zos xavius

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On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (638 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: How does the Pentax lens offering compare with other manufacturers'?

I have a 20-40 and a good copy is superb. Many of the early copies had issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (638 comments in total)
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Vignes: 27 point AF for a crop sensor? DSLR at this price point should be an all rounder. Sensor is good but files can be altered via post processing but picture out of focus??? lot's people here comparing this with D7200 and 80D. canon and nikon has some of the best AF matched with their super fast lens. Pentax seems to be only focusing on static stills shots not dynamic/fast stills shots. used to own K5 with some nice primes. excellent camera for static shots but disappointing for fast moving shots. sold it. still keeping the lenses, waiting for pentax to produce an all rounder like the D7200 and the 80D. Pentax produces many camera bodies servicing the same purpose. Look at Fuji, their new generation AF is pretty good for high speed/sports shots. Other camera makers provide various bodies that caters all their users needs. lens line up and quality is another area that Pentax needs to look into. good thing is Sigma makes pentex mount.

The AF on the newer cameras is much, much better than the K-5. I actually hated the K-5 because the AF was a downgrade compared to the K-7. You would be surprised at how much they improved it I think though for tracking they still definitely have some catching up to do. They keep improving that as well for what its worth.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (638 comments in total)
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coloR blinD: .

...been leaning strongly towards Pentax Kp ...but never ending lingering on stories about SDM failure on Pentax 35-135 2.8 lens keep away at very safe distance from this combo ...
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SDM is only a problem if you let the lenses affected sit for long periods of time. My 60-250 gets sluggish if I let it sit for weeks. Use it for a while and it works fine. The newer built 50-135s should have new motor assemblies that don't fail like the older ones did. I wouldn't worry too much if you buy new. If you buy a used lens and are all that worried about it, just keep the lens on a body or at last make the AF motor move once a week. It's a pretty great lens really.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (643 comments in total)
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Xentinus: While I was using Pentax, I was shooting DNG. When I viewed them in ACDSee, amazing sharpness, clarity and very rich colors. But when I clicked to edit, everything was fading away. In lightroom and photoshop, it is less significant, but still.
Now I took a screenshot of 3 images.
Im just curious in which photo, colors are more realistic. ***(I will be appreciated if DPR staff replies)***
Im aware of that, DNG file is lil bit over saturated. Is there a way to open a RAW file and process as it is in DNG file?
Because for my eyes; first image is greenish, second one (DNG) just requires to decrease saturation but third one is too unrealistic and pinkish.

https://prnt.sc/febk42

I'm just pointing out that is why you see a contrasty and good looking preview and when you go to edit the raw it doesn't look the same. You have to make presets that match your camera presets and apply them at import if you want things to start off on a similar note. The preview you initially see is just a highly compressed jpeg embedded with the RAW that the jpeg engine rendered with whatever profile settings you were using in camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 00:38 UTC
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duchamp: I can understand felony offenses but why confiscate their photography equipment? Its not weapons or dangerous substances.

Just to stick it to them. The gear was used during a crime so they can take whatever they want.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Theoria Apophasis started all this :p

He needs to stick with making poorly informed videos about magnetism.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
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mristuccia: A link to the trailer would have been great. Do you remember the old good hyperlinks? : )

For god's sake Its 2017 man. The video is embedded at the top of the page. There is a link to the youtube page in the top left corner of the video. Click on it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
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Jack Simpson: This git's got way too much dosh to blow and even more time on his hands

He likely made enough on the video to fix the camera and buy several more.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:46 UTC
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Aroart: Wow.. do people still use DSLR's..

You can pry my DSLR out of my cold dead hands.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
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DPPMetro: The awful style of this video is a testament to the self-centeredness of the millenials and hipsters, where it's all about themselves and the entitlement they have to put themselves up on a pedestal and show the world how great they are and that they are very special snowflakes and a gift to the world.

The video is absolute garbage and DPR could have at least told us what the time was to skip to.

"Does reality have any bearing to you, snowflake? Or are you just used to complaining without thinking on the internet?"

Oh the irony, snowflake.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:44 UTC
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mxx: My film Ricoh GRs had something similar built in, I think called Snap Focus. Don't know if the digital ones still have it.

They do!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
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Donald B: when I revisit my images taken with the k7 Samsung sensor, it still produced the best skin tones of any camera ive seen to date.

I will second that. Fantastic skin tones.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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moimoi: That was a great cam with a beautiful viewfinder (0.74 x magnification). A total Minolta design. Sony sadly and slowly went down afterwards with their Amount. The SLT design was an awkward one, and I eventually left Sony for Canon. BUT, yes, the A900 was a great cam to own.

Yeah they have. Sad.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (643 comments in total)
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Xentinus: While I was using Pentax, I was shooting DNG. When I viewed them in ACDSee, amazing sharpness, clarity and very rich colors. But when I clicked to edit, everything was fading away. In lightroom and photoshop, it is less significant, but still.
Now I took a screenshot of 3 images.
Im just curious in which photo, colors are more realistic. ***(I will be appreciated if DPR staff replies)***
Im aware of that, DNG file is lil bit over saturated. Is there a way to open a RAW file and process as it is in DNG file?
Because for my eyes; first image is greenish, second one (DNG) just requires to decrease saturation but third one is too unrealistic and pinkish.

https://prnt.sc/febk42

The differences you are seeing is because it is loading the jpeg preview first. A raw file is supposed to be as flat and neutral as possible. Obviously what profile you are using will affect rendering as well. Try the embedded profile sometime for instance. Adobes profile is pretty generic and kind of blah to be honest. It exists to give all cameras a similar look which can be useful. You are supposed to cook the raws however you see fit. That's why they are called raw.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)
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zos xavius: Panasonic should go back to the old 27-450 equivalent lens they used on the FZ35. It was quite decent in the corners at wide angles. This sensor looks pretty decent for 18mp, but the soft edges and corners of this lens really let it down.

"$400 is not super cheap, and the cameras in this line had very sharp lenses until the megazoom race got out of hand. I think that's what zos is trying to say."

Yup. Nailed it.

"Is a soft 60x zoom better than a sharp 18x zoom?"

I don't think so. I would rather have the 18x zoom. That was a great lens.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)
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zos xavius: Panasonic should go back to the old 27-450 equivalent lens they used on the FZ35. It was quite decent in the corners at wide angles. This sensor looks pretty decent for 18mp, but the soft edges and corners of this lens really let it down.

"It's a 400$ camera .. WTH do you expect ? It is good for a extra camera , fun camera for artist to get an image use for painting or to push the image or a gift for a friend that's interested in photo but not doing it yet .. seriously you guys are worse then the B's at a quilting circle"

Oh excuse me for voicing an observation. Yes, the $400 FZ-35 I bought 7 years ago had better lens sharpness. But i guess that makes me a negative nancy for merely pointing that out. In general when I look at lines of cameras (like the FZ) I expect them to perform at least as well as their predecessor. The FZ-200 was a marvel with a constant 2.8 lens, but even that lens was a step back in sharpness. For $400 you could do a lot better frankly. The FZ line had very good lenses in the past with good edge to edge performance at the wide end. It seems that panasonic decided that optical performance is secondary now to zoom range as the other manufacturers. And yeah the FZ-1000 was great. No argument there

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)

Panasonic should go back to the old 27-450 equivalent lens they used on the FZ35. It was quite decent in the corners at wide angles. This sensor looks pretty decent for 18mp, but the soft edges and corners of this lens really let it down.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 21st comment | 9 replies
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fatdeeman: Infinitely safer than standing in any road, as long as you have common sense.

Not saying it was a good idea to publish it but if you're stupid enough to let a vehicle that has all the predictability of something running on fixed rails and that can be heard from a mile away then I think that says more about you.

Train tracks are federally protected private property. Being on them can lead to felony trespass. OBVIOUSLY crossings are legal. You don't need no trespassing signs to be charged with trespassing.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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DPPMetro: It's funny that the new FW update doesn't address the finding that has now been confirmed that in AFc and focus priority, the K-1 will release the shutter before focus is acquired, basically ignoring focus priority and making it a shutter priority camera in continuous shooting.

Then, ludicrously, the mods again locked this thread. Seriously, mako has some serious credibility issues, but luckily, I saved the thread. The mods are really doing a nice job on the pentax forum of making the company look better than it is. Try to discuss anything constructive-critical of Pentax, like finally identifying a significant AF issue that could be fixed in FW and the Mako has been deleting numerous posts and now locked the thread about the K-1's massive AF flaw.

Lol. Petty not pretty. Seriously. You must get all the broken Pentax toys.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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DPPMetro: It's funny that the new FW update doesn't address the finding that has now been confirmed that in AFc and focus priority, the K-1 will release the shutter before focus is acquired, basically ignoring focus priority and making it a shutter priority camera in continuous shooting.

Then, ludicrously, the mods again locked this thread. Seriously, mako has some serious credibility issues, but luckily, I saved the thread. The mods are really doing a nice job on the pentax forum of making the company look better than it is. Try to discuss anything constructive-critical of Pentax, like finally identifying a significant AF issue that could be fixed in FW and the Mako has been deleting numerous posts and now locked the thread about the K-1's massive AF flaw.

I'll keep this polite against my wishes. Your pretty tirades against Pentax are beyond tiring. I suggest you find a camera you actually like.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
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