Kfrog

Kfrog

Lives in United States Katy, TX, United States
Works as a Mechanical Designer
Joined on Jul 30, 2006

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (468 comments in total)

What a fantastic camera. Got to hand it to Ricoh, so far they are doing most things right with the Pentax brand. Sure is good to see.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 03:22 UTC as 51st comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' news story (373 comments in total)
In reply to:

Babka08: I love the carefully crafted marketing progression of... rumour... leak... preview... then, wait for it... full review. And the entire time, DPR has the camera sitting on a desk in their head office. Savvy.

That's a lot of dials if you like dials. Kind of 1960's Beechcraft cockpit. They'll probably kick hard at the nf and em1 and maybe even the nex alpha whatever they're called now.

"pure photography". Chuckle!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 01:47 UTC

Seems like a practical solution. I'll be curious to see how much it sells for here in the States assuming they plan on marketing it here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 8th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

Fujifilm is really rollin' isn't it? Got to give them credit for all the buzz they're created with the X system.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 46th comment
On Fujifilm to release X100S in solid black news story (25 comments in total)

Fuji us just temping me and temping me. Wish I had some money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 04:02 UTC as 2nd comment
On Pentax MX-1 preview (12 comments in total)

I'll give serious consideration for my small camera needs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 04:03 UTC as 9th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Cameron R Hood: Pentax is doomed....

I don't think the smaller companies are doomed. It's going to be tougher for them sure, but Pentax is still well respected and offers some unique quality products.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
On Ricoh introduces weather-resistant flash units news story (41 comments in total)

Weather resistant hot shoe flashes. Now that's something you don't often see!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 04:32 UTC as 7th comment
On Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S preview (14 comments in total)

The auto focus in low light is better and the redesign of the rear LCD has been change for better viewing in bright light. Not much else as far as I know. I purchased the K-5II because I often take photos in low light situations and can use all the help I can get!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:25 UTC as 8th comment
On Buyers' Guide: Best DSLRs and ILCs for under $1000 news story (91 comments in total)

As long as the photography system (brand) has the lenses you want and need the number of lenses total is a moot point. That said Pentax is the system I have, which include M42 lenses from the film era, and the lenses available in their lineup will do nicely for me.

The Pentax K-5 is a bargin and can still be found new. I'm going to spend a little more and go for the K-5II however.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax announces K-50 and K-500 mid- and entry-level DSLRs news story (138 comments in total)

I like it. Pentax is getting itself in gear and doing things a little bit different from the competition. I do prefer the weather sealed version for my use. I was certain I would get a K-5II but now I may give this one a look.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 22:37 UTC as 50th comment
On Tokina offers US pricing for AT-X 12-28 F4 lens news story (19 comments in total)

Looks like nice lens. I've used the 12-24mm on a Nikon D90 and it produced great pictures. This lens should be that much better.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 02:08 UTC as 18th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)

Pentax continues the trend of tough small quality camera. I've acquired several manual Takumar lenses I use with my K10D and I would love to give them a go on a K-5II. Also I have got to pick up one of those Limited lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 03:02 UTC as 68th comment
On Facebook further pushes photo prominence in the News Feed news story (13 comments in total)

I'm curious to see if the images are noticeably sharper with better color and contrast, and not just bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 01:59 UTC as 12th comment
On Photokina 2012: Tamron Stand Report article (15 comments in total)
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solarider: Hi Lars,

Photokina must be huge to traverse. Thank you for doing it for us :-)

Can you get Tamron and Sigma to comment on what their plans are regarding making more lenses in Pentax K mount? It's a bit frustrating seeing their lenses go to other mounts, few for Pentax shooters.

thanks,

Nic

Why did they drop the K-mount? I don't understand why they did this. I have their old 90mm f/2.8 macro lens that I use on my K10D. Works just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 19:35 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Tamron Stand Report article (15 comments in total)
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Alizarine: I really really wish they made that 70-200 f2.8 in K-mount... they can take the VC out so it can cost less :D

I do too. Why not make one? Go ahead and include the VC and give Pentax users the option on which to use.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 19:31 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Pentax Ricoh Stand Report article (42 comments in total)

I would think they would at least show the 645D and the new lens at the show. Why no photo of them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 22:21 UTC as 7th comment
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kenyee: No more Pentax mount? :-P

I hope they do offer one in K mount at some point, sad to see that they did not with this release.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:25 UTC
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MrPetkus: No Pentax K mount? Either Pentax intends to rebrand this at a significant price hike (like the recent 18-270) or they'll fade into oblivion.

How hard would it have been to include a Pentax mount? They provide the Sony mount without VC, why not Pentax?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:21 UTC
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pappygti: If they are going to re-badge the K5 with an improved focus engine they could at least use the same battery. But no. For some reason the twin sister to my K5 uses a different power source. So now if I were to invest in this "upgraded" model (which I'm not) I would have to buy all new batteries? Not even new. Just the same battery with a P at the end of the name. Probably moved a contact point slightly to the left just so the original D-LI90 battery wouldn't be compatible. Even their selling point of the battery has changed...
K5 - •Long battery life, for recording of 1,100 images with full recharge
K5II - •Long battery life, for recording of approximately 980 images with a full recharge

How can the battery grip for the K-5 and K-5II be usable with both cameras but the battery is different? You mean I have to have two different batteries, one for the camera and one for the grip?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 19:25 UTC
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