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audiobomber

Lives in Canada Sudbury, ON, Canada
Joined on Jan 27, 2008

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On article DPReview TV: Pentax K-3 Mark III review (593 comments in total)
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Valeriu 64: Dear Chris, dear Dpreview team, thank you very much for your review!
Please, what settings did you use for the AF-C test?
Thank you, again!

Best regards, Valeriu

Yes, so many people mess up Pentax AF-C with non-optimal settings.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2021 at 15:33 UTC
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chriswy: My biggested problem is that no one makes a decent 18mm on apsc... Hopefully some companies will address that in the future.

The Sigma 19mm f2.8 is a really nice little lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2020 at 12:50 UTC
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(unknown member): When does diffraction start on an APSC lens?

Only after apertures smaller than f/6.7.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 13:23 UTC
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JayDog: Honestly, I am just here for the comments... Ahh Funny !

I may have exaggerated. ;-) I use my LG phone constantly, for headphone listening and control of all my music players. It's my travel solution too.

I believe phones are doing in audio what they are doing in photography, diverting people (not audiophiles like you or me), from buying more serious audio gear.
BTW, the V series has been superseded by new models.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 02:51 UTC
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JayDog: Honestly, I am just here for the comments... Ahh Funny !

That's why I came here too, and I've literally laughed out loud. This is not a product for me. I've often said if I had to use cell phone exclusively, I would give up photography as a hobby.

On the other hand, for people who shoot real photos, not just snaps, with a cell phone, I am happy they have something new to consider. It's nice to see manufacturers advancing the state of the art for cell phone fans. Cell phones have had a huge impact in audio, my other hobby.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 22:08 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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armanius: I tried REALLY hard to like the K5. But I never could get that camera to focus right. It was always front focusing or back focusing causing my photos to come out just a tad bit soft. Finally sold it off.

I bought a K-5 and returned it due to constant misfocus. The K-3 resolved this problem.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 13:03 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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chev3100: APS? In 2020? Its a point and shoot sensor in a ridiculous oversized pro looking body. Japans cam industry deserves to die. Conservatism is the cancer of the world.

chev3100, trolling for a reaction.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 12:57 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Is it K3 Mark3 or KP Mark2? By this photo its will be K3 M3...

They said the new body is a flagship. KP was not a flagship model., the last flagship APS-C was the K3-II.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 12:30 UTC

Beautiful images, very creative, but too nerdy for me to try. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 03:04 UTC as 13th comment
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photowipe: Something to remember (or learn) when we consider random snapshots made on the street misleadingly identified as "street photography": so many of the usual suspects we all try to emulate as a "street photographers" simply thought of themselves as "photographers", and their very elusive goal was to make compelling, memorable, GREAT pictures. In fact, the guy who sat at the top of that heap (and coincidentally responsible for our obsession with using cameras that look like his Leica), Henri Cartier Bresson, rejected the term "photographer" altogether. He self-identified as a surrealist, and found inspiration with European artists working at the height of that movement in Paris and elsewhere. Yes, he used a camera, yes, he made his living as a photojournalist, but when you think of his most memorable images you have to see them through the filter of surrealism. Photography is easy thesde days, good photography is ubiquitous and harder, but GREAT photography is more difficult than ever

Cartier-Bresson did not share our fetish for "image quality". Some of his best photos are technically awful. We (photographers in general) dismiss any photo with imperfect focus, blur, tilt, etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 14:12 UTC
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AeroPhotographer: My best street photography was with an SLR and 500mm lens. I was far enough away so that most people didn't notice me.

Also, I find it hard to warm to expensive cameras that don't have interchangeable lenses. Some might argue that they are lighter. But my A6400 with a 16-50mm zoom is about 100g lighter than this Fuji.

The worst thing about the Sony 16-50 is that it resets to 16mm every time the camera powers down. People have complained about this repeatedly. You should be able to tell the camera to return to the last focal length on start-up, especially for street photos. You don't want to be zooming for street photos, it wastes time and opportunity.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 13:18 UTC

I was interested to hear what the author values in the X100V for street shooting and I did get that, but I was bothered that the article reads too much like an extended Fuji ad.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 14:05 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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DarnGoodPhotos: Based on a lot of comments it would seem that people think 'one' means 'every'.

> Sadly it brought out the Ricoh fanboys. It is pretty obvious.

The article is so heavily biased, it is bound to provoke opposition.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 13:55 UTC
On article Frozen soap bubbles create scenes from a fantasy world (37 comments in total)
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WongFeiHong: Not cold enough in the UK to do this :(

> temps of -6/7C are needed

Thanks Don, that was the question I had. I'm 200 miles north of you, in Sudbury ON, but those temps are done for this year.

I loved the images and detailed explanation. Thanks for the ideas.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 13:39 UTC
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mahonj: great photos, well done and well printed.

Seconded! I really enjoyed the story and photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 17:20 UTC
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Digitalharry: Nice to have some attention for Pentax. After P30, MZ5 I went digital with the K10 and K20D. And what a pleasure was it ergonomically and buildwise. Even the K3 had the same fine grip but I sold it all because of the terrible AF. A pity that pentax still isn’t listening their customers. They had a winner with the K5 but lost theorie share when Nikon and Canon went ahead.

Continued:
- AF-C, Hi-Speed continuous burst
- Center AF point, with 25 point expansion. I use 9-point for sports, but birds move too fast to stay within the small 9-point array.
- Matrix metering, add 0.5EV compensation, fine tune in p-p
Shake reduction Off (very important)

Custom Menu Parameter Settings:
16. 1st frame action in AF-C - Focus priority (make sure focus is on the target before shooting, or you'll have a string of misses)
17. Action in AF-C Continuous - Focus Priority
18. Hold AF status - Medium, bump up to High if required. IME, AF Hold Off or Low allows focus to drift to the background too readily.

I only shoot raw, turn off all the jpeg settings (lens correction, NR, etc). Having USER1 set for action allows me to switch over from a still subject to action with just a couple of mode dial clicks.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 14:52 UTC
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Digitalharry: Nice to have some attention for Pentax. After P30, MZ5 I went digital with the K10 and K20D. And what a pleasure was it ergonomically and buildwise. Even the K3 had the same fine grip but I sold it all because of the terrible AF. A pity that pentax still isn’t listening their customers. They had a winner with the K5 but lost theorie share when Nikon and Canon went ahead.

Here are my current recommendations for BIF with a K-3. I have these set in USER1 mode. Try for yourself, the K-3 tracks approaching subjects:
- TAv mode:
- Set aperture for sharpest MTF - f/5.6 with the DA*300, f/8 if you're also using the TC. Shoot at f/8 with 55-300mm, do not use a TC. If you're shooting in dim conditions, the DA*300 is acceptable wide open, even with the TC but the TC somewhat compromises tracking. The 55-300 is unacceptably soft wide open.
- Shutter speed according to conditions. I find 1/1000s works most of the time. Never go below 1/500s. Don't be afraid to push ISO. Noise is correctable, motion blur is not

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 14:51 UTC
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Digitalharry: Nice to have some attention for Pentax. After P30, MZ5 I went digital with the K10 and K20D. And what a pleasure was it ergonomically and buildwise. Even the K3 had the same fine grip but I sold it all because of the terrible AF. A pity that pentax still isn’t listening their customers. They had a winner with the K5 but lost theorie share when Nikon and Canon went ahead.

If you can't AF with a K-3, you simply don't know how to manage the settings. I have hundreds of perfectly focussed BIF photos shot with a K-3 and have deleted thousands, because how many BIF's does one need?

Now the K-5 had a problem, AF was hopeless in tungsten light.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 13:55 UTC
On article 2010-2019: The decade in review - the camera industry (249 comments in total)
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audiobomber: "Pentax kind of sort of doesn't exist anymore"

Such a dismissive comment about a respected brand and leader in camera technology, with innovative features like the much-loved Green button, IBIS, built-in GPS, pixel shift, horizon correction, and more.

If Pentax doesn't exist, why do you have Pentax camera and lens sections on your website? I counted 27 ILC's and 38 lenses in the decade under question, and a new DSLR in development. Pentax still has the most complete set of APS-C lenses of any manufacturer.

Pentax is a brand, now owned by Ricoh. Lens and body releases are infrequent but ongoing. Ricoh has maintained Pentax sensibilities. Pentax cameras are easily recognizable due to uniquely photographer-centric features and ergonomics, highly valued by their customer base. Please be more accurate in your phrasing in the future. That this is really getting tiresome and your motives are suspect.

The only thing Pentax fans are requesting from DPR is objectivity.

Pentax should have had a prominent mention in your article.
From Wikipedia:
2010: The world's first to introduce a digital medium format SLR camera. That camera was the Pentax 645D
2011: The world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera (ILC) in a body significantly smaller than every other digital ILC body available on the market. That camera was the Pentax Q.
2012: The world's first medium format DSLR without IR cut filter especially for research, archival, and law enforcement use. This camera was the 645D IR
2012: The first mirrorless camera to natively support a SLR lens lineup. This camera was the K-01
2014: The world's first to achieve a score above 100 at DxO. The camera was the 645Z with a 101 DxO score
2016: Pentax was the first to introduce a weather resistant and backside illuminated flexible tilt type LCD monitor with their first professional full frame DSLR. This camera was the Pentax K-1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_cameras

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 15:18 UTC
On article 2010-2019: The decade in review - the camera industry (249 comments in total)

"Pentax kind of sort of doesn't exist anymore"

Such a dismissive comment about a respected brand and leader in camera technology, with innovative features like the much-loved Green button, IBIS, built-in GPS, pixel shift, horizon correction, and more.

If Pentax doesn't exist, why do you have Pentax camera and lens sections on your website? I counted 27 ILC's and 38 lenses in the decade under question, and a new DSLR in development. Pentax still has the most complete set of APS-C lenses of any manufacturer.

Pentax is a brand, now owned by Ricoh. Lens and body releases are infrequent but ongoing. Ricoh has maintained Pentax sensibilities. Pentax cameras are easily recognizable due to uniquely photographer-centric features and ergonomics, highly valued by their customer base. Please be more accurate in your phrasing in the future. That this is really getting tiresome and your motives are suspect.

The only thing Pentax fans are requesting from DPR is objectivity.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 15:16 UTC as 10th comment | 9 replies
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