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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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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...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 80th comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1066 comments in total)

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

Got me with that


Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:54 UTC as 133rd comment

Those are not that bigger than I imagined.

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

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 22nd comment
In reply to:

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:38 UTC
In reply to:

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.

Direct 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+.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 132nd comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1462 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Direct 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

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)

Impressive, to say the least... O.O"

Of course, the camera is intended for video, so it may shine more to videography, but low light performance for stills is also sounding...

I really hoped for industry to make less MP sensor and start to make more DR and Sensitivity chips with more Bit Depth output. THAT will be something ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 19:23 UTC as 30th comment
On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (124 comments in total)

Nice feature.
Hope it come to other pentax cameras to :D

I would definiteley will love having wireless capabilities like those. Well, at least wi-fi transfer and control. I don't think live stream is possible in older models though :p

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 46th comment
On Ricoh announces HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter article (52 comments in total)

I've had the Tamron 1,4x PZ-AF MC-4 converter that have a power zoom contact and those worked perfect with SDM and DC lenses, with almost zero penaulty on quality. But don't understand the need of a firmware upgrade in order to use it. Could it be the camera will recognize the TC and do proper adjustments in SR?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (74 comments in total)
In reply to:

greypixelz: sad he had to reach this age in order to understand that suffering and horror is not 'photojournalism' or 'the public's right to be informed'.
there is such a thing as human dignity and dying is part of it. photographing death or any kind of suffering for public display is undignified and disqualifies the photographer as a human being.
man should be immortalized on the highest peaks, not the deepest of valleys. this whole culture of decay and death is satanic in nature and goes against what man really is. the spirit of humanity is about rising from the abyss, not falling in it.
God bless you all!

The fact that there is many war photografers out there taking pictures of suffering and death doesn't make they vultures or satanic guys, looking for death profits. I believe that the mere fact they are risking their lives to take pictures of the worst the human beings has to offer is to make a point and alert others like you and me, who are safe and confortable, dreaming as if everything are blue, to prevent it to keep happening from now on.
People have to stop romanticize some facts of life and start to make something that really is usefull for somebody.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 10:55 UTC

I would like a bit more reach on wide end, say 18-40, and it would be a much better range.
But looking at all weird focal lenghts of the Limited line, 20-40 make some sense though... :P

But, despite that, the price, IMHO, is quite low for a Limited lens. I bought the FA 31mm for about the same price.

Really glad Ricoh is putting Pentax brand up in evidence, and keep investing on it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
In reply to:

SungiBr: Well, people will shout about the DF hability to use most of nikkor lenses ever made like if it was never though, but Pentax is been doing this since the K10D. And despite the lack of a aperture coupler ring, you can use non-A lens and even screw mount lenses, with less compromisses on usability than de Df's aprouch. I Really don't see that as a bonus now.

@ALizarine got it right. I wasn't talking about FF or APSC, but just a coment about the fact that even the guys at Dpreview noted that to use old legacy nikkor lenses one will have to deal with so different configurations, that would take all the fun of using older manual focus lenses. Using, lest's say, an old and cheap (and somethimes very nice) screwmount 50mm 1.4 takumar, that not even have an aperture lever to automatically allow the camera to close the blades is just as simple and easy as pushing one lever and one button.(by the way, on Df one have to set aperture ON the CAMERA an ON THE LENS to use no-AI lenses. On pentax you have not. Just set on the lens)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 17:55 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Well, people will shout about the DF hability to use most of nikkor lenses ever made like if it was never though, but Pentax is been doing this since the K10D. And despite the lack of a aperture coupler ring, you can use non-A lens and even screw mount lenses, with less compromisses on usability than de Df's aprouch. I Really don't see that as a bonus now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:32 UTC as 523rd comment | 4 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
In reply to:

shnikus: Finally Nikons answer to Pentax K-5!

Not that i would have the money now but, if Pentax could do something similar, like a digital Super Program, or even a K1000, that would be something to. Of course, do it Full Frame :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:52 UTC

And Pentax DA 560mm still out of sights ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 34th comment

I donwloaded and installed and noticed a real improvement in speed compared to LR4. Very fast cataloging and processing
Or it is just a impression?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 15:06 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

SungiBr: Ricoh is unleashing all products Hoya promissed ages ago. And took less than two years to do it.

They seems to be listening all of us pentax users, and are showing some serious commintment to pentax user base

Ok, Ok, maybe I expressed myself with wrong words (poor english, sorry....). Maybe just "releasing all products Hoya promissed ages ago" was the right ones to begin with.

Still, even if some of those products didn't apeal to most users, some are more interesting than others (yes, i'm talking about the flash the people here seen to ignoring).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 03:32 UTC
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