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02-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #91
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02-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #92
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
At Photokina Pentax confirmed that the SDM issue was corrected.
Do the customers agree? Before that Pentax never even admitted there was a problem to begin with.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
Do the customers agree? Before that Pentax never even admitted there was a problem to begin with.
Pentax (the company) never officially admitted that there was a problem to fix or that there ever was a problem. A guy who works for Pentax Germany verbally told someone on this forum that the problem was fixed. To my knowledge there has never been a official statement from Pentax issued in writing or on the website.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Pentax (the company) never officially admitted that there was a problem to fix or that there ever was a problem. A guy who works for Pentax Germany verbally told someone on this forum that the problem was fixed. To my knowledge there has never been a official statement from Pentax issued in writing or on the website.
Well put Winder.
Continued lack of actual substantiated facts from Pentax can only hurt their sales and customer base.
I think it is fair to give them another 6 - 8 months to get the (new) company running properly, but after that....

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btw, the 560mm lens is quite sharp, at least on the K-5 IIs:

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btw, the 560mm lens is quite sharp, at least on the K-5 IIs:
For $7,000 I had better be able to shave with it. It had better be a lot more than "quite sharp".
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Indeed, indeed. Build quality is very good, too.
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Indeed, indeed. Build quality is very good, too.
Is it $7,000 good? I have no problem with expensive glass if it is really good, but I don't have much use for a 560mm. Is it better than a Sigma? Is the AF fast?

I wont judge it until I see some reviews, but $7,000 had better buy a lot of glass....

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Sup?


Good to see you made it! Enjoy your time, do you have any interviews planned?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Is it $7,000 good? I have no problem with expensive glass if it is really good, but I don't have much use for a 560mm. Is it better than a Sigma? Is the AF fast?

I wont judge it until I see some reviews, but $7,000 had better buy a lot of glass....
I don't know what's $7000 good to you. It felt solid and perfectly well put together. As far as image quality goes, I only got like 5 snaps with it on a tripod that was locked on the vertical axis, so it wasn't exactly a controlled test. I was impressed with what I saw.

I wouldn't personally buy this lens since I don't often do the kind of photography it lets you do, but for a dedicated Pentax user who's into wildlife, it seems like a good buy to me.
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Good to see you made it! Enjoy your time, do you have any interviews planned?
Nah, no interviews. I'm mainly doing hands-on first impressions reviews and booth tours. (Desperately searching for feature ideas, too, but frankly it's just not the most exciting show this year. Lots of boring point-and-shoots.)
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For $7,000 I had better be able to shave with it. It had better be a lot more than "quite sharp".
The MTF charts of the CaNikon telephotos are like a straight line across the top. This lens falls within that price range, therefore your expectation is warranted.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
At Photokina Pentax confirmed that the SDM issue was corrected. The only weakness now with the SDM is speed.
Nobody confirmed officially. SDM = silent and smooth. It's micro motor. Not ring motor. SDM never be speedy.
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look at the price of the d600 its the same as the K-5 when i bought it.

full frame has filtered down to APC-C prices from 2 yrs ago.

It makes perfect sense that the next flagship from pentax will be full frame.
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look at the price of the d600 its the same as the K-5 when i bought it.

full frame has filtered down to APC-C prices from 2 yrs ago.

It makes perfect sense that the next flagship from pentax will be full frame.
Agreed, they can basically do only a few things at this point. I likely see them continuing the k5ii/s for several years (how long has nikon had the d300/s around for now...?), and likely introduce an FF offering at a slightly higher price point than the d600/6d but that competes on specs closer to the d800/e. I don't see the potential for many new high end amateur aps-c, I think this market will be shrinking significantly in the next few years, with lower end/mirrorless cameras, longer term sales of the same (i.e. current) aps-c high end and real development coming in the ff market becoming the norm.
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