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On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 comments in total)
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MP Burke: I think Pentax got it wrong with this camera. If you see it alongside other mirrorless cameras it looks very bulky as a result of its greater depth.
Pentax seems to have been concerned with having compatibility with its slr lenses, but they have designed something with such a large flange back distance, that it largely defeats the object of it being a mirrorless camera, as the review correctly emphasises.
A notable disadvantage of the longer flange back distance is that the K-01 can not use the recently announced Sigma lenses (first third party AF lenses for mirrorless systems) or use any lenses made for older rangefinder cameras, such as those for Leica M or screw mount.
A more sensible answer to the problem of compatibility with slr lenses would be to supply a dedicated adaptor which permits AF. Even this would not solve the AF speed issue. Obtaining higher AF speeds with CD-AF cameras really needs lenses to be specially designed for them, with internal focussing.

could you please tell us the main use you make out of it (meaning portraiture, street, arc, whatelse...)

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 12:36 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 comments in total)

Frankly, and with the maximum respect for the people working on this site, anytime a new model by Pentax reaches the shelves, the only real doubt about DP's review is where will they place the flaw, this time, and how much the final vote will be affected...
If the camera would have been from another brand from the "big bunch" the review would have oulined the unique design, unbeateable image quality and the great opportunities given by large number of customizable esternal controls... "if you are not a naturalist photographer and you think you can live up the AF relative slowlyness..." they would have written.
i love many things of this site but reviews...
that said, one of the ugliest and worst thought camera's ever, and bad news from assembly quality control, too. This is not good!
in my verrrrrry humble opinion...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 12:33 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

i think someone's typing just because he has time and fingers...
what would one expect to be the price range of a wide angle lens for a camera that is abot the 10ks one?
Modestly looking around this MF realm, I humbly suggest it looks great in costruction and features. Now let's see if it is up the task as a "taking-pictures" device...
cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 8th comment
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: btw... where is ricoh selling cameras? japan, america?

i just tried to remember when i saw someone with a ricoh here in middle europe... can´t remember.

dunno about teh States, but Asia is way different from EU. How many Samsung you see here?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:27 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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Gothmoth: why would you spend your money on a pentax system when your starting with photography?

honest question!

imo canon or nikon have far superior systems.
pentax may has some nice cameras and a few nice lenses.
but looking at the whole system around it.... why buy into pentax?

considering that most of the buyers will eventually add a single lens to the kit one, there have been strong points to get a pentax from K20 on...
Only some profs really needs some tools.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:26 UTC

the (few) ones who really bought the camera at full prize are simply happy 'cause Sigma is offering them another lens for free...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 16:18 UTC as 48th comment

There is a pair of question marks in all this, and they are big ones...
did they hire good software developers this time?
will they relate upon consistent alpha tester?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 14:24 UTC as 39th comment
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whtchocla7e: Best news I've heard all year. Deep down inside.. I had hope.
The X100 is no longer a contender for me.

Big fevon in a small package. Dreams do come true.

"f2.8 hasn't been considered fast since the fifties!..."

actually any cmos sensor can't read any light further than that... dunno if foveon is different in this regard.
So if you take into consideration focal length too, f 2.8 is simply perfectly reasoneable...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 14:18 UTC
On Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 article (101 comments in total)
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wildkat2: Argh! Why are some people NEVER happy!

Complaint - Pentax doesnt have a lens roadmap. SOLVED

Complaint - Lens ______ is not on the roadmap.

the complete Pentax lineup:

Primes:

DA 14mm f/2.8
DA 15mm f/4 Limited
DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited
DA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
DA 35mm f/2.8 macro Limited
DA 35mm f/2.4
DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
DA 40mm f/2.8 XS
FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited
DFA 50mm f/2.8 Macro
DA 50mm (2012)
DA* 55mm f/1.4
DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
DFA 100mm f/2.8 macro WR
DA* 200mm f/2.8
DA* 300mm f/4
DA 550 (2012)

Thats 18 (2 pending) prime lenses from 14mm-550mm including 11 that are 55mm or below.

Zooms:

DA 10-17mm f/3.5~4.5
DA 12-24mm f/4
DA 17-70mm f/4
DA 18-55mm f/3.5~5.6
DA 18-55mm f/3.5~5.6 WR
DA 18-135mm f/3.5~5.6 WR
DA 50-200mm f/3.5~4.6 WR
DA 50-200mm f/3.5~4.6
DA* 50-135 f/2.8
DA 55-300mm f/4~5.6
DA* 60-250mm f/4

Estimated

DA 12-28mm (2013)
DA 18-220mm (2012)
DA* 18-85mm (2013)
DA 22-38mm (2013)
DA 130-370mm (2013)

16 zooms (5 pending) covering 10mm to 300+mm.

Primes:

DA 14mm f/2.8
DA 15mm f/4 Limited
DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited
DA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
DA 35mm f/2.8 macro Limited
DA 35mm f/2.4

it is not so difficult to notice that between DA 14 (not a cheap lense...) and DA 35 you have limiteds only...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:37 UTC
On Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 article (101 comments in total)
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paulkienitz: Still no fast 24 or 28mm.

DA 14 seems to be a great lense, but is all but affordeable. And thereabout you have limiteds only....
With modern sensors and 2.8 limitation, a 20something f 3.5 in "plastic shape" could be light and cheap enough to sell tons. Anytime i take a 35mm "capeable" combo (XA2, Oly Trip, anything with my F24-50) I feel i really miss an "always on lens" of such length... :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:35 UTC
On Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 article (101 comments in total)
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paulkienitz: Still no fast 24 or 28mm.

still no 24 mm or thereabout at all! :(
it really really drives me mad... can we have a normal, affordeable lense that is equivalent to a 35/43 mm in the old 135? retrofocus, front focus, slow, screwdriven... who cares?!
shall we go on with old M28 2.8 forever?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 21:56 UTC
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