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11-21-2013, 10:49 AM   #16
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So this is the homonym substitution error thread now? Okay.

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The K50 got a 90% score and the 6D got a 91% score. Is the AF on the K50 and the 6D that much better than the K3?
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And those that use the word "homonym" incorrectly.
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So, ya wanna talk grammar? I could tell you about the time I almost had a heart attack upon my first (and second) encounter with "should of"...

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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
I'm sorry. I can't take anyone who doesn't know the difference between "there" and "their" seriously.
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Cracker!..loved your repartee....English better be grammatically correct if not Shakespearean floral
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Exactly
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affect and effect
You guys need desensitization therapy.
11-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #21
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You guys need desensitization therapy.
Mine is an affectation.
11-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #22
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You know, the interesting part of this is there are lots of people who were getting some pretty fine wildlife shots with the SMC Takumar 500/4.5 and a Spottie using a gymbal mount. It just takes a bit of experience and practice. Of course most people don't really want to take the time needed to learn proper technique nowadays, they would prefer the camera did it all for them.

And I don't recall having to listen to whining focus motors either. A few whining photographers once in awhile...but no motors.
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And those that use the word "homonym" incorrectly.
Your right, I messed that up.

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Your right, I messed that up.
That and another thing, but I'd prefer to think you have a subtle sense of humor.

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You know, the interesting part of this is there are lots of people who were getting some pretty fine wildlife shots with the SMC Takumar 500/4.5 and a Spottie using a gymbal mount. It just takes a bit of experience and practice. Of course most people don't really want to take the time needed to learn proper technique nowadays, they would prefer the camera did it all for them.

And I don't recall having to listen to whining focus motors either. A few whining photographers once in awhile...but no motors.
That would be a little shorter than my A-400 on my K-3. No motors, but lots of beeps. And auto-exposure.

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Putting DPR In Its Place?

Getting back to the DPReview for now, let's step back and look at this in perspective, OK?
DPR gives a brief, somewhat biased and incomplete review of the K-3 (hardly news!) and overall, rates it lower than other, older and less-capable Pentax bodies.
This, from a site that has never been friendly or positive to the brand, at least that I've seen. Perhaps one reviewer may have slipped up in the past, and said something good, but generally?
That's one side of the K-3 evaluation coin.
Here's the other; (and my list isn't complete, just a quick search)
DigitalCameraReview
DigiDirect TV (Blunty)
EPhoto Zine
Imaging Resource
The Camera Store TV
PhotoSafari
Dc Watch Japan
YaoTomi.co.jp
PC Mag
Several 'Editor's Choice', best DSLR value, Best APS-C DSLR, votes or comments, Best Value or Buy, and certainly in the running for Camera Of The Year in its class. Virtually every site mentioned calls it the best Pentax APS-C DSLR, ever.
Would it be nice if DPR was on that list? Sure.
Does DPR's opinion change anything about the camera, the qualities and advancements, the value? No.
K-3, the Camera of the Year, in advanced APS-C DSLR class. That's my vote.
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Out of a competitive urge to be more of a stickler than anyone else: why has the perfectly good transitive use of verb 'advocate' as in 'he advocated a new approach' been replaced by the intransitive construction 'advocate for', e.g., 'he advocated for the new measure'?
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Out of a competitive urge to be more of a stickler than anyone else: why has the perfectly good transitive use of verb 'advocate' as in 'he advocated a new approach' been replaced by the intransitive construction 'advocate for', e.g., 'he advocated for the new measure'?
Probably for the same reasons that "try to" became "try and", "different from" -> "different than", "get off" -> "get off of", "high speed" -> "high rate of speed", etc.
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Like Ken Rockwell's reviews ,, sometimes i get the notion he's a bit Nikon bias
That's an understatement.
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And don't get me started on apostrophes.....
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