Kfrog

Kfrog

Lives in United States Katy, United States
Works as a Mechanical Designer
Joined on Jul 30, 2006

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On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 Mark III (451 comments in total)
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Robert Dean Hansen: A lot of people are receiving their K3iii, when do we get an in-depth review?

Yes, this camera deserves a whole new review. They need to cover all aspects of it from top to bottom.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 19:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 Mark III (451 comments in total)

I am personally very happy for Pentax. Sticking with the DSLR was a questionable move by many. So many manufacturers going with mirrorless cameras and bypassing DSLR's was the popular move. But Pentax staying with DSLR appears to me now to be a good move. Now that we see the high end features and of course the extended battery life of the camera, that may prove to be a deciding factor to working photographers.

Now I am a Pentax enthusiast and take photos for pleasure and the occasional request for portraits. Started with my K10D and now my K-5II. I really love the 5 and will continue with it for a few more years. The K-3 mk III looks like a wonderful camera and I will be interested to read and see what DPR reviewers think of it. The fact that it even exists deserves comment because Pentax was supposed to be dead long time ago! Several times!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2021 at 19:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (882 comments in total)

I started with the K10D. Then upgraded to the K-5II. I just love the camera. It feels perfect in my hands with the added battery grip. Saw no real need for me to go to the K-3(II). This one however has me ready to make the move up. So many advancements. That viewfinder has got me curious and the larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 01:36 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh's Pentax K-3 III 26MP DSLR is finally here (345 comments in total)

Looks like this will be a fine camera. My current camera is the K-5II. Still a fine camera but I think an upgrade is in the cards for me. As is usually the case the initial price point is high for me so I will probably wait for the price to drop some.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 01:20 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Ricoh's Pentax K-3 III 26MP DSLR is finally here (345 comments in total)
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FujifilmXT3: So yesterday 👎

It's always the same. Every time a new Pentax camera comes out there is always someone who claims "lack of modern lenses." Man that's getting old.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 01:05 UTC

I just purchased the Mefoto Carbon Fiber Globetrotter tripod. It has the monopod option like so many of these types of tripods. This thing is solid as a rock and handles my Pentax K-5II w/battery grip, flash, and 55-300mm zoom lens with no problem.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 12:17 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (629 comments in total)

Seems like a pretty good little camera. Good controls, small size and flexible hand and battery grips. More important of course is image quality and knowing Pentax high quality images will not be a problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 04:10 UTC as 34th comment
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solarider: Have anyone found this new camera on any of the camera size comparison sites? Amazingly compact for MF.

Than is one big sensor! The lenses for that thing and going to be something else.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 12:42 UTC

I think this is going to be a lens I need to get. My old DA 18-250mm has been ok for me for awhile but now I would like a bit more reach for image quality, sports, birds and weather sealing with my K-5II. The only downside I can see it the noisy screw drive. I suppose I should be used to it by now with my other old autofocus lenses but would be nice to have a more modern quieter lens for a change.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 7th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Jake64: I'd buy a Pentax for the same reason I'd buy a Jaguar over a BMW or Mercedes: to be different.

Keep in mind the cost of a full frame camera. The Pentax is around $1800. The Nikon D810 is $2800 and the Canon 5D mkIII is $2500. Then you have to by lenses. Granted Nikon and Canon currently have more modern lenses and more extensive eco systems for renting equipment, flashes and third party lenses.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Astroguy40: Hi i have had a look at the comments here and can anyone tell me if i am better off for getting the Pentax or the Nikon d810A for astrophotography and video?
I have heard with the nikon there's no way you can use it for normal landscape or wildlife photography as you will have a run of colours all over the picture but the pentax can be used for both so my concern with teh pentax is that as the sensor is not persificly made for astrophotography and is not rendered useless for any other type of photography and video says the picture quality will not be as awesome as the Nikon D810A heres the link for the D810A http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d810a.html

Pentax video will not be as good as Nikon. That I think is well known. If video is that important to you then go with Nikon.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: Now that the K-1 is available, I wonder when a review is coming.

BoatFoto, you should be able to by the official Pentax M42 adapter at B&H. Don't settle for an off brand on ebay or some such. Get the Pentax one, it's well worth what might be a few extra bucks.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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(unknown member): seriously .. we care anymore?

Yes I care. As does anyone using the Pentax system and wants to upgrade to a full frame camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:54 UTC

Looks pretty good from what I can see. I hope they keep it nice and compact like the K-3II.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply

I'm not sure if this is good news or not.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 13th comment
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (705 comments in total)
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davco9200: Would love to see a more in-depth review of this camera, especially with lenses. As a Canon shooter, I am really unfamiliar with Pentax glass characteristics and even less familiar with Pentax Medium Format glass. I did some googling but nothing really comprehensive comes up. Suggestions? Is DPReview going to do a full review of it?

Tested a 645Z at Houston Camera Exchange with the 90mm f/2.8 macro lens and I can tell you it is a fantastic combination. Luminous-Landscape is pretty good with 645Z coverage.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 01:19 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (705 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I will not buy this camera ONLY because I do not have a need for MF because I am too old to carry heavier camera.

I have had Asahi Pentax in the 1960s and have always been impressed by the Takumar lenses. I also like the feel of the original Asahi Pentax in my hand.

To me, Pentax 645Z is a WINNER.

I have two Pentax film cameras (Spotmatic, ME Super) and two DSLR's (K10D, K-5II) and they are all outstanding cameras. The feel of the K-5II is superior in hand. Small and solid. Had a chance to test out a 645Z twice in store and the photos in can produce are fantastic. Wish I could afford one.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (705 comments in total)
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turvyT: dpr is just against Pentax. Or they favor other brands, word it as you want. I'm not a Pentax user or a Pentax fan (Leica and Hassel user), but that's simply obvious. It would be interesting to know why.

I've always thought that. I am a Pentax user and i noticed it always takes them longer to post reviews of Pentax cameras than most other brands. They are so pro Canikon here that it's ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 01:07 UTC
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Marty4650: It will probably be a great camera, but it sure is an ugly beast!

Ha! I don't think it looks that ugly. It's a mock up after all.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
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Madaboutpix: I, for one, like the hints on its design, even if the final product should look somewhat different. It is a distinct Pentax design, given the nod to the brand's legendary 6x7 film MF, and the way it is informed by current K-3 design. Which means that anyone upgrading from or supplementing a K-3 will feel immediately at home with the new FF. I made the same experience when I had a brief hands-on with the 645Z at Photokina, which despite its bulk handled basically like an oversized K-3, which is sheer joy to use.

Though I may not be able to afford it, I don't doubt it will be a competent photography tool and a source of joy to its owners. It makes me kind of proud to see Ricoh's commitment to the Pentax brand. They may be lacking the resources of the bigger players, but slowly, step by step, they're evolving a system that can only enrich the industry with its unique character ...

Agreed. Very well put. Hope it does well. I'll stick with my much loved K-5II.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
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