TBLF

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fpessolano: I was interested ... till the price. 3x higher than what it feels worth

Only 3x ???!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 17:10 UTC

Huh? Who did the market research on this one? If it were priced accordingly maybe to gamble on a startup, maybe, but yowza! Ummm… not I.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 23:02 UTC as 152nd comment
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Jeff Greenberg: ---
> camera-themed deck of playing cards

Between us, my neighbors & I have 52 cameras.
Sometimes we use them to play poker.

Just don't play 52 pickup with those, it gets expensive.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 18:11 UTC

So, would expresso be like Edwalls Ultra Black? :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 17:37 UTC as 15th comment
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TBLF: Looks like another solid performer. Congrats Pentax, you are filling out that line up nicely. Great panning technique on that go-kart drive by shot, kudos to the photographer.

Hi Mike, Well then double Kudo's! Sorry for the other news, If I knew what to pray for I would... we'll just go generic and hope all is ok with you and yours. Stay well!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 19:53 UTC

Looks like another solid performer. Congrats Pentax, you are filling out that line up nicely. Great panning technique on that go-kart drive by shot, kudos to the photographer.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 13:04 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (467 comments in total)

This is not going to make people with LBA lives any easier.
*Drool*

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 14:04 UTC as 48th comment
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TBLF: I dunno… in order of regret: Leica IIIC, NikonF3HP, Nikon S rangefinder & associated lenses with them. At the time, getting the money back out of them and getting them off the shelf seemed like a big deal, now it looks like the shelf is bare and the money was chump change. LOL! Meh... Got to keep moving forward I guess.

I know, right?! Oh well... I claim temporary insanity. Like a lot of people, I got into shooting vintage gear for a while, including hand rolling my own for vintage 620, etc. and like anything else it can get out of hand, take up space and resources. The F3HP wasn't vintage at the time, but it is now and I wish I still had it.... great manual camera and best shooter of the bunch. The IIIC had the cool factor, and a great 50mm with no air bubbles (but they said air bubbles made them better, right? LOL!) but it was awkward in my hands to use. The Nikon S rangefinder with the trio of primes was unremarkable shooting wise on color film, but amazing on B&W, and collector wise it really looked nice on the shelf.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 15:36 UTC

I dunno… in order of regret: Leica IIIC, NikonF3HP, Nikon S rangefinder & associated lenses with them. At the time, getting the money back out of them and getting them off the shelf seemed like a big deal, now it looks like the shelf is bare and the money was chump change. LOL! Meh... Got to keep moving forward I guess.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 16:57 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (650 comments in total)
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TheLastMan: I have a Pentax K-5 and love it. I also have a small collection of Pentax lenses and would like to expand it, particularly the beautifully made Limited line. I am sure I would be quite happy with a Nikon or Canon, but not keen on the investment in time and money. What this new Pentax camera does is give me an option to stay with Pentax when the K-5 gives out. I have little use for continuous autofocus (as, I suspect, is the case for most amateur photographers). I disable the AF on the shutter release button, use the "OK" centre controller button to focus, and use the centre AF point and recompose. Finally I think some users here are forgetting how small the Pentax APS-C cameras are.

Some here have said how wonderful the Nikon D500 is. I am sure it is, but the K-3 was a lot cheaper and a lot smaller. When first released for sale the K-3 was £1,099 (body only) vs £2,000 for the D500. As for size, see the comparison here:
https://camerasize.com/compare/#485,648 Apples vs oranges?

Wow, thanks for the link... I just compared my K-1 to the D500 on that link and was surprised that the D500 APSC is even bigger than my FF !

https://camerasize.com/compare/#659,648

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 17:41 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (650 comments in total)

Looking forward to this release. For long lens work, I've been holding out for this new body opposed to trying a TC on the FF K-1. More pixels (I hope) on the image without the extra glass. Can't wait to see what sensor they picked and what direction they went, down from 24 like Nikon to 20mp, or up from 24 like Sony & Canon? I'm hoping they went up to something like 26mp or whatever the new BSI sensors available are. With Pentax's usual attention to the IQ details, they usually wring more out of these sensors that the OEM.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 18:25 UTC as 71st comment
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (650 comments in total)
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flektogon: It is very interesting to read how many non-Pentax shooters respond to these news, while I found there only one (Zakaria) Pentax fan :-) .

Ok, now make it 2. LOL!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 18:21 UTC
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TBLF: I guess everyone's taste is different... Personally I don't see how the Fujifilm Q1 doesn't win hands down followed by the HAL2000, ahem, I mean Lytro. At least the others at least look camera'ish. LOL! If the Sony 1.44 floppy Mavika's were on the list I'd have voted for them too.

@tailings - Because when the premise of an article is "hall of shame" what else would there be to be ashamed of, other than being ugly and not looking like a aesthetically pleasing camera? Lets face it, many of us buy these things not only for their output, but also because of ergonomics, and being a thing of beauty to hold. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 22:52 UTC

I guess everyone's taste is different... Personally I don't see how the Fujifilm Q1 doesn't win hands down followed by the HAL2000, ahem, I mean Lytro. At least the others at least look camera'ish. LOL! If the Sony 1.44 floppy Mavika's were on the list I'd have voted for them too.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 18:46 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies
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Old Cameras: So instead of Tamron making F, EF and K mount versions of the lens, they just build a dedicated Pentax version and let Pentax sell and market it. Not a terrible thing, except the Nikon and Canon versions are on sale for $599.
So ouch.

Yeah, but that's the intro price, the Tamron C/N versions have been out a while and have to compete with their OEM's. This is different. There is also the value-add of the proprietary Pentax coatings, and any other differences we are not privy to, not to mention the used resale value of the perceived OEM lens down the road compare to unloading "just another Tamron"... heh. People pay for names all the time. I see women pay $1400 for a PVC bucket of a purse with the only leather on it being the strap and some trim, just because it has the initials LV on it... when a better all leather bag can be had for 1/8th that. People are funny with money.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 16:28 UTC
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TonyC5D: Sorry but I agree with others here, no Spotmatic? One of the most important cameras of any brand! Also no M camera? The ME Super was probably more important to Pentax than any other camera they ever produced and the MX was an absolute dream to use and carry.

While I agree with you, the spottie was a huge player, (and I still have my Spotmatic F, though the self timer is a bit wonky now...) I have to take them at their word when they said this was their personal list of camera's, not some authoritarian list that we all have to accept as factual. So, they can have their opinion, and I can see why they chose what they chose. No harm done. As a wedding photog, the Pentax 645N was a HUGE win for me... but see, that's my personal bias showing. I had no fun with the MEF, mine had electronics fail on 2 in a row, and I gave up and went to the Mx series. I still have the wonky AF 28-70 F2.8 lens that takes batteries... can't use it because the manual focus ring is almost non existent... so not a win in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 16:17 UTC

If it doesn't have uncropped 4K video it doesn't exist to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2019 at 21:33 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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TBLF: For those of you cheering on the NY AG, just wait until they decide that suggested full list price is what should be taxed, no matter what it sells for... so it is sure to come out of YOUR pocket. Don't forget, it is no skin off B and H butt, they are just the collection agency for sales tax. It's not like they get to keep it. Sooner or later the whole mail order across state lines tax will come to the forefront and it will be people like the NY AG pushing for it, emboldened if he wins this travesty. Businesses will race for the door out of NY if that happens... be careful what you wish for NY AG!

@Tippler: My post was about businesses as related to the article not tourism.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/businesses-residents-plan-to-leave-new-york/

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 03:33 UTC

For those of you cheering on the NY AG, just wait until they decide that suggested full list price is what should be taxed, no matter what it sells for... so it is sure to come out of YOUR pocket. Don't forget, it is no skin off B and H butt, they are just the collection agency for sales tax. It's not like they get to keep it. Sooner or later the whole mail order across state lines tax will come to the forefront and it will be people like the NY AG pushing for it, emboldened if he wins this travesty. Businesses will race for the door out of NY if that happens... be careful what you wish for NY AG!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 01:42 UTC as 68th comment | 7 replies
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TBLF: A guy after my own heart. I shot a Speedgraphic 5x7 with a BigBertha 1000mm lens for a baseball game on a lark in the late 1990's. It was in the middle of me re-living plate and 120mm roll film for kicks. I got some great shots at home plate. I can totally understand his reasoning... slowing down the process, forced to imagine the result ahead of time, no chimping. Almost makes me want to buy back my Speedgraphic, but I've since moved on. You can force yourself to slow down with digital... get a nice manual focus lens, turn that exposure dial to Manual, turn Auto ISO off and set it to ISO 100, turn on single shutter advance and single spot metering or grab your hand held light meter, turn off instant review on the LCD, take a deep breath and just have fun.

Nothing strange at all! Just not the norm for most people who came on board in the auto-everything age. I'll never forget the belly laugh when my friends kid picked ups his pops K1000 and tried to figure out how to chimp the back cover where he had the film box tab... "dad, this cardboard is blocking the screen!" LOL!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:52 UTC
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