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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-26-2018, 01:13 PM  
Mount Conversion Services for PHOTO lenses
Posted By boriscleto
Replies: 6
Views: 598
No. The Pentax version of the 500/4.5 is screw drive, the Canikon version was HSM. The service is only for Global Vision lenses anyway, the 500/4.5 for Pentax is an older lens.

IMO just buy the Canikon version of the lens and an older Canikon body...or a Sony mirrorless and the Sigma converter for EF lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2018, 09:39 PM  
The official presentation (Ricoh) of the Pentax Mark II
Posted By Blake Talon
Replies: 331
Views: 30,977
I just placed my order for the new Mk II with Adorama (also including the 28-105mm lens) and they included the battery grip at no additional charge. I know I made the right decision to go with Pentax. The more I research this company, the more I appreciate it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2018, 01:36 PM  
K-1 mark II imminent
Posted By kenspo
Replies: 278
Views: 26,862
Now its VERY close!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2018, 07:21 AM  
K-1 mark II imminent
Posted By kenspo
Replies: 278
Views: 26,862
Come on..stop complaining :hmm: They need a good FF to stay alive..They will come with a new high end APS-C as I've stated too many times! They dont have the capacity to do both at the same time, and certainly not when they also are producing lenses.

Pentax are and will be a small company, without the same possibilities to shoot out new cameras and lenses in the same tempo as others do. If you are unhappy, the easy choice is to switch brands. The door is right there --->

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2018, 07:45 AM  
K-1 mark II imminent
Posted By troenaas
Replies: 278
Views: 26,862
"Live within your means" is a staple of prudent financial advice – recognizing that not everyone earns the same income (“means”), and therefore not everyone can afford to spend the same. Ricoh Pentax is doing what they can within their means.

Good advice from Kenspo..... :-)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2018, 11:23 AM  
Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera detailed specifications leaked
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 389
Views: 36,145
I think from a landscape standpoint, the goal is to produce the cleanest image possible before you start post processing. That is where pixel shift helps, because it really gives you a base image with very minimal noise. Hopefully the accelerator helps with that as well and by eliminating some of the noise in the shadows allow for a little bigger dynamic range with a single image.

A pixel shifted image with the FA 31...

Barn after Sunset by Vincent1825, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2018, 11:00 AM  
K-1 Mark II!
Posted By Kunzite
Replies: 875
Views: 98,669
"Just 3 weeks"??? "Just"???
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-14-2016, 08:24 PM  
New K-1 Rattles
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Pentax owners since 2008 know that feeling, both the rattle and the discouragement - but then we learn and feel just fine! :D
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-01-2016, 03:29 AM  
Can anyone with a K-1 give me a review of the AF?
Posted By biz-engineer
Replies: 71
Views: 15,881
... and the 7 remaining of the burst.

---------- Post added 01-05-16 at 12:34 ----------

So you just have to get a K-3 and read the manual.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-01-2016, 03:27 AM  
Can anyone with a K-1 give me a review of the AF?
Posted By biz-engineer
Replies: 71
Views: 15,881
A few more AFC tracking shots: a burst of 17 images with AFC tracking, 100% keeper (with trees and branches in the way of the target).
Best regards.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-07-2016, 01:51 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By SBeck
Replies: 21,498
Views: 1,767,660
FA*85/1.4 at 1.4 gives DOF that is way to shallow for a shot such as this one... but how could I not love this lens!
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-05-2016, 02:02 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By zzeitg
Replies: 21,498
Views: 1,767,660
Today is the day. FA 43 ltd. was the first lens.
And this guy was given the honor to be the first model.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-23-2016, 05:53 AM  
HD D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 -April, May, June, 2016, 2017, 2018
Posted By Clinton
Replies: 206
Views: 31,418
Adorama delivered my copy yesterday
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-07-2016, 03:06 AM  
DFA 24 mm f.2.8 ?
Posted By 6x7
Replies: 17
Views: 2,700
Great catch!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-07-2016, 02:48 AM  
DFA 24 mm f.2.8 ?
Posted By starjedi
Replies: 17
Views: 2,700
Sweet finding.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2016, 03:08 AM  
Picture of K-1
Posted By bibz
Replies: 357
Views: 61,413
These pics gave me the biggest pentax boner I've had since I got my 6x7.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-09-2015, 04:36 PM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By deus ursus
Replies: 328
Views: 36,421
It's not "gamle norsk", it's a dialect which they speak in the Romsdal area in north western Norway. "Fole" is not føle (feel). It's a Romsdal way of expressing strong feelings. "e so fole ta her" means something like, "This is so nice", I believe. Am I right, Mundus and kenspo? I'm not from Romsdal myself, but I lived there for half a year, and picked up a few "quirks" of their dialect. :)

Edit: Just realised I answered an old post, and most of my "revelations" were already revealed.:o

---------- Post added 10-11-15 at 00:52 ----------

I believe people from Nordmøre and Sunnmøre would protest that you call the whole county Romsdalen ...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2015, 06:11 AM  
Pentax K-1 (tentative) exhibited in Salon de la Photo from Paris
Posted By Parallax
Replies: 519
Views: 66,517
I'm pretty sure the sales forecast process would have been completed BEFORE the development process.
No company is going to spend megabucks on R&D, tool up, and then look into whether there's a market for the product.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-04-2015, 04:00 PM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By kenspo
Replies: 328
Views: 36,421
e so fole ta her. E ikkje so sekker i, om dæ vell forstå nokjå so helst :lol:

---------- Post added 11-05-15 at 12:09 AM ----------

@jatrax and @filoxophy yes, i guess you're right :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2015, 01:16 AM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By hence84
Replies: 328
Views: 36,421
Härligt med lite skandinavier här! :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-04-2015, 06:53 PM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By FantasticMrFox
Replies: 328
Views: 36,421
Hold on, I need to get my grandma on the phone. She speaks Norwegian :cool:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-04-2015, 02:41 PM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By filoxophy
Replies: 328
Views: 36,421
Ha, I think "copy" is just fine. Maybe bxf meant that it just sounds funny, rather than incorrect. I think most people would say "my first copy of the lens was soft, but not the second."

I have nothing but respect (and gratitude, frankly) for all the non-native English speakers on this forum. We'd be poorer without you all!
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-14-2014, 01:39 PM  
Nature Northern Hawk Owl
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Well, it has taken me two weeks and lots and lots of indecision to choose my entry picture for the contest. In the end I am submitting the first one I considered: My northern hawk owl portrait.

I tried to post a few suggestions in the "post your photos" section - they didn't get many comments (I suppose people have enough photos to look at in this gallery at the moment), but those who did comment backed the owl. My son also wants me to pick this particular photo - so here goes. There are many brilliant shots in here, and I can't match the best, but I might still make it into the top 160!

Northern Hawk Owls belong to the polar region. Some winters, an individual from northern Scandinavia makes it all the way south to Denmark, and this happened last march. Once I had discovered the owl, I picked every possible chance to sneak off to this part of the forest, and I got to spend quite a few hours watching this beautiful bird catch mice and lizards, or just sit around in the top of fir trees looking thoughtful. Although I did get a few action shots, this one portrait is the one I keep returning to: The northern hawk owl has a lot of personality, and I think I managed to capture some of it in this shot. I hope you like it!

HøgeugleKvadrat2 by MetteHHH, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-01-2014, 07:53 PM  
Z countdown
Posted By Adam
Replies: 289
Views: 34,512
I wish they did this for the Pentax FF ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-11-2013, 03:52 AM  
Pentax-Ricoh Russia Answers: FF and Ricoh future
Posted By Cannikin
Replies: 495
Views: 86,984
I am getting the sense, with your constant "propaganda" accusations, that you are assuming that I am some FF fanatic trying to sell people FF cameras. I am not interested in "converting" anyone to the "FF cause". I am simply trying to provide objective information to a discussion about the properties of formats, and clear up the misrepresentations being thrown around as fact. Spin it as "propaganda" all you want.

I am not opposed to smaller formats than even APS-C, being a multi-system user, currently with both a Pentax APS-C and Micro Four Thirds system. I am well aware of the relative mertis of every system. I bought Pentax APS-C for their rugged, smaller, feature packed cameras compared to other manufacturers' price-class equivalents. Later, I decided I wanted a system with smaller, high quality zooms for everyday carrying around, and dead on focusing accuracy for situations where I don't have the time and/or inclination to double check the focusing accuracy of PDAF, which led me to the Micro 4/3 system.

I don't try to sell people cameras that they don't need, formats or brands. I try to give objective information for questions so as to give people the clearest picture. When my friends and family ask me why my photos look better than their cell phone shots, I don't tell them it's "because my sensor is bigger", which is a gross oversimplification/misrepresentation of the advantages of large sensor system cameras, nor do I bombard them with specs about specific cameras, which is not meaningful information to them or their fundamental question. I tell them that system cameras have the capability (indirectly tied to sensor size) and direct control to get the photos I want. If they want my old cameras, or want to buy a camera like mine, I usually end up suggesting they get an advanced compact like the RX100 which gives them manual control if they care to really learn photography, while still having plenty of automatic functions and pocketable size for when they inevitably don't (even if I give them a photography book or offer to teach them). Pushing any format for whatever reason doesn't help them if they don't really understand the capabilities, or how to take advantage of them. I'm assuming people on this forum are more informed on the principles of photography, and so information on the inherent properties of different formats is more relevant to them, particularly with the prevalence of these FF rumors which inevitably degenerate into theoretical FF vs APS-C arguments.

Now, if you want my "real world", subjective opinion on FF, I will say I believe Ricoh should come out with one, not because I believe it is the ultimate format, or that everyone should buy one, but that it will give people actively dissuading people from Pentax less excuses to use. I have seen discussions on Amazon about people buying their first DSLR and considering Pentax, with others directly telling them that it's a "dead end" system because there is no "FF upgrade path". Even if most people probably will not buy one even if it did come out, the halo effect will boost the standing of the entire brand.

If Ricoh does come out with a FF that follows the Pentax philosophy of small, rugged and feature packed, I will probably get it because low light performance and fast wide angles appeal to me for my own shooting interests. Even if I do get it, it would not replace APS-C and M4/3 as my everyday cameras, with the zoom lenses being too big and heavy to carry around all day. If they don't release one, then I don't see myself picking up a FF anytime soon. I have held a D800, 5D Mark III and A99 in my hands, and I did not like them because they are huge. The Sony A7s don't appeal to me either, as I would like to AF with my FA lenses, and the current Sony FE lenses are relatively slow, meaning they don't allow you to take advantage of many of the inherent capabilities of FF.

(Sorry to all for the triple post :o)
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