tkbslc

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On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Looks good. I am sure some hard core fans will get one. Personally I prefer black.
Beats me why this news has been relegated to the side column among gossip and photographic indignation off site news.

A new paint job on a 1.5 year old camera is not exactly headline news. I'm not even sure it warrants a side column mention.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Francis88: Looks cool. But where is the new Ricoh GR?

It's not supposed to have a viewfinder and adding one would change the profile of the camera, which is one of it's largest selling points.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (361 comments in total)
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Karroly: I have a dream : the same camera with an APS-C sensor and a body as small as an EOS SL2...

Fuji X-T2? Sony A6500?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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RED i: Got to love making your customer pay for the product even before its manufactured this way no money loss to you when it fails.

It can't really fail, because it's pre-paid. That's the beauty of it. You secure all the profit before you even start.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Saurat: Looks really cheap and nasty. Fuji uses a classy graphite finish, but this looks like it dropped out of a breakfast cereal box.

If you want the Pentaxians opinion, I bet we could interview all 4 of them and find out.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)

D700 could still handle the needs of most professional gigs.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 28th comment
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Mimik: Pentax still around?

Parent companies usually dump divisions that are a money drain.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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GraySaint: for hipsters, from hipsters.

Doubtful that a hipster is going anywhere near this camera system.

It's more like for old guys from old guys.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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TwoMetreBill: Outdoor shooters (wildlife, landscape, sports...) know that black cameras cook outdoors, not only burning hands but in the body, raising image noise levels. Give me an all chrome/aluminum/magnesium body any day. Only Canon seems to understand with their white lenses, too bad they don't have a body to complete the solution.

There is a small company in Japan that will make any lens white, don't know if they will convert bodies.

Yeah, silver metallic surfaces never heat up in direct sun.....

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Francis88: Looks cool. But where is the new Ricoh GR?

Who needs one? The GR II is fantastic.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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RayDee: They should rather spend their time getting out contemporary lenses that match the K-1 playing field.

They just need to pay Sigma to release all the Art lenses in PK mount and they are done.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)

It just seems a little sad that they chose to do this on the same day as the D850 dropped.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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sapple: I can't help but wonder who is the audience for these lenses? I mean a lot of people who want manual focus vintage lenses just buy them for significantly less in the used market. So the person who buys this lens has to want vintage glass in new condition and not care how much they spend. This is especially problematic because there are similar modern lenses that are direct competitors for less.

Yeah, I think anyone that likes these old Zeiss lenses enough to drop that much cash would want the lens to actually be rare and vintage.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

Helios made a Biotar 58mm f2.0 copy, too, and you can get them for the price of a good pizza.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:21 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: Theoretical stuff that only matters for calculating noise ceilings or comparing formats, neither of which is very useful in day-to-day photography.

If you care about light, you should go out and find or make interesting light and photograph it with the sensor you have, and stop wasting time comparing your sensor to sensors you don't own.

@Yake: The headline of the article includes the phrase "if you have any interest in light".

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Tony Northrup: Crop factor was never about getting a proper exposure/brightness. In our first crop factor video, the very first thing we do is demonstrate that the same settings yield the same exposure/brightness regardless of sensor size. We repeatedly reinforced this fact in later videos.

Yet, there's this vocal group that insists if a light meter provides the correct exposure for cameras with different sized sensors, that proves that crop factor is completely meaningless. It's a strawman fallacy.

After talking with many people, crop factor became an emotional issue for some who spent hard-earned money without considering crop factor. After dropping $3k on an MFT camera and a 12-35 f/2.8, it sucks to find out that you're often not getting the same results as a 24-70 f/2.8 on an FF camera.

Nowadays, most people take crop factor into their buying decisions and still buy MFT--but they know exactly what they'll get. We do ALL our video with MFT cameras (10 of them!) and often shoot stills, too.

Nobody bought m4/3 thinking it was the same as full frame.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:55 UTC

Theoretical stuff that only matters for calculating noise ceilings or comparing formats, neither of which is very useful in day-to-day photography.

If you care about light, you should go out and find or make interesting light and photograph it with the sensor you have, and stop wasting time comparing your sensor to sensors you don't own.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 91st comment | 12 replies

For fun, throw a 12 year old Canon Rebel into the mix and see if anyone can tell. Studio portraits are not a challenging scenario for the sensor once you've got the lighting worked out.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 292nd comment
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exkeks: I think, the article should make clear, that one would still need the A1 device to control any of the Godox flashes.

That's what I would assume, but the article above is most definitely NOT clear and seems to insinuate that the A1 is not needed.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 18:21 UTC

I'm very skeptical that this can be true without some additional hardware in between the phones and flashes (like the A1).

Unless ALL of the Godox wireless flashes use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to communicate, there's no way it could work.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 18:20 UTC as 18th comment
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