Robbie Corrigan

Joined on Sep 11, 2008

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On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (376 comments in total)
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420deimos: Nice write up, Carey understands...

I agree give me the K-1 and a 43 f1.9 Limited and who needs much more...

43 is the perfect normal. Small, light, fast enough, excellent contrast and sharp where and when you want it to be. One of the ultimate reportage lens designs.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (376 comments in total)
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Kostasm: Pixel Shift function looks impressive and quite fast. Some Zeiss ZK lenses is all we need and we are already there (we, NOT the Pentaxians)

Some Pentaxian's will already have some Zeiss ZK glass waiting for playtime on the K-1. That being said, more would be preferable, especially in the wider prime area with the Milvus 2.8/21 and Classic 2/25 being stand outs for prime users.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)

Nicely written piece. The most important paragraph describes with whom this model has been developed for, namely the loyal 'Pentaxian'. If you frequent the Pentax forum on here or on other sites, one thing that you will notice almost immediately is the sometimes staggering amount of lens that quite a few have in their possession. I've trimmed down quite a bit but have a pretty good idea of which optics will be capable and which will be less so. You are correct in that if you wish to fully experience the quality of this sensor then the easiest way will be to pick up the 3 fast zooms and the super telephone zoom. I say easiest but not the only way, the FA Limiteds, the DFA macros (50 and 100) are stellar optics and can go toe to toe with any equivalent competitor and come in exceptionally small packaging. Previous highlights would include the FA* teles such as the 600/4 and 200/4 Macro. In MF I would highlight the A*85/1.4 and A*135/1.8 and the A50/1.2, going a bit older the K50/1.4 has a distinctive look all to itself and the K28/3.5 and K35/3.5 will surprise you with edge to edge resolution. Coatings wise, an SMC lens will be equivalent to a Zeiss T* of the same generation. Half the fun of being a Pentaxian is searching out, and then understanding these gems which have fabulous character.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 142nd comment
On article Pentax smc DA* 55mm 1:1.4 SDM review (2 comments in total)

Perhaps the 'Very Expensive' for its class should be reassessed? Pentax was just early to the high end 50 market by about 3 or 4 years :) See Zeiss OTUS, Sigma ART, Nikon 58....
AF is also excellent with K-5 (K-5II or K-5IIS), K-3, K-3II
Lastly, it is also FF!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 comments in total)

Paper launch?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 7th comment
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Robbie Corrigan: Negativity on here is astounding. It is a teaser site, mainly highlighting lens compatibility (FA*s 24 & 85), FA Limiteds 31, 43 & 77 and DA* 55 & 300 in FF and APSC mode + lastly the DFA24-70/2.8 while at the same time close ups of the body and dial / button layout.
Pentax are not showing or releasing full raw files as of yet, these shots are showing off proof of concept, i.e. a K mount with digital FF sensor and various AF lens, screw driven (FA's) , old SDM (DA*s) and new SDM (DFA).
Opinions on marketing, sales volume, market share are a complete moot point as it already has a very loyal captive market already waiting for it - the majority of whom have a lens arsenal to throw at this camera. The teaser shots are probably just wetting the appetites of some purely because they will want to see how well their particular example of said lens will do in their own hands. For me the first lens will be the 43/1.9 followed by the A50/1.2 then probably the 77/1.8. See its 'when' not 'if'

Thats just showing off :) - Would love to know just how many 4/200 Macro's are out in the wild. Its on my list of 'Wanted'!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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brownie314: I really don't get this product. It is totally "me too" in an already crowded market. Pentax (Ricoh) had something unique in the gr. Why not try a ff version of that bad boy? Love it/hate it - at least it would be different.

It is a loyalty payment to Pentaxian's who want a FF version of the K-3 :) - Market is not crowded, it is captive, waiting with baited breath.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 05:45 UTC

Negativity on here is astounding. It is a teaser site, mainly highlighting lens compatibility (FA*s 24 & 85), FA Limiteds 31, 43 & 77 and DA* 55 & 300 in FF and APSC mode + lastly the DFA24-70/2.8 while at the same time close ups of the body and dial / button layout.
Pentax are not showing or releasing full raw files as of yet, these shots are showing off proof of concept, i.e. a K mount with digital FF sensor and various AF lens, screw driven (FA's) , old SDM (DA*s) and new SDM (DFA).
Opinions on marketing, sales volume, market share are a complete moot point as it already has a very loyal captive market already waiting for it - the majority of whom have a lens arsenal to throw at this camera. The teaser shots are probably just wetting the appetites of some purely because they will want to see how well their particular example of said lens will do in their own hands. For me the first lens will be the 43/1.9 followed by the A50/1.2 then probably the 77/1.8. See its 'when' not 'if'

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 05:42 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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robbo d: This will slightly stimulate interest in Pentax.

What's needed as per anu l said below is lenses. A huge consideration after the 24-70 and 70-210 is a 24-120 like Nikon's. That's a deal breaker for me .... not sure my old FA 28-105 will cut the mustard.
Perhaps Sigma's 24-105 will come out in a Pentax mount ....that would make sense.

There is a DFA24-105 on the Lens Roadmap :)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 05:17 UTC
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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 :)

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)

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 00:16 UTC as 59th 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

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

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!

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!

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

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

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