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01-10-2018, 01:47 PM - 3 Likes   #2446
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I don't know what was supposed to be "offensive and insulting" in the post a couple posts higher up. Someone said that usually people who whine about bad gear are getting poor results due to their own actions, lack of skill or knowledge. And I would agree with that to some extent. I have seen stunning photos taken with pinhole lenses, and terrible photos taken with FF flagship and top lens. User is very important, but gear plays a role as well. The new DFA* 50mm will take great shots in the right hands, and poor results in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to use it


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01-10-2018, 01:52 PM   #2447
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote

As with most deliverables in life: They depend 95% on the skill of the user and only 5% on tool capabilities.
So if someone starts whining, you must 95% discuss his skill shortcomings as a person and only if that is proven excellent (nearly never happens) one can dicuss gear with a good reason.
Very well said. +1.
01-10-2018, 02:17 PM   #2448
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
According to Kimio Tanaka, the optical performance of the HD Pentax-D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW is nothing short of superb.

Here below a summarised translation of Part III for those of you who would prefer my French to Tanaka-san's Japanese:

Pentax D FA★ 50 mm f/1,4

Sorry guys, I'm dog-tired tonight and I don't find the courage to make an English version. Direkt ins Bett!
Merci pour la trad'

Really encouraging so far !
01-10-2018, 02:34 PM   #2449
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Actually, it was extremely insulting and offensive.
I've read the message of beholder3 completely and I agree with you. I think it is extremely arrogant and condescending.


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OK, folks, let's get back to the subject of the D FA 50/1.4 and not let this deteriorate further, please.

Thank you
01-10-2018, 04:51 PM   #2451
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QuoteOriginally posted by jlstrawman Quote
Very well said. +1.
I agree. +2.
01-10-2018, 11:06 PM   #2452
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One thing I noticed, Pentax forum is already setup to record user reviews for this 50 1.4 lens, here HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Reviews - D FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Its not as close around the corner as we think. Dont know why...But it will come!


But it bigger chance of sunny weather and green gras then snow when it does!
I would translate that into:
  • CP+ still prototype behind glass
  • available in August or shortly before photokina
That makes me feel like CP+ will not really be full of new products.

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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
I would translate that into:
  • CP+ still prototype behind glass
  • available in August or shortly before photokina
That makes me feel like CP+ will not really be full of new products.
I really dont know exactly when to be honest Ricoh is not the easiest company to work with
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
One thing I noticed, Pentax forum is already setup to record user reviews for this 50 1.4 lens, here HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Reviews - D FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
That's nothing. On DPR, 2 people have the lens and 1 had (but sold or returned) it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
That's nothing. On DPR, 2 people have the lens and 1 had (but sold or returned) it.
Mouahahaha as usual. DPR... c'mon
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
That makes me feel like CP+ will not really be full of new products.
We could really need a surprise announcement at CP+
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
I would translate that into:
  • CP+ still prototype behind glass
  • available in August or shortly before photokina
That makes me feel like CP+ will not really be full of new products.
That is not good news. I was hoping to buy this lens for a school project that is due end of April.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davidsladek Quote
That is not good news. I was hoping to buy this lens for a school project that is due end of April.
Well they did recently say it would be released in the NH spring, so that gives them till the end of May. I would expect pricing at CP+
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QuoteOriginally posted by davidsladek Quote
That is not good news.
That is not news. This is news:
RICOH develops new-generation, high-performance Star-series lenses for digital SLR cameras?RICOH IMAGING
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