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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-05-2019, 06:41 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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I will decide you don't intend this comment to be taken the way it reasonably may be taken.

As a matter of fact, I think most people here are aware a lens is involved :^)

That is such a stark but obvious contrast that it seems like leading the discussion with a result in mind. Your comment makes a point but not all points. I could suppose you are stating your opinion only but your post reads as if you are imparting to me knowledge unknown. Schooling on the difference between a small camera with large lens & a large camera with small lens is useful and I will add that "small" is more than the sum of its parts.

Writing that the space saved is only few mm here and there does sound reasonable. However, a few mm here and there can greatly affect the volume of an object... Writing 13mm on this axis isn't as great an impact as 80mm of the waterline because 80 allows for a smaller bag and stating that as a simple fact makes a point but not all points. Perhaps I have missed a particular bag that is part of the discussion but, if not, your point is a little bit disingenuous. It isn't possible to state that x size in one dimension makes more or less impact than y size in another dimension when fitting things in the bag There are all different sizes and shapes of the bag and it is very possible that 13mm may bump a user into the next larger bag.

As comprehensive as an argument may be, there are always other things to consider. A person arguing the size difference between a K3 and K1 is negligible does have a different idea of small than myself and perhaps a few other people here :^) People have successfully argued the KP is a good (small) size and that has been a popular and accepted position! Shouldn't be a far leap to believe people would also like a small camera with more "traditional" Pentax styling.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-05-2019, 04:40 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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Yes, the K5 was a good size, I think. The K3 was a little bigger and this may have been to give a little more camera to grip.. who knows. I don't think an APS-C camera that is the size of K-1 and also the size of D500 would sell well for Pentax. The camera would not be a D500 and would give back the advantage of smaller size for APS-C.

Comparing a KP to K5 (both so, so similar in size) isn't an easy one to make. It is like comparing a convertible to a coupe. KP is a whole different camera and ..I think it's hard to compare ergonomics across the two :^) [ unedit..]

[thread becoming a camera body thread again...]

---------- Post added 02-05-19 at 05:41 AM ----------

Pentax wouldn't make another K5-size camera. The K3 is too big. I bought a K-1 because it has a K5 inside and I couldn't be happier. Much better than the K5. Size is just right.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-03-2019, 08:15 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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And BEFORE the wrist strap suggestion & while writing my post you quoted just now, I thought you were talking about holding the camera while taking pictures... reh described a standard technique you wrote sometimes requires doilies and salad forks (dainty) and is unsuitable for running and etc. Since he was talking about taking pics at that time, I thought you were as well. I later decided your comments were about holding the camera during non-pic-taking activities... whole different container of fish.........

---------- Post added 02-03-19 at 09:17 AM ----------

[trying to remove some weird double post after fixing screwed up HTML tags... ]

There are some goats loose, I think.
Goat rodeo is a fun term I like to use for mare's nest or whatever else describes confusion and/or frantic activity. I don't think there is a rodeo but there is a goat or two of misunderstanding and misinterpretation loose in the room :^)

---------- Post added 02-03-19 at 09:27 AM ----------

No, they aren't wrong
Pinch grip is what it is called
It is not as strong and not as comfortable. Longer fingers may not wrap comfortably around even the fat KP grip and so finger tips will bear the load keeping the camera in hand and off the ground.

Not directed at your post now, but there have been a handful of ways to accommodate the smaller grip size when not taking pictures : slings, clips, put it in the bag, hold lens barrel, hand it to your assistant. Of course, two hands when taking pictures makes the smaller grips not so troublesome. The KP design is different from other Pentax cameras but not so different from some cameras from other manufacturers... I'm not sure I would like KP design v. the now typical dSLR design and, more so than the grips, I am wary of the locations for the shutter button and front command dial.

---------- Post added 02-03-19 at 09:50 AM ----------

"try before you buy" usually a pretty safe argument to make. In America, it isn't really a practical argument. Most of the people here know it isn't very easy to see Pentax cameras before buying so people are left with comparing Pentax cameras to other cameras they are able to see/hold/use. For instance, I know I do not prefer shutter button on body of other cameras I own so I will make a leap I will not prefer it on KP and suggesting that this is simply because I haven't ever seen one isn't practically helpful...

In America, my choices are :
1) live (fairly) close to someone who has the camera and who will let me take a look
2) order from on-line to take a look knowing I am going to send the camera back...*
3) travel outside the country **

* I don't do this because I think it is wrong.
** If I am going to pay for travel to New York B&H, I prefer to bundle that money with other and go somewhere interesting.. I have visited camera stores in other countries to see a Pentax display but that wasn't my only reason for visiting the country as it would be my only reason for visiting New York :^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 07:50 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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And my suggestion about the wrist strap wasn't an attempt to make the KP suitable for you. You preference for larger grips seems to be some because it is easier to hold cameras when you aren't taking pictures. A wrist strap could make that even easier because the camera would stay attached to you even with a relaxed grip and this is why I suggested it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 07:09 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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Whole different lens size/weight than yours but the reason I don't use my homemade wrist strap to keep the camera secure in hand when I am not taking pictures is because I just dropped the camera in its holster when I wasn't taking pictures. When I was holding it waiting for whatever moment I thought I needed, I had hand(s) on it. If my camera + lens didn't fit in the holster, I would probably use a clip. Even with small lenses, I either have hand(s) on or the camera is in its smaller holster. If carrying it one-handed, too easy to be bumped by other people in a crowd and have it knocked out of my hand. whichever. etc.

---------- Post added 02-02-19 at 08:14 PM ----------

Some things even I know to not pursue !
I am mentioning no further secrets to my camera holding sauce for fear of either jinxing myself or ..something
Plus, I don't think I know what is a side grip [my right hand holds only the side of the camera.....]
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 06:57 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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It's not really a mess... it is a different style.

I am sure I wouldn't like the shutter button on the body. I haven't held a KP but do use other cameras that have the shutter release on the body and I do prefer the release on the grip. With the release on the grip, I don't use my fingertip to trip the thing. I lay my index finger over the release and can ..tense the muscles in that finger and make the shutter go. I don't ever press (press down) the button, so to speak, and I think this is a good thing.

But that doesn't mean the KP is a mess....

---------- Post added 02-02-19 at 07:58 PM ----------

I bet you will be in luck. Looks like most of the newer cameras have the play button on the right. I think it is better as well.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 04:29 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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Would a wrist strap help keep the camera in hand ?

You wouldn't be able to put the camera down quickly if you needed to but the camera would not slip from your hand if your grip loosens due to surprise or trying to keep your balance...

There are several brands of big and bulky and heavily padded wrist straps. I copied the strap design/orientation and sewed a wrist strap from grosgrain and velcro. If the padded wrist straps are shoes, mine would be a sandal. It is so light, I can grasp the camera with the wrist strap unused between my palm and the camera grip and this is no more uncomfortable than having a neck strap between hand and camera. Takes a little while to get it strapped on (the heavy padded ones are easier to manage but more.. bulky) but it comes off easily.

All that said, I don't use it. I made it to see if I would like it but I don't bother with it
Anyway, an idea, maybe.. maybe not :^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 12:55 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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I figured you had in mind the 55-300 is a fairly light lens, and it is, so a smaller grip still works well.
I figure you have in mind heavier lenses although they may also be 300mm focal length.

With the comments about running and etc, though, it seemed to me there is are very different grip requirements in your world! I don't run with my camera. I have made risky moves where I probably should have first put the camera away. I have sometimes held onto the barrel of the lens because that felt more.. secure than holding the camera grip with the weight of the lens and its length creating leverage as I move/swing the camera.

The grip reh describes is pretty good even with little or no grip. Left hand holds the weight & right hand points/positions the camera. I am not making an argument that grips aren't necessary, though. There are reasons why cameras have grips and have had for years. With my first gripless camera, I left the body half of the ever-ready case on so I had more to hold.

Plus, trying to have a little fun : how do you grip a camera to take pictures while running ?

---------- Post added 02-02-19 at 01:58 PM ----------

..just a thing I notice about the way the Sony lenses looked when they released their new mount. Thanks for the reply; don't mean to start any Sony ill-will :^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 12:24 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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It was an attempt to get you back on line.
You specified -native- lenses in bold.
I am not talking about native lenses.

Do you have a reason, other than grafted lens adapter, for the look of the lenses I am talking about?

If not, did you introduce a straw man argument, bringing up -native- lenses :^)

+ you write " are talking about third-party lenses...". It is possible you have misread my posts so I reiterate I am talking about Sony lenses as I have written twice before.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 12:08 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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I don't think he is talking about holding the camera like a dainty tea cup...
I don't think he is talking about ...running and gunning ?
I don't think he is describing a grip that is useful when the camera is ...down on your side.

I am sure he is describing what is pretty much a standard grip when trying to hold a camera steady.

If you are running and taking pictures and taking pictures with the camera down on your side, you have a different style and will, of course, benefit from other than a standard grip technique :^)

ps - my tea cup don't got a handle :^|
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 12:00 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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When I read the first paragraph quoted, my thought was "this is it"
At the second paragraph quoted, I am sure this must be what people do

---------- Post added 02-02-19 at 01:01 PM ----------

what other way to hold the camera, i wonder ??
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 11:52 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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Well, the native lenses wouldn't be designed this way, would they be ?
I am talking about lenses designed for another mount and then adapted to the short registration mount...

Lenses released under Sony name have a bevel from maximum circumference to a reduced circumference at the mount end of the lens. This reduced circumference is an inch or so. I admitted my perception might be incorrect but this style of lens design has not been adopted by other manufacturers* so how do you explain the way these lenses look :^)

* except long focal length lenses with large aperture made by many companies. these lenses also have a length of lens with reduced circumference at the mount end but, really, it isn't possible to confuse this necessary design with the Sony style.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-02-2019, 09:55 AM  
Pentax FA 35mm f/2 flare resistance and performance on full frame?
Posted By Tan68
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Fine, you'd rather sue James Stewart than Sigma

Calling points is fine until you navigate with someone who is convinced "north lefterly" is a way to find Cody

---------- Post added 02-02-19 at 11:03 AM ----------

My understanding is that 35mm is the long end of the wide angle range.
Just is... because

If 35 is wide normal for a normal at 42mm, where does that leave 55 and 58mm lenses. They can't be short tele normal lenses :^)
Normal is low 40 to upper 50

35mm was the classic landscape wide. I don't know why; this is also just what it was. I have read more recently that 28mm was historically more popular in Japan than the 35mm in America. I had a 28/2.8 because it was a little cheaper than 35mm lenses and I thought wider than wide was cool. Now, I have decided I like the 28mm because it is so easy to crop with digital.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 08:58 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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When I think Sony, I also think integrated lens adapter

My perception may be dated or just incorrect altogether, but seems to me like many Sony lenses for their mirrorless system are lenses made for longer registration distance with an adapter tube grafted on. These lenses have a smaller diameter at the back.. I thought that was a waste of space and advantage of short registration distance but don't recall (may have missed it all) much complaint about this in forums or even the DPR :^)

Grafting adapters to the back of existing lenses is a way to quickly fill out lens portfolio when making a mount change. Lenses with built-in adapter might be received more openly [because they are "new"] by people than simply being told by the manufacturer to purchase and use a separate adapter with the same old lenses made for the old and (re)tired lens mount :^).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 08:38 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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I don't know much about trucks but I do know some new trucks that are diesel do not release huge clouds of black smoke while some new trucks that are diesel do release clouds..

What vehicle option is there that makes the difference?
Do the smoker trucks have a special performance package?
Is smoke made because of something people do to the truck when they get it home?

---------- Post added 02-02-19 at 09:42 AM ----------

I am surprised more people haven't commented on the old lens you used...

I have no comment at all about film resolution.
But you report to us good resolution with an old lens while a few posts here have knocked the 35/2 because it is old and can't be as good as hyper corrected new lenses.. their opinions seem at odds with your results using an old lens :^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 08:33 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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I also bought the 55-300 PLM this past fall. I don't have fancy long lenses and I think this will be good for me.. I have been happy enough with an old Tamron 70-300 Di LD xII etc etc. The 55-300 is enough smaller to make a significant difference in how I travel carry versus that Tamron.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2019, 03:38 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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Possible he means Mavica is what Sony managed on its own before the experience it bought with Minolta.

Minolta always makes me think of Minos and that makes me think of Minotaur and that is pretty close to Minolta...
Mavica makes me think of Mickey Mouse being the magician :^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2019, 03:27 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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True enough, Mavica
Someone else in the thread thinks Sony and thinks Hi-Fi
I think Sony and think root kit

I am a snob in that I enjoy the traditional camera company names :^)

I recently bought a heavily discounted Panasonic ?? (I am looking at the camera now and can't find the model..) to replace an Olympus EPL6. I am a little okay with Panasonic; I liked my 2005 Panasonic bridge camera. My first real camera choice was between Canon & Olympus. My first digital was Olympus. And the EPL6 sure is prettier [and costs more] than the Panasonic ?? black box. The Olympus looks less like a digital device and more like a :^)

+ Panasonic model is only on the bottom tag with FDA warning
Low key little black thing other than LUMIX in largish white letters
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2019, 03:19 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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It is an inverse cantilever argument

If the people say the K-70 camera is more better than I would ever need
And the 11-18 is more lens than the K-70 camera could ever need...
Where would that leave me ?

I think the lens is fine for the K-70
I can't imagine an argument otherwise as long as the K-70 is used as a camera...

+ be honest.. the lens would be a waste on the K-70 as a bookend.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2019, 03:07 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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I gathered the D always meant designed for digital.
This had to do with coatings to reduce reflections on glass sensor
Maybe design of barrel to reduce reflections...

I never thought it meant optical formula specifically designed for digital.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2019, 08:54 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Tan68
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When the DA limited lenses were updated, they got both new coatings and curved aperture blades.
Less better stars but more better out of focus elements.

I haven't read through all this thread so maybe the aperture blades turn out to be curved...

I really didn't think I would see any changes of any kind for small lenses.. not anymore.

Let me be the first to complain they should have done this to the FA28 :^)

---------- Post added 02-01-19 at 09:57 AM ----------

Definitely not linear
What sells best is the $500 lens marketed at $750 and periodically on sale for $500
Do you think that way :^)

---------- Post added 02-01-19 at 10:01 AM ----------

Old FA35 hood already got a filter window

---------- Post added 02-01-19 at 10:03 AM ----------

There is absolutely no reason that a little speaker can't be hidden in a camera and that the little speaker can't make screw-drive noises. Just for fun, imagine people looking serious with lenses the size of Chunky soup cans that go ee-aw ee-aw. [better there is room in new lenses for an ee-aw speaker]
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-01-2019, 08:19 AM  
WiFi Commander for PENTAX v 1.5 is online! Discover the new features!
Posted By Tan68
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Hackinstosh is a play on Macintosh.
A hacked mac... is a computer built of PC equipment (non-Apple hardware) running Apple operating system.

---------- Post added 02-01-19 at 09:21 AM ----------

In case this isn't just a comment on the state and quality of UTube content... do you have any javascript blockers running>? I do regularly block javascript and use a different browser to view UTube stuff.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-01-2019, 07:13 AM  
Remodeling the body
Posted By Tan68
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T90 has no vertical grip.
T90 has no release bottom option.

No vertical grip because no second set of buttons to be used when the camera is held vertically. The little bulge at the bottom of the T90 offers less grip than the scallop on the left side of a K20. The bulge at the bottom of the T90 is solely to house the AA batteries...

I don't really know what is "...add on release bottom option..." if there is an idea the battery compartment can be removed, the answer is no.

One bit of magic the T90 got that would be nice to have : little switch by viewfinder closes a shutter so light don't enter through that viewfinder. More better than using tape or paper or futzing with the hotshoe cover.

---------- Post added 02-01-19 at 08:44 AM ----------

In making the decision, I considered the digital crop possible with the K-1. I use a few prime lenses. With the K-1, I could carry one lens less and crop to make the difference. I am okay cropping and the focal length I left behind was never used much. With that lens left behind, there was not much more weight with the K-1 and the K-1 with lenses I do carry just shoehorns into the holster bag I used for the K5. So, I netted very little difference with the set-up...

I think my rationalization will be suitable for very few people.

---------- Post added 02-01-19 at 08:49 AM ----------

I imagine they are not dropping the large sedans so as the large sedans are becoming large trucks. More people want the 'crossover' vehicle or whatever it is called this decade.

There is more to fitting a car than leg length alone. Some people like the ball of their foot on pedals and some like tip-toes. Of course, the tip-toe driver need more leg room. Then there's booty. I sit closer to the wheel than some people shorter than me (and with shorter legs) because I have less junk in the trunk. A girl with more on the package shelf has to scooch the seat back.

Anyway, imagine all the different stuff car designer people have to worry with. Camera designers only have to worry about pinky placement and fingernail length. Well.. and that alien-length middle finger some people have. Pooh sure could use one to get honey out of his pot but other than that.. ???
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-25-2019, 06:55 AM  
Recommendations for 20mm or so
Posted By Tan68
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Yeah, I wasn't really happy with my K24 on FF. I wanted to be happy but the lack of happiness in areas not even close to edge was stark. I would have to look back at pictures I took as sample to quantify the disappointment. I ended up using an A28 for a small wide lens. I realize this is 4-8 mm off topic but thought I would corroborate the comment above with respect to K24...

For a wider than wide lens, I have an IRIX 15 and it is a blipping monster. A nice monster but a bit needy when traveling; who wants to board a plane with a pet carrier full of camera stuff? I know small lens size limits lens design/quality but I wonder if small lenses could project acceptable results with modern lens design technology. There was a song in the 90's and the singer waxed bombastic that him like small lens and he did not lie. It never made it in the Top100.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-24-2019, 04:13 AM  
K-1 is noticeably smaller than D850 in most measures but ..
Posted By Tan68
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I took the OP as simple curiosity. Wanting to learn. Something of that sort.
+ I opened the thread planing to learn something, anyway.
It really didn't occur to me to take it as a complaint :^)
I understand now, it could have been a complaint and will read the rest of the thread to learn if I was incorrect.

---------- Post added 01-24-19 at 05:14 AM ----------

This was my second thought. This and maybe the LCD attachment apparatus weighs more.

++ well, i see this is an old thread! it is long so i skipped to the end of the book find a culinary thread! in the end, my comments above are off topic but i will leave them.. if a moderator thinks they should be removed, that is fine. in order try and bring the thread back on topic, i will say i like mustard* on french fry chips. as John Belushi's character says "cheeseburger, cheeseburger. no fries, chips."

* yellow mustard is best for this
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