starbase218

starbase218

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  • @Rstyga From what I've read and seen, I wouldn't want to use the 18-135 at 70mm or over because of softness in the corners. Some say that doesn't matter at those focal lengths, but it does for...

  • I see. You will read what you want to read, despite my best efforts. I won't put any more energy into this, because it will just be a waste.

  • @D1N0 You assume I think my K-3 sucks, call people who have been waiting for a FF Pentax camera for 8 years idiots and claim that that Pentax FF will put other FF cameras to shame, yet I'm...

  • @D1N0 He does not ridicule the fullframe camera, because it does not exist yet, and you can't ridicule something that doesn't exist. Makes sense, right? He may ridicule people who wait year after...

  • The only indication that one of these lenses *might* be fullframe is in the K-mount lens roadmap: both lenses omit the DA nomenclature on the roadmap. In Pentax land, DA = crop. Therefore, the...

  • @D1N0 Regardless of how many years it has been, the fullframe rumors have been circling for a long time without any product releases. That's the point samhain was making. Besides, if the current...

  • Way ahead of you. Pentax will use a quantum singularity as the power source, just like the Romulans do. ;)
  • If 802.11ac can be integrated into the camera, that shouldn't be a problem: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/160837-what-is-802-11ac-and-how-much-faster-than-802-11n-is-it. A quote: In the real ...
  • I think you have to look at this a bit broader. It's about the workflow, that has to be reinvented to cope with the "connected world". I mean, a lot of us are probably shooting RAW, and you're not ...
  • It won't happen, because it will take away whatever little reason there is to buy the already-overpriced 20-40mm Limited. That's the crappy situation with Pentax glass at the moment.
  • I'd definitely pick the K-30 over the K-500 because that camera does not show the active focus point in the viewfinder. If you only use the center focus point that may not be a big deal, but for ...
  • Number of lenses I currently own: 8, with plans to reduce that number. So no problem for me. What matters is how many of those 14 or 30 lenses I am actually interested in. No, but it does mean that ...
  • Well, Fuji has been releasing some serious stuff. Small, light, fast primes, a wide-angle zoom, a fast kitlens that supposedly doesn't perform like a kit (in a good way), and two f/2.8 zooms and a ...
  • Btw, the Nikon 35mm 1.8 is APS-C only. Nikon calls that DX, and it's a DX lens. The fact that is weighs about as much as the FA 35/2 is probably due to it having an SWM motor.
  • Yeah, I've been thinking about that. What do you think of Supersonic High Inertia Technology (not to be confused with "ship high in transport"; Pentax is no shipping company) ;)
  • http://www.fotoprisma.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7539 Yup, there is: http://www.kieskeurig.nl/objectief/pentax/k-objectief_560mm_f5_6_ed_aw_voor_hd_da/prijzen/bezorgen/1859866#prijzen . ...
  • I just looked up the price of the Pentax lens here in The Netherlands, and it seems to have dropped to 4200 euros, which is more reasonable. The Canon you mentioned costs over 12000 euros, but as ...
  • It also has far fewer lens elements. So the lens is probably a lot cheaper to make for Pentax. Makes you think about what you are actually paying for. Some people seem to think only Pentax DSLR's ...
  • Since when is the 17-70 discontinued? That's a great lens. Also, if you think of the 18-55WR as a different lens from the regular 18-55, why don't you use the same standard for the 55-300WR? That ...
  • The only lens I know of that has a similar focal range and a faster aperture is the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4. But that's only faster at the wide end, not at the tele end. With a 24-70/2.8 you will lose ...
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