iudex

iudex

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Kudos to Pentax for many things: introducing lenses before releasing the body (do you notice that Sony?), as well as for the fantastic price compared to C&N (or basically any fast FF zoom).
The only thing I have troubles accepting is the size of the new lenses, being used to tiny Pentax lenses (not only Limiteds) those new zooms look huge (not only FF lenses, also the 16-85mm).

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 10:05 UTC as 44th comment
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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Fogsprig: They have nothing to do in APS-C directory or what?
Kind of sad news, because K-3 was a really nice camera but it's obsolete IMHO.

No, Pentax has been heasitating for long, considering potential losses or gains. But obviously the management saw the direction of Nikon (concentration on FF, leaving APSC behind) and came to the conclusion FF is the future. APSC will continue to be eaten by mirrorless, but FF DSLR has no real competition (one swallow does not make summer).

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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rishikol: Wish List
Full frame, 24 to 36 Mpix, Usable ISO -102400, 12fps, AF Accuracy 95%, Tracking AF accuracy 90%, comparability with old lenses, Mirror up AF-C accuracy = 95%. 4K internal Video with S-log.
Super wish - Comparability with Canon & Nikon Glass.
Hyper Wish - Price USD 1500.00 :)

My wish list:
FF
max. 24 MPx
price max. 1500 eur.
Available now. ;-)
Just this simple.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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William Koehler: What would you like to see from a full-frame Pentax DSLR?

Available for purchase.

They announced that it was nine months in the future, now it's another six months in the future, at this rate by the time it is released its time will be passed.

Exactly. I have no special wishes, I would be very satisfied with only the features that the K-3 II has, with a FF sensor.
But please RICOH move on, your fans don´t have eternal patience!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)
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iudex: To all you guys that don´t know much about Pentax and wonder about what lenses will the FF use: Pentax already has 9 fullframe lenses in it´s recent lineup; 3 FF lenses are in the roadmap for 2015 or later (I guess they will be introduced at the same time with the FF), not mentioning dozens of discontinued FF lenses and current DA lenses, that are oficially APSC only, but are proved to cover FF.
So compared to any other new camera system (Fuji X-mount, Sony FE etc) the FF Pentax will have the most lenses available already upon introduction.

Even if we stick to current official FF lenses, there are:
FA 31mm f1,8
FA 35mm f2
FA 43mm f1,9
FA 50mm f1,4
DFA 50mm f2,8
FA 77mm f1,8
DFA 100mm f2,8
DFA 70-200mm f2,8
DFA 150-450mm f4,5-5,6
3 lenses are announced in the lens roadmap for 2015:
DFA large diameret standard zoom (obviously 24-70mm f2,8)
DFA standard zoom (probably slover kit zoom cca. 28-105mm)
DFA large diameter wide zoom (probably 15-30mm f2,8).
So by the time the FF body is introduced there should be all the basic lenses covering 15 to 450mm. Good for beginning I´d say.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)

To all you guys that don´t know much about Pentax and wonder about what lenses will the FF use: Pentax already has 9 fullframe lenses in it´s recent lineup; 3 FF lenses are in the roadmap for 2015 or later (I guess they will be introduced at the same time with the FF), not mentioning dozens of discontinued FF lenses and current DA lenses, that are oficially APSC only, but are proved to cover FF.
So compared to any other new camera system (Fuji X-mount, Sony FE etc) the FF Pentax will have the most lenses available already upon introduction.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 22:00 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
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marshwader: Lovely photograph. I admired it when I first saw it a while ago. A well deserved award.
Which camera did he use. It's not specified and would be interesting to know. A "weather resistant camera" with a 70-200 f/2.8 zoom. Was it a Canon by any chance?

It is obvious: the picture was not shot with a Sony camera, so Sony was not going to advertize other brands. If it was Sony, I am pretty sure the exif would be published.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
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Shiranai: $600 (quote of Cnet) IMO is a little bit much to ask.
I mean you can get a Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens for 50 bucks less. And instead of the bigger aperture, the Tamron has not much more to offer.

Yeah, good point. The weather sealing makes these lenses very desirable for Pentax shooters (future FF model) so it would be nice if Tamron reconsidered it´s decision not to make Pentax mount lenses any more.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:26 UTC

How about Pentax? It is clear Pentax will introduce it´s FF soon so a FF prime lens would be a nice "birthday present". THe FA 31mm f1,8 is nice, however really pricey.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:23 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
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Shiranai: $600 (quote of Cnet) IMO is a little bit much to ask.
I mean you can get a Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens for 50 bucks less. And instead of the bigger aperture, the Tamron has not much more to offer.

"instead of the bigger aperture the Tamron has not much more to offer." well this (lens speed) is what it is about.
And for Nikon users there is the image stabilisation. So this lens has somathing to offer to users of both brands.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
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CameraLabTester: We need companies like Tamron and Sigma to challenge the monopoly of brand name mounts that are outrageously overpriced and without any competitors.

But if the same Tamron and Sigma mob don't offer a much more "bargain" pricing... then shoo them, stick to the original overpriced de facto mob.

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And specifically for Pentax users Tamron and Sigma offer lenses that has no alternative at Pentax. In my case it´s 50:50 (2 Sigma and 2 Pentax lenses).

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
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iudex: Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip.
So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.

@Mk82: re: "Because when you move and you carry camera with you, you naturally have lens unmounted from the body and you have lens and body in different pockets." Really? I ALWAYS leave the lens on my camera and would never travel with detached lens. Apart from the fact that it is not very practical it is the best way to get your sensor dirty (constant putting the lens on/off).
"it gives great grip if you just know how to hold the cameras correctly." Wlee I didn´t know holding a camera is rocket science that needs to be learned. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
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iudex: Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip.
So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.

Yes, it´s a solution. But it would be much better if the built-in grip was already sufficient without the need to pay for extra gear, not mentioning the fact that the added volume is not used as it could have been (e.g. for bigger battery). But this is a problem of many small CSCs and at least Oly offers a solution (though not perfect).

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)

Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip.
So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 23rd comment | 13 replies
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Fogsprig: Some photos are OK, but there's a bunch of "why did they show these?" pics (especially taken with a fisheye).
But after all the 7-14mm is a highly desirable lens.

@showmeyourpics: do you know the meaning of a term "forum"? ;-) I wrote my opinion, agree or disagree with it as you wish, give your reasons, but don´t tell me to go away.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
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Fogsprig: Some photos are OK, but there's a bunch of "why did they show these?" pics (especially taken with a fisheye).
But after all the 7-14mm is a highly desirable lens.

Well that´s maybe because a fisheye is really hard to use for some meaningful shots (IMHO it is the most useless type of lens).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:02 UTC

Nice job DPR and it seems you guys even had fun while doing your work. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:00 UTC as 40th comment
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yoyokal: Definitely will be my main camera. I can accept my S100 image quality, so this is too. I'm tired holding my 6D and sold it, eventhough the IQ is superb. But I'll wait the price come down.

The funny thing is many people do it like you do: go fullframe and then find out the gear is too big and heavy and make a jump back to something tiny like M4/3 or 1". I guess if you guys stayed with APSC you wouldn´t face such problems. APSC DSLRs offer decent image quality, still have the perfect handling (grip, ergonomics) typical for DSLRs but are smaller and lighter than FF.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 07:46 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: Why would anyone want a larger size? Isn't the whole point or mirrorless, and ESPPECIALLY m43 to have a small camera? I was going to buy this but now I'm not so sure

haiiyaa: I dare to disagree, E-M5 si not for large hands, it is still small and most importantly lacking handgrip (yes, you can buy an attachable one, but this is not the way).

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: Why would anyone want a larger size? Isn't the whole point or mirrorless, and ESPPECIALLY m43 to have a small camera? I was going to buy this but now I'm not so sure

@haiiyaa: I agree, GX7 is also good, with decent handgrip; basically for me anything smaller than a GX7 is unecceptably small. Of course you can stick with the kit zoom and never buy a f2,8 zoom, which partially solves the problem, but the missing grip and small buttons on a camera like GM1 still will be a problem for big-handed shooters.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
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