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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 458
Views: 25,412
Not necessarily. Let's wait for the reviews. The price might be higher then your expectations, but so might be the qualities of the camera also.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 458
Views: 25,412
TTL open aperture metering using 307K pixel RGBIr sensor
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-28-2020, 12:25 AM  
Ricoh Imaging appointed global spokesperson
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 101
Views: 8,572
His ... or It's ?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-22-2020, 02:31 AM  
Another snippet from Pentax HQ
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 410
Views: 30,132
R U Serious?
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-02-2020, 07:10 AM  
K-1 Tracking--- 10 images, 10 in focus
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 9
Views: 3,004
She's really really smart !
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 07-26-2020, 09:07 PM  
Pentax said in video it would use new gen apsc sensor
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 119
Views: 9,691
Seems that with that camera, Ricoh is trying something that has not been done by Pentax for a long time - leading also with specs. I do believe the Knew will buck the trend, but I don't believe a brand new 2020 sensor will be used. Probably the sensor had to be decided on long before.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-16-2020, 04:09 AM  
What Pentax Values Most in Future Cameras
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 363
Views: 25,024
So, They do plan to try, and if need die trying.

In the current economic climate (Olympus anyone ?), Ricoh say - "we have a vision, and we stick with it" and then explain the vision. And what a vision. When was the last time Pentax made such a statement (never) ?
This ties nicely with the post CP+ video - it's the vision then enabled them to re-design the 85. And to design the Limited the way they design it (look at prints). Maybe that's the way to look at the k-1ii accelerator - it's a Limited camera. Judge it by prints. not by pure specs.

The Knew will be the first of the new breed, and then we will know the details. Maybe it took so long for the same reasons that the 85 took so long ? Understanding mid-way the "very good" isn't eanough and changing to make it "excellent" ?

I like that new Pentax(/Ricoh). (My wallet disagrees :-( )
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-14-2020, 01:38 AM  
New video with our thoughts on PENTAX
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 81
Views: 9,189
As long as we dont get a Lost Elephant.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-13-2020, 08:01 PM  
New video with our thoughts on PENTAX
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 81
Views: 9,189
So, it's about Ricoh long term plans for Pentax. Good. Hope they stress Leading and Excellence.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 07-12-2020, 10:41 AM  
Pentax K-3 II successor on September 2020
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 961
Views: 83,042
So, you think Ricoh should target existing customers ? That's a rapidly diminishing market (and future). And if we take into account that a lot of current users are in Pentax teritory for price reasons - there is no future at all this way (inflation, diminishing market [previous K user as target, DSLR's market as a whole]). If they are looking for a long term future - they should look outside the current user base. And if they want to earn some money in a small market - they must increase price (and offer something for this increase).

I'll somewhat paraphrase what others have said : Ricoh sees the future as a leader, even with the minumum resources given to Pentax. You can see it in the Pentax designed lenses and especially the latest the dfa*50 and the dfa*85 - that video with the 2 designers (the limited 21 and the dfa*85) was quiet revealing. The decision to move from "vey good" to "excellent" even at the cost of total redesign.

Even the second line (non *) of new lenses, mostly rebadged from other manufacturers seems to emphasize quality. No more DA-L or FA-J. Look at the "kit" lens of the K-1 and compare it to previous Pentax kit lenses.

And now it seems that "very good" is not good enough comes to the Knew. No - it won't be "$100 more than previous generation". Neither will it be for the upcoming K-1new.

I do hope Ricoh succeed with this strategy (even if I will have to wait for a used K-1new and not a new one) - better die trying then just bleed to death with mediocre pruducts.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-11-2020, 06:36 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 30,509
Views: 2,751,727
Those leaves are just jumping out of the page. Amazing.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 09:19 PM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 286
Views: 19,985
So - a black or a silver 21 Limited for my black k-1ii ?

Some choices are real hard.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-24-2020, 06:29 AM  
Missing videos - tutorial articles
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Works for me.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-07-2020, 06:29 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 30,509
Views: 2,751,727
Just getting the hang of it.
All cropped/heavilly cropped.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2020, 08:14 AM  
Pentax fa 20 2.8 OR Samyang 20 1.8 Or ?? your help pls ....
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
@pid - thanks for the info, not a deal breaker for me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2020, 07:50 AM  
Pentax fa 20 2.8 OR Samyang 20 1.8 Or ?? your help pls ....
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
It has a rating of 8.91 in the lens DB which is not very encouraging (the 20 2.8 rating is 9.26). The PF review does state that "is large, heavy and expensive. It is also an optically stellar lens", and also mensions ghosting, vignetting and distortion problems.

Al in all, at it's price point, for me it is "not very good".

---------- Post added 02-19-2020 at 04:53 PM ----------


Noticed it, but I would rather have the newer FA 20 2.8.

---------- Post added 02-19-2020 at 04:59 PM ----------


Looked at the 20 1.8 - even if I can find it with K mount, didn't like it. Thanks anyway :-)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2020, 05:32 AM  
Pentax fa 20 2.8 OR Samyang 20 1.8 Or ?? your help pls ....
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
This summer we are off to a 3 week tour of Iceland. And it's time to get prepared for it.

What I have (and am planning to take with me):

K-1ii
D FA 70-210
D FA 28-105

What I also want :
- something wider, mainly for landscapes.
- (optional) something better instead of the D FA 28-105 (which IS quite good actually).

What I've dismissed :
- D FA 24-70 : Big, quite heavy, not THAT good, not really wide.
- D FA 15-30 : Big, heavy, not very good, still will need the 28-105.

Currently am thinking of either the :
- FA 20 2.8 : Used, screwdrive focus, LIGHT, loved by users.
- Samyang\Rokinon 20 1.8 : New, manualdrive focus :-) , very good, FAST, loved by users. About same price as 20 2.8.

Am also aware of the FA 20-35 4 (used), but between it and the 20 2.8 I prefer the later.

What I also have at home :
- 31 limited
- FA 50 2.8 macro
- FA 50 1.7

Currently I'm thinking of just adding the Samyang 20 1.8, but would like to hear from others. Your thoughts and experiences will be appreciated. Am open also for new ideas, not just what I've described here.

Ben
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2020, 07:00 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,396
So now I have it, and a small quick test.

Focus is on the left eye. Picture is SooC. Actually it's sharper - there is some sharpness loss due to the screen capture and conversion to lower quality png.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2020, 09:40 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,396
Amazon (france) has just notified me that mine is on it's way.

What else is missing ? A modern FA 20 2.8.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-22-2020, 11:11 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,396
Just pre-ordered on Amazon (france).

Now, just give me a WIDE light weight one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-17-2020, 11:08 PM  
New zoom 70-200 F4
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 1,185
Views: 100,656
If they are right.... I'm certainly waiting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-21-2019, 04:25 AM  
Now available in Europe: O-HC171 (Anniversary Hotshoe Cover)
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 131
Views: 7,937
And none of them send outside it's local country (well, asumming Austria was annexed once again to Germany).

A pity.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-14-2019, 01:05 AM  
"Ricoh/Pentax has no plans to announce a new camera this fall"
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 869
Views: 54,890
"Ricoh/Pentax has no plans to announce a new camera this fall" - Thank you Ricoh. I'm just getting used to my K1ii. No need to be tempted with another body.

Just get that 70-200 f4 out of the door, and some other fine glass in that line.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-16-2018, 08:33 AM  
Hints about future products on Twitter
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 147
Views: 26,090
Thank you for an interesting update.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2018, 06:48 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By ben-pentax
Replies: 2,451
Views: 204,285
I am planning on buying it.
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