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07-24-2014, 07:03 AM   #181
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
I'm just saying that when it comes to bodies - Pentax is in my opinion one of the best on the market but lacks in reponsive, fast and silent glass. I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture(1.2 will be killer in price probably).
At least it will give the new lenses a killer price. I hope they just don't do that, but would be nice to see some new lens in the FA range. One in the wide angle and a tele lens.

07-24-2014, 03:07 PM   #182
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Read on a photo news site that a new Fuji camera reportedly to be announced at Photokina was leaked due to a tester uploading images to flickr with the exif intact... haha.. has anyone screened the photo sharing sites for new Pentax cameras in the exif data?
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture.
If it's anything like for the DA lenses (e.g., DA* 55), those features would be FA*, not FA Limited.
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Just to stoke everyone's rumour mill...

...I heard from a distributor they can no longer order the Ricoh GR.

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QuoteOriginally posted by marmaduke Quote
Cologne, 16.-21.09.2014
Strange, no fervour for the damn thing. it's literally 2 months (ish) away. how come we got no rumours going??

heres the link by the way:
photokina | Home

there isn't much to go on. but still, no rampant religious chanting for a FF?? where are my pentax cultists FFS?
This is not the rumor forum, this is the official announcement forum - read the sticky note in this forum. Rumors from sources other than Pentax/Ricoh are not deamed credible.
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That's always been confusing. It says 'Pentax News and Rumors' at the top. Heck, once I even dissected a Pentax press release and it still got moved.
07-25-2014, 08:13 AM   #187
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I'm cautiously optimistic there'll be a product announcement at photokina. I don't expect it to be FF, but who knows? Maybe it'll be a K-50 successor based on the K-3 instead of the K-5 (Nikon D5300 and Canon T5i competitor)?
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Samyang may have something in store for us. Rokinon/Samyang still planning to release a new 50mm f/1.2 lens | Photo Rumors

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Rokinon/Samyang still planning to release a new 50mm f/1.2 lens | Photo Rumors
Cool. I wish they would start making AF lenses though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Cool. I wish they would start making AF lenses though.

Yeah, I don't think manual focus is really for me, except in limited cases. Still thinking about getting that tilt-shift, though; the only thing that's stopping me is the 6 blades.
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Yeah, I don't think manual focus is really for me, except in limited cases.
Ditto. It's pretty hard doing manual focus with the SamYang 85/1.4, especially in poor light. A 50/1.2 would be just as awkward. When you have a camera that has an AF system as sensitive as the K-3's, not putting it to use driving modern fast glass seems a waste.
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The rumoured Samyang 50mm lens is designed for system cameras (mirrorless), not DSLRs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Ditto. It's pretty hard doing manual focus with the SamYang 85/1.4, especially in poor light. A 50/1.2 would be just as awkward. When you have a camera that has an AF system as sensitive as the K-3's, not putting it to use driving modern fast glass seems a waste.
I prefer autofocus to out-of-focus
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
...even with Canon's much smaller AF points. MF has far better control in critical focusing situations, particularly with portraiture, where it is essential to have the eyes in focus.
If anything, I'd think the ideal solution would be MF with in-body focus peaking. Here's hoping that the peaking feature in the next generation of Pentax DSLRs catches up to their competitors', since right now it is pretty abysmal.
Hmm. Canon's much smaller AF points... Do you have a K-3? The focus point density of the K-3 seems little different to any current Canon:
K-3

70D

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And focus peaking, as well as Live View generally, works a treat on the K-3.

The problem I have with MF and fast f1.4 lenses is not in using them for studio shoots with good lighting, but in [ab]using them for live music shoots and general event shooting in low-light interiors. There's often very little visible contrast in the viewfinder, and the subject is often moving around a lot. It can be done with manual focus, but decent AF would makes it easier and probably improve the keeper rate substantially. Much as I like my Rokinon 85, I've been thinking of replacing it with a Sigma 85 or FA 77 for just that reason.
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The rumoured Samyang 50mm lens is designed for system cameras (mirrorless), not DSLRs.

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