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  • Commented on Raul Malo of The Mav's! in the Concert challenge

    Date taken was March 1, 2014. Camera clock was set wrongly.

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 Review preview

    @fotokeena - The review's concluding remark -- quite unfortunately, and at first very badly worded, worse than what it was left with -- concerns switching systems, as if that were part of the...

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 Review preview

    I value these reviews not for a final score (I've had the K-3 since November and already know its worth), but for actual analysis like this:

    "On testing, we found the K-3's ISO to be within 1/6th...

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 Review preview

    . . . and (I intended to conclude before interrupted), I would pick the K-3 and exactly that trio of lenses -- the Pentax 15, 20-40, and 70 Ltd's -- if what I was after was not merely travel...

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 Review preview

    Regarding ISO number manipulation, note from this review:

    "On testing, we found the K-3's ISO to be within 1/6th EV of the expected result, which is the tolerance level allowed in the ISO...

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 Review preview

    " If you want the best IQ in a small but well handling package, with all metal build and lenses that are smaller than many m43 equivalents you'd travel with this camera."

    Absolutely and well said....

  • Yes, the 08 is more useful than the 4 lenses it replaces. 04 and 05 were part of the initial Q conception and have probably proved themselves the least useful as Q has evolved. The 03 fisheye has...

  • No, the camera bag is included with that kit too -- see my unboxing video here: . The bag holds everything in the kit except the 04 and 05 lenses. If you buy the 08...

  • So were The Beatles (who BTW all used Pentax cameras in their heyday).

  • A good number of older but fast Pentax lenses (e.g., 50mm 1.2 & 1.4, 24-, 28-, and 35mm f2.0) still work on every Pentax body made since screw-mount days. Two new wireless Pentax flashes are very...

  • The cost cut possibly paid some for the larger sensor. But the Q7 body quality is just fine in any case. I have both Q and Q7 and like the 7 better.

  • I've had the original Q7 Complete Kit for some time and added the later-manufactured 08 with its hood to the collection also. My picture of the full set is in the Pentax compact cam forum. This...

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 preview

    I think the OP in this thread has a real point that DPR needs to fully acknowledge at the conclusion of the K-3 review, to wit: "The biggest problem of Ricoh/Pentax is not advanced body." The...

  • Submitted a challenge entry Window to Bryce
    Placed 10th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Moon over Glacier National Park
    Placed 13th in the challenge.
  • Commented on Pentax K-3 preview

    The larger 3:2 LCD is worth whatever additional power it takes. Buy a second battery, for Pete's sake, or use the spares you might have from any of the K-5's, or the K-7, or even the K-01. Or get...

  • Commented on Drop in the High speed photography challenge

    Fabulous shot.

  • @InTheMist - Barney says DPR got no press release, which is a fair answer and somewhat interesting to know since it apparently drives DPR reporting. So my question was, to me, useful. Barney also...

  • If connectivity is your thing, by all means buy a Samsung -- and indeed, it does seem to have been designed as a social-and-selfie machine to compete with iPhones wearing olloclips. The Pentax Q...

  • Thank you for the answer, Barney. I don't know what press releases you receive, or what prompts reporting; I might not have had the question otherwise.

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