zakaria: I hope pentax comes with 2 dslrs as did nikon before when it first released d 700 and d 3. One delayed camera is not the answer to many customers. A mid range camera with 24 mps and a pro version with 36 or 42 mps sensor is making sense. One pro aps /c camera and 2 full frame cameras these are what pentax should do. The pro aps /c is for da lenses and the full frames for dfa lenses. No more KS series.
I think we will see both in 1 and the reason is that the cam is delayed and that Ricoh management knows what client investment is.
I would put my bet on a pro level hardware(a tuned Sony 42 Mp sensor) at a mid-range price of $ 2k - 2,5k.
DanielFjall: Does it come in brass black paint aswell?
No but you can order a pink one if the color is what you look for in it ;)
wolfie: Interesting to see the positive enthusiasm for more size and weight as an advantage over mirrorless ...reminds me of how dinosaurs (dino-slrs) failed while pesty little mammals took over every niche they occupied. But hey if you want to persist with a viewing system that only existed because of film, your welcome to the size and weight penalty - which says nothing at all about about supposed better image quality.I think between Ricoh & Pentax they could have done something unique in mirrorless, maybe in a few years 😣
Zvonimir you are right. You won't see me commenting in threads about gadgets. I would have to put that cam away form my eye to set it very rarely with the given hardware controls. I am glad to see there will be comparatively less menu surfing.
Looks really utilitarian, robust and intuitive. This tool looks really promising and at the expected 2 - 2,5 k it is hard not to buy one and some excellent Sigma primes for it.
Yanko Kitanov: It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction - the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.
@MiraShootsNikonYour endless explaining yourself is just as childish as statements like: "C1's internal tools are poor substitutions for LR extensibility". Bye.
Who am I to say - one of those guys that worked more in LR than in C1. I can get the best out of any converter and LR lags far behind C1 in many aspects. Who am I to say - with 3 photos made by me chosen to be included at an official 125 years Nat Geo exhibition I am a photographer and not a hater.
It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction - the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.
Let's just have a flat rate - each time you take ANY photo - you pay. Next time you will have to pay for shaving yourself and a bit later for breathing. The people behind these "smart and difficult" decisions are not politicians they are anchors stopping progress and social advancements.
legokangpalla: Not sure why people are mentioning "A7R2 is cheaper", They are both 3000$+ range.
3.5k and 8k USD are all above 3k - does this make no difference given your logic?
Yanko Kitanov: It's a pity they couldn't reach a bit closer to the 645z. Pentax is still in another league...
I am doing college athletics for demo to beginners with a manual, film, no VF, no EV meter, no AF, no Auto aperture Leica IIIc from 1947. This is to show how our grandfathers did sports reportage with great success.
I am ready to discuss this with those who believe they need all the gear in the world for action/sports.
It's a pity they couldn't reach a bit closer to the 645z. Pentax is still in another league...
The performance is really not up to the price. I was expecting much more. Not that it is totally out of Pentax's league, but it is also inferior to the D810 which has lower resolution but delivers better results in terms of noise, dynamic range, tonal gradations and subjectively always looks much sharper even at unprocessed RAW level. A great cam for Canon but not a such a great cam for it's price range in the market.
Yanko Kitanov: Hi, Barnaby!
Can you elaborate a bit more on this: "...and we suspect that shooting the EOS 5DS R especially will require a medium-format approach to get the most out of the theoretical resolution of the sensor."?
I am not disagreeing - I'm just interested to understand better what exact techniques you would label as MF and consider when shooting the 5DS R. Such info is always useful.
Thanks and cheers!
Base ISO and a tripod is one - yes, thanks!
Jarekn: And which of the Canon lenses are capable of resolving such high resolution? Simple, NONE.
I'd say all L series and many other primes and zooms actually.SO quite the opposite imo.
stevens37y: So Leica has sent the battery already.
It's an early alpha version of the battery - should be kept in the fridge at night. For better results you can upgrade to a battery from the reputable Acme power.
Yanko Kitanov: 1. Poor jpg color rendition2. Poor lens performance, especially in the corners...btw it has very familiar distortion pattern...:)3. Color banding at ISO 3200
A) I am talking about the DPR samples converted in ACR from RAW.B) I am talking about color banding which is different from chroma noise which you call blotching. Every sensor has chroma noise at ISO 3200 if you use no chroma NR. Mind that ACR always uses a certain degree of it at high ISO, but the better converters can show how much noise is there. Chroma noise is not usually a problem as its reduction is almost non destructive to the colors and tones in the shot.
The color banding is not due to the jpg engine(which is obvious in ACR converted images at ISO3200) It is due to the sensor performance and more precisely to the sensor setup that Leica made since the same sensor showed no banding in other cameras.
The kit lens is sold at a high price. Given its performance it seems quite overpriced for such a low quality product, I hope other lenses will be better.
1. Poor jpg color rendition2. Poor lens performance, especially in the corners...btw it has very familiar distortion pattern...:)3. Color banding at ISO 3200
The battery will come later as it is in the process of gold plating - this should add an exceptional value to the IQ.
They licensed a Sony NEX for times the price - they could at least license the battery too LMAO
The brushed aluminium body will cover with scratches in a week - "good design" :-))))