drummercam

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robbo d: I have the Da 12 24 which is a very nice piece of kit, just not WR.
That goes for a reasonable price, so ill be interested to see what happens with respect to entry prices of this new one and the 12 24......
Will the 11-18 be that much better optically?
The requirement to shoot wide at f2.8 when these lenses are so easy to handhold or be used on a tripod that low light shooting is not that important.
WR yes.... but an f2.8 monster.... feel free to explain to me why its needed.

On APS-C, maximizing bokeh? I would shoot the interior of a cathedral well-stopped down, but if I want to focus on a close object the 2.8 could be useful. I agree, though, that the 12-24 is very good.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 12:49 UTC

Leica's Q is coming out in a black/sliver special edition. No other changes to the camera. Pentax often gets criticized for this kind of thing, so I'm happy to see that DPR didn't snark the K-1's silver edition here. It seems clear that such releases are viewed as having marketability.

In response to someone below, my 3-years old silver K-3 has absolutely no issues with the paint and it has seen a lot of trail use. It's well done and looks good.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 04:22 UTC as 14th comment
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (179 comments in total)

Pentax K-1 solution was brilliant thinking-out-of-the-box design that overcame the limitations of swing-out-left (awkward, not subtle) and simple tilt rear screens. Probably inspired Canon to think TOOTB on the LCD too, leading to this poor result. I don't know how much of Pentax old-hands and original thinking is left under Ricoh, but Pentax has introduced many on-the-mark innovations.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On photo Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather in the Concert musician playing challenge (2 comments in total)
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Lensmate: Great shot...shoulda scored a first!

Thanks. Maybe people don't understand the legacy of Ringo and Todd. Steve Lukather also there, communicating with Ringo as they play.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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John Koerner: If you put the D850 at ISO 64, it crushes everything else available on the planet.
Including the D810 at ISO 64, the Sony A7rII at 100, and it demolishes the Canon 5DSr.

Pentax K-1 looks better to me, all over the scene.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Look at all the detail the 5D Mark IV missed by having an AA filter. Tsk tsk.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=nikon_d850&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_2=sony_a7rii&attr13_3=canon_eos5dsr&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=64&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_2=1&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.5188665165124419&y=0.38872096403182343

The studio chart is a test of native camera capability, on a tripod, of a still scene. Given those parameters, K-1 on pixel shift appears to better all others, including D-850 at iso 64.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Look at all the detail the 5D Mark IV missed by having an AA filter. Tsk tsk.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=nikon_d850&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_2=sony_a7rii&attr13_3=canon_eos5dsr&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=64&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_2=1&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.5188665165124419&y=0.38872096403182343

"Pixel shift has a very limited practical use, and requires a tripod, and still scene. D850 is a far more versatile camera."

I will not argue that point other than to mention the respective prices , , , ,

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Look at all the detail the 5D Mark IV missed by having an AA filter. Tsk tsk.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=nikon_d850&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_2=sony_a7rii&attr13_3=canon_eos5dsr&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=64&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_2=1&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.5188665165124419&y=0.38872096403182343

Pentax K-1 hands-down best, and that chart was shot before they firmware-added e-shutter.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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drummercam: Pentax K-1 with pixel shift is as good as or better than any FF dslr all over the studio scene, and K-1 firmware upgrade has since added e-shutter.

Thanks. My reply was in kind, of course. Left eye went to the point and presented the pertinent evidence, though. I say the K-1 beats all comers on the studio scene, including the D850, and I believe the charts prove it.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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drummercam: Pentax K-1 with pixel shift is as good as or better than any FF dslr all over the studio scene, and K-1 firmware upgrade has since added e-shutter.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/4313903319/pentax-k1-firmware-update-adds-electronic-shutter-in-live-view-mode

:P

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)

Pentax K-1 with pixel shift is as good as or better than any FF dslr all over the studio scene, and K-1 firmware upgrade has since added e-shutter.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2116 comments in total)

Looks like Pentax K-1 wins.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 246th comment | 2 replies

Competition for Airdrop!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 11th comment

"In addition, Canon's Oita Prefecture factory is said to be more than 70% automated, greatly reducing the number of laborers the company requires."

Read: ". . . greatly increasing profits by reducing gainful employment of humans."

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 22:49 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)
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drummercam: "The camera's main settings have been split into nine sections". -- One of the 9 sections in that photo is "flash".

Just above that picture: "Meanwhile, the pop-up flash, which owners apparently said they didn't need, has gone".

Why is there a flash management section if no flash?

Thank you. I realized that about two seconds after I posted. I've, since handled a TL-2 at a Leica store. I took some TL-2 RAW files home to see what I could do in LR with them. They have a good look, but the lack of any image stabilization is almost a dealbreaker for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 02:07 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Many here are talking about a classic look. Make an image google search for "pentax slr chrome silver" and take a close look. This camera looks very close to a Pentax MZ-5. Actually, very close. I do not know about you, but I would hardly call MZ-5 classic. Might depend on your age :)

What I call classic is Spotmatic, K1000, MX and LX. And their chrome versions looks totally different. Much more classy IMHO. They have chrome plated brass, while MZ-5 and this are painted with silvery paint.

Yes, Mat. I was in a Leica store last week.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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drummercam: Every Pentax body has a big, beautiful pentaprism viewfinder. They always have.

His Royal Majesty should get out of the castle more often.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)

Every Pentax body has a big, beautiful pentaprism viewfinder. They always have.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:26 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On photo Sunset at Monkey Face, Smith Rock, Oregon in the Your Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Hard to beat that. Nice work.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Many here are talking about a classic look. Make an image google search for "pentax slr chrome silver" and take a close look. This camera looks very close to a Pentax MZ-5. Actually, very close. I do not know about you, but I would hardly call MZ-5 classic. Might depend on your age :)

What I call classic is Spotmatic, K1000, MX and LX. And their chrome versions looks totally different. Much more classy IMHO. They have chrome plated brass, while MZ-5 and this are painted with silvery paint.

No, I didn't ask for brass at all. You're reading things wrongly, and I haven't a clue what you are getting at.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
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