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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-09-2014, 06:53 PM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
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Sure. I'm in :)

Seem like it was a while since I last logged in:
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Forum: Pentax K-5 01-08-2011, 02:33 AM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
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Wtf? The K-r got the same AF system as the K-5?! (And AS.)

FPS, sensor and eventually weather sealing which are the differences?

Makes me wonder if the K-r eventually outperform 550D and D3100 in AF and metering to + AS.

My moms guy wants a camera to even though I doubt he would had been able to make good use of it. Anyhow he's cheap with it. I've read that the 50-200 isn't the best but maybe the dual kit is good enough for him and at least it's cheap and he would get AS on the tele lens to (don't know if kit 55-200 Nikons and such are VRs, maybe they are but also cost more?)

Looked at a few flash photos with Nikon vs Canon gear and at first the Nikon images looked better but when they had changed settings to get the same results I thought they more or less got just that, same results. So it doesn't make much sense for me.

Could anyone explain what's the difference in Flash usage between the systems / where you think Pentax lacks? Is it only in wireless mode or something such then I don't care that much because I wouldn't be too convinced I would use a flash at another place or two flashes anyway ..
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-06-2011, 08:24 PM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 128
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I saw this video yesterday with that Japanese guy doing camera tests, can probably find him quick:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalRevCom

He's got an attitude which may not be that attractive, though he also use some common sense and takes snaps of girls, so it's your decision if you like him or not :D

Anyway he has compared quite a few cameras, lenses and so on, and then there was this question regarding a low end camera with high end lens vs the opposite.

So he got the 550D with 70-200/2.8 canon lens vs 1DmkIV with Sigma 70-300 or something such ;)

Obviously no-one is surprised the Canon lens photos got a lot more contrast, colors, sharpness.

But what was more interesting is that the 550D obviously had like 3.7 fps and 9 point AF where only the middle on is cross-type, but he said something like he wasn't a sport photographer anyway but rather took pictures of people. So he went around testing it and took a photo of a jogger and it turned out ok, so he was happy with that.

And yeah, that was taking it to the extreme, I'm quite confident the 11 point 9 cross-type AF of the K-5, the 39/9 of D7000 and the 19/19 of the 7D all perform better than the 550D (or well, maybe it's still good even though it's low in specs.)

But no, I wouldn't shoot sports anyhow so. But I would still prefer if the camera isn't slower than necessary. Like for instance say I want to take a portrait picture of my cat and use a macro lens and she move her head then I assume fast AF and multiple shots may make a difference so she get in focus and is still in some of the pictures.


Btw, I saw these hacks of the Nokia N8 video capture:















You Tube


















You Tube




Quite fast contrast detect focus and hacked to 30 fps instead of 24 (if that's the standard, what do I know.)

Compared to another mobile phone:















You Tube




Hacks:
[N8] H2O Mods pack! Choose the mod you want without flashing! :) | faenil's pit
N8_Goodies : HX CUSTOM ROMS


Kinda decent real time focus, though I assume it's much easier to make it work there thanks to much wider DOF and maybe because there's less glass as well?

Whatever. Nice phone anyhow :)

I feel too cheap to get into photography =P, need to find some videos comparing how flash system works as well.
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-04-2011, 04:08 PM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 128
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Which two of them? Pentax vs 7D or 7D vs D7000? In the first case glass seems to be the most obvious difference?

Since "a system" cost so freaking much I think it's an issue to pick the right one.
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-04-2011, 04:03 PM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 128
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Canon EOS 7D | Dalarna | Blocket

9000 SEK with 18-135 IS, though maybe one could bargain.
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-03-2011, 11:34 PM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 128
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Yeah, wouldn't get an Olympus with mirror. And neither of the current NEX.

Don't want four-thirds either since the sensor is even smaller and give wider DOF.

Oly EVIL I dunno. Future NEX system style? Probably not with über-expensive glass.

So :)
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-03-2011, 11:31 PM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
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Blocket. Was nearby to. Saw one for 7000 SEK this spring to but that was in "dalarna" and I was tired so I missed it.

However I've seen that damn photo with the 7D and a scanner/multifunctionprinter two or three times so I wonder if it's the same guy and he never sell, same picture but different ads or something fishy about it. In person I guess it wouldn't had mattered. Though I felt I needed to read up more on the D7000 as far as sensor and such goes. But metering and AF seem better on the 7D and I like the house better because it's much more solid/large. But I don't know how flash and lenses perform. Kinda don't like how Canon uses smaller sensors but that's all and it would probably feel better to invest in their lenses anyway.

The K-5 seem nice with only AF missing, well, that and lenses of course. Additional advantage would be the anti-shake which would help make it more competitive. But the lens range isn't as wide so I dunno. I think it falls there for me. Even though they may be more APS-C focused and compact.

I've got the impression Canon got wireless flash trigger in their bodies to. Beyond that I don't know what the difference is between the systems. Please share.

Some of them boosted ISO to 400 when using flash to light up the background more as well to not make it all dark. Sounded smart. Some used auto-ISO straight on while some other took into account the glass in question (as in higher iso for more tele/shorter shutter times.) The Pentax (?) had the option to go low or high auto ISO depending on whatever you where shooting hand-held or not and such.

The reviews says the 7D meters better than the D7000, so ... Except Ken Rockwell that is, but then he's into Nikon camp so I don't know how much to trust him there. Especially since the two other review sites didn't agree. Maybe it was rather "I know the D7000 metering is better because it's got more zones and RGB" rather than "D7000 metering is better as seen on the photos."

Birds don't interest me. I'm vegan so killing animals doesn't either. But I guess you could shoot them with a camera. But it seems like something which would take a long time. I would most likely rather shoot people (with and without camera ;D), wide angle on buildings and cities and shit and eventually wanted to have a nice macro, where Canons 65mm 1-5x is the most awesome thing there is I guess. For nature shots which are not birds :D
Birds are boring ;)

But I don't know. Too expensive hobby and maybe it's better to just buy stocks instead. But the markets feels somewhat overpriced now. Sure Swedish economy goes well but why is more or less everything about 2007s levels? Are the economy really there yet? (Maybe it is? =P) What about all the debt, inflation and actually solving anything? =P. So the risk are that maybe you get some money early on in 2011, but then things correct themselves and you're ****ed.

At least with a camera you'd still have the camera! ;D

Guess the smaller sensor is just fine for you as well since it just make you glass even longer =P


Should had read "saw a 7D" and not "say a 7D" to...
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-01-2011, 01:02 AM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
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Correction of self.

Seem metering was good on the K-5 vs the D7000.

However as far as AF goes it seem that accuracy wasn't perfect, so maybe better on the D7000, but the D7000 AF speed was slow with some lenses. So the 7D probably won anyway. Better low-light AF performance of 7D vs D7000 to. Can't see anything about metering on the 7D there.

But I'm just reading text, not seeing numbers, videos or actual usage :)

Say a 7D with kit 18-135 3-4 days ago for 7900 SEK close buy. Stupid to not have bought it if I wanted a new camera =P
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-01-2011, 12:51 AM  
What about K-5 vs. 7D?
Posted By aliquis
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Bumping a somewhat old thread.

Now there are DxOmarks for the cameras.

And dpreview got 7D, D7000 and K-5 reviews.

The impressions I've got are:
* D7000 and K-5 has slightly larger and newer sensors with better high-ISO, DR.

All got 100% viewfinder, they seem to prefer ergonomics of K-5 and 7D having everything as well and D7000 somewhat lacking.

Ken Rockwell says D7000 got better AF and metering than 7D, other reviews however says D7000 metering doesn't work that well and as I interpret things from dpreview it seems like 7D and K-5 actually got better metering.

7D AF seem better than D7000, I got the impression K-5 AF works well to.

I think I read something about how auto-ISO was poorly implemented on one of the cameras (7D?) and very smart on at least one other K-5? D7000?

You people discussed flash performance, Ken Rockwell obviously say D7000 flash performance is so good. Is it better than on the 7D? Dpreview don't seem to review flash performance?

Ken Rockwell also mention how he had to change the color settings / WB more on the 7D, however he also want more vibrant and saturated photos so maybe that affect things?

7D video mode is obviously better. D7000 live-view & movie focus is best but still not very good.
K-5 burst speed and buffer is better than that of the D7000 isn't it?



So on those merits I would had picked the 7D over the D7000 since it's bigger and got more buttons, better and more reliable AF and metering, better video mode and burst rate (don't care), full metal body, probably better weather sealing (?)
D7000 would have had better sensor, eventually better auto-ISO (?) and better flash performance (?)

Here in Sweden Canon prices are closer to what they are in the US. Nikon gear cost more it seems, at least earlier.

Compared to both those I would had picked the K-5 over D7000 in case it got better metering, better ergonomics, full metal body, anti-shake. Probably over the 7D if it where camera alone as well thanks to sensor and anti-shake vs eventually snappier performance of the 7D (?)


Turn-offs with the K-5 deal here in Sweden is that you people tell about how SDM isn't that great, the lenses are more expensive, the primes are compact but slow but I'd rather have them fast and bigger in that case. Less third-party lenses and the Tokinas cost more under the Pentax brand. Also I don't know how flash and such work.

I would feel safer with the other brands.

I would probably had wanted to like the Nikon more for the sensor size alone, but since they mess up the house and metering and AF don't seem to win over the 7D it's hard to argue for it (unless flash is a huge issue/difference?)

Lens options is quite decent for both? Probably better for Canon if anything? Canon seem to cheap out on lens hoods and caps (?) though ..

If the D7000 would have had D300s style house and the metering would had been as good or superior as the 7D I would had picked that.


As far as sensors goes I guess non-pixel peepers may not notice much and that future cameras will be better anyway.


Right? Wrong? Changes?


We should have had US pentax prices in Sweden =P
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2010, 08:12 PM  
Possible Complete K-5 Specs (Still rumour until the 22nd!)
Posted By aliquis
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D7000 = 1200 $
7D used = 1000?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-25-2010, 08:57 AM  
Landscape Pier at Åsbyviken, Örebro, Närke, Sweden.
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 2
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I doubt the quality would be much higher otherwise. Resolution gets low though. Not made for posting here either :D.

The lighting just happened to be nice, though the stone on another shoot was "goldish" early but two minutes later or so the light had passed so much it was much more shady.

Yeah, maybe true. It's already heavily cropped. The camera does comparative of 38-380 mm but got a small 1/2.7-sensor at 4 mpx and iso 400 is really noisy. So I don't want to "zoom" that much.

Usually I don't crop (And am no photographer ;)), but in these cases I think it improved the images a lot, and it helps to get the zoom factor without the issues, especially since the images would had to be scaled down anyway. So I can really see how you would prefer to have more pixels in some cases.

I've already cropped lots of foliage to the right and the waterflowerthingys on the surface and grass where I was standing. Left the foliage because if I removed it all I would also remove more of the pier and the area with the bath stairs. And since it's one of the most important features of the object .. :D, though maybe not from an artistic perspective, but a functional one ;)

Regarding the boxes you may be correct, especially if the idea is to show of the pier as an object and not the whole scenery/lake as a landscape.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2010, 06:53 PM  
Landscape The lake Hjälmaren viewed from Åsbyviken, Örebro, Närke, Sweden.
Posted By aliquis
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Yeah, thing is the display is really small and low res and it's handheld (that matters less I think) and a rather compact camera so hard to get straight horizons.

I have lightroom installed and think I "fetched" dxomark to, may have photoshop to. But it's not my real mac and instead a hack and well, no work at all has been done with the photos, just put up there because that's what I did with:
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos - Åsby | Facebook

Pretty dull light and nothing special at all. Just wanted to show how it looked. And can't say there was much "work" or thought into todays photos either except I saw the suns reflection against the piers and rocks and wanted to get a photo of it.

I don't know where those smudges come from, I thought it was on my screen but noticed they moved when the picture moved so ... Cleaned the lens now afterwards but it didn't looked especially dirty. Or do you think it really was in the sky? As from a plane or something?

The direct linking become broken later I noticed. Maybe Facebook don't like people spreading image urls around wasting bandwidth? But I want to show them for non-members :/

These images took a trip through Lightroom:
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos - Haganäs, Åsby | Facebook

But I don't know if it's worth caring for such a shitty camera and in-camera jpegs and so on.

So much work for so little =P

This photo:
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos | Facebook
The pier:
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos | Facebook
Half artificial island (rock + tree was original, local guy has brought in more stones, filled up with some dirt and planted a rhododendron. I also think he may have added a bench.):
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos | Facebook
Whole landscape as seen from the house, though way to down-scaled:
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos | Facebook
Shitty WB, from the pier against the house (it's the one with the stone, behind the red one.):
Johan Krüger-Haglert's Photos | Facebook


Thanks for the suggestions though. Maybe I should fix them, preferably before uploading and posting the images but whatever ;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2010, 06:00 PM  
Landscape Glenorchy Jetty, NZ
Posted By aliquis
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Nice light!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2010, 05:37 PM  
Landscape The lake Hjälmaren viewed from Åsbyviken, Örebro, Närke, Sweden.
Posted By aliquis
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Saturation +2, cropped, published on Facebook.



Around 21:20, 22th July 2010.

Should had used increased saturation on all photos, sky tend to just look white .. More or less.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2010, 05:31 PM  
Landscape Pier at Åsbyviken, Örebro, Närke, Sweden.
Posted By aliquis
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Cropped, published on Facebook:



Around 21:20, 22th July 2010.

Was there cuting some grass, will have a party there on Saturday but not many seem to show up. Hopefully the weather will be just as good, and that the combination of water + alcohol works decent. Guess it would be best to take a swim first but I doubt it will stop at that.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-15-2010, 07:23 AM  
Pentax/Hoya new relation with Sigma?
Posted By aliquis
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Must look at the 50 again.

I do understand that the four-thirds lenses are manufactured to fit the sensor (I assume), but I guess they always gets some edge here because they crop away even more edges? Don't know how large image they draw.

And yeah, on four-thirds the 30/1.4 must be even "better" since it will throw away even more. As far as sharpness and vignetting goes atleast.

Edit: Over here in Sweden the 25/1.4 cost just above the 31/1.8 limited, so still more than 4x the price of the Sigma. All the Olympus lenses and kinda all micro four-thirds lenses are so damn expensive to =p
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-15-2010, 07:18 AM  
Pentax/Hoya new relation with Sigma?
Posted By aliquis
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I assume it (and all other third-party lenses) would be the same on all 1.5x crop APS-C-sensors and slightly better at the edges on Canon APS-C since the sensor is slightly smaller and a little more of the edges gets cropped away.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-15-2010, 07:10 AM  
Pentax/Hoya new relation with Sigma?
Posted By aliquis
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Depends on where you look I guess, on Pentax:


So "very good" at center wide open, near out-resolve the camera on 2.8, and well, at 4 it's ridiculous. But the borders is another story, but then it's designed for APS-C I think and not an old FF lens.

Canons APS-C-sensor is slightly smaller so borders become better and center is excellent even wide open:


The 31/1.8 limited cost four times as much but anyway:


So yeah, 31/1.8 limited is better as far as sharpness go (and CA to I think, and eventually everything else to) but it cost four times as much to. And it's a full-frame lens so not that weird that borders are better on that one.

Throw in the Canon 28/1.8 (cheap) just to get another FF:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-15-2010, 05:56 AM  
Pentax/Hoya new relation with Sigma?
Posted By aliquis
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K, dunno, one for each person who don't know? =P
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-15-2010, 05:55 AM  
Pentax/Hoya new relation with Sigma?
Posted By aliquis
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Maybe depend on who's shooting maybe but what I like of the Sigma is the very nice boke, but as said if you read the edited version of my reply it seemed like it wasn't sharp at all out on the edges according to photozone. I thought it performed better compared to the nikon and canon glass but obviously it didn't :)

I also find it weird but I could swear that when looking at flickr 50/1.4 boke shoots (any brand) or comparing the results of the 85 mms and maybe also wider things such as the 35s or wider yet that the Nikon glass always puts out more pleasant images imho. Or maybe it just depend on the photographer (though it seems like nikon often have more aperture blades and a more circular shape on them, but on the bokeh shoots over at photozone they don't seem to perform perfectly, but in shoots people have MADE I think it's pretty easy to see what is canon and what is nikon and I find that weird.)

I think the boke looks pretty weird/bad on the 77 limited to, but maybe that's just unlucky shots. For sharpness and size it may be nice though :).

I looked at the Pentax primes but the pancakes are so slow and the 77 and 33 (or is it 31?) or both fast and seem very nice, but they are out of my budget range I think, they cost like 1000-almost 1500 dollar over here in Sweden and well, it's primes =P

Though the Zeiss and such glass don't come cheap either.

Could had got a 7D with kit-lens for 9500 SEK two days ago, didn't take it (could probably had asked for 9000 SEK), may be stupid but well, the nikon glass seems nicer and per pixel level do, I don't know how much 18 mpx somewhat lower pixel quality make compares to 12 mpx of say the D90. Like if you resize the image to 12 mpx and hence balance out some noise if the 7D become better? Neither of the Canon 28 or 35s seem that nice so hence looking at the Sigma. But yeah, would had taken the 31 limited or whatever it's called over all of them ;)

Haven't touched either Tokina, haven't touched anything at all actually :D. Still have no camera =P, would had preferred if the Pentax primes where faster and bigger instead of slower and smaller. But then again there's probably a lot of used glass around which may fit the bill but since I have no knowledge of such it makes things a lot harder.

Don't know if I should go DMC-GF1 + cheap used primes or something like the 7D and AF lenses, or D90 with AF lenses and then sell it and replace it when they upgrade it, but that will cost more (before it fall in price, the 7D with kitlens cost 16500 new and 9500 used is way less. It's the same price as the 550D with the same kitlens kinda ..)

Of topic like ****.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-12-2010, 10:42 AM  
Pentax/Hoya new relation with Sigma?
Posted By aliquis
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Personally I'd much rather take an existing 8-16 than a non-existing one.

From what I had read earlier I thought the Sigma 30/1.4 was very nice, but now I looked at Photozone and it seem like it may not be. Though I may have only cared about boke and not sharpness and such when I looked earlier.

For price I'd rather take Sigmas 150/2.8 macro than Nikons 105/2.8 micro VR.

Also Pentax already use the 50-135 and one or more other Tokinas as their lenses.

The Tokinas are well regarded for their buld but so is the Sigma EX, and Sigmas lens line is a hell of a lot bigger than Tokinas.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-10-2010, 09:15 PM  
Random images from VietNam
Posted By aliquis
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Oh shiet, there was images on all pages? =P

Page 8:
Saigon people shot and from above lottery seller was nice to. I to need to get to Asia some time.

Edit, page 2:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3353/3246705944_7dc4686b82_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3240821820_646938d70e_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3291796590_75a77d5471_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2894594997_148b4d3002_b.jpg
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m328/kicker06_2008/IMGP0113.jpg

Nice nature/jungle, probably not appropriate to say, I don't know, but the first image gets me thinking about random Rambo movie :D

Adorable portraits!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-10-2010, 09:13 PM  
Random images from VietNam
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 114
Views: 18,055
Very nice flower and night shots.

All images doesn't work for me though, why is that? Old flickr images not viewable because you've uploaded new ones or what?

What's the flowers and the spider shot with?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-10-2010, 03:48 PM  
Help! Pentax equivalents to my Canon lenses
Posted By aliquis
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The Canon 50/1.8ii is very cheap, but instead of the 50s regardless of camera brand I would had got:
30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM - Wide Angle Prime Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfau/4688726236/in/pool-sigmaprimes

The Canon 10-22 got a good range but I would probably had got:
8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Wide Angle Zoom Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com
Because it's wider yet. As wide as this on APS-C:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/new-yorkled/4681955087/in/pool-sigma12-24
http://www.flickr.com/photos/new-yorkled/4685030691/in/pool-sigma12-24

For the 70-300 I assume the kit lens alternative would work.


Personally I would worry somewhat if I wanted to invest in a huge amount of lenses for the system or not though. But hopefully it will stay :). What price are you paying for the k7? I would definitely had preferred k7 over 450D though :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-08-2010, 03:16 AM  
How Rumours Are Born: New 21.1MP FF coming soon?
Posted By aliquis
Replies: 72
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Yeah, 5D mark II is 21 megapixels D700 is only 12.

So it makes sense for them to compare the picture quality with what would be seen as "the best" for FF to be able to say "look, it's much greater than the competition!"

Edit: Ok, seems like it wasn't "the best", oh well, scrap that then ;D, still a well known camera :)
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