Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Joined on Jan 29, 2012

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justmeMN: They are such adorable subjects that the White Wolf Test should be a standard part of every camera and lens review. :-)

Not Fashion...Unless you can get him into sheep's clothing. :^)

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 20:54 UTC
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)

In the challenge did they say which Pentax 67 lens was used? For that matter what lens on all of them. Just curious.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 15:17 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)
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ByFrenchy: Please compare two same things.....means same format ! 24x36 vs « full frame or the 6x7 Pentax vs Hasselblad digit or Fuji GFX ....

Fuji GFX (44X33) is the same format as Pentax 6X7 ?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 15:15 UTC
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Kuzmabrik: How about Pentax?

Just check out some Camera Store videos where they dunk a Pentax camera underwater in a creek for a clue. But even Pentax has different grades of sealing. Most (*) star lenses are WR = weather resistant. Even kit lenses are often WR. But some top end are designated AW = all weather sealed.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 13:49 UTC

Great, I hope we'll see something for the 100-400 IS II. I look forward to reading the actual specs some day.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 21st comment
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3DSimmon: They should just re-badge the Samsung NX1, that would keep them in the aps-c game.

28MP, 15 fps, video in HEVC native 4K and super 35, (in 2014). Aren't you worried Canon users would get whiplash if the 7DIII had that spec? : ^ }

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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Kashim: I've been reading some of the comments here and I'm really annoyed by all the idiotic comments that either imply that he deserved to die for doing something they consider stupid or chalk up this poor guy's fate to natural selection. Making a mistake and dying as a result of that mistake has absolutely nothing to do with natural selection. Secondly, something you may consider stupid behavior others may find thrilling or even addicting. That doesn't mean they deserve to die for it. In my opinion this poor guy's biggest mistake was being unprepared. He underestimated his own strength, the difficulty of his position, and he had no backup plan.

Most EU countries do not put florine in water supply (it is in the salt) and China considers a water supply over 1 ppm to pose a skeletal florosis risk (some black teas have a higher concentration themselves). Who says I have any teeth anyway. :^} Just because sun tan lotion works topically would you put it in your water? Evidently indifferent Mother Nature is selecting against logical thought.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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Kashim: I've been reading some of the comments here and I'm really annoyed by all the idiotic comments that either imply that he deserved to die for doing something they consider stupid or chalk up this poor guy's fate to natural selection. Making a mistake and dying as a result of that mistake has absolutely nothing to do with natural selection. Secondly, something you may consider stupid behavior others may find thrilling or even addicting. That doesn't mean they deserve to die for it. In my opinion this poor guy's biggest mistake was being unprepared. He underestimated his own strength, the difficulty of his position, and he had no backup plan.

Drive: I find the concept of natural selection distasteful in general. By your definition, risk taking behavior would have been selected out of the population long ago. Yet it still exists, and there must be a better explanation or theory for that. If the population is becoming more sheepish it is because of unnatural elements that are introduced. Fluoride in the water that is proven, if the concentration from all sources becomes too high, lowers birth rates and IQs and makes bones brittle, for instance. And don't get me started on lawn chemicals. So the concept of natural selection is covering (poorly) some other things governments won't quit doing. So there is something out there that selects in favor of risk taking behavior and that makes natural selection an incorrect diagnosis (or outcome) for this event.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
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Kashim: I've been reading some of the comments here and I'm really annoyed by all the idiotic comments that either imply that he deserved to die for doing something they consider stupid or chalk up this poor guy's fate to natural selection. Making a mistake and dying as a result of that mistake has absolutely nothing to do with natural selection. Secondly, something you may consider stupid behavior others may find thrilling or even addicting. That doesn't mean they deserve to die for it. In my opinion this poor guy's biggest mistake was being unprepared. He underestimated his own strength, the difficulty of his position, and he had no backup plan.

"Making a mistake and dying as a result of that mistake has absolutely nothing to do with natural selection. "

Right, who is doing the selecting here anyway? One can't "naturally select" themselves out of the equation after all. Just like smoking cigarettes after everyone has warned of the health risks isn't an example of natural selection. How obvious were the risks this guy was taking? Crazy, yep. Sorry he fell.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:25 UTC

It turned out it would be a lot less expensive just to put a communist approved chip inside the drone pilot's head (made by DJI) and have it report all the pilot's thoughts back to storage in China. As an added bonus, the local police get a button that forces the pilot to report to the police station involuntarily. :^}

BTW, are the Eagles allowed to fly over 120 meter?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 13:50 UTC as 18th comment
On article Buying Guide: Best consumer drones (35 comments in total)
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Reactive: "Until recently, aerial photography (and videography) was an expensive proposition requiring helicopters or airplanes."
That's not true - radio controlled helicopters have been around for years for around the same price as a drone (or less), with hobbyists strapping compact cameras underneath to take boringly similar aerial photos. Not much has changed, except the drones can fly themselves home and are harder to crash, and the countless irresponsible idiots who fly them have spoiled the entire hobby by causing the introduction of unwanted legislation.
Is anyone marketing a drone-killing catapult yet, that fires a net into the sky to bring them down?

@Reactive: "Countless irresponsible idiots..." have spoiled it for the responsible idiots.

At age 12 we built model rockets and I thought it would be cool to get one of those cameras (I couldn't afford) that take a picture at 600m. But then all the 11 year olds years olds started building rockets and caused the gov't to create more unwanted anti-people safety legislation. As if gov't need an excuse for that, huh? :^}

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
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balios: 512MB of on-board storage with 500 MB of uninstallable bloatware...

512GB not MB. And spyware not bloatware. :^}

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
On article DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action (32 comments in total)

Enlightened cow to other cow, "Is anyone concerned about all the barbed wire everywhere?"
Other cow, "Think about all those clown cows that would run wild and cause trouble without the barbed wire. It is there to keep us safe."
E-cow. "Ohhh."

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Good move by Sony here. Olympus had this feature before Pentax I think. But the K1 has a mode that tries to automatically clone out small motions. And it is a FF sensor. There are only a few converters that handle it though. The SilkyPix provided does. It is an awesome move by Sony to start providing a Pix shift option and all the vendors that do will only improve in this feature. Someday, the processors might be fast enough for hand held pix shift with subjects that move slightly.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 14:01 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
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Josh Leavitt: If the 44x33 100MP BSI sensor currently in development is expected to launch in 2018, then I'm assuming it's going to be featured in the next Pentax 645 model. The Z rolled out in 2014, and the D in 2010, so 2018 makes sense for a new generation.

Zoom Zoom Zoom: Just couple of notes: Pentax has two full format MF camera mounts and they've been in this market for a long time. There are currently 15 lenses in FA 645 mount in the catalog and these easily cover 55 X 41 as the mount dates from the 645 film days. There is also a 6X7 mount or FA67, did they call it that? They sell adapters for 135 (or K) to 645 and 67 to 645. I don't think medium format lens ecosystem is their issue.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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rfsIII: Cultural Differences 101: In America when someone says or writes the phrase “trust me” it signals that they’re going to tell you a heinous lie and they expect you to believe it even if you have to ignore logic and common sense.
Normally used only by social vermin like politicians and executives.
I hope that the phrase was used in the spirit of the mother country where concepts like truth and honor still have validity.

I'm not sure you made your case. I don't think there is a difference in meaning and I understood what he meant. In a slightly ironic way, Leica is fine maintaining an air of exclusivity. Whatever float anyone's boat is my opinion.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
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stevo23: Hopefully this isn't the beginning of trouble like Samsung.

The difference is that Samsung didn't have any promise - nice little camera in the NX1, very little market share and very little promise of growing it. Nikon has good market share and a good embedded base. The revenue stream is visible and if they're careful, they can steer through this and come out healthy.

And if they do head into trouble, they stand to be an acquisition target as there are some valuable assets and decent capital there. Would Sony buy them? Fujifilm? Canon? Ford Motor Company? Versace?

On the other hand Samsung is a giant with enormous resources. Evidently, they were also faster at reacting to industry trends. Or they had the luxury of reacting quickly since there was no loyal camera fan base to be concerned with and they have many other options to go to. Nikon apparently needs to diversify. But, for example, Samsung would not likely buy Nikon since they've already been there and done that with cameras. Sony? Why would they?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 14:15 UTC

Smartphone has killed the entry compact and is sizing up the consumer level ILC I think.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 36th comment

Top quality 11-18 f/2.8 for aps/c is very nice. This tells me a new Pentax aps/c flagship camera is on the way. Sometime in 2018, perhaps.

High end 50 that can start to live up to super high rez sensors tells where they're heading with the K1 series as well. There is a DFA* 85mm f/1.4 also in development.

Ricoh are still developing for K-mount and I'm glad of it. It would be a shame to see this innovative brand go under.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 12th comment
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Petroglyph: Some nice improvements in this model. Battery life, Af-ON, joy stick, better EVF, second card slot, good upgrade.

A7R still has lossy raws doesn't it? Or did Sony fix with FW? I could tell when I processed those files in post. The 36MP sensor is really good though.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
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