DonThomaso

DonThomaso

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Joined on Dec 14, 2011

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dansclic: just a question : you show apsc lenses on a FF camera. I guess the FF camera works as a crop camera with those lenses ?

Shown in the article are the three FA Limited (31/1.8, 43/1.9, 77/1.8) and in the video the new D-FA* 85/1.4. All those lenses are designed for 24x36mm sensor/film.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 14:41 UTC

I've been exited for this adapter ever since it first was posted over at Pentaxforums some month back, and I don't even own a Sony camera!
I have the FA Limited trio and they have been begging for an adapter like this, to be able to access a modern full frame mirrorless system. I like both OVF and EVF, but for outdoor portraiture the EVF wins for me, and I can almost see getting this for the FA77 alone...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 07:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Reza S Moghadam: "uniquely specialized version of its GFX100 large format mirrorless digital camera"

Is GFX100 really a large format? Or as I know its a medium fromat?

It's 44x33 mm like the rest of them. Only marketing stuff from Fuji..

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 07:09 UTC
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angerdan: Pentax did this 10 years ago with the K-7:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3116810
https://www.amazon.com/Takara-Pentax-Capsule-Camera-Keychain/dp/B006YY3ZOE

I have some of the Pentax mini toy cameras, from what I recall the released K-5, K-7, and MX. They where different colors and a few different lenses (removable). I have a silver MX with the 40mm Pancake (both full size and the mini) :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 08:24 UTC
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lightnchade: What does it mean: "Canon Australia announces..." ?

Does it mean that a division of Canon that is based in Australia has invented some completely new printer that is only available to Australians?

If so, why? Is it such that only Australians need such a printer? Is it related to climate there?

Or does it mean that Canon HQ previously announced this product for some other parts of the world but didn't include Australia but now they decided to include Australia?

If so, why? Why wasn't it previously available in Australia? What has changed to make it now suitable for the Australian market?

If the printer was previously available only outside Australia, what would have happened if an Australian tried to buy this printer from Hong Kong, would the printer have been seized on import as not allowed for that market?

Does the printer have a GPS chip that detects where in the world it is and refuse to function if its not in some acceptable place? And what defines acceptable?

It sounds strange to me too. Canon is not an Australian company, so it raises questions of worldwide availability, localized products, split within the company..? Why not just "Canon"..?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:29 UTC
On article Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 sample gallery (222 comments in total)
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pentaust: Overall image samples rendering shows tons of contrast and micro-contrast. Looks like one of these best in class lenses, optically, with smooth bokeh and smooth out of focus transitions. On the flip side, the lens is a little large and rather expensive for my needs. Since I'm not specializing of portrait kind of shots, my preference of 85 prime lens goes for ~700 gr f1.8 kind priced around $1000 or less. That Pentax 85 is more like for people who want the very best glass and are willing to pay the money for it.

You can also choose the 270g, 77mm, F1.8 option in Pentax FA77 Limited

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 11:54 UTC
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entoman: I love the way different manufacturers describe their fixes.

With Canon, everything is a "rare phenomenon that occurs under certain circumstances".

Now we have Fujifilm giving users a "fix of minor bugs" that are apparently so rare and insignificant that they can't even tell us what they are!

For Pentax/Ricoh: "Improved stability for general performance"

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 06:57 UTC
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Greg Lovern: Glad to see they're finally replacing the problematic old 2007 16-50/2.8.

I have not heard of any other common issues with the (now old) DA* 16-50.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 16:09 UTC
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Greg Lovern: Glad to see they're finally replacing the problematic old 2007 16-50/2.8.

@Greg - you can search for "screwdrive conversion" on pentaxforums.com, there are several threads and guides how to do it yourself. It is basically modifying the firmware of the lens to use screw-drive AF on all bodies, not only pre-SDM bodies. You will need one of the earlier camera bodies to do it, from the top of my head it is K-5 or earlier.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 10:28 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (656 comments in total)
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kcccc: My first DSLR is a pentax K20. Nice to know Pentax is still not dead. That said, I hope Pentax can improve on its AF SIGNIFICANTLY. Okay okay, I know, Pentaxians mainly take still photos. But the truth is: 10 years ago, the AF lagged behind other brands a little bit, now it lags miles away.

It would be a good thing for Pentax to focus on, as it will benefit almost all types of photography (more crucial for some areas than other). I also used Fujifilm and there are also improvements made each generation. X-Pro1 AF was unusable in dim conditions e.g., but they improved on that quickly. I am very happy with X-T2 AF. One solution is to use multiple systems, as they all have pros and cons... :)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 09:36 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (656 comments in total)
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kcccc: My first DSLR is a pentax K20. Nice to know Pentax is still not dead. That said, I hope Pentax can improve on its AF SIGNIFICANTLY. Okay okay, I know, Pentaxians mainly take still photos. But the truth is: 10 years ago, the AF lagged behind other brands a little bit, now it lags miles away.

I have gone through a number of Pentax APS-C DSLRs (K10D, K-x, K-5, K-3, K-3 II) and AF is improving for each generation, but the competition is moving at a higher pace so even while Pentax is improving they are more and more behind (relatively). That said - I think the AF would be good enough for most cases.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 08:42 UTC
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kobakokh: why in Ricoh nobody understand still now to produce 16mm lens with good distance scale and optics? Its will be must useful then 21mm lens. Theus 15mm lens is nice but his optics is very weak. And no need to produce F2.8 lens, 16mm F4 will be more then enough. Look to the Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 lens - how its popular, and he has manual distance scale, which is very important for 24mm and wider lenses. 16-50 PLM is something new for aps-c systems. Great!

The correct comparison in Fuji landscape would be the Fujinon 14mm F2.8 lens, that is a 235g medium sized prime with good optical performance - not weather resistant though.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 08:38 UTC
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Greg Lovern: Glad to see they're finally replacing the problematic old 2007 16-50/2.8.

For the SDM problem it is relatively easy to convert it to Screw-drive AF, that has brought many 16-50 and 50-135 back into service again (including mine). You could argue that this should have been handled better by Pentax (Hoya/Ricoh) but the community solved it for them.
Hopefully the new design is not better only in terms of AF (reliability) but also AF speed, and optical performance at the wide end.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 08:31 UTC

I have the K-01 and I actually really like it. Sure, it is unconventional regarding it's looks, but it is basically a fun(ny) looking DSLR that got the mirror removed. It is actually quite responsive, has a great sensor and good battery life. I have enjoyed it as a daily camera as well as for travel. Big drawback is lack of EVF, would be great if they offered it as an accessory!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 15:57 UTC as 169th comment
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io_bg: Should be popular for APS-C portrait shooters. Not many budget 70-ish lenses out there :)

I use the Pentax FA 77mm F1.8 Limited on APS-C a lot, it is still in a very usable focal length range for portraits, where I feel that 85 on APS-C becomes a bit on the long end.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 06:58 UTC
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TN Args: The same diameter, length, number of glass elements and groups as the Olympus 75mm ƒ/1.8 lens, but the Samyang has a lighter build.

You have the Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited that is smaller, 64 x 48 mm. It is full-frame lens with AF and metal build (270 g). My most used lens!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 06:52 UTC
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OremLK: This is the kind of issue that would be an annoyance on a $600 hobbyist camera, but on a $6000 professional camera, is a total dealbreaker.

I would say it is not acceptable at all for pro-level. For amateur it would be acceptable if it was fixed with a firmware update.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 07:01 UTC
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semorg: Let's be realistic. Everything Leia does is "limited edition" compared to all the bigger players.
They just don't have the volume.
So is this like the limited edition of limited editions?

Not to be confused with Pentax Limited lenses, which are not limited production... but still quite low numbers compared to other brands, so perhaps Semi-Limited?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2020 at 20:57 UTC
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SpeedyNeo: Great, now Fuji please update AutoISO settings, to add an option for min. SS to be 1/2FL or 1/1.5FL. That'd be really nice.

One of the few things I miss on my X-T2, seems strange that they don't have this implemented. Been on every other camera I've had.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 16:13 UTC
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Akgbkd: 250 nits?? What?!

In my home office I've calibrated my Eizo monitor to 90 nits, 250 is fine. Light control in the room is key, hood is a large part of that.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 17:18 UTC
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