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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-25-2018, 02:43 PM  
Leica Sigma Panasonic working together.
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 57
Views: 1,663
On paper the S bodies look very good, but color me disappointed that Panasonic decided to double down on the DFD CDAF instead of just going with proven PDAF. I own a GH5 and I can tell you DFD is not good, especially in video and with third-party/adapted lenses. And no, adding "AI" is not the answer.

I was watching this wave of new FF mirrorless cameras closely, but all of them (including Sony) have some show-stopping flaws for me right now, so it looks like I'll be skipping this first generation and seeing who takes the criticism seriously and makes the biggest improvements in the next generation.

Actually the most exciting thing from this Photokina for me is the 10-25mm f/1.7 m4/3 lens from Pana. Would be an excellent replacement for the adapted 18-35mm f/1.8 Sigma with Metabones Speedbooster, specifically because of the focus problems with DFD and third-party lenses, and the optical distortions (field curvature, chromatic aberration, etc.) that even the best focal reducers add.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-20-2018, 09:45 PM  
K-3ii to D500... Is this the right move?
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 257
Views: 5,880
I can say that after some hands on experience with a D850 (which supposedly has the same AF system as the D5 and D500), Nikon's AF really is downright magical compared to my K-1 and K-3 (don't have experience with the II versions, but they are reportedly not dramatically better).

Dark gray target against a black background? No problem. Subject lit only by a nightlight? It can work with that. Speed is not dramatically faster than Pentax, but the key thing is when it says it has focus lock, it IS in focus 99% of the time in good light, and 95% in bad light (we're talking ISO 12800 bad). It did take some AF calibration for the lenses (Tamron SP lenses with the Tap-In console) but once I got it dialed in, it was amazingly consistent. This was with AF-S. I haven't had much chance to test AF-C against any meaningful target, but almost everyone seems to agree that Nikon DSLR tracking AF is state-of-the-art.

Pentax's AF system is too generous in confirming focus when it is in fact off. I can deal with it being relatively slow to lock, but am always wondering if it is really in focus when that AF point blinks. Most of the time I tap the AF several times to give the AF system more chances to double check itself. It's maybe an 80% hit rate in good light, but it rapidly falls to below 50% in lower light and low contrast subjects. It led me to develop a bad habit of immediately chimping every shot to make sure it is in focus, to give me time to try again before moving on.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-11-2018, 09:20 PM  
Canon EOS-R Hands-On First Look by Kai Wong
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 75
Views: 1,481
Best part is those lenses don't have in-lens stabilization either, so it's just straight up no stabilization at all. Great deal for your $5300 for those two lenses. :hmm:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-11-2018, 09:01 PM  
Full frame Mirrorless cameras...are they going to dominate ? Who will buy?
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 178
Views: 4,361
Unfortunately, after 9 years with Pentax DSLRs from the K-x to the K-1, I no longer have hope that Ricoh will fix the subpar AF system or the small lens selection in any reasonable timescale. After some hands on time with a D850 my mind was blown how much more advanced the other manufacturers' AF systems are, and viewing the third party lens selection is like a kid in a candy store. But I'm a firm believer now in mirrorless for the reasons of the EVF and lens adaptability.

I have had m4/3 cameras as my walkaround/video setup for awhile now to complement my Pentax DSLRs. In my experience EVFs are hands down superior to OVFs in low light situations, manual focus and judging exposure. In extremely dark situations (candlelight, moonlight, etc.) I can barely even see the scene with my K-1 and an A 50mm f/1.2, let alone tell if anything is in focus. I'd be lucky to hit focus in a dozen tries. Only way to work in those conditions is tripod and live view. Even in decent light, manual focus can be hit or miss for very fast lenses, since OVFs don't display DOF properly at large apertures.

On the other hand, with my GH5 and a 17.5mm f/0.95, in exactly the same lighting conditions I can clearly see the target thanks to EVF amplification (even with the relatively small and noisy m4/3 sensor), and can nail manual focus in the first try or so even on non-static subjects. They just pop into focus even in lighting where AF fails entirely. I always have a clear view of what the AE is metering off of in high contrast scenes, and accurately dial in compensation on the fly.

But the thing is, I know firsthand the limitations of the smaller, lower resolutions sensors even with "equivalence". Well exposed shots from m4/3 in decent lighting look good, but they quickly fall apart if you try to push them in post. Lower resolution means sharpening produces artifacts sooner, and noise reduction is more heavy handed. The higher noise and lower dynamic range means trying to push shadows very quickly looks downright ugly. The higher resolution, FF shots from my K-1 tolerate an astounding amount of pushing in post processing.

So I have been watching this new wave of FF mirrorless closely:

Canon EOS R is DOA for me, no IBIS and typical Canon intentional crippling are huge red flags.
Sony may have the most developed system, but there are still problems that turn me off like the "star eater" noise reduction, super expensive native lenses, and adapted third party lenses have limitation and spotty performance.
Nikon Z7 looks alright, but I feels like it's a bit underdeveloped for that exhorbitant price (and there are reports of problems with third party adapted lenses).
Panasonic has its yet to be announced FF mirrorless, but it's going to be hampered by limited lens availability as they're starting FF from scratch, and unless they've made some huge advancements since the GH5, their AF system is not exactly state-of-the-art

I may end up just waiting out this wave of first generation FF mirrorless systems for the second generation and developed lens lineups. Too many compromises right now for too high a price. I'm most curious about what Nikon is going to introduce next, as they seem like they're the ones most likely to make leaps to recapture market share from Canon, like abandoning in-lens stabilization for IBIS, or moving their top end D5 AF system to their lower end FF and even APS-C lines. After the criticism they've been getting (deserved or not), I have a feeling the next generation Z cameras are going to be the most improved.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-07-2018, 12:27 AM  
Night Mars and the Milky Way over Mount Hood, Lost Lake
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Thank you all for your supportive comments!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-05-2018, 04:16 PM  
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Launch Line-up Leaked
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 135
Views: 3,528
I'm looking to move my primary camera to a FF mirrorless system in the near future for various reasons. Now waiting for the Panasonic announcement before making my decision.

Sony's bodies have good specs on paper, but practical realities make me have reservations about them. First, the "star eater" forced noise reduction is a huge negative for me as I do a lot of night/astro shooting. Second, their GM lenses are super expensive, and adapted lenses do not have native-like performance, even with smart adapters.

This Canon I was briefly curious about, but I already see this is an intentionally heavily crippled camera. Not only do I think it's worse than its direct competitors, but I will not support a company that does this. My only hope was that it would make Nikon lower their prices, but fat chance of that now seeing as the EOS R is already more expensive.

I'm leaning towards Nikon right now. The Z7 doesn't have any serious negative for me besides the price. Don't care about 1 slot, XQD is fast and reliable, and later on with the CFExpress update the buffer will be irrelevant (though a new card will add to the price of course). I've handled a D850 and if the AF is even half that performance it'll still be lightyears ahead of Pentax that I've been using for almost a decade. Tons of adapted lenses provide native-like performance. IBIS for unstabilized lenses. Decent video. Only that eye-watering price makes me hesitate.

I hope Panasonic releases something that really shakes up the market, but they will have the problem of limited lens selection to begin with as they're starting FF from scratch. And Panasonic AF, based on my GH5, is not exactly state-of-the-art.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-05-2018, 03:10 PM  
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Launch Line-up Leaked
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 135
Views: 3,528
Canon is doubling down on the crippling. More expensive than the A7III and Z6, yet pretty much worse in almost every way, particularly video, except arguably dual-pixel AF. Already mentioned the poor specs before, but I think it's worth doubling down on the fact that there is no IBIS at all, even Nikon the other in-lens stabilization advocate has gone all in on it.

Not only is there no IBIS, their 28-70mm f/2 and 50mm f/1.2 do not even bother to have in lens IS. So straight up no image stabilization at all using those lenses, except awful "electronic stabilization" (read: select crop that exacerbates rolling shutter which looks really bad to begin with). Yeah, really great value for your $7600 for the camera and just those two lenses. Speaking of crop, 4k has a crop of 1.7x, smaller than APS-C (even the already smaller than normal 1.6x Canon "APS-C").
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-04-2018, 08:01 PM  
Night Mars and the Milky Way over Mount Hood, Lost Lake
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Thank you all for the comments!

It was indeed just a reflection on the water. The water was not completely still, but still enough that a 10 second exposure could produce a relatively crisp reflection. I've had a photo once of a lake where the reflection was so perfect people literally could not tell which side was up if I flipped it, unless you knew what to look for (the reflection is darker).

Unfortunately I don't have the 14mm. I bought the 24mm as it's the widest f/1.4 lens available for Pentax right now. Optically it's alright. On FF at f/1.4 there's quite a bit of vignetting and corners are a little soft, as to be expected, but for nightscapes, light gathering capability and angle of view trumps all, and it works very well for that as you can see.

14mm on FF is great for capturing the Milky Way spanning the sky when you're very close to the foreground objects, but IMO it is a little too wide for mountainous landscapes. While mountains like Mount Hood look gigantic in person, ultra-wides make them look small. 24mm is a good balance, and I think 20mm would also work well. There's surprisingly little info out there regarding the Samyang 20mm f/1.8 which I'm thinking of trying some time.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-04-2018, 04:31 PM  
Night Mars and the Milky Way over Mount Hood, Lost Lake
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Taken on July 12, 2018. This was my third year in a row attemping to get the perfect Milky Way shot over Lost Lake and Mount Hood. The first year was ruined by the quarter moon, the second year my lens was decentered and had to be repaired. I was planning one trip this June, but was shut down by the weather. Though this ended up later than optimal for Milky Way positioning directly over the mountain, this turned out to be a much better photo opportunity due to the Mars opposition, and the relatively calm winds for still water reflections.

Mars (the bright light directly over Mount Hood) was so unbelievably vibrant that all the photographers and I assumed it had to be artificial. It was not until I consulted my star chart app that I confirmed it was indeed the Red Planet.

Exposure time: 10s. Boosted exposure in post, edited in Lightroom. Slight crop to correct tilting.

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-03-2018, 02:50 PM  
Panasonic to enter Full Frame mirrorless market...
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 155
Views: 4,706
At this point I see it as highly doubtful that Ricoh will be able/willing to start a whole new mount and lens lineup from scratch, at least on their own. They're barely sustaining the K-mount as it is. IMO Ricoh's best chance at capturing some of the mirrorless market would be to join up with another manufacturer. They've shown willingless to work with other manufacturers on lenses at least like Tamron and Tokina.

Of course Panasonic has a long history of working with Olympus and Leica. If Olympus also joins up, a three company cooperative would greatly speed up lens rollout considering at least Panasonic and Oly would be starting a FF mirrorless lens lineup from scratch, while Canon and Nikon have a huge lineup of FF SLR mount lenses to fall back on. A relatively open, joint mirrorless endeavor like that has the best chance of competing with Canikon and Sony, and attracting third party lens support.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-02-2018, 10:35 PM  
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Launch Line-up Leaked
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 135
Views: 3,528
Is this a joke? You said it yourself in your first post in this thread. Half of the stuff you listed is wrong by the way. The official Canon spec sheet has been leaked: eos-r.pdf - Google Drive
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-02-2018, 02:54 PM  
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Launch Line-up Leaked
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 135
Views: 3,528
The official specs have been leaked, and IMO this body is typical Canon intentionally crippled garbage:

No Eye-AF
8 FPS with no AF (5 FPS if you want AF)
1 SD card slot
No high framerate 1080p (limited to 720p? What year is this?)
By far the smallest EVF of all FF mirrorless at 0.71x (0.8x for Nikon Z, 0.78x for Sony)
"-6 EV AF" is clearly a marketing gimmick as they have to qualify that as with an f/1.2 lens instead of the industry standard f/2.8
Recycled low dynamic range Canon sensor

Pretty much worse than the Nikon Z bodies in every single way (AF performance remains to be seen). If they don't price this dirt cheap, this'll be an epic fail. But I'm sure people will still buy it on name alone. :hmm:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-11-2018, 07:41 PM  
DFA*50/1.4 first review
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 325
Views: 22,140
Seasons are temperature based climatological periods, not directly related to the position of the sun. Summer is the season with the highest average temperatures. In virtually every part of the world the highest temperatures almost invariably occur after the summer solstice in that location, between then and the fall equinox. For example, in the northern hemisphere everyone knows August is a hot month in the middle of summer (in many places the hottest month), but would you consider April to be in summer as well considering it is symmetrical (the same number of months away) to August relative to the June solstice?

Likewise, generally speaking the hottest part of the day is not noon, the time of maximum solar insolation, but a number of hours after 12:00PM (or 1:00PM during DST). The land, water and air continue to heat up in the sunlight even though the sun is no longer highest in the sky. The temperature only starts to drop once the incoming sunlight no longer inputs more heat than is lost by the environment to space.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2017, 11:15 PM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 1,807
Views: 153,306
Right now, I feel like the lack of 3rd party support is hurting Pentax more than the perceived lack of 1st party lenses, or traditional marketing (it seems like most internet users who might consider a camera at the price point of the K-1 are already aware of Pentax). These days people see 3rd party lenses from Tamron and Sigma (especially Art lenses) on equal ground as 1st party Canikon lenses, and are major drivers of the current DSLR market. I'm pretty sure Ricoh knows that as well when they made it a priority to fill in the f/2.8 zoom lineup at the K-1 launch even if they were actually Tamrons in the case of the 15-30 and 24-70, rather than wait for the snail's pace of 1st party lenses.

While it seems like the 3rd party manufacturers are unwilling to put major investments on the line for less popular mounts like K-mount or A-mount now, they have shown that they are more than willing to deal directly with 1st party camera manufacturers. It's not only Tamron with their rebranding deals for Pentax, but it's been revealed that some high end 1st party branded lenses for m4/3 are actually designed by Sigma, such as the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 and the Panasonic-"Leica" (really nothing to do with Leica) 12mm f/1.4, both highly rated lenses.

If Ricoh cannot manage the time and resources to bring out 1st party FF lenses in a timely manner, I feel like they could more aggressively pursue deals with Sigma and Tamron for their (excellent) optical designs. By spreading out the investment, all involved would be much more likely to commit to K-mount: Ricoh doesn't have to spend lots of time and money to create lenses from scratch, and 3rd parties don't have to take a big gamble on supporting K-mount independently: they would have a guaranteed number of orders through Ricoh itself, rather than trying to gauge unknown consumer/retailer demand. Better yet, if Ricoh simply licenses the optical designs (effectively free money for the 3rd parties, seeing as they have no competing lenses for K-mount as is) then they can build the lens bodies themselves, with that famous Pentax weather sealing, like it appears Olympus and Panasonic are doing now.

If there were a sudden increase in the availability of new, high quality FF lenses, eliminating the perpetual "lack of available lenses" con that is on every otherwise glowing review for Pentax cameras, Ricoh could even increase the prices on future bodies a little while still maintaining the perception of excellent value (especially as even APS-C and m4/3 flagships are now hitting $2000). If the difficult "fast prime" market is handled, they could also redirect more resources to more unconventional lenses that devoted Pentax users seem to love, like the Limiteds.

Win-win for all involved as I see it. Of course the biggest winner of all would be Pentax users.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-06-2017, 05:02 PM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 67
Views: 7,506
That's what I'm hoping for. Even Zhong Yi doesn't make a Lens Turbo for K -> m4/3, only for E-mount (I guess the 1.25mm longer flange focal distance causes problems?). That means the only option right now for K -> m4/3 focal reducers is questionable off-brands from eBay.

I would very much like to use my Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 on my GH5.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-05-2017, 07:16 PM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 67
Views: 7,506
Currently available: Nikon lens -> Q camera

Later on: K mount lens -> Q camera

Q lens -> DSLR focal reducer is not physically possible
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-05-2017, 05:52 PM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 67
Views: 7,506
It means it will have the same AOV as if you put an actual (not "equivalent") 50mm lens on your camera. Crop factor still applies, so yes it would have a slightly narrower AOV than the 06 15-45mm (Q lenses are labeled with their real, not "equivalent", focal lengths).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-05-2017, 03:40 PM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 67
Views: 7,506
You can think of it as a reverse teleconverter. It multiplies the focal length and f-number by 0.5x, e.g. a 100mm f/2.8 becomes an effective 50mm f/1.4.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-05-2017, 03:03 PM  
Metabones 0.5x Speed Booster for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 67
Views: 7,506
Didn't see any threads about this in the news forum or the Q forum, though this was announced a week ago. Initially available for Nikon lenses, announced plans for a K mount lens version.

Metabones Devil's Speed Booster Q666 0.50x Press Release

Still no K mount lens -> large sensor MILC though. :(
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-25-2016, 09:14 AM  
What you could do with a K1 that you can't do without
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 79
Views: 7,051
I did not say it will "solve all my problems". I have pictures I want to take with certain results. I have clearly identified several instances where APS-C did not get me my desired result (e.g. the framing/composition-DOF dichotomy in my first picture), or where it is unambiguous fact that FF will achieve closer to the (unachieveable) ideal (e.g. astrophotography) for optical (the same principles that apply to telescopes that are much older than modern photography) and practical reasons (fast and wide APS-C lenses are few and far between, especially for DSLRs).

If I am just walking around, not trying to achieve a specific photo that I know FF will be better suited for, my m4/3 kit is significantly smaller, lighter, and more reliably focusing (not necessarily faster, but almost never have problems with back/front focusing) than my K-3 and K-5, while achieving very similar IQ (the difference between m4/3 and APS-C is less than the difference between APS-C and FF). The only thing my APS-C DSLR is better suited for than either now is fast action, which I rarely shoot nowadays.

I have a 5-foot-wide, highly detailed, landscape panorama hanging on my wall right now, daylight and low light landscapes, super shallow DOF flower shots, action shots etc. all of which I'm pretty sure no one could determine which format I used just by looking at them (other than aspect ratio), all shot with APS-C and m4/3 until now, so I know very well what smaller formats are capable of, as well as the situations where they did not quite get what I wanted.

I've done my research, as I'm sure many others have. I don't much appreciate thinly veiled, condescending implications that people who want FF are merely fooling themselves.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-22-2016, 05:54 PM  
What you could do with a K1 that you can't do without
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 79
Views: 7,051
I couldn't care less about the relative ability of APS-C and FF to obliterate backgrounds into unrecognizability with a subject 1-2 feet away with the background like 20 feet away. That proves nothing. My m4/3 could easily do that and more with a significantly smaller kit than APS-C DSLRs. Even a cheap P&S can produce a similar effect under those circumstances

I have not had the K-1 long enough to find specific shots that could not be closely replicated with APS-C under the circumstances which they were taken, but in the past I have had various instances where achieving the DoF on I wanted on the K-5/K-3 was no problem, but I was unable to capture the field of view that I wanted because of the limitations of K-mount fast wide angles. Take this shot that I was disappointed with for example:

This was shot with the K-5 with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art. This was before the 18-35mm was available, and thus one of the very few options for fast kinda-sorta-not-really-wide on APS-C K-mount. The point of it was to capture the irony of the kid walking right past the "No Sliding" sign with a toboggan. Wide angle shallow DOF was necessary as the background was full of tons of detail that would make it hard to isolate the subjects, but I didn't want to obliterate the background so the environment and location were still readily apparent (Mount Rainier National Park). Yet the shot was not what I wanted because I could not fit the whole body of the kid in the frame, along with the sign, nor was there any in-focus portion of the ground (which would've been right under the kid's feet).

This was a very quick shot for which I only had a few seconds window (no time for elaborate setups/techniques). No, I could not have "zoomed with my feet" (which is a complete fallacy by the way, altering the picture's perspective and DOF), as that would involve making my way down a steep snow slope, by the time of which the kid would be long past the sign, and/or my gear and I would've tumbled down. The 18-35mm might've gotten a similar, but not as shallow, effect, but it did not exist for K-mount at that time, not to mention the unpredictable AF and AE of that lens may or may not have cooperated at that instant (I know, having owned that particular lens since it came out). A 16-50 f/2.8 would have produced a very subtle shallow DOF effect that would not be apparent except at high magnification.

But using a bit of extrapolation, this picture would've been exactly what I wanted if shot with this exact same lens, same settings, same location and circumstances with a FF camera (well, except for the nervous bokeh quality that I never liked on the Sigma 35 Art).

The other thing that is impossible to replicate with APS-C DSLRs is astrophotography, where absolute aperture diameter (not f-number) is king for light gathering power on stars. Ask any astronomer which is better at gathering light, the Hubble Space Telescope with its f/24 (that's "twenty four") focal ratio or an iPhone with an f/2.4 ("two point four") lens. There is no substitute for a 24mm f/1.4 lens on FF on any smaller format (or even with 645 MF for that matter) in terms of AOV and light gathering power, nor for the upcoming Irix 15mm f/2.4 that I am very much looking forward to. I have tried with 12mm f/2 on m4/3, and the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 and 18-35mm on APS-C and come up with decent looking photos at low magnification with heavy post-processing, but definitely wanting more.

You should in theory be able to do neat tricks like capture more point light sources, like stars, without adjusting exposure for non-points like the moon. This is because point light sources (on the scale of 1 pixel or smaller) are controlled by absolute aperture diameter, while controlling exposure on distributed objects are by f-number (normal exposure). In theory it should be possible to adjust exposure to get more stars to appear without further blowing out the moon in a shot like this if it were taken with a 15mm f/2.4 on FF, rather than the 10mm f/4 on APS-C that it was (that's a quarter moon in the center):

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2016, 02:25 AM  
Sigma 35 ART or Pentax FA31 for K1?
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 43
Views: 4,322
A few years ago I did a direct comparison of the FA 31 Limited vs the Sigma 35 f/1.4 Art in terms of bokeh. You can see it here:

Most people seemed in favor of the FA 31's bokeh for its smoothness, especially in the focus transition area (only slightly out of focus areas). The Sigma has less longitudinal chromatic aberration ("bokeh fringing"), but has definite issues with hard edges in the background (can also be seen in many sample photos in reviews). It is very hard to make the FA 31 render unsmooth bokeh.

I have since sold the Sigma. It's a technically very good lens, definitely sharper and more well corrected than the 31 (especially with regards to purple fringing and LoCA), but it was huge in comparison, and shallower DOF (due to the larger aperture) doesn't make up for the bokeh quality IMO. I simply liked using and seeing the photos from the 31 more.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-08-2016, 03:58 PM  
Lightroom and ACR now support newest Pentax FF lenses
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Just running through some test photos I did a few weeks ago, it does appear that ACR 9.6 has corrected the blue color shift on pixel shift DNGs (may take a few seconds to update the LR previews).
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-24-2016, 06:56 PM  
No "ricoh"
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 40
Views: 3,825
Take a close look at the bottom plate. ;)
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-20-2016, 02:40 AM  
K-1 Shutter Button
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
You know, if I hadn't read this thread, I never would've noticed the difference, and I use shutter button focusing all the time. My E-M1's shutter is also very similarly "mushy", and I have never had a problem half-pressing it, even with gloves on.

Needless to say, it doesn't bother me or affect my handling of either camera.
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