PentUp

Lives in Australia WA, Australia
Joined on May 21, 2008

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  • IMO 5r82 is using an honest comparison. This thread is about affordability. 5r82 is comparing affordable equivalent zoom range lenses that can mount to a Nikon compared to a Pentax. The reality is ...
  • Perhaps you didn't read the OP's opening post clearly. 1. OP is going to be on safari in Zambia/Botswana. They don't use "pop-top Toyota "safari jeep"" in those countries like they do in East ...
  • yup I know :) actually that was no so much directed at you but other posters who were saying that Pentax should just drop APS-C altogether. it was their most successful line in a while because it ...
  • Errm, no one is “looking down on” you Alex, and the value of my opinion is not measured by what I own either. But I would have bought the Pentax 50-500mm and 70-200 f2.8 if they had existed at the ...
  • Well in my case my workhorse lens is the Sigma 50-500 HSM OS. My primary interest is in wildlife photography and most of that in Africa (Zambia), where the 50-500 zoom range is invaluable. I hope ...
  • +1 !
  • Of course their are rumours that you may have to look forward to CP+ 2021 instead ? :)
  • Yes, maybe it was a success for Ricoh? But I am not a shareholder of Ricoh or a consumer of FF cameras, so to me (and I suspect the majority of Pentax APS-C users) that "success" is either ...
  • No, its measured by customers. and if customers aren't appeased, they walk. Pentax is not a monopoly on cameras, they are merely a competitor. and not the most competitive when it comes to ...
  • Be careful what you wish for. The more of us APS-C types who get fed up with waiting and move to another brand, the more expensive it is going to get for the FF remainers, as Pentax's customer ...
  • Only to those people who wanted a FF camera. For those who wanted current options in top APS-C well... behh <shrug>
  • I have used the Pentax 18-135 in Zambia on safari. It did not impress me as much as the Pentax 18-270. Where as my son’s Sigma 18-300 blew them both out of the water in performance. It really is a ...
  • “Confirmed”... seems like a bit of glass half full of rose tinted glasses to me 🙂🤔 more like “aluded to” ... if it was confirmed he would be able to tell us something useful, like maybe what year ...
  • The problem with bringing "extra lenses to fill in from 17mm to 150mm" is that the OP would need an extra body to put them on. I would never recommend changing lenses on an open safari vehicle. ...
  • I agree, 300 is minimum and I have successfully used a Pentax 55-300. But it is not adequate for birds and Southern Africa is a paradise of interesting birds. Once you have a lens that reaches out ...
  • Is the DFA 150-450 too long at the wide end for Zambia? Yes it is. There are times where you will want to get shots of elephants, lions merely meters away from your vehicle. 140mm is no where near ...
  • Horatiu I was born and raised in Zambia. I always take the following 3 lenses on Safari (with my K5ii), especially for South Luangwa: 1. Sigma 50-500 OS HSM - main lens, gets the most use at all ...
  • Sorry, the called it "Custom" not "special". Special may have been too ambitious. Given the paintjob maybe "Kustom" could have hit the spot?
  • So, CP+ 2019 came and went and Ricoh maybe forgot that they were supposed to display something Pentax related in the "100th anniversary year of Pentax"... ... so the night before they got their ...
  • What in Pentax's history of sharing relevant detailed information would make you think that? :)
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