tkbslc

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They almost had me reeled in with early advertising last year, but then they weren't actually for sale yet. You had to plunk down a lot of money for a pre-order with an indeterminate shipping date at least a year out. It's very hard to buy on pure faith for some of us.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 19:04 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1225 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The price gap between formats are getting closer. Full frame cameras are getting cheaper, and m43 and APS more expensive, however the sensor sizes remain the same.

Same category.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1225 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Oh dang... Fuji finally realized a touchscreen is actually a very good feature. Good on them!

It's really hard to go back to the joystick and dials for selecting AF points after you've had a touchscreen to do it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1225 comments in total)
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armanius: Very nice!! Glad we can leave the ISO dial unlocked! Only thing missing from Fuji cameras now is IBIS. Add IBIS competitive with Olympus, and it'll be a complete package. Maybe two years from now with the XT3.

I don't think IBIS does anything for weight, nor much to battery life. It's not like Fuji beats the other systems that have it in either of those categories.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1225 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The price gap between formats are getting closer. Full frame cameras are getting cheaper, and m43 and APS more expensive, however the sensor sizes remain the same.

Not really. This is $1500, but it has specs that read like a A7R II, which is more than double the price. A7 II is $1700 but has specs similar to something like a Panasonic GX85, which is $800.

Yes you can get FF for the price of this XT2, but not high end FF. This is top end APS-C.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1225 comments in total)
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Aroart: Fuji just blew the pants, skirt and doors off of OLYMPUS... sorry Olympus fan boys...

Sorry for what?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
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villagranvicent: Where is the X200???????

You mean the X100U?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
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ogl: Ugly and expensive

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Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
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tkbslc: Good lighting does wonders.

No, that's what I said! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
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tkbslc: Good lighting does wonders.

I just commented on the lighting.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:45 UTC

Good lighting does wonders.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 66th comment | 10 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Put away the pitchforks, guys. Did you really think this was going to be a class leading camera for sports, wildlife and video? Has anything in Pentax's history ever given you the impression that it would be? Even if it had uber tracking AF, it's still only 5fps, so who was going to pick it for sports anyway?

This is a class-leading camera for image quality at a bargain price. It's essentially a weather sealed Nikon D810 with weak tracking AF for barely more than half the price. That's a huge compliment and still a great value.

So DPR is saying it 100% sucks all around then? I guess the Pentax guys can pick up their pitchforks now.... :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Put away the pitchforks, guys. Did you really think this was going to be a class leading camera for sports, wildlife and video? Has anything in Pentax's history ever given you the impression that it would be? Even if it had uber tracking AF, it's still only 5fps, so who was going to pick it for sports anyway?

This is a class-leading camera for image quality at a bargain price. It's essentially a weather sealed Nikon D810 with weak tracking AF for barely more than half the price. That's a huge compliment and still a great value.

I can't decide if you are arguing with me or agreeing with me.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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drummercam: Recent review titles: "Benchmark Performance": "Nikon D810 review; Setting new standards": "Nikon D5 Review; Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review."

Why am I not surprised at the slightly pejorative question mark in "Special K? Pentax K-1 Review"? Riffing on a cereal brand for a title is cute, but just a little off-key, given the innovations and ergonomics of this camera, IMHO.

When BMW comes out with a new 5-series sedan, there are not many question marks about the product. We know based on a long history that there will be refinements but not many surprises.

When Kia comes out with a luxury sedan, there are bound to be some questions because this is an area they have not typically tried to compete in.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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Dale108: Thanks for reviewing the K1 and the detail regarding the unique features that it has including Pixel Shift and Astrotracer. If one reads the whole review, you can get a balanced view of the camera including pros and cons. However, since most people skip to the Conclusions section, the wording of the Cons regarding AF and lack of lenses could have been worded better. In regards to AF, sure it is not as good at tracking as Canikon, but is it Poor? Also, there are lenses available to cover focal lengths from 15-560mm. What is missing for the basics; the average photographer only has a few lenses.

That was for AF-C tracking, NOT AF-S. They did not mention any issues with AF-S (other than AF point illumination), but what camera isn't good at AF-S?

As I said, they last tested a $700 panasonic and had no complaints about the tracking AF, so obviously they aren't expecting Canon 1D series level performance.

I think if you want to call into question the review with your own results you should start a thread showing the results. DPR showed their pictures along with the words, so I can only go by what I see above.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Have to say that while the AF is not probably as good as Nikon's 3D set up, it works perfectly well on mine. Put it another way - I have never thought to myself "this could be better".

I don't have a problem with the review. I am sure the people behind it have conducted the test with integrity. However, I am interested to see how other sites have not really corroborated DPR's findings. I also note that I have seen plenty of action shots on the Pentax forum and on FredMiranda, that do not support the thesis that the AF is "poor".

Above all I have a problem with the language. "Poor" is pretty derogatory and a word rarely seen on DPR. I haven't seen "Poor" used in reference for the Canon 6D for example, and that camera really sucks at sports.. :)

Like I said earlier, when you miss 85% of the shots in a test that most other cameras do well on, I don't know what other word you can use but "poor".

There's still a lot to like about the camera, though.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: I really don't care about the AF rating, that's fine by me. I rarely have to chase buildings or landscapes.

What irks me though is the paradox pixel shift criticism. As far as I know no other camera (besides Oly in a different implementation) has this feature. Everybody pi**es their pants over the picture quality one gets from pixel shift (yes, with application limitations, point taken).

It's almost like somebody builds the first car with an additional fuel cell at 2/3 of the price of a regular car just to get knocked that it can only use hydrogen.

A car that could only use hydrogen would have serious implication for regular driving. That would be worth noting as a major "Con" of ownership. It's the same for EV right now. Great efficiency, but low range and flexibility compared to a gas car.

So I guess I agree with your analogy. You can get a massively good sensor for a great price, but the tradeoff is you can't shoot sports with it. OK, still a lot to love but obviously rules it out for some people. Just like an all electric car sucks for people who like long road trips to the middle of nowhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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Jesaja: Wow. More than 1400 posts in lesser than 1 day. I never seen this before. At least, Pentax K-1 is the hottest potato ever been.

Unfortunately they tacked this onto the "first impressions" comment thread.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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MOUNTAINTHRUST: Their scoring by points is kind of ridiculous here, the K-1 is full of breaking ground features. A gold award should go to it easily, I surmise the reviewers are not Pentax users?
As a 5 decade published photographer, I can say with confidence that for the money, this is the finest camera out there. How many years have I been waiting for such a Pentax camera? The Pentax H1a was my first 35mm camera, and after a few models, went over to Canon because they had coming a 2oomm macro, one of the finest lenses I have ever used manually. I suggested to Ricoh product development they now work on a fast and sharp macro zoom, a true macro, 1:1 say from 120-250?
That dream lens is the paradise range for a true macro for nature photographers. If I could show you all the photos I have taken with the manual one I had for many years, you would gasp at the subject matter possible with it. Let's put out a holler for PENTAX to come out with a new one soon, within 2 years? Is that possible?

"the finest camera out there"

For the right kind of photographer, sure. For others it will obviously be one of the worst. Nice to have the information to make an informed choice.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)

Put away the pitchforks, guys. Did you really think this was going to be a class leading camera for sports, wildlife and video? Has anything in Pentax's history ever given you the impression that it would be? Even if it had uber tracking AF, it's still only 5fps, so who was going to pick it for sports anyway?

This is a class-leading camera for image quality at a bargain price. It's essentially a weather sealed Nikon D810 with weak tracking AF for barely more than half the price. That's a huge compliment and still a great value.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 252nd comment | 7 replies
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