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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: My opinion of the cons list (I know you want it :^)

Poor Autofocus performance:
My experience with DFA 24-70 on K1 is simply far better than this
No dedicated AF point selector (though it can be set as four-way default):
So this isn't a con then. Too lazy to set and forget?
Limited full-frame lens selection:
Compared to C or N 15-30, 24-70, 70-200, 150-450 are covered
Limited uses for Pixel Shift Resolution shooting:
Pixel shift = a stop more DR than a Nikon D810, you said the K1 was nearly
as good as it. As in, a stop better nearly as good.
Limited Raw support Pixel Shift Files:
Pixel shift results in two (2) cons on the list?
Low-spec video and limited focus control in video mode:
Comparing to D5 or mirrorless now?
Nested menu layout
But everything is in the info panel/dials.
Limited control customization
Same as above
Poor default JPEG settings
A con for a P&S camera. Ignore it can fully customize
jpeg. Who shoots jpeg?

:^)

Leandros S - Yes and even the Samsung was panned for not having too many lenses.

The Samsung had class leading AF AND class leading Video along with class leading IQ. That was the reason it got a Gold award.

The Sony A7 II also lacks lenses but you can mitigate that to a large extent with adapters. However the A7 II won the gold award because the AF was not bad and its like a universal camera and you can use the best lenses from Canon and Nikon on that camera which makes it a compelling option for Canon and Nikon guys to pick up and try without changing their entire lens line up.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: My opinion of the cons list (I know you want it :^)

Poor Autofocus performance:
My experience with DFA 24-70 on K1 is simply far better than this
No dedicated AF point selector (though it can be set as four-way default):
So this isn't a con then. Too lazy to set and forget?
Limited full-frame lens selection:
Compared to C or N 15-30, 24-70, 70-200, 150-450 are covered
Limited uses for Pixel Shift Resolution shooting:
Pixel shift = a stop more DR than a Nikon D810, you said the K1 was nearly
as good as it. As in, a stop better nearly as good.
Limited Raw support Pixel Shift Files:
Pixel shift results in two (2) cons on the list?
Low-spec video and limited focus control in video mode:
Comparing to D5 or mirrorless now?
Nested menu layout
But everything is in the info panel/dials.
Limited control customization
Same as above
Poor default JPEG settings
A con for a P&S camera. Ignore it can fully customize
jpeg. Who shoots jpeg?

:^)

Of course. We would expect Ricoh to come up with more Pentax branded lenses in future. No doubt about it. I have no doubt future Pentax cameras will definitely have better and better AF systems as well as this current K-1 is already improved upon the earlier K3-II

But the car AF test which had a 85% failure rate was shot with the 70-200mm f2.8 which is a lens designed by Pentax (unlike the Tamron rebadged 24-70mm) and so along with the 150-450mm are the two of the newest lenses released specifically to coincide with the Pentax K-1 launch.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: "The autofocus tends to hesitate, even in AF-S mode with the center point - it’s nowhere near as fast as most Canon and Nikon DSLRs."

What is not to understand about this statement? It is very clear and I think it is formulated as intended. Now the relevant question to help us understand may be: what does DPR mean with "hesitant"? Hesitant like "I cannot catch the moment, I miss it" or hesitant like "I catch the moment, but it takes 0.2 sec versus 0.1 sec like Nikon"?
(don't shoot me for the figues I put here).

Yeah its fun to hear fanbois moan and groan about their favourite camera not getting a Gold award ! :P

What difference it makes to their lives and photography I have no clue.

The camera that I use (A7 ) didn't get very favorable reviews on Dpreview since it has a lot of flaws that I live with every day I use it. I just accept that its not a perfect camera but I still enjoy shooting with it. I don't go on complaining how when I use the camera it performs excellent ! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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skorpionet: It's so subtle....
D500 cycle test: bright light, cyclist not wears the helmet, hasn't glasses and looks at the camera
k-1 cycle test: dark light, cyclist wears an huge white helmet that darken the face, has glasses and, strangely, don't looks in camera

I own a k-1 I covered a ballet show in the outdoor using AF-S and AF-C in Auto 33 mode, with a screw-driver AF telephoto zoom .... 98% pictures in focus.

1/2000 @ ISO 200 is dark light ??? :P

The D500 test were shot at 1/2500 @ ISO 100 in comparison. Not a huge difference right ?

Also you really think DPreview would have made such a remark without it matching what their real world testing has shown them ? If its an anomaly they would have said so.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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marike6: From Imaging Resource K-1 review: "Autofocus performance was swift, comparing well with the Pentax K-3 II in my informal, real-world testing. (And our lab testing likewise found autofocus performance to be a strength of the Pentax K-1.)" That's odd. Why would another respected review website have the exact opposite results as DPR? Did DPR have a defective K-1?

^^ If you think that DPreview based their AF score solely on the AF review test and not their extensive testing with the camera and comparing it with the other cameras that they shoot with then I don't know what to say.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: All reputable reviewers mentioned AF in K-1 is competent and its accuracy excellent. Added with hundreds if not thousands of very happy users, all of them together contrast sharply with DPR's single-minded opinion.
There is at least 1000:1 chance that DPR wrote, in that part of the review, just very subjective, objectively unsupportable information. Check other reviews guys, read them well, to get a bigger and more coherent picture. And try the camera yourself.

The AF tests shown on the review show just how badly the camera performed. The proof is in the images. None of the other sites show you anything more than the good photos. The bad photos and misfocused photos are swept under the rug never to be seen by anyone.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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Toccata47: Fair summary and one that highlights both the enormous potential of the camera and the difficulty in meeting that potential. What I see is a camera I can throw a wrist strap on, slap on a pancake and have a go everywhere in any condition snapper. Add a tripod and a solid lens and I have a camera that can out perform my 645z with a few caveats.

I get the impression that some folks feel that a review score is somehow a measure of a camera's output potential. A d810 will shoot an 86 point photos while this k1 can only achieve 84. If we matched photographic potential with appropriate equipment I doubt many of us would advance beyond the iPhone.

As the review states, this is an excellent camera for someone that can afford the time to set up for the shot, a good camera for your everyday generalist and a bad camera for soccer-parents.

I am sure anyone looking seriously at spending $2500+ on a camera system is going to go thoroughly through a review and probably test the camera first in a store before putting that kind of money on the camera.

From the review its pretty obvious that IQ is stellar. The AF is not stellar but for a lot of people that isn't a problem as I for one never shoot sports or anything that pushes my cameras AF system.

So the last thing left is to see if the system has the lenses that one needs and if so then they will go ahead and consider the system.

If this was a $600 camera then there would a be a good chance someone will see the cons and make a decision whether to buy the camera or not.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: My opinion of the cons list (I know you want it :^)

Poor Autofocus performance:
My experience with DFA 24-70 on K1 is simply far better than this
No dedicated AF point selector (though it can be set as four-way default):
So this isn't a con then. Too lazy to set and forget?
Limited full-frame lens selection:
Compared to C or N 15-30, 24-70, 70-200, 150-450 are covered
Limited uses for Pixel Shift Resolution shooting:
Pixel shift = a stop more DR than a Nikon D810, you said the K1 was nearly
as good as it. As in, a stop better nearly as good.
Limited Raw support Pixel Shift Files:
Pixel shift results in two (2) cons on the list?
Low-spec video and limited focus control in video mode:
Comparing to D5 or mirrorless now?
Nested menu layout
But everything is in the info panel/dials.
Limited control customization
Same as above
Poor default JPEG settings
A con for a P&S camera. Ignore it can fully customize
jpeg. Who shoots jpeg?

:^)

^^ To be fair you were using the one of the few modern lenses on the body. Most of the Pentax line up consists of decades old lens designed with old screw driven motors.

And Canon and Nikon land have a plethora of lens options like a 24-105mm f4, 70-200mm f4, UWA lenses which take filters, far better 3rd party support etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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Iamnotarobot: Huawei. Chinese company. Not surprised at all.

^^ Please send a crate of Burnol to the OP ! :D

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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caver3d: Is this some kind of a joke? Silver Award? I believe the K-3 got a Gold. What's up with DPR, anyway? This is one superb camera. And for the bevy of great features versus price, how can you beat it? (And, yes, I also own the Sony A7RII along with the K-1, etc., so I have some idea of what a state-of-the-art camera can do.) All cameras have pros and cons, but the K-1 really shines. But, don't worry Canikonphiles, you'll be sure to get your Gold awards. Just amazing.

Caver3d - No I do not have the camera but I will trust a reviewer who uses multiple cameras over a fanboi like you. Your aggressive post betrays your inherent faboism which makes me want to disregard any info you make as biased.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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caver3d: Is this some kind of a joke? Silver Award? I believe the K-3 got a Gold. What's up with DPR, anyway? This is one superb camera. And for the bevy of great features versus price, how can you beat it? (And, yes, I also own the Sony A7RII along with the K-1, etc., so I have some idea of what a state-of-the-art camera can do.) All cameras have pros and cons, but the K-1 really shines. But, don't worry Canikonphiles, you'll be sure to get your Gold awards. Just amazing.

Just have a look at the AF tests and you will know why silver award.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)
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princecody: What is the price on this?

@noflashplease - That is old style thinking. Canon and Nikon cameras are rugged but I don't shoot them in demanding situations. When I said reliability I meant the camera should just work as intended without locking up or hanging up.

Shooting with an eye level viewfinder is something I find very very restricting. I just love shooting with the flipping LCD with fast AF. No Canon or Nikon 35mm camera offers me that.

I never had any issues with locking or hanging up with my old budget DSLT cameras or any camera for that matter but with adapters I do face the odd issue from time to time. For pure casual work they are ok but even if was a serious amatuer I wouldn't want to go down the adapter route.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 13:22 UTC
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: SAR said the price is close to $3400, is this still true? There non-IS A mount version is $3000 so it makes sense.
Sony users can save $1000 and possibly get better results by buying the Canon and a Canon adapter. Sony's QC issues over the past couple years are a worry, and the Canon obviously has a much better reputation.

Hopefully those rumors are wrong and it will be max $2500... Hopefully

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Does it really matter? After all, with Sony's indifferent track record with lenses of this sort and rumored $3,400 price, this lens is already irrelevant, even before it goes on sale. Wait for the upcoming Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 Sport. Based on Sigma's recent track record, their alternative will be immensely cheaper and altogether superior.

Adapters are highly problematic solutions especially for serious work. If you really need high level electronic functionality adapters are a poor solution. When using a Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art my adapter kept locking up the camera and I missed a lot of good photos that day.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)
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princecody: What is the price on this?

For amatuers the Canon is a viable option. But for anyone who shoots a lot an adapted solution especially with a heavy lens like a 70-200mm f2.8 is a strict no no.

Both my Sony LAEA4 adapters have started to give me trouble after 2 years as I use heavy lenses like a Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 and a Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 with them for hours on end. I am going to get the Sony equivalents even though they break my bank because I need something really reliable.

I am still keeping around my adapter purely for casual shoots.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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shooter mclens: What's going on with this review? i dont think ive ever seen DPR devote so much space telling people why they should not buy a camera, and try to convince people to shift to mirrorless instead, several times. The tone is super snarky, so it's hard to tell whether to take the reviewer seriously or not.

DSLR users ??? :D :D :D :D

You do realise that most buyers of these cameras will be non photographers right ? :P

There is a reason people are not buying cheap DSLRs anymore and sticking to their phones !

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 09:41 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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brendon1000: Posting this here cause Tbclass really deserves troll status !

Tbclass wrote "Wrong Brandon1000. All 3 lenses are new optical designs. Your complete lack of knowledge combined with a pseudo knowledgable attitude is disturbing and you should be ignored as a Troll."

Ok tbclass. Time for some hard facts for you ! :)

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Zeiss-Vario-Sonnar-T-24-70mm-F2.8-ZA-SSM-II-lens-review-Solid-Choice
Dxomark wrote "Like its sibling, this lens retains the same complex optical design of its predecessor" What ? :D

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Zeiss-Vario-Sonnar-T-16-35mm-F2.8-ZA-SSM-II-lens-review-Competitive-performer

Dxomark wrote - "This new mark II version features the same 17-element design with three ED and one Super ED glass element" Really ? :D

http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/lenses/sony_70-200_2p8_ssm_ii

"The optics and other specifications are unchanged compared to the older 70-200mm F2.8 G." :D

So all 3 lenses share the same optical formula!

^^ Glad you agree ! :)

Sadly the 70-400mm G2 is also another rebadged lens. :(

To be fair the coatings can make a difference as the contrast can improve and faster AF for a lens like a 70-400mm type lens is always welcome.

But the optics is unfortunately the same.

"An upgraded version of an older lens, the 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II offers faster, more responsive autofocus (4x quicker, according to Sony) compared to its predecessor. Optical design remains the same (18 elements in 12 groups), but now with the addition of Sony's Nano AR Coating for improved flare and ghosting resistance. " - From DPreview.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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shooter mclens: What's going on with this review? i dont think ive ever seen DPR devote so much space telling people why they should not buy a camera, and try to convince people to shift to mirrorless instead, several times. The tone is super snarky, so it's hard to tell whether to take the reviewer seriously or not.

^^ Inferior AF !!! If you think a 7 year old AF system is superior to whats available today you are joking ! :P

And lens selection ? How many lenses are the target consumers going to buy exactly ? :P

Canon has among the smallest collection of affordable APS-C size lenses available today. Sure you can buy FF lenses for many times more $$$ than the price of this camera.

Maybe they will buy a $2000 70-200mm f2.8 and use the 3 fps burst rate to track sports !!! :D

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Technology from 2009 being sold for 500$ and being called cheap? I call it a ripoff.

This is the Mcdonalds of the camera world. Its not a great burger but because of name and availability it will sell. However if you look around you will get much better burgers.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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brendon1000: Posting this here cause Tbclass really deserves troll status !

Tbclass wrote "Wrong Brandon1000. All 3 lenses are new optical designs. Your complete lack of knowledge combined with a pseudo knowledgable attitude is disturbing and you should be ignored as a Troll."

Ok tbclass. Time for some hard facts for you ! :)

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Zeiss-Vario-Sonnar-T-24-70mm-F2.8-ZA-SSM-II-lens-review-Solid-Choice
Dxomark wrote "Like its sibling, this lens retains the same complex optical design of its predecessor" What ? :D

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Zeiss-Vario-Sonnar-T-16-35mm-F2.8-ZA-SSM-II-lens-review-Competitive-performer

Dxomark wrote - "This new mark II version features the same 17-element design with three ED and one Super ED glass element" Really ? :D

http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/lenses/sony_70-200_2p8_ssm_ii

"The optics and other specifications are unchanged compared to the older 70-200mm F2.8 G." :D

So all 3 lenses share the same optical formula!

My dear Tbcass. I have just proved you wrong be a man and shup up or apologise. You have nothing to dispute my findings so a real man would have apologised or at least toned down his blatant aggression towards me when I didn't say anything against you until you called me a troll. Or be as you are and continue to post drivel !

I posted facts nothing else. Please check my gear. I have used Sony equipment right from the A200 onwards so I do like Sony products but I am not a fanboi. Sony screwed up here and I am calling them out on that.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
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