iudex

iudex

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
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On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)
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Cheezr: I would like a modern 16-70mm APS-C WR lens from Pentax..

I guess he meant something faster, preferably f2,8- or f4.
But there are actually many standard zooms (16-50, 16-85, 17-70, 18-50, 18-55, 18-135, 20-40), so no big need for another one. A refresh of some older designs (16-50, 17-70) would be nice though.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)

Wow, this is a real Behemoth!
But this is the trend, set by amazing Sigma Art lenses and Pentax cannot stand aside if it wants to be taken seriously. Top optical results require a lot of heavy glass, 36+ MPx sensors are demanding and the times when a nifty fifty had 6 elements (Pentax DA 50/1,8) are gone and if such a lens came every reviewer would tear it apart.
I sometimes wish my tiny 15mm Limited was a bit sharper and had better microcontrast. But when I see the size and weight penalty it would cost I better accept the outcome from a pocketable 170g lens.
So the best way would be making optically perfect, but big and heavy lenses as well as lenses aimed at small size and weight. So basically continue with the Limited range (which seems to be forgotten nowadays).

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 07:28 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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iudex: Great to see a third party manufacturer producing also K-mount lenses. Since Pentax has actually not a single FF wideangle prime (the widest Pentax prime is 31mm, which even cannot be described as wideangle) I believe a lot of Pentax K-1 owners will buy Irix, either the older 15mm or this new 11mm.
Kudos to Irix!

DPPMetro: what "200% upcharge" are you talking about? Tamron 15-30 costs 1199 USD, Pentax 15-30 costs 1249 USD. So negligible difference, well worth the added HD coating.
And as regards the 24-70mm, there is no difference at all (actually Pentax 24-70 is 3 bucks cheaper).

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
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iudex: Great to see a third party manufacturer producing also K-mount lenses. Since Pentax has actually not a single FF wideangle prime (the widest Pentax prime is 31mm, which even cannot be described as wideangle) I believe a lot of Pentax K-1 owners will buy Irix, either the older 15mm or this new 11mm.
Kudos to Irix!

Toselli: OK, it seemed you meant the opposite. As you say, there are 5 lenses to be released this year that should cover the most obvious holes in the lineup (wideangle). Anyhow it´s always good to have third party alternatives, especially when the FF lens lineup is so small by now.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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snapa: Hi Sigma Lens Corporation! A Sony APS-C E-Mount user looking for a few new zoom lenses this year. Your 30mm f2.8/1.4 and 60 f2.8 primes are great, but we need 1-2 high quality, reasonably priced zooms. It seems Sony has forsaken us, hopefully you will not let us down too :(

ShootFilm: yeah, those huge f1,8 zooms are really suitable for tiny a6xxx cameras: http://jozeftimulak.com/blog/
Another good advise? ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:58 UTC
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iudex: Great to see a third party manufacturer producing also K-mount lenses. Since Pentax has actually not a single FF wideangle prime (the widest Pentax prime is 31mm, which even cannot be described as wideangle) I believe a lot of Pentax K-1 owners will buy Irix, either the older 15mm or this new 11mm.
Kudos to Irix!

Toselli: so you say there are lots of APSC lenses and old film era lenses. Fools those who ask for modern lenses designed for 36 MPx fullframe. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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stfn: 14mm f/1.8

For great photos in very narrow darkrooms.

thx1138: I doubt an Art lens will have to be stopped 1,3 EV to get decent performance; my 18-35mm is surprisingly sharp even wide open at f1,8 and stopped 1 EV at f2,5 it is perfect.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
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Jostian: great news pity they STILL haven't added weather sealing!!! I hate using non sealed lenses on sealed body, especially in challenging conditions, doesn't inspire confidence that some dust or water won't get it... come on Sigma!

The 24-70mm is weather sealed.
Btw. I heve the Sigma 18-35mm and while it is not weather-sealed, it has internal focusing and internal zooming, so nothing extends and the gaps are so reassuringly tight that I believe it could survive some light rain with no harm.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:17 UTC

Great to see a third party manufacturer producing also K-mount lenses. Since Pentax has actually not a single FF wideangle prime (the widest Pentax prime is 31mm, which even cannot be described as wideangle) I believe a lot of Pentax K-1 owners will buy Irix, either the older 15mm or this new 11mm.
Kudos to Irix!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:09 UTC as 13th comment | 19 replies
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cosinaphile: i wish they would support pentax

Exactly. The rebadged Tamron a.k.a. Pentax DFA 24-70/2,8 is good, but no mavel and most probably not on the same level as Sigma Art lens and is still quite expensive. With Sigma 24-70 in K-mount I can imagine a lot of Pentaxians buying Sigmas.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:03 UTC

As a gearhead I say: well done, Sigma, there is never enough of your fantastic Art lenses, showing C/N that a great lens does not need to cost a kidney.
As a Pentax APSC user I say: Sigma, go to h.ll with your ignorance of Pentax and neglecting APSC cameras!
OK, I understand that there is an eonomical reason of making fullframe lenses (higher prices, higher profit) and concentrating on the Big Two (Pentax is a niche segment). But I would like to see new version (preferably in highest Art level) of popular, but old 17-50/2,8 or even better a 16-50/2,8 (an equivalent to 24-70mm), as well as a wideangle prime; no need for f1,8, a compact 12mm f2,8 would be nice.
I know Sigma is a small company with limited production, but I keep dreaming of another Art DC lenses with K-mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Howard: What does the 80D have over this one besides FPS?

A much more solid, magnesium-built body? 1/8000s? Weather sealing? Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage? Bigger battery?... enough to differentiate a Rebel from serious EOS.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:19 UTC

As many before me have pointed out, the "DL normal" and "DL telephoto" were not interesting compared to the competition, however the "DL wideangle" was really tempting, something that hasn´t been here before and the DL18-50 would be the only one, without competition. I can imagine such a compact for hiking; tiny pocketable compact for wide landscape shots (something that now requires a much bigger combo of CSC/DSLR + UWA lens). Pitty it was burried.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 265th comment | 1 reply
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stevo23: We will never know the true story behind this cancellation. I don't believe all of what we've been told. Sad - this series was poised to sell. But now that it's so late to market, I think there's little market share left.

Or maybe there is no conspiracy and Nikon simply told the truth: that the cameras would have not made profit and it would be too costly for Nikon. The market for expensive enthusiast compacts is not big and is already dominated by Sony, so gaining some small market share in an already small market simply wasn´t economical.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

Inspirational. I am going to Tromso, Norway to shoot aurora, unfortunately I take a day flight so no chance to see aurora from the plane.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:32 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

8:34 min. made me laugh... This is one of the reasons why I refuse to photograph weddings. You don´t have second chances, if you spoil something, it´s over.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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t.c. marino: forgot to mention the 36mp pentax k1 ff is less expensive...see my previous post below

@ASINMT: I guess you know why, but let me remind you: the most expensive part of a camera is the sensor. So basically a FF camera will be more expensive than APSC or 4/3 camera. Of course there can be some overlapping if the specs are different, e.g. entry-level F can be cheaper than high-end APSC (see the Nikon D500. But if an high-end M43 costs more than high-end FF, something is wrong. It´s like a Mercedes A250 would cost more than a BMW 540i.
Of course there are people who have so deeply invested in the M43 system that they will pay 2 grand for it (though I guess the majority will wait for the price to fall down a bit), but every sane person realizes the price is way too high.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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whakapu: Anyone else a little underwhelmed by these jpegs at that price?

OK, Scotland is special ;-) (although when I was in Scotland last year it was actually warmer there and more sun than in central Europe).
In my experience it doesn´t rain heavily in Iceland, it was more a constant light showers. So maybe no big numbers in rainfall like in Scotland, but quite unpleasant and demanding for the gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Wow, just wow. $2,000 for images that look like they were taken with a compact. Underwhelming.

As you say: for a 3300 eur kit the pictures should be of amazing quality. Which they are (according to majority of users here) not.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Images 15, 20 & 22 Are giant NO NOS! Just like standing on train tracks. People trying to get photos there have lost they're life, in fact MANY have lost they're life in those locations because they are to close to the beach, this is the most DANGEROUS place on EARTH for Freak Waves. You were completely irresponsible!

Sir Corey: AFAIK CamFan is from Iceland and he knows what he is talking about. And yes, there were people drowned on that beach because they underestimated the power of the ocean.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
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