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04-07-2020, 09:10 AM - 4 Likes   #241
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Well, they could just not talk!

Of that which I do not know, I do not speak. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

04-07-2020, 12:13 PM - 4 Likes   #242
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Well, they could just not talk!
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” Plato

(I guess quoting that shows which camp I am in)
04-07-2020, 01:35 PM   #243
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcpropilot Quote
Can't a thread ever keep somewhat on topic? Every thread seems to ebb and flow every direction talking about rehashed drivel that has little to no relevance to the thread title. I am very interested in this lens, and instead of learning more about it via this thread, I find people talking about Pentax (again) being irrelevant. Ughh…..
I am not saying that Pentax is irrelevant. Pentax makes very good products, but we need to talk more about it because so much of our modern society has never encountered it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I am not saying that Pentax is irrelevant. Pentax makes very good products, but we need to talk more about it because so much of our modern society has never encountered it.
Talking about it here, among a group of brand enthusiasts, is somewhat preaching to the choir.

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Talking about it here, among a group of brand enthusiasts, is somewhat preaching to the choir.
Yes, but we can also talk about it elsewhere.
I regularly talk about my KP - and when appropriate I show photos - usually with high ISO values that do impress people - at other photo discussion forums.
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Ricehigh is showing images from a photo book taken with DFA85. The lens is alive.
04-09-2020, 10:04 AM   #247
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Ricehigh is showing images from a photo book taken with DFA85. The lens is alive.
I think he found it here.

04-09-2020, 06:49 PM - 4 Likes   #248
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Since somebody else has already posted the images, I guess there is little harm in uploading some closer images. These are just snaps of the page using a GR III. The framing might be a little odd, but I wanted to show some characteristics of the lens, such as the shape of the bokeh highlights.

Below: f2.8, ISO100


Below: f2.8, ISO400


Below: f1.4, ISO100


The images are all JPEG, taken with a K-1 II and a pre-production DFA* 85 by the photographer Ichiro Fujisato.

In the article itself the photographer does not mention the gear he is using at all. It is the photographer's views on the practice of taking portraits and the only indication that it is the new lens is if you look at the metadata. So I'm not going try to translate it, but you wouldn't learn anything new about the lens anyway.

Elsewhere in the magazine they show the same image of the new lens and the same information they put in the recent press release - nothing more.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Ricehigh is showing images from a photo book taken with DFA85. The lens is alive.
Whoa. I had forgotten that name. At one time mentioning that guy was frowned upon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
Since somebody else has already posted the images, I guess there is little harm in uploading some closer images. These are just snaps of the page using a GR III. The framing might be a little odd, but I wanted to show some characteristics of the lens, such as the shape of the bokeh highlights.

Below: f2.8, ISO100


Below: f2.8, ISO400


Below: f1.4, ISO100


The images are all JPEG, taken with a K-1 II and a pre-production DFA* 85 by the photographer Ichiro Fujisato.

In the article itself the photographer does not mention the gear he is using at all. It is the photographer's views on the practice of taking portraits and the only indication that it is the new lens is if you look at the metadata. So I'm not going try to translate it, but you wouldn't learn anything new about the lens anyway.

Elsewhere in the magazine they show the same image of the new lens and the same information they put in the recent press release - nothing more.
Thanks JPT!
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Lens images look really good. Sure wish I could afford one.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the bokeh looks excellent. The rest of the image quality is hard to judge as it is an image of an image. However, the photographer seems to be very good at what he does as well.
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Waiting for Cameraville review !
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Waiting for Cameraville review !
He's so flaky, that guy!

I wish this forum made some content for its YouTube channel.
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Waiting for Cameraville review !
To summarize, the lens is bad but perhaps it's a bad sample and he's waiting for Ricoh to contact him.
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