DS21

DS21

Joined on Apr 12, 2011

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  • It is all about pricing, if it is $750, not $500 there will be more returned lenses, for that money most buyers will expect close to perfect centering and AF. I don't think, for example, Fujifilm ...
  • That is, if you pixel peep and see the problem, most regular public will probably not, so the lens makers can get away with it most of the time. Unless the aberration is so big to be visible even ...
  • You are right, for some inexplicable reason, this $750 (or more) lens does not have the distance scale.
  • It is not the matter of quality control, it is just a question of luck to get the lens in the middle of the deviation tolerance range. This is not a pro lens ( does not even have the distance ...
  • There is a posibility the second copy will be worse, despite the price this is in essence still a consumer lens, if the softness is gone by stopping down 1 - 1.5 stops I would think about keeping ...
  • Selling flawed products at full price is harming the brand more then realizing the lenses are now long in tooth and prone to problems, plus optically unconvincing (16-50, the most important ...
  • Nikon is well established, they make money on pro products and FF, they do not need to sell their equivalent lens at half price. Pentax is unfortunately in reality a budget brand, the attempts by ...
  • You did not comment on the DA 18-270 (no sales), how is that lens Pentax value (compared to Tamron original), or the probable new $500 slow kit lens. I for one would have bought the 18-270 had it ...
  • Replied in Just flare?
    Newer is not always better....  A lot, if not most pocket superzooms suffer from lens flare, and sometimes, like in your case, it is caused by the light reflections from the sensor itself. The ...
  • But, would you buy the new kit lens for the at least $500 they will most likely price it in the beginning? The Pentax lens pricing is quite steep lately, and it ends up only hurting the sales and ...
  • It does not show in interior photos, so probably not of some consequence in real life other then in landscape photos, but if they will be most likely shot at F8, it should be gone. Try to retake ...
  • Better, but still softer upper left side.  At 1/800s wind should not be an issue, DOF maybe, but I think there is slight decentering because I see the traces of softening upper left also at 35mm.
  • Great test, thanks. They all look very good, except the 26mm which is very blurred on the left side, but not on the right. I wonder what happened here.
  • The images are less then 2 MP in size, but then, anybody who points this out is a mean pixel-peeper. In Pentax system you don't look closely at the lens resolution, but texture, color and ...
  • I am still using the *ist DL occasionally, with the Kiron 28-210 lens permanently attached to it. I like the looks and feel of that old lens, and somehow it works great with the *ist DL, even wide ...
  • We at Pentax are quite lucky not to have too many examples like you, so your guest appearances can be quite amusing at times, and irritate only a few. The others just see your name and skip it.
  • Worrying about the Precision camera repair as the only Pentax repair outlet is not pure speculation, it is well documented. Last two top level Pentax bodies introductions were affected with ...
  • You can let him initiate the claim with ebay, but then he has to ship the item back to you, before getting the refund. Simply stick to that policy and he will most likely give up. If he leaves you ...
  • Only 100% viewing is terrible, view at less (like prints) and all is fine. This is a price you pay for giving up the DSLR and big lenses, they do exist for a reason, and you just discovered it.
  • Much larger sensors, better lenses, and in case of D40, much less resolution so 100% viewing is much closer to the real lens/sensor resolving power. Looking at 100% output of a superzoom with a ...
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