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Forum: Pentax K-3 07-10-2015, 04:00 AM  
Confirmed: RTSAS provides face detection when shooting through the viewfinder
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 24
Views: 4,359
Awesome to know
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-17-2015, 09:17 PM  
Pentax K-3 = $703 from Amazon!!
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Online shops like these:
Taobao is the chinese equivalent of ebay, but as long as many people have bought from the seller, they're reputable, with warranty and everything included.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-17-2015, 08:19 AM  
Pentax K-3 = $703 from Amazon!!
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Not to ruin your day, but where I live in china, it has been going for 4150RMB (669 dollars equivalent) for a while now. I'm just waiting for it to drop below the 650 dollar mark.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-16-2015, 06:48 PM  
Help with Monochrome
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
It's because when you shoot monochrome on the K5IIs, the information picked up by the sensor is still in color, since the sensor is a color sensor and not black and white. So this color information is still stored in the RAW file even if you picked B&W. Just use software to change them i guess.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-06-2015, 09:25 PM  
FF name
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Seconded! I wish they made one for the K-30
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-28-2015, 08:20 PM  
The New Superhero That Could: The Pentax K-3 II
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 122
Views: 22,639
"It’s not even up to Pentax. That part is up to the market. Even Pentax executives can’t ignore a lack of sales if that’s what happens. And then again, they could sell out. They could sell more and more and introduce more and more lenses and finally restore their name to what its pre-digital glory. "
I like this part. This is making me want to upgrade from my K-30. Decisions decisions...
Forum: General Photography 04-26-2015, 02:57 PM  
How dark is -3EV?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 17
Views: 1,848
I've been wondering about this too...

Does it mean the autofocusing light is off and it would still work as long as i can see it clearly?
Forum: General Photography 04-23-2015, 04:22 AM  
Technical quality vs just liking the overall appearance of a shot...?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 32
Views: 3,500
I would say "objectivity vs. subjectivity" would've fit the title better.
As to the question, i think its a matter of whether the emotional response to the content or the quality of the shot is more important to you or to the viewer. Personally, i find both quite both are important, but emotional response comes first. ONLY when it achieves an emotional response, then its time to look at the techniques and "quality" that helps bring that emotion out.
So to answer your question, liking the overall appearance is most important, at least for me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-14-2015, 05:02 PM  
Why would I buy an fa31 if I have the da 20-40?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 42
Views: 4,039
If you think it will, then it definitely will... As long as you have faith in the magic of the 31mm!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 03-31-2015, 03:50 PM  
Hoya's Medical Unit Under Federal Investigation
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 27
Views: 3,077
Doesn't Hoya supply the glass to like... one of the best 3rd party lens makers for Pentax, Sigma? I really do hope they do not bankrupt :D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-25-2015, 08:23 AM  
If you had to choose one lens
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 86
Views: 7,256
Am I allowed to say someting cheesy like "my eyes are the best lenses"?
but seriously, I second the 17-70 lens. It has the best range.
Forum: General Photography 03-19-2015, 05:10 AM  
Why the resistance to buying new lenses?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 60
Views: 4,359
I think better autofocus is, for the daily user, more convenient than the increase in sharpness or bokeh. Buying a DSLR for most is to take pictures to document things, not to make art. So I would say it does make some sense, to choose the camera over the lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-18-2015, 05:16 AM  
Quiz: Identify the lens:Da* 55 vs -F 50mm
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 42
Views: 3,311
1 is F... I think. If you look at the whiskers, that purplish color, and compare it to the whiskers in the second picture, which is slightly green, its clearly the older F coating.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-08-2015, 04:53 PM  
DPR Interview With Ricoh
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 136
Views: 14,752
Just saying, there was 1 question on mirrorless out of the 15 questions they asked. I do not think this is an overkill to ask whether there would be another k-01 coming. I did not read anything that was overly biased against Pentax either, so hammering them is groundless.

Showerthought: If DPR made a review for the K-mount, it would end up as DPRK...
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-08-2015, 04:59 AM  
Can we have a left handed version?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 54
Views: 4,398
I knew I wasn't alone! :)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-07-2015, 09:45 PM  
'Full Frame' - but what aspect ratio?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 38
Views: 5,666
I think the idea is that while you could crop in post, the feeling of taking pictures in different aspect ratios is different and one might end up with new composition ideas.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 02-25-2015, 06:34 PM  
Best single lens for K-50
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 24
Views: 2,981
Out of interest, why the 17-70 and not a 17-50?

Edit: Sorry, I didn't see the reply above, only after I refreshed.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2015, 11:47 PM  
DA35 F2.8 Macro most under-rated lens?
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 33
Views: 3,178
The AF is not as good as its peers.. I find that if focal length is not a matter, i tend to grab my FA50 f1.4 more often just because of the more reliable autofocus. Other than that, its a brilliant lens and definitely underrated in the IQ it delivers for the price.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-06-2015, 07:29 PM  
I will not buy the FF, if _____"
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 181
Views: 14,252
I will not buy FF if... it still hasn't come out at the end of this year. Why do I have a bad feeling about this?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 07:24 PM  
Now...lets talk about names
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 256
Views: 22,501
the slogan needs to be "PENTAX IS DOOMED"

Pentax O-K is also great...
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 03:37 PM  
I will not buy the FF, if _____"
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 181
Views: 14,252
be careful what you say :D:D Who knows when the next iteration will come?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 12:50 AM  
The Best Picture of the New Pentax FF
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 27
Views: 6,016
They should just use that as their advertisement!
Its much better than those black gradient posters where you can only see the rim of the lens.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-04-2015, 09:47 PM  
Now...lets talk about names
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 256
Views: 22,501
Whynaut K1000? That would be a nice number. I wish Pentax had a clearer naming protocol, like the bigger the number the better the camera (because if we go smaller like how it used to go, then what to do after K-1?)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-04-2015, 03:31 PM  
Would like advice on FA28 vs. FA35
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Thank you all for your quick replies.
From what I understand, FA35 seems like the IQ-wise better option? There are a few FA28 fans too...
- 31mm is definitely outside of my price range.
- is the DA35 2.4 IQ-wise BETTER than FA35???
- Do you think it is worthwhile to get both lenses?

To put it into context, I live in China, so pricing for secondhand are:
FA35 280$
FA28 250$
FA31 800+$ (that's why. Just no.)
DA35 2.4 116$
DA35 Limited 360$
Which one would bring the best value?

What do you mean by waste of money? Is it because its optically worse or that it isn't used to its full extent?

Thanks again,
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-04-2015, 03:14 PM  
Sticky: FF Officially Announced, to be presented at CP+ 2015
Posted By Anthen
Replies: 152
Views: 44,673
I wonder which price range it will compete in?
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