Roadrunnerdeluxe

Lives in United States Oceanside, CA, United States
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According to the troll fraction this is a re-branded Kentucky Fried Chicken design with triangular lenses in an advanced nilly-Willy configuration of 5.1 loosey-goosy lens groups and grease coatings to enhance flare.

Supposedly also comes with mashed potatoes and a flat soda. According to the trolls.

Good to see people getting so excited about Pentax! : ) I ordered mine!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2018 at 13:58 UTC as 28th comment
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(unknown member): Preordered. Looks like it will supplement my existing set of primes nicely.This is a Pentax statement lens like the Super Takumar 50/1.4 or FA*200/4 MACRO so I have not a single doubt that it will match or better any 5xmm within 2K of its price.

I'm always amazed at the amount of comments a Pentax / Ricoh announcement generates on DPR for such a niche brand, almost as if it causes fans of its competitors acute anxiety to still exist, following its own unique path delivering good quality equipment designed by lovers of photography for photographers while keeping to an optical philosophy of image rendering above pure measurement while every generation or so dropping a set of lens that all others have to be measured by :)

@cirtapfotos

So so scary! Not as scary as hoping for grown-ups having a mature discussion and seeing your user name.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2018 at 13:33 UTC
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colesf: It's too bad that Pentax didn't make a 2.0 instead of a 1.4.
Today's digital cameras have high iso that are so clean you really don't need that extra stop of speed. A 2.0 would not only be much smaller and lighter, but it would be cheaper, have much less distortion, and probably much better corner sharpness.
And the out of focus hightlights would be about the same.
I wish they'd stop worrying about absolute speed and make smaller, lighter, and cheaper lenses. Another example: the 70-200 2.8. Why not an F4 like Canon makes?

It's not about speed anymore nowadays, I believe at least, I for one looooove subject isolation and bokeh and 2.0 just wouldn't be anywhere nearly the same as 1.4. Ever since I got the Sigma 35mm 1.4 there is no turning back to anything below 1.4. The out-of-focus blur is just pure art!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 16:35 UTC

While y'all are arguing Pentax this Pentax that, heavy,big and whatnot I will immediately buy this lens and bokeh the heck out of 2018 and beyond! If my Sigma 35mm 1.4 is any indication I will also need a keyboard protector 'cos a *-level Pentax 50 1.4 might produce an even droolworthier out-of-focus bokehlidoscope than the Sigma as well as stronger subject isolation.

Go take some photos!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 19:36 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

I believe Canon is most at risk here. Nikon just put out an absolutely stellar D850 but I have just witnessed a lifelong Canon die-hard ditch ALL her Canon gear and go completely Sony. Even though I am a Pentax user myself I am seriously excited about what Sony is doing. A lot of very smart moves on their part (and Sigma recently ; ).

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 18:01 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1549 comments in total)

As a Pentax user I can only hope that this K-1 1.3 (I wouldn't call it K-1 II) is the result of the real R&D being poured into bigger things like a full K-1 upgrade and hopefully new 645.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 15:05 UTC as 279th comment
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: As a Pentax K-1 user I can tell you that pixel shift is just amazing! Given the more potent sensor in the Sony, the results should be even better. Since you get a true color readout and not an interpolated educated guess on which color should be where, this is the ultimate black and white mode allowing for unprecedented tonality and malleability of the files in either color or B/W.

@quintana
Yes, I have used it on many landscape shots, given the conditions were allowing for it. As somebody else pointed out, you can fix eventual glitches with the one of the four single exposure. I did a lot of nocturnal shots with it, simply because noise in a @ ISO 800 shot with 3 stops underexposure is almost less than @ 100 in a normal daylight exposure. here's an example of two recent nights shot I did: http://www.autobahn66.com/california-nocturnal/gasdiesel
http://www.autobahn66.com/california-nocturnal/waiting-freight-train
I always take a regular exposure first as my "safety shot", in the freight train shot there was car driving in the background, leaving an artifact. it's an easy fix though and very well worth the sharpness, tonality and low noise that pixel shift produces.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 16:00 UTC

As a Pentax K-1 user I can tell you that pixel shift is just amazing! Given the more potent sensor in the Sony, the results should be even better. Since you get a true color readout and not an interpolated educated guess on which color should be where, this is the ultimate black and white mode allowing for unprecedented tonality and malleability of the files in either color or B/W.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 04:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 7 replies

I'm not going to lie...I love the purpose-built, understated nature of this thing. I if I had plenty of excess dough I'd get it in heartbeat. Just hoping that they'll get to users who will really use them according to their design capabilities.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 18:57 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2018: Nikon's space cameras (256 comments in total)

It is always fascinating to see the ultimate pragmatism that was applied during all space missions to ensure functionality and weight minimization.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 04:36 UTC as 23rd comment

Looks like "Hipster Detector" was activated as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 14:36 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (461 comments in total)

It continues to delight me to witness how Pentax keeps managing to get so many mainstream users' panties in a bunch by doing things their way.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 21:15 UTC as 32nd comment
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DesoloZantas: LE Bluetooth, wifi, more auto focus points, smart features would made this up to date with the competitions

Agreed on the focus points but the rest would just make it another Canon peripherals-bloated gadget box, less of a camera. Alexa has lots of nice non-photography related features as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 02:55 UTC
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robbo d: Time to call you out DPR
Pentax has had a better iteration of this plus astro tracer and has done so for a couple of years.
When DPR covered that, it focused a lot on the negatives rather than the glowing overall response to the Sony version.
In this there is no mention of comparison.
Pentax gets rightly called out for less than AF C but on some stuff that matters to many landscape and nightscape shooters..... they have delivered above and beyond.
Just a little editorial difference that gets noticed and no criticism of the writer durecyly here.
If Canikon had delivered this the editorial would be even more glowing with praise.
It had to be said...... the pixel shift quality of Pentax is stunning

I so agree! They turned the limitations of pixel shift in the K-1 against it, instead of praising the possibilities it allowed. Two years later I have taken dozens of night shots in pixel shift with the K-1 at ISO 800 and underxposed by 4 stops almost entirely noise free with an unheard of detail level. Every time i asked myself "Really, DPR?".

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 04:23 UTC

To me Sasha Dudkina's work is by far the most powerful of all winners.
She is only 19 years old now and has a very wise eye already. Imagine what she'll capture in another 20 years.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:23 UTC as 48th comment
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DFPanno: I strongly suspect that many of the "street" photographers I see on Flickr have set up the shot beforehand (up to and including the employment of models).

With that appraoch it is easy to set up a nice set of relationships.

For the rest of us it is "catch as catch can" and if it all lines up nicely we are lucky.

My guess is that it worked the same for HCB.

Remember- we don't get to see all the frames that ended up in the garbage.

I agree in this case and for others but the vast majority of street photography articles are way over the top with their assumption of intent, often times it was a lucky outcome while the real skill and talent lies in the photographer's recognition of something special in that very moment.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
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DFPanno: I strongly suspect that many of the "street" photographers I see on Flickr have set up the shot beforehand (up to and including the employment of models).

With that appraoch it is easy to set up a nice set of relationships.

For the rest of us it is "catch as catch can" and if it all lines up nicely we are lucky.

My guess is that it worked the same for HCB.

Remember- we don't get to see all the frames that ended up in the garbage.

Not to take away from this iconic work....but:
I very much agree! There is so much chance involved whereas so many photography books/articles interpret all these multiple levels of intent by the photographer in the split second the shot was taken.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 16:53 UTC

Hey, what photographer needs dynamic range when it has a touch screen? (*sarcasm off

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 222nd comment | 3 replies
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (480 comments in total)
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Yossarian1: Nice shots. Looks like DR is pretty good. Like the shirt as a moiré test – would be interesting to see how non AA filter cameras (for example, D810, 5DSR) handled that shirt.

Back at photographing fabrics again, Yossarian? Non AA filter cameras will most likely show moire at some point but have superior detail in 90% of the shooting situations. That's just my own experience. You can easily fix moire in post but not add detail. Anyway, enjoy.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 05:22 UTC
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: For a camera over $3000 the dynamic range is complete s**t, despite the "dramatic improvements".

+6EV

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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