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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-05-2011, 05:13 AM  
Pentax camera teasing
Posted By 0144
Replies: 160
Views: 43,852
M-6 is released:
Fujitsu Releases 6th Generation of Milbeaut Imaging Processors : FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR
Hardware info

so we will be getting Full HD H.264 and faster processing(more fps probably too)

just don't read too much into processor specs, since Pentax always got more out of those fujitsu CPUs than their specs said.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-04-2011, 05:46 AM  
Two new K-5 reviews
Posted By 0144
Replies: 17
Views: 7,458
AWB is great when set to strong. Too bad most reviews don't bother beyond default settings.
And even with default it's way better than any canon DSLR
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2011, 12:25 PM  
Digital 6x7
Posted By 0144
Replies: 46
Views: 13,595
they can start development now and by the time they finish it it will be affordable "enough"

anyway, i think they should just talk with Sony and make a FF 645D 90Mpix CMOS sensor based on K-5 with live-view and maybe even video.

much less development needed, and they can still charge a fortune for such a camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2011, 01:28 AM  
Pentax will be the first to get it. Something new is coming.
Posted By 0144
Replies: 348
Views: 88,903
A small grip with no battery, but filters + cards + remote compartment :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-03-2011, 04:20 PM  
The forthcoming Pentax Mirrorless Camera
Posted By 0144
Replies: 553
Views: 122,997
Yes it does, by shrinking image circle like those old nikons, you are efectively using a reverse teleconverter. so not only focal length is reduced, but aperture is increased massively.

If you shrink 50mm F1.4 image circle to a 1/2.33 sensor, you will get a 9mm F0.25 lens. however lens will be at least as large as the original 50.

DoF imho is the least of the problems. DR and noise worries me most. If at least they made a nice 6Mp sensor....


p.s. just an idea - they can probably make those cameras real cheap(200$ body) and make all the cash on accessories/lenses. i think they would get a lot of interest at such prices, and i see no reason why they can't make some cheap plastic models for such a price.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-03-2011, 08:02 AM  
The forthcoming Pentax Mirrorless Camera
Posted By 0144
Replies: 553
Views: 122,997

just take 50mm F1.4 for FF and shrink it's image circle to 2/3". just like the first digital nikons were doing.
same DoF as with FF
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-03-2011, 07:02 AM  
The forthcoming Pentax Mirrorless Camera
Posted By 0144
Replies: 553
Views: 122,997
a rumor about a rumor :D
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-20-2010, 01:24 AM  
image rotation in K-5
Posted By 0144
Replies: 52
Views: 9,905
this is the most annoying thing in this camera for me, I'm so used to this feature with k-7.

But I'm using this bug as an excuse not to buy K-5 yet :D
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-04-2010, 09:30 AM  
Any Sensor Prblms Noted?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
no problem here
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-04-2010, 09:29 AM  
K-5 dust removal sound?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 2
Views: 1,759
depends on the lens used.
it is loud with DA-L lenses(plastic), but silent with DA and especialy WR/* lenses.

i noticed it when i tried comparing it to a K-7. K-7 had DA40 mounted and K-5 had DA-L 35 on it. K-5 was much louder, but it all reversed when i switched lenses.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-30-2010, 03:14 AM  
DA 40mm F2.8 Limited & DA 35mm F2.4 AL
Posted By 0144
Replies: 45
Views: 13,616
i have 35 DA-L and 40Lim at the moment.
i would choose DA40 without any doubt. much less color aberrations, superb flare control, size, built, quick-shift and what's very interesting - camera is less noisy(and I'm not talking about AF) with DA40 compared to DA-L 35, i guess plastic bayonet doesn't lower noise as well as a metal one.
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-26-2010, 10:44 AM  
Has anyone compared Olympus E-5 with Pentax K-5?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 25
Views: 8,109
E-5 is a match for k-7, not k-5.

Olympus just tries to get as much cash as they can from a dying system's loyalists
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-19-2010, 02:12 AM  
K5 Buffer
Posted By 0144
Replies: 133
Views: 24,268
i think this is not card, but processing related.

i also believe that they can fix it to match low ISO buffer size.
this slowdown could happen due NR done for RAW in which case they could just give an option to turn it off.
or it could be from jpeg generation with advanced NR which is usually included in RAW file. they could then just skip NR for "preview" jpegs attached to RAW
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-03-2010, 06:09 AM  
The cheapest way for Pentax to make FF camera
Posted By 0144
Replies: 76
Views: 14,297
imho there is no room for pentax FF DSLR.

however if they make it a FF EVIL with fully functional K adapter and shallow mount to be able to adapt rangefinder lenses, it will be a huge hit, even if priced well over 2500$
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2010, 11:31 AM  
Pentax: give Benjikan a K5 and 645D
Posted By 0144
Replies: 127
Views: 36,759
Ben is one of the best advertisements they have. Somebody should be fired at Pentax marketing for letting this opportunity go away.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2010, 11:05 PM  
Is K5 really only 11 AF points ?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 72
Views: 13,909
they could use some their 77 metering zones to help tracking. they don't provide distance info, but in many cases they can tell subject's direction.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2010, 06:14 AM  
Is K5 really only 11 AF points ?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 72
Views: 13,909
and only center one really works, others are either horizontal or vertical, so if we count only reliable points 5Dmk2 has just 1
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2010, 05:49 AM  
Is K5 really only 11 AF points ?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 72
Views: 13,909
i need 5. 1 in center and 4 covering 2/3 rule.
9 points is sometimes usefull, but i never use 11.

if they can improve AF without adding extra points - it's great, less clicks to choose the one i want.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-09-2010, 11:10 AM  
DA35/2.4 AL and FA35/2 AL are the sisters.
Posted By 0144
Replies: 83
Views: 24,909
smc PENTAX DA L 35mm F2.4 AL - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

they actually are using DA L name, just not on the lens itself
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-06-2010, 01:07 AM  
If the new lenses are really the 35mm and the 18-125mm
Posted By 0144
Replies: 125
Views: 29,535
so, as i understand Hoya decided to have some fun and told everybody that they are going to release 35mm F/(your personal number) prime.

it basically says that nobody really knows if the number they got is real, or even if it's really a 35mm prime.

i guess we'll have to wait and see. personally i wish that they released 28mm F2 FF covering prime they patented not so long ago in DA* flavor :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-30-2010, 10:03 AM  
Any chance of Limited lenses with SDM?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 60
Views: 11,569
i want limiteds to be as small as possible, that is maximum possible aperture with 49mm filter.
WR would be nice though.

SDM should go to DA* series together with as fast as possible aperture and no worries about filter size
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-28-2010, 02:01 PM  
Brief info about K-5 and KR
Posted By 0144
Replies: 569
Views: 131,947
77zone metering system gives 77 dots for histogram, if they could increase zones to several hundred and make up some fake points by interpolating zones nearby, they could make a decent histogram.

i don't think we'll see it in this generation though
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-25-2010, 05:25 AM  
new lenses?
Posted By 0144
Replies: 282
Views: 64,202
do you have some information?

one of those patents for lenses with 4/3 image circle looks like a nice FF 28mm F2 design just patented smaller to confuse people.

i'm waiting for a silent, WR FA31 equivalent :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-19-2010, 07:02 AM  
"K-Rumors" reporting of two new K models at Photokina
Posted By 0144
Replies: 219
Views: 42,451
now which bank should i rob to get the funds for k-7 super and DA* 28mm F2?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-05-2010, 04:36 AM  
New Tokina 16-28mm/2.8 is FF lens with SDM and WEATHER RESIST
Posted By 0144
Replies: 56
Views: 19,968
sounds like a lot of pentax/hoya patents/products :)
we all seen new SDM patent, i guess pentax has plenty of WR experience/patents and new hoya glass has been already out in sigmas
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