SungiBr

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Free-Lancer Photographer
Joined on Aug 15, 2007
About me:

I been a amateur photographer for the some years now, done a few paid jobs, and now i'm trying to become a more regular professional Photographer!

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2596 comments in total)

@ Chris M Williams, @Richard Butler, @Dan Bracaglia

I couldn't find anything regarding this:

You guys tested AF-C with the Pentax D-FA 70-200.
What was your impression of the lens? It is good? What about AF, is fast, slow.
I don't want to flame another war on this, just want to read about general performance of the lens. It's a expensive one and in my wishlist.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:23 UTC as 268th comment | 1 reply
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2596 comments in total)
In reply to:

gravelhopper: "The autofocus tends to hesitate, even in AF-S mode with the center point - it’s nowhere near as fast as most Canon and Nikon DSLRs."

What is not to understand about this statement? It is very clear and I think it is formulated as intended. Now the relevant question to help us understand may be: what does DPR mean with "hesitant"? Hesitant like "I cannot catch the moment, I miss it" or hesitant like "I catch the moment, but it takes 0.2 sec versus 0.1 sec like Nikon"?
(don't shoot me for the figues I put here).

@marike6
They used the D-FA*70-200 on these bike tests.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2596 comments in total)
In reply to:

tassosDA: This is a good and honest review. I really hope that Pentax will work hard to improve it's AF system and make it compare with best in class, and NOT with previous generation Pentax AF!! Basically its the last point of criticism (together with video specs) of an otherwise excellent camera...
Com' on Pentax, give us top notch auto focus...

@Androole
I think the problem was not in AF-C department, as of course, Pentax still can't compete with the flagships of Canon and Nikon in that area.
What shows, at least with the DPreview unit, is that the AF lock was inconsistent. Hunting in a 2016 DSLR is a thing that wasn't supposed to happen.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2596 comments in total)
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SungiBr: Nice review. But sad to read the poor AF performance.
I was expecting a better performance, at least, with single shoot and dark environments, because previous bodies aren't that bad.
Maybe it's a buggy firmware, as the system is claimed to be, at least, better than the K3 (wich you DPreview guys reviewned and it didn't get that amount of failures).
Maybe that better Pentax AF system will come with their next APS-C flagship...

From what they wrote, the main problem was not so much that it can't keep up a consistent continuous AF tracking, but a consistent focus lock.
In their tests, the K1 appears to struggle and hesitate a lot. Hunting back and forth, going end to end and stop are things I though was in the past. Even my aging K5II don't do that.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2596 comments in total)

Nice review. But sad to read the poor AF performance.
I was expecting a better performance, at least, with single shoot and dark environments, because previous bodies aren't that bad.
Maybe it's a buggy firmware, as the system is claimed to be, at least, better than the K3 (wich you DPreview guys reviewned and it didn't get that amount of failures).
Maybe that better Pentax AF system will come with their next APS-C flagship...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:02 UTC as 366th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)

Nice set of images.

One question: what settings have you used to jpeg out of the camera pics? Those are quite flat. Was the "Normal"?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
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SungiBr: Well, even the KS-1 will have a firmware update to be compatible with the new lens.
But what about 'not that older' cameras like the K5II? Not that I will buy this lens, but if the new electromagnet diaphragm becomes a standard, this will heaviiy impact retrocompatibility.
For me, the most interesting new feature are that new af system. What is this in real world? Just a fancy name to an in lens af motor or a new and promissing technology that Ricoh developed and will standout over competition?

Also, if they will cut out the aperture lever, why they can't eliminate that old aperture coupler hole on the mount? :/

@earthphotography
Ok, might be just a nitpick, but, does will make a difference in operation? Nor Sigma or Tamron have it and it doesn't feel any different than the OEM lenses. Besides, theres nothing more to connect in that hole, as none Pentax DSLR's have the apperture coupler in their bodies.
@ogl
I guess theres manny people out there that still have those k5/ II/ IIs bodies, and all the other that's not supported right now. My question is about retrocompatibility, wich was always a trademark of Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:24 UTC

Well, even the KS-1 will have a firmware update to be compatible with the new lens.
But what about 'not that older' cameras like the K5II? Not that I will buy this lens, but if the new electromagnet diaphragm becomes a standard, this will heaviiy impact retrocompatibility.
For me, the most interesting new feature are that new af system. What is this in real world? Just a fancy name to an in lens af motor or a new and promissing technology that Ricoh developed and will standout over competition?

Also, if they will cut out the aperture lever, why they can't eliminate that old aperture coupler hole on the mount? :/

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)

Thank you DPreview staff and Chris Williams to take the time and re-work the article.

I also kinda dislike the original post but I'm very pleased you come to do a second analyse on the pics with another software.

I know Pentax/Ricoh wasn't the most popular or perfect camera brand out there and still have much to do to catch up with competition, but as a pentaxian myself, I'm very glad the site are giving a more careful treatment to the K-1.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 74th comment
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ChrisH37: Read the specs, saw the price, massively tempted as I was about to buy a Sony a7RII anyway.

Then I looked at the lens lineup. I know everyone has to start somewhere, but the native lens lineup is absurdly expensive.

£2000 for a near equivalent to a 35mm 1.8 / 85mm 1.8 combo (31mm and 77mm in Pentax speak). £1900 for a 70-200mm 2.8.

Well, if one want a cheap lens, for a start, there is some hints that the DA 35mm f2,4 and the DA 50 f1,8 are FF compatible 'almost' as good as some more expensive lenses. :D

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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Mark van Dam: Thanks for posting, the Pentax K1 images are much softer than Nikon D810 in most parts of the image in raw, I would have expected this in jpeg, but not in raw, especially considering that the K3II is delivering super sharp output by comparison. I wonder if it's the lens, where the Pentax has focused, or maybe AA filter was engaged, or maybe this is the best the Pentax can do.

My guess is that DP staff just forgott to turn off the AA Filter Simulator, as I can't see any moire in the non Pixel-Shifted images.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

WOW!!

That was quick!

:D

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 13th comment
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)

Man, the shots resized to 2000px are catching.

And not that bad at all, considering the age of those 50mm and 24mm. Despite the bokeh from the 24mm, wich seens a little bit nervous, all pics taken with those old lenses are surprisingly good, and preasantly sharp.

Thanks for the update.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:41 UTC as 38th comment
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
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norman shearer: Catch in focus with a pre-A series lens? I cannot do this with my Pentax K-3. There is a way round it by using some foil to connect certain elec pins on the mount face though I've never tried it myself. Is this how you got it to work Carey?

Truth is, Catchin Focus was a "secret" feature in K10D and some other Pentax cameras I can't recall. Worked like this, you mount whatever manual focus lens on, set AF switch to AF-s or AF-c and hold down the shutter. It would fire when a subjet is at the selected autofocus area.

It became a feature in menu with later cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)
In reply to:

norman shearer: Catch in focus with a pre-A series lens? I cannot do this with my Pentax K-3. There is a way round it by using some foil to connect certain elec pins on the mount face though I've never tried it myself. Is this how you got it to work Carey?

@norman shearer

Dunno on K3, but in K5, you have to activate the Catchin Focus in Custom Menu. If you don't do so, the camera will fire whenever you hit the shutter button. Is that what is happening with you?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)

@Carey Rose

"One downside of these (really) old primes - no metering. None. Not even an aperture measurement on the Raw files"

Good pictures and nice article, but you might want to know.

As usual on all Pentax cameras, you can meter with non-A lenses.

In Manual Mode, select the desired aperture with the ring and push the Green Button. The camera will stop down and meter the apropriate shutter speed.

Works elegantly fast and accurate. But you have the annoyance of not knowing the apertures used.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 103rd comment | 4 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2596 comments in total)

Special K hahahaha.

Is there anybody at DPreview's office whos's fan of Placebo? LOL

Anyway, thanks for the quick and nice preview of a camera long waited for many of us pentaxians.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 638th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2489 comments in total)

Man, look at that ISO pull-up collar!
You can't be more 'retro' than that.

And I like it!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 500th comment | 4 replies

Wow!!!
For the first time ever, a news about a Pentax product get most (if not all) coments on the positive side.

Maybe that is the signs of apocalipse rumbling around the corner. The trumpets of the armaggedon are sounding over our heads, announcing the end of the times!

The world of DSLR's (because of Pentax) are DOOOOOOOMED!!!! :D

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 17:02 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)

It's strange that people are praising the -3EV focus capabilities of the D7200, but forget to mention that Pentax already done that, two years ago with K5II and K3 after.
Of course I'm not that ingenius to think the AF performance of K5/K3 are on par with Nikon in every aspect, but they at least could point that it is as precise and sensitive.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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