Max Pometun

Lives in United States Boston, MA, United States
Works as a Patent Consultant
Joined on Oct 28, 2004
About me:

Pentax K20D with vertical grip
Ricoh KR-5 super II
Pentax Optio WR
Pentax K 18mm F3.5
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4
Pentax FA Limited 77mm F1.8 (black)
Pentax FA* 200mm F4 ED macro
Pentax DA* 300mm F4

Pentax DA 12-24mm f4.0
Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8
Pentax DA* 60-250mm F4.0
Pentax 500FTZ

Bogen 3021BN
Arca Swiss B1

1. FA* 600mm F4 (AF 400/2.8 would be nice too)


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On article Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera (146 comments in total)
In reply to:

Henrik Herranen: Suggestions to DPreview:
1) You really should add sensor size on the highlight features of every camera (in mm x mm). And put it first, or at least amont the megapixel line. In my opinion sensor size is even more important than the number of megapixels because it will ultimately set an absolute upper limit for image quality.
2) Another suggestion would be to also put the equivalent maximum aperture along with the equivalent focal length. To those who can read such equivalence numbers the equivalent aperture will tell the total light capturing capability of the system (over the whole sensor) as well as absolute diffraction limitations (again over the whole sensor).
Kind regards,
- Henrik

Considering that 7.35mm lens produces 41mm equiv. FOV, the crop factor of ~5.6 implies 1/2.5" sensor...

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 21:04 UTC

I have to say that I like the images very much, but if the selective focus is all you are after, you might do better with creating the effect in post processing (I believe the latest version of PS even has a filter for that)...

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 22:16 UTC as 59th comment
On article Pentax launches WG-3 and WG-3 GPS waterproof cameras (66 comments in total)

I'm still waiting for any manufacturer to produce waterproof camera that can shoot high quality images and this is yet another camera that most likely not going to accomplish that (sigh).

Can someone just make a P&S with a bigger sensor and available RAW already?!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 18th comment

Telescope-type optics, F5.6 and $7,000 ?.. What in the world are they smoking?!! I was truly hoping there would be a viable alternative to pretty much the only long telephoto currently available for PK mount - Sigma EX 500/4.5 - but once again, I am disappointed by Pentax.

I feel like jumping the ship and buying a Nikon,.. again!..

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 (101 comments in total)

Finally, we're going to get a long telephoto. My only concern is that it's not a DA* lens - I sure hope that it's *not* going to be a reflex 550mm f8 (or f11).
Is there any hope for 550/4.5 ?..

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 20:52 UTC as 9th comment
On article Panasonic launches rugged DMC-TS4 / FT4 (75 comments in total)

Would any manufacturer produce a rugged camera with an APS-C-sized sensor already? I would buy one in an instant! All these features are great, but if a camera takes noisy, grainy pictures - I'm not interested.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic unveils DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera (74 comments in total)

Note to Pentax/Ricoh

This is how you do small cameras - make the body as compact as you can possibly can, while putting a *good* sensor inside.

Great job, Panasonic! If I was looking for a compact right now - this would have been at the top of my list.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 16:00 UTC as 14th comment
On article Ricoh GR Digital IV Preview (188 comments in total)

What I don't understand is why Ricoh refuses to design a new GR digital with an adequate sensor in it. In the film days GR-1 was popular (you could say even had a cult following), despite being expensive, mainly b/c of image quality one could get with that lens.

With every new release of GR digital though I wonder, why Ricoh preserved all the good elements from the film version (controls, lens) and skip on arguably the most important part - the sensor?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 17:59 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies

Pentax could learn a thing or two from Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2011 at 14:40 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax announces four additional Q mount lenses (40 comments in total)
In reply to:

waxwaine: Funny how silly people criticise it, even without having used it or tested the camera. I proudly own a fantastic Pentax K-r and I´m sure this little thing will surprise everybody.
Nevermind the sensor size. If Q can take good quality photos, this is the most important issue.

"Nevermind the sensor size"
Well, unless Pentax learned to bend the laws of physics, sensor size will matter. More sensor area = more light to capture = less noise. So, I don't think the criticism comes from silly people...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2011 at 20:43 UTC
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (281 comments in total)
In reply to:

KennethKwok: Initially, I also despise on it when the sensor is so small.
I suppose there are already enough large sensor (NEX, Micro FT) cameras.
The problem is that the lens are too large.
On the contrary, I think that a small sensor is a nice change.
Sensor technology is better and better. Smaller sensor continues to improve.
If the response is faster (less lag), the camera may win...
If you want absolute IQ, go for DSLR.
For those who want small camera, small lens, this may win.
I suppose a mega zoom with 600mm+ would be easy.

If I want a small camera - a simple P&S would do. The only reason people buy into an interchangeable camera system is to get higher image quality than that from a compact and this means a bigger sensor...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 13:07 UTC

I was excited to learn about this camera system until I read about the sensor size... It seems that Pentax is willing to sacrifice a lot of image quality for the sake of shaving off couple of millimeters in camera dimension, which is just wrong on so many levels. What's next, Pentax?? The same camera in orange?..

I suspect this will be a major flop as no serious photographer would ever consider buying a system with a crappy IQ and horrible high ISO performance. Whoever pushing for small camera size as a major selling point (at the expense of IQ) at Pentax should be fired immediately, IMHO.


Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:59 UTC as 139th comment
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