DS21

DS21

Joined on Apr 12, 2011

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  • I am glad Pentax is thriving in other markets, but over here it feels more and more like endangered species.
  • To me, the most telling part of the story is the current service situation in the US (practically non-existent, long wait for simple parts from Japan), and the fire sale prices. I don't think any ...
  • The problem is, the MX-1 lens outclasses it so much I stopped using it entirely after getting the MX-1. There is no reason the 02 should be so relatively large (for the slow speed) and at the same ...
  • Polls are not always reliable indicators of reality, having used a lot of Fuji cameras in the past I can tell you that the myth of Fuji color is slightly overblown. The K-7 skin colors are ...
  • This is way too harsh, all he was saying was that other cameras don't produce as good skin tones as K-7 SOOC. It is far away from bashing and trolling, it is just one aspect of camera performance ...
  • The problem is, we all know this, but the market does not, and I see the surge in classified ads of people selling off their entire Pentax collections of lenses and cameras. The same ads sometimes ...
  • Replied in K-X or K-50
    While I agree with you on most points, there are some things to gain when upgrading from K-x to K-5 II, mostly related to comfort in use and less effort to get good images. LCD display is much ...
  • Replied in K-X or K-50
    I do a fair amount of low light photography, and that is where the difference is most noticeable. And the shutter sound difference matters a lot in quiet environments if you don't want to bother ...
  • Replied in K-X or K-50
    It is a nice feature to have, and I considered it, but after my experience with the K-01, I find it useful mostly with MF lenses, so I vote for better AF system.
  • Replied in K-X or K-50
    If you handle both at the same time, you would see the difference. The K-50 build feels cheaper,  more plastic,  the K-5 II is more solid and comfortable to hold. And that focusing is a huge step ...
  • Replied in K-X or K-50
    Nicer semi-pro body, better AF system (especially in low light), very quiet shutter sound, bigger viewfinder.
  • Certainly not with K-5, K-5 II or K-3, at least in JPEG's. Despite a lot of improvements in newer models, color and white balance are not as good as with K-7.
  • There were several reports previously about the failed aperture control motor on the K-30, apparently this model is prone to developing this fault. You will have to send it in for repair.
  • All my AF lenses are F2.8 or slower, so maybe I am not testing the AF like you. Only on difficult Tamron 17-50 I had to dial an AF fine adjustment, before that results were like yours, ...
  • I am also quite impressed with the K-5 Iis AF, a great improvement over previous models. After 1000 shots, not a single one was miss-focused. It feels grest to have Pentax AF catching up and ...
  • Replied in Zoom list?
    In that case Sigma 17-70 F2.8-F4 (HSM version), or older screw drive F2.8- F4.5, or eventually Pentax 17-70, but that is a controversial choice because of divided opinions about that lens. There ...
  • They were hurt by the megapixel race, compelled to move the MP count up to match the competitors, end losing the performance edge they had in the process. But eventually the F100fd was pretty ...
  • To me all these images look pretty dreadful, especially in shadow areas. I am quite sure the old F31fd would be better then any of them in this test. I am surprised by the very smeared look of ...
  • Replied in Zoom list?
    Some interesting lenses in K-mount (value for money): Pentax DA 18-250, good copy of this lens is surprisingly good, sharp even wide open across most of its range. Surprisingly good corner ...
  • Probably aufofocus problem, the camera AF system is unable to focus in that particular light. The small Christmas lights can confuse sloppily designed AF systems, and Fujifilm (recent) track ...
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