KL Matt

Lives in Germany Friesland, Germany
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On article Brooks Institute announces closure (131 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

Photogeek: where do you get these stats? The must be really old. Like 20 years old.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 06:45 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (131 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

Ed Ingold, either you're willfully distoring facts, making some sort of error, or unable to use Google. 58.0% of the German population born in the year in which would have them starting university in 2015 did so. Your 15% statistic may have been correct -- in or around 1970.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (131 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

The reason free college education makes all the sense in the world is because the benefit to society of a highly skilled workforce is far greater than the cost of education. America once knew that. Look at the GI bill. We've forgotten, and we're paying the price. Country is a mess, and it's only getting worse. That's not because we've got too many smart people running around.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (131 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

Like the administrators at American universities aren't far worse. Do your research before blabbering paranoid neoliberal pseudotheories. The reason college is so expensive in the States now is not because they're hiring more profs. If fact, they're hiring fewer actual teachers, and more administrative staff, at greater and greater cost to students but no benefit. USA=vastly more expensive higher education for questionable benefit in most cases over far more efficient government-run systems in Europe. The banks providing the American student loans are the vampires, not the efficient European educational institutions that still survive despite having their funding constantly cut to the bone.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Does the movement correction cancel out the benefits of pixel shift in the areas of the image that require correction?

I read your question too quickly, I was wrong Tan68 is correct.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Does the movement correction cancel out the benefits of pixel shift in the areas of the image that require correction?

Nope, and with RAW files, you can decide whether to apply motion correction or not after the fact.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 09:13 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)
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KL Matt: OMG you got to shoot with SALGADO!!!! Oh wait. It's not THAT Salgado.

Awesome reply and sorry didn't mean to dis you Jose Francisco. Your images ain't exactly chopped liver either! The B&W Canadian lunar tide photo in this video actually reminds me a little of the other Salgado's aesthetic, BTW. :-)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

OMG you got to shoot with SALGADO!!!! Oh wait. It's not THAT Salgado.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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KL Matt: Ricoh's Pentax Renaissance (so far): bump up sensor size of Q system. Intro true flagship APS/C model with class-leading IQ. Launch entry-level DSLR. Create outstanding mid-range model that catches up to the rest of the world with flip screen and wifi. Release updated 645 with unmatched IQ and even video. Launch new full-frame 135-format flagship with best-in-class IQ. Release full line of professional f/2.8 FF zooms. Make all the above the best value-for-money available. Check, check, check, check, check, check, check and check. All this in in just 5 years people. I think we can safely say Pentax is back.

With these products and this investment if we don't see Pentax market share increasing, then it will be because of the overall market situation IMO. They're definitely back, but what you say is certainly also relevant. We don't yet know if they're back to stay.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 07:02 UTC

Ricoh's Pentax Renaissance (so far): bump up sensor size of Q system. Intro true flagship APS/C model with class-leading IQ. Launch entry-level DSLR. Create outstanding mid-range model that catches up to the rest of the world with flip screen and wifi. Release updated 645 with unmatched IQ and even video. Launch new full-frame 135-format flagship with best-in-class IQ. Release full line of professional f/2.8 FF zooms. Make all the above the best value-for-money available. Check, check, check, check, check, check, check and check. All this in in just 5 years people. I think we can safely say Pentax is back.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 05:51 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
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LWW: What a load of rubbish about lack of lenses, if you would all get off your sorry rear ends and create some 'image impact' and distract with that lofty ideal, you'll do just fine with what is already available.

It's rubbish in the sense that the people vaguely complaining here about a "lack of lenses" are most likely vapid fanboys who have no clue what is available and what isn't. For those of us who say I'll buy this camera as soon as there is a fast (f/1.4) ultrawide with working AF I can mount to it or a 400 f/4, well then they've got a point. The thing is, those people are very few and far between. Pentax does indeed have most (but critically not all) bases covered.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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Peiasdf: If only this camera comes with either Nikon or Canon mount so it will have good lens to use.

None of the limited lens was designed for 36mp FF

You've got it backwards: the FA Limiteds are precisely why people are buying this camera.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
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Henrik Melander: Busted lens aside (as confirmed by DPR staff below in this thread) Noise looks realy promising compared to D810
The K-1 has the same amount of Chroma noise at 100k as the D810 at 50 k.
Retention of details is hard to compare at the moment

If you can get your hands on an A* 85 1.4 ... that would probably be the best resolving of the bunch.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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helltormentor: @ Mark Banas

Does the Pentax catch-in-focus work with this lens?

So the workaround is focus with the aperture wide open and then stop down before you release the shutter. Doable on a tripod gorrillapod etc, probably too difficult for handheld macro (you'd lose your focus while stopping down due to your body's natural sway).

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "Yes, we have already posted a fair amount about the full-frame Pentax K-1"

Non-Sony posts are always welcome. :-)

Well, you do now, but it's not too long ago that a new camera like the K1 would have waranted an announcement, a hands-on preview, maybe a sample gallery, and that's it till the big review up to an entire year later! Definitely a pleasant surprise, and a smart move to up the coverage in advance of the full review. With several months lead time on those, you've lost the public's attention, and your big reviews are not getting the clicks they would have a few months earlier. This is a good strategy to capitalize on the popularity of a new product.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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robbo d: Carey,
Whats your take on AF competency vs Nikon.
I am in the D750 vs K1 dilemma.
Worried that the k1 will not be better enough than my k3 when doing paid / wedding work, nailing focus in that higher percentile.
Wonderful feature set that it has, lenses and focus speed have been my issue thus far.... don't want to waste money on another nice feeling camera that cant keep up with the action..... as much as i like Pentax

Rob I feel your pain. Like I said on the forum: if this is your livelihood, you need the best tool for the job. Action AF has never been Pentax's strong suit. The D750 is supposed to be excellent in that department. You should also consider that image stabilization is also not going to help you all the time in a wedding situation, that is if you have to wait for it to "spool up." By the time SR is ready, the moment may have passed. Although my technique has gotten much lazier now that I have had SR for some years. I get blurry pics the first few hours of using a normal camera. The camera with the faster, more accurate AF simply makes a ton of sense in that situation. All the superresolution and shake reduction features of the K1, less so.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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robbo d: Carey,
Whats your take on AF competency vs Nikon.
I am in the D750 vs K1 dilemma.
Worried that the k1 will not be better enough than my k3 when doing paid / wedding work, nailing focus in that higher percentile.
Wonderful feature set that it has, lenses and focus speed have been my issue thus far.... don't want to waste money on another nice feeling camera that cant keep up with the action..... as much as i like Pentax

It's still beta firmware, that might be something Ricoh doesn't want them talking about yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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420deimos: Nice write up, Carey understands...

I agree give me the K-1 and a 43 f1.9 Limited and who needs much more...

But don't forget to stop it down at least just a little. And the bokeh can be very harsh at some focal distances. Other than that, yes!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)
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KL Matt: The amount of positive, almost glowing K-1 coverage on DPR now is just astounding! The first blurbs sounded like the angle they were taking was: 1. Mock Pentax for taking 15 years to bring the K1 to market, 2. pan this landscape camera for lacking blazing fast AF tracking, and 3. proceed to pair the highest resolution DSLR Pentax has ever made with the very worst legacy manual focus prime Pentax has ever made and complain about the results. Interesting to see this about-face! No idea what to expect in the review. But it's almost like DPR actually gets the significance of the camera and what its intended purpose is now (i.e.: this is not a sports shooter, nor is it a camera made for manual focussing with the optical finder).

Has anyone out there tested the K1's focus peaking? Does it even have it? The K3 does so I'll assume they've included it. Haven't heard anything about it yet, though. Would be interesting to learn how effective that is for manually focussing. With the LCD overlay on top of the finder, focus peaking in the optical finder would be the bees knees.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 10:53 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)
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KL Matt: The amount of positive, almost glowing K-1 coverage on DPR now is just astounding! The first blurbs sounded like the angle they were taking was: 1. Mock Pentax for taking 15 years to bring the K1 to market, 2. pan this landscape camera for lacking blazing fast AF tracking, and 3. proceed to pair the highest resolution DSLR Pentax has ever made with the very worst legacy manual focus prime Pentax has ever made and complain about the results. Interesting to see this about-face! No idea what to expect in the review. But it's almost like DPR actually gets the significance of the camera and what its intended purpose is now (i.e.: this is not a sports shooter, nor is it a camera made for manual focussing with the optical finder).

Pentax SLRs and lenses have been geared for AF since the mid 80's. By that I mean smaller viewfinders, lack of split prism focussing screens, and far shorter focussing throws on lenses to enable quick AF (which makes manual focussing more difficult). Just because you can still mount your 1970's K-mount glass on the K1 doesn't mean that's what it was engineered for. Thankfully! I don't have a shelf of autofocus Pentax lesnes because I'm so keen on manually focussing them. If that's your thing, buy a Leica.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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