drummercam

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Burnt to a Crisp: I don't care how good the camera is. This brand has ZERO cachet.

Most people on the street would be like "What the heck is a Ricoh???"

Pentax has zero cachet? That's totally crazy, a comment from apparently zero experience bringing a top-line Pentax into a shoot with Canikon users, who usually say "wow" when I point out two features in particular.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 15:09 UTC
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cgarrard: I think Ricoh should make a digital "version" of the K1000. No this camera above isn't it. I mean, a very simple FF camera with only the very basic controls and menu functions, and sell it for under 1,000 USD body only to start. It's obvious to me that Ricoh could make a bare bones simple camera with a decent 2nd/3rd generation 24mp sensor and sell a lot. Styling would be important, with a simple is more philosophy. Launch it with a couple more budget/affordable prime lenses too while you are at it (24/35/50 would be nice).

The Pentax MX design -- if given a larger sensor -- would get close to this K-1000 retro concept . . .

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 15:03 UTC
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Robbie Corrigan: Little typo in article. * lens have an AW designation for All Weather which is not to be confused with WR for Weather Resistant. In simple terms, AW can survive a dunking whereas WR can survive a splash 😀

Pentax is somewhat modest about its WR/AW designations. The excellent Pentax DA*50-135, internal focus and zoom, bears neither WR or AW in its on-lens designation, but it was designed so. I can assure you from experience that it survives both splashing and full dunk on my K-3. Interestingly enough, the Pentax DA17-70 has the same black rubber mount gasket as the 50-135, so I suspect that it too is an unadvertised WR (prolly not AW, being a zoom). Red gaskets are on some other lenses, like on this new 50, designated AW, and the Limited 20-40, designated WR; black versus red gaskets thus do not necessarily correlate to AW versus WR. This is just a little quirk I've noticed among my lens set. I discern no difference in the actual rubber material other than the color.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 15:01 UTC
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Pedro Ernesto Guerra Azevedo: Pentax is the Best !

Only the first are three Pentax Limiteds are film era: 31, 43, 77mm. Those three are performing well on FF digital. The other six Pentax Limiteds are all digital -- APS-C 15, 21, 35 macro, 40, 70, and 20-40., APS-C,
yes, but nonetheless they are of the Limiteds family, so I post this to preempt misconceptions from the post above. The 40 and 70, despite being APS-C, are performing well on the FF K-1.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 14:37 UTC
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Prognathous: 20-25 seconds delay for handheld PS is terrible. The camera should do the processing when idle, not prevent the photographer from taking more pictures until it's done.

The far greater amount of time saved by obviating tripod set-up (and lugging one around) exceeds the processing time a great deal. Dwelling on this time issue is a distraction, a way to find something to complain about.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 11:10 UTC
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drummercam: "Your valuable time wasted"? Pixel shift is going to be a planned shot, including the time. Only if one expects something as small as a camera to contain a something akin to a supercomputer is image compilation going to be much faster. I'm sure the time taken will be justified by the results, not wasted.

Why is the hood on the lens wrong side up in the last photo? CPL adjustment windows are by far preponderantly used on the bottom of the lens, not the top. I suppose showing the window is an excuse, but its presence could have been handled in the text, without looking like someone doesn't know how to attach a hood.

Hand-held pixel shift eliminates the time to set up a tripod and get a camera on it. It eliminates the lugging around of a tripod, or checking it at coat-check (or taking the tripod back to the car) at facilities disallowing tripods. So when you walk into a grand cathedral with a richly detailed interior, but it's a no-tripod zone (or you didn't want to carry a tripod), you might still get the detailed shot you want. Hand-held PS eliminates extra gear-carry, and the time to use all that, while increasing the number of detailed shots. The camera's processing time is far more than compensated for in that light. And again, the expectations for in-camera image compilation by digital solution components seem highly reasonable for an object the size of a camera. Reengineering the motherboard to retrofit older K-1's, and then offering that board separately as a upgrade, is brilliant. It's churlish to dwell on processing time that eliminates larger amounts of other "valuable" time.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 03:17 UTC

"Your valuable time wasted"? Pixel shift is going to be a planned shot, including the time. Only if one expects something as small as a camera to contain a something akin to a supercomputer is image compilation going to be much faster. I'm sure the time taken will be justified by the results, not wasted.

Why is the hood on the lens wrong side up in the last photo? CPL adjustment windows are by far preponderantly used on the bottom of the lens, not the top. I suppose showing the window is an excuse, but its presence could have been handled in the text, without looking like someone doesn't know how to attach a hood.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 17:33 UTC as 73rd comment | 8 replies
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JensR: Great to have this option for Pentax users!
Any idea why the K3 is not supported? The K3 is more similar to the K1 than either the K5 or K7, so that is confusing. (Similarly, the KP is missing.)

K-3 and KP must surely be supported. That has to be an error to suggest not.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
A "new camera with improved tech" using a sensor from 2012? Sorry but you gotta be joking me.

When the original K-1 came out I already found ridiculous that after so much fanfare and expectation they built it around this old sensor, but that they now carry it over yet again for the mkII, is beyond hilarious.

What was wrong with 2012? Bad year for wine?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 22:44 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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Michiel953: My impression is the K-1, for various reasons, didn’t sell very well. This MkII version appears to be the dead horse that will not respond to flogging.

My impression is that a non-user's impression of K-1 sales just to drop a snark on K-1 MkII is a dead horse.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 22:44 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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drummercam: I'm with Pentax all the way -- and by Pentax I specifically mean any legacy employees of Asahi Optical Company, not Ricoh per se (to whom I am grateful for their retention of the Pentax heritage of "thinking-out-of-the-box" innovation (e.g., the gimbaled screen on the back of the K-1, WR before almost anyone, in-body SR and sensor shift for perspective tweaks (the former brilliant, the latter more useful than you may have tried), pixel-shift, now pixel-shift MkII, etc.

K-1 -- First full frame, but a home run on the first pitch.

K-3/3ii -- the final exemplary form of APS-C . . . from any maker.

K-7/5/3 body form -- best looking, most ergonomic DSLR in existence.

I'm of the firm opinion that the single worst mistake a new DSLR shooter can make is to not get a Pentax K-3ii (price right now!!!!), K-70, or K-1.

Pentax is cool. Pentax has ALWAYS been cool.

Full disclosure: My other camera is a Leica.

That's a cute riposte, fox, but no, new DSLR shooters, by and large, aren't doing video more sophisticated than they can already get with an iPhone, nor are they wanting sophisticated flash systems crack off the bat, and they have a lot to learn before they're positioned in a fast turn at a Formula 1 race.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 21:13 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)

I'm with Pentax all the way -- and by Pentax I specifically mean any legacy employees of Asahi Optical Company, not Ricoh per se (to whom I am grateful for their retention of the Pentax heritage of "thinking-out-of-the-box" innovation (e.g., the gimbaled screen on the back of the K-1, WR before almost anyone, in-body SR and sensor shift for perspective tweaks (the former brilliant, the latter more useful than you may have tried), pixel-shift, now pixel-shift MkII, etc.

K-1 -- First full frame, but a home run on the first pitch.

K-3/3ii -- the final exemplary form of APS-C . . . from any maker.

K-7/5/3 body form -- best looking, most ergonomic DSLR in existence.

I'm of the firm opinion that the single worst mistake a new DSLR shooter can make is to not get a Pentax K-3ii (price right now!!!!), K-70, or K-1.

Pentax is cool. Pentax has ALWAYS been cool.

Full disclosure: My other camera is a Leica.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 15:36 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies

Jesus! THAT IS A FABULOUS OFFER! That is just a WOW! model not only among camera makers but for many other technology products that would prefer to be exploitive. This is a new thing, and a great thing. Leave it to Pentax for an innovation that leaves others in the dust.

If you don't appreciate Pentax now, you have totally missed the bus.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 03:33 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)

No DPR snark of Pentax in that write-up, contrary to as-of-old! Thank you very much for whatever executive decision was made to stop that unnecessary, demeaning approach to Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 03:29 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies

No DPR snark of Pentax in that write-up, contrary to as-of-old! Thank you very much for whatever executive decision was made to stop that unnecessary, demeaning approach to Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 03:26 UTC as 44th comment
On photo Will_The_Real_DT_Please_Stand_Up in the Chaos theory challenge (2 comments in total)

true chaos . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 14:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for beginners (80 comments in total)

Not shooting with one of the eminently affordable, highly capable, fantastically ergonomic, intuitively operable, two-wheel menu and picture review navigation Pentax bodies, WITH THE PENTAX GREEN BUTTON!!!!, is the single greatest mistake that a beginner or student photographer can make.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 23:23 UTC as 4th comment

Valentine's day gift for the arm candy. I'm sure the 300 will sell. We'll see you in Zermatt!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 05:43 UTC as 6th comment

Whew! That was close! I just bought the silver Q and saved $900.

The case looks to be a new design?

The strap is the biggest disappointment in the box, and this white version is no improvement -- a strip of leather with almost zero manufacturing cost, but in white. Of course, most people have a strap they prefer, so Leica probably calculates why bother with something that will be replaced anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 13:13 UTC as 15th comment
On photo WHEN GROUND SPEAKS in the HDR challenge (2 comments in total)

That's good . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 17:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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