andy amos

Lives in Spain Madrid, Spain
Works as a Designer
Joined on Jul 19, 2001
About me:

Pentax K7 (x2) Km
A_50/1.7, A_28/2.8, A_135/2.8
DA_18-55 WR/ 3.5-5.6
Samsung 50-200 /4-5
Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3
DA 40
DA 70
DA 16-45
DA 55-300
Rynox M-250

Penta Q
02 15-45

Olympus e-410
OM_28/2.8, OM_50/1.7
E_14-42 KIT
E_50-150 KIT
Contax Zeiss CM_50/1.7


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April 1st, looking more plausible!!
If they had shown images for the display system out of I-Robot on April Fools Day, I'd be laughing!
Does the market really require such an excess? If the competition is that tough, why don't they make the display removable altogether, maybe use wifi, and add internet and 3G, oh, thats sounds like my HD mobile phone! Hmm now thats a thought?? Oh, darn, gopro do that already!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 16:01 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

steve ohlhaber: You can already get a housing on ebay for $20 that has a 37mm filter thread, a strap and tripod mount base.

Just bought one! 20 euros! Oh I am a happy bunnie! Rediculous obsession to get small cameras to hang around my neck on the go! I blame the Pentax Q for starting this fad of mine!!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 10:02 UTC
In reply to:

steve ohlhaber: You can already get a housing on ebay for $20 that has a 37mm filter thread, a strap and tripod mount base.

OOOOOH....That was quick, I'm off to ebay, thanks for the link!!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 07:47 UTC

Excellent idea! fantastic design and usability! but I'm going to have to wait for the plastic MKII for 20 bucks.....and if they don't do one someone else will!!

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

Just had a thought! Its not April 1st again?? Those who have followed the Pentax FF holy grail will know where I'm coming from!!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Indeed the Genisis and Mother of all forum blogs hath come true!! To all prodigal Pentax users who hath wondered off into the full frame wilderness of SonCaniKon, may you come back to the flock. And yea, to those who were struck down for uttering FF blasphemy, may you be resurrected and placed on the most high of forum podiums! LOL!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 11:38 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)
In reply to:

Revenant: Ricoh/Pentax makes very capable cameras, but they need to forbid drinking during working hours.

...and conviscate all Buck Rogers DVDs and simon light games from R&D, it all seems a bit Twiki!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 13:53 UTC

Maybe Phil should open up a new forum here on Dpreview for pet selfies?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:34 UTC as 81st comment
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)
In reply to:

vroger1: OK- I "feel" it's coming- a Lumix super-duper zoom- let's say 24 through 1000 mm + together with a 2.8 aperture throughout the range and a larger sensor than the fz200 which has given me (as I have said in the past) so much pleasure.

It will be called the FZ2001 and its lens will be able to physically distort the space time mediunm making it possible to zoom up to Pluto as though its at the end of your nose. Unfortunately the motorized zoom will take several light years to reach full magnification.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)

The huge zoom range and price make this little baby actually tempting, especially for the those of us uncontrollably compelled to shoot the moon every month and any wild animal that stays still for 2 seconds (maybe a bit longer).
We know who we are, mixed in with family smiley faces and nice weekend day trip panaramics, theres a host of birds, insects, reptiles etc, often barely recognisable even with the top end of a 300mm travel zoom. 2x adapters, extension tubes and the like gather dust as they really aren't practicle for day trips and the aperture reduction makes virtually every affordible lens in ones collection, slow as hell!

This could well be the "Maybe a little something extra for the weekend?". A cheakie model you could even give to the kids to knock around with.

Mind you, I hope its bundled with a tripod!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:50 UTC as 39th comment
On article Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (185 comments in total)

More players the better in my opinion!
It harkens back to the days of Centon SLR cameras using the K mount and sold by Jessops in the UK. Basic but well made, no nonsense, does the job at a fraction of the price....and street price could well be its make or break.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:23 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (866 comments in total)
In reply to:

Samaistuin: Thanks for posting the review. I'd have appreciated a little paragraph regarding the pocketability, though, rather than a small line in the conclusion.

The M3's pocketability was subject to debates in the forums.

Hammer´s pants would probably fit a tripod, charger and accessory bag too! Not to say he would be boasting!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
In reply to:

andy amos: It should make for a very stylish paperweight in a couple of years.

You are so right, only I wouldn't buy this camera other than as very nice paperwieght in a couple of years time. Its under specked and over priced before launch but the body is a work of art! Hopefully they'll just sell the shell.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 21:34 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

It should make for a very stylish paperweight in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 434th comment | 2 replies
On article Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing (73 comments in total)

Stunning way to use a drone to film! In such a potentially dangerous enviroment I take my hat off to the alternative thinking.Excellent!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 21st comment
On article Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' (333 comments in total)

I should have read this yesturday, great job guys! As an OM-1n owner it hit a romantic heart string too! ISO cartridges, that put a smile on my face!
Next year, I look forward to reading about a Ricoh (Pentax name will be taken off) K-0 extra full frame DSLR with Infra-red filter instead of AA, and breaking with tradition, no compatability with previous K mount lenses!! That should cause a stir :)

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 49th comment
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)
In reply to:

Frank Neunemann: IMHO the by far ugliest camera design I have seen in a long time.

Mark Newson, all is forgiven, please phone Sigma!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 16:33 UTC

Can't wait for a dpreview "first look / hands-on" with this design!
And half expect comments like " I appreciated my thumb hugging the back of the camera more and the reassuring sensation when sliding it up and down to press the control buttons" or " Every time I went to press the focus button I nearly dropped the camera".

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 197th comment
In reply to:

ethanolson: I'm excited to hear about the Macro for the Q.

Would have been even more exciting to hear about a wide angle prime! My 5-15mm is great with 5mm used a lot. For that reason the 01 at 8mm never really hit my soft spot except for its tiny sizr.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
In reply to:

fakuryu: Too bad, Tamron is snubbing the Pentax-K mount again. Given that this lens is splash proof, it makes perfect sense for Pentax users who wants one travel zoom lens because of the affordable weather sealed bodies.

This COULD have given my DA 16-45, DA 55-300 and Tamron 18-250 cause for concern as an answer for the eternal travel zoom solution!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
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