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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-29-2019, 07:36 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 1,044
Views: 77,844
They must have an entire warehouse filled with old FA parts.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-09-2017, 10:03 AM  
Ricoh-Imaging Website?
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 81
Views: 8,352
Right, but couldn't that be code for 'ceasing all operations immediately and burying all remaining Pentax merchandise in a landfill near the E.T. Atari cartridges."
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-22-2017, 04:43 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 3,156
Views: 308,474
Like Nikon, Pentax put contacts inside their smaller flange. You'd probably have to machine the glass around the power zoom / digital contacts to achieve 1.2
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-27-2017, 05:27 AM  
Ricoh Imaging at CP+ 2017
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 209
Views: 28,251
K7 > K5 > K3 > K1 is the successor. Those are the flagship cameras, and I'd imagine they'll stay full frame from now on. It's kinda funny, people have been asking for full frame for so long, now people are asking were Pentax' D500 is.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 06:43 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 1,319
Views: 151,325
Bunch of pictures:

Pentax KP DSLR Images Leaked!!!

Silver model too.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-06-2016, 12:41 PM  
rumor new vintage FF and apsc mirrorless
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 621
Views: 48,911
Sometimes, sometimes not. The other -3 and -4 EV cameras like the GM1 use contrast detect. It doesn't even have phase detect. The GM1 does a really nice job in low light. But you're not going to be tracking objects in that kind of light anyway, no matter what AF system you use, which is why focus peaking and digital zoom are nice features for low light and manual glass.

I got a really good deal on a A7 awhile back, and the only drawback is battery life. Which sux, but battery life in my K-01 is just fine. So it's not the mirrorless per se, just how well power consumption and battery density is designed.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-06-2016, 12:03 PM  
rumor new vintage FF and apsc mirrorless
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 621
Views: 48,911
Battery life, yes. All that other stuff, not really. But people keep looking at this from a consumer standpoint, when they need to look at this from a manufacture's stand point. Mirrorless systems are just dead simple. It's flange in front of a PCB. That's it.

A DSLR has no less than 5 optical light paths that all have to be perfectly aligned. The reflexing mirrors, AF module, the metering module, the focusing screen, and the digital overlay. If any one of those is messed up, it becomes a pain to use. Getting it right makes it more expensive to design and manufacture.

Mirrorless has one. As long as the distance from the sensor to the flange is correct, everything else is done in software.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-06-2016, 09:22 AM  
rumor new vintage FF and apsc mirrorless
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 621
Views: 48,911

I made this a couple years ago.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-07-2016, 03:57 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - World Pentax Day + Giveaway!
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 161
Views: 11,670
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 03:56 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 1,825
Views: 73,913
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-13-2016, 02:20 PM  
Kerlee Announces 35mm f/1.2 for Full Frame Pentax K
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 1
Views: 2,030
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-20-2016, 07:56 AM  
Sony A7 with Lens Turbo II
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
If you're curious what this can do:

Sony A7 Lens Turbo II - Album on Imgur

Why? Well why not. It seems most lenses allow for a 1:1 crop in this configuration or even 4:5.

It's just a real shame the A7 doesn't allow for custom crops, which would aid in framing.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-19-2016, 07:26 AM  
Ken Rockwell dismisses K-1 out of hand
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 239
Views: 28,591
The thing to do is go straight to his advertisers and see if *they* want to be associated with someone who uses Aspergers as an insult, and I'm sure you could create quite a stink by alerting Aspergers advocacy groups to his insults as well. Pentax will do fine without him, but attacking people with learning disabilities because he doesn't like a camera is bullshit.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-19-2016, 05:53 AM  
Mystery Lenses in Pentax Interview??
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 123
Views: 16,254
One thing people almost constantly complain about is focus accuracy and speed, and that's the inherent problem with screw drive. It can either be fast, or it can be accurate, but it can't be both. All geared systems have backlash. which is the "slack" between where the gear faces meet each other. And that little Pentax-shimmy at the end of the focus travel is undoubtedly there to average out the error, but it feels like hesitation. Sonic motors don't do that, and just putting beefer and beefer motors in the body doesn't really address that perception.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2016, 08:55 AM  
Will $1799 the price at the US??
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 90
Views: 9,743
at that price I'd be an early adopter.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-15-2015, 11:24 AM  
New Day New Rumor FF Slide (no rice)
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 129
Views: 17,459
if the sensor could move 3mm in each direction:

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-02-2015, 11:51 AM  
Ricoh - Pentax announcement imminent?
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 40
Views: 8,569
if the images are at least as good as the Q, I'm getting one. The first generation had pretty atrocious image quality.

And a google app. . .I wonder if it has GPS? That'd be nice for a camera like this.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-19-2015, 05:08 PM  
The latest FF speculation
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 214
Views: 25,426
The K3 AF is great compared to past iterations, but Sony has phase detect on chip that's as good as the highest end systems offered by Canon. Nikon's behind the curve as well. It's an 'off the shelf' solution they'd be crazy to ignore -- it's just a question of how to utilize it and keep the 'penta' in Pentax.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-17-2015, 06:08 PM  
The latest FF speculation
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 214
Views: 25,426
They've been working toward the grand scheme: The K1, K2, and K3II

Just like Canon they can keep issuing revision numerals. K1II, K2II etc. Where else are they going to go?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-14-2015, 05:06 AM  
Large sensor Theta rumoured for September
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
I'd buy one if the image quality were better. It'd be a great vacation camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-29-2015, 10:20 AM  
Ricoh exhibiting at 2015 NYC PhotoPlus
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 30
Views: 7,781
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-29-2015, 06:27 AM  
Komura 100mm/1.8 trouble
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 9
Views: 2,465
M42 Uni P Bronze Mount Made in Japan 47 5mm | eBay

The above is all I could find. The Uni mount looks pretty rare.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-13-2015, 07:04 AM  
Lens Maps Updated
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 248
Views: 40,496
FWIW, the last Asahiman post states:

"90% next year we will get.... Minimum 5 primes"
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-08-2015, 05:17 AM  
New APSC Pentax by early 2016, using Sony A7000 sensor?
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 857
Views: 116,014
(SR3) Sony A7000 is the first E-mount camera with 15.5 stops on sensor HDR! | sonyalpharumors

Sensor with 15.5 stops of dynamic range. That's way more interesting than MP IMHO.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-06-2015, 09:49 AM  
3 Rumors
Posted By konraDarnok
Replies: 720
Views: 92,464
Pentax patented an adjustable translucence mirror. PDAF is easily the #1 complaint of Pentax users for years now. If Sony offered an off the shelf PD on chip solution they'd be crazy to not implement it.
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