A 70-30 split sounds fine, but I'd agree with other comments on here in that if I had an image someone actually wanted to spend $250 on then it's not an image I'd want to give a worldwide perpetual license on. Still, if someone would like to test my resolve on that... :-)
Earthrise: If anyone spots one I'd like to see a comparison of this lens and Olympus's new 12-40/2.8 M.Zuiko PRO (yes I know the range is different!)
If you have a review that shows the Pentax is soft wide open a link would be good. But if you are basing your statement on your misunderstanding of the Ricoh release note, that isn't what I had in mind. Yep, it not a straight comparison between the two, but its close enough and would be useful for my purposes which is why I asked.
peevee1: " It allows the photographer to optimise the subject’s visual description, by making its appearance softer at larger apertures and sharper at smaller apertures."
Translation: not sharp wide open.
You've misunderstood what this means.
ChristophBarthold: Pentax, admit it! It covers the 35mm image circle and the camera to go with this lens is in the works...
Wouldn't need to be full frame but would be good if there was a camera with looks and size to match the Limiteds in the works.
If anyone spots one I'd like to see a comparison of this lens and Olympus's new 12-40/2.8 M.Zuiko PRO (yes I know the range is different!)
Earthrise: This is the kind of lens I would by a camera for. If the camera were svelte enough :-)
Heh, no not a K-01. A good idea, a mirrorboxless K mount cam, poorly designed. You'll never get the mount into the slim design people associate mirrorless cameras. Had it been a mirrorboxless dslr with a slimmer body where possible I think it would have gone abit better.
KL Matt: Will its image circle cover a full frame sensor? I'm kind of excited to find out. Not only because of this lens, but because of what it may or may not reveal about Ricoh's next move.
Wondered the same myself :-)
True enough. I already use the GXR with M42 adapter. But, as you say, would lose AF.
Maybe. But I was thinking of something slimmer, less dslr, less conspicuous, but not retro. Doesn't exist in K mount though.
This is the kind of lens I would by a camera for. If the camera were svelte enough :-)
Earthrise: Being doing blurred images for years, e.g. Streetspirits on http://www.alanhumphris.com/ But do I get a dpreview mention? :-)
thanks to you both, much appreciated. Must be a slow news day :-)
Yes, Haas's images are great, also really like the work of Thomas Joshua Cooper
Hi, thank you, very much appreciated. I particularly enjoy taking the streetspirits ones, maybe that comes through?
Hi, thank you. I have tried some of these in b/w. I usually have the camera set to jpeg b/w and the use the raw, but for me they don't work as well b/w. Probably not enough textures or contrast between colours.
:-) good spot. Yep, usually have one of their songs going round my head when taking these types of pics
Being doing blurred images for years, e.g. Streetspirits on http://www.alanhumphris.com/ But do I get a dpreview mention? :-)