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Tons o Glass 0 Class: Can't wait to mount one of these on a Pentax Q!

You are rich of imagination......seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 02:46 UTC
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Petroglyph: I wonder if Ricoh will re-badge Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 & Tamron 150-600 S as Pentax lenses? Apparently, the new Pentax will be manufactured at the same Tamron plant as those two.

Let us guest ? I'm sure Pentax still work for their own 24-70 * lens in the near future to match with newest release pro grade lens of 70-200*. May be can be w/F2.8* or faster. So, it is logic to re-badge other Tamron lens to accompany this lens. A good third party lens (price/ performance ratio) with focal lens Tamron 70-200 is a good choice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
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Petroglyph: I wonder if Ricoh will re-badge Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 & Tamron 150-600 S as Pentax lenses? Apparently, the new Pentax will be manufactured at the same Tamron plant as those two.

If this happened, I thought this will be a good move to temporary fill the gaps of lenses for upcoming FF camera. As many FA lenses and other manual older lenses are going to hard to find and expensive. As far as meet the Pentax standard quality this move will give positive effect on sales. So they have time to design their proper star lenses

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
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Rob Sims: The workhorse of any professional Full Frame system:
F2.8 24-70mm
F2.8 70-200mm

Sony, are you taking note?

Pentax should re-badge Tamron 70-200 as they did with this Pentax 24-70. So, both lenses will be acted as "prosumer" tools which take into account price-performance ratio.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
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Marksphoto: 2.8 is old news, give us 2.0 and you have a deal.

Pentax should do for their Pentax DFA 24-70 star! This will be justified for higher grade than this lens announcement.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 04:46 UTC

Am I wrong? Is this not a Star lens? This lens looks identical to Tamron lens which is good performer too. So, will the star lens still in design ? Or Pentax play in affordable FF lens? Will they also re-badge the Tamron 70-200? BTW, this will give more option for us. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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matt mikulla: Don't like it? Don't buy it.

This lens could be a lot of fun. Fun like: put it on your camera and go make some images!

Not sure why they would release this for just Leica right now. Why not Sony, Olympus and Fuji X mount?

Just for someone who dreams to be different than to the plumpness

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (531 comments in total)
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winkalman: For those lamenting the lack of a built in flash, why not just go with a small hotshoe flash that offers higher output and bounce capabilities like Metz's mecablitz 26 AF-1?


Like to here Pentax announces new small flash which can works as commander.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:33 UTC
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SimenO1: Why dont they just settle for one of the names. Samyang, Rokinon, Phoenix, Bower .. ?

There are several companies that want their name exist without do anything other than to create perception of protection if they bought locally.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 00:57 UTC

Samyang should offer fl 200 mm 2.8 macro lens. Not this lens, otherwise this lenses performs better than similar lens on the market today.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:44 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (503 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Tsk tsk tsk....

Nikon, Nikon, Nikon....

You still haven't FIRED and kicked out your industrial designers, huh?

THEY are the ones killing you... not lack of customers.

Customers want to buy your cameras, loyal customers...

But if you keep on using body designers who have no vision and creativity... then it's your call.


So sadly , it looks like just copying from other camera models without careful thought ....... or maybe " J " stands for " Joke "

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:43 UTC
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (150 comments in total)

Nice looking camera, but why this new model still maintain its tiny sensor? Is there any revolutionary in sensor technology? I thought the new small " standard" size sensor for a camera is 1". Smaller than that has been eaten by smartphone....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:04 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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ewelch: No. 8 is just bad. Horrid composition. Crop it!

There are a few that are just killer. The winner's photo reminds me of the work of Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson.

No 8 is so unique and unusual that make it become prominent.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
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jukeboxjohnnie: or you can just go buy a canon 6d at a bargain price now.....

Yes, but bargain prize for the body only and need huge investment for the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:48 UTC
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KL Matt: Dream come true. But why is the 35 in Pentax mount, but the 24 isn't????

Should be a better market for fl 24mm on Pentax mount ? Pentax also have, but old manual lens on this fl. Pentax AF star model is expensive n hard to find. Many of Pentax shooter still rely on old Sigma AF model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
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Provia_fan: The 2001 model is a beautiful MZ-S adapted to digital. Love the old MZ-S. This new Pentax looks a little like a Sony A900. But anyways, well done Pentax, hope this comes true this time around.

I also got the same impression with the "giant" prism looks at the camera. Model design as seen in the Pentax K5 looks much better, simpler and look never last. Yach, maybe they would like to state that the prism is the "signature" of its icons. Just seems too naive ........

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 22:34 UTC
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Mr Darma: It says DSLR so hopefully it will not be mirrorless. I have a complete set of 1975-1976 issue K mount lenses (not counting zooms) which were introduced with the K series cameras (24 in all). It took me 12 years to get them all and yes, some were pretty expensive. Finally I will reap my reward if this is true! :-)

Pentax name is derived from prism. Other camera brand that use from the same word was Pentacon. Unfortunately, this camera product has vanished. So, prism is the "signature" for pentax camera, but this technology has gradually change with the introduction of mirrorless camera. See objects through lens without the use of prism is getting better this day. Refering this trend and its advantages, the use of prism on camera will be superseded.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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gLOWx: You want small body AND lenses ?
That's why i gone m43 sensor, and don't regret it a bit ;)

You can't get all. If you choose APS-C, you will get equivalent lens size/weight, mirrorless or not. Because mirroless change mounting flange distance, nothing else. Mirrorless has strictly no impact in lens design size/weight over reflex.
When you get very small APS-C lenses,it is because they have reduced aperture (f4 vs f 2.8) or reduced quality (like sliding storage position).

Here, we have a constant f2.8 zoom quality lens. It can't be smaller
I even find it very small for those specs ;)
If real world quality follow the specs, it is an amazing lens for a very small size.

You want smaller ? Go m43, it is the only other way i see.
Chasing small lenses on big sensors is not logical, until you limit your choice to pancake lenses or fixed small focal length (like an X100) :D

Not sure can be small for fast zoom tele lens on m43?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 03:43 UTC
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AlanVia: First reaction looking at them as a group and individually, lenses look huge....

And the small size (compact) body become less relevant......

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 01:26 UTC
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Andy Dan: Stupid launch imo. The Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 Contemporary Macro sells for 500$ and it's faster and has macro capabilities. It lacks weather sealing indeed but who needs weather sealing in a slow variable aperture zoom like this new Pentax? Pro's won't use it, enthusiasts won't use it...A new version of the DA 17-70mm F4 AL would have been much better...

I never use Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 "C" version but the model before it.
Mine has same characteristic performance on edges (softness & high CA) with the one that reviewed by Lenstip.com.

Old model (w/ same spec?)

And here the "C" version http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?test=obiektywu&test_ob=366

Pls. check also on the actual pictures that taken on field. The Pentax DA 17-70 is not as good as the Sigma on the center but much more even on the whole frame. So, it is much more useful for general purpose lens that cover many situation of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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