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04-15-2013, 04:04 PM - 3 Likes   #91
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Instead of copying what other manufacturers have already done, they could have made the camera much more useful by giving it a lens between 35mm and 50mm, with a 40mm probably being the best compromise. Spending that much on a camera that can only do such a wide angle is ridiculous. Yes, I know you can crop, but it's not the same - cropping is for fine-tuning composition, not for trying to turn a 28mm lens into a telephoto or normal.
It is far easier on a "move your feet camera" to go closer than it is to move further away. This is especially true with people photos indoors.

04-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #92
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
It is far easier on a "move your feet camera" to go closer than it is to move further away. This is especially true with people photos indoors.
Not to mention, 40mm is bordering on portrait lens territory on APSC. Walkaround primes are usually between 20 and 35mm. 18 gives the FOV of most compact cams and phones.

Or if we are talking about FF, that would be 60mm, 30-50mm, and 24mm.
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There is an in-camera 35mm mode which should have around 10 Mpix, so no problem for those who want a longer FL.
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Nice camera but not for me. I got a dslr because I didn't want to limit myself to one focal length, any one focal length.

NaCl(I want more versatility than just 28mm or just 35mm or just 50mm or just...)H2O

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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Nice camera but not for me. I got a dslr because I didn't want to limit myself to one focal length, any one focal length.

NaCl(I want more versatility than just 28mm or just 35mm or just 50mm or just...)H2O
Well, it's a trade-off to be certain. I love options, and I pack my K models a fair amount of the time... but I bought a GRDIII so that I did not HAVE to carry a DSLR if I chose not to, and there've been countless situations in which I've been really happy with that decision. And, as Aristophanes said, it's far far easier to move toward a subject in most cases than it is to back away (with your "zoom" feet).
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Looks amazing, but i can't understand why somebody want a 28mm prime... I like 50mm or 35mm
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Looks amazing, but i can't understand why somebody want a 28mm prime... I like 50mm or 35mm
I guess the same guys that would by a K 28/2, F or FA 28/2.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
It is far easier on a "move your feet camera" to go closer than it is to move further away. This is especially true with people photos indoors.
Finally a thoughtful remark around here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElvisQ Quote
Looks amazing, but i can't understand why somebody want a 28mm prime... I like 50mm or 35mm
It seems that 35mm crop function is available, which gives a 10MP image.
A 50mm compact? A bit too narrow for a fixed lens compact. I know from my experience, that 47mm on Q is not always the happiest solution.
For a fixed lens camera, 28mm and 35mm work best, IMHO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Instead of copying what other manufacturers have already done.
They didn't copy others, others copied them. The GR and GRD line has long featured a 28mm lens.

Sigma makes a couple small big sensor cameras with longer lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElvisQ Quote
Looks amazing, but i can't understand why somebody want a 28mm prime... I like 50mm or 35mm
Garry Winogrand shot with 28mm nearly exclusively, occasionally he'd switch to a 35mm because he'd want a change of pace. Then again Henri-Cartier Bresson shot almost exclusively with 135mm. So I guess it's really just a mater of preference what prime focal length you prefer. Most people prefer 35mm or 50mm but some really outstanding examples go outside of these ranges.

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Now I want to see something similar produced for the coming apsc dslr from Pentax. Same voice similar style. Great promotion.
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....and the content seems like a bad translation. "Be your eyes.....because the GR will be your new eyes" ??? Not really sure what that means.
Better than the first translation attempt:

"Be your eyes... because the GR will pull your eyes from their sockets and replace them with itself."

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If the specs and data is true, just this new lens in the new GR can put many Pentax lenses to knees. And it's more modern and better coated than Leica's Elmarit.

This lens in GR is worth the asking money alone!

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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
Now I want to see something similar produced for the coming apsc dslr from Pentax. Same voice similar style. Great promotion.
No, no, let it be Arnie's voice from the Terminator "I'm baaack" ...
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