SimenO1: I would rather have two Ricoh theta S 360-360 cameras. The resolution is 12 Mp per eye and covers the whole space, not just half as this is. The cost is resonable.
The challange is to get the software to show it in 3D VR
If you want them to, then yes. If not, then just avoid it.
I would rather have two Ricoh theta S 360-360 cameras. The resolution is 12 Mp per eye and covers the whole space, not just half as this is. The cost is resonable.
TheClueless: See this Sony? Ricoh has a 24-70 F2.8 for a body they aren't selling yet...
You said "Sony could not use a existing tamron design. since ..". I just proved you wrong.
Yes, it would be a longer lens to compensate for the shorter flange distance, and maybe someone will find that funny and stupid, but it is possible.
bernardf12: This is the benefit of IBIS. Cheaper and lighter lenses. Unless you look at super telephoto of course, then OIS should be included.
Canon and Nikon made their choice and there is no easy way back.
lightmatters: /sarcasm onPentax doesn't know mirrorless is the future. See what Sony is doing?/sarcasm off
First someone have to invent an EVF that can resemble the contrast and resolution from OVF, then speed up the refresh to at least 120 fps, reduce lag to less then 10 ms and do that without draining the battery fast.
When that time comes along, i will get a DSLR with both OVF and EVF so i can choose.
ThatCamFan: Sadly when I used to be a pentax user this would excite me, but sadly they are TEN YEARS to late.
The world disagrees with you. For every mirrorless camera sold there are two DSLRs sold. That have been the situation for the past 3-4 years. Before that mirrorless had a boom because it was new. But it have been in a 2:1 balance since then.
Some prefer fish, some prefer meat. Some prefer OVF, some prefer EVF. Same principle.
Dan Vincent: Not hard to have a lens out when all you do is put it in a different case. Smart move by Pentax. The Tamron 24-70 is a good lens already, don't reinvent the wheel.
iudex: The Tamron has 3 glass molded aspherical lenses, the Pentax have 4 according to the press release. The Tamron have 2 XR "Extra Refractive" lenses in the front, but Pentax doesn't mention something like that. I guess it has the same XR lenses but don't mention them as anything special. I don't have a degree in optics but i think XR is quite ordinary and cheap glass. Not anything like the expensive LD or ELD glasses.
Jon Schick: The strategy of making a well-priced version of an existing well-regarded lens makes sense to me - and if Pentax offer this as the kit lens rather than a slower f3.5-5.6 or constant f4 offering, then I think they are reading the reasons why many people choose to move to FF quite carefully.
G1Huston: I agree with iudex. The first Pentax FF DSLR will be the highest end version. Cheaper models will come later.
I think the Pentax FF line will compete more on qualities and features then price.
BarnET: It's possible. The Tamron 24-70 exists in EF mount edition. Sony _can_ use existing designs.
Azzy: I'm surprised they put SDM instead of DC motor in this
The SDM problem was limited to certain serial number series of a few of the SDM lenses, and was resolved free of charge in 2012.
Its like criticizing modern Intel processors for the FDIV-bug in their first Pentium.
xmeda: Rebranded TAMRON 24-70/2.8 .. not even worth the * designation..
At least they have FF standard zoom again... fast and cheap with little effort.
How can you turn that into bad news? Thats all good news!
- The Tamron 24-70 is a very high quality lens.- Its offered for a very attractive price.- Low effort means they can use that R&D resources on other exiting lenses.
Neez: This is the first zoom sony should have released for the E mount. Second should be the 70-200 f2.8.
Nees: The main feature of the Sony A7-systems are size. F/2,8 zooms would crash that impression. The A7-series are not aimed at pros, they are aimed at enthusiasts with money.
Old Cameras: Very interesting to see the lens appear well before the camera. I wonder if the price point of this lens is a clue to that of the camera to come. Will this be a midrange $1500 to $2000 camera? In my opinion that would be smarter target pricing for their first full frame offering.
I hope it indicates aggressive pricing on all the FF cameras. Both the first (probably a high end one) and later cameras (mid range and low end).
IBIS is as good as lens based stabilization in both stills and video, meaning 2,5 - 4,5 stops depending on what lens or camera you compare. Newer lenses and cameras do better then older ones (all brands).
But IBIS can be used for so much more then just lens IS. It can be used for super resolution, pixel shift full color in all pixels, horizon rotation, star tracking and probably even more. Lens IS don't offer any of those features.
Lenses are often considered to have longer life span then cameras both in terms of wearing and quality development. Thats a reason why IS should be in the camera. In stead of having a 10 year old lens without IS or a 5 year old with 2,5 stops IS you always gets the best IS (currently 4,5 stops) with all your lenses, regardless of age. In my opinion that extends the life of lenses a lot.
Pentax SR are effective in the 8 to 800 mm focal length range.
Chaitanya S: I would like to see Pentax introduce a new 100mm macro with IF and SDM. This is a good addition to Pentax lineup so when their FF body is released there are good lenses to choose from.
Macro requires quite long extension of the lens when approaching 1:1 magnification. That means you probably wont any IF macro lens ever, regardless of brand.
Mirrorless is the past, present and future.DSLR is also the past, present and future.
They are just different niches and both will live and compete side by side in the foreseeable future. Some prefer OVF, some prefer EVF. Some prefer fish, some prefer meat. Same principle.
TN Args: Let's hope the camera isn't as 'me too' as the lens spec. OTOH introducing a new camera and making it a DSLR instead of mirrorless is about as 'me too' as one can get. Like introducing a 'new' TV with a CRT.
I have to completely disagree. Pentax choses K-mount for the extensive lens line up of both new and older lenses, APS-C compatibility and great OVF. Maybe EVF closes in on OVF quality sometime in the future. Time will tell. In the meantime OVF is the way to go.
sapporodan: The only company I know that releases the lenses before they release the camera.
Love Pentax :)
Pentax actually have loads of cameras to use it on already. Both FF SLRs and APS-C DSLRs. Soon that will broaden to FF DSLRs too. :-)
RichRMA: Kind of a game of "me too" with Nikon and Canon. Why not surprise people with a 20-70mm f/2.8?
Because Pentax probably use a Tamron design that can deliver high quality at the right time and still have lots of R&D resources to develop other exiting lenses and products.
belle100: Hang on everybody. These could just be another early mockup photos from Ricoh! ;-)
Expected availability: October 20 2015