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On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (149 comments in total)
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starwolfy: I hear many positive things about this strap but make sure to check it before you go to avoid this :

This kind of issue is what is preventing me to buy one for my 7000 euros Leica Sl (without lens). Not too hot on the idea of dropping this because of a thin string.

I'll second what FantasticMrFox said. My clip works flawlessly (and I've been using it big time during my trips to Cambodia, Vietnam and the Phillippines, and on many other occasions), and is possibly the most useful accessoire I ever bought for my camera.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I've been waiting for this for ages! It's just so much easier to read now, thank you!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 09:45 UTC as 277th comment

The real reason for the purchasing "restriction" is probably that they are making this camera to order. There's no point in producing 1000 units and then shipping them out to dealers.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

The Nikon D4s and Canon EOS 1D X are "purposely excluded" because they are "in a class of their own", but the Pentax 645Z is evaluated with the bunch? Strange things happen around here ...

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:13 UTC as 71st comment | 11 replies

Truly inspiring pictures!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 06:04 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes (62 comments in total)

By the same logic you could take a pictures of Times Square a minute, or every 10 seconds, and each and every one will be "original" because there's different people in it (or at least in different positions), other ads, other litter ... NOT.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 19th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on a Pentax in a shop and it had really noisy autofocus. That was the end of it for me, but are all their lenses missing the ultrasonics of the competition?

No. The standard 18-55mm kit lens has a screwdrive AF which is a bit noisy, plus the "limited" primes. Look for the DC or SWD label on their lenses, they are quiet focusing, e.g. the 18-135mm or 16-85mm lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
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wildkat2: Dollar to a doughnut the two wide end zooms are actually rebadged Tokina lenses. The DA is likely the Tokina 12-28 f/4 and the D-FA is likely the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8

And you know this because ... ?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:03 UTC
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Peiasdf: There is a lot of repetition in Pentax's line up. There are 11 primes covering the 30-55mm range, 6 standard zooms from 16mm-50/85/135, etc. I'd imagine Nikon and Canon might be the same but either company sold ten times more cameras than Pentax.

One man's "repetition" is another man's "product differentiation". Where's the problem with having specialized primes in all price ranges and for different formats?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On article Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (183 comments in total)
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nowo1978: Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

nicolaie, it makes a lot of sense. Not just considering the upcoming Pentax FF camera, but also on APS-C, for example for star trail/astro photography where a combination of wide angle and large aperture is king, especially since there's no competition for PK mount (there's a Samyang/Walimex 24mm 1.4, but it does not AF).

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
On article Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (183 comments in total)

Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 06:58 UTC as 48th comment | 7 replies

Beautiful, inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 35th comment

Ricoh-Pentax should learn a lesson from Fuji! Top-notch cameras but where's the tethering software for the K-3?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (466 comments in total)

This is a joke, right? The honorable mention goes to the Sony camera you haven't even finished testing and not the Pentax K-3?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies

Here's waiting for the first optical tests - if this lens delivers the goods the price tag suggests, it might be a perfect complement to a K-3.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 23rd comment

Inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' (104 comments in total)

"Trend conscious people" - what a euphemism ...

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:58 UTC as 14th comment
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WACONimages: Dear Dpreview,

Why, oh why do we always have to click and click before we can read the article or/and review!!??? You read news on the front-page and think, well I'm interested to read this and give it a click! A new page opens and surprise the same announcement as on the front-page shows up! and only after another click you get to the article.

Is it just me who isn't funned of this... I know it is just another click, but don't see why this is needed?

Motion seconded!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 06:06 UTC
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fed2man: When is Windows going to support DNG files? In Explorer in Windows 7 all my DNGs show up as icons only, no thumbnails. Or have I missed an update somewhere? Thx.

A quick google search for "windows 7 dng support" would have pointed you to Adobe's DNG Codec:

You're welcome.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 08:33 UTC
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skyfotos: Bear in mind:
This is a primarily a viewfinder “street camera”.
As such it will very seldom used to photograph burnt out highlights.
Low light wide aperture street photographs will use a higher ISO and background out of focus orbed highlights will consequently be ameliorated.
The essence of the subject matter will never be subservient to background highlights –“orbed” or otherwise.
Scene and landscape photographers should use another camera if orbs offend them and should leave street photographers to enjoy the fantastic X10!

Bear in mind:
This is not a "street photography only" camera, people can use it for whatever style of photography they enjoy, even landscapes and whatnot. If you're happy with your defective piece of equipment, rejoice. Others are not, and rightfully so. If it's defective, it's defective, and for the price tag buyers can expect to use the camera for whatever they want to capture.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:19 UTC
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