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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-21-2010, 07:21 AM  
Fiat and Pentax
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 31
Views: 8,643
thats a pretty dumb ad.... a budget car with a luxury camera... you cant even see the brand of the camera =(
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-03-2010, 07:54 AM  
Interview with Hiroshi Onoda. Manager of Pentax Europe.
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 261
Views: 43,486
i call for a K-7 trade in program if you bought your model within the past 2 months!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-22-2010, 10:45 PM  
Growth of the Industry
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 50
Views: 9,739
4/3 is as much of a waste of money for true photographers as GPS is. Versatile cameras wouldn't use a 4/3 format. More expensive lenses will need to be made to increase their resolution and wide angle photography would be virtually impossible.

bad news for pro pentaxians ... but something has to change... maybe this is the thing... or maybe its evil... or maybe its a FF. The most likely of all IMO is another 1.5 crop APSC.



i keep forgetting that most people just want a small camera to throw around, customize, and identify with. a m4/3 will probably be the new amateur standard.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-22-2010, 10:46 AM  
Any news on Built-in GPS on any of Pentax's Cameras
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 13
Views: 3,485
stupid feature, never want to pay for it
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-20-2010, 08:22 AM  
Growth of the Industry
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 50
Views: 9,739
This is so correct. I have been preaching this ever since i bought into Pentax. They have several incomplete visions in the DSLR line. I feel if they just had a little more follow through, we would see a great market for their cameras. I am expecting to see some great lenses later this year though



That actually is a big fail on Pentax's end. They need to fully implement their uniqueness and make the most of it from all angles. Even if it means selling out to target with a red camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-19-2010, 07:55 PM  
Growth of the Industry
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 50
Views: 9,739
My impression of Pentax was always the opposite with stellar bodies, and good image quality. Sure Nikon and Cannon beat them out in some areas of IQ, but Pentax delivers in more areas than any NIkon or Cannon body. What attracted me to the brand was that Pentax is built tough... i should buy a ford to go with my camera haha



I can see this happening, but I feel like professionals will always prefer a DSLR as size is not an issue. Mirrorless cameras may become too gimmicky until the technology is solidified. Outdoor photography may be revolutionized, especially for adventurers who need a small body and strong image quality.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-19-2010, 07:13 PM  
Image Stabilization and Focal Length
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 7
Views: 2,987
think of it like holding a big stick that extends outward for as long as your subject.

Jerky movements when the subject is close to you are quick and small in comparison to the jerky movements seen while at 300mm, which are slower and larger. You need to compensate a little more to keep the image still when at 300mm because the smallest movements at the origin are magnified the longer the stick becomes.

the inverse rule works great, but its just a rule of thumb. Shake isn't really affected by your subject moving, just the point of origin, which is why i think in camera stabilization is a little better.

You don't always need a fast shutter speed with kids. If you want to be creative, try following your kids/subject with your camera at a slower shutter speed. You will have a clear subject, and an interesting result to the background.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-19-2010, 06:53 PM  
Growth of the Industry
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 50
Views: 9,739
“Nikon’s imaging business has been expanding quite steadily over the past 10 years. But can it enjoy the same stable growth for the next 10 years? The answer is no. Growth for existing digital camera products will inevitably slow and they are set to move into a phase of saturation. I intend to keep dialogue open for everyone to decide what we should do to achieve further growth despite this trend.”

UPDATE 1-Nikon taps head of camera operations as president | Reuters

What can this mean for Pentax? I feel Pentax has a very niche market, so unlike Nikon, Pentax expansion can possibly flourish. It just has to make sure that it stands apart from the pack. What are your takes?
Forum: General Talk 04-19-2010, 09:23 AM  
Announcing the PentaxForums Million-Post Giveaway
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 1,243
Views: 185,048
When is this contest over! I could have sworn we passed the mark =P

oh sorry apparently its at 1,012,950 + we still have a little ways to go!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-16-2010, 04:30 AM  
Lens Resolution and the K-7
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
wow thanks for the detailed reply rico. i think you really clarified what was on my mind. i typically prize old lenses on their durability, which is my key characteristic for a stellar lens. I will stick with old prime lenses from now own =P
Forum: General Talk 04-14-2010, 05:14 AM  
Thinking of switching from Comcast to Verizon FIOS
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 5
Views: 3,773
comcsat made us wait a week until they would come out and look at our internet.. the stupid thing is that the problem was easily fixable, there was a bad splitter where the cable runs into the house I am ready to make the switch as well, there are many cable outages during peak hours
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-13-2010, 09:23 AM  
Lens Resolution and the K-7
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
**bump!!**
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2010, 06:58 PM  
Youtube - Pentax and Hitler
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 1
Views: 1,794
this has been posted too much this week. but the comical truth never goes away!
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2010, 06:57 PM  
A New (Old) Experience
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 8
Views: 2,776
haha my brother has an r32. speedy little care. I'm a fan of Volkswagens =) BTW i saw some kid out on what must have been his first motorcycle. He was driving that thing like a grandma on a moped.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-12-2010, 06:49 PM  
Not Work-Safe Sultry Nudes
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 35
Views: 15,804
this reminds me of those sleezy calvin klein tv advertisements done awhile back in the 90's that got so much press. Not that its a bad thing, you just captured that atmosphere =P
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-12-2010, 06:44 PM  
Misc Godilla teachin' his peeps
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 14
Views: 1,652
teheheheh this is the greatest thing i have seen on the web since lolcats
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2010, 05:22 PM  
Shooting planes at the airport?
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 15
Views: 5,214
btw... i hope you mean taking pictures of planes... not actually shooting planes....
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2010, 05:21 PM  
Shooting planes at the airport?
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 15
Views: 5,214
airport security is kind of a joke, i work in one and probably see more gaps in security than i should.
beside the point.

i don't believe they take kindly to photos IN the airport, but if you are outside the fenced perimeter and not near any buildings, I doubt anyone would stop you. I don't believe they patrol the perimeter.

Good places to start though would be private/smaller landing strips and airfields. There might be less red tape in terms of picture taking.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-12-2010, 05:16 PM  
Poll: The age of the average Pentax owner? Pentax Marketing.
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 117
Views: 15,634
makes sense

older pentaxians will be loyal to the brand due to pentax's long triumphant history! many of the younger individuals will be influenced by the brand image of canikon land. pentax just isnt cool anymore!

i am 22 and love the brand =)
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2010, 04:35 PM  
PentaxForums Million-Post Giveaway: Part Two
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 144
Views: 20,408
i cant wait this is really a great promotion!!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-12-2010, 03:26 PM  
Lens Resolution and the K-7
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
sorry i deleted the original post, but if you read the new one, i was interested in buying vintage lenses. With small sensors i know you need higher resolution. i was curious as to what this "cut off" is for a good resolution by general consensus. and how modern lenses compare to those meant for film.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-12-2010, 02:50 PM  
Lens Resolution and the K-7
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
Ok so I am interested in vintage lenses, and was looking at the Vivitar Series 1 line up (Versions made by Komine w/ A setting). These resolutions and contrasts hover between 50 and 60 lpm.

What are the resolution values of modern Pentax lenses for APS-C and full format lenses? And what lens resolution is optimum for my K-7's 1.5 crop sensor with 14mp? I hastily bought a 70-210 f4.5 Kiron lens without thinking about how crappy it might look on my crop sensor (it is still in the mail).

Thanks in advance for all your help!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-12-2010, 02:42 PM  
Pentax returns to shops
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 27
Views: 9,224
no there are ritz stores that are still open =P They have closed many locations. Most recent closures have been because the stores don't "fit with their brand image". The revamped their business model to include everything digital and film image related. This includes photo processing, HD tvs, video cameras, DSLR, Digital Print stations... ect.

personally, i think they are a dinosaur that just needs to kick the bucket.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-12-2010, 05:05 AM  
Pentax returns to shops
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 27
Views: 9,224
ritz hasn't had them for awhile, doubt they will. privatized shops with the backing of a chain can risk buying a small inventory outside the canikon bubble. i talk to the ritz people every couple of weeks, they never know anything. i dont even think they understood what happened when their business reached bankruptcy last year. unfortunately pentax's exposure has been suffering because it took so long for ritz camera to get with the program.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-09-2010, 09:48 PM  
k7 external mic info required
Posted By kickboxingpenguin
Replies: 14
Views: 9,164
i need something that is cheap but gets the job done. the internal mic is noisy during zooms and other operations

**edit i realized that turning SR/IS off allows for silent operation =) and i found some cheapo mics on b and h
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