iudex

iudex

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (393 comments in total)
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deff: Well I'm quite happy with GX8 + Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH ... the image quality is outstanding, no overheating, best evf I've ever seen, great ergo, connectivity and really lightweight in compare with this huge semi pro mirror cams. And its only 1150 euro, with lens.. My old D7100 sits at home now.

Well if you don´t miss the clearly better image quality of D7100 (one of the best APSC sensors so far), then good for you. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Marty4650: Sounds like an amazing camera at a very good price.

Kudos to Pentax, who keeps producing great products. It really is baffling that they don't get larger market share.

Nobby: I think Pentx is already pretty well positioned in MF market, the 645Z sells very well. But MF cameras take only a negligible fraction of total DSLR sales and if the brand wants to be seen, it needs to sell volumes. And cheaper cameras make bigger volumes. And when someone buys entry level camera, he usually stays with the system when he upgrades. That´s why cheap entry level DSLRs are inevitable.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

Nobby: according to your logic no DSLR manufacturr should produce entry level cameras, since everyone already has one and if he buys anoter one, it will be a higher model. This is simply not true and therefore every DSL producer makes entry level models. Te only difference is that Pentax makes a perfectly specced one while Canon and Nikon make stripped versions.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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iudex: I believe there was no need to make this lens retractable. The original 55-300mm is pretty small for this zoom range and even a bit lighter than this new version.
As regards the new features I understand the benefit of these improvemens for video shooters, but for stills there is no real benefit, whereas the slower speed might be an issue (the original version is no speed demon and this one is even worse). Plus, the original version can be had for much less money (I remember some 260 SD price tag at B&H).
Anyhow, a new lens is always welcome, although I think there are APSC lenses that Pentax needs more (fast wideangle lenses, new 17-70, 16-50 and 50-135mm etc.).

Maybe it was lost in translation, with speed I meant luminosity, the lens with f5,8 at the tele end is quite slow and f6,4 is even worse.
AF speed is a different thing, I have no doubts the new lens will focus much faster.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

I don´t think so. People are buying better cameras, dumping their cheap P&S and swithing to DSLR or mirrorless. And a DLSR newcomer is most likely to look at the price and value for money. In this aspect K-70 is unbeatable. I also entered the "serious camera" world this way, comparing what I could get for my money and Pentax clearly won (over other DSLR and mirrorless, that were both more expensive and lower specced).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

@Nobby2016: no, since I have a higher-positioned Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:03 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

Well it is an entry level Pentax, since the K-50 and K-S2 are now discontinued. And it is Pentax´s advantage that their entry model is on par with mid-range models of C/N.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:02 UTC

Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 07:11 UTC as 60th comment | 11 replies

I believe there was no need to make this lens retractable. The original 55-300mm is pretty small for this zoom range and even a bit lighter than this new version.
As regards the new features I understand the benefit of these improvemens for video shooters, but for stills there is no real benefit, whereas the slower speed might be an issue (the original version is no speed demon and this one is even worse). Plus, the original version can be had for much less money (I remember some 260 SD price tag at B&H).
Anyhow, a new lens is always welcome, although I think there are APSC lenses that Pentax needs more (fast wideangle lenses, new 17-70, 16-50 and 50-135mm etc.).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 07:09 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (106 comments in total)
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princecody: JPEG is becoming the new Raw ☺️

In Lazyland maybe. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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iudex: The place on the title photo is somehow familiar to me: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7111647878/photos/3454077/sk-gafoss :-)

And so many people haven´t lifted their ass from their home town and haven´t seen that waterfall. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:08 UTC

The place on the title photo is somehow familiar to me: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7111647878/photos/3454077/sk-gafoss :-)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 11:42 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

Good job Barney (and dpreview)! I really enjoy these field tests and this one with kayak building was especially interesting. Don´t be put off by the few negative comments here, the majority of us really likes your video tests, keep it up!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 07:11 UTC as 78th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1127 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: How do people carry these cameras around all day without getting annoyed? Do you have massive arm muscles? Don't you get sore shoulders from holding up heavy cameras/lenses? I can well understand my pro friend's move to APS-C, although I find APS-C even too heavy for me.

@Weertebros: you photo shows exactly what I said, that camera body is the smallest part of the equipment, lenses and tripod are the big heavy part. So switching from DSLR to mirrorless doesn´t help if you want to shoot wildlife. I gave up shooting birds etc. just because I am not willing to carry heavy lenses and make do with small 100mm prime as my longest lens.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1127 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: How do people carry these cameras around all day without getting annoyed? Do you have massive arm muscles? Don't you get sore shoulders from holding up heavy cameras/lenses? I can well understand my pro friend's move to APS-C, although I find APS-C even too heavy for me.

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Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 10:57 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1127 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: How do people carry these cameras around all day without getting annoyed? Do you have massive arm muscles? Don't you get sore shoulders from holding up heavy cameras/lenses? I can well understand my pro friend's move to APS-C, although I find APS-C even too heavy for me.

In my opinion it´s more about lenses than about the camera body itself. On my last trip to Iceland I carried mostly an allround zoom (16-85mm) in my hand and a tiny wideangle prime (15mm) in my pocket. No problem during the whole day. However if you put a heavy FX f2,8 zoom the combo is really heavy no matter which camera body you have (DX or FX).
Btw. the biggest annoyance is the tripod anyway.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 06:56 UTC

It looks really a nice all-round camera, maybe really one of the best for hiking. However I don´t think it is considerably smaller than a (APSC) DSLR with some zoom. Of course there is no 16-400mm lens for APSC DSLR (Tamron 16-300 is the closest), however I think a crop from APSC sensor might look similar to this 1" full picture, especially concidering the quality downgrade of long distance shots (haze, atmospheric influences). For me personally my 16-85mm lens does 90% of the shots (and it really did on my trip to Iceland last week, the only time I used longer lens was during whale watching).
P.S. Good looking "hiking partner". ;-)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 08:32 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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grcolts: I don't want it as it does not come in my camera mount. :)

@dansclic: congratulations, you have just made a fool of yourself publicly. Next time study a bit before you write. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
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grcolts: I don't want it as it does not come in my camera mount. :)

For us Pentaxians it is pointless anyway, since Pentax has fantastic DFA 100mm f2,8 Macro lens for less money (so the whole point of buying third-party alternative is gone).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 14:03 UTC

Back in times when I thought I needed every gear I bought square filters. I had hard as well as soft ND grad. But on one phototrip to Athens I realized it is highly unpractical. You have to be very cautious, the filters are fragile, they protrude a lot, collect every fingerprint and dust, framing with a hard ND grad is complicated, you mess the horizin alignment and the photo is rubbish. Since that time they rest in my photo shelf.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 06:38 UTC as 14th comment
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