M Hamilton: Ricoh is awesome, adding features to a 3 year old camera. Still love my GRD IV
herebefore: I have several good C/Y lenses that I used to shoot with (with adapters) on the 350D (last Canon camera I bought), and several Canon Lenses that weren't bad at all.
I might be tempted to add this camera to give me something more up-to-date to use those lenses on.
It wouldn't replace my m43 cameras or my 4/3 cameras, but it would get used when I feel the need to shoot with those lenses.
I was thinking the same thing.
For me it all comes down to image quality. I am axious to see some sample images. This could be intesting with the low-pass filter eliminated.
I have read through comments on this board several times before and it is alway so negative, grumpy and not too helpful. I get the feeling that everyone who posts on this site is a grear head and is stuck on tech specs and not on the actual art creating part of photography.
I happen to like the Sony RX100 as I am someone who always has a camera with me but can't stand DSLR's (too big, heavy,). The Sony IQ is great and is helped along by using DXO software that corrects for lens deficiencies.
I know, I know, you all hate DXO , Sony, blah blah blah.
fakuryu: Even if Pentax-Ricoh's offerings are a bit lack luster or attention grabber (except for that DA 560mm f5.6) compared to what the other brands are offering, it is undeniable that the K5/K5II/K5IIs with those Limited primes are a beautyand has class leading IQ
I agree with you. All these people citing DXO numbers as if they mean anything. The only thing that means anything is the quality of the actual images the camera produces. I am not a Pentax owner but am going to spring to the K-5 II s. After looking at hundreds of images the K-5 has superior results....much better than the Nikon 5100/7000 (that i have), etc. So I agree with your statement re: IQ. We need more artist on this board and fewer tech spec followers.
I am most interested in seeing the images this camera produces and look forward to DPR's continuing review.
I like the DX option-that is a clever way to get people to upgrade without having to give up all of their lenses if they are currently DX users.
The Pentax 5 IIS without the AA filter still seems like the most interesting camera announcement of the week to me. I think the image quality of that camera could be sensational. Couple that with a smaller camera size (dragging these FF Nikon's around all day is not an option for me) and full weatherproofing and I believe that camera offers a good value and maybe better image quality-which is what it's all about to me.
I like what Pentax is doing. I know a lot of photographers are into tech metrics but I am more interested in the image. Not the quality as usually quantified but simply the way it looks (aesthetics). Although I don't own a K5 I have felt that the images created by that camera are sensational.
I also believe not having an AA filter will dramatically increase the quality of the final image--more so than going to a 24mp camera.
Small size, weather sealed, great images, etc makes me a buyer for the "S" model.
Finally, I siimply don't understand why everyone is complaining at this time without first seeing the new camera's output/images.