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I been a amateur photographer for the some years now, done a few paid jobs, and now i'm trying to become a more regular professional Photographer!


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ChrisH37: Read the specs, saw the price, massively tempted as I was about to buy a Sony a7RII anyway.

Then I looked at the lens lineup. I know everyone has to start somewhere, but the native lens lineup is absurdly expensive.

£2000 for a near equivalent to a 35mm 1.8 / 85mm 1.8 combo (31mm and 77mm in Pentax speak). £1900 for a 70-200mm 2.8.

Well, if one want a cheap lens, for a start, there is some hints that the DA 35mm f2,4 and the DA 50 f1,8 are FF compatible 'almost' as good as some more expensive lenses. :D

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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Mark van Dam: Thanks for posting, the Pentax K1 images are much softer than Nikon D810 in most parts of the image in raw, I would have expected this in jpeg, but not in raw, especially considering that the K3II is delivering super sharp output by comparison. I wonder if it's the lens, where the Pentax has focused, or maybe AA filter was engaged, or maybe this is the best the Pentax can do.

My guess is that DP staff just forgott to turn off the AA Filter Simulator, as I can't see any moire in the non Pixel-Shifted images.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 19:17 UTC


That was quick!


Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 13th comment
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)

Man, the shots resized to 2000px are catching.

And not that bad at all, considering the age of those 50mm and 24mm. Despite the bokeh from the 24mm, wich seens a little bit nervous, all pics taken with those old lenses are surprisingly good, and preasantly sharp.

Thanks for the update.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:41 UTC as 38th comment
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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norman shearer: Catch in focus with a pre-A series lens? I cannot do this with my Pentax K-3. There is a way round it by using some foil to connect certain elec pins on the mount face though I've never tried it myself. Is this how you got it to work Carey?

Truth is, Catchin Focus was a "secret" feature in K10D and some other Pentax cameras I can't recall. Worked like this, you mount whatever manual focus lens on, set AF switch to AF-s or AF-c and hold down the shutter. It would fire when a subjet is at the selected autofocus area.

It became a feature in menu with later cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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norman shearer: Catch in focus with a pre-A series lens? I cannot do this with my Pentax K-3. There is a way round it by using some foil to connect certain elec pins on the mount face though I've never tried it myself. Is this how you got it to work Carey?

@norman shearer

Dunno on K3, but in K5, you have to activate the Catchin Focus in Custom Menu. If you don't do so, the camera will fire whenever you hit the shutter button. Is that what is happening with you?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)

@Carey Rose

"One downside of these (really) old primes - no metering. None. Not even an aperture measurement on the Raw files"

Good pictures and nice article, but you might want to know.

As usual on all Pentax cameras, you can meter with non-A lenses.

In Manual Mode, select the desired aperture with the ring and push the Green Button. The camera will stop down and meter the apropriate shutter speed.

Works elegantly fast and accurate. But you have the annoyance of not knowing the apertures used.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 103rd comment | 4 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (978 comments in total)

Special K hahahaha.

Is there anybody at DPreview's office whos's fan of Placebo? LOL

Anyway, thanks for the quick and nice preview of a camera long waited for many of us pentaxians.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 250th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2453 comments in total)

Man, look at that ISO pull-up collar!
You can't be more 'retro' than that.

And I like it!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 489th comment | 4 replies

For the first time ever, a news about a Pentax product get most (if not all) coments on the positive side.

Maybe that is the signs of apocalipse rumbling around the corner. The trumpets of the armaggedon are sounding over our heads, announcing the end of the times!

The world of DSLR's (because of Pentax) are DOOOOOOOMED!!!! :D

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 17:02 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (636 comments in total)

It's strange that people are praising the -3EV focus capabilities of the D7200, but forget to mention that Pentax already done that, two years ago with K5II and K3 after.
Of course I'm not that ingenius to think the AF performance of K5/K3 are on par with Nikon in every aspect, but they at least could point that it is as precise and sensitive.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

I don't get that lens...

It's roughtly a x1,5 zoom.
It's bigger and probably heavier than a good 24mm, 28mm and a 35mm lenses combined in a bag.
It's not weather sealed (i 'don't find that info though...), wich would make more sense on the "no swapping lenses" motto.

And I don't think the price will be that much different from buying three lenses together to justify it.

The 18-35 f1.8 makes much more sense than that 24-35, as it cover a 50mm FF equivalent as well, brings a 28mm f2.8 FF equivalent to APS, wich is a thing missing in almost all brands.

Maybe it's just me...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 81st comment
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

"42 is a good number - as well as being the answer to life, the universe and everything"

Got me with that


Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:54 UTC as 146th comment

Those are not that bigger than I imagined.

The price is what I expected. Expensive and still out of my reach. :(

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 15:42 UTC as 15th comment

I don't plan to buy one, but I think it's better designed than the nikkor 18-55.
And fits perfectly on Pentax philosophy of compact designs.
Hope it sells well.

Just one question: The grinded ring just after the green ring is the focus ring? If it is, it's really better than the one from the nikon and canon bundled lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 22nd comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: Pentax HD 70-200 has a new super-fast SDM motor, not DC.
And as one user said, this new 70-200mm F2.8 lens may just out perform anything ever made in that classification of lenses by any manufacturer.
It has 4 anomalous dispersion lenses + 2 ED lenses + 2 super ED lenses: for a total of 8 fancy ED style lenses, covered in all the latest and best coatings in the industry. Pentax pulled out all the stops on this one.

This lens is a game changer in this category.

I dont't think this is a "new" DC tecnology, but a improved one. In the press material, they just say it's fast. Otherwise they would be making HUGE marketing for that.
But, watching all those AF speed test videos on tube, my guess is competition are faster not only by the AF technology but also because of implemented mechanics for speed, like a short focus throw, range limiters and so forth...
Both telephoto lenses for Pentax had AF limiters, and if they follow the same philosophy for speed, even a common DC would be super fast to work.
Pentax alread done this with some FA lenses and, if screwdrived, the 16-50 are super fast to focus.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:38 UTC
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Ayoh: A small, cheap DC motor on $2500 lenses? no thanks, especially when ALL the competition have fast ring ultrasonic motors

I rather pay $2500 for a DC-more reliable-AF lens than $900 for a SDM-possible fail-AF lens. The one from the only DC lens I had, the 18-135 was pretty fast and reliable.
So, i hope this is a more refined DC technology, and the version for the 70-200 and 150-450 is even more robust and fast, because this announcement is a serious bet, and probably will define the future of Ricoh and Pentax brand.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 00:42 UTC

I like the way it resembles the design of all K5~K3 line. But hope RICOH changes the final design of the prism housing an the width. Looks to small. But it's impossible to make a opinion based on that image.

I eagerlly wait for more info from CP+.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1586 comments in total)
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PWPhotography: "However, if you go back and re-read that last sentence, you'll notice that it contains two important caveats: it can offer the best image quality if you like the size/price trade-off that it brings. And that's true of all formats."

Not really if we consider on equivalency. For example in above two Canon pancake prime lenses you mentioned that seems are similar size. EF 40/2.8 pancake actually is still effectively smaller/lighter as EF-S 24/2.8 is only equivalent to FF 38mm/F4.48 lens. The same F2.8 on APS-C is not the same as on FF from perspective of DOF and total light gathering.

As you said, Sony has proved by choosing FF you don't necessarily trade off size and weight especially if on the same FF equivalency.

I think Richard Butler meant the differences in size of camera bodies, not lenses.
Of course, lenses and their specifics optical formulas and sizes are different from format to format. But the point what he said is that image quality is only one part of the considerations on chosing one format over another.

For me, for now, APS-C suits better. In the future, who knows.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:47 UTC

Hum... interesting.

Another thing that's interesting is to think why the hell Ricoh didn't released THAT mid range DSLR instead of the KS-1.

To me, the lenses they still are undecided what will be are more appealing.

Hope they tell something more concrete at CES :D

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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