Anastigmat: The Kenko Pro 300 1.4x and Sigma APO 1.4x teleconverters both have 5 elements. This Pemtax has only 4 elements. Even though more isn't necessarily better, you have to wonder how well it performs against the Kenko Pro, which is unfortunately not available in Pentax mount. This teleconverter is also designated a DA, not a DA*, for what it is worth, but its pricing is more DA* than DA.
Never in the history of Pentax any converter was given a * to its name. That is a designation for lenses only.
I've just begun waiting for the Chinese version of the film duplicator
This should be constant f/1.2, weigh less than 0.5kg, built of titanium and I will buy it if it is not over 200 rupees.
Thoughts: Pentax users , although much fewer, tend to be more informed about their gear, which is quite good value for money.
I have never used Pentax DSLR, but I do love their small prime lenses. Nikon isn't very keen to offer similar DX lenses (35mm, 40mm, anything else I miss?), which was one of the main reasons why I decided to leave Nikon camp- I don't think I want to upgrade my DX to FX with everything heavier...
Well done, Pentax (and Sony) this year. I think the day when the industry without these two companies would be really a bad day for everyone...
you missed: 14, 50, 55
Timmbits: I don't mean to badmouth pentax or anything of the sort, but with new FF mirrorless models being introduced by Sony, and others to follow... although a good idea, the selectable olpf sounds like the sort of innovation I'd fall for when I was younger, but which seems moot, when you consider that more of us have started to ponder graduating to FF and have been eagerly waiting to see what develops in FF. At end of 2013, I'm definitely not willing to pay entry-level FF prices for an APSC, no matter what bells and whistles they throw into it.
Which FF camera can you buy for $1,299?
Pablom: So all the fuss is about AF speed in live view? who cares about that? I'd assume probably Rebel owners rather than the target market for this camera.
yabokkie, I don't see the day when optical viewfinders disappear. Call me old fashioned but I'd prefer tracking the scene directly with my own eyes with the camera steady and firm as an extension of my body rather than viewing through an electronic screen and holding the camera clumsily as if it were a baby with a dirty diaper.The only benefit I currently see about live view is for use on a tripod and for fine manual focusing, which is what I use it for.
So all the fuss is about AF speed in live view? who cares about that? I'd assume probably Rebel owners rather than the target market for this camera.
This is roughly the same size as my 3 year old Pentax K-x with a 40 year old K mount.I don't see an engineering achievement here.
jon404: Pentax people -- if I got a K-30, does Pentax make a 35mm or 40mm small, bright, sharp prime lens that you would recommend? I hate zooms.
DA 35mm/2.8 MacroYou'll love it
Korim: No bulb mode, no buy
of course there is a bulb mode
JackM: I wish that 40mm f/2.8 kit pancake with the K-01 was a 32mm f/1.4 or f/2.
I doubt they can make one of those very slim
why wait till 2013 with the rear converter? that makes no sense
This one deserves better than 39th