Alex Sarbu

Lives in Romania Romania
Joined on May 25, 2006

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  • Hmm... I thought I replied to this... No, that's wrong. I lost nothing by having the option to buy the K-1 and the D FA 150-450mm, regardless of what other brands were doing. I will lose nothing by ...
  • I just explained how Pentax is expanding. Perhaps you are comparing Pentax with their lens line-up from the film days? Let's see... complaining about the "small K mount eco system and not growing" ...
  • Yes, they were indeed introduced in 2004; not as precursors to a FF DSLR, but because film cameras were still important. I should've said "the new D FA lens line", which is what I actually meant. ...
  • Not growing? Let's see... Pentax entered the digital FF market by first launching the D FA lens line back in 2015 and, one year later, their first FF DSLR. Step by step, Ricoh Imaging is expanding ...
  • All 5 axis of movement are corrected for by moving the sensor within a precisely defined plane. There can't be any impact on the DoF. Why would there be such micro-movements, or "incy wincy change ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    The Df isn't that small (it's wider than the K-1 for example). Get rid of the grip, of the flexible tilt LCD, of the superior build quality, ruin the user interface by gluing some retro-looking ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    The 645 users might disagree ;-) Alex
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    The lens first appeared on the roadmap in September 2008, about 1 year after Hoya took over. I can agree with "Pentax under Hoya", but not with "Hoya". It stayed on the roadmap until Hoya canceled ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    Hoya's only contribution was in canceling it. I agree that a new APS-C flagship is important, even though I might not buy one. We should have at least a new K-mount camera next year. So far, we had ...
  • Replied in Might...
    "What if Pentax dies and I'll have to switch systems at a considerable expense" with no f ear, u ncertainty and d oubt involved? Really? I'm not sure if you have any Pentax equipment, or plans to ...
  • Replied in Not at...
    Thank you for the clarification. Come on... "that wasn't your intention", "it goes against Petroglyph's intentions", "unintended effect" - how can I be less accusatory? Alex
  • Replied in Not at...
    I disagree; if the net effect is raising the panic level, there's much wrong with "pointing that out". There's only one month and a few days since the last new Ricoh Imaging product. Why would I ...
  • Replied in Still
    I don't trust your evaluation in such matters, I'm afraid. You're even missing how I'm not accusing Petroglyph of anything but the best intentions. I'm simply stating the IMHO unintended effect of ...
  • Replied in Dead System?
    As dead as Pentax K, talking about the Olympus side (as I said in another post, Olympus only had one ILC this year - just like Pentax). ;-) Maybe zakaria was thinking about 4/3? It makes no sense ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    How much of that is because of what Hoya did (or didn't), and how much because of what Ricoh did (or didn't)? Remember how the lens introduction rate sharply declined as the project started by the ...
  • Replied in Not at...
    Not if it goes against Petroglyph's intentions, and does nothing but needlessly raise f ear, u ncertainty and d oubt about Pentax' future. Do you have any proof that it "may indeed play that way in ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    Proof by analogy is fraud . (Bjarne Stroustrup) But if we have to make an analogy, at least make sure it's pertinent. When Olympus gave up on 4/3 they already had the replacement on the market for ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    The advantage of using the Samsung story is that one could spread doubt about every and any Pentax product - "what if it's the last?", not to say about roadmaps and other official info. Not hard at ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    You should ask Ricoh Imaging, I'm just a Pentaxian. However, Ricoh Imaging said yes: "We feel that there is a need for an APS-C flagship model with these advantages. A successor to the K-3 II is ...
  • Replied in Buying a KP
    I'm sure we will have some interesting news at CP+. I don't know if about a new APS-C flagship. What's your solution, then? Alex
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