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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-08-2016, 05:37 AM  
Green lights
Posted By sunfog
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Chinese lamps.

Vinzavod Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 29 august 2009.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2016, 12:23 AM  
Pentax K-1 Officially Announced
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 1,581
Views: 198,268
There was actually a Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12 with the M mount. Its not FF, but still, it was already on the market.

GXR / Digital Cameras | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-19-2016, 01:18 AM  
Pentax K-1 Officially Announced
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 1,581
Views: 198,268
Dear fellow Pentaxians!
Does anyone know if the O-ME53 Magnifier Eyecup fits the K-1? There is no information on ricoh-imaging.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-11-2016, 03:42 AM  
Final Countdown to Feb 25th 2016 (CP+ 2016)
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 1,654
Views: 188,824
Interesting comparison from the infamous RiceHigh.

RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: K-1 Should be Smaller than 6D and D610
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-09-2015, 06:39 AM  
XXV Tipa Awards (2015)
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 22
Views: 3,544
Best Medium Format Camera
Pentax 645Z

Best Digital SLR Advanced
Pentax K-S2

Best ActionCam
Ricoh WG-M1

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-04-2015, 06:04 AM  
A Close-up of the Moon
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Used my beloved "moon lens" - smc PENTAX REFLEX 1:11 1000mm
This yellowish color is natural. Slight cropping was applied.
Forum: Sold Items 01-10-2015, 10:23 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-FA*300mm F/4.5, Voigtlander 90mm F3.5 SL
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
PM sent.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-13-2014, 12:41 AM  
Some rumors from Japan 2ch website
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 214
Views: 33,018
Actually... Leica already did this with Leica M Edition 60.

"Unlike other M digital models, the M Edition 60 lacks one significant feature: an LCD screen.

With the M Edition 60, Leica has created a camera that encourages users to focus on photographic fundamentals instead of technical features. As such, the LCD screen on the back of the camera has been replaced by a giant ISO dial, giving the camera a very classic look."

Leica announces the Leica M Edition 60 to honor sixty years of M rangefinders: Digital Photography Review
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-30-2014, 01:33 AM  
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR
Posted By sunfog
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Pentax 16-85 in many aspects is very similar to Nikkor 16-85.

Since the MTF charts are provided for Pentax and Nikkor we can compare them.

HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR / Standard-Angle Lenses / K-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING

Nikon | Imaging Products | AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.3x)

Pentax MTF looks the same or better, so we can assume that it will perform similar or better. gave 4 stars out of 5 for Nikkor. Nikkor AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR - Review / Test Report - Sample Shots & Verdict


Despite some shortcomings the Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX is still one of the best standard zooms available for Nikon crop cameras. It is very sharp throughout the range although there could be a little less field curvature (curved focus field) at 16mm. The level of distortion and lateral CAs is comparatively moderate for such a lens (still a bit high in absolute terms).
Vignetting is generally well controlled except at 16mm @ f/3.5. The rather slow max. aperture may be a bit unfortunate because the achievable bokeh is rather underdeveloped in conventional scenes. If you're after a (relatively) shallow depth-of-field you should also stick to the 85mm setting - the bokeh is rather harsh at 50mm.

The VR II (Vibration Reduction) can help to safe the day in low light situations (at cost of shutter speed) with a "gain" of ~3 f-stops in field conditions. The build quality is on a good level but don't expect professional grade quality. Thanks to AF-S the autfocus is quite fast and virtually silent.

All-in-all a very good lens but not flawless."

All-in-all Pentax 16-85 looks very promising (if quality control issue is resolved).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-17-2014, 03:28 AM  
Photokina 2014: Ricoh confirm full frame camera is coming in 2015
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 671
Views: 95,430
Thank you, Mistral75.

But anyway, this s*** happens every year. They say something of what we think is a FF camera. And then they release another entry level camera. Which is in some weird and untold ways innovative and have 1000 color variations.

Every year one and the same s***. This is a joke, or mockery, or one of the 1 of April's joke we are all are accustomed to, I dunno how to call it. Wake me up when this sadomasochistic wait is over.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-26-2014, 10:50 PM  
Pentax K-S1!
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 1,867
Views: 177,053

You Tube

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-22-2013, 12:45 PM  
20-40mm Limited reviewed
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 52
Views: 7,302
ok. i was wrong, i've ment the right corner. this happens when you are in a hurry)))
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-22-2013, 04:14 AM  
20-40mm Limited reviewed
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 52
Views: 7,302
Thanks for sharing! Looks like the sharpness is so-so in the corners. This makes it even harder to decide between Pentax da 20-40 and sigma 18-35 A. And the bokeh in paved road foto is more disturbing than it could be.

Look at right corner.

Picture of Pentax HD 20-40mm f2.8-4 DA Limited Lens Sample Image
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-06-2013, 07:05 AM  
Pentaxian from Russia
Posted By sunfog
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Hello folks!

I've been watching this forum for quite some time. Frankly, two years ago I had nothing to say to this community. But after reading latter users posts I think I have.

First of all, I would like to say how I am waiting for the Pentax-Ricoh FF camera. I guess it wouldn't be named "Pentax" after all. Maybe they'll skip to P-R name or something like that. Hope it will be soon enough, otherwise it would be wise to switch to upcoming Sony FF mirrorless.

Secondly, I'am obsessed with photography from 2002. That was the first time when I laid my hands on father's Leica R4.

Thirdly, I am going to post some reviews of Zeiss ZK, Voigtlander, and Leica lenses (Leitax conversion). These are expensive and all this old-school manual focusing...that's why I think it would be interesting for me to contribute this knowledge to your community. And yes, I don't like auto-focus. It's useful for kids and sports and sometimes wildlife photography. But Pentax SDM is faulty (had 50-135) and (compared to canon) slowly. Most of use is Pentax's in body shake reduction which makes many outstanding and Full Frame (please Pentax!) manual focus lenses shine from it's brighter side.
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