Matt1645f4

Matt1645f4

Lives in United Kingdom Somerset/Dorset, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 28, 2011

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On article Pentax KP sample gallery (93 comments in total)
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jaxson: Nice selection of images.

Looks like you can run to ISO 12,800 safely, which would up my current Pentax limit of 3,200 by 2 stops. If the IBIS is that good then there's one or two more there, which is very impressive for APS-C.

Sad to see Pentax resorting to the marketing points of crazy high ISO settings etc, as these are inevitably found out in reviews/practise, and only detract from what is a pretty stunning piece of kit in it's own right.

Personally I'm waiting for the next real core DSLR, the K-80 or K-4 etc to replace the K-3. These side dabbles into KP / KS models seem to chew up a lot of development resources, rearranging parts off the shelf into new bodies.

Won't be buying anything though unless they return real SR IBIS during video mode though. Give me that and I'll buy it whatever the body looks like!

You never see or hear those who use medium format complaing about poor video capabilities, and the reason is obvious. So why should DSLR's be any different. Mirrorless is the future of Video not DSLR's their weight and size is against them. Look at Canons dedicated EOS Video cameras for the best example of this practice.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (93 comments in total)
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jaxson: Nice selection of images.

Looks like you can run to ISO 12,800 safely, which would up my current Pentax limit of 3,200 by 2 stops. If the IBIS is that good then there's one or two more there, which is very impressive for APS-C.

Sad to see Pentax resorting to the marketing points of crazy high ISO settings etc, as these are inevitably found out in reviews/practise, and only detract from what is a pretty stunning piece of kit in it's own right.

Personally I'm waiting for the next real core DSLR, the K-80 or K-4 etc to replace the K-3. These side dabbles into KP / KS models seem to chew up a lot of development resources, rearranging parts off the shelf into new bodies.

Won't be buying anything though unless they return real SR IBIS during video mode though. Give me that and I'll buy it whatever the body looks like!

Here we go Pentax rubbish video abilities, most not all but most Pentaxians don't worry about video (as proved by recent Pentax forum polls). If i want to shoot video i use my phone. This is a very clever move by Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)

@Jeff Keller, Harrods ? Really for a camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:14 UTC as 305th comment
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (218 comments in total)

I just like taking nice photos :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: Where is DPR going with these kinds of articles? Many readers here cannot afford a Nikon D5, never mind an Alexa.

And while budding photographers may grow from a D5600, to a D500, to a full frame body and use DPR as their primary source for news and comparison shopping, I'm not sure how useful DPR is as a videographer's resource. It would almost be like going to CNET for dynamic range invariance measurements.

I love going in to a Aston Martin dealership dreaming i had the money to buy one. However they never let me test drive one though......

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

The more i see and read about the KP the more i think it's the perfect camera for me. I love my Fuji XT1 but hate the lack of IBIS but to now have 5 axis and smaller size than current K3ii model makes this a very tempting offering.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies

This camera interestingly looks similar to the rumoured mirrorless camera crossed between the K1 and the classic K1000. So not mirrorless but retro in style, I love retro look. But this isn't a replacement for the K3ii.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:07 UTC as 17th comment
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Saurat: After a through examination of the specs, this camera is certainly NOT a replacement of the K3ii, it's more of a new model line. In many regards the K3ii will remain the flagship aps-c model.

I hope your right , however the K3ii has been as discontinued for a while sadly.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:00 UTC

It's used now, so why not offer to purchase it at a lower price? 😉

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Not a lens but the next item i'm buying is the Pentax x1.4 TC for my DA*300 lens, so once its attached my wife will never know i bought it :)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 15th comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Where's the guide to convincing your other half (if you have one) that this lens is really special and a must have. The question is going to asked eventually.....

I did tell mine a wide angle would help her look smaller, but i really don't think she bought into that one ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Where's the guide to convincing your other half (if you have one) that this lens is really special and a must have. The question is going to asked eventually.....

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

In an age where cars seem to be getting higher, it would be an interesting idea if the wheels slid forward and backwards to all the car to be lowered to ground hieght to add a different perspective and capture all the images sitting so high up will cause you to miss.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 30th comment
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2eyesee: Has Canon officially abandoned the G1X line? A G1X Mk III with an updated (nearly) APS-C size sensor and improved video would be the kind of camera that would interest me. Instead all we are is this proliferation in the 1" sensor market.

A G1XIII with built in EVF would be a winner, for me

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On article Samsung patent shows dual-camera tracking feature (28 comments in total)
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angus rocks: not much luv for my Sammy around here, hunh? i guess they stiffed a lot of people with the NX-!, and it's pay-back time.

Samsung have lost lot of customers support in recent years, first they backed out of their collaboration with Pentax in favour of their own native Mirrorless mount. Then closed their Camera Division down after launching several very good cameras and some impressive lenses. Then the debacle over the new Note mobiles has done nothing to fuel customer confidence or trust. Which is a shame as i liked their NX1 and almost swapped systems before they bailed.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the dual-lens Kodak EasyShare V570 (21 comments in total)

Makes you wonder if Kodak had gone into the Mobile phone market they might of survived better.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 15th comment

DPR do you think it's time to start looking at a different website for this sort of thing?

A photographer has skills, they scout locations by walking many miles hiking and carrying equipment they may use or not need. Often in inhospitable conditions waiting patiently for the perfect light to use their filters, select the right lens and settings. And take pride in the image they have created.

Yet with Photoshop someone sitting at home grabbing images online in a nice warm surroundings can knock up an image that might sell better or be commercially more appealing and has not done much more than get up to make a coffee. Can be rewarded for breath taking images, that their only skill was sitting and being able to manipulate images.

If we all just start using Photoshop or other software to create an image, what need is there in a website like yours which reviews equipment and provides a forum for sharing advice. Helping those of us that enjoy the outdoors or mingle with crowds search out unusal places and put in the effort to capture something special?

The answer is none and you are effectively putting yourselves and thousands of others out of business. I know these things are progress but do we really need technology that removes these processes of creativeness?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
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Thoughts: I am a little uncomfortable that they didn't think it was a liberated Japan.

A beautiful piece of work though. Much prettier than any today's Nikon DSLR.

Japan Las liberated it was defeated, after accepting the US terms. The people were as a vast majority prepared to fight and die to the last person. Unlike the liberation of Iraq.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 21:49 UTC

Really? It was the USA, i can believe someone actually asked that question.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 21:44 UTC as 33rd comment

26.5 is very wide, I'd actually be happier if the next phone i get has a 35 or better still a 50mm equivalent lens.

I was taking a photo the other day and I'm surprised no one has done an app that allows a user to select digital version of 35 & 50 and possibly an 85mm option. A bit like how the Fuji X70 offers digital versions of other focal lengths instead of guessing with a crude zoom

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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