JeffTC

Joined on May 19, 2018

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  • I’m the same way, I live by the phrase, “do not put the lord or your camera’s WR to the test.” WR is there in case you need it, not a toy to show off because failure is always a possibility. For me ...
  • I have used my Pentax gear in the rain, snow and dusty conditions. Never had any problems. My Fuji x100f is isn’t WR so it stays in the bag when the weather is bad. I bought the Fuji as a ...
  • Agree. Here in the U.S. there are two unstoppable forces, high end housing projects and highways. Important historical or natural sites might delay them, but only long enough for them to be moved ...
  • I like IBIS but it’s not a deal breaker for me by a long shot. My Pentax K-5 II has IBIS and I really like it. My X100F doesn’t have it, but it’s the Fuji that goes everywhere and my Pentax sits ...
  • Wrist strap and shoulder bag for my X100F. Tried a neck strap for a few weeks and didn’t like it so I went back to a wrist strap. The wrist strap is less bulky and I can get it in and out of the ...
  • I agree, it’s like they had the summer intern develop the app. It’s at least 5 years behind the times. And that’s being generous. On my Apple Watch, it takes two steps to activate the camera on my ...
  • I have considered this too, but all of the phone companies have similar tech, and I can already download pics wirelessly onto my phone but the interface is clunky. They just need some software ...
  • I have my phone with me all the time so I don’t need my camera to replace my phone or have redundant functions. Instead, Fuji should  not only make cameras that take excellent pics but also cameras ...
  • I don’t want or need my camera to act more like a cell phone but there are a few things I wished my Fuji did that my iPhone currently does. For example, right now to download pics from my Fuji to ...
  • Wow, impressive lens.
  • I agree, unless Tokina’s own website is wrong, it’s probably being made in the same plant as the Pentax. It would only make sense to do so. But it’s possible Tokina outsourced the manufacturing to ...
  • I don’t know, maybe the pre-production model was made in Japan.
  • I doubt marketing the Opera line of lenses as rebranded Pentax lenses would increase their sales, even if they are. I think this could be strategy by Pentax and Tokina to compete with Sigma Art ...
  • No, it says right on the Tokina website that it’s made in Vietnam. https://tokinalens.com/product/opera_50mm_f1_4_ff/#specifications
  • Can’t say I disagree with anything you wrote, I will add that it is possbile that the Tokina lens is priced lower for marketing purposes. With it being the first of the Opera lens line, they could ...
  • I agree, but technically Zeiss is third party manufacturer therefore one cannot say that all third party lenses are less expensive than OEM, just most of the time :)
  • I’m curious, the Tokina lens is made in Vietnam. Does anyone know if it is made in the Pentax plant? I don’t know for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they are, a single plant would give ...
  • I have no problem with them not announcing a mirrorless camera if it’s launch is still some time down the road but what would be the harm in saying they are working on new DSLRs for release in 2019? ...
  • Assuming Pentax has its own R&D and product development teams. They could have shifted their time to working on other products I.e. the Theta or the GRIII. I don’t know why they would want to do ...
  • But Ricoh is licensing its lenses to Tokina, so in theory they could still make money off the lenses even if they sell few Pentax branded lens. They are either giving contradicting statements or ...
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