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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-06-2015, 10:03 AM  
Poll: Who's sticking with APSc?
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 126
Views: 9,167
FF is a luxury for me. Everything about it is more expensive. It would be nice to mount my 31, 77, and 100 macro on it, that's for sure.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2015, 03:10 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 70-200mm F2.8 at 5th February?
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 1,414
Views: 175,515
Let's pray that's it's competitive with Canikon's ultrasonic ring motors.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-02-2015, 06:03 AM  
16-85 f/3.5-5.6 or 17-70 f/4 ?
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 15
Views: 8,437
My copy of the 17-70 had wicked lens creep.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-16-2014, 08:22 AM  
Lost K-3 Grip Plug - Ricoh useless in getting replacement
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 31
Views: 2,622
Why on earth are those caps not madd available? It's been this way for as long as I can remember.
Forum: General Photography 12-13-2014, 06:27 PM  
Camera Store TV Give Pentax 2 Awards 2014
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 82
Views: 7,188
The K-01 is most certainly form over function. And I happen to like that camera.
Forum: General Photography 12-13-2014, 05:41 PM  
Camera Store TV Give Pentax 2 Awards 2014
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 82
Views: 7,188
If I could give Winder +1 via tapatalk I would. He nailed it from A to Z.

Pentax didn't need the K-S1. There are at least a half dozen products or upgrades that could been realized instead. Things like leaf-shutter lenses for the 645, ring motors to replace SDM, DC-powered lit zooms. The list goes on.
Forum: General Photography 12-11-2014, 05:57 PM  
Camera Store TV Give Pentax 2 Awards 2014
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 82
Views: 7,188
How does the K-S1 push the envelope? I don't see it. All they did was move some buttons around, reduce ergonomics and add gimmicky lights.
Forum: General Photography 12-11-2014, 04:56 PM  
Camera Store TV Give Pentax 2 Awards 2014
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 82
Views: 7,188
They're not consistent and it may be hurting the brand. Many of us think that Pentax needs to stick with a concept and run with it.

The K-S1 is a major deviation from what they have been doing. The K500, K50, K3 lineup was terrific and offered something the competition didn't have. There's really no reason for the K-S1 to exist, honestly. The R&D costs associated with it could have been spent on upgrading the kit zooms to DC motors or something.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 12-11-2014, 02:32 PM  
Where is Ricoh Pentax going?
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
I haven't read through the entire thread. Forgive me if someone posted something similar.


In my opinion, Pentax is going to have to stay afloat on the SLR ship. I don't see how they are going to be competitive in mirrorless with all of the competition. They're also going to need a FF SLR. I say this because the market for APS-C SLRs is going to contract. I don't see how they are going to compete in this area since mirrorless cams are less expensive to manufacturer.


I honestly am not enthusiastic for the brand's future. I wish I felt differently. I think it's going to be real tough attracting new users to the system. Forget about all of us - we're gluttons for punishment and will buy almost anything with the Pentax name on it.

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It is but... nobody (outside the Pentax community) really cared. They needed this feature with the 16MP cam. At 24MP you're not likely to encounter scenarios in which moiré is a factor.
Forum: General Photography 12-11-2014, 06:56 AM  
Camera Store TV Give Pentax 2 Awards 2014
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 82
Views: 7,188
They nailed it when they said, "...how can Pentax get something so right...and another so wrong?"


It's the story of our Pentax lives.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-09-2014, 11:40 AM  
Pentax battery hand grip
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Many of us shoot Pentax to minimize bulk and weight. The grip tends to defeat that purpose.

One thing I don't like is having to remove the grip to change the primary battery.

Having said all of that I wouldn't mind having one for telephoto stuff.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-07-2014, 07:03 AM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
If Brand Shop management didn't review all orders in which their was a BF discount... That's criminal.

Any lawyers in this group?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-06-2014, 05:42 PM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
So far, so good.


My first FA 31mm photo at f/1.8. It features my daughter, Julianne, and her new kitten.


Forum: Pentax K-01 12-06-2014, 09:40 AM  
K-01 prices
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
I'm amazed people go the KEH route for selling gear. With a little work you can do a whole lot better.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-05-2014, 06:15 PM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
Yep. I made out pretty good. It was a stragr transaction, however.

Pentax comes across as an arrogant company. And I have no idea why. Their reputation in the industry is either unknown or flat out negative.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-05-2014, 05:05 PM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
In close to 20 years of e-commerce I have never experienced a similar transaction. Got to give Pentax credit for keeping with their "be different" philosophy!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2014, 02:36 PM  
Worth Taking a Risk on the DA 20-40 Limited?
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 54
Views: 6,314
Comparing it to the 55mm in terms of AF is a pretty low bar. I would have been happy with 18-135 performance in this area.

The 20-40s AF isn't terrible. It just wasn't what you would expect for $999. The competition's newer glass has pretty zippy AF motors.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2014, 12:32 PM  
Worth Taking a Risk on the DA 20-40 Limited?
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 54
Views: 6,314
I really like the 20-40 for $700. My biggest beef is lazy AF. A lot of people would overlook its optical flaws if AF was cutting-edge.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-05-2014, 08:41 AM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
I'm happy to report that my transaction is finally complete. Today I was dinged $1,299.95 which was followed by a $526.53 credit.


Not sure how this would have transpired without this thread and my follow-up. In any event, Godspeed my "Pentax web store sales" friends and don't take shit from anybody.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-05-2014, 06:28 AM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2014, 06:41 PM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
This is probably it.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2014, 06:17 PM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
Not good. Clean the camera's contacts and re-mount it.


I bought a defective 100mm macro once. It can happen.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2014, 06:02 PM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
Got my FREE FA 31mm! Yep, I've got lens in hand and a zero balance on my credit card. I still have a $1,300 pending charge, however.


I figure by this time tomorrow my wife will be asking why I spent $2,600 for a screw-drive lens.


The saga continues... BUT I'VE GOT A LENS!


P.S.: B&H could take a packing lesson from these guys. It was DOUBLE-BOXED in addition to the factory packaging.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2014, 10:46 AM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
Pentax has no option but to find another provider.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2014, 09:58 AM  
Pentax web store sales
Posted By krebsy75
Replies: 590
Views: 49,128
Don't wait a couple of days. Call every single day at the same time.


It's unfortunate but there's no other choice with this outfit.
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