kryten61

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On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: NIKON 1 V3 was Sony a9 killer of yesterday! It delivered the fps, the accuracy, the speed, and all photographers ever needed for sports action (20 fps tracking, 60 fps fixed focus, etc), and a Nikon 1 kit could be assembled for peanuts compared to an a9 set.
But again, the tremendous prejudice of the digital photography snobbery sniggers at anything with sensor smaller than FF, and less than a truckload of equipment to show off. Just read the sorrowful comments in other thread about "death of Nikon 1". What a horrible attitude towards a genuinely great system! But geeks celebrate a9 years later — despite fact that technology already was there that allowed work to be done, even to sports photographers. It shows the pathetic state of this market — it is not about the essence, but all about pretence, all about snobbery.

A sensor the size of the Nikon One series and slowish lenses may only need 15 focus steps to track focus, and shallow depth of field? Not Really! A FF 35mm camera may need 1000's of steps in it calculations to support focus tracking, you cannot compare these two systems IMHO, The N One series sensor size flatters its performance when focus and frame rate are considered.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
On photo P1010572_HDR in kryten61's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Keenasmustard: Wow fantastic shot! How many images did you bracket if you don't mind me asking?

Sorry just saw this comment, Only one exposure. This light lasted about 30 seconds and I was lucky to grab it when it happened.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (211 comments in total)
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m43ismoretroublethanitsworth: As far as the bundled SilkyPix software; I used it over the course of 4 years on 4 computers and it is slow, in addition to being cumbersome. The fact that Lightroom doesn't handle Pixel shift properly, is more evidence that the technology just is not beneficial.

Adobe respond to a Popular trend? Think about it, Sigma and Tamron have stopped making many lenses in K mount because of poor sales over a long period. The same companies have been slow to react to the Sony boom, so don't count on companies like Adobe racing to support Pentax, it is not a given, and so should be considered.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 00:07 UTC

Wow, Bowens have finally fixed their terrible low CRI panels, very late to the party, and thats news worthy?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 7th comment
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Steve Sanacore: How do you prevent light from getting behind the filters? It looks wide open on top and on the bottom of the holder. I've used the Lee filter holders for years and had to tape off the top and bottom to prevent flare from behind. But this is a much larger area to block.

So Bohus, YOU designed the technology? I can confirm this.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
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Steve Sanacore: How do you prevent light from getting behind the filters? It looks wide open on top and on the bottom of the holder. I've used the Lee filter holders for years and had to tape off the top and bottom to prevent flare from behind. But this is a much larger area to block.

Lishuai Edgelights are OEM'ed as Flapjacks I believe.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
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Steve Sanacore: How do you prevent light from getting behind the filters? It looks wide open on top and on the bottom of the holder. I've used the Lee filter holders for years and had to tape off the top and bottom to prevent flare from behind. But this is a much larger area to block.

Fotodiox is a US branding of an Asian product.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2668 comments in total)
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kryten61: Pentax is not a sports camera, so why would you? The big advantage Canon and Nikon have over the Mirrorless camera's is focus tracking for sports shooter. Pentax would offer no advantage, so that said, An A7 is far more attractive. Any lens is available to you with a Mirrorless camera. These high res sensors are more than is needed for landscape rather than needing pixel shift especially at real world print sizes and outputs, I would rather have the lens choices than Pixel Shift. Sorry, this camera is about brand sentimentality rather than making any sense for a new buyer. I am sure it will handle well, be well made, and feel good to use, but all too late I reckon, Would have been better making a proper mirrorless camera but considering the real tech in the A7RII, Ricoh Pentax would struggle to catch up. This camera will make a few Camera Clubbies happy but cannot see it grabbing a new generation of shooters which is really what Pentax need, to be relevant.

I totally understand pixel shift was using on a Blad 7 years ago. Do you understand it? Please enlighten me how you will use your pixel shift on your next everyday photo shoot, then tell me how many lenses Pentax have that actually are capable of showing much improvement with it? Pixel shift is fine if you have no movement in your landscape, So product shoots mainly? So thanks for making my point for me. Also what Pentax lens design was Tokina using when they made the Pentax 16-50 F2.8 lens for them???

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2668 comments in total)
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kryten61: Pentax is not a sports camera, so why would you? The big advantage Canon and Nikon have over the Mirrorless camera's is focus tracking for sports shooter. Pentax would offer no advantage, so that said, An A7 is far more attractive. Any lens is available to you with a Mirrorless camera. These high res sensors are more than is needed for landscape rather than needing pixel shift especially at real world print sizes and outputs, I would rather have the lens choices than Pixel Shift. Sorry, this camera is about brand sentimentality rather than making any sense for a new buyer. I am sure it will handle well, be well made, and feel good to use, but all too late I reckon, Would have been better making a proper mirrorless camera but considering the real tech in the A7RII, Ricoh Pentax would struggle to catch up. This camera will make a few Camera Clubbies happy but cannot see it grabbing a new generation of shooters which is really what Pentax need, to be relevant.

"rather than needing pixel shift especially at real world print sizes"
Sure, who needs sharpness and true to life color reproduction. " Ummmmmmmm??? Anyone who has bought a Sony A7RII or D800 I suppose? And they even have a large choice of sharp lenses to use. Oh and they can capture these images in a micro second rather than 4 exposures, This means a wedding shot, a wildlife shot etc etc, Pentax pixel shift.....LOL Great for a desert landscape on a windless day hahahaha awesome.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2668 comments in total)
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kryten61: Pentax is not a sports camera, so why would you? The big advantage Canon and Nikon have over the Mirrorless camera's is focus tracking for sports shooter. Pentax would offer no advantage, so that said, An A7 is far more attractive. Any lens is available to you with a Mirrorless camera. These high res sensors are more than is needed for landscape rather than needing pixel shift especially at real world print sizes and outputs, I would rather have the lens choices than Pixel Shift. Sorry, this camera is about brand sentimentality rather than making any sense for a new buyer. I am sure it will handle well, be well made, and feel good to use, but all too late I reckon, Would have been better making a proper mirrorless camera but considering the real tech in the A7RII, Ricoh Pentax would struggle to catch up. This camera will make a few Camera Clubbies happy but cannot see it grabbing a new generation of shooters which is really what Pentax need, to be relevant.

"Yes yes, Pentax is doomed for the past 15 years now?" used to work for them when they were Pentax, not Ricoh, you know when the were so strong that they thought of Ricoh as a second shelf brand. Compared to how strong they were back then, they are now irrelevant and very much a niche brand. Strong smell of Naphthalene in this forum :-) Samsung had more market share than Pentax and they are pulling out, so what is your definition of "Doomed" (your quote not mine)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2668 comments in total)
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kryten61: Pentax is not a sports camera, so why would you? The big advantage Canon and Nikon have over the Mirrorless camera's is focus tracking for sports shooter. Pentax would offer no advantage, so that said, An A7 is far more attractive. Any lens is available to you with a Mirrorless camera. These high res sensors are more than is needed for landscape rather than needing pixel shift especially at real world print sizes and outputs, I would rather have the lens choices than Pixel Shift. Sorry, this camera is about brand sentimentality rather than making any sense for a new buyer. I am sure it will handle well, be well made, and feel good to use, but all too late I reckon, Would have been better making a proper mirrorless camera but considering the real tech in the A7RII, Ricoh Pentax would struggle to catch up. This camera will make a few Camera Clubbies happy but cannot see it grabbing a new generation of shooters which is really what Pentax need, to be relevant.

Penatx have more lenses? LOL, you mean more lenses made by Tokina for APS=C?
"Any K mount or M42 lens is available to the future owner of K1." Thanks for stating the obvious , how is this any comparison for taking ANY lens on the Sony?. "Oh those poor fools buying 50+ Mpx digital MF cameras, if only they knew that 24 Mpx is enough!" What's your point? So how does pixel shift work with anything but an absolutely static image (still life?) Sorry mate but rather just have 42 from an A7RII, Do you think that's not enough?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2668 comments in total)

Pentax is not a sports camera, so why would you? The big advantage Canon and Nikon have over the Mirrorless camera's is focus tracking for sports shooter. Pentax would offer no advantage, so that said, An A7 is far more attractive. Any lens is available to you with a Mirrorless camera. These high res sensors are more than is needed for landscape rather than needing pixel shift especially at real world print sizes and outputs, I would rather have the lens choices than Pixel Shift. Sorry, this camera is about brand sentimentality rather than making any sense for a new buyer. I am sure it will handle well, be well made, and feel good to use, but all too late I reckon, Would have been better making a proper mirrorless camera but considering the real tech in the A7RII, Ricoh Pentax would struggle to catch up. This camera will make a few Camera Clubbies happy but cannot see it grabbing a new generation of shooters which is really what Pentax need, to be relevant.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 488th comment | 12 replies
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kryten61: Kickstarter = A way to sell unproven product to a sheep mentality.

Never in history have people lined up to be sold product with zero testing or proof of performance. Can you say LED Light Cube anyone? 1000's sold on kickstarter without even a rated light output! I think Kickstarter web pages remove peoples intelligence through some electronic means and remove their rationality.

Yes mate sheep mentality, personally I would rather touch, test, and read some proof of a products claims. Not into buying a light for example that says, hey I am amazing and I put out light, and I am the best and if you buy me now before I exist you will SAVE MONEY! lol

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
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kryten61: Kickstarter = A way to sell unproven product to a sheep mentality.

Never in history have people lined up to be sold product with zero testing or proof of performance. Can you say LED Light Cube anyone? 1000's sold on kickstarter without even a rated light output! I think Kickstarter web pages remove peoples intelligence through some electronic means and remove their rationality.

Way overpriced low output boxes with LED's inside that people bought without one real stat, Nowhere did they tell you how much output they put out in Flash mode. Ended up to be totally underpowered, but "Kickstarter" fever made people ignore common sense or questioning, to sign up an buy. Can someone tell me why when something is on Kickstarter, people forgo normal questioning of real stats?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1082753-REG/think_eleven_llc_150_led_light_cube.html

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 07:00 UTC

Kickstarter = A way to sell unproven product to a sheep mentality.

Never in history have people lined up to be sold product with zero testing or proof of performance. Can you say LED Light Cube anyone? 1000's sold on kickstarter without even a rated light output! I think Kickstarter web pages remove peoples intelligence through some electronic means and remove their rationality.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 03:28 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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JapanAntoine: Too bad Samsung are stopping their ILC camera business... the NX1 is indeed interesting, but it ends there...

Having managed Camera stores in the past, Salesmen, I have found will tend to be dismissive of products they are not familiar with, even to the point of putting a product down or "Why do you want to see that camera" This translated actually means. Please don't ask me about that camera as I am unsure of demonstrating it.
Brand ambassadors in stores is the only way to break it down, get the guys in the store owning and using the gear. THEN the attitude changes. It a circle, I don't know it, I don't want to demo it, the sales are poor, lets not put it on display, so sales are NON existent. Then the store and sales guys will say, poor camera and poor sales. Samsung need to work to fix this, only they can break this down over time.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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JapanAntoine: Too bad Samsung are stopping their ILC camera business... the NX1 is indeed interesting, but it ends there...

So I think your anger should be at Jessops? Ask them why they don't stock it?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 20:59 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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JapanAntoine: Too bad Samsung are stopping their ILC camera business... the NX1 is indeed interesting, but it ends there...

So in reality, they could be just cutting back in an area that worked on UI, UX etc??? Sony closed one of their main lens factories 5 years ago. They still seem to make lenses and camera's?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 09:49 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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Everlast66: I mostly agree with the awards, except maybe the NX1 for Innovation of the year.

Innovation means breaking with the past and coming up with totally new ways to do things, often with the risk to not fit into what people are used to or comfortable with. To push technology forward.

I believe the A7RII and even RX100IV are far more innovative than the NX1. the NX1 has a great new crop format sensor and powerful processor, but all in the good old DSLR form factor. Should I care if I use the NX1 or any of the excellent Canon/Nikon crop sensor DSLRs with the same form factor.

Actually right now I am having huge buyers remorse for owning the camera you accuse me of not owning, the A7RII. Two weeks in and the paint is coming off, must have rubbed up against my NX1!!! Argh, innovative new instant Old Patina paint finish, looks old after just a few uses. I wish Sony had not innovated on that one at my expense.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 02:43 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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Everlast66: I mostly agree with the awards, except maybe the NX1 for Innovation of the year.

Innovation means breaking with the past and coming up with totally new ways to do things, often with the risk to not fit into what people are used to or comfortable with. To push technology forward.

I believe the A7RII and even RX100IV are far more innovative than the NX1. the NX1 has a great new crop format sensor and powerful processor, but all in the good old DSLR form factor. Should I care if I use the NX1 or any of the excellent Canon/Nikon crop sensor DSLRs with the same form factor.

Good one, so if I add it into my profile that will validate my statement? Thanks for doubting my knowledge. Go and see the camera store review. He estimates the 4K FF output at about a real 2.5 K and I agree with him, Its soft and mushy. And I have verified it with my own A7RII. Thanks for the photography lesson although its not needed I can assure you. Lets be accurate, I wanted FF asthetics in 4K, That is not what is achieved. In Super 35 it res is closer to 4k. Having an output res that is 4K doesn't mean it is achieving this in actual resolution. The 5D was alway rated way below its quotes 1080P in actual resolving output. I am a fan of the Samsung, no doubt, I wanted to be fan of the Sony...But maybe not! One thing is being a fan of something cause it does what it promises, it another thing being a Fan because you invested in a "Team" and you start barracking.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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