ogl: Quattro H is compatible with Sigma FF lenses only
It's said in Sigma's official data sheets. APS-H camera is compatible with FF Sigma lenses, APS-C with APS-C lenses.
Easy to understand such simple fact. No any mask or APS-C mode for APS-H camera. Sigma OFFERS two different solutions.
Quattro H is compatible with Sigma FF lenses only
Foveon Cmos 26,6 x 17,9 mm Foveon X3 Quattro. 25 MP = 45 MP Bayer eq.Foveon Cmos 23,5 x 15,5 mm Foveon X3 Quattro, 20 MP = 29 MP Bayer eq.
ronniemac: Barney, that is one excellent article. Thanks for putting it together.
Like you I do worry about the cost of the best new zooms, but hey, it will be less than a 645z with its new lenses. Is it worth mentioning that, when I last counted, Pentax currently offers 22 full frame lenses, some are FA, some F DA, and quite a few primes are DA which may require stopping down although I have seen evidence to the contrary. Granted that a few of these are not yet in the shops, but I live in hope. Hopefully Sigma, Tamron, Samyang etc will help out, although it will only be if there is financial benefit.
Like you, I started out with an MX. You must have bought an old one as surely you're much younger than that! I still enjoy the K-3 II but Pentax seem to have identified their target market correctly. Although not at the front of the Q (pun), I will indulge myself with a K-1. For Pentax's sake, I hope others do also. Lots of old glass to have fun with too.
Thanks again, nice article.
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/other/2006/02/17/3233.html please, here is info. :)
By the way, first Pentax FF digital camera had name K-1 too. http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/static/image/2006/02/17/k101l.jpghttp://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/static/image/2006/02/17/pentax1_02l.jpghttps://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6137/5943421002_520c9f447e.jpg
moawkwrd: "The K-1 becomes the first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor."
Um, what about the Sony A900 and A850?
EDIT: I see many others have pointed this out. Why is DPReview terrible at fact checking? Are Pentax themselves claiming this or is it just DPReview being awful yet again?
It's mistake. Say it to the author.
iAPX: As usually for Pentax: where are the lenses?!?
Yes, fast full frame lenses, that don't need to be stopped-down, or cropped to work.
Reminds me of my Pentax K10D that was perfect to use old lenses, but didn't have fast lenses, and thus lost it's value to be sold at a bargain, to be replaced by a Nikon D300 (that I still use today!) with fast lenses.
FA31/1.8, FA35/2, FA43/1.9, FA50/1.4 and 77/1.8 are in production.
dansclic: I understand how emotion CAN drive a buy option for pentax. But from a certain price tag, émotion makes room for réflexion and reflexion leads people to more established lines which have an enormous Lens program. As you said, buying thé 15-30 and 70-200 make à lot of money ! They should have proposed a 28 mm, 35 mm and a basic 85 and maybe 70-200 f4. This basic equipment could meet more customers.....
FA31, FA35, FA43, FA50, FA77, DFA50 macro, DFA100 macro are in production.
Discontinued and never had 5-axis SR system.
hjr13: I was hoping for a 24-105, that extra 4 mm is a big difference to me.
24-105 for 500USD?
eyeswideshut: Sometimes it's the little things in life - like an LED over the mount. I mean how brilliant is that! Oh and a great camera, too! Congratulations Pentax
It's really good thing - I have not good vision and sometimes it's hard to mount lens to camera without better light. Funny, but it's true. As for night or bad light condition - this LED helps a lot.
The main feature of K-1 is the FIRST Pentax FF camera. And it's extremely well. We have been waiting for 15 years. Somebody didn't live till this moment. I don't care about specs. K-1 has FF sensor and I don't see sense to waste time for long discussing of pros and cons. I can put all my FA LIMITED on K-1 and I will be happy. My congratulations to all Pentaxian!
sdgreen: Excited by the K-1, a bit shocked & disappointed by the price of the 15-30 , much higher than the equivalent Tamron. Hopefully it'll come down a lot when it's available.
Not much. 250USD.
CosminMunteanu: Well, as expected. Excellent ISO performance. Seems a stop better than the GR.An A2 with the 18mm f:2.0 pancake would also be interesting choice.
Stop better? You can't understand it without DXO tests. Real and marked ISO could be rather different. Remember X100's ISO situation. ISO400 is real ISO254. ISO800 is ISO504, And...Attention!!! ISO1600 is ISO1000. ISO3200 is 1012. 6400 is 1076. Great trick with ISO.
ogl: Ricoh GR has MUCH better lens.
I've checked samples and studio comparison and found GR's lens is very sharp. X70 has rather bad edges.
Ricoh GR has MUCH better lens.
ogl: The work of AF is not impressive although too many AF points...
compare with AF-C in Nikon
The work of AF is not impressive although too many AF points...
ogl: FE24-70mm F2.8 - is it Tamron?
Sony is one of the owner of Tamron. And several Tamron zooms were made under name Minolta, by the way.
FE24-70mm F2.8 - is it Tamron?