Excellent video, please continue to produce them. The camera; looks capable. The slow motion, excellent. Broken arm; ouch! In speed skating we say, 'Check yourself before you wreck yourself'. Yeah, I've broken a couple.Production quality; Very good but I thought the sequences with shooting data display should have been held longer than a 2 or 1-1/4 since the info often got by before I could hit pause to read the shooting data. Good job guys.
Thank you for posting. Nice to see & hear from some of the other DPR folks on there as well.
Looks like an amazing lens. I'll have to 'get by' with my 16-35 for now. This one is too wide for even me.
mosc: I don't think I've seen more resolution at 450mm than that except from those really huge >$10,000 EF L lenses. Very impressive. I know pentax makes a couple long telephoto APS-C lenses but this puts them to shame. Combined with 28mp, this is FF telephoto reach, resolution, and clarity.
It's okay. I hope for NX users sake my predictions are wrong about the weight and price of an OEM 300 f/2.8. Heck of a deal if I'm wrong by the way.
I'll wait until I see a production copy of the new Samsung in action. But based on price and just guessing I'd say the Samsung 300 will be 3-4:1 priced compared to the Penatx 300 and 2-3:1 heavier. Pentax 300 f/4 weighs only 1 kg and is about 1000$. For comparison the Sigma 300 f/2.8 is 3400$.
Which Pentax long lens is put to shame? 560 f/5.6, 150-450 f/5.6, 300 f/4, 60-250 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8, 200 f/2.8 or 50-135 f/2.8. And in what way are they 'put to shame' by this lens?
lacikuss: I read the interview and couldn't find any clue of what is coming, perhaps because the interviewer didn't have either.
Instead, how contrasty was the Fuji interview: open, knowledgeable, informative and respectful.
lacikuss; You won't waste any time in research. Hmmm.
Mike FL: Ricoh's biggest achievement of 2014.
It is not easy to getting there, getting that above, that far...
Mike FL; petapixel? seriously?
"Looking at all of the mirrorless cameras out there, there’s nothing that really frightens us."
That's a relief, I was going to sell all my Canon gear this week until I read that. :^)
Not really. Thank you for posting the interview, DPR.
Check out the video interview at IR if you want to know more what Mr. Saiki is like. Video can convey more than print. I think DPR did a good job with this one, however. I'd don't grasp where the not respectful or knowledgeable is coming from. Projection perhaps?
What is the colour scheme on the K-S2 shown in the interview? It almost looks like camo and might be interesting to wildlife photographers. Very nice interview, DPR. Keep up the good work.
fmian: Full frame camera with a major feature being crop mode for crop lenses.What's the big deal about a crop mode? I can easily create a lightroom preset to do the same thing.Am I missing the importance of this??Enlighten me.
Yes, He wants everyone with DA lenses to know they won't throw you under the bus. In fact the lenses will work just as well, if not better than, before. It gives customers choices - always a good thing IMO.
Petroglyph: The 'something extra' on the K-mount FF might have to do with the OVF. Ricoh have a patent for instantly electronically switching mirrors on/off. Possible applications could be for EVF-like overlays on a penta-prism. Leaving the EVF active while in 'live view' mode and switching to OVF when not in LV. Who knows, but the patent is there. Could be quite interesting. They already do 3 or 4 things with sensor shift from recompose to astro-track/GPS. The selectable AA filter was introduced with the K3, so the new feature might be in this area as well. It will be an interesting release.
jaxson; It isn't SLT as far as I know. The mirror switches to completely on or completely transparent (off) electronically in an instant. Therefore the mirror doesn't have to move any more. Of course I'm unsure how they would apply this in practice, but some possibilities certainly come to mind.
2 big D FA zooms, 70-200 f/2.8 and 150-450 f/5.6 coming this month and 3 more announced (probably) with the FF camera. Like 15-30 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8 & 24-120 f/5.6 based on the vague lens map. These will supplement the 22 million lenses already out there and the 100 macro, 77, 43, 31 limited, 35 f/2, 50, (DA* primes like 55, 200 & 300 are FF lens designs with digital coatings. A lot of FF lenses from Tamron, Sigma and Samyang are already out there as well. Pentax shooters will have a lot to choose from. Bored with K-mount? Choose a 645 or 67 lens and shoot it on K-mount with an adapter. I wonder how many lenses in total that would add up to? The is a Mamiya to K-mount adapter also fwiw.
BZ is correct this is exactly what the Nikon D7100 has, a 3:2 micro 4/3rds crop mode on an aps/c sensor (Toshiba) and it does get a little over 1 fps increase in burst. It is probably not proportional to the lower file size due to the 'cripple factor' of the Nikon DX body.
new boyz: Too little, too late. I will be too happy to be proven wrong though.
Sort of depends upon what its specifications are as a camera you'd think. What if they put the new Sony 54 in there? Even the more likely 36 is an excellent sensor. Pentax 14-bit lossless raw or 16-bit tiff anyone?
cgarrard: Kaz is a nice man ;) I've met with him in the past several times. No doubt Ricoh have to keep a lid on the FF right now but a couple of hints were thrown in there. I'd expect a very nice FF DSLR with some useful surprises/innovations- just as its near tradition for Pentax branded cameras to do so.
+1, It really comes through when you hear him talking in some of the video interviews. This guy really likes cameras.
Conrad567: Just wish that they made a couple of leaf shutter lenses for that medium format of theirs.
Older Pentax 645 or 67 lenses with leaf shutters are probably manual focus so it would be nice for them to release a new AF lens with a leaf shutter in there. One thing I suspect about Ricoh is that they are reading camera forums. Maybe not western ones, but I'd guess the ones they are reading have brought up the same point. Probably down to where it falls in their current prioritizations.
The 'something extra' on the K-mount FF might have to do with the OVF. Ricoh have a patent for instantly electronically switching mirrors on/off. Possible applications could be for EVF-like overlays on a penta-prism. Leaving the EVF active while in 'live view' mode and switching to OVF when not in LV. Who knows, but the patent is there. Could be quite interesting. They already do 3 or 4 things with sensor shift from recompose to astro-track/GPS. The selectable AA filter was introduced with the K3, so the new feature might be in this area as well. It will be an interesting release.
He's the CEO of a privately held company, and as such, has no boss to worry about if saying the 'wrong' thing. It always makes for a great interview. My impression of the Canon guy, seemed to be looking over his shoulder before talking. It looks like Sigma will compete with Nikon & Canon and try to jump into the FE market. They aren't going to try anything much in the K-mount world while PK flesh out their FA* line over the next few years. Probably wait 'n see there. The 18-35 f/1.8 should have been a winner in K-mount but was evidently inconsistent at AF.