Its been a long time since Pentax offered a good tele-photo lens.
Thomas Kachadurian: It has always struck me that Canon puts much too high a price on their TS-E 24 because they can.
Given it doesn't have to have fast AF or a compact size, or even electric contacts, I see no reason why Samyang--based on the lenses I have of theirs--can't be every bit as good as Canon L. It even has a red ring!
I'll buy one if it's under $1000 before the reviews are even out.
even if IQ of this lens slightly lower than the Canon/Nikons for 1000$ this lens is going to be a lens to have in the bag for beginners.
Vobluda: And now lets see the AF.
check this preview video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_JZ_bWWg3Y&feature=player_embedded
Might just end up buying this camera for travelling.
I would like to see more of these accessory reviews, more specifically reviews of lighting products like macro lights, studio lights and speedlights in general.
falconeyes: To anybody in the knows ...
I've got a question: Why is it that cine lenses (in general, and from Zeiss, comparing their cine and SLR offerings in particular) are much more expensive than SLR lenses -- while at the same time, the resolution requirement for cine lenses must be on the lower end even considering 4k video, i.e. 8MP?
@frettled: I would also like add, most cine lenses are calibrated for transmission stops rather than f-stops(aperture opening) which makes these more expensive compared to traditional SLR lenses.
no thanks, although it will be a really camera to hack like the Nikon camera.
raimaster: with OVF pentaprism 100%, WR body, dual dial, per lens AF adjustment, focus peaking and superb IQ but price of mid-level K-30 is obviously the king of mid-level camera.
having a prism viewfinder for a camera in this class is a serious advantage over the dark and tiny mirror viewfinders found on other cameras in its class.
CameraLabTester: Pentax used to be running with Champions in the film era.
I wonder what happened...
Pentax users please don't get upset and blow your top. Truth hurts.
It used to be a very very good brand of a camera.
very slow to adopt new technologies.
gsum: If only Apple would go the same way as Kodak.
Then world will be much better place, without all the dumb apple fanboys.
seriously ridiculous.(in a good way)
no stupid optical viewfinder.
Canon Sx500 looks awful lot like the Olympus SP series of superzooms(even its missing an EVF). And whats more shocking about these cameras is that Canon has chosen to use Digic 4 processor instead of Digic 5 which was first seen on SX40 IS.
great, a good job such a grip would be much more usable than the wifi accessories sold by the manufacturers at insane prices.
sadly in India where I live its raining(monsoons) so might miss this wonderful opportunity.
I don't mind those cables as long as they don't come in the way of lens and sensor. this great news for many macro shooter as they can use their canon macro lenses to achieve higher magnification ratios with their canon macro lenses.
22mm lens will make a good combo with the EOS-M
not best looking mirrorless camera but certainly a decent one.
disappointing little camera, sensor is much smaller than recently launched premium compacts.