Alex Sarbu

Alex Sarbu

Lives in Romania Romania
Joined on May 25, 2006

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  • Please read the post I was responding to - which basically claimed that "Pentax is suckering its customers" because they didn't work on AF for the K-3II. Which is absolute nonsense, as ...
  • Imi pare rau, tot ce stiu e ce e scris pe pagina Pentax/Ricoh, adica: http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3-2/feature/03.html Alex
  • Valeriu, if you want to buy the K-3 II (or a lens) do it tomorrow - our Pentax distributor (Focus94) has a 21% anniversary discount. Multiply the price by 0.79 http://www.focus94.ro/aparate-foto-ds ...
  • Nope, VAT included. Our Pentax dealer - Focus94 - has an anniversary discount of 21% (only this week). Alex
  • That's expensive :p This (almost over) week I could buy a K-3II locally, for a mere $890. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF. Alex
  • Ha ha! But we had secondary mirrors since the introduction of AF (not concave, though). So each DSLR already counts for 2 mirror sales ;-) L.E. Add 5 more mirrors for penta-mirror viewfinders... Alex
  • The claim was that you can't do it without going into menus. And you're oversimplifying things; "pushing a button and turning a dial" is easier than it seems when just reading about it, while ...
  • Indeed, changing the ISO without lowering the camera from your eye and without changing your grip can't possibly be considered an improvement over the odd-placed ISO dial. Alex
  • On my Pentax I have ISO assigned to one of the e-dials (I'm usually shooting in Av). If in M, one press on the ISO button and turning the back e-dial will do. In fact I can easily change ISO ...
  • I'm not talking about the image quality - where all current DSLRs are on a very high level. Disabling video, using a viewfinder (and matte screen), it's about things like that. Just a note, the D4s ...
  • The "standard amorphous black DSLR" (as you're inaccurately calling it) works better than the retro design and controls. Such changes happened gradually, as improvements over existing functions or ...
  • Nice try. One of the thing the K-3II brings is "new high-speed AF algorithm", and they're not ignoring lenses either: "With Continuous AF (AF.C), tracking of subjects that move toward the depth ...
  • Compared to the entire Ricoh group, Ricoh Imaging is so small. It will have to be nurtured and grown - but don't mistakenly assume that all strategies starts with fully developed businesses. The ...
  • What makes you think they're not trying to change this by acquiring Pentax? As a pet project, their own camera division was enough. Pay attention a bit to what they're saying - Pentax/Ricoh Imaging ...
  • Right now it makes sense for Ricoh Imaging/Pentax to invest predominantly in their K-mount FF product line. It's quite obvious, a relatively well-developed APS-C needs less development than the FF ...
  • they have a horrible present, from a financial perspective. Too bad, as they're making some nice little cameras. Unlikely. IMO they can and are willing to absorb years of losses - and hopefully ...
  • Analogies are often incorrect, and being made because the same logic doesn't work for the subject being discussed ;-) Pentax... wait, there's no Pentax, not as such. There's Ricoh Imaging. So, this ...
  • Since I specified the sources anyone should be able to find it? Oh, well... http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info/2015/20150205_006513.html http://kakaku.com/item/K0000740512/ Alex
  • The only thing I guesstimated is the ~50% mark-up - obviously there must be a mark-up, stores have to make money too - and they pay taxes. I actually wanted to write "assuming a ~50% mark-up". By ...
  • In certain conditions, the LCD's backlight remains on. Alex
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