WordsOfFarewell

WordsOfFarewell

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On Pentax K-3 Review preview (501 comments in total)
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phoenix15: So what could be the next now Pentax ?
1. Pentax K-02, mirrorless with new mount to maintain compactness
2. Pentax FF with 36 MP, DSLR.
3. Lastly, lenses with better AF. 12-24, 17-70, 16-50, 50-135. They all need new updates.

If Pentax released a FF body I'd finally have a reason to upgrade my K5 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
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matthew saville: Blah, where's a PENTAX MOUNT version of this lens, ehh? Seriously!

=Matt=

Yep, pretty much what I thought...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:35 UTC

I'd die to get this for Pentax mount. 2,8 at the full range something I'd love to get my hands on for night sky stuff and it even has a filter thread for NDs. I'm really sad that Tokina doesn't manufacture their lenses for KAF mount - I'd most likely have almost only Tokina lenses if they did.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:35 UTC as 5th comment

If this had a filter thread it'd be my always on lens for landscaping. I'm still thinking about getting it though. May be great for twilight and night stuff where the exposures are long enough anyway. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:31 UTC as 10th comment

Always wanted this for Pentax mount to replace my Sigma 10-20. Please Tokina make it happen!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:04 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Now if only this was released for Pentax mount!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 4th comment

Hm, not sure why this is such a big deal. I mean there are plenty lenses out there with a constant aperture of f/2.8 like the Tamron 17-50 or sigma version or even the Tokina UWAs. Both of the aforementioned have broader focal length - although I have to admit both will propably be nowhere near the image quality of the 20-40.

Still I think this is rather weird for a lens to have only 20mm focal length radius. Nothing for me. I'd prefer a 10-30 f/2.8 that'd be something vanguardist. Still good to see many Pentaxians like it, the better they're situated the earlier I get a good UWA. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:31 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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ShatteredSky: Hopefully there will be a 10-20 to go with that.

Now that I would buy. That is if it's not as expensive as this one. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:24 UTC

Still waiting for a 24MP K3 with better dynamic range. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 09:56 UTC as 16th comment

I hope Adobe will suffer severe losses and the consumers will bide their time for an alternative which will be coming since there is money to me made in the void that Adobe leaves behind. I will stick with my current LR version and so on and not hope onto their extortion train.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:26 UTC as 151st comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)
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anthony mazzeri: A quick look at his Jan 2011 interview with imaging-resource

http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1294684183.html

shows his answer to the very first question on compact system cameras:

"We're looking at that market, but we don't have any firm plans."

Five months later they launched the Q.

In this interview he answers the question about a full frame camera:

"All I can say is that we're studying the market."

So there you go - expect a full frame camera from Pentax due in Feb 2013. ;)

Too good to be true!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:19 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Pentax Ricoh Stand Report article (42 comments in total)

Nothing interesting to be see here. As a Pentaxian I'm hoping they'll get something good out next year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:07 UTC as 4th comment

This can't be good. I see the next generation of their programs being dumped down for amateurs with a lack of options and versatility. Nothing good can come out of this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:05 UTC as 15th comment
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WordsOfFarewell: I must say that I am disappointed. With Nikon offering the D800; D600 and Sony with the SLT99 I think that Pentax will fall behind not offering anything in the FF sector. For the trend seems to be that FF will become cheaper and more affordable and classic APSC will die out.

But we don't even get a "new" toy to beginn with. For me owning a K5, which was the state of the art when it was released - at least in the Crop factor world - it just doesn't make sense to buy it with only little incremental innovations. I hope that Pentax still has an ace up their sleeve for Photokina.

Indeed they are; the point I was trying to make is that I'll have to switch to Nikon or Canon if I want something better than 16MP K5 because it's the best thing that Pentax offers other than the MF 645D which I can't afford at all.

So I'd really expected Pentax to release an enthusiast FF for medium prices. Something along the lines of the D600 or the 6D - basically a approx. 32MP K3 -or something similar. And I am a little disappointed they came up with the K5-II which isn't really your next big thing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 08:16 UTC

Hm, to bad it doesn't take filters otherwise this might have been worth a look since they usually have very fair prices.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 07:45 UTC as 3rd comment

I must say that I am disappointed. With Nikon offering the D800; D600 and Sony with the SLT99 I think that Pentax will fall behind not offering anything in the FF sector. For the trend seems to be that FF will become cheaper and more affordable and classic APSC will die out.

But we don't even get a "new" toy to beginn with. For me owning a K5, which was the state of the art when it was released - at least in the Crop factor world - it just doesn't make sense to buy it with only little incremental innovations. I hope that Pentax still has an ace up their sleeve for Photokina.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:02 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Now that is what I call extensive customer support. Shows that Sigma does indeed care for people that buy their products. Some other companies should really take Sigma as an exmaple consideriung such issues.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 15:04 UTC as 9th comment
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)

Well let's hope the direction the company goes won't change to much from serious photography to more of those colorful amateur stuff. I guess I'll still have to wait some years until they release a Full Frame for professionals instead of mirrorless and weird colorschemes. Somehow I don't like the recent direction at all despite the brilliant technical specs of my K20D or my K5.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 12:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Tokina needs to start to produce their lenses for K-mount as well, I would love getting this lens for startrails and such. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 14:37 UTC as 9th comment
On Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 article (101 comments in total)

Finally a new ultra wide angle lens, never been fond with the 12-24 for it's price seeing that third party lenses by Tamron and Sigma are way cheaper but still almost achieve the same quality. Hopefully it'll be a treat and not horribly overpriced. Also good to see a new 50mm might actually get it to replace my old analog 50mm f/1,7 in case it's not to expensive. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 22:00 UTC as 21st comment
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