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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
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
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tt321: 8 people had it and 5 own it? How?

I just sold mine. Most overrated camera ever!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Quote "To capture even more DSLR users."
It is a wrong presumption; Pentax K-1 I would never trade for 5 Sony's FF cameras, no thank you, because Pentax K-1 has many advantages Sony offers, and the DSLR advantage too. I think real problem is not the DSLR, but that Nikon and Canon can't deliver crucial tech that makes *enthusiasts* go for it in terms of FF. Canon's and Nikon's problems:
• lack of IBIS,
• poor MF experience,
• not so great video,
• limited set of features compared to Sony FF cameras,
• considering advantages, Sony's FF is cheaper than Nikon's and Canon's FFs.
It is the failure of Canon and Nikon to capture imagination of wannabe filmmakers (mostly it seems) on supertight budgets. They are ready to purchase a cheapo FF, but resort for old MF lenses that offer cinematic experience without breaking a bank in adverse economic times. It's a shoestring FF experience of the desperate; better something than nothing. "FF buzz" makes them think too they are next Spielbergs.

Yeah those are canon screens modified (probably cut) to fit the K-1. They worked well on the aps-c cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Quote "To capture even more DSLR users."
It is a wrong presumption; Pentax K-1 I would never trade for 5 Sony's FF cameras, no thank you, because Pentax K-1 has many advantages Sony offers, and the DSLR advantage too. I think real problem is not the DSLR, but that Nikon and Canon can't deliver crucial tech that makes *enthusiasts* go for it in terms of FF. Canon's and Nikon's problems:
• lack of IBIS,
• poor MF experience,
• not so great video,
• limited set of features compared to Sony FF cameras,
• considering advantages, Sony's FF is cheaper than Nikon's and Canon's FFs.
It is the failure of Canon and Nikon to capture imagination of wannabe filmmakers (mostly it seems) on supertight budgets. They are ready to purchase a cheapo FF, but resort for old MF lenses that offer cinematic experience without breaking a bank in adverse economic times. It's a shoestring FF experience of the desperate; better something than nothing. "FF buzz" makes them think too they are next Spielbergs.

@onlooker that is only because they have a matte screen. the screen is removable. you can easily replace it with another screen modified to fit.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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Peiasdf: Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic and Olympus are on the way out. Nikon and Pentax because they are small company and stick with DSLR when the market is fast moving away. Panasonic and Olympus because they pick the wrong sensor size. A size that's boxed in by super compact 1" and cheaper APS-C and FF.

The DSLR is definitely not going away. Someone will always make them even if it just becomes a niche. It currently works ok for Leica.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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Robemo: Lately the issue of fake news has become a serious topic. It has become part of our life with so many fast comunication systems crammed with all kinds of information, but unfortunately also with lots of BS. Actually the fine line between 'marketing' and true information was crossed ages ago. There simply are very little or no rules for 'marketing', so the difference between marketing information, dis-information or just plain lying is non existent.
I'd like to keep seeing DPR as an important source of valid and important information about photography. So I don't understand why DPR places this kind of marketing BS in the News section without any comment or explanation, degrading DPR to yet another worthless marketing channel. Is it just about getting as many clicks as possible? Please ...

But the data collected only covers a 2 month period of time. For just one market and not worldwide. Also during this time nikon has not released any new full frame cameras in some time. Of course their sales are down. Everyone that wanted a nikon full frame bought one a long time ago. They are all waiting for the new models. Lets compare numbers when the D820 comes out. The D760 too. I don't know if they will continue with the 6xx series but that would generate some interest. Also how many people are buying A7s purely for video? My guess would be quite a few.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:22 UTC

Let's consider the source here. Fake News. Nikon full frame sales are down because they haven't released any new cameras in some time. Everyone is simply waiting. I'm sad to see dpreview run this story without any real verification. This hardly comes from a third party. It is also only two months of data. For one region in the world. Hardly conclusive. Take a poll on your website. That would give you a more likely statistic IMO.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
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timoteotresgatos: Everyone seems to think they'll hear a train coming and have time to get off the tracks but it isn't always so. I was in a city one day taking pictures of graffiti on train cars in an idling train. The engine was not in sight. I was not at a crossing, there was no fence, etc. There were two sets of tracks at this location about threw feet apart and I was standing between the sets of tracks taking my pictures. I heard nothing only the sounds of the distant engine idling. Suddenly, without any warning, a train on the OTHER tracks came out of seemingly nowhere at probably 60mph (or so it seemed anyway). I didn't have time to jump, move, or even think it was on me so fast. It went blasting by behind me. I wasn't hurt but boy it scared the s**t out of me!! Who would ever have thought that a zillion tons of steel could sneak up on you like that! The engineer probably never even saw me next to the tracks. He never blew his horn.

So now I no longer play photographer near trains. If I want photos of a train I'll use my telephoto from far away from the tracks.

Except the engineers driving the trains do not want people on them and it is felony trespass. How is that so hard to understand? How many more people have to die?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
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deep7: I am amazed this is even a story. This clearly isn't some urban/interstate super rail line with high speed, whisper-quiet super trains and 99.xx% of people shooting something like this (especially when you look at who actually posts on that page) won't be that stupid not to consider the whole picture. And the stupid people won't give a toss what armchair police tell them anyway.

It's a sad world where everyone assumes the right to interfere endlessly with everyone and everything. The orange jacket brigade are getting way too opinionated!

Actually according to someone that knows these tracks it is a high speed line.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
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daowei: There are thousands of miles of unused railroad track in the United States. Not only is it ridiculous that people got riled up by a photo of something as harmless as a person standing on a railroad track, it doesn't even take into account the fact that there's basically a 50/50 chance that the tracks aren't even actively used.

See the shiny rails?? Shiny = active.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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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.

Except they can't always be heard a mile away.....

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 16:30 UTC

Thank you dpreview for showing that you have integrity and waiting for Ricoh to officially respond to this rumor. I only wish that other sites showed the same level of fairness.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:54 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Mateus1: Is it possible to mount to SD Quattro H (with adapter) Zeiss manual lenses - Loxia, C/Y or Nikon/Leica monut? Any issues?

Yeah you can adapt anything Canon can. M42 for instance. Don't expect pleasant result with anything less than the best lenses though. Telecentricity is pretty key as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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osv: that wide shot of the buildings and fountain area has some pretty bad fringing in the outer areas of the frame: https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/4388344015/sigma-sd-quattro-h-real-world-samples-gallery/9396290221

the camera doesn't have built-in lens correction capability? or it couldn't be fixed in post, even tho it's dng(??)? showing warts and all is helpful for readers, who want to see what the camera is capable of.

Sigma cameras can be brutal with fringing. It definitely seems to affect foveon more. That sensor is brutal on lenses period.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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photofisher: I don't know folks......I was debating between this and a used Nikon d800 and I'm glad I went with the Nikon. Nice pictures, though.

Yeah sure sigma is ok as a second system. Having to buy a bunch of SA mount lenses is kind of a bummer though. It's hard to justify a whole 2nd system for such limited applications. A k1 or d800 would be a lot more flexible and give better IQ even. Especially the k1 with pixel shift kicked on.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I'm really enjoying these insights from the folk at DPR. I just use a Sigma 17-70 and most shots are in the 30-40mm (35mm equivalent) range. Sadly finances prohibit more! My favourite film lens was a Canon FD 135 3.5 mounted on a FTb. Just lovely.

My most used lens until I dropped it was a pentax 17-70. I need to fix it, but I have migrated on to a few shorter zooms. As a walkaround lens and for shooting events there really wasn't anything better. Its comparable to 24-105 on full frame so I can easily see why a few staffers here prefer the long 4x zooms. It wasn't ideal for portraits really, but was decent enough. I compared the pentax one to some primes and they were pretty even at f8 for what its worth. It has weak corners at 17mm, but then so does the sigma too.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (648 comments in total)
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RogueSwan: If you want a Pentax APS-C camera surely the K-70 is a much better deal. And the money you save can go towards some better glass.

This has some significant advantages over the k70. The improved SR and autofocus are pretty big advantages IMO. Video quality is much better too.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (122 comments in total)
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dprived prev: sensor: CCD? CMOS? ???

Ok I looked and forgot that the Canon D30 was the first DSLR with CMOS. All the small sensor cameras were basically CCD until CMOS took off and matured though. I think it was around 2009 or so that the technology started becoming common on compact cameras. Outside of Canon all the early DSLRs were mostly CCD. I think panasonic was the next to debut a CMOS sensor with their LiveMOS based G1, but I'm not sure when Sony's first CMOS sensors were. I think they came around 2008-2009. I hope that helps answer your question.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
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