By the same logic you could take a pictures of Times Square a minute, or every 10 seconds, and each and every one will be "original" because there's different people in it (or at least in different positions), other ads, other litter ... NOT.
Hugo808: I had a go on a Pentax in a shop and it had really noisy autofocus. That was the end of it for me, but are all their lenses missing the ultrasonics of the competition?
No. The standard 18-55mm kit lens has a screwdrive AF which is a bit noisy, plus the "limited" primes. Look for the DC or SWD label on their lenses, they are quiet focusing, e.g. the 18-135mm or 16-85mm lenses.
wildkat2: Dollar to a doughnut the two wide end zooms are actually rebadged Tokina lenses. The DA is likely the Tokina 12-28 f/4 and the D-FA is likely the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8
And you know this because ... ?
Peiasdf: There is a lot of repetition in Pentax's line up. There are 11 primes covering the 30-55mm range, 6 standard zooms from 16mm-50/85/135, etc. I'd imagine Nikon and Canon might be the same but either company sold ten times more cameras than Pentax.
One man's "repetition" is another man's "product differentiation". Where's the problem with having specialized primes in all price ranges and for different formats?
nowo1978: Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.
nicolaie, it makes a lot of sense. Not just considering the upcoming Pentax FF camera, but also on APS-C, for example for star trail/astro photography where a combination of wide angle and large aperture is king, especially since there's no competition for PK mount (there's a Samyang/Walimex 24mm 1.4, but it does not AF).
Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.
Beautiful, inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!
Ricoh-Pentax should learn a lesson from Fuji! Top-notch cameras but where's the tethering software for the K-3?
This is a joke, right? The honorable mention goes to the Sony camera you haven't even finished testing and not the Pentax K-3?
Here's waiting for the first optical tests - if this lens delivers the goods the price tag suggests, it might be a perfect complement to a K-3.
Inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!
"Trend conscious people" - what a euphemism ...
WACONimages: Dear Dpreview,
Why, oh why do we always have to click and click before we can read the article or/and review!!??? You read news on the front-page and think, well I'm interested to read this and give it a click! A new page opens and surprise the same announcement as on the front-page shows up! and only after another click you get to the article.
Is it just me who isn't funned of this... I know it is just another click, but don't see why this is needed?
fed2man: When is Windows going to support DNG files? In Explorer in Windows 7 all my DNGs show up as icons only, no thumbnails. Or have I missed an update somewhere? Thx.
A quick google search for "windows 7 dng support" would have pointed you to Adobe's DNG Codec: http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/dng/win/DNGCodec_2_0_Installer.exe.
skyfotos: Bear in mind:This is a primarily a viewfinder “street camera”.As such it will very seldom used to photograph burnt out highlights.Low light wide aperture street photographs will use a higher ISO and background out of focus orbed highlights will consequently be ameliorated.The essence of the subject matter will never be subservient to background highlights –“orbed” or otherwise.Scene and landscape photographers should use another camera if orbs offend them and should leave street photographers to enjoy the fantastic X10!
Bear in mind: This is not a "street photography only" camera, people can use it for whatever style of photography they enjoy, even landscapes and whatnot. If you're happy with your defective piece of equipment, rejoice. Others are not, and rightfully so. If it's defective, it's defective, and for the price tag buyers can expect to use the camera for whatever they want to capture.
I, for one, am happy that Pentax did not jump on the "let's design a camera that looks like it's 40 years old" bandwagon. The K-01 looks interesting, a little smaller than the K-5 (which itself is a rather smallish camera). It's certainly not a K-5 replacement though, but I welcome the direction Pentax is going with designing a MILC that accepts current and legacy Pentax K-mount lenses without an adapter. If Olympus had only followed the same strategy with their excellent Zuiko lenses!
I'm a bit disappointed that there is no built-in EVF, but remember that it took Olympus several years to come up with such a design (the upcoming E-M5 or OM-D). I'm sure Pentax will deliver an EVF shortly.
Nevertheless, I'm sure interesting times are ahead for all Pentaxians - there's new lenses, new cameras, and the K-01 shows that Ricoh is committed to keeping the brand name alive.