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6BQ5: Hopefully the screen is detachable and communicates wirelessly to the body.

Hopefully the viewfinder is actually an EVF or some hybrid OVF/EVF.

Hopefully the AF is stupendous.

Hopefully ...

To me it looks like the screen is similar to K-1's screen rather than fully detachable

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 21:29 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (455 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: Oh, and the other thing wrong with this review, the reviewers moan and complain and say they could never carry it all day because it weighs 2 lbs.
you know what else weighs 2 lbs? An 11-week-old kitten.
So if the body weighs 2lbs, that means you’re burdened with the backbreaking weight of two kittens. Unbearable.

It makes a lot of difference on a hiking / backpacking trip. Both the size and the weight. It's not just 2 lbs that you have to carry but 2 on top of everything else ... also heavier camera requires a heavier tripod so it keeps adding up.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 21:11 UTC
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SETI: I will buy full frame Pentax as soon as they will have 85mm f/1.4(1.8) in their system. Great colors, amazing gear and NO PORTRAIT LENS!

hopefully just the HD conatings, not the ugly rubber grip for the ltds

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 21:11 UTC
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Dimit: Aesthetic wise a real beauty,years ahead of its Asian dull siblings!
Futuristic today,mainstream tomorrow...

The shape is somewhat similar to Sigma DP Quattro cameras

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1551 comments in total)
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Yes BossMan: Pointing to the Pentax k-1 Mark II Operating Manual for info on Noise Reduction FALLOUT forced me to do three series of tests using "K-1 RAW." A NEGATIVE difference is seen when the setting is ON across the whole ISO band. A POSITIVE difference is seen when the setting is totally turned OFF across the whole ISO band. Try it if you own the K-1 Mark II camera. Testing the camera makes a world of difference in having an informed opinion.
Has anyone looked at the Pentax K-1 II Operating Manual. The index points to page 55: "Reducing Noise when shooting with a High ISO Sensitivity," One of the four setting is "OFF" "Does not apply Noise reduction at any ISO setting." Try it if you own the camera. Open the menu and take control of your camera. It's clear as a sharp lens. The results are perfect.

Review says it cannot be switched off , what's there more to explain ?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 19:55 UTC

stealth == does not glow in the dark

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 19:38 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

With the current prices k-1 sells on ebay used it's a better deal to just sell it and buy a brand new mk II rather than going for that service - plus you'll get a brand new camera (new shutter, new battery, etc) and full warranty
Sure prices on the used marked will drop once mk II is available but still...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 03:07 UTC as 9th comment

Somehow, I would not trust camera manufacturer's encryption solution given the somewhat pathetic software they usually ship with the cameras and state (or total lack of ) "digital age" features such as wifi, etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 05:44 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (121 comments in total)

Looks like a chinese or korean clone of isco / schneider cinelux projection lens stuck in a helicoid

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 9th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Multi-function dial
" It's a great way of gaining quick access to a third parameter without taking your eye away from the viewfinder with the option to quickly select a different parameter."

Is there any indication in the viewfinder to see what are you actually doing when turning these top dials like this?

I kind of assumed that you are supposed to look at the top screen when operating them ...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 582nd comment
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String: Hence why we need cameras to go modular... IMO, the Sony A7 series is a small step towards this in allowing pretty much any glass to be mounted. Wonder who (if anyone) will take the next step.

check alpa...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Who said there are not many lens choice with Sony E mount?

I say how deep is your pocket?

Just curious - if it is in the middle - which are the current 24-xx zooms out there that are worse than this one?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:27 UTC
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Haim Hadar: So you stand in Denali, Alaska, just about to take a picture of the gorgeous northern lights, where a lynx wanders into the frame. You have the right setting, exposure, and all, press the button, and... that red X tell too many people have snapped at the rocks behind. Great concept!

Ah, that's why there's no reception in Denali :)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

Makes you wonder what are they testing the lenses on when there's no FF camera yet

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 16:13 UTC

I kind of wonder is this a color LCD panel at the back or they managed to source BW ones from somewhere?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 06:34 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (520 comments in total)
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p1726: Is this really a hands-on?

Point is there's noting in there that is not just re-telling the specs already known from the anonuncement plus some comparison with the specs of the original k-3. Anyone can write this without even seeing the actuall camera ..
But nothing that suggest any personal experience with the camera or sharing any first impressions

I believe you are intelligent enough to know that it is not about a picture of your hands.

Take this for example:

Speaking of focus, the K-3 II uses the same SAFOX 11 AF system as its predecessor, which has 27 points, 25 of which are cross-type. These autofocus points are sensitive down to -3EV. Ricoh says they've improved both single and continuous AF speeds on the K-3 II

We all know what Ricoh says -but what's your first impression?
Or they did not send the battery?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 19:08 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (520 comments in total)

Is this really a hands-on?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (520 comments in total)
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Bhima78: I'm starting to think that Ricoh's sensor shift idea is actually better than Oly's as it will require a whole heck of a lot less processing, and can likely be done on the fly much faster. Plus, adding resolution isn't as big of an advantage as adding color information imo. If this works well, it could replace a Foveon sensor.

There are also probably some patents involved and Ricoh cannot just copy what Olympus did in their cameras

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (520 comments in total)
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rsf3127: this and the 20-40mm 2.8 lens is all I need.

There's no 20-40 2.8 ...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
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Steve in GA: I’ve never really understood the fascination with the mirrorless concept. Other than offering a smaller body size than a DSLR with a comparable sensor, what advantages does mirrorless offer?

On the other hand, there seem to be a lot of mirrorless disadvantages when compared to DSLRs. For example,

a) DSLR technology is mature. It works, and it works well for almost any conceivable photographic need. Can mirrorless improve on this?

b) The existing catalog of lenses available for major brand DSLR’s is enormous. What can mirrorless possibly offer to compete with the hundreds of, e.g., Canon and Nikon lenses available for APS-C and full-frame DSLRs?

To me, a fairly advanced amateur who used to do pro wedding work back in film days, mirrorless seems like the answer to a question that no one asked.

EVF - you can actually see what the exposure is going to be in the viewfinder, magnification, focus peaking. Also signal amplification when it is dark so you can see better what you are shooting.

Less moving parts - cheaper to produce (so to some extend to buy as well), less chance of failure, can be quieter (especially with full electronic shutter)

Short flange distance - adapt and use any lens you'd like, many people use Canon or Nikon and other DSLR lenses with adapters

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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