phoenix15

phoenix15

Lives in Japan Japan
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Feb 15, 2011

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cosinaphile: i wish they would support pentax

@Ozturt : sadly true, Pentax is slow when it comes to providing lenses for their system with modern optic and silent motor. They promised this year will come 5 primes, we will see. It is very hard for Pentax to maintain many systems (APS-C, FF, MF) , and it seems it cause slow development.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (282 comments in total)

wow very nice color.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

What Pentax need to do is keeping the design, for the future product. For example, now we have K-1, K-3, KP, K70, with their specific design, and the future replacement shouldn't be different so much in the shape and ergonomic. Just slight change, not overall look. I like the look of K-30, but not so much with K-50 and K-70. Hopefully also K-3 II replacement will not so much change, not adding additional knob, or change the operational button.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 09:13 UTC as 11th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

I think Pentax KP would be better without flash. It just make the hump bigger, and the functionality of that flash is so minimal.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 09:17 UTC as 17th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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kobakokh: very good camera. Pentax' problem is to have enough amount of good lenses... But also there is some great lenses...

Indeed. Pentax is quite slow for the lens development. But, you should take into account they have many format to take care to. Medium format need more lenses and new body to compete with fuji GFX, fullframe will have prime lenses this year, and APS-C seems to be left behind.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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miles green: It's so compact!
http://camerasize.com/compare/#611,706

http://camerasize.com/compare/#495,706

But why it is too thick ? the mirror box is too big, compared to DF.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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Lan: They called it KP; are they nuts?
;)

What is wrong with KP ? I wonder :)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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falconeyes: I am a bit puzzled.
What exactly is the KP selling point vs. K-3II which is cheaper, faster, has more buffer, better shutter, same resolution and same sensor perfotmance (because limited by physics) and even same video performance plus hdmi and mic out?
I ask as it is said the K-3II line will be continued additionally to KP.

K-3 II is discontinued. KP is introduced as mid-range, and the replacement for K-3 series has not yet coming. I guess, Pentax is still developing more advanced AF system.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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xmeda: Waiting for K3 successor.
This is just another experimental member of K-01/KS1/KS2 mixture series..

Not experimental product, this is well thought. K-70 as entry, KP for mid-range and enthusiast who like retro-like, K-3 II replacement is coming too, and K-1 as fullframe. So don't worry, it is quite good move by Ricoh. Imagine if we only have K-70, K-3, and K-1, that will be much boring.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: I just realized: no top LCD.

I don't care what the price is or the features are. No top LCD, you sit at the kid's table. Your credentials as a top tier enthusiast dSLR are revoked.

Like Fuji X cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: It is retaining the large penta-prism hump of the FF K1. That might make it pretty easy to put a larger sensor in this body down the road if they want.

800K top ISO is interesting. So is the 1/24000 electronic shutter.

I wonder if they've made more progress on the AF algorithms with this model as they claim.

The camera looks nice IMO. They include 3 interchangeable grip styles in the box. That's different. I like its looks with that DA 70 ltd on there.

I think they have improved, and implement it in this camera, before adding more AF points for next model.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Pentax should really make more lenses for K-1...

It will come 5 lenses, mainly prime lenses. Have to wait bit longer.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

I have pentax K-01, and I am really tempted with this one. High ISO, pixel shift super resolution, compact, and retro design. This is good for landscape and daily shooting. AF with 27 points is adequate, I hope it is improved from K-3II.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 128th comment

Pentax will reduce price 645z by 1500 USD, and they will introduce "true" medium format with 100 Mp sensor. Now the real problem for Pentax is providing the lenses. Two thump up for Fuji with "quite affordable" GFX lenses. Pentax really need to respond quickly.

Nevertheless, I believe this GFX will trouble more to the Canikon with the expensive FF DSLR. I wonder if GFX can be used for action photography with their new AF ?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:17 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies

Ricoh need to be more aggresive to promote this product.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 06:13 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Bring it to Pentax, or just rebrand it :)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 12th comment
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phoenix15: I have never considered Fuji all this time, because the price were always ridiculously high. But this camera changed my mind. Good move Fuji.

@BBT:
What do you mean by obsolete ? It is using 24 Mpix, and it is more than enough.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:07 UTC

I have never considered Fuji all this time, because the price were always ridiculously high. But this camera changed my mind. Good move Fuji.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:40 UTC as 50th comment | 7 replies

This is what Pentax should really do. Long ago, Pentax can claim as the king of APS-C due to its various lenses. But now, the crown is taken by Fuji.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:32 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (160 comments in total)

Wow great article, my favourite photograph is no 3.
Keep the good article like this. I still remember the old macro photography tutorial by Erez Marom, which had helped my skill generally, and I even acquire the macro lens for that.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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