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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2015, 09:08 AM  
Pentax K-1 (tentative) exhibited in Salon de la Photo from Paris
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 519
Views: 66,682
The last display was quickly made up from cardboard and gaffer tape. This one looks far more "official".
It seems Ricoh intended this to be the first showing, but some US marketeer had a different idea...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-24-2015, 12:11 AM  
No more full frame at PhotoPlus Expo
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 223
Views: 24,623
Well, the camera was displayed sitting on a cardboard box, put together with black duct tape. I would expect Ricoh to be a little more "formal" when presenting a new high-end product.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-18-2015, 08:19 AM  
Pentax FF spring 2016
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 971
Views: 92,691
They should let some specs get leaked to keep interest up. I have applied to be financed for new equipment and unfortunately, if my application gets approved, i will have to go with Nikon...
I was really hoping Pentax would introduce a competitor next month...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-25-2015, 05:01 AM  
3 Rumors
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 720
Views: 84,878
I don't know why nobody has mentioned it yet, but, Multishot (hi res mode) with the new 42 MPx sensor will be the landcsape photographer's dream.
But, if the rumour's true, price will be well over $2K (closer to $3K) so, not for me...
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-14-2015, 12:41 PM  
An actually reputable lens cleaning solution?
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
What the hell man!!! I live in Greece!!! Take it easy with this demonic fluid!!!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-16-2014, 09:40 AM  
Lots Of Baby Snails
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Baby snails fully cover a wooden post in my backyard.
Shot at my backyard with a K20D and the infamous Cosina 100mm F3.5 Macro on a tripod. Remote flash with a ring macro reflector on another tripod placed above the subject.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2013, 05:57 AM  
OMG! Did you guys read about the AA on the K-3?
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 76
Views: 11,732
This is a trully new approach to an old problem. I am super excited to see there is real innovation in the new flagship. Bravo Pentax!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2013, 05:50 AM  
PENTAX K-3 is out
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 168
Views: 32,986
And the special edition is also ready!

PENTAX - K-3 Limited Edition Silver

Any word on pricing yet?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-10-2013, 04:38 AM  
Rumour: New Q with larger sensor
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 217
Views: 25,327
I agree, but most probably the sensor will be 16Mpx.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-10-2012, 10:29 AM  
Pentax rugged 360 degree digital camera. Wait, what?
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 40
Views: 11,406
360 degrees doesn need a complete sphere. Just a hemisphere.
Competing products sell for ridiculously high prices, so I guess Ricoh decided there is money to be made in this field.
360 degree imaging is great for real estate - which is the greatest market for the field.
Unless their product is a gimmick or a cheap gadget, there is a market waiting for a serious player to enter.

Have a look here:
This one was originally made by Kaidan:
GoPano Store — GoPano Plus

This one was originally called "The Egg Lens:
Real Estate Virtual Tour Camera Lens System |

And even more expensive...

Panoscan Panoramic Camera for High Speed Digital Capture; Home of Panoscan Inc.


360 Technology - Weiss AG 3D Technology made in Germany
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-16-2012, 01:59 PM  
Pentax K30 Picture Leak & Discussion: Weather-sealed intro DSLR
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 1,054
Views: 145,434
I also like the new logo a lot better than the one on my current Pentax DSLRs.
It looks much more robust and much more "even".
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-16-2012, 11:42 AM  
Pentax K30 Picture Leak & Discussion: Weather-sealed intro DSLR
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 1,054
Views: 145,434
First, unlike the K-5, it might have decent video.
Second, by the time the K-5 is gone for good, this will probably sell at 559 - 599 (body)...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-16-2012, 11:38 AM  
Pentax K30 Picture Leak & Discussion: Weather-sealed intro DSLR
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 1,054
Views: 145,434
Doesn't this cover almost everything that K-r users asked for?
K-5 sensor, full HD video, weather sealing, 2 dials, more "Pro" looks, "RAW" button, 3 AF modes and possibly some more stuff I missed.
So, what's all that whining about?

This will sell at exactly the same price as the K01 and it's a "REAL" camera (the contoured bottom hints that there will also be a grip for it) with the undoubtedly great IQ of both the K01 and the K-5. If the video mode from the K01 is retained - or even better improved, this will probably be a competition killer.

If this is what the K-r succesor is, I can't wait to see what the K-5 succesor will be.
A great camera at a great price, kudos to both Pentax and Ricoh.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-04-2012, 02:02 PM  
Pentax K-01 on the cover of Stuff magazine
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458

I know it's not a specialist's magazine, but it is good publicity. A beautiful model holds it and there is a small text that points to the camera and reads "The infinite creativity machine"...
Forum: General Talk 04-24-2012, 04:17 AM  
300KM on a bike - inches from hitting my car.....
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 34
Views: 2,800
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-18-2012, 03:28 AM  
I love Pentax but....
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Is it really? What is the point of the warranty then? A manufacturer can simply overprice parts for discontinued products and actually declare every product that dies after its warranty has expired as BER. If you are right, then kudos to your country - allow me to have my doubts though.

I believe that if Pentax proceeds with this practice, second-hand prices will go up as most cameras will be broken and sold for parts, even the ones sold in "as-is" state.

In the end however, it all depends on how good the factory service is. LG has done the same in Europe and it works far better than any repair shop could ever do. You call them, give them a description of the problem, the S/N and the purchase invoice number and they send you a courier that picks the defective unit from your place and gives you a working one (a new one if it's within a few days from purchase, a refurbished one if not).

I know that we are more sentimental with our cameras and that we would probably not accept replacement with a refurbished product, but it is a decent solution for the ones that reside far from any authorised service point.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-04-2012, 03:49 AM  
APS-C K5 successor
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 23
Views: 4,945
This is not a new rumour.
Ever since the NEX-7 sensor was introduced, a K-5s was immediately inroduced to the rumour mill.
The sensor isn't bad at all. In fact, according to DxOMark, it is the best APS sensor in the market, as measured in the Sony NEX-7 - without a semi-translucent mirror in front of it.
Changes expected are a slight rearrangement of some buttons to make room for a "direct movie capture" button, a better screen and a new more powerfull processor.
Otherwise, it will be identical to the K-5 which will not be discontinued, but remain in production at a reduced price.

To me, this is a product that makes perfect sense and I'm looking forward to.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2012, 05:22 AM  
Rumor: Pentax FF Sept 18-23, 2012
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 528
Views: 85,084
No 24Mpx FF.
This rumour is about the K5 "improvement".
The new body is rumoured to be the same as the body of K7-K5 with only minor tweaks (button layout changes slightly to include a direct movie capture feature) and possibly a better (not bigger) screen.
The sensor seems to be the expected Sony one, as used in the NEX7.
It was expected to be released in June, but apparently all Pentax releases have fallen behind after the latest merge, and September seems to be the most logical release date.
It is worth noticing that after releasing this, the K5 will not be discontinued, but remain in production.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2012, 09:49 AM  
The price is a relief for those of us waiting for a K-5 replacement!
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 33
Views: 5,476
But the Video is better by far. Even treating it as a high end K-mount Video camera that takes wonderfull photographs, makes it a bargain to me.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2012, 02:58 AM  
Log on February 2nd at 13 CET Re: K-01
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 314
Views: 33,296
Yeah, I would also consider an FF mirrorless at $749... ;)

Still, proper video controls, good continuous AF plus 60fps 720p will do the job for me. If the SR doesn't misbehave while shooting video it will be a perfect bonus.
I can see my self buying a K01 just for video (no use for an EVF there after all), especially as my dealer suggests a street price of 559 euros for the summer.
I just hope video quality will be on a par with the NX5n.

And since I am getting sick of all this retro-mania, I do believe the camera looks fresh. Hopefully, while other manufacturers go retro, Pentax will build cameras looking towards the future.
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-01-2012, 02:09 PM  
K-01 problems!!
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 117
Views: 13,670
Other than Ricehigh?
The guy complains not only about what he thinks is wrong, but about what he thinks is right as well!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2012, 12:42 AM  
Picture of the K-01
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 94
Views: 21,974
And how can this deep curve on the right be from the digit "1". I have done a lot of graphic designing and I can hardly remember a typeface that depicts "1" in such a way.

IMHO it's either K-ONE or K-01.

*** (edit) OK, I just put my foot in my mouth (or keyboard) and went back to bed. Forgive me, I have a terrible cold with fever and I guess I am a little disoriented...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-21-2011, 12:49 PM  
Lytro f2.0 Lightfield Camera Announced - Preorders start
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
I hoped this would be something really revolutionary - a real paradigm shift.
After the official presentation, it seems to me nothing more than a gimmick that managed to attract heavy attention.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-01-2011, 07:52 AM  
Pentax version of the Sony a77 coming ?
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 338
Views: 54,694
My K5 shows no visible noise in ISO400.
However, I would like to see these samples you mention for myself. Could you please post some links?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-01-2011, 04:07 AM  
Pentax version of the Sony a77 coming ?
Posted By Philippos
Replies: 338
Views: 54,694
Well, that was my original idea too, but DPReview has new samples from the NX200 and the ISO3200 photos don't seem to be anything special at all. Too much processing and lots of grain. There is a huge difference from the images posted in the Korean forum.
The K5 outperforms it easily, in fact, I won't be surprised if the K5's measured resolution will be higher that the NX200 in ISO3200 despite the sensor's pixel count.
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