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02-24-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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Ricoh imaging posted this K-1 sample photo

https://www.facebook.com/RicohImaging/photos/a.173724382692.132787.101083642...type=3&theater
K-1 Sample Image
P: Dan Savoie, PENTAX K-1
lens:24-70

02-24-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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Not impressed could have done the same image with K-3.
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That's a fine image, but why do they never post any samples that show any detail? Why can't they ever have any people images?
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I hope its the facebook compression, cause that isn't a very good shot to show off the camera. That looks nasty.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
That's a fine image, but why do they never post any samples that show any detail? Why can't they ever have any people images?
I thought the same thing. I want to see the DR from the K-1 but that pic is so dark, especially in the trees, it is not a great sample pic.
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#biz-engineer is correct, though: it is a fine photo, but as presented to us it could have been made with any camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Not impressed could have done the same image with K-3.
If it had been done with a K-3 you wouldn't have been impressed with it either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
If it had been done with a K-3 you wouldn't have been impressed with it either.
I wouldn't be. It's just not a good image.

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What were Ricoh America thinking?

Now that Pentax has a full-frame camera, everyone knows that cat or flower images shot at f1.4, with the bokeh dial set to '11', are the only acceptable K-1 demonstration images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Now that Pentax has a full-frame camera, everyone knows that cat or flower images shot at f1.4, with the bokeh dial set to '11', are the only acceptable K-1 demonstration images.
Not true! Not true!
Those coveted only-one-eye-in-focus portraits© will be desireable as well.

(Oh c'mon. You all knew I had to slip that in eventually. )

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
What were Ricoh America thinking?

Now that Pentax has a full-frame camera, everyone knows that cat or flower images shot at f1.4, with the bokeh dial set to '11', are the only acceptable K-1 demonstration images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
hose coveted only-one-eye-in-focus portraits© will be desireable as well.
Ahh, yes.

So many delightful images to look forward to, once the K-1 gets into stores. I can't wait.
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FB doesn't always make awesome images look great. I am looking forward to seeing what our community starts to do with this camera. Especially when we see it used with some of the fine Pentax Glass!
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Everyone can do everything... but, they don't. You have to wonder why...

No one is saying "here is one of my images and it's better?"

Until you show me an image I don't care what the you say you can do.

I like the picture, it wouldn't be one of my best, but, he's had the camera for a very short time. It probably isn't one of his best.

Besides if you look in one of the my "D750 makes you K-3 look like doo doo" threads you'll see some really bad images that I mercifully assume are the work of someone who has a different and more garish PP style than I do, and who likes blacked out shadow detail... it's possible this guy just like his images that way.

You can make (and articulate) assumptions about what you would have done, but long story short, you weren't there. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can say the same thing.

I try and avoid saying things any Tom , Dock or Harry might say. I think it cheapens my brand.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Anything hosted on Facebook is going to look terrible due to the aggressive compression and resizing. This forum has the same problem. That's why those in the know link to images hosted on dedicated photo-hosting sites.
This is definitely true.
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#biz-engineer is correct, though: it is a fine photo, but as presented to us it could have been made with any camera.
Yes, with a D810 or K10D. In capable hands, with good PP, and then (robotically) resized to a web size, it is difficult to tell apart cameras. Fact is, there are actually few niches where some DSLRs have a significant advantage over other modern DSLRs. And ironically, its often not even the camera itself, but rather the flash system built around it, the lenses you can use on it, its burst mode and write speed..
But can anyone come up with a way that Ricoh can show, with a photo on Facebook, in what ways a K-3II is different from a K-7? Or K-1 from a K-3?

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