adengappasami: Interesting lens. Sony 28mm F2 makes more sense for the price but for leica users, this is a great addition for those who have a 50/75 combo to even skip the 35mm FL for good.
24 vs 28 would be a better debate in the future with respect to combination of leica lenses.
Sony 28 for me though for its darn cheap pricing.
Yes, manual focus lenses are much smaller in general.
Reading between the lines, it seems you won't get a lot of this effect on a crop body - for this particular lens you need to have full frame if swirliness is what you're after.
bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.
I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.
@Androole - why are you going on about cameras? This is a lens, and Leica is certainly still one of the leading lens design companies. They have priorities, and that's fine - I don't have to buy an M. But I could adapt the lens on another body and nobody could tell me not to.
28/2 has been around for decades now. So it's not surprising that it's affordable. f/1.4 is the new game in town now.
Imakefoto4U: Does the review get updated to include these features?
I think your preference for a viewfinder is a very personal thing and has nothing to do with anything - clearly many ILCs without viewfinders sell very well.
And in spite of all naysayers, the SD card door has proven to be very reliable over the years.
A1 and XF 27mm: nice, but problems with EVF in videomode still... :(
- not 240fps FHD (only 120) :(- and problems with MF (select area etc) again
Other than the fps (did you check whether this is realistic for your card write speed?) I would agree that these seem easy to address in future FW updates.
The Pentax K-01 didn't get re-reviewed when the major complaint - autofocus speed - was addressed via firmware update. Didn't sell well in its day due to unexciting reviews, but now a lot of people want one.
If they could make it skin coloured, maybe that would help...
Tal Shachar: it's going to be popular like rebadged Sony as Hasselblad. in other words - it's not going to sell.
With the difference that Leica is responsible for the lens design in that deal. Hasselblad, on the other hand...
Michael MacGillivray: This nonsense has gone far enough. Consumers should be in revolt with camera companies, almost across the board. I'm expecting bad news when I buy new gear and guess what? I'm buying less.
Two suggested articles for DP Review would be a comparison of both the quality control records of individual companies and their customer service. Taking it a step further, it would be great if customer service ratings and QC issues could become part of full reviews and scores, several months out.
I don't think trying just two of their simulations will convince me to buy the rather expensive full product.
SteB: This is just a general interest question, and no attempt to put the camera down. To me cameras are just tools, each having pros and cons.
My question is does Pentax use Electronic First Curtain (EFC) shutter yet, in this or any other Pentax camera?
It does for the Pixel Shift Resolution mode.
fisherman_lol: To DPR Moderators; This jpino79 guy is been flooding this forum all day with his inflammatory comments and you are not doing anything about it? I think if he was bashing CANIKON he would be banned for life. ;)
People always complain. And then they buy the product anyway.
sandy b: Nice looking upgrade to a great camera. Pentax maybe be small but they are giants at keeping their customers happy. I can't afford two systems, if I could, this would be the camera.
@avicenw: Shouldn't post that video without pointing out that Arias is paid by Fujifilm who don't currently sell any FF cameras.
Since everybody's talking about them, here's the link to the full res samples:http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3-2/ex/
Direct links to the two images taken with Pixel Shift Resolution:http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3-2/ex/img/bod_mainImg_02.JPG
badi: "This has two direct benefits: firstly it provides images with full color resolution, [...] Secondly, as a result of sampling the same point four times, the images will have greatly improved noise characteristics. The other benefits over the Olympus system is that it could be faster, as it only requires four exposures, rather than eight"
About the first two benefits... yes, they are true, but they are also true for olympus. Maybe you just rephrase, so that should be clear. The term "the other benefits over the olympus system" suggest that also the first two are "better" in pentax.
About the last one - it's not a benefit, it's a different approach - some will prefer the increased res, as taking 4 shots or 8 is usually about the same thing: it can only be applied to perfect static subjects.Also here, i would rather say that both manufacturers just didn't want to go the full way and make both options available. At least in the case of olympus it's clearly only a matter of software.
Post-processing. Read it slowly, several times. Maybe you will get it. Maybe.
KL Matt: No built in flash is a bummer for triggering an off-camera flash without having to lug around a second one. Also, I use mine for fill in daylight backlit people shots infrequently, and it's really handy to be able to just pop it up. Plenty of power for that purpose. The GPS would be way cool to have, but what will turning it on do to battery power? In any case, this camera will likely bring down the price of the K3, which is probably where I'm headed now that the K5 IIs is no longer available for a reasonable price (missed my window of opportunity there).
audiobomber, given that the K-3 II will only be sold body-only from Ricoh in the US, you may be right that the K-3 will now be the little brother model.
From a marketing standpoint, omitting the flash is pure genius as now Pentax shooters will be walking around with external flash units, which looks way more professional to the lay person. "Ooh, Pentax... is that a new brand, then?" ;)
Plus, another item to bundle AND another place to display the brand name in big letters. Much bonus!
AngryCorgi: Question is: How speed-efficient is the pixel-shift mode? Much like on the Olympus, that factor will be the ultimate determining factor on value of the mode.
Barry Pearson has suggested that the pixel shift mode will operate by electronic shutter only, which means it could be fast. Beyond that, I suspect you'll just have to wait for a test like everybdy else.
deep7, before you go frothy at the fingers, may I suggest that you wait for the tests and see if they show this added resolving power you keep rambling about? Ricoh have said they tried it and saw no benefit, and there is a very good reason for believing that, which is that in the Olympus model, the "pixels" overlap. So you're collecting the same information a second time, in a different compartmentalisation. That simply doesn't add a whole lot of new information, especially if the lens is being outresolved, which is quite likely.
And if you can show me a good RAW converter that can convert a 64 megapixel colour "image" in a millisecond on a typical PC, I'll send some money your way.