - well, I think that's what it's called! Gaillardia Taken with 18-55WR kit lens.
  • Understood - thanks!

  • Fine, but my main interest in this is as a 'go anywhere' camera, so for that it would help to know how good the WB / JPEG processing is for that purpose. Quote from the article, explaining the...

  • Mmm downloaded 34 and 35 raws and ran them though Faststone - look much warmer ('pinkish' almost), very different from the JPEG. No idea which is more accurate or if Faststone is a problem. Ah...

  • Interesting, and thank-you. Seems an odd choice (well to my mind, anyway) of settings on 16, though - 1/400 at f2.8 - difficult seeing where focus is, or is that because the camera isn't doing...

  • Possibly because both Pentax and Ricoh cameras have their followers who would be upset at the name change.  I've certainly come across this on these forums - Ricoh users upset at the idea of the ...
  • Poppy Another - not so pretty, but it looked so impressive I had to photograph it.  K50 and 18-55WR kit lens - plus a bit of work in Silkypix....
  • Absolutely, and I'm pretty sure that it was I that pointed it out originally and said specifically that it was a result of different testing methodologies, not that DPR was wrong (even then I was ...
  • Review of the Sealife here - looks like you can use it with or without the housing (different depths of course) and there are lots of add-on options - from my point of view the basic camera alone...

  • Thought I'd see the Sealife camera in this review. 1" sensor, waterproof and comes with waterproof case for extra depth etc. it would be nice to know more about it....Ah well,...

  • "I wonder how many orders were not placed, cancelled or postponed due to this review."
    I wondered that, so started a poll a few days ago - not specifically about this camera (although I did mention...

  • I don't use one, but it appears that the KS2 may be another one that can succumb to the dreaded aperture block failure. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4221622 My K50 hasn't got it yet, but ...
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