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Pentax K10D, Pentax K-5
DA18-55 (Mk 1)
Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f1.4 SLII
Voigtländer SL 90mm f2.5 APO
Voigtländer SL 125mm f2.5 APO Macro
Voigtländer SL 180mm f4 APO


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On article Pentax WG-3 GPS (67 comments in total)
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RamblingDan: Why do many of the sample shots show focal lengths less than the lens is capable? I.E The dog in the first shot displays a focal length of 4.5mm.

It's a 4.5mm - 18mm lens; the focal lengths showed are the actual focal lengths, not a "35mm equivalent" focal length.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 23:33 UTC
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Snappy Happy: Innocent question: Will lag time on these new generation electronic viewfinders be imperceptible? Are any out now that are there already?

The lag of the display device itself is generally less of an issue than the video lag in getting the image to the display. It necessarily needs to wait for a frame to be captured, read out the data from the sensor, apply whatever processing is needed (scaling, white balance, etc.), and feed the resulting image to the video circuitry which then drives the LCD. I wouldn't expect a perceptible change in latency solely from using the new device.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 00:01 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Around the Show (26 comments in total)
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jon404: Will check out the Ballpod... interesting!

I'd also like to check it out. A quick Google search didn't seem too productive; the Giottos BallPod was about the only related thing that came up and is obviously not the same thing at all. Maybe some DPR staff member will be kind enough to point us in the right direction...

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 13:51 UTC
On article Report: Around The Show, PPE 2011 (15 comments in total)

Surely the new Lexar card reader would promise to double the speed of transfer, not halve it.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 01:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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newpotty: Very innovative idea!

Unfortunately, if you take some of the full-res images from the Pentax and play with them in Photoshop, the noise really jumps out quickly. I'd love to see this technology paired with a low-noise higher-sensitivity sensor, like in the Nikon D7000 or Canon T3i.

The Pentax K5 and the Nikon D7000 both use the same Sony sensor and (predictably) have very similar noise and sensitivity levels.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2011 at 20:03 UTC
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