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  • I am a experienced long-time user of ANALOG FILM / DSLR cameras and have switched from another brand to a digital K-Mount Pentax camera. I was Yashica / Contax 35mm film camera system user and when ...
  • Replied in Full frame
    1) using of K-mount lenses without any third-party adapter 2) and most importantly - only Pentax camera will support full aperture control and AF for K-mount lenses.
  • Total nonsence. I've used non-WR telephoto lenses (primes and zooms) without any covers even in light rain and didn't damaged them. That was in film era and they were manual focus lenses though. Mo ...
  • It depends on definition of "good" and usage of that termin. My point is that if current designs address all major shortcomings of older lenses and add the necessary functionality (as AF) - they ...
  • Although "good" is relative and changing, I cannot agree that none of today's lenses won't be considered good after 50 years. Currently we are using old lenses absolutely not optimized for digital ...
  • From what I've used other cameras, tilting screen is more usable than fully articulating, at least for me. When photographing I like the screen to be aligned with lens, especially for close-ups ...
  • 70-200/2,8 isn't the only lens worth FF. There are FA primes and FF-compatible DA primes which can benefit from FF body. It'l be even harder to beat a Pentax FF with the same primes :) That would ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry A warm winter day in Latvia
(Latvija, Vidzeme)
    Placed 73rd in the challenge. Latvia (Latvija, Vidzeme)
  • His test shows whether DA*300+TC delivers more resolution than DA*300 alone cropped. Remeber, his goal is birding and what he needs is more reach. In other words - is it worth getting aTC for ar ...
  • K-30 and K-50 are functionally identical. And the K-50 is a newer model which replaces the K-30 with the most significant difference in body design.
  • Not exactly. They who need FF because of better IQ (as only or main reason) and can justify price - they have it. Generally that applies to working pros etc. who make living from photography. But ...
  • I expect future K-FF will be more like K10D, K-7, K-3 rather than Canikon monsters. For K-mount users 645 lens compatibility means simply nothing because they don't own any such lens. For me to get ...
  • Hello from Riga, Latvia! Today I've looked into this forum early morning but I noticed your thread just now. Sometimes it seems to me that some topics appear with a considerable time lag but I ...
  • K-FF will be far superior to 645. Far superior. It'l give much more versatility and possibility to take a photography. Besides the price 645 have very serious weight, bulk and lens compatibility ...
  • Bigger and brighter viewfinder is the main reason why I need FF. Every time when I take my film cameras (Contax SLR) I wish I had a Pentax DSLR like these - huge optical viewfinder in a compact ...
  • Replied in Definitely.
    The same apply also for me except I don't have any FA Limited yet. Main reason why i need it is large and bright optical viewfinder. And I need it from Pentax/Ricoh (i.e. not from any other brand ...
  • Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
    Weight 685 g (1.51 lb)
    Diameter 77 mm (3.03″)
    Length 136 mm (5.35″)
    Sealing Yes
    Colour Black
    Zoom method Rotary (internal)
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  • DP, why do you write "which covers an effective focal length range of 210-600mm" using "effective" instead of "equivalent"?

  • Which ones look great? These two dummies? We know almost nothing about them and that means ... actually at this moment there aren't any new telezooms.
  • Most likely that your DA17-70 had quality issues like the one I had - that also for me was a waste of money. I know there are good samples of 17-70 somewhere in the world which are really good ...
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