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On photo Rocky River Park in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 06:06 UTC as 3rd comment
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left eye: the variable fonts!!! ..Hoya.. ..Solas.. ..Professional.. blazon marketing is a ...tad... ...too... ...much... hope the glass is more steady.

I'll keep buying B+W filters, surely their Schott glass is ok?

.........make prospective buyers were confused because so many variants of a single type of product that comes from a company .......HOYA.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 20:59 UTC

Oh, my first impression is Nikon 1 v3 or Nikon 1 j5 w/ APS-C sensor......

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:15 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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dansclic: "specially developped for,people who like photography", well I guess people who do not like photography will not even buy a camera.... Pure marketing !

For people who like photography in manual focusing......

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
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eazizisaid: Hey Sony ! Read this

That is true, Sony more interested on high price lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:50 UTC
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photogecko: Shocking it took this long for a simple 50mm lens.

Sony forgot there are a plenty room for selling these kind of "cheap" lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 04:31 UTC

Surprised me. Good news for Pentaxian. This lens is available for the Pentax K mount. Irix should provide with a Lens road map.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 04:03 UTC as 27th comment
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greypixelz: they should make it for K-mount. the K1 would kill with these lenses!

To re-badge from Tamron lenses should be considered, If they can not do in short time, . Most of their FA prime lenses from film era are aging and need to be refreshed against competitors.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
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ragmanjin: "The 15-30mm F2.8 and 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 join two Pentax full-frame lenses announced last year, the HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 and FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6."
What about the HD DFA 24-70mm F2.8?

Do you mean Pentax HD DFA 24-70 F2.8 * or faster?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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cirtapfotos: It looks like a tamron, It smells like a tamron, it feels like a tamron...it a rebadge of a tamron...and you all are in luck...Pentax is charging you an extra 300 dollars for a tamron lens. How Nice.

They should rebadge other Tamron lenses as well , such as Tamron 70-200 and 150-600 to cover the minimum system for their FF lenses and to distinguish from their * lenses which are already exist or in the planning stages . This policy will give plenty of time for Pentax to create their own lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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TTLstalker: I don't see this as so great. A 70 F1.4 would have been good enough. or if a zoom, I would rather have moderate wide angle to a short telephoto , like 18 -50 F2

Like to see Sigma to offer focal length 16-35 as this wide end focal length is more useful to cover various scenario of photography. The latest unofficial "standard" lens for general purpose lens lens is started @ fl 24 (FF).

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: Without image stabilization with this focal length is not a good stuff.

Should be specialized design for Pentax and Sony mount ? Hahahaha......

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: Can't wait to mount one of these on a Pentax Q!

You are rich of imagination......seriously.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 02:46 UTC
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Petroglyph: I wonder if Ricoh will re-badge Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 & Tamron 150-600 S as Pentax lenses? Apparently, the new Pentax will be manufactured at the same Tamron plant as those two.

Let us guest ? I'm sure Pentax still work for their own 24-70 * lens in the near future to match with newest release pro grade lens of 70-200*. May be can be w/F2.8* or faster. So, it is logic to re-badge other Tamron lens to accompany this lens. A good third party lens (price/ performance ratio) with focal lens Tamron 70-200 is a good choice.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
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Petroglyph: I wonder if Ricoh will re-badge Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 & Tamron 150-600 S as Pentax lenses? Apparently, the new Pentax will be manufactured at the same Tamron plant as those two.

If this happened, I thought this will be a good move to temporary fill the gaps of lenses for upcoming FF camera. As many FA lenses and other manual older lenses are going to hard to find and expensive. As far as meet the Pentax standard quality this move will give positive effect on sales. So they have time to design their proper star lenses

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
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Rob Sims: The workhorse of any professional Full Frame system:
F2.8 24-70mm
F2.8 70-200mm

Sony, are you taking note?

Pentax should re-badge Tamron 70-200 as they did with this Pentax 24-70. So, both lenses will be acted as "prosumer" tools which take into account price-performance ratio.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
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Marksphoto: 2.8 is old news, give us 2.0 and you have a deal.

Pentax should do for their Pentax DFA 24-70 star! This will be justified for higher grade than this lens announcement.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 04:46 UTC

Am I wrong? Is this not a Star lens? This lens looks identical to Tamron lens which is good performer too. So, will the star lens still in design ? Or Pentax play in affordable FF lens? Will they also re-badge the Tamron 70-200? BTW, this will give more option for us. Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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matt mikulla: Don't like it? Don't buy it.

This lens could be a lot of fun. Fun like: put it on your camera and go make some images!

Not sure why they would release this for just Leica right now. Why not Sony, Olympus and Fuji X mount?

Just for someone who dreams to be different than to the plumpness

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)
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winkalman: For those lamenting the lack of a built in flash, why not just go with a small hotshoe flash that offers higher output and bounce capabilities like Metz's mecablitz 26 AF-1?


Like to here Pentax announces new small flash which can works as commander.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:33 UTC
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