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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-15-2012, 12:21 PM  
What happened to adam's FF is coming thread? Why was it pulled down?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 188
Views: 24,346
I jumped ships 4 years ago... I can wait 6 more months without problem! Hell, I could wait 6 more years if need be! ;-)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2012, 02:55 AM  
So what happened to the K-3 ?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 372
Views: 39,685
I am still wondering how long it will take for the myth of an upcoming Pentax FF to finally die.

Will someone start a rumor about it for Photokina 2020 or will the idea of Pentax never introducing such a camera become clearer by that time...?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-12-2012, 02:47 AM  
How to push the Pentax Full-Frame Idea and get that FF out faster...
Posted By lol101
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,612
Time to close this topic definitively?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-27-2012, 01:24 PM  
Rumor: Pentax FF Sept 18-23, 2012
Posted By lol101
Replies: 528
Views: 82,158
Do a test:

Only pop up in PentaxForum rumor section once a year and you'll see that you will be able to pick up the conversation at exactly the same point where you left it a year ago... or the year before that... :lol:

Seriously... a Pentax FF at next Photokina? No kidding! :rolleyes:
Forum: Pentax Q 07-12-2011, 12:54 PM  
Pentax Q in the Flesh
Posted By lol101
Replies: 1,308
Views: 178,458
Hey, who needs AF with such a small sensor?

Give me a good hyperfocal mode and I'm done!

:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-20-2011, 02:47 AM  
Sigma Starting to Produce Weather Sealed Lenses?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 74
Views: 20,153
The SD1 body doesn't even remotely look like a "customized K7" as can be seen on all the previews around the web... are you sur you want to bet on Pentax producing it?

Sigma SD1 : premières impressions

http://www.clubic.com/photo/photokina/actualite-367970-sigma-sd1-reflex-rena...foveon-x3.html
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-01-2011, 04:46 AM  
Samsung NX Getting More Serious
Posted By lol101
Replies: 49
Views: 14,148
Did I understand right that these zooms have been designed to keep their focus even when zooming in/out?

I thought it was very difficult design zooms this way (I forgot the technical name for it)...

They are being serious about it at least.

I think they might have a good shot at this market if they managed to get their camera/lenses side by side with the other guys in shops but, so far, they seem to have some difficulties with their distribution network.

Maybe they are waiting to have a decent range (end of 2011?) before pumping the volume up...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2011, 05:39 AM  
Samsung NX Getting More Serious
Posted By lol101
Replies: 49
Views: 14,148
I have the NX10 +20 & 30mm pancake and all I can say is that, so far, I am puzzled by the quality of the glass Samsung is putting out.

These are small, well made, affordable AND of excellent optical quality.

If the 16mm is of the same wood, I'll buy it as soon as it is out.

I'll also buy the 85f1.4, even if it's bigger (whos say's that Samsung doesn't have a beefier, more upscale model coming to go with these lenses?). The NX10 will make for an excellent portrait camera with it's very precise and versatile AF.

700mm? For the life of me I can't even imagine the look of it with a NX attached! :D

They should just sell it with a NX as rear cap!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-09-2011, 04:07 AM  
Sigma Starting to Produce Weather Sealed Lenses?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 74
Views: 20,153
I have only one Sigma lens (12-24 4,5/5,6) and it is a quality lens indeed.

:confused:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2011, 11:02 AM  
Pentax EVIL NC-1 has smaller sensor than APS-C - your opinion?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 1,096
Views: 145,662
OK but Roland (Raphael?) Mabo knows nothing about what's coming (and makes no claim to know anything).

He is just thinking out loud here...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2011, 01:56 AM  
The forthcoming Pentax Mirrorless Camera
Posted By lol101
Replies: 553
Views: 111,356
Yeah... it's getting annoying...

Would you not fight a little, just for the fun of it?

:lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2011, 10:54 PM  
The forthcoming Pentax Mirrorless Camera
Posted By lol101
Replies: 553
Views: 111,356
Done that already! ;)

I think they are on the right way with this camera and lens roadmap but I also think that Pentax could do it much better!

Samsung has learned a lot from Pentax but they didn't understand everything... suffice to look at their implementation of the green button... yes, it's there but no, it's not useful. They only use it as a "reset" button.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2011, 02:57 PM  
The forthcoming Pentax Mirrorless Camera
Posted By lol101
Replies: 553
Views: 111,356
Whatever they do, just include a high quality EVF, two dials (one close to shutter button, one on the back, concentric to the directional pad), keep the general Pentax ergonomics, green button and all, and begin to bring a few high quality large aperture (f2 or larger) compact primes (think 24f2, 16f2.4, 40f2 and 85f1.4).

Please, no P&S without EVF ala Sony.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-18-2010, 02:58 AM  
Thinking about Jumping Camps
Posted By lol101
Replies: 64
Views: 11,305
If you are into zooms, the ones you have are pretty much top notch but could benefit from being used on FF IMO. If you're not into video and aren't afraid of a pretty "crude" camera by todays standards, why not get a used 5D (MkI) and see if you like it?

On the other hand, if you'd want to get a smaller kit by using essentially primes and a compact body, the K-5 (or even K-x/r) with a 3 primes kit (21/40/70 or 15/40/200 if you want more "spread") would get my vote.

If you don't really know if using primes would be your cup of tea, try shooting with your 24-105 set to a single focal for a while and see if you like it.

As far as IQ goes for quality family and vacation shots, you can't go wrong with any of the cameras you're looking at.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-13-2010, 03:20 PM  
DC motor tech from Tokina? Tokina and Pentax relationship?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 68
Views: 16,495
Tokina DC = Dual Clutch?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-04-2010, 02:31 AM  
The cheapest way for Pentax to make FF camera
Posted By lol101
Replies: 76
Views: 12,334
I'd vote for a DFA 24-90f4 based on the FA 24-90f3.5-4.5... but I am not getting my hopes too high.:ugh:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2010, 05:30 AM  
Dare I say.... a FF next?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 202
Views: 24,104
Expect $200 rebates on 5DMkII bodies before june 2011 if the 5DIII is coming in fall 2011.

The other solution is to go 5D (MkI) and find yourself a nice unit for under $1000.

A pair of f4 L zooms and a few primes (50f14 or 85f1.8) and you're all set.

If you're in the US, I'd shop at keh and get everything 2nd hand.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2010, 07:42 AM  
Zeiss to stop ZK lenses for Pentax
Posted By lol101
Replies: 64
Views: 19,548
Understandable.

Zeiss lenses are not that attractive to Pentax user since they are made for FF and sales must have been confidential.

On the other hand, Canon and Nikon now have a strong base of FF users and it seems logical that Zeiss want to concentrate their relatively low production volumes on them.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-20-2010, 08:36 AM  
K-5 AF Speed on Youtube (compared to K-7)
Posted By lol101
Replies: 24
Views: 6,999
Yes, this is perhaps the silliest "AF" test I have ever seen.

Let's wait and see a proper outdoor test with someting actually moving and not some random shots where the camera refocuses on whatever. :hmm:

The camera looks awesome and Pentax has always refined their AF from camera to camera so I expect the K-5 to be an excellent performer... but this "test" doesn't show anything.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-17-2010, 01:32 AM  
Is K5 really only 11 AF points ?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 72
Views: 12,490
As a current Canon/Pentax user, I have to concur with what you just wrote to some extent.

It seems that AF shear speed is greatly a function of the lens/AF mechanism when used in "single shot" mode.

For example, my FA135f2.8 focused as fast on my K10 than my 70-200f4L on my 5D (and the 135 has a min focusing distance of 0.7m!).

But the 70-200L smokes the DA*50-135 for example so YMMV.

Same could be said about FA35f2 AF speed against EF 35f2... no AF speed difference to be found. Same again when comparing FA 50f1.4 to EF 50f1.4: speed is about the same.


When it comes to tracking moving targets or focus in low light, however, I always reach for the Canon... no contest here.


As for K-7 being "unusable" above ISO 800... people saying that just never print obviously.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2010, 05:26 AM  
Samyang 35mm f1.4 photos
Posted By lol101
Replies: 73
Views: 26,677
If this lens is in the same category as the 85 and 14 (ie good optically although not stellar), I will give it a try on my 5D and K10.

Hopefully it will be decent in the center wide open.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2010, 05:05 AM  
Will the Pentax K5 have 16MP from sony?
Posted By lol101
Replies: 19
Views: 8,540
From the same place all speculations and assumptions come... the blobous thingy in the head.

:p
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2010, 05:02 AM  
Possible Complete K-5 Specs (Still rumour until the 22nd!)
Posted By lol101
Replies: 465
Views: 100,198
Don't get your hopes to high on this and remember: Pentax used the same APS-C AF layout and size on 645D which is quite a lot larger than FF... :ugh:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2010, 04:59 AM  
Possible Complete K-5 Specs (Still rumour until the 22nd!)
Posted By lol101
Replies: 465
Views: 100,198
The price tag puts it firmly against D300s/7D (at least when they were selling at list price) instead of D90(D7000?)/60D: the AF system has better be a completely new one with similar performances to what C&N already offer.

Sounds interesting but I still have my doubts about Pentax know-how on AF predicitve tracking algorithms.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-08-2010, 05:37 AM  
Brief info about K-5 and KR
Posted By lol101
Replies: 569
Views: 118,823
* Not only quieter AF but considerably faster also.
* AF limiter (very handy for non-macro uses).
* Internal focus (size difference is VERY relative if you consider the way the Pentax extends at closer range).

I'd call that a draw. As for the "consumer plastics" vs "metal" please show me the impact this has, other than cosmetic, on photography... I didn't hear anyone complain about "consumer plastics" when the D-FA lens was the only choice we had.
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