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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-13-2020, 08:32 AM  
Challenging the APS-C Flagship Series
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 217
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I'm a left eye shooter, with glasses, and at night it's quite annoying, sometimes being blinding if I forget to turn off the preview and am already on night vision.
I'm constantly turning it off if I'm using the KP (no top LCD for adjustments). Night mode helps with the blinding, but it's always distracting.
Must be something in the way you use your camera, that you don't have a problem when most people do, and they even add a sensor to deal with it (hope it's not for a touchscreen).

Is there a list of all the little things that Pentax has that others don't, like TAv mode? Would night mode and mount LEDs be there? Maybe there should be.
Forum: General Photography 09-30-2020, 05:38 AM  
Polarizing Filters: Bell's Theorem
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
That's what you get when looking at quantum physics.
It's the universe telling you that's the place you should not look ;).
Or a matrix bug :hmm:...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-25-2020, 06:59 AM  
How much are willing to shell out for Knew?
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 247
Views: 9,830
Things (besides the unknown specs) pushing the initial price towards K1 level:
-low volume (all the reasons have been discussed here)
-differentiation (only APS DSLR manufacturer)
-moving towards premium (the "photography experience")
-fanbase desire

I wouldn't be surprised with a /1400-1500 initial price. Maybe more if the silver version is available at release.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-13-2020, 02:45 AM  
How much are willing to shell out for Knew?
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 247
Views: 9,830
Considering they've already angered, or just plain shunned, lots of potential buyers, by dropping the flippy screen for silly reasons, they'll need to excel in at least one of the perennial user complaints, AF or video, to be able to sell it at a price anywhere close to K1.
Not many current users will care much about it without either serious AF improvements, or 4k video.
Also, they won't stand up in comparisons without 4k, so potential new users will see it as old tech, as there's this strange tendency to associate stills quality with video quality.

Without these things, it'll be a repeat of the K1, where lots of reviewers would say it's a great camera at a great price, even beating more expensive cameras, but the things that people (choosing a system) view as a sign of advanced technology, like AF and video, are 2nd rate, thus making those new buyers discard it.
Potential new users will care more about 4k and flippy screen than a few mm/g in the camera's size/weight, so they're already sabotaging themselves by trading flippy for size. Maybe a sign that they're not improving video, and just seeing it as a little extra for emergencies.
I hope they're setting themselves up for action photography by improving the AF, as that'll offset the loss of flippy/video connection point of interest to new users. Leica has the reputation to survive as a niche player, Pentax/Ricoh doesn't.

I'll only be looking at AF, as I take the IQ improvements as certain, and I have the KP for the flippy screen and small size, so not fazed by the loss of flippy.
AF will be a deal breaker for me, no matter if the price is half or the same as K1.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-09-2019, 05:59 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 3,487
Views: 267,503
Nice, but too big. And companies don't like to tie their products to dates (Windows...)

Since it is a big (in importance) APS camera, it could be called KAPS.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-01-2019, 05:32 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 3,487
Views: 267,503
Same here. And for the lenses, even under heavy rain.

Once, with just mild rain, a guy passing by commented that he did that with his Sony and it died.
He walked on before I had time to reply "That's why they say 'It's a Sony!'"
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-29-2019, 01:17 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 3,487
Views: 267,503
If you're not thinking of Portugal (for the Kona), you can add it to your list.
But we still call the other a Pajero, as it doesn't mean anything to us. I laughed when I found out about it.

I think they learned their lesson with the Chevy Nova...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-12-2019, 05:56 AM  
PENTAX KP IR online
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 79
Views: 9,396
If you build it, they will come...


Aaaaand another missed opportunity by Pentax... My wallet was getting itchy, until I saw the business only limitation :(.
OEM IR photography, with no hassles but some visible light filters. A dream [not!] come true.


Don't know if the peeping is the real reason to not sell it to the general public, but it does make sense [in a mad, mad world].
As for liability, I don't see knife manufacturers being sued in the UK, or gun manufacturers anywhere else, so who knows how far that'd fly.
Although, in a world where people blame others for their choices/actions, and it's accepted, it wouldn't surprise me.


So, they don't put out something we want and can buy (K3...), but instead something we want and are not allowed to buy. Not nice...


Carry on... waiting... for Pentax... to give us at least a Christmas present (even if we're the ones paying for it).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-18-2019, 05:26 AM  
Announcement of PENTAX 100 YEARS OF HISTORY campaign
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 94
Views: 13,045
The reason for the typos is simple:
everyone and their mother is working on the new APS camera, so that leaves only the kids do do the proof reading.
Simple.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-09-2019, 05:08 AM  
The Pentax K1 III might be close
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 332
Views: 56,375
And anti-riot police...:o
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2019, 06:45 AM  
CP+ interview question suggestions
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
What are your thoughts on developing high quality (150-450 or better), but slow(er) lenses?


I don't mind the bulk, but paying 1399 USD/GPB/EUR just to have f2.8 in a 11-18, no thank you. Buildings and trees don't move fast enough to make it worth my money.
Keep it big if necessary, but bring the price down with the aperture, please.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-15-2018, 02:26 PM  
Need Advice On Custom Desktop Computer Build...
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
No offence taken.
But SLI wasn't part of the equation. Yes, I can do calculations, or use a website for PSU calculations ;) , and they give [the SLI] around 900W power draw (but their recommended PSU is strangely only 1kW). 1.3kW not a waste then.
But without SLI 750W is fine.
Anyway, it's just friendly advice, you know what you want to do with your computer.

Just don't forget to replace those SATA SSDs with PCIe ones if you're doing video editing, or you'll be doing lots of crosswords while your GPUs wait for them.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-13-2018, 01:42 PM  
Need Advice On Custom Desktop Computer Build...
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
I know about Bitlocker, and I considered that in my reply.
There are free ways to do it, so it's good for people that need everything encrypted, like companies. But if you think you really need it, it is an easy and secure alternative.

---------- Post added 11-13-18 at 09:10 PM ----------



Actually, the PSU is way overbuilt, that configuration won't get close to 50% power usage, the RAM is much faster than the CPU can use effectively, and the cooler is overkill. That is, unless you're planning on extreme overclocking, then they do make sense.
If this is for video editing, you'd be much better off having a PSU at 650/750W, dropping the RAM to 3000/3200, using the stock cooler, and using the savings to get PCIe secondary drives, instead of SATA.
That will make a real difference when editing video (if that's what you're doing), the measly gains from the RAM and the cooler not really.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-12-2018, 02:09 PM  
Need Advice On Custom Desktop Computer Build...
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Quick rundown:
CPU - Intel i7 or above; or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X will give you best performance up to $400. If you don't mind spending twice that, you have AMD Threadripper, which blows anything at that price for video editing.
Storage - SSD is essential. 500GB for OS and programs, plus a 1TB or more for video editing. When choosing a M2 drive, check the manufacturer website to make sure the interface says PCIe / NVMe (Samsung 970 Evo are fast), and be prepared to spend a lot (video editing oblige, normal use would be standard 2.5"). Add HDDs for backup as needed (don't buy portable above 2GB). You can buy normal 3.5" drives and use a USB2SATA adapter for the backups. HGST are kings of reliability
RAM - 32GB for video editing, 3000MHz recommended.
Monitor - IPS 32" 4k (Benq PD3200U is currently at a good price)
Video card - you don't need anything above $300, but 4GB minimum
A good PSU with at least 600W
Windows 10 home (Windows 7 will lose support eventually, and Pro is only good for companies)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-04-2018, 05:24 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 2,451
Views: 205,920
Have you tried setting the clock back 1 day at the beginning of each day?;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-02-2018, 06:15 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 2,451
Views: 205,920
One aspect where Pentax has been going away from "doing things differently", and instead joining the pack, is in lenses.
Most (all?) of the latest releases are fast and huge, not slow and small like the Ltds.
If they did release a 2xMP FF, it'd have stellar high ISO capabilities, and it'd be the perfect timing to release refreshed Ltds, with quality matching up to the best available, but small. Add to that the increased frame rate and other benefits from lower res/new camera, and they'd have something special (and different) to throw at the mirrorless size advantage.
Alas, we all know they don't have the capabilities to do that.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-29-2018, 03:56 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 2,451
Views: 205,920
They're tight lipped about their plans, and I'm tight pursed.
Hopefully CP+ will shed some light.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-18-2018, 05:49 AM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 1,960
Views: 130,366
It looks like most people are bipolar nowadays, everything gets taken to extremes, or as gospel, no space for literary liberty.
Don't they teach these things at school anymore?!
Maybe you should expect a visit from the police for making a death threat?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2018, 11:52 PM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 1,960
Views: 130,366
And those are already high performance SD cards, good for bursts. If you don't need that, they become half the price.
All Pentax needs to do is make their slots UHS-II, and give them dual controllers, so that they write in parallel. If they add an option to split the images to each card in turn, that'd double the speed yet again.
XQD is only good for lining Sony pockets. And fanboys.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-13-2018, 03:27 PM  
Samsung FF sensor's rumors
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 51
Views: 5,399
I was kidding!!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2018, 03:01 PM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 1,960
Views: 130,366
With all the lenses they could build (like a prime UWA FF), why do a 100-450 when they already have a 150-450??
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-07-2018, 05:43 AM  
Is it just me or are there a lot of K-1's on the used market?
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 32
Views: 2,858
If we take into consideration the market share of each brand, Pentax seems to have less used cameras on the [ebay] market, relatively speaking.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-06-2018, 11:24 PM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 2,451
Views: 205,920
I think some people are associating newer sensor with more MP, which isn't true. Or else they're still doing a MP race.
We have FF being released with 24 MP, and I don't think there's a FF with the same pixel density as the K3, which is a good pointer that they're unlikely to go up in APS resolution.
If they were to improve AF to be Pentax's best, along with general image quality (noise, DR,etc.), card write speed, make the writing to the 2 slots parallel instead of serial, and increase number of pics that can be taken at full speed, that would be a good successor.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-29-2018, 11:30 PM  
DA*11-18/2.8 delay to 2019
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 227
Views: 18,510
Back to the international naming conundrum, like the Ford Nova?
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-04-2018, 05:31 AM  
The K-3 line will continue!
Posted By dafbp
Replies: 928
Views: 90,733
Wasn't that Pentax's original intention, to stray us from APS to FF ? :)
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