thanks for the samples. i wonder how the color will improve with a quality polarizer.
fenceSitter: DPReview about the Pentax 645Z: "the larger sensor area does mean more light is gathered than comparable full-frame 35mm DSLRs."
I'm afraid this is patently false. Pentax's fastest medium format lenses are so much slower than those available for full-frame DSLRs that it completely obliterates any light-gathering advantage that the larger sensor might otherwise have.
To wit, a full-frame DSLR sensor behind a lens @ f1.4 gathers more than twice as much light as the 645Z sensor behind a lens @ f2.8, and f2.8 is the fastest there is in Pentax's current 645 portfolio.
@dM photography: the 200% crop is frighteningly sharp, in an admiring way. :)
nice and charming. good job!
Jonathan Lee: "My favorite lens is of course 800mm - a must for he who respects the required safety distance from animals ..."
very true. thank you for the splendor photos.
may be a great book idea: 101 ways to unleash the animal's true self. ;)
"My favorite lens is of course 800mm - a must for he who respects the required safety distance from animals ..."
inspiring. makes me feel wanting to hit the gym tomorrow.
nice vid and i like the charm. good job!
could all af points work as quickly on getting focus as the center point in low light indoor?
thinking outside the box, would pentax engr please consider adding electronic ND filter with 1/3 or 1/2 stops for 7 stops?
I shoot with mix of natural and flash light at ~F2, 1/160 sec, ISO 100 during the day. The electronic ND filter helps me so I don't have to put coke bottle filters in front of the 77mm f1.8. :)
aftab: Obviously, this zoom lens isn't as sharp from mid frame to periphery as it is in the center where Leica clearly looks better than both Nikon and Sony (Sony is worse).
i think you may be right. the leica q is sharper at the corners than sl. :(
Yes, yes, yes. The sweet leica look is there. Thank you for this second take, dpr. U ppl r the best!
Rick_Hunter: Don't worry, at this pace, by the time Pentax will finally finish its first full frame DSLR, DSLRS will be a thing of the past and substituted by newer technology (E.G. mirrorless) - Way to go, Pentax!
Rick, if you want a mirrorless, pick up a pentax q and a adaptor. your k mount lens from grandpa will work, just fine.
i would like to see the "leica look" from the real world shots. there are a few that is close to getting there, but not quite.
I really like the demo on the AF from this review. the still shots are good illustrations of what it can do in sport.
thx 4 the eye candies. :)
a quality vid just for laugh...
Kudos to whom took the product shot of this cam. it makes me lusting over this body. :)
I see value in Optical View Finder with a tele. It is so much comfortable to focus w/o the black out and etc as in the A7 or A6k in Mirrorless.
My issue is a tele zoom liked 150-600mm isn't available to K mount. :(
Nice work and thanks for several funny ones. The Dave is definitely gifted and rewarded with his patient.
Thank you for the great interview with a great photographer. Wonderful contents liked this brings me back.