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Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 3 Hours Ago  
Olympus will sell their Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 176
Views: 6,793
Oly just released their updated lens roadmap...




They are also claiming "bird subject detection" firmware upgrade for the E-M1X will be released tater this year.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10 Hours Ago  
New Pentax SFXn
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Ooooh...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11 Hours Ago  
Pets Canada Day!
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Excellent! :)
Forum: General Talk 12 Hours Ago  
The Joke Thread
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 2,839
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Forum: General Talk 16 Hours Ago  
The Joke Thread
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 2,839
Views: 222,122
The female janitor in my building asked if I would smoke some weed with her.

I said no thanks, I can't deal with high maintenance women...
Forum: General Talk 18 Hours Ago  
Rant of the week
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 9
Views: 604
By "lowballed", do you mean that other Sellers are pricing their items 30% below yours (Undercutting)? Or are potential Buyers offering you 30% less than your asking price (Lowballing)?

Keep in mind that the market is a bit depressed due to COVID-19.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 Day Ago  
Really tempted to get an Olympus 0M-D M-M1X kit.
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Yup, this was in my email a few days ago: https://getolympus.com/freeomd?utm_content=cta_06_E-M1_Mar...c_sub=68166654

At B&H, the 3 lenses cost a total of $5,347, so you get any top-of-the-line body for just $453. May as well get the most expensive one, unless you really want the Starry Sky AF feature that is currently exclusive to the EM1_3.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 1 Day Ago  
Olympus will sell their Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 176
Views: 6,793
I saw this posted on another site...

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 Day Ago  
Really tempted to get an Olympus 0M-D M-M1X kit.
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Hmm, just saw this on another site...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
Pentax Aperture Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 101
Views: 4,834
That, maybe, is what Pentax should have asked itself.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 Day Ago  
Really tempted to get an Olympus 0M-D M-M1X kit.
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Everything I've seen from the 300 PRO is killer and looks like it could handle way more pixels than the 20MP sensor provides. I've also seen really impressive pics taken with the 300 PRO + 2x TC.

I think I also generally prefer a 4:3 aspect ratio.

From a functionality standpoint, the thing that would hold me back is the low-res EVF, although at least it is a decent size.

If a person looks at the system you've specified without any preconception of what m4/3 "should be", it really does seem a sensible and compelling option.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 1 Day Ago  
For Sale: Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 24-48mm f/3.5-3.8 (13A) - Includes P/KA Adapter
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 0
Views: 264
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 24-48mm f/3.5-3.8 (13A) - Includes P/KA Adapter

Asking Price
125.00 USD

Item Location
NJ (United States)

Item Description
Lens is in good condition, with obvious signs of use and light rubbing marks from previous owner on the edge of the front element. It is a sharp lens, with impressively even edge-to-edge sharpness, although I only have APS-C cameras to use it on, so I can't comment on its performance on full frame.

It is best at 24mm, and while the Adaptall-2 site notes the lens has a dip in sharpness at 35mm, increasing again at 48mm, this has not been my experience. I've found that sharpness gradually decreases as the focal length increases, although it is still good at 48mm. Overall I've found the 13A to be the best, most consistent film-era wide angle lens I've used, its main failing being poor flare resistance.

Included are 2 aftermarket caps, and a P/KA adapter, which allows the lens to perform as an "A" lens.

Many copies of this lens have scratches on the front element, due to the bulbous shape making it difficult to find a replacement cap if the original is lost. Fortunately the cap I have for it is low-profile and safely clears the glass.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Free for CONUS, at cost worldwide

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
return accepted if not as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
Pentax Aperture Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 101
Views: 4,834
Interesting that there is no mention of the K-S1 and K-S2.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Days Ago  
Lens Roadmap 2020 June
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 58
Views: 3,770
Would you buy a DFA* 300/2.8 or a 400/4 that is at least 2.5 kg and cost around $7k?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 4 Days Ago  
Olympus will sell their Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 176
Views: 6,793















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Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 5 Days Ago  
Olympus will sell their Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 176
Views: 6,793
Gallows humor in my email this afternoon...
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 06-24-2020, 04:46 PM  
Olympus will sell their Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 176
Views: 6,793
I feel bad for the people losing their jobs, especially in the current economic climate.
Forum: Sold Items 06-23-2020, 07:33 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter - I've got 2, pick which one you want!
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Sale pending...
Forum: Sold Items 06-23-2020, 05:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter - I've got 2, pick which one you want!
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 2
Views: 349
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter - I've got 2, pick which one you want!

Asking Price
0.00 USD

Item Location
NJ (United States)

Item Description
I have 2 of these, but only want to sell one of them.

#1 - Excellent condition all around. Works great! $180/shipped.

#2 - This one is interesting :lol: Cosmetically it is in good condition. Optically it is excellent, except there is a weird... something... on the edges. I'm not the original owner, so I don't know what its life was like before me, but I wonder if it had been disassembled and something odd happened during reassembly?* You can see the detail on photo #6. Despite this, it performs flawlessly and is every bit as good as the first one. $80/shipped.

The first 4 photos are of #1, the last 4 photos are of #2.

So... pick which one you want! Both work wonderfully, and I will be happy to keep either one. :D

*If anyone has an idea, I'd be happy to hear it.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Free for CONUS, at cost worldwide

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return accepted if not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photo Critique 06-23-2020, 04:40 PM  
Nature An unexpected visitor
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 2
Views: 250
It looks like a butterfly, rather than a moth.
Forum: Photo Critique 06-23-2020, 04:35 PM  
Landscape Chasing Light
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Pic #1, it looks like the highlights are clipped. I've shot in similar lighting and it is hard not to run into that problem.

Pic #2, I'm really digging the composition, and the mid-afternoon sun is providing really nice dappling beneath the canopy. The stray leaf in the upper-right corner is mildly annoying.

Pic #3, The composition feels forced, like you were determined to fit the gazebo in the frame.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-23-2020, 08:25 AM  
For Sale: Argus Turret (35-50-100) Viewfinder - Price Reduced
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Bump for lower price.
Forum: Pentax KP 06-23-2020, 08:13 AM  
K-70 --> kp
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 9
Views: 421
KP has a quieter shutter.

K-70 is a helluva camera, though. I like mine a bunch.
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-22-2020, 04:05 PM  
PEG rejection
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
The first thing that popped into my head was the lighting is not good. There is a flat, summer-afternoon look to it. A couple hours later may have made a big difference.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-22-2020, 03:58 PM  
DA*60-250 Out of stock?
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 55
Views: 1,803
Keep in mind that the DFA 70-210, while I guess not optically superior to the DA* 60-250, is not a "star" lens. RIcoh has set very high standards there, and also "star" lenses are not based on 3rd party designs. The "star" for this range is the DFA* 70-200/2.8. So IMO what Ricoh said makes sense, and implies they feel the 60-250 is curently a "consumer grade" zoom, which is what the new 70-210/4 is.

I think what it really came down to for Pentax is it was simply easier to rejigger the Tamron 70-210 than it would have been to take the 60-250 and revise it cosmetically, fit a new motor (would that require an adjustment to the optical design?) and, well, revise the optics anyway because they needed the lens to do much better than the 60-250's 1:7 maximum magnification ratio.

The fact that Pentax implemented a Focus Range Limiter on the 70-210/4 provides insight into their thinking.
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