Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Joined on Jan 29, 2012

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Mark Banas: Well, if Sigma won't make them in K-mount...

Mark: I get what you mean. Good for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: I'm sure there will be an absolutely huge demand for that 85mm f/1.4. I mean, sure, there's the Samyang one, but it lacks AF, and Sigma's is discontinued. The FA 85 f/1.4 is an almost legendary lens, and the modern version is a great addition to the lineup.

Modern FA* 85mm f/1.4. Yes, that'll be a good one.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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99tollap: Given this is the perfect landscape camera, they desperately need a more cost-effective wide-angle lens. Something like a 16-35mm f4 at $800-1000. The price of the current 15-30 is ridiculous and makes it more cost-effective to buy the D810.

They also have a 24ish to 35ish zoom on the road map similar in concept, it seems, to the Sigma 24-35 f/2 Art and it is a star designation as well. I expect the 50 f/1.4 & 85 f/1.4 on the map to release first but this zoom is interesting I must admit.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:14 UTC
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maksa: Well, we have how the excellent K-3 II and almost no lenses to use with it. Sigma abandoned K-mount, while Pentax introduces large and expensive full-frame lenses. And yes, updates its 55-300mm each few years. Disappointing.

No lenses to use with K3II? How about DA 15, 21, 35 macro, 35/2.4, 50/1.8, *55, 70/2.4, 16-50, 18-135, 55-300, *50-135, *60-250, *200, *300, 560, 17-70, 16-85.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:05 UTC

Nice looking lens. Seems as though Rocoh wants to offer a couple of primes to challenge the new Art lenses. There is also an 85 star lens coming.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 3rd comment

New KP is somewhat MX look.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 7th comment

“Lenstip and DXO have rated it the sharpest 85mm lens ever created, beating out even the legendary 85mm F1.4 Zeiss Otus, which isn't something that we take lightly.”

Oh, I get it, at 1,2 kg these lenses aren't taken anywhere, lightly. :^)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 18:49 UTC as 35th comment
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faterikcartman: I love Trump and believe most of MMGW theory to be junk science. That said, the comments suggests Von Wong is making art with a camera and pushing all the right buttons. I'm not such a crusader as to believe realistic photojournalism is the end-all-be-all in photography. I believe it to be an art form. And I believe Von Wong to be a talented artist -- regardless of my feelings about the social commentary. He's done a great job forging his own path in this medium. And I hope DPR keeps publishing his work. Every time they do I find something I like. Notwithstanding the naysayers here.

Science usually tries to test/prove a theory. I can't think of very many theories that were completely 'true' and didn't need modified or completely thrown out when better theories came along. It only becomes truth for a politician trying to pander for votes and get money from those who will become rich from the political 'solution' to the 'truth'.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:54 UTC

Hey. Just use a Pentax K1. 93 weather seals to prevent moisture & coal dust intrusion. Problem solved. Oh, then adapt as a species for survival, easy. It's been done before. :^0

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 68th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I'd guess we'd see a fine ISO 25600/51200 performance from this new Sony 24 MP Sensor inside the Pentax KP...but wait, what Nikon would do with their D7200 successor and this same Sensor then....usually, Nikon manages always to squeeze every last bit of DR & IQ, ISO performance out of these Sony Sensors...more then Sony & Pentax itself. It'll be interesting when Nikon updates the D7x00 Series. :-) Their now slightly dating D7200 is still being class-leading in DX/APS-C performance.

edit. As for the EOS 80D, Canon finally matched in DR terms a beginners Mirrorless from 2013, named the Sony A3000. It's a give & take, and the 80D scored only 1 point more in DxO, because their ISO 100 is rated for real at 64, whileas the Alpha 3000 ISO 100 is 82...and a bit more DR at lowest ISO for the 80D.

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-80D-versus-Sony-A3000___1076_906

Just from RAW sensor performance...but of course, the 80D is better in all other terms. ;-)

Yes, but you said Nikon manage to squeeze more DR than Pentax & Sony out of the sensor (above). Still think so if they get 2 more stops? Agreed, it only works well for static subjects. But that is often true of base ISO shooting anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I'd guess we'd see a fine ISO 25600/51200 performance from this new Sony 24 MP Sensor inside the Pentax KP...but wait, what Nikon would do with their D7200 successor and this same Sensor then....usually, Nikon manages always to squeeze every last bit of DR & IQ, ISO performance out of these Sony Sensors...more then Sony & Pentax itself. It'll be interesting when Nikon updates the D7x00 Series. :-) Their now slightly dating D7200 is still being class-leading in DX/APS-C performance.

edit. As for the EOS 80D, Canon finally matched in DR terms a beginners Mirrorless from 2013, named the Sony A3000. It's a give & take, and the 80D scored only 1 point more in DxO, because their ISO 100 is rated for real at 64, whileas the Alpha 3000 ISO 100 is 82...and a bit more DR at lowest ISO for the 80D.

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-80D-versus-Sony-A3000___1076_906

Just from RAW sensor performance...but of course, the 80D is better in all other terms. ;-)

Pixel shift high rez = 2 stops DR. So I guess that really leaves the 80D in the dust..

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: I wonder if the 1/24000 electronic shutter will be useful in pixel shift high-rez shooting. To further reduce the effect of small motions in the scene.

Agreed. If it has the new sensor of the A6500 then we could be talking a bit faster readout, since I believe it is a copper sensor now. Will it make a big difference? Possibly. Must wait and see.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

I wonder if the 1/24000 electronic shutter will be useful in pixel shift high-rez shooting. To further reduce the effect of small motions in the scene.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The question is, why would i buy this camera instead of a K3II which cost 900$ ?

1/24000 electronic shutter (quiet and fast)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
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Couscousdelight: The question is, why would i buy this camera instead of a K3II which cost 900$ ?

Good question. We'll have to see some photo galleries with some high ISO shots in there. Maybe see someone, Tony Northrop(?), will do a video about the AF improvements vs the K3II, if any. If significant that could be a reason.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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xmeda: Waiting for K3 successor.
This is just another experimental member of K-01/KS1/KS2 mixture series..

Could be a 5 step line up. (Counting the medium format models)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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justmeMN: It would be interesting to see this camera next to an old Canon SL1 /100D. To my eyes, the Pentax in the photos doesn't look very compact.

It looks pretty small on the video on Adorama's website. Also B&H have a photo of it with the 16-85 on there that gives an idea. I think it is a bit bigger than the SL1 though but not an entry level camera based on specs.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

It is retaining the large penta-prism hump of the FF K1. That might make it pretty easy to put a larger sensor in this body down the road if they want.

800K top ISO is interesting. So is the 1/24000 electronic shutter.

I wonder if they've made more progress on the AF algorithms with this model as they claim.

The camera looks nice IMO. They include 3 interchangeable grip styles in the box. That's different. I like its looks with that DA 70 ltd on there.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 01:27 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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xmeda: Waiting for K3 successor.
This is just another experimental member of K-01/KS1/KS2 mixture series..

I don't think so either. The K3, released in 2013 has 8.3 fps frame rate. This one seems more mid range at 7 fps. I should think the K3/II successor would have a much revamped AF system & perform at around 10 fps.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 01:21 UTC

To paraphrase JRR Tolkien;

Five rings for Media-kings under the ground,
Seven for the Drug-lords in their tunnels,
Nine for Nuclear powers doomed to die,
One for the Finance Lord on his dark throne,
One world order to rule them all, One order to spy them,
One world order to jail them all, and in the darkness bind them.

:^)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 30th comment
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