RichardBalonglong

RichardBalonglong

Lives in Philippines Baguio City, Philippines
Works as a Photojournalist
Joined on Aug 15, 2010

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Alex Sarbu: Finally, being able to use both the GPS and a flash! (albeit external) ;-)

Very tempting. Better SR (with panning), improved AF, pixel shift resolution - on top of an already excellent camera. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF.

You're right about using both flash (external) and GPS!
And, just like you, I'm waiting for the FF. And these K3II features might be found on the Pentax FF...
Excited much!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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whakapu: Very sexy camera. Keen to see the pixel-shift results (and minimum exposure time). Damn shame about the pop-up flash. Who wants to carry a thyristor everywhere? Does anyone actually want GPS? (other than of course the NSA)

I'd rather have a built-in GPS rather than a built-in flash. The result of using a built-in flash is horrible anyway. Better to use external flash, and best to have it off-camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)

I like it! I like it a lot!
I'm glad that they replaced the built-in flash with a built-in GPS.
As a working photographer who travels and runs a lot, the built-in flash on my K-7 is useless (for me) and I always accidentally open it, and with that I might accidentally break it. And whenever I go to my assignments and other travel shoots, I always use my iPhone's GPS to tag a place then sync the coordinates to my images inside Lightroom. This new built-in GPS is great and very very convenient! Highly recommended!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 103rd comment

Hmmm... Its size and design would look great with the upcoming full frame Pentax. I've tested Sigma Art lenses, aw man, they are really sharp even at wide open!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 5th comment
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shutterbobby: Last comment on interview with Ricoh...
Thanks you for waiting for FF for long time,I invite you to look forward to it and RENT IT??!!
So its not even for Sale when it comes ;)

Read more at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/cpplus-2015/exclusive-pentax-interview-at-cp-2015.html#ixzz3Rb6C7Aqr

This is what I've understand from the interview.. LOL! (mind you, I'm not a racist or something, I'm also Asian) :

“Thank you for ahh waiting for ahh Pentax Full Frame camera ahh for ahh rong time. Ahhh I rike you to rook forward to ahh the attractive camera and renses. Thank you!"

It sounded more like "renses" rather than "rent it".. hehehe..

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 05:17 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: It is still one fat device... why not just get A6000 with SELP1650? =D

I have a popcorn ready... lol!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:47 UTC

This would look great with "Gun Metal" finish.!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Hmmm.. Pentax-Ricoh is having a lot of great and exciting offerings nowadays..
Now, they need to up up up their marketing/advertising strategies especially on the professional/hobbyist level..
Those gimmicky and teenage level ads are not enough. Even those studio photography type ads they've done before are not enough.
How can Pentax-Ricoh advertise well the ruggedness of Pentax cameras if they're just using those cameras inside a well covered and comfortable studios.
They need to fully show the ability of the Pentax cameras by using those cameras outside of a photographer's comfort zones, in locations with bad weather conditions, etc etc...

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:11 UTC as 44th comment

Wow! When Pentax-Ricoh announced the incoming Pentax full frame camera, my spirit went up so high, and now they announced this beautiful and different aps-c camera my spirit just soars higher.. It is so exciting to be a Pentaxian these days, we have a lot of surprising offerings.. Even that compact, collapsible, and weather sealed 18-50mm standard lens is a great news!

Now, I just need to work harder and get more clients to fund my upgrades, one for the full frame Pentax with the two new D FA zooms and this K-S2 with the new standard lens..

Yeah!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 45th comment
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Naveed Akhtar: Go with the mainstream fullframe camera guys .. it will take ages, to fuji, to develop lenses for this new system.

@Naveed : Well, first clue is that every 70-200mm zoom lens is built for full frame format, and the second clue is the lens is labeled D FA. D FA series lenses are lenses designed for full frame. Here's more D FA lenses of Pentax: SMC Pentax-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro, SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro, andSMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: Go with the mainstream fullframe camera guys .. it will take ages, to fuji, to develop lenses for this new system.

@Naveed: There are several AF Pentax lenses (some are legacies but are still in production) that are made for full frame. But for this exact and latest full frame Pentax, there are. Pentax have already released two brand new full frame lenses in the market before the release of the full frame body, the HD Pentax D FA * 70-200mm F2.8 and HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 (both are weather sealed). And I'm pretty sure Pentax's R&D department have already developed more new lenses for this body just waiting for its final touches and its go signal for the release..

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
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RichardBalonglong: It's time for me to save and have funding for this full frame Pentax before its release at the end of this year... I'm going to put up a Lemonade Stand... Lots and lots of Lemonade Stands to include the funding for the two new lenses..! LOL! =)

@joseluismx Yeah, bananas are getting popular these days, especially those who want it to use for measurements! LOL!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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Peiasdf: That's some expensive 70-200. It better be better than Canon's IS II version to warrant that price.

Well, expect a high price tag at every product launch from every company, especially if the product is a totally new product... Time will come that their price tag will drop down. For lenses' price, it may take a longer time vs a camera body...

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 16:11 UTC

It's time for me to save and have funding for this full frame Pentax before its release at the end of this year... I'm going to put up a Lemonade Stand... Lots and lots of Lemonade Stands to include the funding for the two new lenses..! LOL! =)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies

Sad... No more Pentax mount...
Anyway, I hope they'll make a mount for Sony's E-mount, that would be awesome for the A7 series...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:28 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

If you're a professional/skilled/creative/wise photographer you will see a lot of potential use of this new kind of camera...
I say, WOW! and Great Job! for Sony and to those who came up with this idea!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 16:51 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2228 comments in total)
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carabas: Sorry, but that article means I'm removing DPr from my favorites...

Not because I'm a small format fan or whatever, but because I'm a photographer.

That article and for that matter Equivalence and Total Light make perfect sense from a Physics/Engineering point of view, but from a purely photographic perspective, which only relies on a simplified optics model (except of course for the actual design of the thing) it's utter nonsense, if only because it brings the sensitive surface noise characteristics into the equation.

So, between fairly useless (and usually very late) reviews and the fact that you made the last step from being a photography site to being a tech one, I no longer see any value in what DPr has to offer, there are thousands of other tech sites around, that wasn't what I came here for, I can read a spec sheet myself, thank you very much.

With that arrogant thoughts and logic in photography, no, you're not a photographer, you're just a guy with a camera who talks s**t.... Sorry... A photographer, especially the best and great photographer knows the value of those difference and understands how one can apply those differences to their photos in order to achieve their artistic visualizations...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On article Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone (49 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Colorful but highly exaggerated title. The deepest men have ventured into the earth is around 2.4 miles which would be 0.00057 % to the center. It may be a while before someone claims that prize.

@ Valiant Thor: You must be fun at parties...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
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WSLam: How is that 3D-like zooming effect done?

You have to cut out the people (foreground) from the pictures to separate it from the background through layering (you have to either scale a bit the foreground or the background to cover up the cuts when animating) then animate separately both foreground and background to create a zooming effect.. These can be done using a software like the Adobe After Effects..

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (707 comments in total)
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SDPharm: I wish Pentax had made an EVF and made it tiltable like the Panasonic GX7. It just does not seem comfortable to hold such a big camera at eye level.

I believe that you should try it first personally before suggesting anything for it...

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
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