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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-20-2012, 07:21 PM  
Pentax Full Frame Dream Crushed Today
Posted By Oog
Replies: 946
Views: 113,991
Funny, with all the talk of Nikon-FF-this-and-that from certain usernames, I was thinking either the Nikon shills are in full force here, and/or this is the new advertising method to convince people to buy the new Nikon D800 (at the two major sponsors of this site of course :lol:).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2012, 10:16 PM  
PentaxForums.com Exclusive Interview at CP+ - Posted!
Posted By Oog
Replies: 367
Views: 32,129
Interesting to note at nikonrumors.com, the post that reveals the dealer costs for a D800 ($2699.96 vs MSRP $2995.95) and D800E ($2969.96 vs MSRP $3299.95). Nikon pockets $2700/$2970 minus production costs per D800/E. A camera store pockets a mere $300/$330 per sale....
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-02-2012, 05:07 PM  
I think Pentax has nailed it on the K-01
Posted By Oog
Replies: 130
Views: 13,987
How much are you being paid to say what you're saying?

(Oops, I fed the troll....)
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-02-2012, 04:56 PM  
K-01 be the next cult video camera?
Posted By Oog
Replies: 332
Views: 38,395
Ooooo, the K-01. Interesting camera. A good live HDMI output would be very useful for those looking to broadcast/live stream. Specifically video AND audio. I agree with a lot of people, that this iteration has way more potential as a video camera than a still camera. With confidence, I can say that this K-01 is a ramp-up to what other products Pentax/Ricoh might have. AWESOME!!!!

And cool on resurrecting the old K font.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-22-2012, 02:47 PM  
Pentax Full Frame - An official statement from Pentax (they listened!)
Posted By Oog
Replies: 3,121
Views: 343,509
If you are a serious photographer, you probably don't get two kit lenses and stop, you probably buy one or two or three nice lenses to start, and grow your kit over time, sometimes buying very expensive lenses (sometimes not.).
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-17-2012, 11:17 AM  
Pentax Full Frame - An official statement from Pentax (they listened!)
Posted By Oog
Replies: 3,121
Views: 343,509
Compression or the appearance of "compression" or expansion has something to do with distance ratios. Take a head and shoulders shot - one with your favorite 85mm, and one with 24mm, on your favorite 35mm film. **Move close with the 24mm to match subject size.** The face and nose appears flattened with the 85mm. The nose looks longer and the hairline appears to recede with the 24mm.

Why?

For 85mm, the distance ratio of nose to camera:hairline to camera is close to 1:1.
For 24mm, the distance ratio of nose to camera:hairline to camera is considerably less than 1:1

We would normally refer to this apparent lack of compression when using the 24mm in this case as "subject distortion" though that is relative. Go stare at someone's face from 3 inches away and you'll see "distortion" too.

(and yes, I got the concept of distance/perspective 15 years ago....)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-17-2012, 12:17 AM  
APS-C vs FF format
Posted By Oog
Replies: 270
Views: 24,342
:lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-16-2012, 11:46 PM  
APS-C vs FF format
Posted By Oog
Replies: 270
Views: 24,342
Agreed. I learned on film, and focused (ha!) on focal lengths, change in perspective with focus distance, and the resulting compression/stretch in perspective when changing focal length to keep object size the same. Those were the important things to learn about photography. That and how to actually improve my photographic skills....:lol:

Shall we argue the merits of MFT vs FF?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-15-2012, 01:43 PM  
Interview with Pentax UK GM Jonathan Martin
Posted By Oog
Replies: 86
Views: 11,962
If an upcoming lens line-up includes lenses that are meant for APS-C but have FF coverage, that could be a hint to what may come in a few years.... 8)

And mirrorless does not necessarily mean new lens mount, if the registration distance is not changed, a la Pentax Q. The electronics should stay the same, as we already have information transfer between current digital K-mount bodies and F/FA/DA lenses
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-15-2012, 01:34 PM  
Nature snowy walk with the point and shoot
Posted By Oog
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Nice series - looks very cold!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-15-2012, 01:32 PM  
Nature Feed me!
Posted By Oog
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Excellent capture - a once-in-a-lifetime shot!
Forum: Photo Critique 01-14-2012, 09:44 PM  
Landscape Wounded Nature B&W
Posted By Oog
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Very good. Nice reflections. (Is that a nuclear plant???)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-14-2012, 09:42 PM  
Architecture City Hall Arnheim
Posted By Oog
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Nice. Very cool.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-14-2012, 11:04 AM  
Black & White Greater Tibet
Posted By Oog
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Nice series - I like the tones in #3, great shot. Enjoy black & white!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-10-2012, 10:20 PM  
New Fuji X camera to be announced next week. Anyone else excited?
Posted By Oog
Replies: 181
Views: 12,882
MY GOODNESS the Fuji X-Pro1 is almost exactly the dimensions of my Pentax MX film camera! (136 x 82.5 x 49.5 mm)

Note that the width of the MX includes the "bulge" for the mirrorbox, and the height of the pentaprism, so there is more "bulk" to the Fuji versus the MX. But still....
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-10-2012, 09:57 PM  
New Fuji X camera to be announced next week. Anyone else excited?
Posted By Oog
Replies: 181
Views: 12,882
dpreview has a hands-on video posted of the camera and a Fuji product manager.

Ah, to shoot manually with this camera - left thumb and index finger on the aperture ring, and right index finger on the shutter speed dial. No toggling between aperture and shutter speed with a freaking button and thumb wheel. Cool too, a traditional shutter button, with what looks like threads for a traditional shutter release cable.

Look at FujiFilm. Still making films and rockin' the digital world. GAH I can't believe I'm saying that

/me looks forlornly at collection of Pentax lenses crying for a Pentax equivalent
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-09-2012, 11:37 PM  
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Hands-on Preview
Posted By Oog
Replies: 186
Views: 15,397
Yummy! Metal lenses, aperture rings, and a metal shutter speed dial! Classic!

(Pentax/Ricoh, are you listening?)
Forum: Pentax K-r 01-07-2012, 02:33 PM  
dissapointing woolly out of focus images
Posted By Oog
Replies: 71
Views: 9,793
Nice sharp shots. Good work!
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-07-2012, 02:24 PM  
Willie Nelson shot with the K5
Posted By Oog
Replies: 27
Views: 5,522
Nice lighting. Great shot!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-06-2012, 01:30 AM  
*RUMORS, careful!*Good news and bad news (K5 going, something else coming)
Posted By Oog
Replies: 252
Views: 40,348
Although I am a proponent of digital FF (and the announced D4 is making me drool), I really don't care about the difference in DOF between APS-C and FF:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/169020-macro-american-violin.html
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-29-2011, 06:35 PM  
K-5 - banding & noise issues in images
Posted By Oog
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Your first image as it appears on this forum is only 74.6 kb, suggesting that it has been compressed to less than 100% quality for a 1024 x 678 JPEG.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-29-2011, 04:15 PM  
Misc My "portfolio 2011"
Posted By Oog
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Awesome - you cover a very broad range of photographic subjects!
Forum: Pentax K-r 12-29-2011, 03:59 PM  
K-r #12 in sales in Japan for 2011
Posted By Oog
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
3% of sales. Check it out: http://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Nikon-D3100-best-seller-Japan-2011.png

Woo!!!

(The only full-frame to make the list was the Canon 5D MkII at #20).
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-20-2011, 05:42 PM  
Cityscape Travelling in Asia
Posted By Oog
Replies: 11
Views: 838
All nice photos! Liking nos. 1, 4 and 5
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-20-2011, 05:10 PM  
Landscape Tiger Stripe Sunset
Posted By Oog
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Nice!!!
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