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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2018, 06:57 AM  
Good: New roadmap, new lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 407
Views: 23,489
Holy crap, 70-200 f/4?! That's a lens I've wanted for Pentax forever now. I'm officially excited.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2018, 01:39 PM  
Pentax K3ii officially discontinued
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 509
Views: 32,873
This is absolutely disappointing. It doesn't even have native KAF4 lens support (the original K-1 needed a firmware update for this)! I understand this is a FF camera at a low price point, but as a sports photographer I would probably even take a Nikon D610 over this if I had the money.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-26-2018, 12:42 PM  
K-1 Mark II!
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 875
Views: 92,294
I *really* would prefer a K-3 II successor over a K-1 successor right now. Other than the KP, Pentax has fallen woefully behind Canon and Nikon in the APS-C camera market. I've been contemplating switching to a Nikon D7500 for sports because my K-3 and K-5 IIs are getting pretty beat-up as time goes on.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-23-2017, 05:41 AM  
WG-50 images leaked
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 27
Views: 3,762
Well, you can take the WG-50 a whole 2 meters deeper than the WG-30...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-10-2017, 07:55 AM  
K-S1 in woot
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Considering the K-S1's specs, this is a really, really good deal.
Forum: Pentax KP 03-27-2017, 08:49 AM  
Freestyle motocross. My first action shots wtih Pentax KP
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 17
Views: 2,639
IMPRESSIVE shots!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-16-2017, 05:53 AM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 287
Views: 19,820
I do a lot of sports photography myself and while I haven't had too much trouble with my K-3, the tracking AF isn't as great as other cameras I've used (even the mid-level Canon 70D seems to beat it). That said, the KP's tracking AF seems to be greatly improved over the K-3/K-3 II and while I don't expect it to blow the Nikon D500 out of the water, I'm really excited for the KP and the upcoming K-3 II successor (whenever that shows up). If it has the K-3 II's buffer and burst rate (or even the KP's 7 fps burst rate), it could make for an extremely good value for sports shooting.
Forum: Sold Items 03-11-2017, 09:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K3, 18-135mm WR, 60-250mm*, 10-17mm Fisheye, D-BG5 Battery Grip
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
PM'd with a question
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-06-2017, 09:00 AM  
KEH - don't track shutter count?
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
That's weird that KEH doesn't track shutter counts. Other resellers like Roberts Camera generally make that information available on their listings.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-06-2017, 08:50 AM  
Camera for a soon-to-be seven year old?
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 48
Views: 2,273
Maybe pick up a K200D used? Great camera, lightweight, weather-sealed, and excellent IQ. Also fairly easy to use.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2017, 08:08 AM  
Imaging Resource: Ricoh’s “Multi-Imaging Technology” pairs a K-1 with a Theta S
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
This is really fascinating. This could be a gamechanger in the 360 degree panorama field once the technology is refined.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2017, 08:06 AM  
My Report from CP+ 2017
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 26
Views: 4,312
This is the tagline for the DL series. ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2017, 09:05 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 1,455
Views: 119,036
I'm thinking probably closer to 28-45mm, but this would be a really useful lens to have, especially at f/1.4 or f/1.8.
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2017, 05:04 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Sold!
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2017, 09:48 AM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Bump!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-10-2017, 06:34 AM  
Weird Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 focus issues
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Yikes. I might consider doing some surgery on the lens when I have time, just to see what I'm dealing with.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-09-2017, 02:12 PM  
Weird Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 focus issues
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Oh, I was afraid of that. And yeah, I described it as a paperweight on the Facebook post you saw. I'm sort of trying to see if it's worth the hassle at all, since a free lens is a free lens (although a not-quite-free-anymore working lens is a lot better than a free non-working lens).
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-09-2017, 12:47 PM  
Weird Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 focus issues
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 698
So I've managed to get a copy of the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 lens from a seller on eBay. However, it has some severe autofocus issues - at 50mm, it seems to be fine, but as the focal length of the lens increases, the lens is increasingly unable to lock focus on anything, to the point that the lens is practically unusable after about 75mm. At 150mm, the lens simply focuses back and forth to and from infinity until the camera gives up. The seller gave me a refund and let me keep the unusable lens, which makes me wonder if this is a repairable problem. The problem occurs on all cameras I've tried it on (K20D, K-5, K-5 IIs, and K-3).

I got a quote from Midwest Camera Repair but with the caveat that parts for this model are scarce since this lens (or rather, the newer OS version) isn't made in K-mount anymore. Is this something that's worth trying to fix or do I have a weird looking paperweight on my hands and need to look for another copy or a 50-135?
Forum: Sold Items 02-09-2017, 08:43 AM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Gonna bump this back to the top. This beauty of a lens is still for sale!
Forum: Sold Items 02-06-2017, 07:44 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 50/1.7
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 2
Views: 728
PM'ed with a question.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-06-2017, 09:11 AM  
Ricoh Imaging at CP+ 2017
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 209
Views: 24,145
"Sorry, K-3's discontinued. The moose out front should've told you."
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-26-2017, 08:59 AM  
The most expensive used Pentax lens I have every seen...
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Somebody needs to pay the $26,000 for this and write a review. Is it true this thing weighs almost 40 pounds?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-26-2017, 08:36 AM  
Pentax KP Officially Announced, New Forum!
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 409
Views: 28,747
I think you're reading too much into that statement. They say in the article that the KP is a DSLR. "Compact" refers to its relative size. Pentax DSLRs have always been relatively compact compared to most other DSLRs on the market.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2017, 08:58 AM  
Pentax KP - Specifications
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 619
Views: 69,838
Underwhelming in some respects (7 fps, same AF as K-3/K-3 II, D-LI109, small buffer), but really interesting in others (next-generation SR, 819200 ISO, built-in electronic shutter with 1/24,000" shutter speed, PRIME IV).

Doesn't seem quite as good as the K-3 II seemingly by design, so I'm not 100% convinced this is its replacement, but it's pretty good nonetheless. I could see some of the features in an APS-C flagship someday. Definitely fills a gap between the K-70 and the K-3 II/its successor, though.

I wonder if the new features are a teaser for the actual K-3 II successor?
Forum: Sold Items 01-17-2017, 02:47 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
One more bump.
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