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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-17-2021, 01:08 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By normhead
Replies: 2,366
Views: 174,643
I'm up to 10 lifting a 10 pound dumbbell over my head some days. 5 when I'm tired, slow steady progress. You can't hurry it.

" seems like a fair trade."
They model for bird feed. This year, I've been out maybe 5 times. They are getting off without doing much for me in terms of pictures. When you have bit of bordom, their antics at the feeders keep us amused. Right now the Purple Finches are putting food in the mouths of their babies. There's always something going on this time of year.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-17-2021, 01:01 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By normhead
Replies: 36,295
Views: 3,724,668
I missed that lens today. We were repairing a foundation wall this morning, built the forms yesterday, so good and tired at walk time. It sure would have been nice to have a nice light 400. I missed a Yellow Bellied Sap sucker because I didn't have it. You don't know what you're got until it's gone.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-16-2021, 02:13 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By normhead
Replies: 2,366
Views: 174,643
When the light is right their feathers shine iridescent. I actually have some better ones , also of ravens.

Here's grackle with the light on him near perfect. He'd actually appear to be black with the light at a different angle.
2019-05-16-Feeder-creatures3 by Norm Head, on Flickr

As for the birds we are in a major light corridor, we see many of those birds twice a year. Also, the food expense, I put out 6 pitchers of food a day. I put out 4.5 black oil sunflower seeds, one half corn, half mixed seed for the sparrows and ground feeders (crows sparrows, grouses, grackles, blue jays, and a half picture of shelled peanuts, shelled sunflower seeds and a mixed nut with currents etc.

This guy is even better.
Bird-Grackle by Norm Head, on Flickr

Having this many birds doesn't come cheap. My guess is over $100 a month. Easy. Probably approaching $150.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-16-2021, 09:19 AM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By normhead
Replies: 2,366
Views: 174,643
We had quite the spring at the feeder here, usually we have one infusion, this year we had 5.

K-1 or K-3
Tamron 300 and 1.7x AF adapter or DA 55-300 PLM.

Back when there was snow, we had Pine Grosbeaks, 6 of them. Most years we are lucky I we see even one or two.

Male
2021-02-20-FC-Pine-Grosbeaks-3 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Female
2021-02-20-FC-Pine-Grosbeaks-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Juncos, at least 40 or 50 of them stayed for a month. They didn't leave until the 150 Grackles arrived.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Junco by Norm Head, on Flickr

We had at least 100-200 Redpolls earlier in the year.
2021-04-07-Our-yard-1-Redpoll by Norm Head, on Flickr

Grackle, not from the flock but one who has carved out a out a nesting area.
2021-05-15-feeder-Grackle by Norm Head, on Flickr

The only sparrow I've htographed so far this year is a Chipping Sparrow. We've seen the White Throated, the American Tree Sparrows and Fox Sparrow but I've spent little time in the blind and didn't get images.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Chipping-sparrow by Norm Head, on Flickr

this weak it's been all about finches.
Probably 50-80 Purple Finches
Male
2021-05-14-Feeder-Purpe-Finch-M by Norm Head, on Flickr

Female
2021-05-14-Feeder-Purple-finch-F by Norm Head, on Flickr

We have currently 6 Evening Grosbeaks
Male
2021-05-15-feeder-Evening_Grosbeak-male by Norm Head, on Flickr

Female
2021-05-15-feeder-Evening_Grosbeak-female by Norm Head, on Flickr

And 6 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Female
2021-05-15-feeder-Rose-Breasted-Grosbeak by Norm Head, on Flickr

There are another 6 Goldfinches.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Americcan-Goldfinch-F by Norm Head, on Flickr

One point we had 40-50 Pine Siskins, now down to maybe one or two.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Pine-Siskin by Norm Head, on Flickr

And of course The year rounders.
Hairy and Downey woodpeckers
2021-05-14-Feeder-Hairy-Woodpecker-F by Norm Head, on Flickr

White and Red breasted nuthatches
2021-05-14-Feeder-Red-Breasted-Nuthatch by Norm Head, on Flickr

Chickadees, although we don't see much of them. They are busy at thier nest holes this time of year.
2021-01-30-AP-SBT_parking-lot-Chickadee- 1 by Norm Head, on Flickr

And of course these guys...
2021-05-14-Feeder-Chipmunk by Norm Head, on Flickr

2021-05-14-Feeder-Red-Squireel by Norm Head, on Flickr

Missing from the photographs... 4 raven come everyday, but they are really hard to photgraph. The spruce grouses, they come late in the evening when the light is poor, Robyns, Hermit Thrushes, Oven Birds one Brown Headed Black bird who hung out with the grackles, same with the Red Winged Blackbirds. Yellow Bellied sap suckers. Everyone that's coming through is either here now or has already been.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-16-2021, 09:13 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By normhead
Replies: 36,295
Views: 3,724,668
We had quite the spring at the feeder here, usually we have one infusion, this year we had 5.

K-1 or K-3
Tamron 300 and 1.7x AF adapter or DA 55-300 PLM.

Back when there was snow, we had Pine Grosbeaks, 6 of them. Most years we are lucky I we see even one or two.

Male
2021-02-20-FC-Pine-Grosbeaks-3 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Female
2021-02-20-FC-Pine-Grosbeaks-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Juncos, at least 40 or 50 of them stayed for a month. They didn't leave until the 150 Grackles arrived.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Junco by Norm Head, on Flickr

We had at least 100-200 Redpolls earlier in the year.
2021-04-07-Our-yard-1-Redpoll by Norm Head, on Flickr

Grackle, not from the flock but one who has carved out a out a nesting area.
2021-05-15-feeder-Grackle by Norm Head, on Flickr

The only sparrow I've htographed so far this year is a Chipping Sparrow. We've seen the White Throated, the American Tree Sparrows and Fox Sparrow but I've spent little time in the blind and didn't get images.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Chipping-sparrow by Norm Head, on Flickr

this weak it's been all about finches.
Probably 50-80 Purple Finches
Male
2021-05-14-Feeder-Purpe-Finch-M by Norm Head, on Flickr

Female
2021-05-14-Feeder-Purple-finch-F by Norm Head, on Flickr

We have currently 6 Evening Grosbeaks
Male
2021-05-15-feeder-Evening_Grosbeak-male by Norm Head, on Flickr

Female
2021-05-15-feeder-Evening_Grosbeak-female by Norm Head, on Flickr

And 6 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Female
2021-05-15-feeder-Rose-Breasted-Grosbeak by Norm Head, on Flickr

There are another 6 Goldfinches.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Americcan-Goldfinch-F by Norm Head, on Flickr

One point we had 40-50 Pine Siskins, now down to maybe one or two.
2021-05-14-Feeder-Pine-Siskin by Norm Head, on Flickr

And of course The year rounders.
Hairy and Downey woodpeckers
2021-05-14-Feeder-Hairy-Woodpecker-F by Norm Head, on Flickr

White and Red breasted nuthatches
2021-05-14-Feeder-Red-Breasted-Nuthatch by Norm Head, on Flickr

Chickadees, although we don't see much of them. They are busy at thier nest holes this time of year.
2021-01-30-AP-SBT_parking-lot-Chickadee- 1 by Norm Head, on Flickr

And of course these guys...
2021-05-14-Feeder-Chipmunk by Norm Head, on Flickr

2021-05-14-Feeder-Red-Squireel by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-10-2021, 05:58 PM  
Nikon Z6 for legacy glass?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 95
Views: 4,428
Cool, I haven't had one in my hands yet. Living where I live, that's an issue. I'm depending on all the folks who come to the park putting their gear in my hands. All the experience I get with other systems comes that way.

---------- Post added 03-10-21 at 08:06 PM ----------



Thanks LeeRunge, your assessment is correct.

Sorry your thread got turned into a "dump on Normhead thread." Apparently I'm not allowed to participate in these threads without certain folks lining up to take a shot at me. Moderator approved.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-10-2021, 02:39 PM  
DA*60-250 Lens Club
Posted By normhead
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
There are so many clubs for lenses I don't own, so essentially I'm banned, but I own this one, so now DA*16-50 and DA*50-135 guys can't post in one of the threads I post in... awesome. I feel like I'm getting them back. Not to mention that people interested in the lens often enjoy the discussion and commentary in the dedicated threads.

A few more 10 year old 60-250 images

2011-Best-of-40 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2011-Best-of-41 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2012-03-winter-7 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-10-2021, 02:31 PM  
Nikon Z6 for legacy glass?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 95
Views: 4,428
Actually prefer AF.s to AF.c unless using manual focus. I'm hoping fingers crossed that the K-3iii and the new AF system will change this.

Otters?

There was a great otter year in the park. The ice conditions were right to restrict their movements so you could guess where they might pop up. They seemed oblivious to the photographers.

2017-03-25-AP-otter-9 by Norm Head, on Flickr

This guy was maybe 15 meters away from me basking in the sun.
2017-03-25-AP-otter-6 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-10-2021, 02:05 PM  
Nikon Z6 for legacy glass?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 95
Views: 4,428
I usually just listen for the focus confirm beep and AF.c. No pushing buttons, no futzing about, focus and go. Worked fantastic with my A 400 5.6.

Bird-1-Starling by Norm Head, on Flickr

Bird-1-Great-horned-owl by Norm Head, on Flickr

Bird-1-Turkey-Viltures by Norm Head, on Flickr

Northern-flicker by Norm Head, on Flickr

I actually have a few BiFs taken that way.
I'll take your word for it it's easier, but since I didn't find mf with older lenses hard , it's not really an issue for me. But then, I really prefer AF to MF, and when I do use MF for macros, I use Live View, the focal plan is highlighted front and back so I can see my whole depth of field and I've never once lost an image because of too bright sun.

So for me you're solving problems I don't have, but clearly, you guys have different work flow. A much less efficient one from my perspective, but, maybe a more accurate one. I have no way to evaluate that.

I do have hundreds of Live View focussed images many using pixel shift.
Mushrooms and Fungus | Flickr

So I'm curious, but I probably have a lot less appreciation of old glass than you guys. To me MF means futzing, and I hate futzing. When I do it I don't find it difficult, but I guess if you do it enough, and it's just a little bit easier for every shot it adds up and it's worth buying a camera for.

I was looking but didn't find an old seagull in flight I took, in low light right at sunset. The point being, an EVF could easily have had trouble panning smoothly in the light I had or that image. But then I get the impression that's not a problem you guys would encounter.

This reminds me of the old adage, "A Pentax user is a guy who buys a $1300 camera to use $50 glass.' These Nikons take that to a whole new level.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-10-2021, 12:35 PM  
Nikon Z6 for legacy glass?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 95
Views: 4,428
Why wouldn't you just use a K-1ii ?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-10-2021, 10:24 AM  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 2,914
Views: 270,069
My wild turkeys would love that.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-10-2021, 09:27 AM  
DA*60-250 Lens Club
Posted By normhead
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
I'll contribute few from the past. I largely use the DA 55-300 PLM these days.

2011-Best-of-14 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2011-Best-of-12 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2011-Best-of-60 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2011-Best-of-28 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2011-Best-of-59 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Bird-1-Ruffed-Grouse by Norm Head, on Flickr

2011-Best-of-55 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Hard to believe, but I've had this lens 10 years now. K20D and K-x images.
Forum: General Photography 03-10-2021, 06:51 AM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
That's probably the lens I'd like most that I never bought.

---------- Post added 03-10-21 at 09:02 AM ----------



It certainly looks like they are just waiting for parts, they are almost certainly already working on the next K-1 series, or possibly the next 645z, or possibly K-P.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-10-2021, 06:50 AM  
DA*60-250 Lens Club
Posted By normhead
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Other DA* lenses have their own clubs....
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 07:13 PM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
Catchup... now that's funny.
You're hilarious.

---------- Post added 03-09-21 at 09:32 PM ----------

The funny thing, is how bad Sony failed with DSLRs before they gave up and went mirrorless, with their tails between their legs.
The next funny thing will be Sony losing market share to Nikon and Canon in the mirrorless market, and getting ditched by the corporation that owns them.

They were doing well by inventing a new technology that they had to themselves, but sometimes success is it's own worst enemy. Their best days are behind them.

Canon already grabbed the lead with their EF adapter for their legacy lenses. What can Sony do to mach that?
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 03:23 PM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
We'll have to consider that, at such point in time when there stops being advancements in DSLRs and they don't all incorporate new tech.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 01:44 PM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
This is your biggest fault, you put words in my mouth.



No where did I say that. Where's my apology?

You're so trapped in your own comments that it's amazing how you can't see (or refuze to see) what I said.

You not only refuse to see what I said, you claim I said things I didn't say.

What I said was, it's dishonest speculating about what others , not yourself want,

This is sooo silly.
"People want these features, otherwise Ricoh won't add them and won't have to release new cameras just because you can deal with K-3 II and K-3 III doesn't suit you."

Pentax more than any other company, is careful to buy the best tech they can for the price point they wish to achieve. People will buy some features because it's what's available. If I'd be happy with 10 fps. I'll buy a K-3iii with 12 fps, not because I want 12 fps, but because it's the camera that uses my lenses, that is the best bang for the buck available at the time. You buy camera, but it's quite common to have features on that camera you aren't buying the camera for. People want all kinds of features. That doesn't mean Pentax will provide them. Some will want more, some would have been happy with less. Once again, some only see half the equation.

There are also a lot of users for whom this is so unimportant that they only buy a new camera body when the old one fails. One of them last year a with a K-x won the Flickr "photo of the year" (2019) as voted on by thousands of people. Anyone who bought a new camera hoping it would help them win that prize wasted their money. So once again, what are the numbers as a percentage of users are the people you are talking about?

You buy the camera that goes with the lens or lenses you love if you're smart. The rest you can wing. The only requirement is a camera body that does justice to your lenses. K-5, K-3, K-1, I've used them all in the last week. All for what I like them for. One of them is now 10 years old. I don't need to spend $5000 a year on bodies and lenses to be happy. I don't think much of people who do. Just saying, always wanting the latest greatest is a totally different mindset, a personality quirk that has nothing to do with photography. It's something else.

I would truly appreciate it if in the future, you would stop trying to interpret what I say. If you can't quote my words directly, don't claim I said it. It's unethical claiming you know what I said better than I do. I have always wondered why the forum allows it. I also find it amazing how you can continuously as above claim it's you that is misrepresented, when actually I quote you directly. This needs to be cleaned up. This is a matter of simple human decency.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 01:31 PM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
I honestly think, many Pentaxians take the advice of my old photography teacher. "Find the lens you love and buy the camera it goes on." My guess is every Pentaxian has a favourite Pentax lens or lenses, and will buy the most appropriate camera body for the what they do. I see no point in dwelling on subsets of the main set. Many K-3 users have picked up K-Ps. It's not sporting the best specs, but it's appropriate to what they do that's what matters.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 12:48 PM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
SO, you make up people and then speculate that you know what they will want? A lot of people , as now, will speculate that they might buy higher FPS, then not buy it. A lot of people will say they want what other camera companies offer and not buy them. A lot of people will complain about this that or the other and then find ways to work through those those problems. A lot of people will look at new offerings like the K-3iii and think I'd rather stick with what I have than pay that much money. A lot of people will do a lot of different things. What's your point?

If were' going to start explainig what a lot of people will want or buy, you're leaving out a lot of people. I the K-3iii kills itself with it's cost, it may be the last high performance camera Pentax ever releases. There may never be a faster better Pentax. There are so many possibilities, I refuse to speculate, and wonder why you'd target one group for specific mention. We don't know how many people will fall into each of the possible categories, so why speculate on one of them and ignore the others? What insight does that provide to anything? It will be all about the numbers in each focus group, not that they will exist.

Even now I'm concerned about Pentax pricing the K-3iii out of the traditional Pentax market going for higher specs than most Pentax shooters will find necessary. I just have to trust, that when they evaluated the tech available on the market, they saw this as the "Pentax" value oriented way to go. But if I buy a K-3 it won't be fore the 12 fps, it will be for the 11 fps in AF-c. Even the majority of the Canon and Nikon markets don't invest in high FPS-gear. How big would Pentax have to be to have a profitable competitor? IN any case, next time I buy a camera I'll look at what's available.

There will be two parameters. IQ and price. The rest I can work around. I find it annoying that people who seek the latest greatest all the time tend to project their desires onto everyone else. They honestly seem to think we'd have what they have if we could afford it. It's arrogant and offensive.

There's only a limited respect for people who are never happy with what they have. They just aren't good company. Even worse, people who are always bragging they have the latest greatest gear. As if spending big money on a camera every couple of years is something people should emulate. It's not a universally recognized positive attitude and there are many for whom it is justifiably negative. We shouldn't be basing our values on such people.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 11:45 AM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
Because you're certain everyone is like you. Concerned with what for most shots are frills, not ultimate IQ.

I guess you missed the post for the the specs of the K-3ii came out and I saw I would have been happy with 10 and 8 fps for tracking. It's called finding what works for you and sticking with it.

Not everyone has to have the latest greatest, the mostest or whatever. Not everyone wants things they probably don't need or need very rarely.

Don't trust anyone who claims to speak for everyone, or people other than themselves. It's a form of deception.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-09-2021, 11:21 AM  
Sports Ice-rock-climbers
Posted By normhead
Replies: 8
Views: 335
It's exhilarating, until your knees get sore. Then it just hurts. :D
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 10:34 AM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
If like myself, your main focus is top quality IQ (not as defined by more than MP, which isn't actually a measure of IQ) at an affordable price, with the possible omission some of the frills other manufacturers use to sell their cameras, but with a unique set of frills they use to sell theirs, I'm pretty sure Pentax will be there for you. 5 years from now will be the same in terms of arguments. They were also the same 5 years ago. Some things never change. Some people will always promote lesser IQ cameras because of some feature set. Some people will always promote ridiculously expensive cameras, some people will always adopt the latest greatest fad. Some people will buy the latest "most improved" gear, until 6 months later when the next greatest comes out. Gad flies I say.

All the new stuff is completely un-necessary if you get what you want from what you have. The Pentax approach is quite established as a way to go for a certain type of shooter. That not every is one is that type of shooter is neither here nor there. What's important is there are many shooters who enjoy Pentax. As long as that's true, there will be a Pentax. it's not about what everyone else does.

what's disappointing is those who are not Pentax shooters or see more value in other brands constantly sharing their disappointment with Pentax or why it is inadequate for them. That kind of personal brand bashing is simply inappropriate in a general discussion. And it's certainly disconcerting to see people take up pages and pages in a discussion talking about things most of us choose not to pay for, as if the future of the whole camera industry will be swayed by what they think is important. Part of it may be. But there will always be companies that go against the grain.

The important thing to me About the Fuji GFX 100s, is that size MF camera and a Pentax FA 600 5.6 645 and a few kit type lenses, I can leave, almost every other wildlife photographer I know in the dust. That's what's important. The ideal solution would be Pentax producing a similarly sized 645 with a mirror, to take advantage of all that legacy glass. But to me, Canon, Nikon and Sony are passÚ. They bet on the wrong horses.

For those seeking maximum IQ for stills, those companies have been irrelevant since the 645z was released. Some people don't seem to have that in their consciousness. It's not about mirrorless or not, it's about necessary features and size. Right now I'd buy a Fuji, a few year from now as is often the case, Pentax will come out with something competitive. And it may be a DSLR.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 10:06 AM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
Ya, I actually posted that as an example of personal information that shouldn't be included in a general thread. And because the partisans, in these general discussions always want to discuss their favourite brand. Pretty silly eh? To be good there would have to be equal participation from every known camera brand. The whole 'Canon, Sony , Nikon emphasis is just as inappropriate as my own personal preference for Fuji. That's not what it's about. There's also Sigma, Panasonic Fuji, Leica, Phase One and Olympus. The thread has degenerated into a pointless discussion of a couple of brands, most of which has been repeated ad nauseam.

I guess I'm the only one who can actually appreciate what brands other than what they shoot might bring to the table. And that's the point here. In my mind, in that they don't have MF offerings, Nikon, Canon and Sony have nothing to offer. Every photographer worth his salt understands the advantages of medium format. It's incredible to me that looking at the advantages of mirrorless people wouldn't be talking MF. Because that's when the ergonomics of DSLRs become unmanageable.

You now have an mirrorless MF fuji that blows even comparably priced offerings form Nikon, Canon and Sony out or the water for resolution and IQ, why are you even wasting time on those archaic systems? With FF mirrorless is a personal choice. For many looking to move up to MF, mirrorless has become a necessity. This is the new latest greatest. Not some FF offering. And I fully expect this type of camera will come to dominate the MF field. In FF or APS-c, the advantage is so minor as to be moot for most. Features other than whether or not the camera is mirrorless will matter more.

But none of this has to do with DSLR's vs mirrorless except in the MF arena. Smaller where smaller can be as much a negative as a positive is not the same discussion. I don't use my Q much because it's so toy like. The mirrorless cameras I've had in my hands are much the same. I find them uncomfortable to work with. Without a clear advantage in IQ, what's the point?
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 09:53 AM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
I once had a guy say something similar to me. My image wasn't as good as his because his was taken 20 years ago when "no one went there". There's been a lodge there for 60 years, and animals have always been attracted by the garbage from the dining room. People just make up nonsense to say they are better. Especially people dependant on selling their work. They are by far the worst IMHO, despite the forum habit of thinking pros are a great source of information.

Pros are a great source of information relevant to pros, and the first element of that is claim your equipment it better than the other guys. It's to be expected. :D
Amateurs are a great source of information for amateurs. duh :D.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2021, 09:16 AM  
Is there a future for DSLR (outside old duffers like me?)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 94
Views: 3,693
thanks Gatorguy, all I'm looking for here is the ability to avoid this kind of conversation, by not going onto the non-pentax section of the forum. It's pretty much worthless to Pentaxians who are happy with thier gear. Especially since so many former Pentaxians have moved on to Fuji, and Fuji seems to be the mirrorless home for Pentax shooters. It seems to be a company more along Pentax's ethic. LeRolls and Benjikan just to name a few.

Uni GFX 100s. The Pentax, Pentax never made. :D

Why would any landscape shooter buy a Canon, Nikon or Sony?

It even has the tilting back screen. Medium format in an FF body.


https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-gfx-100s-initial-review

It's pointless talking brands in this discussion. We all have our favourites.

But that's hardly relevant to whether or not DSLRs survive. DSLRs will survive as long as people love using them. What the other brands are doing doesn't really change that. Not all of us are interested in latest, greatest absolute best all the time. YWe are interested in the best deal on what works for us. The conversation into marketing from hype for the shooting styles of specific shooters. With personal emphasis unrelated to the original intent of the thread.

The unstated inference being that people buy the latest greatest, and rush out money in had to buy every new thing because it's the absolute best. That's not the case. It's not about the new things coming out. When I see folks like some here posting, I think their biggest problem with Pentax is, Pentax doesn't often release enough new cameras to satisfy their camera purchasing appetites. They just want to play with new stuff. SO what's more important? A guy who is always trying out the latest and greatest, or the guy who's just learned to maximize use of the gear they have?

It's not automatic that people want to read new gear reviews. Some of us actually avoid them, as they tend to be very biased information based on the shooting style of the reviewer. Once you've established that the reviewer doesn't do what you do, the reviews are irrelevant. Yet somehow ever present. In any thread even remotely relevant.

To me the most exciting development to me in current mirrorless photography is Fuji's putting an MF sensor in an FF body. Because for me, the two biggest areas advantage are portability and resolution. But an FF camera in an DSLR FF body still works for me. The biggest disadvantage to DLSRs is, you can look thought the viewfinder and not know the camera isn't turned on. :D What do you see if you look through a mirrorless with the camera off? With my DSLR I flick a switch and 1.5 second later I'm shootiing.
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