laueddy: Now, I want a 14mm for my 645Z
You should be able to just adapt this one.
rrccad: whoever complains about the price couldn't have looked at zeiss, leica, or even at nikon or canon super telephoto lenses lately.
Or houses. I've heard they're super expensive. I can understand your frustration with tele lenses because my house also just won't take any wide angle pictures. And I've tried a number of different adapters. Maybe I'm expecting too much?
Mike FL: Ricoh's biggest achievement of 2014.
It is not easy to getting there, getting that above, that far...
The guy is a gimmick, and he couldn't grok the K-S1, so he's bashing it. In other news, living statues have gone on strike over price hikes for chalk.
Petroglyph: What is the colour scheme on the K-S2 shown in the interview? It almost looks like camo and might be interesting to wildlife photographers. Very nice interview, DPR. Keep up the good work.
I think that's "forest green". Amazon just lists it as "green". It's from the Nature Collection, along with desert beige and stone gray (which amazon refers to as "tan" and "gray").
Vladik: Gosh, Pentax used to make good looking cameras. What happened to them. These things are so ugly!
@mgblack74: Yes, I would, so long as the ergonomics were good. Nothing wrong with 80s aesthetics. Now, as for see through plastic for a camera... maybe that works for you, I have my doubts. #extremelomography
QuarryCat: I am a Pentax Fan from LX times - but the concept of the FF camera looks unbalanced and not from one cast to me. Hope thy will not produce it like this!I see no real market for it, if I need more quality - I take 645 and real good lenses - FF can never beat that.Only if I need super tele or fisheye, I see a need for full frame, but Pentax has no such lenses.And they should make mirroless very soon, that is the only future they will have - even for the 645!
They previously had a 1.7x AF teleconverter that afaik nobody else had, as well as good third party options. But you seem pretty settled in your opinion - don't let my solid arguments get in the way of a good rant, eh?
Eric Hensel: The anal retentiveness runs strong today...
Sounds like a contradiction to me - potentially an oxymoron except that it appears to have been indeliberate... Did you really think nobody would point you to the mirror?
Ashuaria Lee: This part IS shocking!
DPR:Are you worried that it's a bit too late?Ricoh:We don't think so
Shocking that you are so suggestible?
I always wonder about people who care how their cameras look.
zakaria: 36 mp with 8.3 frame/second is hard .file is huge!
It's likely that that kind of frame rate will be reserved for crop mode.
samhain: If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses... I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.
Imo- Dslr bodies come & go. But the lenses- that's what makes all the difference. Innovation will move a brand up the food chain. Fast, unique, well made glass will keep em there.
It's not like he was going to be left out on the street... but yes, lucky for him that he had options.
Mescalamba: 645Z selling like hot cakes is suprise? That camera is ridiculously good for how much it costs..
Otherwise, Im quite interested in this FF Pentax. Unlike 40 mpix gimmick from Olympus, their sensor shift is much better idea (its pretty much like Foveon for static subjects).
Well, lets see how they will play it. I hope Zeiss will resume production of ZK lenses..
Who says it's a gimmick?
Yes, the 560mm and 300mm already support full frame, as does the 1.4x teleconverter. Did you take a look at the 150-450mm that is just out? With the TC, it's a 210-630mm zoom, or you can have a 784mm prime with the 560mm+TC. But really, full frame for super tele?
AngryCorgi: Will we be able to get the new FF Pentax in kiwi/orange color scheme??
Ricoh is asking if you want it kiwi green or kiwi brown.
Another reply on "why crop mode": You can potentially get more performance (fps, buffer depth) from cameras using crop mode.
To be fair, I think for a long time Pentax were in a position within the industry where secrecy was the only way they could stay ahead. The product parallelism between Nikon and Canon suggests a certain level of, well, reconnaissance or industrial espionage, or whatever term one feels comfortable using without shouting "conspiracy theory" and calling one's mother for reassurance that the world is "full of nice people".
Imagine a world where Canikon had realised that when you have three-axis IBIS, you get rotational compensation (plus applications for HDR photography), composition adjust, star tracking, a cheapo sensor clean mechanism, and the potential to do super-resolution. It would be a different world.
kadardr: Pentax marketing is and must be niche marketing. It seems Pentax brand will be DSLR design only. I can imagine to introduce a MILC system under the Ricoh brand name. Ricoh GR APSc is up and running and needs some brushup. I hope RICOH will enter the market with a FF GR featuring a 35-40 mm lens.
Pentax introduced the Q MILC system several years ago.
Aur: hopefully they can keep it light enough, even though I like the pentax crop, they are all 200 grams heavier than the comparable canon equivalent for whatever reason (200 grams of weather sealing? sounds weird)
Sony A7 II full frame mirrorless = 599 grams, that is less than most of Pentax their crop DSLR
No, Ricoh/Pentax use more metal and less plastic. Metal is heavier.
drummercam: Pentax already has an active mirrorless line -- the interchangeable lens Q series. Were they to add an entirely new mirrorless design to their development plans, they would be adding a fifth active program to the already existing 645Z, APS-C, the upcoming full frame, and the Q-series (not to mention the Pentax/Ricoh rugged-compacts line (WG-M1, etc.)). I think they are doing a commendably wide range of work already. The fact that they can make unquestionably top-notch cameras is clear with the 645Z and K-3 (as was true with the K-5 series), and the feature set/price ratio with the new K-S2 is remarkable. I'm sure the FF will be an excellent platform.
Yeah, I wonder whether it was DPR's editing that led to Q-mount not being mentioned.
I suspect he meant to say "digital era" rather than "digital area". Maybe that can be fixed...