Xentinus

Xentinus

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On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (99 comments in total)
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Sir Nick of High Point: Wow, great read! This makes me want to give video a try.

Indeed...Richard is in videography more nowadays.Thank you sharing with us ^^

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (209 comments in total)
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Xentinus: No doubt,this is an awesome lens.But a lighter and smaller 200mm 2.8 would be better for mirrorless system.You can buy a 200mm 2.8 Canon for 500 USD (used).
Sony has to do something,if they want to stay as the king of mirrorless world for a long time.

@Vanitas,
nonsense to you but pretty logical for many...30mm 1.4 Sigma lens is 340 USD,
Canon 200mm 2.8 USM II is 750 USD new,See It is not hard to make great lenses which are reasonably priced..
Canon 100mm macro IS-850 USD but Sony 90 mm OSS macro 1100 USD
I don't expect a 200mm Sony lens to be 500 USD,but 900 USD is not a good deal?
I don't expect Sony to break the rules of physics but Pentax 200mm 2.8 or Canon 200mm 2.8 lenses are pretty compact.Or new Nikon 300mm f4 lens.

AND NO "You want a full frame 70-200mm lens to be sharp, fast focusing, f/2.8 A N D small with a reasonable price which isnt possible with today's technology."I DIDN'T say or mean something like that!!

I said a lighter and cheaper 200mm 2.8 lens would have complete the size advantage of mirrorless system.

Seriously first understand what is said,then make a comment!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (209 comments in total)

No doubt,this is an awesome lens.But a lighter and smaller 200mm 2.8 would be better for mirrorless system.You can buy a 200mm 2.8 Canon for 500 USD (used).
Sony has to do something,if they want to stay as the king of mirrorless world for a long time.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

Lyff,
Top of a wine bottle is at least x3 bigger,comparing a pencil.But it may also work.
On the other hand,if you didn't test K3 please do it as I have explained above.
Because;maybe K3 can always focus the musician,due to the size of AF points.
But as I said "maybe".
And please no offence,I can see that you are a conscious user.My detailed explanation was not just for you.Many people have no idea about "how AF works".

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

Maybe Pentax users hate me,as they hate DPR after K1 review.
But this is really not fair...Because;
1-People will spend their savings on those equipments.So they have to be honest (I believe they are).
2-Maybe but maybe Pentax minds their conclusion and try to find a solution (I doubt about that)Even Samsung was darn good about focusing.

The only salvation of Pentax is,producing mirrorless cameras with hybrid AF system.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

Lyff,
The AF points are not what you see in the viewfinder.I mean;you can not understand how big the AF points are just looking the square sizes in the viewfinder.
To test it;
-set your camera AF-C
-set single point AF (the centre one)
-select focus priority
-then focus on something very small like a pencil's head (keep your background plain)
-then press and hold the shutter half the way down
-then move very slowly till the camera misses the focus
When I did this with Pentax K5II last time,I understood why it was focusing on ears constantly.Cause the focus point was detecting more contrasty ears.Because it was so big!
I know why Pentax is using that kind of trick.Because It is easier to track a motorbike with a 300mm lens,if real size of the focus point is big.Or a bird in flight.
Or else,the camera will struggle between head and wings of the bird and it will not able to focus at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

MikeF4Black,
I was sarcastic.I am one of those who gave JhvaElohimMeth's comment a "like".
People keep finding excuses saying "Pentax never claimed it is a camera for sports etc."

Pentax' AF is simply PRIMITIVE.

If Pentax is able to focus in dim light while D810 is not able to,I know the reason.It is because Pentax' focus square is very big,while Nikon and Canon is using very small focus points.With a Pentax camera,when you try to focus on eye,while taking a portrait,the camera focus points can see the whole head.So you will prolly focus the ear or the nose.
ttran88,
If you have never tried a Pentax camera,it is normal for you to be surprised.But I know very well what he meant.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

Pentax never claimed that it is a camera for wedding photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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peterpainter: Interesting. I looked at the K-1 test in Chasseur d'Images a while back - mind- you, didn't buy the magazine and didn't read it all. They seemed to think the AF was fine. The camera got the 5 star rating (no, they don't all get that) for perfromance but only 3 out of 5 for being 'liked'. I wish I'd read the conclusion.
Anyway, their continuous AF test is different - car moving towards camera on a winding road (or at least it was when I looked at it a year or so ago). So when I read this review I have to admit I was completely surprised by the conclusions on AF.

Leandros S,
Yes I remember those comments.In Pentax forums,they have said "Pentax finally solved AF issues" as they have exactly said when Pentax announced K-7,and K-5 and K-5II...And about Nikon forums;most of them have never switched from Nikon to Pentax.Actually they were just complaining about Nikon,cause they didn't announce D400.
But beside all these,I have mentioned D300 just because it is very old but still it has far superior AF comparing to Pentax.

P.S. Please don't consider me as a Nikon shooter.I still have a Pentax camera with few lenses.I also have Sony and Nikon gears.But I seriously don't care about the brand names.
I wish Pentax would able to give a real competition to Canikon about autofocus capability too.But I don't know why they are at the bottom when it comes to focus!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Xentinus: With single point AF,they DO NOT mean AF-S...They mean AF-C with single point (which is in the centre).

I will go even further;
A macro lens...Can it focus fast enough to get in focus images when you are taking photos of kids moving around?
Believe it or not,after using Pentax cameras,I love using my old screw drive macro lens (yeah focus limiter switched on) for daily shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Xentinus: With single point AF,they DO NOT mean AF-S...They mean AF-C with single point (which is in the centre).

Ok then,let me tell you and please test yourself at a B&H store;
some screw drive lenses are faster than modern lenses (for example Nikon 85mm 1.8 D is faster than 1.8 G...Pentax 40mm 2.8 limited lens is faster than 50-135mm 2.8...Pentax 50-135 itself is faster when you use it on a body which can not use SDM and so on).

" A camera with 25 cross type AF sensors not being able to track accurately with all the AF points selected sounds like user error, a defective camera, or some other issue. The confusion comes with their inconsistent terminology"

No,not user error nor a defective camera.Welcome to the Pentax world!
Their terminology is pretty consistent,actually here you can mention about user error when it is about terminology.
If a reviewer doesn't mention how they tested AF capability of a camera,then their conclusion is simply wrong.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:34 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Xentinus: With single point AF,they DO NOT mean AF-S...They mean AF-C with single point (which is in the centre).

Did you guys really read the review?
Did they or I say that, they tested AF-C with only centre focus point?
Is it their fault if Pentax really sucks about autofocus?
Is it bad if they tried to figure out with what settings you can get the best possible result?
Have you ever tried a Pentax camera AF-C with all focus points selected?
I did and I really know what they mean.
And check the photo at the bottom of this page,you will see they have tried the exact same thing with Sony A77 II too.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-slt-a77ii/10

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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peterpainter: Interesting. I looked at the K-1 test in Chasseur d'Images a while back - mind- you, didn't buy the magazine and didn't read it all. They seemed to think the AF was fine. The camera got the 5 star rating (no, they don't all get that) for perfromance but only 3 out of 5 for being 'liked'. I wish I'd read the conclusion.
Anyway, their continuous AF test is different - car moving towards camera on a winding road (or at least it was when I looked at it a year or so ago). So when I read this review I have to admit I was completely surprised by the conclusions on AF.

As an old Pentax shooter,I didn't surprise really.I understand,people are pretty sentimental about their purchases.
If you compare AF performance of K1 vs Nikon D300 (which is 9 years old camera),you will see how PRIMITIVE AF system Pentax has.
But then people will defend a brand desperately saying "they never claimed they have produced a sports camera".
Yeah but come on...Wouldn't you like to have at least as good as 9 years old technology?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)

With single point AF,they DO NOT mean AF-S...They mean AF-C with single point (which is in the centre).

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 291st comment | 5 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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ttran88: The Samsung NX1 got 87% with a Gold award and it still failed. Cheer up pentaxian you have a great camera and any K mount shooter already knows it and doesn't need dpr's approval.

I actually found DPR too generous,giving this body more than 80.Even a CDAF Panasonic focuses better than Pentax!
No matter how sharp your lens is,or how great resolution your sensor has if the photo is not in focus!
I would love to have this camera with few limited lenses,but sadly Pentax can not solve this issue.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
On article Canon G7 X Mark II added to studio scene (56 comments in total)
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Xentinus: http://prnt.sc/bp2an9
Little bit soft comparing to Sony counterpart.
But better corner performance ;
http://prnt.sc/bp2bx1

Ah I see what you mean...True,85mm is the minimum limit to be able to get flattered portraits (for me).100mm is even better.
Yeah close performance.But Sony excels,when it is about speed.
Insane 16 fps,4K video.I would go with Sony between these two.But on the other hand,there is very cool Nikon DL18-50.Waiting for it,is better idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
On article Canon G7 X Mark II added to studio scene (56 comments in total)
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Xentinus: http://prnt.sc/bp2an9
Little bit soft comparing to Sony counterpart.
But better corner performance ;
http://prnt.sc/bp2bx1

It is jpeg...@50mm Canon has better corner sharpness there too.
And maybe mark II is better,we don't know.
Perspective distortion is not lens dependent.Maybe you mean "lens distortion".
But yes I remembered a topic,in which a DPR staff says that it is not lens comparison.
Ty for the link!..I like Gordon Laing's reviews.He is pretty fair and one of the best reviewers.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
On article Canon G7 X Mark II added to studio scene (56 comments in total)
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Xentinus: http://prnt.sc/bp2an9
Little bit soft comparing to Sony counterpart.
But better corner performance ;
http://prnt.sc/bp2bx1

Where can we check for the other focal lengths?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
On article Canon G7 X Mark II added to studio scene (56 comments in total)

http://prnt.sc/bp2an9
Little bit soft comparing to Sony counterpart.
But better corner performance ;
http://prnt.sc/bp2bx1

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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FocusBogus: Cheap camera=junkyard and drunk photos. Mid-price camera= better, artistic photos ja landscapes. Expensive camera= beautiful nature shots, sunsets, art galleries, lots of bokeh and dof.

Thank you Dpreview, now I am wiser.

This sensor was mature enough years ago.It is exactly the same sensor!
Sony a6000 and a6300 are both 24mp sensors but they are different sensors.Sony added new focus points on its a6300.(I am not into megapixel here)
Beside sensor itself,AF sensor of this "new" Canon is also very old.

Too many things are said about DR of Canon sensor.So I don't want to repeat them here.
But 9-point AF system
3 fps burst shooting
1080/30p video
I agree with BarnET!

And you criticized his comment,by writing his name.Of course it is his own point and there are many other people or forums who agree with him.

All these mean you can not take good photos with this camera? Of course you can.But the problem is the mentality of the company!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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