PIX 2015
RichardBalonglong

RichardBalonglong

Lives in Philippines Baguio City, Philippines
Works as a Photojournalist
Joined on Aug 15, 2010

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lapomattiabarambaniviendalmare: Really too limited range...
Why should i buy this one instead of a good and much lighter prime?

Primes are really great, and I love all my primes, but sometimes the convenience of a simple short zoom is a big thing. Sometimes, there are places where you can't change your lens, sometimes there are days you don't want to carry two bodies, and sometimes, even in low light, f/2 is just enough. This lens is a great added option for us photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 05:36 UTC
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acidic: My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.

A cropped 24mm is still a 24mm, not a true 35. It's like you had a digital zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:29 UTC
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mickeybphoto: See this is why I don't shoot Pentax anymore. I had been waiting years... years for a FF body and they are just about to finally have one. I was considering buying Pentax again , but wait, no great lenses yet, so I would wait. Now a further push back? Pentax is a great camera don't get me wrong, but my God, they are about 5-7 years behind everyone else. Come on Pentax, I know you are trying to be perfect and all but lets go. When you get to be good at something you become smooth. And as you become smooth, you then become fast. Pentax is already smooth, so wheres the speed?

I agree with you a little. Yes, Pentax was late in almost everything. But after Ricoh acquired Pentax, it's a great time to be a Pentax user. Every product they launch are exciting, eventhough it's late. Aren't you excited to see what Pentax FF camera and lenses can offer? I'm excited about it! Now, what I want to see Pentax to improve on is on auto focusing and video capabilities, and also want to see Pentax to produce are lenses with fast apertures...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
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Significant Other? =)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
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supeyugin1: Why do they need FF after thay converted all their lenses to APS-C?
Pentax should stay APS-C, instead of going FF. It's more compact and lighter.

Instead of going against FF, why not promote it? Pentax-Ricoh can be good at multiple formats at the same time. Pentax APS-Cs are great, and with that, making it even greater (lowlight, dof, etc) by going up is a plus side to photographers and the company. If you ask us to use the medium formats, well, the majority can't afford or justify to spend for such format...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:04 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: Finally, being able to use both the GPS and a flash! (albeit external) ;-)

Very tempting. Better SR (with panning), improved AF, pixel shift resolution - on top of an already excellent camera. Too bad I'm waiting for the FF.

You're right about using both flash (external) and GPS!
And, just like you, I'm waiting for the FF. And these K3II features might be found on the Pentax FF...
Excited much!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (525 comments in total)
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whakapu: Very sexy camera. Keen to see the pixel-shift results (and minimum exposure time). Damn shame about the pop-up flash. Who wants to carry a thyristor everywhere? Does anyone actually want GPS? (other than of course the NSA)

I'd rather have a built-in GPS rather than a built-in flash. The result of using a built-in flash is horrible anyway. Better to use external flash, and best to have it off-camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (525 comments in total)

I like it! I like it a lot!
I'm glad that they replaced the built-in flash with a built-in GPS.
As a working photographer who travels and runs a lot, the built-in flash on my K-7 is useless (for me) and I always accidentally open it, and with that I might accidentally break it. And whenever I go to my assignments and other travel shoots, I always use my iPhone's GPS to tag a place then sync the coordinates to my images inside Lightroom. This new built-in GPS is great and very very convenient! Highly recommended!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 99th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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RichardBalonglong: I see three kinds of people here in the comments section:
1) One who bashes the camera
2) One who bashes the photographer who used the camera
3) One who bashes other comments

LOL!

LOL! :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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RichardBalonglong: I see three kinds of people here in the comments section:
1) One who bashes the camera
2) One who bashes the photographer who used the camera
3) One who bashes other comments

LOL!

Oh, wait, I mean four... The fourth one is:
4) One who just sits with their popcorn and watch the world burn.

hahaha... 8D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I see three kinds of people here in the comments section:
1) One who bashes the camera
2) One who bashes the photographer who used the camera
3) One who bashes other comments

LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 67th comment | 8 replies

Hmmm... Its size and design would look great with the upcoming full frame Pentax. I've tested Sigma Art lenses, aw man, they are really sharp even at wide open!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 5th comment
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shutterbobby: Last comment on interview with Ricoh...
Thanks you for waiting for FF for long time,I invite you to look forward to it and RENT IT??!!
So its not even for Sale when it comes ;)

Read more at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/cpplus-2015/exclusive-pentax-interview-at-cp-2015.html#ixzz3Rb6C7Aqr

This is what I've understand from the interview.. LOL! (mind you, I'm not a racist or something, I'm also Asian) :

“Thank you for ahh waiting for ahh Pentax Full Frame camera ahh for ahh rong time. Ahhh I rike you to rook forward to ahh the attractive camera and renses. Thank you!"

It sounded more like "renses" rather than "rent it".. hehehe..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 05:17 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: It is still one fat device... why not just get A6000 with SELP1650? =D

I have a popcorn ready... lol!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:47 UTC

This would look great with "Gun Metal" finish.!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Hmmm.. Pentax-Ricoh is having a lot of great and exciting offerings nowadays..
Now, they need to up up up their marketing/advertising strategies especially on the professional/hobbyist level..
Those gimmicky and teenage level ads are not enough. Even those studio photography type ads they've done before are not enough.
How can Pentax-Ricoh advertise well the ruggedness of Pentax cameras if they're just using those cameras inside a well covered and comfortable studios.
They need to fully show the ability of the Pentax cameras by using those cameras outside of a photographer's comfort zones, in locations with bad weather conditions, etc etc...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:11 UTC as 44th comment

Wow! When Pentax-Ricoh announced the incoming Pentax full frame camera, my spirit went up so high, and now they announced this beautiful and different aps-c camera my spirit just soars higher.. It is so exciting to be a Pentaxian these days, we have a lot of surprising offerings.. Even that compact, collapsible, and weather sealed 18-50mm standard lens is a great news!

Now, I just need to work harder and get more clients to fund my upgrades, one for the full frame Pentax with the two new D FA zooms and this K-S2 with the new standard lens..

Yeah!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 45th comment
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Naveed Akhtar: Go with the mainstream fullframe camera guys .. it will take ages, to fuji, to develop lenses for this new system.

@Naveed : Well, first clue is that every 70-200mm zoom lens is built for full frame format, and the second clue is the lens is labeled D FA. D FA series lenses are lenses designed for full frame. Here's more D FA lenses of Pentax: SMC Pentax-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro, SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro, andSMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: Go with the mainstream fullframe camera guys .. it will take ages, to fuji, to develop lenses for this new system.

@Naveed: There are several AF Pentax lenses (some are legacies but are still in production) that are made for full frame. But for this exact and latest full frame Pentax, there are. Pentax have already released two brand new full frame lenses in the market before the release of the full frame body, the HD Pentax D FA * 70-200mm F2.8 and HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 (both are weather sealed). And I'm pretty sure Pentax's R&D department have already developed more new lenses for this body just waiting for its final touches and its go signal for the release..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
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RichardBalonglong: It's time for me to save and have funding for this full frame Pentax before its release at the end of this year... I'm going to put up a Lemonade Stand... Lots and lots of Lemonade Stands to include the funding for the two new lenses..! LOL! =)

@joseluismx Yeah, bananas are getting popular these days, especially those who want it to use for measurements! LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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