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Marty4650: It will probably be a great camera, but it sure is an ugly beast!

Ha! I don't think it looks that ugly. It's a mock up after all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
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Madaboutpix: I, for one, like the hints on its design, even if the final product should look somewhat different. It is a distinct Pentax design, given the nod to the brand's legendary 6x7 film MF, and the way it is informed by current K-3 design. Which means that anyone upgrading from or supplementing a K-3 will feel immediately at home with the new FF. I made the same experience when I had a brief hands-on with the 645Z at Photokina, which despite its bulk handled basically like an oversized K-3, which is sheer joy to use.

Though I may not be able to afford it, I don't doubt it will be a competent photography tool and a source of joy to its owners. It makes me kind of proud to see Ricoh's commitment to the Pentax brand. They may be lacking the resources of the bigger players, but slowly, step by step, they're evolving a system that can only enrich the industry with its unique character ...

Agreed. Very well put. Hope it does well. I'll stick with my much loved K-5II.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
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Robbie Corrigan: Ahh just so you know the 31mm Limited is not exactly a small lens. Compared to the other Limited's it is massive. So based on this, this prototype is a couple of mm wider, perhaps a cm taller than the K-3, grip seems deeper so its really like a taller, tougher K20D.
Its VF could well be the star of the show, 100% field of view, 0.8 or greater magnification.
First lens I will mount is my 43mm Limited and enjoy a 'real' normal FOV and go street shooting.
When it gets dark, I'll find an available light only gig and dig out my A50 f/1.2 and immerse myself in my own photography heaven, a system I know, a big VF, a fast manual lens and lighting I have to adapt to.

There is going to be a lot of passionate Pentaxians jumping all over this camera when it comes out. Been a long wait.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (141 comments in total)
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ozturert: I'm impressed with the fact that there still exist people who say "I see no point in spending money on a MF camera which has a smaller sensor than real MFs. Real MFs have ... sensor".
Go and buy whatever you like. Why whining here? Trying to prove something? This is the king of price/performance cameras with excellent body, DSLRlike ergonomics, good UI, state-of-the-art AF system and nice lenses (not the best, but still very good). If you like bigger sensors, go and buy a camera with a bigger sensor and use them.

I took pictures with one at a camera shop and as a K-5II user it was easy to grab the camera and just use it like a DSLR, just a bit bigger. Easy to handle and the images it produces are just stunning. https://www.facebook.com/HCEHouston/posts/10152304643187757

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 04:06 UTC

Not sure I understand this lens - and at that price. Minimum speed at this point in the life of Ricoh/Pentax should be f4. If it was f4 the speed comments would be gone, the zoom range comments would be less and the cost comments would be a hell of a lot less. The weather seals are a great thing and Pentax excels in that respect.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 37th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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Kfrog: How about a medium format camera... for the masses?

Guess that will half to do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 03:48 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

How about a medium format camera... for the masses?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 594th comment | 2 replies
On Taurus 1911 in the ~ GUNS ~ challenge (2 comments in total)

Well done photo. Nice gun too!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 03:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (674 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: What's the flash synch speed ? Oh dear .. Several times slower than the competition. How many modern lenses can you buy off the shelf for it ? Several times less than the competition. The price has a reason.

I don't think lack of modern lenses will be an issue for most MF photographers. MF is typically a slower process where composition and precise focus are more important. Hopefully in time Pentax will produce additional glass but in the meantime quality lenses are available.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (674 comments in total)
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historianx: Which leads to this question: how come there's no Medium Format forum on DPR? Or one for Hassy, or P1, or Mamyiya/Leaf?

Now that's a good question. I kind of wondered that myself.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (674 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 118th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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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 10th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 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 article (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 (18 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 14th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 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 Pentax flash units article (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 (22 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 12th comment
On Buyers' Guide: Best DSLRs and ILCs for under $1000 article (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
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