Alex Sarbu

Joined on May 25, 2006

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  • This is true. Even the older designs shared between Pentax and Tokina were mostly Pentax designs, except for the DA 12-24 which is however discontinued. Nope; the only Tamron zooms are the D FA ...
  • Nowhere in the press release are they talking about lowering production volume . Alex
  • No, it doesn't. It means they're adapting the manufacturing process to allow a limited form of customization. Alex
  • The DSLR is what some people want. Ricoh is serving that niche. We're not voting on what everyone will have to dinner, or which camera type to use. Alex
  • I keep hearing this for decades. "Pentax is dead this time. No, really. They'll be gone within a year". Sometimes it's accompanied by sound buying advice: "Get this new Samsung mirrorless, it's so...

  • Replied in Whether or not
    Maybe it's only for Japan, as they write in the press release? Alex
  • Replied in My 2p
    +1 I don't think "made to order" is accurate; rather, made in smaller batches and integrating customizations. Made to order might be reserved It's difficult to even guess, when we don't know ...
  • No "maybe mostly". Since the D FA* primes, they're truly back as a top optical lens maker. Yeah, so? Nobody's only making top lenses, not even Leica. And sometimes rebadging is the "best" choice ...
  • Petapixel is that site which claimed the K-3iii is "delayed indefinitely", never to be released. Use this: https://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info/2022/20220120_031454.html and your preferred ...
  • That model is AFAIK basically a LiteOn with Plextor firmware; Plextor gave up on making their own units a while back. I just removed a PX-760 - one of, if not the last true Plextors - from my PC's ...
  • No, that isn't an Osborne effect - which refers specifically to what happened with Osborne Computers after they preannounced a new model. And it has nothing to do with Pentax anyway. Alex
  • AFAIK nobody has camera roadmaps. Perhaps such a thing would kill sales for existing models? (Osborne effect) Things would be made worse by not being able to publish a full list of specs and prices ...
  • Tokina degraded from an optical lens maker to Chinese lenses rebadges. Pentax doesn't rebadge any Kenko Tokina lenses . There are 4 Tamrons, but that's all (and they are indeed Tamron, not ...
  • Actually MILCs are the present. ;-) Viltrox is focusing on the volume. But even if it weren't, no way Pentax would rebadge their lenses. Alex
  • Hmm... they are releasing QTS and QuTS Hero versions close to each other... I think they must be sharing a lot (and, of course, differ in some significant areas). Except for what I already said ...
  • It's not an implication, but a specification :-) The K-mount bayonet flange must be precisely at 45.46mm from the film/sensor plane. SLR mounts have a longer register/flange distance than ...
  • That's exactly my conclusion. But I want a 2 SSD + 4 HDD configuration. Perhaps I could use a PCIe card with 2 M.2 SSDs? Then, I'd be stuck with 1GbE. And it's as expensive as a NAS around here ...
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    Maybe they're avoiding the problem? Could they use BTRFS on top of mdadm RAID5 or something? Yeah, as I said I won't go Synology so it doesn't matter to me either. Alex
  • Replied in BTRFS...
    About I have no experience with BTRFS, but people are saying it's still somewhat buggy, particularly in RAID environment (seems to work well enough with Synology, though). I'm not sure these aren't ...
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