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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-04-2017, 04:40 AM  
handing down my *istDS
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Hello, everyone. I thought I'd drop in to PF, where I was active a decade ago, to pass along my news about the longevity of Pentax's DSLR's. My *istDS, which I bought around 2006, is still running. After 29,000 frames, I set it aside two years ago. This week, it occurred to me to pass it along to my 9 1/2 year old son as we head out on vacation.

Just as my father handed me his old Minolta SRT-101 that was older than I was when I was 18.

I don't think I ever considered the longevity of the DS when I bought it. Well done, Pentax.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-19-2010, 06:09 PM  
A film SLR feels better than a digital SLR ?
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 114
Views: 18,666
Long live the film SLR. The last true SLR's before they evolved into video-capable computers with lousy interfaces and tiny viewfinders. Increasingly unattractive...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-03-2011, 04:42 AM  
Some Thoughts Pentax and Full Frame
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 561
Views: 72,997
And I suppose in today's bells and whistles market, a compact FF DSLR model based on a CCD w/o video or live view would have to have that red dot to sell....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-07-2011, 05:15 AM  
Facts about the Pentax brand name under Ricoh
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 276
Views: 49,200
No it isn't. Not sure where you get that idea, but don't confuse patience and dedication with some sort of subjugation of the self. When the Japanese self-identify with their employer or their University is it really different from Americans (et al) identifying themselves with brands?

You might as well sum up the West by saying, "For them, it's gratification first, arguing about everything second, and family last." When I left Tokyo there was a magazine in publication called "WIFM" - "what's in it for me". It was, of course, an Anglophone-oriented magazine.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-05-2011, 02:57 PM  
News Likes system: changes
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 67
Views: 5,319
There's a system? I just show up and starting yacking.

(Like in a movie theater.)

Hmm, I've fallen from 37 to 12.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-22-2011, 08:09 PM  
Pentax EVIL NC-1 has smaller sensor than APS-C - your opinion?
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 1,096
Views: 166,198
I don't see the target market, Eddie. If it's domestic, I think that it's a non-starter: the mobile phone is a much larger part of life in Japan than it is in the West. Email, sharing photos, using Mixi on your phone, these all require the presence of .. the phone. Home PC's were never as big in Japan as they got here, and they've been steadily waning for years. Meanwhile, you can't see anything worth looking at in that country without someone at hand taking a photo with a mobile phone.

I don't think that anything that sails this close to the mobile phone image quality offers any utility that the mobile phone doesn't. Just to come up to par with the sharing capability of a mobile phone, Hoya would have to offer dead-simple integration with email and the proprietary Internet systems of the carriers, which would require an add-on service for each carrier to be interested. And that's just to match the utility of the mobile phone's similarly-sized sensor.

At the other end of the spectrum, Japanese women have no trouble using DSLR's.

Back in the Auto 110 days there was nothing like the mobile phone (an imaging device that people carried every day anyway) to compete with. I think the time for a small odd-ball like this is well past.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-09-2011, 02:37 PM  
K-3 speculation
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 2,799
Views: 429,637
Same here.

The more I read on this forum recently, the more I see people framing their interests in terms of solutions from other brands.

To return to "K-3 speculation", I have to wonder if there even will be a K-3.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-02-2011, 05:11 AM  
Two mirrorless systems from Pentax this year
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 80
Views: 19,710
Your profile's 3,214 posts says otherwise my friend. 8^D
Forum: General Talk 04-06-2011, 09:41 AM  
Thoughts going out to our (coastal) Japanese members
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 121
Views: 14,651
You'll be fine as long as you're not bringing anyone << 5 years old. From what friends in Tokyo are telling me, the tourist scene is *dead* so you won't have to wade through the usual crowds and you might be able to wangle a bargain on a hotel room.

My former business partner is moving to Kyoto from Tokyo because they do in fact have an <1 year old child and the city's been so disruptive (people not being able to reliably get diapers etc). None of this should be of concern for someone travelling there for a matter of days.

Also, be prepared for warmer weather than we're having in Toronto! 8^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2010, 03:37 PM  
Pentax at Photokina coverage by Falk Lumo!
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 549
Views: 127,842
My friend if you can find me a market for them, I can round up dozens and dozens of the things from the used stores here in Tokyo. They're not cheap, but they're always in stock. By contrast, I can recall having seen two affixed to people's cameras in the five years I've lived here.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 12-25-2010, 05:41 PM  
Reputation Points System
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 91
Views: 7,649
Valued contribution is valued contribution! 8^)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-24-2010, 02:31 AM  
Still using an *istDS?
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 30
Views: 6,790
Think the *istDS is an antique and outclassed by modern rivals? I wonder if the PentaxForums populace can spot the pics shot with an *istDS from those in the poll below. Note that there are two entrants, for a total of eight frames.

(The poll is to chose a cover for a book shot by fifteen PF-goers.)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-23-2010, 03:13 PM  
wanted: blurb discount codes
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 36
Views: 12,261
I've never sold anything from their site. Story of my life. Send me the link, would you? Here's one of mine:

streets without names | Book Preview
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-15-2010, 07:47 PM  
One Lens Challenge: Want to join my LBA Therapy?
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 585
Views: 64,900
@Jools .. he glued a molar back in? Ah, ya!

@Duh_Vinci, I hope you've got a relatively cool issuer. I've had my card stolen by a pickpocket and he turned it over to his pals to run up the costs before I could get to a phone. The issuer just made everything go away.

Anyway, my portrait's up. Better get back to studying Japanese. And by "back to" I mean "started".
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-05-2010, 04:53 AM  
Manual lens as default for your DSLR
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 86
Views: 18,307
I use my manual focus lenses almost exclusively (with a Katseye) on an old *istDS.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-05-2010, 01:58 PM  
OK - so who is buying Pentax?
Posted By uccemebug
Replies: 88
Views: 15,831
I've read one criticism that Sony is a big subscriber to the "not invented here" mentality. I suspect that part of their initial failure to make a splash in the market (and theirs subsequent move to a new mount) are in part their refusal to run with what they picked up from Minolta.

With popular APS-C cameras to sell in sufficient numbers to pay the bills for the time being...

Heh heh. One problem with that logic .. have you been to Japan? Do you know how these guys blow off steam? Entertaining Japanese businessmen is a big industry both in Japan and overseas.
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