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06-10-2009, 06:49 AM   #1
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UK mag K-7 preview

Annoyed with what they say? ... surely not.

06-10-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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I hate these types of ignorants. "half a step" because of f****g what ? Because it has a lot more futures than the competition ?
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Not worth the effort to get annoyed, I just don't buy their magazine anymore. Sometimes I actually even wonder if half these magazines ever actually test a real example.

Question for you though, which companies buy the most advertising in this particular magazine?
06-10-2009, 08:15 AM   #4
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Right. And on the same page they have a "Filter Light" sidebar, stating how a filter "will improve clarity and colour balance..." Yeah, I'm sure a $20 filter will "improve colour balance" on a Pentax lens, famous the world over for its color rendition.

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I like how they compare the K-m to the K-7, considering the K-m wasn't meant to be even close to what the K-7 is.
Might be wrong here, but it sounds like someone is a biased, Canikon groupie.
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Just like forum trolls and zealots/fanboys (don't worry, not pointing anyone out), I think it's best to just not mind these. Stay positive and chill, guys. Not worth getting all riled up.
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I have to admit, I can't work up irritation about it, but I have managed a fair bit of confusion over the half step behind line. The ONLY spec that it's "behind" on is the max burst rate and the max resolution, compared to the 50D, but naturally they went out of their way to point that out, and those are so inconsequentially different that it takes real self delusion to care.
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does the 50d have video?

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06-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
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The BIG problem is, Pentax don't advertise in their rags as much as Canon & Nikon. So who are they going to suck up to?
06-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #11

I'm not sure if I can even work up indifference about the article. I brought my K20D because of the outstanding image quality not because some magazine told me to.
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Who the hell recommends a polariser as a "leave-on" filter?

Maybe a sleazy photo store sales rep (cheap polariser's probably twice as expensive as a good UV/Skylight) but why would you permanently cripple the lens by about 1/2 stop by leaving it on all the time? And increase the chance of breakage?
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Im supried that so many magazines are know so little about photography :S

I should start one insteed...or anyone could start one seams that knowledge doesn't count. Still they inspire much young people...
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There's no need to really put the camera down in a preview.
It lets you know what they already think of anything other than Canon or Nikon and feel the need to criticise the camera at any opportunity.
Notice that for the plus points they compare it to the K20D. Wouldn't want to put it above the other brands.

Advertising can work wonders, like others have already mentioned.
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heh nice they pretty much killed the camera in the preview. basically saying dont buy it.

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