wpstl: I'm not sure what I should do. I don't know what it means to "loose money" but it doesn't like something I want to do. I know for certain I don't want to lose any money.
...I believe it's "loose change", like coins to spare... ;-)
Increased color depth beats "moar" Megapickles as on now...16-36MP is enough, as opposed to two-out-of-three interpolated channels...
LensBeginner: No! I want 18-2000 constant f/1.8!!!(big facepalm)
Much the same as the famed "Super Ciofegon 18-1000mm f/2.8"....http://www.nadir.it/pandora/CIOFEGON/Ciofegon.jpg
No! I want 18-2000 constant f/1.8!!!(big facepalm)
Tune out the commercial stuff and it's a really enjoyable video.
Mike FL: Marketing is already running away from Pentax after Ricoh puts hands on Pentax.
Would you rather have a good product, just not advertised much or a mediocre product touted as the world's best?I'll take the first one, thank you.'nuff said...
spidermoon: Like the K-S1, the DOF switch is replace by the video switch, and there is no dedicated button for dof check. Maybe nowdays it's an outdated feature since you can review your picture after taking it.
I know.I was arguing that FP is a feature oriented towards the use of manual lenses.Since it has been found primarily on lower-end bodies, it goes against your assumption that it's the top-tier body users that use MF lenses the most.
@tailingsmmmh... I don't know...The first Pentax cameras with focus peaking were not top-tier ones, IIRC (K-01 & K-30).I agree that focus peaking is little more than a gimmick, but it certainly says "M lenses" out loud...
Mister Roboto: What the heck DPR? Why post a blurry OOF messed up studio shot killed by +10 Noise Reduction?
"We have two Galaxy Cameras. One has exposure issues [...]The other one exposes correctly but has a softer lens."
So, in a word, a killer product! :-///
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It's indispensable if you have to use manual lenses that exhibit a focus shift at certain apertures.There are some gems that can be had for peanuts, but you need that function to focus properly.
As far as DoF preview goes, it is not all that useful if your target size (print or monitor) is massively different and thus DoF is going to change a lot in the proces..
For my need, the sweetspot is 16MP ATM, though it could become 24MP sometime in the future.
What I miss (and it will probably not make news anyway) is an improvement in dynamic range and color depth, hardly any improvement in many years... and no, "14-bit RAW" cameras don't count if 2-bits are wasted with no meaningful information and only lots of noise. That only makes for bigger files.
shutterbobby: Last comment on interview with Ricoh...Thanks you for waiting for FF for long time,I invite you to look forward to it and RENT IT??!! So its not even for Sale when it comes ;)
Read more at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/cpplus-2015/exclusive-pentax-interview-at-cp-2015.html#ixzz3Rb6C7Aqr
Porobabry they ahhh meant "renses", rike the ones you mount on camera...
Rutterbutter: Lets see what would we want...- 36+ Megapixel- 1/250th / sec flash sync or faster- wifi- focus peaking- Dx lens compatibility- Faster Focus speed and sensitivity- 4K video/30+fps- Touch screen with toggle to de-activate- 7+FPS- ISO Native 50-102400 or higher- 100% viewfinder- Weather sealed/magnesium body- Digital focus crop. Like D7100 for maximizing focus coverage- Better in camera HDR and live preview of filters- No AA filter- 1000 shot battery approx- Swivel screen and articulating.
Feel free to add to this. but this would probably be the best selling camera ever..
My view on that list:
1. ok2. not going to happen3. maybe (there's alway flucard)4. almost certainly5. that's a given6. even better than K-3?7. I doubt it8. No9. mmh...10. 50 has never been native11. ok12. of course!13. ?14. gimmick, IMHO15. of course16. what for? I'd be more than happy with 500-60017. doubt it
agentlossing: I kinda like it. It's an improvement, anyway, for Pentax's recent track record.
I bet he meant for the same product line/market segment...
Simon97: Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.
There is no relevant difference if there just are 2 more stops of background noise.There is a difference only if the 2 more bit contain usable information (which rarely happens).
Mescalamba: Looks ok, if it doesnt have so hard AA as one they used in A58, it might be nice (sensor itself is pretty ok, just in A58 it produces somehow soft pics).
Just like the K-3... the best of both worlds!
D200_4me: Olive green color. That must be the hiding in the woods voyeur version ;-)
It's not "new", Pentax has been doing this since the K-something...
Pentax has always been a well-reputed brand for birding.Like hunting, minus the gore. ;-)
tailings: Still with the snarky, DPR? I see no mention of 'blinking lights' in the Pentax press release, so why include that in your article title? Pentax has announced a very good looking mid-level DSLR and you have to take a jab?
Like the "Where is the K-3 review" in the poll about the Canon M3.It's par for the course now: since Ricoh/Pentax has been actually putting out an outstanding product after the other and renewed its commitment, the only thing left is snarky remarks because you can't attack them anymore based on facts.