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10-23-2020, 09:41 AM - 9 Likes   #1
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Why Matt Bishop still shoots with Pentax.



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That was brilliant, and some of his statements, oh boy...
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The K1 is a great landscape camera and can produce some amazing images.

All the reasons he mentions for shooting Pentax are kind of true about every brand though. I think Astro tracer is the only thing other brands don’t have.

Wonder if he’s ever used the 645Z? I’ll have to check out some of his other videos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KiloHotelphoto Quote
All the reasons he mentions for shooting Pentax are kind of true about every brand though. I think Astro tracer is the only thing other brands donít have.
I think his point is that with the K-1 and K-1II, any thoughts he had of moving to another brand were completely extinguished and - even four years on - he has no reason to need or want for more. The combination of features and performance from the cameras and lenses satisfy his requirements to an extent that he clearly feels pretty passionate about them... which is nice coming from a demanding and accomplished photographer

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He has nailed it in one

The K1/K1II is the best landscape camera out there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
He has nailed it in one

The K1/K1II is the best landscape camera out there.
Wondering what that first lens was? It appears to be a prime, but he did not verbally identify it, and I cannot read the lettering. Wondering if I missed something.

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Wondering what that first lens was? It appears to be a prime, but he did not verbally identify it, and I cannot read the lettering. Wondering if I missed something.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Wondering what that first lens was? It appears to be a prime, but he did not verbally identify it, and I cannot read the lettering. Wondering if I missed something.

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Wondering what that first lens was? It appears to be a prime, but he did not verbally identify it, and I cannot read the lettering. Wondering if I missed something.
It's the D FA15-30, isn't it? He refers to it being super-wide and part of the trio...

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Yes, it's the 15-30, ironic how his best Pentax lens is a Tamron
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
It's the D FA15-30, isn't it? He refers to it being super-wide and part of the trio...
Thanks. A committed landscape photographer would have picked up on this, I am sure.
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He obviously doesn't mind weighty gear. I was out in the woods this week using my lightweight, but heavy to me, 70-210 f4 - my normal way of working. The idea of lugging my heavy 15-30 around in the woods is a non-starter. Or is it? Why not give it ago and prove myself wrong.

I don't think I learnt much from this video - I was already very happy with the K-1, but, I think I'll try the 15-30 in the woods and hopefully I'll be proven wrong, again. The 70-200/210 mm in woodland is much easier to compose with - I find using wide angle lenses hard. Easy, however, is lazy. Easy is also a protection against failing to return with something. Not a sound approach for improvement.

I suppose listening to these types of videos, typically on 1.5 speed, sometimes sparks ideas, which is probably why I do it.

So thanks, OP, for posting the link.
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I am in the minority, but was not impressed by the video. The answer to the question, "why does Matt Bishop still shoot Pentax" is partially because he is a sponsored professional, hence his exposure to pre-release product (e.g. D FA 70-210/4) and interest in promoting the brand.


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Very smart guy, and excellent photographer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I am in the minority, but was not impressed by the video. The answer to the question, "why does Matt Bishop still shoot Pentax" is partially because he is a sponsored professional, hence his exposure to pre-release product (e.g. D FA 70-210/4) and interest in promoting the brand.
As does any brand ambassador. Why would a Pentax one necessarily emphasis his ties to the brand, in an effort to attack his own credibility?
The fact is - as we're talking about a professional photographer which must get results - that Pentax gear meets his needs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I am in the minority, but was not impressed by the video. The answer to the question, "why does Matt Bishop still shoot Pentax" is partially because he is a sponsored professional, hence his exposure to pre-release product (e.g. D FA 70-210/4) and interest in promoting the brand.


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I had no idea Pentax had brand ambassadors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Yes, it's the 15-30, ironic how his best Pentax lens is a Tamron
With Pentax Coatings, just like the amazing DFA 24-70.
I love the 24-70 that much I wouldn't care who helped design it.
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