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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-12-2017, 01:56 AM  
Advice on potentially switching from Canon to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 74
Views: 5,851
I think you maybe right choosing pentax. I am still curious about the successor to the K-3II (will it incorporate the AF from the K-1? or even better? etc. etc.)
Ignoring M43 systems, one can say you will still have the best bang for the buck with a Pentax System.
Fuji also still looks interesting, but they would have to handle some problems first to get me.

X-Trans: The Promise and the Problem
worms, color bleeding, etc.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 09-11-2017, 03:31 PM  
More Video-AF Options in the next APS-C Body and per Update in K-3II, K-70, KP, K-1
Posted By patarok
Replies: 30
Views: 3,170
any suggestions?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in video-af?
any idea on new video-AF features that could be useful?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-11-2017, 03:25 PM  
Advice on potentially switching from Canon to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 74
Views: 5,851
Why didnt you consider Sony?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-10-2017, 02:03 PM  
Advice on potentially switching from Canon to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 74
Views: 5,851
Actually i thought, that we might see a K-3II successor soon.

I wasnt talking about a FF... Nonetheless, does the price correction for the K-1 and keeping it stable say anything?
At least in europe the flagship DSLRs from pentax are pretty stable with their official price to the very end of their "market-lifetime".
Just sayin... I am also pretty sure that the soonest date we may see a K-1 successor could be 2018 if not 2019. :asleep:
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-10-2017, 01:56 PM  
Fuji High-speed Film Recommendations?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
anymore suggestions? i would love to hear more, i am pretty much stuck with Portra 800
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-10-2017, 01:53 PM  
Film Scanner Recommendations
Posted By patarok
Replies: 37
Views: 6,229
Canoscan 9000f... buy the mark i not the mark ii
(mark ii comes with no special software. but has energy saving... ooo wow!)
mark I comes with silverfast se software that offers pretty much everything you would wish for, but the software is restricted to the one scanner you own AFAIK.

you could also buy the mark II , what would give you no advantages except this energy saving mode....
if you decide for the latter, you may want to buy vuescan instead of silverfast.
Vuescan is multi-platform software (available for the holy trinity -Linux, MAC, Windows.)and not restricted to use only one specific scanner with it I fancy.

both scanners sport 9600x9600dpi scans at 48 bit and come with frames for mid format(6) and 135 negatives.... there even is an APS-film frame available somewhere on the net.

I have one and think its quite easy to use. (bought for app. 180 bucks)

There you go 120MP full frame camera ... ;) Guess the resolution for a mid-format scan.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-10-2017, 01:40 PM  
Scanning options for a print to sell?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
maybe its considered a sin on PF to suggest a Canon product, nonetheless i think the Canon 9000f does a pretty good job. just in case you want to scan negatives by yourself one day.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-10-2017, 01:35 PM  
Tmax 400 in Caffenol C.
Posted By patarok
Replies: 19
Views: 3,749
would you post a link to the vid?
I am interested in your progress on this.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 09-10-2017, 10:52 AM  
2017 ILC mirrorless option from Pentax - FF or APSC
Posted By patarok
Replies: 19
Views: 7,898
I like that idea a 100%
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-10-2017, 10:13 AM  
Advice on potentially switching from Canon to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 74
Views: 5,851

Actually it is as easy as:
Go and get a Pentax.
(if you dont like to do video with your DSLR!!! - the videos from Pentax never come as smooth as the ones you do with canon gear... that may have something to do with the codec or compression or dunno what; IMHO its visible even if the videos are taken with the same framerate.)

There actually is no problem with lenses, (except that AF drive on most lenses is really slow compared to other makers)... There is so much "legacy" glass available.
And most of that legacy glass, is actually pretty good. (I would only tend to suggest a hobbyist, to buy newer lenses if he needs wide angle glass... That has a technical background.)
There is all that F and FA glass thats pretty good, you even can choose from loads of pretty up to date Sigma glass. From time to time Sigma still releases a new lens for the Pentax mount. ... the 35mm 1.4 Art lens for instance is available for PK-Mount.

you may want a bit till October is over. Maybe you will see a new APS-C Pentax body arriving that fits your needs.

If you dont want to wait, just pick up a K-70...(along with an 18-50 DC WR and a 55-300 WR PLM lens)
Its a real nice camera and those 2 lenses i mentioned dont have fast aperture stops in their pockets for you, but they are focusing pretty fast.(I guess nearly as good as Canon glass) some dealers still may do promotion, then you maybe could pickup a DA 50mm 1.8 for free if you buy the camera new.
And as said before, the 35mm DG Art from Sigma ... you will also get that with a pentax mount.

But if you feel that your compositions are better with FF:
You may want to grab a K-1.

it shoots much faster in crop mode than in FF... (4.5fps - ff and 6.5fps APS-C mode)
The K-1 may not be the blockbuster that it could have been....(They could have charged 2800 for the K-1 and made it nearly the same specs as the D850(4k video, 7fps bursts in FF, it would have been the same demand, if not much much more i guess.)
... but honestly, i am pretty sure the K-1 beats the Canon 6D Mark II in nearly every way.

---------- Post added 09-10-17 at 10:35 AM ----------

BTW. My part thinks, that Wildlife in pentaxland is actually owned by Sigma ... The 50-500 DG OS HSM or the 150-500 DG OS HSM both do a very good job, none of them has actual weather sealing but you will be good with a coat and by popping a rubber-band over the mounting gap when the lens is already mounted.

AF speed in the sigma is a bit better than in the Pentax DFA 150-450. At least according to what i remember(from using the DFA 150-450).(correct me if I am wrong)
and I feel the OS in the SIGMA is doing a much better job on the tele-end than the Body internal SR from Pentax.(no correction needed ... at least for me it works way better and the feeling when framing is a whole other thing with lens-internal OS on tele-lenses.
Despite that PENTAX cameras offer body internal "Shake Reduction", you really will miss that canon "IS" stabilizer when shooting tele on a PENTAX at first (only if you ever rented a 100-400 that incorporated it)its hardly noticable at 300mm, but much more at 400mm and therefore i would suggest you, that you better keep your eye on buying a 50-500 or 150-500 from SIGMA with HSM and OS if you plan on buying a good tele-zoom.
keep in mind that you maybe have to switch off SR before using a stabilized lens on a PENTAX body. ;) otherwise the SR may counteract to what the OS does.
unfortunately lens-stabilizer and body-internal SR dont talk to each other on pentax systems, like they would do on some M43 bodies.
Forum: General Talk 09-10-2017, 10:11 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By patarok
Replies: 3,255
Views: 256,979

Listen how to achieve a better relationship to your customer service.

ROFL... ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-08-2017, 02:19 PM  
For each Pentaxian buying K-1 another Nikon/Canon shooter jumped ship to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 1,039
Views: 90,059
sry... this may sound crazy to some of you, if you remember what i posted until now.(But, ASB being honest is what will take us further... and i dont see my recent postings corrupted by the following.)

If i had to decide, if i would take a Nikon D810 or a Pentax K-1... (actually I am in doubt if DxO has the integrety people think it has.)
Man... i tell you, i would still take the K-1 even if AF-area may be smaller and not as dense as on Nikons.

And i tell you why. I already had the chance to put the K-1 to the test against a Nikon D850...
It did the trick nearly as good as the Nikon D850 ... both had mounted a 24-70 2.8

And despite the fact, that the D850 has the same AF-sensing as the D500/D5 ... its AF seems to perform nearly nowhere the D5/D500...
that may be due to the fact that there is so much data( running through the system whilst it would also have to process AF (sensing AF and EV for every shot)algorithms.

alas, both cameras performed not so good when it came to tracking movement on the Z-axis...(towards and away from the sensor -frontally)
I had set the Nikon D850 to "Dynamic Area"-Mode and the Pentax K-1 to SEL-S(or was it M? :lol: ...)
both set on AF-C resp. AF.C

Anyway, the only camera that really is good at that seems to be the Sony A9....
bottomline... if you own Pentax glass: keep it and stop thinkin about Nikon D850, or try it and realize that you will rather buy a used K-1 extra as a backup camera before you jump ship

Only case that it may be wise to jump ship (to D850) is, if you really feel in need for faster bursts with longer shooting in a row..-bigger buffer

and just because someone said, he wouldnt know what the fun-factor is. pls tell it to the marines... since i have written "xxx, xxx, good video - fun factor" u should know, that i meant having good video on board of a DSLR that costs more than 1000 bucks is maybe not needed but it makes fun because if you do video with it, you can really show off the material. Instead of asking yourself why fast moving cars rather seem to jump their way through the frame instead of driving...
(smooth movement is only achieved at a good framerate)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-08-2017, 01:20 PM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By patarok
Replies: 67
Views: 9,676
yes, thank you! I feel the very same way.

But since forums are made for talking and the title is very general, I have to say:

Though i would love to buy it, the price tag is a bit heavy...
(keeping in mind no data gets transferred and i think you will loose AF too dont you?)
Keep in mind that Pentax newest tele (that is said of to have the fastest AF drive that was ever seen on a pentax-mount) nearly costs the same.

For those who cant wait to have a pentax K version... maybe a Leitax conversion would do the trick.

That is at least how i managed to get a top 85mm Tilt-Shift Nikon lens to work on my Pentax K-mount cameras.
Since no Pentax T/S with 85mm is on the market...and the mounts are actually like looking in a mirror thats 1.04mm deep...
...I thought changing mounts shouldnt be a big deal, and it was not. (admittedly) a locksmith drilled the offset holes for the screws on the adapter for me...
(The holes that are already drilled in Leitax's conversion mount rings, may not fit EVERY Nikon lens but they fit the most.)
Anyway... if you know a good locksmith or clocksmith ... :) ... all that should not be a problem.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-07-2017, 10:13 AM  
For each Pentaxian buying K-1 another Nikon/Canon shooter jumped ship to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 1,039
Views: 90,059
read my words, because i cant read yours since its always the same nay sayin



Forum: Photographic Technique 09-07-2017, 10:06 AM  
Image Stabilization, how many people use it predominantly most of the time?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 112
Views: 7,377
aha. :)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-07-2017, 09:38 AM  
Where's the LX-D Ricoh?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 124
Views: 14,229
Always the same peeps. Also on my ignore list.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-07-2017, 06:15 AM  
K1 vs A7?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 50
Views: 8,805
K-1 may win but the A7 has the "attraction factor"

1.)It doesnt look difficult.(even the firmware is close to the simplicity of Pentaxes)
2.)The resolution is lower so it doesnt make LR more laggy than it already is, when filled up with 24MP raws(not everybody can effort the newest PC esp. when your into photography what costs a lot)
3.)A7 - AF seems to be better even if it isnt. (though sony lenses themselves actually are focusing much faster then Pentax glass)
4.)A7 does actually much better video(60p at FullHD instead of 30p or 60i as on K-1
5.)New FE mount FF bodies get pumped out nearly every 6 months (at least it looks like)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-07-2017, 06:13 AM  
For each Pentaxian buying K-1 another Nikon/Canon shooter jumped ship to Pentax
Posted By patarok
Replies: 1,039
Views: 90,059
I dont like comparing apples to oranges, but I hope you are right regarding the future of the system.

Nonetheless ...
I dont know where Subaru is cool but i am sure this is not an international trend...
... walking all over Europe, you will not see that much Subaru.
Actually the only model, that looks a bit like something and is powerful enough to make people go "Wow!" is the Subaru Impreza but only as a rally model (STI)...

So yes... maybe its the same with pentax ... suddenly ...a bit more value on the stock market and then... nothing.
(Maybe things look different in the US...)
Since you started comparing car brands :) ... again.
I will join and say i would rather buy a Honda Civic (tourer)like most americans and europeans do.
or (only in Europe) the new Citroen C3 Aircross... those are cars that will not win a rally, but still they are sturdy, versatile and good for travelling.

Back to where its cooking:

The K-1 actually isnt that bad. (dunno why critics on certain drawbacks that are 100% justified, always end up in sayin one wants to bash the product or even the brand as a whole...)

IMHO comparing the K-1 to the A7(for instance)the K-1 will win for sure. And i like that it is on the market available as a serious tool for people that really feel the need for FF.
(I also would love to work on FF but not with those specs, nonetheless...>) For doing only studio photography it fullfills your needs to the fullest.

But it doesnt attract consumers as much as the A7 does.

Not that it wouldnt look sexy... if there is any camera on the market that looks like a real camera(despite those wheels and this ridic incy wincy top lcd)
it is the K-1 for sure.

Advantages of the A7 are actually what the most "compulsive" pixelpeepers and MP-fanboys may perceive as its disadvantages.

IMHO, the K-1 doesnt have the attraction factor it would need to make the title the OP chose true in any way.

It may be under the best cameras available on the market specwise(if you dont look to close at its AF system)...
... but it is not would one consider "complaisant" (i hope i chose the right word).. or very attractive to customers...

nor would I choose to immigrate into pentaxland (when i own Canon gear f.i.)where one seriously misses 3rd party support if hes not willing to search for ages for certain accessory.
And for getting more 3rd party support, RICOH would need a blockbuster K-mount camera... and that aint our beloved 36MP DSLR camera for sure. not now.
What makes me think that? ---> Keywords: "Data Amount", "laggy processing","Fun Factor - Good Video"

If you want to go popular, you will need to build popular instead for the loudest (MP-)fans in some forum.

I cant await the follow up car comparisons... :lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-07-2017, 04:49 AM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By patarok
Replies: 67
Views: 9,676
I would love to try that adapter with my 70-200 2.8 lens. Or my 85mm 1.4 . :)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-06-2017, 03:53 PM  
New glass - old glass. Which lenses should Pentax revisit?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 204
Views: 22,213
You wanted to say:
Why it doesnt make sense in your oppinion.

And keep in mind that the answer for sure wasn't meant offensive, someone just wanted to underline his point/oppinion.
BTW: This thread is kept in the Full-Frame section. ... just sayin.

---------- Post added 09-06-17 at 04:15 PM ----------

Yes they could. If a lens is not too wide angle, i guess not too much revision will have to be done.

And, oh yes it would!! At least one unit, since i am really hot after a full-frame capable 35mm thats weather sealed.

Not that i would have bought a K-1 already(I plan ahead...>), but I still feel hope for me, that Ricoh-Imaging once will offer a fast FF DSLR instead of a "pixeldense" one... and the sharpness on such a "D FA 35/2 DC WR HD" will be good across the whole frame on APS-C anyway, if its actually made for a FF sensor...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-06-2017, 03:42 PM  
Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 with K-70 and KP?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
totally agree... IQ of that lens for sure could not compete with the DA* and it aint fast either.
nonetheless its a lens that makes you smile and the AF speed is good for catching funny or remarkable moment (and that in FOCUS.) ;)
(never experienced hunting on that "little bugger")

And for sure there is no need to argue, if you know your gear, you maybe take the same shot with a slower focusing lens... (but AFAIK both lenses are pretty much the same when focusing... So all this is "just sayin"! Sry, its been quite a while since I handled a 16-50 2.8 but my guts say the 18-50 is focusing a bit faster, correct me if I am wrong.)

And you are also right, that 2mm difference make a huge difference at the wide end.

just sayin, that he may be happy with that lens as a cheap replacement until we see a Double-PLM... (Dont know if hes doing production work or just fun shooting/hobby)
(i am sure RICOH will do something about AF-drive soon... whatever that tech will be called...) version of the DA* 16-50 2.8 ... just my 2 cents.

pic below was shot with the aformentioned lens (18-50 DC WR) (mounted on an older K-3 body)
at 30mm with the widest aperture possible at that length(F:4,5) for the 15th of a second(1/15s) - ISO 3200
(as mentioned in my review of the lens ... with harsh light coming from the left and WITHOUT a lenshood.)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-06-2017, 12:32 PM  
Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 with K-70 and KP?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Despite what others might say, i would rate the HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE the best bang for the buck thing.
(no fast aperture -but is that really important? That is for you to decide...according to what you need it for.)

AF speed is really quick unlike on other very expensive lenses.
It is as compact as can get.
Sharpness is also excellent, but maybe i am just lucky and have an extraordinary good copy of this lens.

And pls, use the original lens-hood for achieving the best results.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-04-2017, 12:15 PM  
New glass - old glass. Which lenses should Pentax revisit?
Posted By patarok
Replies: 204
Views: 22,213
Thats why I vote for the 28-300 Idea. (A modern silent-high-speed-driven 28-300mm, that is also weathersealed will find its buyers for sure.)
Easy to make,
and will sell like hotcake i guess.

I also have a copy of the old Tamron version... already performs very good for a zoom that reaches out from 28mm up to 300mm focal length.(at least my copy does)
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 09-04-2017, 02:49 AM  
Petition for Significantly Better AF and Faster Bursts Instead of Megapixel-Madness
Posted By patarok
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
That is what i consider starting a technical discussion.

would it? would it not? you will not know until you have tried.

but anyway it seems like this is useless.
neither minus nor plus. not useful.

I think we maybe all coincide for once, when I say its better I'll ask an admin to close this "basket case" for good.

Thx for your attention!
And to everyone who thought about answering with a "like" but didnt dare to:
I totally understand you, no one likes to get tarred and feathered and flogged to death. ;)
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 09-03-2017, 02:24 PM  
Petition for Significantly Better AF and Faster Bursts Instead of Megapixel-Madness
Posted By patarok
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
I know, it may cause another sh...storm (and discussions about how i could dare to, and postings fed up with technical pseudo-knowledge) but i have to ask, since the thread still feels hot:

Since high ISO results improve, who would be willing to sacrifice SR(shake reduction) to gain better Autofocus?
feel free to comment on this in every way you like.
You can also post pictures you took with SR switched off... ;)

nonetheless it would make me more/also happy if you just put your like or dislike about the threads actual idea,
in here straight ahead,
without any discussion about technical background or showing off your skills...
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