DS21

Joined on Apr 12, 2011

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  • Funny thing happens when Pentax 1.7x AF converter is mounted in front of DA 50-135, the lens becomes the speed monster (the converter takes over the AF). The small movement of the focus group in ...
  • If the goal is to sell a couple of hundred lenses worldwide, sky-high priced to offset development costs and stay profitable, they will certainly get their wish. In the meantime, the Pentaxians ...
  • Of course, haven't you been following Mr. Presidents tweets?  It starts from the top. :-D
  • It is called a reality check, and it reflects the perception of the Pentax brand outside of its own niche market.  Unless you have two or more system shooters posting (one of them Pentax), ...
  • If product line is on hold, pro support does not have to be. What about the people who already invested thousands in 645Z and lenses, right after the promised "rebirth of the Pentax brand" under ...
  • I am curious to see, how will the dismantling of pro support program for 645Z, a Ricoh product, be blamed on Hoya, like some Pentax Defenders on the forum like to do.
  • It seems to me they will let the 645 system to linger around like the Q system, no new developments, new lenses or bodies, but still technically speaking present in company product line, and at ...
  • In Adorama, Pentax 645Z Advantage Platinum Program is on closeout, at $1995. Sad end for the 645Z program (as a viable pro system), after so much promise (and promises) at introduction. I feel bad ...
  • To add to the confusion, there is also a possible manufacturing tolerance induced difference in DSLR light meter sensitivity, just check with LV shooting, the more EV difference between LV and ...
  • Happens with my 10-24 as well, I have to dial -0.7 to -1 Ev with that lens. Since the camera is always metering wide open, and then calculating how much to reduce the exp. time for the aperture ...
  • Not exactly, if it is a backup then it needs lenses to cover the whole range, so to be a viable backup you have to carry two sets of lenses, both Pentax and Nikon.  It is not the same as having a ...
  • That means taking two bodies instead of one, and if just the Nikon one, then duplicating some of the wide lenses as well. Pretty soon it is a complete two systems deal, unless you don't mind ...
  • I originally mentioned it because it was suggested in this thread to stop complaining about this or that not available for Pentax, make do with what you can, or simply change systems and switch to ...
  • Different categories.  Regular, non-exotic K-mount lenses are hard to sell, long zoom options, because they are so few left and hard to come by, are achieving higher prices then it would have been ...
  • Don't have anything like the Sigma or Tamron 150-600, or Pentax AF 70-210 F4 (less heavy option like Canikons have), just to name a few. Good quality and reasonably priced long zoom options for ...
  • Not so simple any more, when you have tons of Pentax glass, and almost impossible to sell it unless at give-away price. And it was not like this even two years ago, the used market existed for ...
  • I don't understand what would be the benefit, for Ricoh, of killing the Pentax brand and keeping the K-mount. Who would be the new customers, and with what possible products using the K-mount more ...
  • I would understand this better if we are talking about the company with fully built flash system support, but Pentax is certainly not that. Pentax APS-C flagship model will only be advanced APS-C ...
  • Then there should be two models, with and without built in flash. For me, no built in flash means no purchase of the new flagship APS-C, when it arrives finally (same as with K-3 II). Having  K-70 ...
  • You have to update the camera firmware to be able to use the electronic aperture of your new lens: http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k3_2.html The lens was released after the ...
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