Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-12-2015, 01:57 PM   #1036
Site Supporter
Zygonyx's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ile de France
Posts: 3,074
Yes for isolation. But "nervous" bokeh.
Comparison with OTUS goes for OTUS, even as fairly "uncomparable" those two images are.

05-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #1037
Site Supporter
Stavri's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: at a Bean & Leaf
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,662
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Yes for isolation. But "nervous" bokeh.
Comparison with OTUS goes for OTUS, even as fairly "uncomparable" those two images are.
How about the Zeiss T* 100-300 Vario-Sonnar?

(the way i see it "nervous bokeh" is part of the shared SMC-T* legacy/pedigree) Zeiss users don't seem to mind, and I even less so since I'm paying much lens

05-12-2015, 02:21 PM   #1038
Site Supporter
Zygonyx's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ile de France
Posts: 3,074
I find this one rather washed-out !
Dali's bokeh...
05-12-2015, 02:23 PM   #1039
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,350
Alex Munoz sample has been flashed in, so it looks weird. Almost like it has been photo shopped. A wire fence in the background will always give you nervous bokeh. You have to be picky about back drops in photography

05-12-2015, 07:32 PM - 1 Like   #1040
Site Supporter
RGlasel's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Saskatoon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,345
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
But superb isolation.....
I can get isolation at f7.1, not 1.7, if I'm close enough. And this was taken with an old 70-210 zoom that only came with wrist-drive AF. Surprisingly creamy bokeh as well.

05-14-2015, 10:33 PM   #1041
Pentaxian
Weevil's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Near Montréal, Québec
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,617
Still Waiting for more sample photos from this lens... tic tac... tic tac...
05-15-2015, 12:47 PM   #1042
Site Supporter
kenspo's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oslo
Posts: 1,959
QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Still Waiting for more sample photos from this lens... tic tac... tic tac...
Shipping of finished product is delayed to june. Maybe a bit later.
05-15-2015, 04:16 PM   #1043
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,801
QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Shipping of finished product is delayed to june. Maybe a bit later.
No reason to rush it. This is a core lens for FF users. It needs to be an excellent performer.

05-15-2015, 04:31 PM   #1044
mee
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,918
I hope the bokeh isn't as nervous/busy as that of the new D-FA 150-450 in the sample shots.. very nervous bokeh.. More so.. hoping this isn't what the 24-70 is going to do too..
05-15-2015, 04:35 PM   #1045
Pentaxian
FantasticMrFox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,119
QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Shipping of finished product is delayed to june. Maybe a bit later.
Do you know whether it's due to Ricoh trying to improve upon performance as compared to pre-production copies or whether it's due to unrelated reasons (slow production, logistic problems etc.)?
05-15-2015, 05:26 PM   #1046
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,771
QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
due to unrelated reasons
Like sales of 150-450 being far beyond expectations and the line still tied up making more of them. /<speculation>
05-15-2015, 06:04 PM   #1047
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,844
Perhaps the delay may be because Ricoh want to:

- further tune and refine all the IQ (optics) and performance (AF) elements of the lens, to make it totally class-leading;
- do further work to closely test and integrate the lens with the new features of the still-evolving FF body - like it's AF system - and existing bodies like the K-3 II too;
- delay the release of the lens because Ricoh are preparing another event soon to launch some more FF lenses alongside the 70-200, and they want to present them all to the world as a set .
05-15-2015, 06:13 PM - 1 Like   #1048
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 20,443
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Perhaps the delay may be because Ricoh want to:

- further tune and refine all the IQ (optics) and performance (AF) elements of the lens, to make it totally class-leading;
- do further work to closely test and integrate the lens with the new features of the still-evolving FF body - like it's AF system - and existing bodies like the K-3 II too;
- delay the release of the lens because Ricoh are preparing another event soon to launch some more FF lenses alongside the 70-200, and they want to present them all to the world as a set .
- make a larger than planned initial stock of lenses to meet the larger than expected initial round of orders.
05-15-2015, 06:26 PM   #1049
mee
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,918
If we're all aboard the guessing / assumption train.. then I'll add mine..

*ahem*


wait for it..


Busy mailing a complimentary copy off to every person who has registered a Pentax Forums account and logged at least 1000 worthless assumptions and/or wishes on the forum. It will come platinum coated and wrapped in vicuna wool. A private masseuse will follow you around rub your shoulders as you take photos using your new lens, all complimentary of Pentax for all the worthless posts.
05-15-2015, 07:07 PM   #1050
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,844
QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Busy mailing a complimentary copy off to every person who has registered a Pentax Forums account and logged at least 1000 worthless assumptions
It could be done.

In a similar vein, I was just reading a story about a Chinese businessman who recently paid for a 4 day holiday in France for 6400 of his employees.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
100mm, 70-200mm, 70-200mm f2.8, couple, dfa, f/2.8, f2.8, fa, fa*80-200/2.8, front element, hd, hd pentax-d fa, holland, lens, lenses, macro, models, mounts, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors, pentax-d, rings, shots, sigma, smc, sony, star, wr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-FA 100mm f2.8 Macro WR & DA* 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM jurysi Sold Items 11 09-17-2012 05:27 PM
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM vs Pentax FA* 80-200mm F2.8? vectrln Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 07-27-2011 07:41 AM
★★NOW IN STOCK★★Pentax K-5 Limited Edition★★ Chuck-B&H Ask B&H Photo! 11 03-31-2011 05:29 AM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma APO EX 70-200mm/f2.8, Pentax FA 35mm/f2, Tamron 28-75mm/f2.8 chemxaj Sold Items 15 06-26-2008 06:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:34 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top