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Get the Pentax K3 II for $729. Use pixel shift and convert.

If this was important for photography, Pentax couldn't keep the K3II in stock. The Leica M and the Pentax are solutions to problems nobody's got.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)

You can push the boundaries of toast too, but it's still makes for a boring breakfast.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 153rd comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Where's the lenses? 16 1.4? 23 1.4? 35 1.4? 56 1.2? 90 2.0? Nevermind...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 256th comment | 10 replies

Switched from PS CS6 when Adobe went to the cloud. Should have done it YEARS AGO. Much better program all around and a bargain in comparison. It's only getting better too.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 7th comment
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)

If this is the future, I'm going back to film.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

36mp's is only important because it makes the aps-c lenses 16mp crops. As a stand alone FF 24mp is fine, as a camera that simply MUST integrate well with existing aps-c cameras and lenses a 10mp aps-c crop mode is not going to be good enough and will dampen sales. This is going to be an "add to the system" camera, not a "destination" camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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Ayoh: A small, cheap DC motor on $2500 lenses? no thanks, especially when ALL the competition have fast ring ultrasonic motors

I've never seen the lens either and it's faster than either the Nikon or the Canon... LOL.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 07:24 UTC

The Sigma 10mm 2.8 Fisheye does the same thing, useless with IS on. Too bad there's no fix for that one.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

"Today we announce, that in the future we are going to announce something." Sheer marketing genius. I'm selling my Cannon's and Nikon's in anticipation of this announcement of an announcement.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:22 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (386 comments in total)

The Lux Nikon Kit will be available through Brikk reselllers, Birkk stores and on the company website.

"Birkk stores" is right!! A typo that speaks the truth!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 22:58 UTC as 174th comment

Fuji??? Seriously... There is NO decent flash for Fuji's. WTH? When?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 19:51 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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MonteCarlo67: This new lens road map just made my day! The 16mm & 90mm will be on my shopping list. After 25+ years shooting both Canon & Nikon (more Nikon than Canon) I was hesitant to jump to Fuji. I thought, "nobody can compete with Canon & Nikon"! Now, I not only could care less about what Canon & Nikon releases, I could care less if I ever hear there names again!

I think Canon and Nikon do care and will really start caring when enough people start doing the same. It's about selling cameras and every Fuji sold is one less Nikon or Canon sold to a person who shot Nikon or Canon. What people REALLY don't care about is you telling people how much nobody cares about what other people think. LOL.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

Powerful presentation. Thank you.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 18:31 UTC as 96th comment

This just SCREAMS Pentax K-5iis. It would be stupid if Sigma didn't make it in Pentax mount.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 06:00 UTC as 170th comment | 2 replies
On article Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses (142 comments in total)

Canon lens with the D800e sensor and PENTAX interface. YUP. That's why I shoot Pentax. My priority is the interface. YMMV.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 08:16 UTC as 15th comment
On article Shooting with the Leica M9-P (629 comments in total)

A Pentax K-5 with Limited Primes does a better job with less hassle and better IQ. The shutter is quieter also. I have shot M3 Leica's extensively, and now am very satisfied with the tiny solid K-5's. Think outside the box... is it about your images or your gear? Don't get me wrong if the Leica turns you on, go for it! But if you want to make images in a leica style digitally, the K-5 is surprisingly satisfying and curiously similar to the M gestalt... seriously.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 22:05 UTC as 111th comment

I don't think this is the same as the original silver LTD. It says the specs are the same as the standard K-5. SO I guess only the color is different this time around.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 17:42 UTC as 18th comment
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Peter KT Lim: Fuji are using full frame lenses, that mean if the X-Pro1 can sell, they may add a full frame body in future.

Yea, but they priced the x-pro1 like it WAS full frame, and it's not. You can buy a 5DII for this. Fuji is poor value in comparison.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 13:30 UTC
On article Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (98 comments in total)

Anyone remember "Promise of Excellence?" The first thing they said was "Just the name Kodak is worth 80 billion dollars." When your corporate culture starts thinking they don't have to actually make anything worth buying to be worth something YOU ARE DOOMED.

American management KILLED Kodak, we have a real shortage of leaders in this world today...

And the sad part is, the clueless leadership still walks away with MILLIONS! That is the new world order way: REWARD THE INCOMPETENT ANYWAY!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:35 UTC as 17th comment
On article US customers willing to spend more for Nikon (99 comments in total)

There's nothing a Nikon can do that a Canon can't. Except gouge their loyal customers it seems. I've shot both professionally, there's really no difference. Why pay more?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:33 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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