stevo23: Same sensor size, Mp and price as the Pentax 645Z? (Lenses not withstanding...)
645Z = 7000$ This Hasse = 9000$. So if 7 is the same as 9, then you're correct.
Petroglyph: About the K1: 'Focus accuracy with fast lenses can also suffer, a problem inherent to DSLRs.'
No and No is my response to this.
@Rishi Sanyal :'How many people self-calibrate their DSLRs & lenses?'
I always have several lenses that are calibrated in the bag and I've also shot profiles for many of them.
'This is not really something up for debate: on-sensor focus measurement is simply more accurate than a secondary sensor. '
Rather - on-sensor focus could be more accurate - but could also become confused by internal reflections, etc. The Sony 24-70FE I used to own was pretty bad at focus accuracy it seemed and one couldn't do much about it. So...
And the K1 has pretty fast/accurate CDAF as far as that goes.
Jesaja: Hey Sigma and Tamron, come back to K mount battle field.
Maybe Zeiss can produce some more ZKs.
Petroglyph: New hybrid AF system for video? + new pulse motor 55-300 lens for quiet operation during video? Pentax have been busy.
Maybe they will in the next high-end aps/c. This is the entry level line, I think. These moves seem to be getting things ready for more video improvements.
About the K1: 'Focus accuracy with fast lenses can also suffer, a problem inherent to DSLRs.'
New hybrid AF system for video? + new pulse motor 55-300 lens for quiet operation during video? Pentax have been busy.
On a humorous note. Be careful you don't typo 'pixel shift' or you'll get caught out for posting swear words. :^)
Thank you for the updated article, DPR. Silkypix seems to be stable in the Win10.1 partition. Now pixel shift PEF will follow the same work flow as Foveon. DCU -> Tiff -> PP software of choice.
Petroglyph: About what one would expect. I like the shift results I'm seeing with static/studio product photography (processed in DCU/Silkypix). & it's pretty darn good w/o pix shift high rez anyway, if there is anything that can move in the scene. The 5-axis SR is allowing some very nice hand holding results as well.
I noticed you posted a shot with 28-105. How did that lens stack up to the 24-70 for your less than ideal lighting conditions?
Two very pertinent points. Thank you.
JacobSR: Aren't you suppose to turn off the Shake Reduction when Pixel Shift? Please tell us if you disabled Shake Reduction or not!
I thought it automatically disable SR in that mode. I'll check to make sure.
About what one would expect. I like the shift results I'm seeing with static/studio product photography (processed in DCU/Silkypix). & it's pretty darn good w/o pix shift high rez anyway, if there is anything that can move in the scene. The 5-axis SR is allowing some very nice hand holding results as well.
zzzxtreme: Will there be a smaller version (with same sensor but mirrorless and less features) somewhat?
The new sensor is FF-645 and has a much greater area than the current 44X33 crop-645. The pixel size is similar but the 100+ pixels are spread out over a greater area. Original 645 glass was designed for FF-645 format and Pentax also made a lot of 6X7 glass that can be used on their 645 cams. 6X7, you might be aware, is an even larger format.
It proves Sigma is not ignoring Pentax. I have one of those that I'll be sending in for the part replacement. If Sigma releases some more 'Art' lenses in K-mount in the future it seems they'll have already checked the fit. Way to go Sigma!
Sunshine4784: Well, truth be told, Pentax is not that third party friendly. Right now, there's an issue that few sigma lenses are not compatible with K-1 which creates scratches. Base on their interview, Pentax didn't even let other companies about their new camera and K mount informations to support more lenses.
Alex; Didn't Nikon even have a lawsuit against Sigma once?
Sunshine: Canon, Nikon & Ricoh are the same with regard to third party lens makers. They'd rather sell you OEM.
The K1s might be getting hard to come by as I'm seeing a lot of 'temporarily out of stock' messages on the retail sites. This reminds me of the original D800 roll out when folks apparently often had to wait quite a while to get one.
Nobody (outside of Ricoh) knows. The big recent rumor is Ricoh inked a deal for Sony's 100ish MP FF-645 sensor that would probably end all of the comparisons with digital medium format type discussions, IMO. What if they put IBIS & pixel shift in medium format down the road one never knows.
Very impressive result.
Sunshine4784: Well with my calibrated Ezio display K-1 with pixel shift look better than D810. But this mode is very limited tho. For landscape, the scene shouldn't move or the image will be like multiple exposed. Studio? Only natural light or continuous light are usable. Also, without tripod, it's not even possible to get great results with pixel shift mode. So I can say, quite meaningless mode unless they add more features especially enable sync mode for studio still life.
As I understand it, the camera only uses the first image for parts where motion has been detected and all four images for parts where little or no motion is detected. So the processing is a bit more sophisticated than what is assumed.