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On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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SnappyUK: Serious value for money, and the commitment to legacy glass is admirable, as are some of the more specialised features contained within the body.

If I hadn't already got a significant investment in another manufacturer's system, I'd be very tempted by this. As it is, I can only hope that the low price triggers a reduction in the cost of other makers' full-frame bodies.

I was talking about legacy film glass ("full frame"), but taking into account the potential additional space required by sensor movement (SR).
As you can see, I'm being even overly cautious.

Resolution in the "center" is already known since I and others
already shoot '70s film glass on 16 and 24MP APS-C cameras with fantastic results, at least technically speaking if not photographically! ;-)

If it comes (the Otus), I'll like it :-)

@jonny: the fact is that lens vignetting gets you an unbalanced picture if you crop.
Post-crop vignetting (that I rarely use, and when I need it, I draw it by hand where I need it) OTOH is centered on the frame

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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h2k: "At the time of launch, Ricoh offers approximately 12 FA and DFA full-frame lenses."
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Wondering what's the difference.

Yeah, tell me what's it like afterwards :-)
But you can't compare "normal" glass to the Limiteds... those are special in my opinion and in that of most people.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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SnappyUK: Serious value for money, and the commitment to legacy glass is admirable, as are some of the more specialised features contained within the body.

If I hadn't already got a significant investment in another manufacturer's system, I'd be very tempted by this. As it is, I can only hope that the low price triggers a reduction in the cost of other makers' full-frame bodies.

36MP FF would be roughly equivalent to 16MP APS-C, so I can't see nothing wrong there.

Many primes I own have almost no distortion, a +-3 in Camera RAW, tops.

I'll expect a little falloff at the corners (both loss of light - which can be corrected easily - and sharpness) but nothing dramatic.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
On article First shots: Pentax K-1 pre-production sample gallery (37 comments in total)
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Horshack: Goodness in the shadows. Here's a before and after from #1, with the latter having +5EV exposure and +100 in shadows (LR 6):

https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-Mhq4v7F/0/O/i-Mhq4v7F.jpg
https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-WjCGbHT/0/O/i-WjCGbHT.jpg

There's still chromatic aberration to correct, but that's just one check box and it always does his job.

It's really marvellous, nice effort on your part too!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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veritalens: Question! I have never used any Ricoh/Pentax cameras (although I would like a GRII), is the pixel-shift procedure output comparable to Sigma's Foveon tech? Is the output similar?

There are some interesting developments on the "other" pentax forum, where a user managed to cancel the disadvantages of the pixel shift with moving subjects (e.g. leaves etc.) by using a script and basically taking pixel that varied more than a user-specified threshold from a single RAW image, and interpolating the rest.

All the candies, none of the toothaches :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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h2k: "At the time of launch, Ricoh offers approximately 12 FA and DFA full-frame lenses."
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Wondering what's the difference.

@Mike have you tried Pentax "legacy" glass?
BTW the three "amigos" AKA "limited" are also considered "legacy", but to say that they are astounding performers is an understatement...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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The Squire: Big news. I wasn't sure if this or Duke Nukem Forever was going to be released first.

They don't release very often, but when they do it's always interesting... I almost bought in to Pentax a few years ago, only the slow release cycles put me off.

Would you prefere a fast release cycle where this year's model bugs will be solved in next year's? I wouldn't...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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SnappyUK: Serious value for money, and the commitment to legacy glass is admirable, as are some of the more specialised features contained within the body.

If I hadn't already got a significant investment in another manufacturer's system, I'd be very tempted by this. As it is, I can only hope that the low price triggers a reduction in the cost of other makers' full-frame bodies.

People are already doing that with Sony FF mirrorless...
Other people are doing that with Pentax 24MP APS-C models...
Pentax legacy glass was good, y'know? :-P

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2617 comments in total)

It's.
Beautiful.

:-)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:23 UTC as 673rd comment

On a more serious note, what's the expected light loss?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 7th comment

...Rice High? whops, sorry, University! :-P

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: OK, Ricoh is still alive, about time we heard something from them.

The fact that they announce a new color is not important, the act that they announce anything is.

Still hope for a new camera from them.

For those who ask wtf is this; stone-age camera? No othe rbrand has a sensor + lens combi tuned to eachother as Ricoh. Spent 600 on any other camera, and this small gem will blow your pics away.

My workflow cannot be shorter than when i use Ricoh.

That's exactly my point... but I won't dwell on this meaningless exchange any more.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:26 UTC
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: OK, Ricoh is still alive, about time we heard something from them.

The fact that they announce a new color is not important, the act that they announce anything is.

Still hope for a new camera from them.

For those who ask wtf is this; stone-age camera? No othe rbrand has a sensor + lens combi tuned to eachother as Ricoh. Spent 600 on any other camera, and this small gem will blow your pics away.

My workflow cannot be shorter than when i use Ricoh.

K-3 had Ricoh written on it.
K-3II hadn't.
Was the K-3 a Pentax product or a Ricoh product? and what about the K-3II?

I didn't start with insults, it's you who did, and by your very admission, and no, it was not all that "veiled"...
And yes I meant a Ricoh-Pentax camera (duh!)...
I can't fathom how a sticker is more important to you than a camera, but to each his own I guess...

That said, if you believe RicohRicoh product are superior to RicohPentax ones, that's ok with me, but don't get all riled up just because you misunderstood something I said.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: OK, Ricoh is still alive, about time we heard something from them.

The fact that they announce a new color is not important, the act that they announce anything is.

Still hope for a new camera from them.

For those who ask wtf is this; stone-age camera? No othe rbrand has a sensor + lens combi tuned to eachother as Ricoh. Spent 600 on any other camera, and this small gem will blow your pics away.

My workflow cannot be shorter than when i use Ricoh.

Pentax is owned by Ricoh, and the FF announcement is set for 18/2, what's difficult to understand about it?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: OK, Ricoh is still alive, about time we heard something from them.

The fact that they announce a new color is not important, the act that they announce anything is.

Still hope for a new camera from them.

For those who ask wtf is this; stone-age camera? No othe rbrand has a sensor + lens combi tuned to eachother as Ricoh. Spent 600 on any other camera, and this small gem will blow your pics away.

My workflow cannot be shorter than when i use Ricoh.

Just wait two more days... ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: I just can't decide which one I can't afford, this one or the D5. Maybe I'll just not get both of them and wait for Pentax.

A sound proposition ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:46 UTC

Only true panda is the Pentax K-01! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 17th comment
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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Satyaa: I just watched the video on HD TV (1080P TV, not 4K). The video is not any better than 4K videos I've seen from M43 or even 1" cameras (such as RX10 II).

I like Nikon for photography. My camera does a very good job of that. I don't use video. I don't care for what this camera can do with video.

The feats of those atheletes and the videographer's skills are definitely beyond the ordinary.

You looked at a 4K video on a 1080p TV and compared it to other 4K videos on a 1080p TV? :-|

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: I would love to see a Pentax K adapter to Micro4/3

I would not :-P
It would only erode market share for Ricoh/Pentax and give you no real advantage.

What I mean is that I, as a Pentax User, would consider a m4/3 system for portability and - possibly - AF, and with an adapter you lose both.

Only thing I would consider is a glass-less adapter to use something like the SMC-M 100mm f/2.8 or a similar lens from Nikon, in order to have a relatively compact and hi-IQ 200mm FoV equivalent.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards (43 comments in total)

We don't need another "standard" from Sony...
It's like the plague... they always come up with something different and not compatible with everybody else's tech.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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