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Thoughts: Hopefully, Rich/Pentax will slowly update their 31-43-77 Limited lenses too. They are truly special. Then the system will be even more exciting.

They could offer HD versions with new coatings for better clarity and less CA like they did for the DA Limiteds. Even without, though, I found the FA 43 to be a great lens on the K-1.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 20:41 UTC
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Prognathous: 20-25 seconds delay for handheld PS is terrible. The camera should do the processing when idle, not prevent the photographer from taking more pictures until it's done.

If you need a quick shot to confirm exposure, do that in normal mode, then a second in p-s for superior DR and resolution.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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sh10453: "Unfortunately, your valuable time is the price your pay for this functionality; while the actual exposures are captured rapidly, the camera takes roughly 20-25 seconds to process the final image, during which time it is effectively locked."
Depending of the type of photography you do, this may be a "no-issue" to some, or "absolutely will not buy" to others.

Definitely a serious issue to action photography. Hopefully Pentax will find an acceptable solution to this problem soon.

Impressive and generous offer to upgrade customers' K-1 at such a very reasonable price.

This mode is not for moving subjects anyway.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 20:26 UTC

One feature I miss in my switch from Pentax to Nikon is that Pentax had excellent weathersealing, even on its APS-C K-3 with budget zoom lenses. Nikon has some on my D7500 body, but not on the APS-C lenses I want to use it with.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:36 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 Review (2094 comments in total)

Hey Nikon, PLEASE add that focus peaking to your DX bodies! It's a godsend for macro shooting.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 336th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2094 comments in total)
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sh00t3r: So besides the cheaper price, is there any reason to get the D500 over this? Thanks to the massive MP, cropping wildlife shots will be no big deal. Looks like I won't need the APS "crop factor" anymore.

The D500 has size and weight advantages, particularly considering DX vs FF lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 15:28 UTC

Any word on whether it offers focus peaking for still shots in Live View?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (558 comments in total)

I don't really have a horse in the DSLR/mirrorless race, but as far as weight/size goes, it seems to me that combos like this and the D5600 are about as portable as their mirrorless competitors and offer a very broad selection of compatible lens options.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 112th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (558 comments in total)
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QuietOC: So, Jeff, are you just unaware that the D5500/D5600 is smaller than the D3300/D3400?

Correct. D5600 465g, D3400 645g.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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ogl: K-1 is outstanding in terms of noise.

As a K-1 owner, I'd say it's outstanding in a number of respects, but weaker in others. Buyers need to assess which features are of most value to them.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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Axel Vercauteren: Nikon lenses are the best. I like this UWA if only of its light weight. With Nikon DL 18-50 out of the way, this lens is the next best option to me.

Karroly--the 18-55mm AF-P is much better, though not compatible with every camera body.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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alcaher: nikon didnt put much more effort in the construction quality on this lens. Im not sure how sharp this lens is going to be at this suggested price. There have been few lowquality construction/price DX lenses such as the latest 18-55 wich turn out to be sharp, so we have to wait and see.... but if you really want a top High quality/stellar ultrawide angle APS-C lens its hard to find.

This is a chance for Tokina or Sigma, to come with an 10-20mm ART lens, as good as the 18-35mm and 50-100mm 1.8 ART.

If it's as sharp as the other AF-P lenses, it'll make a great lightweight landscape lens. Faster/heavier/pricier alternatives are already out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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Vitaly Pinchuk: Nikon missed the time and consumers. Canon has 10-18 three years ago...

Perhaps, but I'm happy to buy one now.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:28 UTC

Together with the other AF-P lenses on the D55xx, this makes a great lightweight package that has clear portability advantages over FX, while providing good competition to mirrorless alternatives. Smart move, IMO.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 19th comment
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noflashplease: This looks like a a very late answer to the Canon 11-18mm, with similar shortcomings (plastic lens mount), and all of the reverse compatibility issues of Nikon's unfortunate AF-P line. With the features missing from badly decontented D7250, I really don't see much of a future to DX anyway. Sorry Nikon, too little and too late.

Given that a D5600/10-20 combo weighs 2.75 pounds less than my Pentax K-1/15-30 combo, I'm very happy, and see this and the "unfortunate AF-P line" as a great step to make their DX line more competitive to mirrorless alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
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Turbguy1: Interested to compare to the Sigma 8-16mm

Much lighter, but yes, it will be interesting to compare IQ.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
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beavertown: Note: Because an AF-P lens incorporates a stepping motor, the number of compatible cameras is limited. Even for compatible cameras, firmware update may be required.

What is the point to release a new lens for only few camera bodies to be used?

Great for cameras like the D5600, but yes, they'd increase the market if there was compatibility firmware for older bodies.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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antonio petrone: Only 12 years after the Sigma 10-20.

Half the weight, and hopefully much sharper.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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Linerider: Nice lens!
But wish it had a metal mount.
Anyway, the new Tamron 10-24mm seems like a far better choice.
Longer range, faster aperture, weather resistant, built-in stabilisation, fluorine coating, sharp and not very expensive.

75% heavier, which may or may not matter to most customers, but does to me. For best quality landscape shots, I use my K-1 with pixel-shift. For convenient hiking, I want the D5600 with lenses like this.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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Paul Petersen: For 200 dollars more the Tokina F2.8 would be a lot more useful, especially for milkyway landscape shots at night.

But for landscape shooting, the extra weight is literally a drag.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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