JacobSR

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Sep 13, 2006

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JacobSR: For me, it's just not fun to take photos with the smart phone. If you love photography It's much more enjoyable to use a real camera.

I'm talking about the joy of photography and not necessarily the quality of it. For me it's not about who is behind the camera, since I'm behind the camera. It's about what I'm holding in my hands, do I feel anything? And yes, sometimes a pinhole camera can give me more pleasure because it's such a challenging thing that demand more attention. But this is a whole different type of photography and not comparable.
I agree that sometimes having a smart phone is great, but I look at it as a jack of all trades, master of none.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 02:49 UTC

For me, it's just not fun to take photos with the smart phone. If you love photography It's much more enjoyable to use a real camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:39 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies
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iShootWideOpen: Thats about as many cameras Sony puts out in a year.

Yes, mostly all mirror-less. Basically video cameras what they are.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 03:47 UTC
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Denton Taylor: The Pentax MX was just a great little camera. Built to compete with Olympus OM and in many ways superior, as in electronic meter vs. mechanical needle. I still have a pair of them. The LX was a brilliant camera too that I couldn't afford at the time but which I bought later post-digital, just because.

The MX was my first Pentax camera, It taught me photography and I fell in love with it. The LX was a fantastic camera, nothing it's equal at the time. But was not marketed properly, (typical of Pentax).

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2676 comments in total)
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JacobSR: I think dpreview go overboard with their testing. Just say it's a nice camera, that's all.
Nothing is perfect, and not one camera can do everything. Not all are suitable to your method of testing. And not everybody uses the camera the way you do. I think you are working too hard.
Just tell us the different features with some photos, that's all. And, then there will be peace on Earth.

No matter the tests, to me yes, all cameras are nice, especially In this day and age, very nice indeed. but not equal, who wants them to be?

What is equal is my respect to all cameras brands with their innovations and history. Even though their design philosophy might be different and not be for everybody. I beg or expect that they all receive the same equal respect.

I'm not requesting not to do your job. Do whatever you like. But with all that testing, and constantly favoring one brand over the other, I feel that this has become more of Consumer Report than a camera review.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 23:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2676 comments in total)

I think dpreview go overboard with their testing. Just say it's a nice camera, that's all.
Nothing is perfect, and not one camera can do everything. Not all are suitable to your method of testing. And not everybody uses the camera the way you do. I think you are working too hard.
Just tell us the different features with some photos, that's all. And, then there will be peace on Earth.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 04:51 UTC as 220th comment | 6 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2676 comments in total)

Shake Reduction can degrades image quality. For better tracking SR should be disabled especially when in AF-C mode. SR should only be used when needed.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 06:52 UTC as 339th comment | 2 replies

Black text on white is natural on the news paper or books we read but not on the monitor.
Keep in mind that the text makes about 10% of the page you are viewing. If you are using black text on white, that means about 90% of the page which is white is shining through your eyes. I think that will create more damage.
Take your laptop to the back porch at night (set on light) and you will know what I mean, you will not be able to look at the monitor, you will need sunglasses. I don't care how much you adjust intensity. Now switch the page to dark and Uhhhh YES.
It's nice to have a choice, but your default should be dark.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 161st comment
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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turvyT: Interesting. Pixel shift is a technology suited for still subjects, however dpreview test it with moving ones and gets disappointed with the results. What was dpreview expecting? It's sort of "X camera is not weatherproof but I test it in my swimming pool and when it gets soaked and does not work anymore I get very disappointed".

The article clearly says Pixel shift. If you want to test the motion correction it should be separate. But why choose the water fall. This water fall will create extreme wind for nearby plants and force the water to move rapidly.
You can force any camera to fail. We know everything has limitations.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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JacobSR: Aren't you suppose to turn off the Shake Reduction when Pixel Shift? Please tell us if you disabled Shake Reduction or not!

If there is no tripod, one might want to use pixel shift hand held. So the camera will not automatically disable the SR (I don't know). I just wanted to make sure it's off, otherwise it can degrade image quality if it's on the tripod. Thanks for the info.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Aren't you suppose to turn off the Shake Reduction when Pixel Shift? Please tell us if you disabled Shake Reduction or not!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 21:48 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)
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JacobSR: OK Pentax, now you can make a Full Frame mirrorless K-01 type camera with 4K video. Do not forget the EVF (a must have) and please none of that Marc Newson design. Make your own.

OK, so name it K-02, or KM-2 or whatever. Just bring back to full frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 05:17 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)
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JacobSR: OK Pentax, now you can make a Full Frame mirrorless K-01 type camera with 4K video. Do not forget the EVF (a must have) and please none of that Marc Newson design. Make your own.

No, not my particular needs. A mirror less K-01 Full Frame would be a great idea, wouldn't you say?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)

OK Pentax, now you can make a Full Frame mirrorless K-01 type camera with 4K video. Do not forget the EVF (a must have) and please none of that Marc Newson design. Make your own.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 02:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 11 replies
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Sorry, but a 1/1.7" sensor is no longer acceptable. Might as well use your smartphone instead.

Exactly, there are some guys who buy what they want, and there are others who buy what dpr want.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Just checked there is a Bell & Howel C mount lens which is 100mm F 4.5... It mist be equal to 465mm !!!!! And F 4.5 !!! Very tiny was to carry!!!!

Look what some people do to the Q, must see:
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/14383614397_2f3723360c_c.jpg

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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viking79: The Q is fine, and the sensor is actually pretty good, but still missing a model with a viewfinder and flip screen... Using the camera in bright light is a chore. This class of camera should also have good sharing options, WiFi, NFC, etc. The NX Mini is more appealing to me, but the Q does have a nicer selection of lenses available.

Eric

Just don't wear a white shirt.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: I hope next model will have 1" sensor and fixed lens...

But it's not how big it is, it's how you use it :)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Sorry, but a 1/1.7" sensor is no longer acceptable. Might as well use your smartphone instead.

It's not only the sensor size. It's the QUALITY of the sensor, the processing engine, and the quality of the optics. In a compact body with great ergnomics and the proper controls under your fingertips.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On article Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands (74 comments in total)

Great photos but some have no balance. The way I see it this is heavily focused on the forground. Vertical shots that shows depth but the forground taking most of the space that it ruins the backround. Some the backround is so beatifull but it is too distant and is lost: ( 2, 3, 4, 9, 14). The rest are fantastic. Just my 2c.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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