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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
German Ricoh Pentax Online Store lists "Upsell Produkte"
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
UK's largest Pentax retailer, SRS Microsystems, hasn't been offering DA* 16-50 for quite a while now. 18-135 is still available though.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 5 Days Ago  
"3 way" binocular and monocular projects
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
IMO this looks a little gimmicky... I'd rather see Pentax show a pair of 8x56 binos in ZD ED series, but with FoV that doesn't suck...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Days Ago  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 987
Views: 79,441
I think the Pentax lens roadmap has bigger problems than it being slightly out of date. Like the "or later" keyword.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 6 Days Ago  
For Sale: Auto Mamiya/Sekor 135mm F/2.8 & 200mm F/3.5 (M42)
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Bump!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 6 Days Ago  
For Sale or Trade: SMC Takumar 15mm F/3.5
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Bump!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 02-07-2020, 01:24 AM  
For Sale or Trade: SMC D-FA 100mm F/2.8 Macro WR + Kenko Automatic Extension Tubes
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Bump...
Forum: Contest Voting 02-07-2020, 01:22 AM  
Avocado Still Life
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 8
Views: 74
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2020, 09:30 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 226
Views: 18,588
For a long time, same could be said about Fujifilm. X-Pro1 AF was abysmal. X-T1 only slightly better. Look at where they're now.

In any case, I don't expect nor hope Ricoh will switch its main focus to sports shooting. I just think that Tokyo Olympics are quite prestigious event for any camera manufacturer (regardless of what their main focus is), and as such, it's not unlikely they will prepare something special for such occasion.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2020, 09:10 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 226
Views: 18,588
It's not entirely "my idea". There have been rumours circulating about K-new having the same amount of AF points as D500, and while amount of points != performance, there are here for a reason?

Also, what's so wild about closing up to Nikon D500? This camera is 4 years old now.



Well, I don't know, but I'll take your word on that.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2020, 08:49 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 226
Views: 18,588
Well, yes. Although I was speaking about the APS-C lineup specifically, and hardware changes only (KP has the same AF module as K-3).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2020, 07:27 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 226
Views: 18,588
This iteration has been in the making for almost 5 years now. It's like, 2,5 camera generations in mirrorless terms.

That's enough time to catch up. Not necessarily to beat (especially seeing that the only fast focusing DA lens is 55-300 PLM), but they don't have to beat the competition.
Forum: General Photography 02-04-2020, 07:02 AM  
Lack of support for brand development
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 63
Views: 1,840
I don't think anyone here is satisfied with the Ricoh's marketing of the Pentax brand, or happy about the diminishing third-party lens options.

But then, what can one do about it?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2020, 05:26 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 226
Views: 18,588
Well, Tokyo Olympics are this year. While Pentax hasn't been a weapon of choice for sports photographers in quite a while, it is a matter of prestige to offer something capable for this special occasion. K-New with D500-level AF and a fast, long lens with the new SDM and KAF4 would be something exactly like that.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-03-2020, 08:45 AM  
Will you sell your current camera when the new K comes?
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 371
Views: 14,177
If Ricoh comes up with some exchange deal for my K-1, I might certainly consider swapping it for K-New. After almost 2 years of shooting FF, I'm more than certain that it's an overkill for me.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-03-2020, 07:48 AM  
Ricoh WG-70
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
So, a firmware update sold as a new camera?
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 02-01-2020, 08:29 AM  
For Sale: Auto Mamiya/Sekor 135mm F/2.8 & 200mm F/3.5 (M42)
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Still available!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 02-01-2020, 08:28 AM  
For Sale or Trade: SMC Takumar 15mm F/3.5
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Still available!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-31-2020, 10:40 AM  
Pentax March 2020 Interview Questions (formerly CP+)
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 51
Views: 1,942
This is great point. I'd certainly ask if Ricoh would like to try catering to the group of film enthusiasts. Damn, imagine 67III with the mirror mech from K-1 and a better flash sync. I can imagine quite a lot of people going for it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2020, 01:39 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 1,180
Views: 72,896
Lenstip's last review of a Pentax lens is from 2013. I wouldn't count on it changing anytime soon, with all the mirrorless stuff in the pipeline...
Forum: General Photography 01-29-2020, 02:22 AM  
I Replaced My Focusing Screen (for the K-1)!
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Does the camera metering system work well with the S screen?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-27-2020, 12:28 AM  
Matt Bishop field tests DFA 70-210 F4
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
I think this was already posted in the Pentax SLR Lens forum...?
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 01-26-2020, 04:29 AM  
For Sale or Trade: SMC D-FA 100mm F/2.8 Macro WR + Kenko Automatic Extension Tubes
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 1
Views: 610
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC D-FA 100mm F/2.8 Macro WR + Kenko Automatic Extension Tubes

Asking Price
400.00 EUR

Item Location
Warsaw (Poland)

Item Description
Hello everyone,

For sale is a set for macro photography enthusiast that consist of 100mm macro WR lens and a set of extension tubes with A-contacts made by Kenko. These tubes allow the user to set working aperture on the camera body when using lenses without aperture ring, for example the aforementioned 100 mm WR.

The set is IMO in excellent condition. Both pieces of the kit I bought second hand, but seems like neither I nor previous owners used them extensively. I have owned it for about 2 years and never really got a "macro bug"; I used it sporadically for digitizing film negatives, only once or twice in the field. Lens glass is immaculate, body has some faint usage marks. Tubes are like new.

Including both lens caps, hood, leather case. Maybe I'll find the original box for the lens, but no promises.


Asking price: 400 EUR

Open to offers, including trade. Prefer payments by bank transfer, but PayPal is possible as well.

Cheers

Praktica shot is a sample made using K-1 with this lens wide open. Sharp, but quite pronounced LoCA. Pentax character, I guess ;)

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Europe Only

Shipping Charge
Depends on destination

Shipping Services
DHL, DPD, UPS, Poczta Polska

Accepted Payment Types
Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
It's a private sale of used, vintage items, and by the laws of the EU I'm not obliged to accept returns. That said, if the buyer finds some terrible flaw that contradicts the description in an undeniable way, we'll work something out.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2020, 09:36 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 1,180
Views: 72,896
I wonder if this cooperation with Tamron will eventually go beyond just rebadging of some lenses from current Tamron's portfolio. Just like Panasonic & Leica team reached out to Sigma, maybe a joint initiative between Ricoh and Tamron will form and we'll see some entirely new lenses for either Pentax K mount, 645 mount or hypothetical mirrorless system from Ricoh.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-23-2020, 03:18 PM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 226
Views: 18,588
Pentax - Wikipedia

"The company was renamed Pentax Corporation in 2002."
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2020, 09:09 AM  
New zoom 70-200 F4
Posted By BarneyL
Replies: 1,136
Views: 88,992
Maybe it's D-FA* 720mm F4 ;)
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