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Pentax *ist DS
DA 18-55 f3.5-5.6
A 50 f1.4
A 50 f1.7
M 100 f4 Macro


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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
In reply to:

tswilson: I'm not very familiar with this system; any recommendations on tilt-shift lenses for this camera?

Zörk makes tilt and shift adapters that can be combined to achieve full tilt-shift functionality with a variety of lenses.



Full product guide:

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: wow the sensor in these things is so small. I'll stick with my 60mm x 60mm film thanks. A brand new sensor every time i wind on.

"8500 US$ buys me an awful lot of scanning & developing"

It all depends on how much you shoot. There were plenty of pros that would blow through that much film in a year back in the analog days.

Never mind that the image quality from this thing crushes MF film and likely 4x5 as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
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franco montana: whats with the watery shot? is it rain proof with the screen flipped up and some lenses?


Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 19:09 UTC

Lousy image quality doesn't stop Google's street view from being an important visual resource. I would love to have 360° Theta images available for building interiors and landmarks all over the world!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

It seems unlikely, but I'd love to see an APS-C Leica M with a fully coupled rangefinder for under $3,000 (under $2,000 could actually make it relevant). It could be the digital equivalent of a Leica CL; I'm sure Cosina would be happy to build it for them.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 41st comment | 12 replies

Aperture here I come...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:50 UTC as 680th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)

Does this have snap focus like the previous GRs? Being able to set a fixed focus distance could make this a street shooter's dream!

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 15:38 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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d3xmeister: 1/2000 shutter speed render this camera useless

1/2000 to 1/4000 is only one stop. Who cares? Also, flash sync at 1/2000 is tremendously useful!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 14:20 UTC

Medium format digital $10,000+
Nikon D800 $3,000
Sigma DP1m $1,000

Seems like a bargain to me. If you'd rather have an entry level dSLR or mirrorless ILC that's fine, but to get the level of image quality the Sigma is capable of those are your options.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 16:37 UTC as 71st comment
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trekkeruss: I want to know how much; the specs are pretty impressive.


A quick check on B&H shows that it is in fact the WR version of the 18-55mm kit lens. It's also available as a two lens kit with the 18-55mm WR and a 50-200mm WR lens. I love that Pentax weather proofs their mid-range products; even if you never shoot in the rain it's nice to have that peace of mind in dusty or sandy conditions.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 00:59 UTC
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simon65: Surely it would be far better if Fujifilm, rather than faithfully replicating all Leica's bad mistakes were to think for themselves, and produce a zoom lens version of the X100.

That would be an APS-C compact camera with a 28-70 equivalent zoom, not the two thirds X10, or the brick sized X1-Pro.

Small, sharp, fast

With a zoom lens it's pick any two; with a prime lens you can have all three.

As an example, the Panasonic 14-42 you reference is F3.5-5.6 and that lens can't even provide coverage for an APS-C sensor. Even if Fuji could pull it off, very few people want to spend over a thousand dollars for a camera with a slow mediocre zoom.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 19:51 UTC
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