This is all very interesting but I am hoping the rumours about the new Ricoh GR Digital with APS sensor are true!
sedentary_male: I would like to print this excellent guide. Is there an easy way of doing that?
I would like to print this excellent guide. Is there an easy way of doing that?
Well this is just great and reconfirms what I read in Chasseur d'Images (http://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,159563.0.html ) I am now convinced to go with a body and an 18-135mm WR lens. This is my first foray into DSLR territory.
thubleau7: From looking at his sample photographs there is nothing he can teach me about street photography .the samples are just C**P.I just think DPR should spend more time on getting out reviews then endless no sensical articles on the front web page.most here dont care about this stuff we just want honest reviews and tests of equipment and then most if not all head straight to the forums to see whats happening.
total waste of web space.
Does kinda look like though this is an endorsement of Eric Kim's site by DPR. Like me!! :)) :((
Yes but the DA50mm F1.8 has an aperture ring, 8 blade aperture, USM and is weather sealed. The Canon and Nikkor don't I guess. That's why we pay a premium.
infosky: If I go to a party and take 100 pictures, I will have to refocus everything picture before I choose a few to share with my friends. Who will do that? Who has the patience to upload 100x10MB data to Lytro website before seeing the first picture?
I think the concept of focusing after shooting is completely flawed for casual users and it is even more flawed for serious users.
So, even the resolution is not an issue, it will not be user friendly unless the post processing is no-brainer and nearly instant.
Finally, for those who post pictures on Facebook, the quality of picture is not important. Any P&S camera is more than enough.
Wait for the smartphone app. Then what happens to the Lytro?
I'm struggling to see the point. Who is this aimed at - really. Would a customer that spends US$399 or US$499 really be bothered enough or even able to open up the files on a PC and adjust the focusing?? Or, are the type of photographers who would do that be satisfied with the form factor , interface , feature set etc..
spacelounge: it doesn't mean that PENTAX will be designing the new Ricohs.. it simply means that the two camera division have been amalgamated into one, larger and specifically dedicated to creating cameras.
Notice how it will receive resources from the main Ricoh company, which might mean they will both come out stronger from this.
I think the missunderstanding comes from the fact that the new unit is named Pentax Ricoh.. but it doesn't mean Pentax takes preference over Ricoh. It's just an aesthetic choice.
From what I understand Ricoh (PMMC) personel will move to PRI. http://www.ricoh.com/release/2011/1001_1.htmlThe Director of PRI Zenji Miura came from Ricoh and is also Deputy President of Ricoh Company Ltd.
wildkat2: I think this is yet another positive sign for Pentax.
Ricoh is a well run, highly profitable company. The bought Pentax for a song and this move shows that the issues Pentax had were with Hoya, not with Pentax.
I looked at Hoya financials in detail ( I was looking to buy Hoya stock) and they clearly showed the camera division of Pentax was making money. Not bucket loads, but a profit. Apparently Ricoh read them too. The same filings led me to believe that Hoya was going to starve the camera division of R&D and capital investment. Hoya bought Pentax for every that WASNT cameras and lenses. Rioch bout JUST cameras and lenses.
Since becoming part of Ricoh in October Pentax has:
Introduced its first mirrorless, the Q, which is also the smallest ILC on the market.
Introduced its second mirrorless, the K-01, which is also the first mirrorless to use a traditional full size mount making it compatible with more lenses than any other mirrorless camera
Ricoh said in it's media release that it acquired Hoya Corp.’s Pentax brand as a bid to strengthen its position in the still-growing digital SLR camera market. The goal of the acquisition is to establish a firmer presence in the consumer business, which has been a considerable challenge for Ricoh.Why did Pentax market share drop if it had digital SLR cameras and lenses to sell but failed? Pentax's distribution is what let it down. That's why I said Ricoh strength is sales, marketing and product development. If Ricoh want to succeed with SLR's and CSC's they need to remember that.
DioCanon: the Wedding Ricoh Pentax promises a lot of bizarre cameras to come !!!
Who said bizarre/unorthodox was the same as impractical?? Midwest you of all people should know Ricoh marches to it's own drum. And, by doing has developed some very innovative cameras.
Copiare: Great, now more slow zooms and awkward cameras with bad quality control. Pentax/Ricoh, The Ne'er-Do-Well Camera Company.
Well, you can guess all you like. I ahve had many Ricoh cameras over th years, the first being the GRD1 35mm, and only minor issues with quality.
No necessarily. Ricoh have by far the best user interface of any camera. With regards to quality, I would say with no official stats, that they are no different from any other camera manufacturer and probably better than Fuji.
Let us hope that Ricoh allows those companies in each market who import and sell Ricoh to continue do so by leveraging the Pentax brand name. Ricoh today only raises more questions than it answers by letting Pentax, a company that allowed itself to hit bottom, absorb Ricoh camera division. Pentax will do well to learn from Ricoh's management and it sales strategies and one hopes they don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
bradleyg5: These cameras are SO expensive, the high ISO is terrible and the lens are slow. I mean what are you going to do with it? it's purely an outdoor camera. Like a good tropical vacation camera I guess. I'm not debating the IQ will be amazing, but only at base ISO so you gotta use it in bright light.
I feel like indoors, a Panasonic GX1 with a 20mm F1.8 would be way more capable.
More like get the Ricoh GXR A16 APS zoom.
Wilfried HKG: Now compare that size to the Canon GX1, which has only a slightly smaller sensor.
Ricoh GXR A16 sensor size : 23.6mm x 15.7 mm ; Canon G1X sensor size: 18.7mm x 14mm; Fourthirds sensor size: 17.3 x 13.0 mm.
Too little too late ??
He was brought in as the fall guy - he fell. Olympus can now move on.
Fuji annouce 20 new cameras on the day Kodak file for Chapter 11 - how the times have changed!!
ELLIOT P STERN: isn't the Ricoh GXR with modules a mirrorless camera. I cannot believe how often you just omit this product from your selections.
brendon1000. The GXR + Mount A12 can be bought for as little as US$649.00. The body is magnesium alloy and has an excellent user interface. The mount is designed to take manual lenses, specifically M mount, and believe it or not some actually prefer to focus manually - strange eh. On checking your facts I suggest you also read comparisons between the Ricoh GXR + A12 Mount, Sony Nex5n & 7. Steve Huffs site should be a good starting point.