Ulfric M Douglas: Hang on, does this mean there was never a real Pentax 1.4 converter until now?
Ehmmm, no, not since the days of manual focus lens. The latest Pentax brand TC was the Auto-focus adaptor (1.7x) launched in 1987. T'was about time....
LOL!!!!!! Whoever wrote that has kids!
Nikos Zagas: The PENTAX K3
The 5 professional characteristics for me in this camera.Small, Strong, Fast, Friendly, Smart. !!!!!The best choice in the market for that price for 2013.I will waiting for more weather sealed lenses...
And the 560...
Thoughts: Pentax users , although much fewer, tend to be more informed about their gear, which is quite good value for money.
I have never used Pentax DSLR, but I do love their small prime lenses. Nikon isn't very keen to offer similar DX lenses (35mm, 40mm, anything else I miss?), which was one of the main reasons why I decided to leave Nikon camp- I don't think I want to upgrade my DX to FX with everything heavier...
Well done, Pentax (and Sony) this year. I think the day when the industry without these two companies would be really a bad day for everyone...
I will: 15, 21, 31, 35, 40, 43, 70, 77, 100...... :)
Superb picture, composition and colors make it very surreal/impressionistic!
Thank you all for your comments. I posted this image specifically because i can't make up my mind about it and keep coming back to it. I thought it might generate some interesting comments, which it has. I was out birding with only the 400mm with me, so this is all that I could fit in the frame!
The way i see it is that the subject covers most of the picture, yet it's off-centered. Doug is right about the eyes wandering all over the image - it draws you in, but then you have nowhere to anchor your eyes... despite the 8 mooring lines and anchors. That's what makes it interesting.
I partially converted to b&w and added white vignetting to make the image look like an illustration. I only left the wood and ropes of the classic yacht show their color. I think it also accentuates the abstraction.
I agree about removing the dark spots, i'll get to it, and i'll also try some different crops.
Again thank you for your comments!
Philly!! <3Well done, lovely shot!
Awesome pic, congratulations!!!!!
DonSantos: Phase One - OMG!
OMG x 2!Now i want a sticker for the back of my camera that says: "When I grow up, I want to be a Phase One IQ180!"
I'd like to see the output with the Sigma SD1 or one of the Merryll DPs.
peevee1: If DPR were not politically correct, the conclusion should have been clear:
It is a compact system camera, closest competitors in terms of price, handling, size and looks being Nikon J1/2/3 and S1, Oly E-PM1/2 and Panasonic GF3/5, and even NEX-3n. Of course all of those destroy any Q in any possible way, image quality, lens choice, autofocus, shooting speed, even size with a kit zoom given how small Nikon 1 11-27.5 and Panasonic 14-42 X PZ are (even NEX 16-50 is shorter than Q 5-15).Q is only good if you want to buy the worst possible camera, with all the disadvantages of changing lenses and none of the advantages.
And since we're at it, the Q 02 zoom completely crushes the IQ of the Nikon 1 kit zoom...
Debankur Mukherjee: Sigma has hardly been able to produce any lens better then Nikkor.......so whats the big news......I don't think this lens will perform exceptional from any aspect.......
*cough* e.g. Sigma 50/1.4 *cough*
Yes!!! Thanks Sigma for the Pentax (and Sony) mount!
Flash synch at 1/2000sec, also with the popup, and you have a built-in ND filter too. It's great for those summer beach shots, it's all so easy!
Donnie G: The larger sensor and more reasonable pricing should make this camera competitive with Canon and Nikon's enthusiasts P&S offerings. The only problem I see is that the market for those cameras is shrinking, not growing. So unless Pentax can grab a substantial share of that market, I don't see how this camera will help their bottom line. Still, I hope it does well.
From a handling perspective, the Q has much more in common with a dslr than it does with a P&S. I have all 3 types of cameras, and the Q is a photographer's tool. I have not used a p&s that does not make me long for my dslr at the first hint of a "tricky" picture.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: I don't wanna bash Pentax. I really don't. It is a respectable, innovative and honest brand which makes DSLRs I wouldn't refuse to own and would certainly enjoy. But... that pink and gold colour scheme...? I don't know what's worse - Pentax offering it, or thinking someone will actually buy one.
(long pause in order to clean the vomit off the keyboard)
Just for the record, pink and glittery-silver would match 80% of my daughter's clothes. You get used to it, really, though gold is a bit much... And no, she can't borrow my silver limiteds.
I'm surprised by the low comparative scores the K5 received compared to the Nikon D7100 in certain areas. The "performance" score is particularly misleading as the D7100 can only shoot 5 or 6 RAWs, while the K5ii (like its predecessor) can fire 21. (I usually get 23 RAWs).
Barry Fitzgerald: Please stop the "no movie button" nonsense this is a stills camera. I have a movie button on my camera, and guess what I disable it in the menu because you set it by accident (now I have a useless button that does nothing in stills shooting). This movie button commenting on reviews is tiresome.
I would like a movie button, I'd use it while shooting/filming wildlife. The green button could be reassigned in a firmware upgrade, as HubertChen points out. But this would not be a deciding factor for me.
I'd rather have manual exposure for video, or at least a way to fix the exposure at the beginning of each clip. For example, a white bird spreading its wings will cause exposure to change, which is quite distracting...
rygold: Question for the DPreview team. I don't wish to start a flame war here but I'm comparing the D5200 to the Pentax. I understand that Nikon normally produces softer images out the box which is not a problem as you can incorporate it into your workflow, but there looks like a serious problem with the Nikon images, and I'd like some clarity on whether it's the lens distortion or not. There is a radical change in softness around the edges of the 5200 compared to the Pentax. You can clearly see it on the label of the Martini bottle - top left and top right above the colour chart. It's clearly not normal - did the tripod shift, or is the kit lens to blame?
You've got to try the 2 in a shop where you can handle them. Your mind will be made almost instantly!