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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-12-2017, 03:39 AM  
which is the best 50mm k mount lens?
Posted By climit
Replies: 81
Views: 9,178
The FA 50/1.4 is a bad lens at large apertures, very soft between 1.4-2.4
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2017, 10:04 PM  
which is the best 50mm k mount lens?
Posted By climit
Replies: 81
Views: 9,178
The best is definitely the FA 50/1.7 . The 43 ltd is also a very nice lens but it is terrible wide open.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-24-2017, 11:10 AM  
Will there be any MX-2 ?
Posted By climit
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Probable sci-fi evolution in Pentax. GRIII with 24/2.0 lens, K-02 with EV, new DA Limiteds 21/2.4 , 40/2.0 , 70/1.8
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-23-2017, 08:05 AM  
What lens not too expensive for video?
Posted By climit
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
I consider 1/125 as optimal for my videos too. I don't use continuous auto focus. I personally shoot videos with the DA 21. The Samyang 20 would be nice if you want the extra stops. But it is quite bulky and you would have to go manual focusing. For low light - night videos I use the FA 35.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-13-2017, 10:31 PM  
Highlights blown in Pixel Shift
Posted By climit
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
probably the problem with the pixel shift image comes because the clouds are moving, not because they are in the highlight region.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-13-2017, 09:15 AM  
Full-frame (FA) lens on an APS-C body
Posted By climit
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
No specific advantage, just that there are two good FA lenses, the FA 35/2 and 50/1.7 and the limiteds. But the DA 35 and 50 have come to replace them on aps-c.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-11-2017, 11:05 AM  
Pentax SMC DA 35mm F2.4 AL as a walk around and trip lens
Posted By climit
Replies: 24
Views: 2,449
On aps-c the 50 is nice for portraits and the 35 for street photography. For short distances like family photography you need a wide angle like the 21.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-31-2017, 07:48 AM  
Your opinion on DA 50mm F1.8 vs FA 50mm F1.4
Posted By climit
Replies: 18
Views: 4,126
DA 50/1.8 is almost like FA 50/1.7, it is a very nice lens much better than the 50/1.4 up to f/4.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-29-2017, 01:05 AM  
Alas, my poor 40mm Limited... I knew it well.
Posted By climit
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
I personally wouldn't go with the XS since it can have no hood.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-13-2017, 06:54 AM  
Do I need a DA40mm Limited?
Posted By climit
Replies: 28
Views: 2,049
simple photography talking, the xs is a bad lens since it can have no hood. The 40 ltd is a very good lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-01-2017, 03:25 AM  
What´s your lens keeping rate?
Posted By climit
Replies: 45
Views: 3,081
At the moment I have about 30 and have sold about 10 lenses. I had about 40 lenses a couple of years ago.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-13-2017, 12:43 AM  
Pentax Firmware - Ever going to add features?
Posted By climit
Replies: 28
Views: 2,318
You are right, it's a shame that they don't support older cameras with firmware updates. I would like to see all those new jpeg corrections (vignetting, diffraction) in my K-x and K-01, as well as support for more Pentax lenses. At least the FA primes (FA 35/2, FA 50/1.7) should be supported for jpeg corrections.
Forum: Pentax K-70 03-30-2017, 12:23 PM  
any other recommended lenses?
Posted By climit
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
the 50/1.7 is a nice lens. you need a wide angle too, go for the 21 limited.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-30-2017, 11:43 AM  
K-02 FF anyone?
Posted By climit
Replies: 32
Views: 2,518
You can, except that apart from the dslr parts you shall need other parts too.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-30-2017, 09:23 AM  
K-02 FF anyone?
Posted By climit
Replies: 32
Views: 2,518
I am pretty happy with the K-01. Perhaps they make a K-02 aps someday.
What I want is a firmware update for the K-01 but they have stoped supporting it.

---------- Post added 30th Mar 2017 at 19:30 ----------

why not? it is very nice as a milc too. it is silly when they say that the K-01 is very big to be a milc. in fact it is much smaller than dslrs. only it is not petite like a compact camera but that's for better because petite cameras don't stand well in the hand.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-10-2017, 02:47 PM  
Medium me into or out of giving it a whirl.
Posted By climit
Replies: 53
Views: 5,567
if you find a cheap dedicated film scanner for MF go for it or else don't bother.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-09-2017, 04:03 AM  
Please give me reasons to buy a 35mm 2.4 (or not to)
Posted By climit
Replies: 36
Views: 2,852
The 40 is superior to the 18-135, it shows in the images you uploaded too, it is crisper. I am not sure what you do not like about it, perhaps the shallower depth of field? Since you have the 40 you wont need the 35. Other than that the 35 is a very nice lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-09-2017, 03:53 AM  
Which Pentax (K) 135mm for Film Bodies
Posted By climit
Replies: 27
Views: 1,651
I am quite pleased with my K 135/3.5. I am generally pleased with my K primes. I only have the 40/2.8 and 85/2 of the M series. They are both nice lenses but I suspect the K series are in generally superior to the M counterparts.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2017, 06:37 AM  
Limited Primes or 20-40?
Posted By climit
Replies: 21
Views: 3,478
The 20-40 is nice because it is not bulky. Thow I prefer the very small primes. For close distance I use the DA 21, for general photography the DA 40. The 70 is nice for portraits, though I have other lenses for this purpose too and anyway don't do frequently. I usually have one body with the 21 and one with the 40. If you don't have two bodies you can go for the 20-40, it's convenient. They say the HD 21 is sharper wide open than the SMC 21. The 40 and 70 are quite similar.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2017, 06:16 AM  
Pentax F 50mm f1.7 or .........?
Posted By climit
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
The FA 50/1.7 - I own one- is just a perfect lens. The same stands for the FA 35/2. They are both between my favorite lenses. I think the new DA 35/2.4 and 50/1.8 are the same. So you'd probably better go for the DA versions.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-14-2017, 10:38 AM  
Any Lens with the same specs as the Sigma 18-35?
Posted By climit
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Very nice lens but too big. Better look for a couple of primes.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-14-2017, 10:24 AM  
Which camera after 7 years with K-x
Posted By climit
Replies: 55
Views: 4,467
I like my K-x for it's small diamensions. Later Pentaxes are quite bulky compared. Perhaps you should look for a Panasonic to complement it.
Forum: General Photography 02-14-2017, 10:05 AM  
Posted for truth
Posted By climit
Replies: 33
Views: 2,515
collector's addiction
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2017, 09:57 AM  
Will Ricoh Make A "FULL FRAME GR" Camera In The Near Future?
Posted By climit
Replies: 88
Views: 15,117
To me K-01 is the perfect camera. I've read many reviews on it, they give it 3.5/5 stars. I give it 5/5 stars. Depends what you are looking of a camera.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-14-2017, 09:46 AM  
DA 40/2.4 ltd with KP?
Posted By climit
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
you are probably right, this should be the da 70, I probably messed with diameter signed 49mm

Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP: Digital Photography Review
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