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Thoughts: I wonder if any one can saw that mount off and add something else ? :)

Obviously I would have to drill a hole on that potato right?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:46 UTC

I wonder if any one can saw that mount off and add something else ? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies

The design is strangely attractive...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 169th comment | 2 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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HBowman: If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.

This is a very good sign.

Can't wait to see ppl starting to use it with legendary lenses.

Jorge, I was being sarcastic you know. No hard feelings I hope. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I will sell all my nikon cameras and lenses and move to pentax. you guys in the comments section have convinced me. wow, didn't knew that buying cameras was like entering a new religion :)

'i don't know what is inappropriate to respond to people that are replying to me.'

This is exactly your problem mate :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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HBowman: If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.

This is a very good sign.

Can't wait to see ppl starting to use it with legendary lenses.

success in terms of the reception of the current Pentax users. This camera is not a direct threat to any big players. Rather it targets a niche market, which is very inferior to meet your needs obviously.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)

Few years ago, a member here says that he bought a Pentax DSLR camera, which was good enough for his needs, as he wouldn't want to see a market dominated by two companies only (duopoly).

Competition is good, some snobs here certainly get a bit funny with Pentax's first brilliant FF debut. Get a life and take some pictures :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 12:53 UTC as 43rd comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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HBowman: If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.

This is a very good sign.

Can't wait to see ppl starting to use it with legendary lenses.

why only marketing people? how about those proud engineers? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2662 comments in total)
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Gesture: Glad I waited before investing in full frame. Pentax is for traditionalists-and I mean that as a compliment.

Pentax users are also the nicest bunch and I mean that as a compliment :)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:28 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2662 comments in total)

Those excellent Pentax Prime lenses suddenly have a beautiful second life! Good news at last!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 639th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2662 comments in total)
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Everlast66: SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited back in action

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-FA-77mm-F1.8-Limited-Lens.html

SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited back in action

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-FA-31mm-F1.8-Limited-Lens.html

No mention of the beautiful 43mm f1.9 ? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)

Is it correct to suggest that the EVF could be fixed. The current design is smart, but potentially prone to dust etc.
I wish Sony could use Contax T cameras' Zeiss Sonnar design, truly compact and excellent.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:13 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

They abandoned their entry-level market? They now should change the name from GoPro to Pro then.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 20:21 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

Rising costs of raw materials? Perhaps, lack of competition to be more accurate.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (354 comments in total)

No, Barnaby you may have got it wrong.

Fuji want to be the top three camera maker.
and Sony have always made it clear they want to be the top two camera maker.

So take one of the current top two off the list? perhaps?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 102nd comment | 4 replies

It is surprising none of the Japanese companies managed to produce a serious rugged camera (a decent sensor, a bright lens plus RAW) but Leica has led the way.
Expensive, but set the new standard, should be applauded.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:33 UTC as 87th comment | 4 replies
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (196 comments in total)
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BrianOC: Hi

I use a fujifilm Xe2 With old lenses. Good results most of the time.
lots of Takumar + Pentax, Zeiss(Y/C , Rollei), Nikon, Konica, and lots of M42 lenses.

I have a few Contax Rangefinder and Russian m39 lenses too

I have lots of adapters. Some work fine, some don't, not a big issues as they are usually cheap. I have not used expensive adapters except for the Contax Rangefinder(kippon), its a good one.
I would say that my issues are related to flare. Some of the Film lenses don't seem to like the shiny sensor. I have the Y/C 100/f2 Planar and while its is a great performer it flares badly......

Sensor flares are getting controlled of well on some of the full frame cameras I think. My Sony Nex 5N flares too when pointed at a light source such as moon, such is a shame.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (196 comments in total)
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BrianOC: Hi

I use a fujifilm Xe2 With old lenses. Good results most of the time.
lots of Takumar + Pentax, Zeiss(Y/C , Rollei), Nikon, Konica, and lots of M42 lenses.

I have a few Contax Rangefinder and Russian m39 lenses too

I have lots of adapters. Some work fine, some don't, not a big issues as they are usually cheap. I have not used expensive adapters except for the Contax Rangefinder(kippon), its a good one.
I would say that my issues are related to flare. Some of the Film lenses don't seem to like the shiny sensor. I have the Y/C 100/f2 Planar and while its is a great performer it flares badly......

Perhaps this is sensor flare, not lens' issue?

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (196 comments in total)
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olyduck1: Leica M glass on Sony A 7R II - I have some M mount Leica lenses circa early 1960's. Setting aside issues of connectivity and functionality, I was wondering about any opinions of how well these old lenses do OPTICALLY when used via adapters on the newer digital cameras.

I'm trying to decide whether to just use my Leica M-3 and scan the film as needed vs. investing in a digital camera that could really take advantage of the Leica M glass.

Thanks, David

David, why not list all the lenses you have and post a question in the forum? There are Sony users there.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (196 comments in total)
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leiny: Another vintage lens that performs very well with Sony A7x is Konica 40mm/f1.8 Hexanon pancake. Unlike the one with the equivalent focal length made by Minolta, the Konica 40mm pancake does not cost a lot of money. I often pair it with my A7 or A6000 and it is my "go-anywhere" lens; a lens that is hard to fault, especially if one is looking for something with exceptional return on investment.

@Mfritter, There are various adaptors for Konica AR lenses to be used on different types of mirrorless cameras, you can even find Konica AR to Leica M mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 23:26 UTC
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