peterpainter

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

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  • 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 ...
  • Stunning!
  • Replied in immortality
    LOL  - nice.  Thanks.
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    Thank- you.  Does that mean, though, that the poll just goes on 'forever' and never finishes?   I suppose I can go and look at it occasionally and so on, but if they never close there must be ...
  • Thanks for that.  As you may (or may not) have noticed in my response to the thread I didn't know about it either.  Presumably Pentax are using the REI standard like Canon et al which explains the ...
  • The ISO issue is an interesting one. I've given up trying to understand it, but in the case of Olympus for example, they appear to play games with ISO too - well, at least if DXO testing is to be ...
  • When you press the 'start a new thread' button (well, thingy) you get a choice: - Start a new thread - ask a question - share photos - start a poll Whatever you pick appears to influence what tab ...
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