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07-23-2015, 11:17 AM   #46
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Why?
24 MP APS-C -> 56 MP FF

It should be at least equally sharp.
@john5100 was quoting Rockwell...

Rockwell just has a new toy and 50 is a bigger number than 24...

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if he spent a little more time working on his photography than pretending to be an authority, his online gallery might be a little more impressive.
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if he spent a little more time working on his photography than pretending to be an authority, his online gallery might be a little more impressive.
Professionals are out shooting all day every day. They don't have time to update web pages all day everyday...like Ken says he does...
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A K3 focuses as fast as Canon/Nikon in AF-S mode. It is in AF-C mode that it struggles. On the other hand, Phil is right that the K3 and K5 II are designed to focus in lower light than most Canon/Nikon APS-C models available can focus in. It is pretty amazing how they grab focus when it is virtually dark.
Canon and Nikon may only focus down to -2EV or something like that, but it is possible that they are faster at it then the K-3 is. And according to Popular Photography, they are, though the difference is actually less than I expected:

Pentax K-3: http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/im...?itok=wbo12Jmh

Canon 70D: http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/im...?itok=PVJwHpgj

Nikon D7200: http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/fi...?itok=tys1NmCS

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The whole astro tracer thing is a red herring. It is that fact that Pentax has chosen to have in body image stabilization that a lot of Pentax's stand out features happen. Besides the fact that you can have a stabilized 50mm f1.2 ancient prime, you have the ability to shift the sensor, allow the camera to straighten your photos, and use an astro tracer. These are things that Canon/Nikon camera can't/don't do. As to whether or not you use any of them, I don't know, but it is nice to have them.
I am aware of those extra capabilities you get with sensor-shift stabilisation, the latest being pixel shift resolution. However sensor-shift stabilisation also has a disadvantage: the viewfinder and AF images are not stabilised. This may be a deal-breaker for some as well.

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As to Ken Rockwell, of course he is entitled to have an opinion. But hopefully it is an opinion based on fact. When he writes a whole little essay about how the boxes that Pentax cameras come in reveal that they are cheap, crappy cameras, it makes you wonder a little bit.
I agree it would help if he said why he finds Canon/Nikon more refined.

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Canon and Nikon may only focus down to -2EV or something like that, but it is possible that they are faster at it then the K-3 is. And according to Popular Photography, they are, though the difference is actually less than I expected:

Pentax K-3: http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/im...?itok=wbo12Jmh

Canon 70D: http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/im...?itok=PVJwHpgj

Nikon D7200: http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/fi...?itok=tys1NmCS



I am aware of those extra capabilities you get with sensor-shift stabilisation, the latest being pixel shift resolution. However sensor-shift stabilisation also has a disadvantage: the viewfinder and AF images are not stabilised. This may be a deal-breaker for some as well.



I agree it would help if he said why he finds Canon/Nikon more refined.
A lot of what Ken Rockwell says is based on who is funding his "growing family."
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A lot of what Ken Rockwell says is based on who is funding his "growing family."
Maybe, but that doesn't mean he's wrong, does it?
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Maybe, but that doesn't mean he's wrong, does it?
It doesn't make him in the top ten of trusted sources either.

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Maybe, but that doesn't mean he's wrong, does it?
What kind of Nikons do you shoot with?
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Maybe, but that doesn't mean he's wrong, does it?
Anyone who claims that any piece of equipment he uses is 'the world's best' is pushing their credibility a bit, besides that he believes aliens built the Mayan temples and only left earth 900 years ago
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Anyone who claims that any piece of equipment he uses is 'the world's best' is pushing their credibility a bit, besides that he believes aliens built the Mayan temples and only left earth 900 years ago
It may be the world's best - for him. If he knows what is important to him he can make that choice well.

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What kind of Nikons do you shoot with?
None, although I have shot a Nikon from a friend once or twice (for example, on a photography trip to Iceland).
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It may be the world's best - for him. If he knows what is important to him he can make that choice well.

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None, although I have shot a Nikon from a friend once or twice (for example, on a photography trip to Iceland).
I think anyone who reads this review realizes that it isn't a review. It is a bag full of hyperbole and minimal information. Saying "Pentax stinks" or "Nikon stinks" is the sort of thing that maybe generates web clicks, but it certainly doesn't actually let you understand if a camera's strengths are important to you and its weaknesses are things you can live with. And that's exactly what you don't get from Rockwell.
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QuoteOriginally posted by starbase218 Quote
Maybe, but that doesn't mean he's wrong, does it?
I believe there may be some non self serving facts buried within a Murdock paper as well......
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Professionals are out shooting all day every day
by your logic that makes most teenage girls a professional

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Anyone who claims that any piece of equipment he uses is 'the world's best' is pushing their credibility
most reviewers do not have any credibility to begin with, and that claim is his personal opinion... at the end of the day we all draw our own conclusions.
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by your logic that makes most teenage girls a professional
Not my logic. That is Ken Rockwell's logic.
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