Robbie Corrigan

Robbie Corrigan

Joined on Sep 11, 2008

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Robbie Corrigan: Ahh just so you know the 31mm Limited is not exactly a small lens. Compared to the other Limited's it is massive. So based on this, this prototype is a couple of mm wider, perhaps a cm taller than the K-3, grip seems deeper so its really like a taller, tougher K20D.
Its VF could well be the star of the show, 100% field of view, 0.8 or greater magnification.
First lens I will mount is my 43mm Limited and enjoy a 'real' normal FOV and go street shooting.
When it gets dark, I'll find an available light only gig and dig out my A50 f/1.2 and immerse myself in my own photography heaven, a system I know, a big VF, a fast manual lens and lighting I have to adapt to.

The 31 and 77 are known quantities of optical excellence (excepting perhaps the 77's foible of PF wide open in high contrast scenes). The 43 however is in my opinion very underrated, and a bit lost when used on APS-C where it becomes a 60 something which is a bit tight for its design use as a reportage lens with a 'Real Normal' frame of view.
The A50 f/1.2 on the other hand is an optic to be enjoyed and mastered, with an APS-C VF, focusing is tricky to say the least and depending on your scene, nailing it is very technique dependant. Once you understand that and get in the zone, available light live gigs is a genre of photography that I adore so I am very much looking forward to the bigger VF on this new model and exploring the sometimes weird and wonderful world of faster than f/1.8 and f/1.4
The 31 and 77 can have a play the next morning :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 17:01 UTC

DA wide = DA12-28 f/4 not 10-30, bars don't reach 10 or 30. Probably a successor to 12-24 f/4

D-FA* 24-70 f/2.8 (High end normal zoom, sister / brother to D-FA* 70-200)
D-FA 28-105 f/variable (FF Kit lens perhaps, good range for normal photography)
D-FA(*?) 15-30 f/2.8 or f/4 (Will it be a STAR line? or Mid-Range)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 01:18 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

Ahh just so you know the 31mm Limited is not exactly a small lens. Compared to the other Limited's it is massive. So based on this, this prototype is a couple of mm wider, perhaps a cm taller than the K-3, grip seems deeper so its really like a taller, tougher K20D.
Its VF could well be the star of the show, 100% field of view, 0.8 or greater magnification.
First lens I will mount is my 43mm Limited and enjoy a 'real' normal FOV and go street shooting.
When it gets dark, I'll find an available light only gig and dig out my A50 f/1.2 and immerse myself in my own photography heaven, a system I know, a big VF, a fast manual lens and lighting I have to adapt to.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 00:16 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies

K-3 for me. Olympus is sacrificing the size advantage of the M4/3 system which irc was the main reason for it existing in the first place. DPR staff are big fans of the O-MD, practically raving about it in one of their videos so I will assume it has its merits. I personally think that it will be easier to get a cleaner, bigger print from the K-3, cheaper too.
Lens wise, the Sigma Art series are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the optical arena, Kudos! I am however beginning to become disappointed by the size of these uber lenses.. 18-35, 35 f/1.4 from Sigma, 58 f/1.4 from Nikon, 55 f/1.4 from Carl Zeiss are stupidly big in my opinion. It feels like they are throwing glass and bulk as a solution to limitations instead of real optical design.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

Looks like K-3 has just put Pentax on the top step of the APS-C podium. Time to retire my faithful K-5.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 271st comment | 1 reply

Intelligent offerings. Not crippled like the competition and having genuine usability extras like the twin dial setup and pentaprism viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 55th comment

Body works? Yep
Sensor works? Yep
Some want more sharpness? Ok we'll give them the option
AF in low light.. Lets tweak it
Add anti-glare to the rear screen..Done
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The K-5 is a good to great design, so they've given it a tune up.
I'll be getting an S :)
S!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 23:28 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
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disasterpiece: I'm in for my first DSLR and this seems quite a treat - near D7000-like sensor (or maybe better) for less than 2/3 of its price. I'm only concerned about optics I'll be using.

@esai
55-300 far from being a pos. Well built and well rated by those who actually go out and take pictures instead of trolling. I regard it as one of the better lenses in its class. S!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 22:18 UTC

Nicely done. Still has an original crystal installed I see.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2011 at 20:42 UTC as 1st comment
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