Unfortunately it was kicked out of the Bokeh challenge for some reason so it's no longer entered in that challenge. I still haven't received a good reason why it was kicked out of that challenge as it's no different than most of the others.
Since it's no longer entered in that challenge I hope it's allowed in this one.
nicolaiecostel: Pentax is slowly fading due to the fact that they boxed themselves into a corner they can't escape. Olympus faded on the SLR market but jumped at the right time in the m43 boat, Samsung and Panasonic gave up on their SLR dreams for the better. Not Pentax. They keep selling "hey, look at me, I'm slightly better than that entry level/mid level canon/nikon, for less $$".
At least Sony took a different road to Canon and Nikon when they saw they cannot compete.
The SLR market is shrinking considerably and Pentax is still banging the same old drum, making a better Rebel/D5100 and a slightly worst but cheaper 7D, paired with the ubiquitous 18-55, in all it's itterations. The fact of the matter is, most Pentax users I know still use the kit lenses, and with Pentax glass getting that much more expensive lately, it's really hard to justify adding quality glass to a body that wants to sell itself as a performance bargain in comparrison to C/N. Time for Pentax to step up their game.
naththo how many Pentax kit lenses have you shot with? What experience do you base your claim on? I guess we should all base our purchasing decisions of what Aussie storm chasers tell us eh Mate? Obviously they are the experts.
Simply put Pentax primes are some of the best glass available in terms of quality and size. Yes they can be a bit expensive but are considered by many experts to be exceptional. And while their kit lenses are not the equal of their primes they are far better than those offered by Sony, Canon and Nikon. Please do a little bit of research before posting your nonsense.
naththo, K5ii to K5 is much improved. I know, I own both. By the way, Pentax is known for having the best kit lenses of all DSLR manufactures. fakuryu is right, what are you smoking?
Yep nicolaiecostel, you are right. Pentax should just shut the doors and go bankrupt because obviously you know more about running a business than Ricoh does. Obviously you haven't read any reviews on the K3 or K5iis. Obviously you aren't aware that the K3 was chosen as the most innovative new product on this website by it's members. Obviously you know that Pentax is working on a full frame for release next year but you know it must be a failure.
Let me name you a few companies that were down on their luck at one time and have bounced back from the ashes. Apple prior to hiring Jobs back to run them for the second time, Ferrari of the late 70's, Chrysler until Fiat (who bought out Ferrari) just purchased them. How about we add IBM, Ford, Hewlett Packard and Xerox to that list, all of which are now doing great. Good thing Apple didn't heed your advise hey nicolaiecostel?
You don't like Pentax, so what. Some do and more will in the future.
Great tips. Thank you and perhaps you could write a monthly article with Lightroom tips.