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09-19-2014, 07:08 AM   #391
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
We have only TWO slow primes for wide-angle - DA15/4 and 21/3.2 - the both have weak corners.

What are they THINKING?!!!!
Oh no, you touched the nerve of the DA 15 club. Here they come....


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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
slow and big zooms - for what?
For slow and deliberate composition

As far as SR switch, I thought I would miss that from K20...
But the INFO button on K5 remembers my last selection (almost always SR) and I click a wheel and SR is on/off... not hard. I use Fx button so I access drive modes without having to disable focus point selection on 4-way buttons. This would work as well on K3?

Not as easy as clicking SR switch 'with my eye at the viewfinder'... but I just haven't found that many times when I can't anticipate needing SR... Rarely find myself framing a picture and thinking 'I need to hit the turbo switch' without removing my eye from the finder :^)

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I am astonished Ricoh doesn't cater to all the people posting on this thread.

What are the THINKING?!!!!
Shouldn't " HD DFA* 70-200 / 2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM "
Be written as " HD DFA* 70-200 / 2.8 AL (WHEN) SDM "

I think things are pretty solid for this lens
Less rumor, really, and just a matter of release date

K-1 FF (IF) still makes sense, of course
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
We have only TWO slow primes for wide-angle - DA15/4 and 21/3.2 - the both have weak corners.

What are they THINKING?!!!!
What about the DA 14?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
K200D lays better in hand. And SR switch is on the body.

But I mean a bit diiferent things...Wrong understanding. I didn't mean that Pentax couldn't be used for professional work.

But it's not D4S. Not EOS-1DX. Am I wrong?

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I don't understand why Ricoh stopped to develop new primes....I see that other brands started to offer different interesting primes. but not Ricoh. It's a pity.
I have no any other complaints to Pentax, to say honest. I like camera and lenses. I've just bought plastic-fantastic DA50/1.8. And I like it.


I see misunderstanding of my position.

As for FF - I don't understand Ricoh's policy at all.
The cameras you mention as professional cameras are ones that I would describe as sports cameras. I do not think Pentax will venture into that area of the market, even if they release full frame. Slower frame rate, decent auto focus are what we are looking at. But most people, even professionals, do not need cameras at the level of the EOS-1DX or D4S. Even most of Nikon and Canon's options are not specified at those camera's levels.
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When shooting these wide angles you should always stop down a bit. The only reason to should wide open is for close-ups where you want to achieve a bokeh effect. You don't need sharpness in OOF areas. Use the lenses as they are intended and they perform fine. Should wide open when it is not needed? Then you just suck at photography.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
We have only TWO slow primes for wide-angle - DA15/4 and 21/3.2 - the both have weak corners.

What are they THINKING?!!!!
You forgot the DA14.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
What about the DA 14?[COLOR="Silver"]

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
You forgot the DA14.
No. This lens couldn't be ordered anymore. I tried to buy this lens on 2012, 2013. The official Pentax dealer refused

http://www.pentar.ru/catalog/product/qm-productId-eq-1260787649741204.htm
https://translate.google.ru/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-...htm&edit-text=

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
I wish.
Raw/fx button can be mapped to toggle SR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
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No. This lens couldn't be ordered anymore.
It's available right now from across the Bering Strait:

Pentax SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Lens f/Sigma 21510

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
When shooting these wide angles you should always stop down a bit. The only reason to should wide open is for close-ups where you want to achieve a bokeh effect. You don't need sharpness in OOF areas. Use the lenses as they are intended and they perform fine. Should wide open when it is not needed? Then you just suck at photography.
The shooting with fast wide-angle lens is HUGE advantage to make picture in low light, make landscapes or street-photos at the evening without tripod.
If the lens is sharp wide-opened, you can shoot at lower ISO and get high IQ.

Look...GR's lens is sharp from corner to corner at f2.8.
Tokina 11-16/2.8 is working lens wide-opened at all focal range.

Fuji 23/1.4 is the gem.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
It's available right now from across the Bering Strait:

Pentax SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Lens f/Sigma 21510
I don't live in USA. Is there in Europe? This item couldn't be sent to Russia.

And DA14 is not good at 16 MP. The price is very high now. Don't you think so? It seems to me it's closeout.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
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Ok, now this is getting annoying. You have all the right to be depressive, negative, whatever. But spreading lies in a public forum - that just shows you have an agenda.

It's alive and well in the Ricoh Imaging website. PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Now if your specific distributor doesn't have it, that's a different thing. But it's not discontinued.
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
Raw/fx button can be mapped to toggle SR.
It's good. No such thing in K-5IIs.

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Ok, now this is getting annoying. You have all the right to be depressive, negative, whatever. But spreading lies in a public forum - that just shows you have an agenda.

It's alive and well in the Ricoh Imaging website. PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Now if your specific distributor doesn't have it, that's a different thing. But it's not discontinued.
I tell the truth. I can't buy this lens in Russia.

Here is official internet shop of Pentax in Russia
????????????? ????? Pentax f

Where is DA14?

http://www.ricoh-imaging.ru/ru/k-mount.html

show me this lens here, please.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Ok, now this is getting annoying. You have all the right to be depressive, negative, whatever. But spreading lies in a public forum - that just shows you have an agenda.

It's alive and well in the Ricoh Imaging website. PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Now if your specific distributor doesn't have it, that's a different thing. But it's not discontinued.
Man, PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL is here too.
PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
But this lens is discontinued

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/camera-lenses/smc_PENTAX_DA_50-200mm_F4-5.6_...uct-highlights
DA50-200/4-5.6 is changed to WR version several years ago.


http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/camera-lenses
as for 645 lenses - I can see only 7 lenses.

Pentax Russia has 18 lenses
http://www.ricoh-imaging.ru/ru/645-mount.html

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Sounds like a distributor issue. Maybe they don't believe they can sell them for 900 dollars. I could understand that, but it does seem like it is available everywhere but Russia.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I tell the truth. I can't buy this lens in Russia.

Here is official internet shop of Pentax in Russia
????????????? ????? Pentax f

Where is DA14?

??????? ?

show me this lens here, please.

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Man, PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL is here too.
PENTAX - smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
But this lens is discontinued
Like I said, if your Russian distributor doesn't have it for sale at the moment (but has the 16-45), that doesn't mean it's discontinued. I've shown you it's available in the US. It's available in Japan as well. So, certainly not discontinued. Wide-Angle Lenses / K-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING

Just get your facts right.
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In Europe the DA 14 sells for €549,- Pentax smc DA 14 mm / 2,8 ED kopen - goedkope objectieven op KIESKEURIG.NL
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Used to see Renault on the streets in America.
I don't see them anymore
Can they be bought in America ?
Must have stopped making Renault
What about Skoda? don't think those were ever made.
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