King Penguin: The long slow drawn-out death of the Pentax name has officially started........now they're just a brand, next just a brand in some countries, the rest of the cameras branded Ricoh in core countries, then eventually re-launched as the nostalgic version of the Ricoh camera of the time to pep up it's sales for a few extra years before the new Ricoh model is launched....
They lost the digital race.......which company is next?
how long have you been in a cave? pentax was just a brand name when it started several decades ago....and the brand name still exist today.
as what Zvonimir Tosic said:
"Pentax was always a *product brand name*, almost never a company name.Owned by Asahi Optical company up to late 1990s/early 2000s, it existed just a few years as Pentax company, then it became product brand name again, for Hoya, now for Ricoh, who bought it from Hoya.My Pentax cameras, ME Super, K-7, Q, were never Pentax made cameras. One was made by Asahi Optical, other two by Hoya.It seems just a few people around here bother to understand what is Pentax actually."
Nukunukoo: It's more expensive in the UK. Now why am I not surprised?
Clifton Cameras shop in UK actually sells this lens for £649 and you can pay it monthly (12/24/36/48 months) at 19.9% APR. DPR's quoted price is much higher than what most UK retailers have.
put this lens in a DLSR with IBIS like pentax K5IIs and you'll have a killer combo.
Mike Ronesia: Congrats, nice shot.
Thanks. I did not expect my entry to land in top 50 knowing the maximum number of entries allowed in this competition is practically unlimited.
Thanks to all who participated in this competition.
not surprising at all... Nokia's slogan:- 'Connecting People' :)
It is very clear that some voters had given a 0.5 and 1.0 points to pull down the average score of this image. This is one of the two entries which are my favourites and I was actually expecting this entry to land in top 2 of the challenge.
looking at the other winner above this entry, i personally think this entry deserves a much higher place in this competition.
so what are they going to do with those loyal customers who already bought their defective cameras?
Aaron MC: I'd imagine that this announcement is primarily PR fodder to show how much of a good company that they are.
The total loss from this is going to be quite minimal since, I'm sure, almost no one bought the camera at its original price.
@ Khizer, thanks for posting that link for SD1 sample images. WOW! the details is incredible and it's in MF territory.
larrytusaz: I like PBase myself. I've had them since 2004 & they haven't changed--and frankly, I LIKE that.
One of the things I like--you can view ALL of the thumbnails at once. ALL of them. Even if that means loading 459 thumbnails images, you can do that. I hate having to do the "hit next, wait--hit next, wait--hit next, wait" nonsense. Let me have the option to load the WHOLE thing at once & then just scroll. PBase gives you this.
exactly. i thought that Flickr has evolved into a modern image-hosting site. but i realised PBase is still much better in many ways with no ads.
NZ Scott: Weight, cost and filter size count against this lens.
I moved from Nikon DSLR to m43 to save weight and size, and I can't see the point of whacking half a kilo on the end of my E-P3.
Also, I've standardised all my m43 filters at 46mm, which fit most of the other prime lenses.
I suspect that the 17.5 Nokton is soft wide-open, just like the 25mm Nokton, which means it needs to be stopped down to around f1.4 - f1.8 to get sharp results.
I think I'd rather spend US$500 on a 17.5mm f1.4, which doesn't exist yet. Hurry up, M. Zuiko!
it is an f0.95 lens. what do you think the size and cost should be for an f0.95 lens? just like your f2.8 lens?
What the heck canon?
The D10 may have looked strange but at least it was F2.7 (I think?)
For an underwater camera????
Gosh I can't believe I waited for this. I think I'll be better off just getting a case for my S95.
@ hesbehindyou, please tell me which waterproof P&S that has the f2 something glass. afaik, all waterproof P&S starts at f3 something.
dsm6: Can someone help me rationalize the design decisions here. It seems that the metal grip location where you would place your right hand would be quite slippery while wet, and less grippy than the material used for the rest of the body. The shape of the lens side seems completely counter-ergonomic to being held by a human hand even for carrying purposes. Also, blue buttons with blue print on some of them for an underwater camera?
The D10 wasn't pretty, but this seems like a big step backwards ergonomically. It seems to me much more likely that one would accidentally cover the flash on the D20 versus the D10. Or maybe I'm just missing it....
...and scare the sharks maybe? :)
robbo d: These two announcements go a long way to calming all those frayed Pentaxian nerves. It was obvious this was all coming, just needed time and Ricoh only took over3 months ago???
Interesting use of the word 'Standard' with 50mm. They don't make media announcements for fun and they will have worded things carefully.
The new lenses look like many a wish list I have seen on these forums for a while. Good times ahead.............
that's what i also noticed when they put 'standard 50mm'. i can only think of FF in the pipeline.
Canon should make a no-VF version of this camera to make it more compact. high ISO image samples are excellent!
@ jubilatu, thanks for appreciating my work.
it is clear that there are people here who are casting their votes with very low point to pull some entries down. what a loser they are!
@ Indrek A, yes it is in Avebury...but it is not one of those of the Stone Circles...it is one of the megalithic stones of the Stone Avenue. Thank to those who voted with good points. To whoever voted this with 1 star...i would like to understand what's the reason.
this one was on top of my list.