Katier

Katier

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  • FWIW it's a system that's not exactly brand new and, while 3rd party manufacturers are yet to support it other than through adapters, Pentax/Ricoh certainly seem to have committed to it.

    I use a...

  • Completely agree with the above comments, Pentax have a VERY good professional lineup. They lack a bit at the f2.8 tele end, but that's it, on the prime side of things they are better than canikon...

  • For a 13 yr old, the 100D will be easier to handle due to the small size, and by the time she upgrades other cameras will be around.

    That said the K50 isn't a big camera and is a LOT more capable,...

  • You don't make it clear it's a '2013 released model roundup' - the way it's worded it's definitely a '2013 available roundup.

    That said it's still a really strange selection. Yes the lack of focus...

  • "The Pentax can't match the Nikon for lens choice (particularly when it comes to the more affordable, third-party options), but it's an awful lot of camera for the money and one that may well be...

  • Commented on Nikon D5300 preview

    You'd take a non-weathesealed camera hiking? :o

    If you want to switch to a camera ideal for rough and tough in this part of the market there is really only one choice. Pentax, K50, K5-II or K3 are...

  • Commented on Nikon D5300 preview

    K3 is, of course, shooting above this camera, but at this price bracket I'd say the K5-II is a better option and of course there's the K50 and 500 pairing which are probably comparable and at a...

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 preview

    Good job they have a world class range of lenses to back it up then isn't it Plastek ;)

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 preview

    You mention FF so I'm assuming you'd like FF + 300 or 500.. Well I doubt you'll notice any real difference in general IQ between FF and APS-C and, as such, they do do a 200mm f2.8 (300mm equiv) and...

  • As 6bender says, Pentax lenses are AT LEAST as good as Canon, in the prime sector they have been likened to Leica's - only difference being the Pentax's come out in the sub £1000 bracket. The only...

  • Spot on Jamie, this is actually a VERY good price. It's essentially $600 of software @ $10/month..

    So instead of having to find all that up front, you pay it off over 60 months.. during which...

  • Well the Nikon 25mm f3.5 is £1400 and the 16mm f2.8 is £619 vs around £400 for both the 15mm and 21mm (based on announced RRP). On top of that you've got the 31mm f1.8 @ £1000 (so not quite as wide...

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    When people talk equivelances, I'm pretty sure the majority think of speed, not depth of field. As such saying 70-200/f2.8 equivelent means a lot more to someone than 70-200/f13 because, with the...

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    There isn't a blur control dial, it's a mode on the mode dial - if your thinking of the dial on the front, then that can be customised to allow quick shooting with different effects.

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    The 110 lenses CAN be mounted on the Q and the image circle is compatible. The 110 lenses, however, are slightly unusual in that the aperture elements were in the body - as such you get fixed...

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    It's one of those cameras that, IMHO, sits between categories'. It's clearly a MILC, but makes a great compact too. Drop the 8.5mm on and it's comparable to something like the MX-1 - but smaller.....

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    One other thing I realise is that they mention depth of field as a problem. Well for most photographs the depth of field is NOT a problem.. and in addition there is a 'blur control' option that...

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    The selection isn't bad as the 'toy' lenses actually produce excellent images, but I agree a couple more primes would be nice. That said, as mentioned in another reply, the 8.5 + 15-45 does produce...

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    OK I stand corrected on that point, but the fact is the advantages of the Q are size and crop-factor. It's not a system where you expect high ISO performance, but it is a system you can put in your...

  • Commented on Pentax Q7 Review preview

    I have to say I find the review surprising. I use a basic Q and find it's performance excellent. It's ultra-compact nature with the 1.9 is very useful and I find IQ to be very good.

    OK it...

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