A lot of people would be better of with this than a dslr, but they won't buy it because it looks like a bridge you can get for $150 at the Aldi market or Wall-Mart.
A body with m42 adapter is all I need ;) keep them darn expensive lenses, i' ll get a bunch of adapters and only use fd,md, k, f-mount glass.
K_Photo_Teach: This is the future for cameras
they are the right tool. seen de a-mount adapter pic? You will be arrested walking around with a combination like that.
This is the camera with the sensor in the lens unit right? Ricoh should Sue them as well ;).
D1N0: While this may be as sharp or sharper than some primes and as bright or brighter I still wouldn't buy it because A. It lacks Character, B it is to short for a standard zoom.
I love my Takumars ;)
Character is not defined by aberrations. Some of it is also taken out by modern coatings and aspherical glass giving photo's a too perfect look. It's boring.
cgarrard: Newsletter says that Pentax and Sony announce "major DSLR cameras this week", was that a typo or do we know in advance something....??? :)
Sony doesn't make dslrs they make SLT's Since there is apparently a hopefully new Sony 24mp sensor in the K-3 (Ricoh confirmed it is a Sony sensor, but not whether it is a new one or the one from the A77) a a78 and a Nex-7n are due.
Cameracist: "with 'Pentax' written on the front, and 'Ricoh' on the back, we're still not entirely sure what to actually call it."...well, my Pentax LX has 'Pentax' written on the front and 'Asahi opt. co.' written on the back. And we all call it Pentax!
Ricoh is just reminding everyone they own Pentax. But it is still a Pentax. A Pentax K-3 made by somebody in the Philippines for Ricoh Imaging Corporation. Once they put Ricoh upfront, Pentax will be dead (and Ricoh will soon follow).
While this may be as sharp or sharper than some primes and as bright or brighter I still wouldn't buy it because A. It lacks Character, B it is to short for a standard zoom.
fakuryu: I'm in the market for a new 35mm, was thinking of getting the Sigma Art but it is just too expensive for my needs now even though it is an excellent lens.
Thinking of getting the DA 35mm f2.4, the HD 55-200 was not in the roadmap, will wait for the HD 35 f2.4 if ever there will be one.
Or you can get this one: http://www.dpreview.com/products/Pentax/lenses/pentax_hd_da_35_2p8_ltd
I would get the D800 when I would be interested in buying Nikon.
Frederik Paul: So, the AF selection switch is gone and it has a video/live view switch instead. By that, following the trend to give SLRs not only video functions but even (over-)represent them by assigning dedicated buttons to them and thereby replacing photo functions with them. Which is more important, changing AF selection mode or go into video mode?
AF selection via dedicated AF button + control wheel and icon on top LCD. It's a logical step to run all controls through those wheels. The new stills/video switch makes all the camera's shooting modes available for video, which is great.
sbc: Nice, but I was hoping for the rumoured DA 18-70 f2.8 instead.
Pentax is rolling out HD coating over it's line up, it's not really a new lens it has different coating and wr protection. Therefore these updates are not on the roadmap. There probably will be one or two new lenses later this year.
Pentax understands a camera is primarily a tool and not a gadgetcontainer. I hope AF has improved considerably especially in tracking subjects.
Melt down de damn statue and dump it on Gaylords lawn.
onlooker: The level of contempt for the rights of the creator is astonishing among the so called photographers here.
You just raised it tenfold.
D1N0: pfwa pfwa pfwa pfwaaaah. My old Sony compact does it, my ancient galaxy s does it, so what's new?
Everything that doesn't have i in it is very bad. I wish all those fanboys would just die or something. Really get out of my universe!
pfwa pfwa pfwa pfwaaaah. My old Sony compact does it, my ancient galaxy s does it, so what's new?
I give it gold (then again I compare it with the LX-7 XZ-2 MX-1).
and Overabundance of filter and low-light shooting modes? Who cares? Don't use them.
JakeB: Where the heck is Tokina's 70-200 f4??
It was announced over a year ago.
Tokina is owned by Hoya and Hoya sucks. (that was an explanation).