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05-15-2016, 02:51 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dr_who Quote
Pentax K-1 Hands-On Field Test (with Nick Devlin) - YouTube


I have to say the beginning intro made me laugh
Some of my discussions with Chris rated from angry to furious are likely to have a certain impact on creation of that disclaimer

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If anything The Camera Store might be biased towards Pentax, their 645Z review was also extremely positive. I believe Chris stated it was the best camera avaiable so not really surprised by the positivity.
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The Camera Store reviews always make me want to live in Calgary... not to mention the mountains, the prairie, Ian Tyson.
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Now that's a great review. And, did you see the images they were taking? But the sports and video parts, that should be required viewing before anyone buys a Pentax. There's a pile off people on the forum i would really like to ask "What part of 'Pentax doesn't make professional sports or Video cameras!' is it you don't understand?" After all these years I'd really just like to kick all their whining asses to Mars.


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Another great Camera Store review. I had little doubt the K1 would do well. A fabulous camera and a fabulous value. But I think I'm sticking with APS-C.
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Another great Camera Store review. I had little doubt the K1 would do well. A fabulous camera and a fabulous value. But I think I'm sticking with APS-C.
You and a lot of other people.
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After all these years I'd really just like to kick all their whining asses to Mars.
Filed under, "I'll use that someday."

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That was nearly a love fest, they really liked the k-1.
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Ha ha! Love the Pentaxian advisory at the beginning.

The Horror! The Horror! Putting the K-1 under running water... Pixel Shift landscape shots with running water... AF-C shots on the impossible z-axis....
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A great advertisement for Pentax, and hopefully will attract new blood to the brand.
It should be noted that their intent is to drive customers to their store and to sell the cameras on the shelf. A balanced review resulting in (hopefully) a broader customer base is good for both the business and for the customer.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
AF-C shots on the impossible z-axis...
To be honest, I was prepared for the worst on that segment and was very pleasantly surprised.


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It should be noted that their intent is to drive customers to their store and to sell the cameras on the shelf. A balanced review resulting in (hopefully) a broader customer base is good for both the business and for the customer.


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What you write is true. It is also worth noting that the Camera Store is known to produce reviews highly critical of quite a few cameras. And they are not afraid to do comparison reviews with winners and losers. I don't have a K1 nor do I plan to buy one. But the camera may very well be this good. Note that they were honest about the K1's good but not great autofocus performance.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
... AF-C shots on the impossible z-axis ...
Yes, let's make fun of the people who claim that previous Pentax cameras with previous versions of SAFOX cannot reliably track on the z-axis because a new camera with an improved SAFOX gets a larger proportion of images in focus at a bit over half the frame rate
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I also happen to like The CameraStore reviews and find them mostly honest; complaining when there's reason and praising when they like something. I also like the fact that they actually show what they do with the equipment, not just plah plah.
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