Pointless award season!


jules

Link Posted 20/04/2017 - 23:00
http://www.tipa.com/awards-en-new/pentax-kp

Or as TIPA puts it, it's the best DSLR named Pentax KP

Guess I'm just old and cynical...
Cheers Jules...
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 02:03
It looks like they're inventing awards for those who don't get awards!
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

RobL

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 07:59
Cynics! Best dslr aps-c expert camera award this year for the KP, last year the best dslr FF expert camera was the K1 so Ricoh must be doing something right for us experts! Only kit launched in the current year qualifies so not really a useful assessment of the whole market. Is this year's category winner better than last year's, or vice versa? Nice little badge to put on promotions though.

Mike-P

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 09:18
Last years winner was the Nikon D500. Now that I wouldn't have batted an eyelid at.

The KP on the other hand ......
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Mag07

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 11:14
I find all these 'awards' ridiculous. From a point of a business owner that was 'invited' to participate in several contests, even more so. There seem to be two types of them - the first, you pay and entry fee; if you don't, you are not considered - in other words, 'The best of those that paid up'. The other type, you get selected by the organizing body, but it comes with a very long 'marketing' agreement; inclusive, in my case, asking for access to my clients' data. Which quite obviously is illegal and would kill any small business if anyone was to find out. Never, were any people contacting our company able to answer what competencies do they have to judge my service or products not having used any. In case of equipment, it's a bit easier in theory. In practice, awards go to those that 'play the game', either pay up, or deliver free equipment and/or other sort of 'carrot' to be considered. Everyone else, is a backdrop at best.

Sadly, people seem to love the idea of dealing with an award winning entity. I've had clients here in the UK that actually asked me if we have won any. When asked which ones would be their favourite and why, they had no idea. Is it just a way of making themselves feel a bit better? I must have a certain social status as I am using an award winning agent, camera, computer. Who and how decided that, does not seem important at all.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

Algernon

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 11:36
How can a camera with NO IR REMOTE Win the BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT Award
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Algi

johnriley

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 12:22
The TIPA award is selected by the European photographic magazine editors and the results published in their magazines, so I would have thought a TIPA recognition was very helpful to a company. There have been plenty of accusations of bias against Pentax over the years, but they have done pretty well in TPIA. Perhaps the bias doesn't exist any more, if it ever did?
Best regards, John

Mike-P

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 12:53
Or maybe Ricoh have had a larger marketing budget the last few years 😉
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RobL

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 13:46
Algernon wrote:
How can a camera with NO IR REMOTE Win the BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT Award

Who needs it when you have Image Synch?

Algernon

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 14:08
That means buying a Smartphone and that means it costs 600 for a remote

No Thanks!

Seems like a gimmick anyway.....

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4145470

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Half Man... Half Pentax

Pentax K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

wvbarnes

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 14:11
I award my new K3 II this week 'my best camera of the year'. Pleasingly I got it for the same price as my previous K3 I'd bought in January 2015. I don't know when we'll see affordable high end APS-C again so thought it a good move.

I read 'TIPA membership comprises 27 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries on five continents. TIPA also has a cooperative partnership with the CJPC (Camera Journal Press Club), representing top photography magazines in Japan.'
Bill

jules

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 16:09
Mike-P wrote:
Last years winner was the Nikon D500. Now that I wouldn't have batted an eyelid at.

The KP on the other hand ......

No likes the KP Mike? Why?

Algernon wrote:
That means buying a Smartphone and that means it costs 600 for a remote

No Thanks!

Seems like a gimmick anyway.....
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4145470

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Wireless trigger for me Algi, I haven't used the Pentax, remote app but I used to use it on my Fuji with my tablet and that worked fine, you can get a tablet with a screen you can actually see for fifty quid.
wvbarnes wrote:
I award my new K3 II this week 'my best camera of the year'. Pleasingly I got it for the same price as my previous K3 I'd bought in January 2015. I don't know when we'll see affordable high end APS-C again so thought it a good move.

I read 'TIPA membership comprises 27 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries on five continents. TIPA also has a cooperative partnership with the CJPC (Camera Journal Press Club), representing top photography magazines in Japan.'

K3 II is a bargain Bill, it took a long hard think to decide which to get but for me the sheer image quality of the KP shone thru, the only thing I'm a little narked about is the tiny buffer, like the Nikon D7100 had which Nikon quickly rectified in the next (D7200) iteration. I prefer the layout of the KP as for me it's more intuative and more similar to the K1 (Current Pentax thinking and way forward?) but the grip of the K3 is a masterpiece of ergonomics which is hard to beat, the KP is just ok, in one hand in that regard but perfecto in two, which is how we all should shoot anyway...

johnriley wrote:
The TIPA award is selected by the European photographic magazine editors and the results published in their magazines, so I would have thought a TIPA recognition was very helpful to a company. There have been plenty of accusations of bias against Pentax over the years, but they have done pretty well in TPIA. Perhaps the bias doesn't exist any more, if it ever did?

Yep John, maybe they just make good camera's and we should all stop "bitchin"
Cheers Jules...
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 19:29
I think a special consumer award to Jules for keeping the industry going almost single handed
Bill

McGregNi

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 21:18
That's right, his recent move back to Pentax has caused an unexpected upturn in the Consumer Prices Index
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jules

Link Posted 21/04/2017 - 22:21
wvbarnes wrote:
I think a special consumer award to Jules for keeping the industry going almost single handed

McGregNi wrote:
That's right, his recent move back to Pentax has caused an unexpected upturn in the Consumer Prices Index

Cheers Guys!

Got to keep Pentax going somehow, I already prefer my KP to my X-Pro2, if only all my lenses worked...
Cheers Jules...
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