Robbie Corrigan

Joined on Sep 11, 2008

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Thoughts: Hopefully, Rich/Pentax will slowly update their 31-43-77 Limited lenses too. They are truly special. Then the system will be even more exciting.

Why? They create beautiful images as it is. Btw 'Images' is the watchword here, you know pictures to treasure, capturing the moment. Not a test chart...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 21:44 UTC
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Burnt to a Crisp: I don't care how good the camera is. This brand has ZERO cachet.

Most people on the street would be like "What the heck is a Ricoh???"

Except it is badged Pentax not Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 21:41 UTC
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Searching: One ugly looking lens, hope it performs much better than it looks.

Can you show us an example of a pretty lens? So we can see where you are coming from. I personally think the SMC-P FA77/1.8 is one of 'The' prettiest lens ever made.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 21:30 UTC
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Elliot H: I have yet to see a pro use a Pentax digital camera

And?
Does that mean you will only buy a phone if you have seen it used by a telemarketer or receptionist?
Or only buy a washing machine if you have seen it used in a laundrette in a professional capacity?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 21:20 UTC

Little typo in article. * lens have an AW designation for All Weather which is not to be confused with WR for Weather Resistant. In simple terms, AW can survive a dunking whereas WR can survive a splash 😀

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 22:51 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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fPrime: Very in tune with the trend in lens design these days... big, heavy, sharp, and well corrected but with relatively flat, characterless rendering.

You need to try out the Pentax FA77/1.8 Limited :) Pop and 3D there for the asking. Trouble is a lot of posters go by numbers and not the returned image.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 02:09 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

Are you basing the poor low light AF when combined the the Sigma ART lens? I.e was it more prevalent when used with Sigma rather than a genuine Nikkor?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (102 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Don't know why existing Pentax owners are the main target. It's not as if they have a lot of full frame lenses to use coming from crop sensor DSLR's.

I see this more as being a new DSLR aimed at any previously brand loyal photographer.

What Pentax need to do is to ramp up FF lens launches.

From old to new: Takumar, Super Takumar, K Series, M Series, A Series (these have auto aperture on K-1), F Series, FA Series, DA Series (Crop typically), D FA (some of these are FA type but optics tuned for Digital)
HD is latest coating replacing SMC
Some of the series have a * designation, i.e. A* 85/1.4 or FA*200/4 Macro - These are what Pentax would deem top of the line optically. There are also different sub types within each series, notably the FA Limited or DA Limited, these will have a certain character, i.e. with the FA Limited's the design brief was to return an analog type rendering, the DA Limited's would be about small size and good performance from the widest aperture while keeping up to date with rendering fashions.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
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Terkwoiz: Amazing camera and great price. After reading through the comments it's clear that there is a lot of interest from current non-Pentax users but a main concern seems to be lens availability/affordability. Also concern whether the available lenses will be able to handle the demands of the sensor (ie: not originally designed for film).

Can any of you who know please list the best lenses available for someone who is interested in buying this k-1? I currently use Sony with 25mm, 35mm, and 90mm. I was thinking about getting the new Sony gm zoom but now I might switch over to this system 😄.
Thanks!

25: Hunt down the FA*24/2 or Zeiss 2.8/25 ZK or wait for new Pentax wide aperture wide angle on lens roadmap
35: FA31/1.8 Limited or Sigma 35/1.4 ART or FA35/2
90: FA77/1.8 Limited, Tamron 90/2.8 macro or hunt down FA*85/1.4 or Zeiss 85/1.4 ZK
The Zeiss lens will be manual, Tamron is sharp across frame whereas the 77 and 85s will be more for portraiture.
The 31 is classed as one of of not the strongest all rounder lens in the current Pentax lineup with above average resolution and rendering, the FA35 will give you 95% for a third the cost. The Sigma is big, has its fans if you prefer sharpness overall buy there have been reports of inaccurate AF across brands.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:30 UTC
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (102 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Don't know why existing Pentax owners are the main target. It's not as if they have a lot of full frame lenses to use coming from crop sensor DSLR's.

I see this more as being a new DSLR aimed at any previously brand loyal photographer.

What Pentax need to do is to ramp up FF lens launches.

Hahaha, you don't know the typical Pentaxian that frequent either here or Pentaxforums. I'll give you an example, I have 7 K mount lens, 2 are limited to crop sensor (Zooms DA*16-50/2.8 & DA*50-135/2.8), the rest of my lens kit are all FF and from what I can gather will be very capable of producing excellent images with the K-1 and I have 3 more to get in before I get the K-1 for Christmas. Compared to some, I am a lightweight in the lens collection game.
A lot of Pentax owners will have dipped in and out of the pretty broad range of previous FF lens series (Takumar, K, M, A, F, FA, DFA) to accumulate lots of FF lenses, all waiting for a FF body.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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Kostasm: Amazing performance indeed. So bad though there are no equivalent to the sensor lens options at the moment. Visible CA ruins the perfection. Just image how an Otus lens would perform in pixel shift..

Have one, a Leitz Weitzlar Makro-Elmarit 2.8/60, performs beautifully on my K-3 with a quite distinctive rendition. Bit of flare monster if caught with side light though :)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Hope all this and the K-1's selling numbers are compelling reasons enough for Sigma to port all their ART lenses to K mount, that on itself will be a real boost for K-1 sales, at least that will convince me to get a K-1.

So your bokeh can be sharp? :)) Sigma lens seem to bench well but they lack character and feel in their rendering. It's an intangible thing that is difficult to measure but it is one of the reasons that the three Princesses are so beloved by their owners. The Princesses being the FA31/1.8, FA43/1.9 & FA77/1.8

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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Kostasm: Amazing performance indeed. So bad though there are no equivalent to the sensor lens options at the moment. Visible CA ruins the perfection. Just image how an Otus lens would perform in pixel shift..

Your point being that Pentax have released a Full Frame camera for £1,599 and to do it justice you think they need to mount a lens costing £3,000+? :) I'm thinking a bit of a bargain for this body. If you need a flat plane of view, that has good resolution, low CA, then Pentax have the DFA50/2.8 Macro - Photozone was quite impressed with it when they tested it recently, and all for less than £400.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: I thought Limited Pentax lenses were the best ever, as claimed by pentax aficionados.

@nicolaiecostel, not at all. Thanks for asking. I'll let you in on a secret, perhaps you should try mounting your lens on a camera? I can only presume that it would induce less hurt in the area you describe. A link for you to read:
https://luminous-landscape.com/sm-02-05-02/

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: I thought Limited Pentax lenses were the best ever, as claimed by pentax aficionados.

Yep, they are :), now f off and troll somewhere else.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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420deimos: Nice write up, Carey understands...

I agree give me the K-1 and a 43 f1.9 Limited and who needs much more...

43 is the perfect normal. Small, light, fast enough, excellent contrast and sharp where and when you want it to be. One of the ultimate reportage lens designs.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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Kostasm: Pixel Shift function looks impressive and quite fast. Some Zeiss ZK lenses is all we need and we are already there (we, NOT the Pentaxians)

Some Pentaxian's will already have some Zeiss ZK glass waiting for playtime on the K-1. That being said, more would be preferable, especially in the wider prime area with the Milvus 2.8/21 and Classic 2/25 being stand outs for prime users.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)

Nicely written piece. The most important paragraph describes with whom this model has been developed for, namely the loyal 'Pentaxian'. If you frequent the Pentax forum on here or on other sites, one thing that you will notice almost immediately is the sometimes staggering amount of lens that quite a few have in their possession. I've trimmed down quite a bit but have a pretty good idea of which optics will be capable and which will be less so. You are correct in that if you wish to fully experience the quality of this sensor then the easiest way will be to pick up the 3 fast zooms and the super telephone zoom. I say easiest but not the only way, the FA Limiteds, the DFA macros (50 and 100) are stellar optics and can go toe to toe with any equivalent competitor and come in exceptionally small packaging. Previous highlights would include the FA* teles such as the 600/4 and 200/4 Macro. In MF I would highlight the A*85/1.4 and A*135/1.8 and the A50/1.2, going a bit older the K50/1.4 has a distinctive look all to itself and the K28/3.5 and K35/3.5 will surprise you with edge to edge resolution. Coatings wise, an SMC lens will be equivalent to a Zeiss T* of the same generation. Half the fun of being a Pentaxian is searching out, and then understanding these gems which have fabulous character.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 143rd comment
On article Pentax smc DA* 55mm 1:1.4 SDM review (3 comments in total)

Perhaps the 'Very Expensive' for its class should be reassessed? Pentax was just early to the high end 50 market by about 3 or 4 years :) See Zeiss OTUS, Sigma ART, Nikon 58....
AF is also excellent with K-5 (K-5II or K-5IIS), K-3, K-3II
Lastly, it is also FF!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 comments in total)

Paper launch?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 7th comment
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