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Forum: Pentax K-01 3 Days Ago  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 162
Views: 10,588
If you can sell those "great" images on the art market, do feel free to brag here about the price.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2021, 11:48 AM  
K3III Delayed... indefinitely
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 509
Views: 28,753
I've tamed my Tamron, and finally fallen in love with it, by using it on a K-01.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2021, 08:21 AM  
K3III Delayed... indefinitely
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 509
Views: 28,753
Your sympathy is appreciated, but unfortunately there is no backup plan for my aging body!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-16-2021, 07:55 AM  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 1,012
Views: 69,687
Apples (DSLR) and oranges (MILC). The Fuji certainly vignettes more. Correct that, and you'll have a noisier image.


The world must be eager to know you think maximum apertures of macro lenses are stupid. Or is the wine talking here?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-12-2021, 04:30 PM  
Why isn't the 18-50 kit more popular?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
I'd send you one, but I don't live where you live.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-12-2021, 04:25 PM  
Why isn't the 18-50 kit more popular?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
That depends on your format, and whether you only shoot B/W or not.

I ordered an 18 - 50 for USD 30 extra when buying a K-S2. Lay people ooh and aah about the colors it produces on APS-C already, and it's really great as a compact WR 35 - 50 "standard" zoom on the K-1. Check out

Full Frame Coverage of DA Lenses: Comprehensive Test - Gear Guides | PentaxForums.com

if you don't have a K-1 to try for yourself.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-11-2021, 07:28 PM  
Why isn't the 18-50 kit more popular?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Pentax, like so many of us, has numerous copies of the 18-55 that they're having a hard time getting rid of.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-07-2021, 07:37 PM  
KP price
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Compact? The K5 flagship, which does have a decent top LCD, was smaller than the KP in every linear dimension.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-28-2021, 06:54 PM  
Why doesn't Pentax design a Limited lens for 645?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 38
Views: 1,961
Like the Q system in its end phase, the 645 system is hanging on until the current stock of lenses is sold off.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-21-2021, 12:04 PM  
Why doesn't Pentax design a Limited lens for 645?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 38
Views: 1,961
The 645 system is currently stuck in the kind of limbo where the Q system languished before its demise. Ricoh is unlikely to invest any design effort there. (Said, with a desparate hope of being proved wrong!)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2021, 02:29 PM  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 1,012
Views: 69,687
The Super Angulon has weak edges, which could be improved by modern glass. This is basically what I expect the D FA 21 Ltd to look like.


I am talking about scaling up all round, seeing the 21 mm FF focal length as close to (slightly wider than) the DA 15 on APS-C. Like the FA 31 being the FF counterpart of the DA 21 (although the chronology is reversed).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2021, 12:55 PM  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 1,012
Views: 69,687
The FA 20/2.8 is way lighter than the Leica Super Angulon-R 21/4 . The DA 15, scaled up to provide decent coverage of 24x36mm, would also be a substantial hunk of glass.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2021, 11:33 AM  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 1,012
Views: 69,687
It's been a classic, ever since the Leica Super Angulons for M and R.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2021, 11:08 AM  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 1,012
Views: 69,687
f/4 never hurt this one:

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-06-2021, 09:08 AM  
Rare Lens
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 35
Views: 2,839
Over the regular visible light spectrum, it should perform the same as any (genuinely) apochromatic lens.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-05-2021, 12:20 PM  
I love my K-1, but...
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 39
Views: 2,256
You can check the top LCD on startup.

But I got my first "No Card in Camera" message a couple of days ago. Thing is, I'd been shooting for a while, and chimping the images, so there really was a card in the camera!

Explanation? It was cold, around the lower operating limit for the K-1. But that low limit is no use, if it's below the temperature limit for the card.

Back in the warm, I took out the battery to recharge it, and let the camera and the card get back to their comfort zone.

Unfortunately, the K-1 with a good lens is too large to keep under my coat, the way I've usually done before with lesser cameras.
Forum: General Photography 01-02-2021, 08:06 AM  
To All Here On The Forum
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Dyslexia rules KO!
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-29-2020, 06:51 AM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 162
Views: 10,588
The K-01 was directed at the "art" market, not the snapshot market.

For the "art" market, if the light is so harsh that you cannot see the screen,
then the light is most likely too harsh to make a worthwhile photograph anyway.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-27-2020, 08:01 AM  
Pentax K-3 Mark III - First Hands-on
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 690
Views: 50,452
Because there wasn't room for all 17,890 of them in my post.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-26-2020, 06:46 AM  
Pentax K-3 Mark III - First Hands-on
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 690
Views: 50,452
Welcome to the internet:
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-24-2020, 10:36 AM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 162
Views: 10,588
As usual, you are deflecting.

I am talking about the last run of "smurf" production.


Try portrait orientation instead, then you might understand the K-01 and K-S2 better.
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-24-2020, 07:24 AM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 162
Views: 10,588
The title of this thread illustrates nothing.
It is a "When did you stop beating your wife?"-type question.

The K-01 was even successful enough for it to experience a brief post-discontinuation revival.


Don't forget the K-S2.

It inherited the boxy shape of the K-01 that lets you stand it on a flat surface when a tripod is not an option.
And the flippiness of its screen is unrivalled in real-camera Pentaxland.
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-23-2020, 06:31 AM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 162
Views: 10,588
Added space and weight, on a camera that's already criticized for being too large and heavy (generally by comparison with the flimsy Sony Nex range).

My K-01 with a keyhole-peeper's viewfinder is a K-50. I only have one K-50, but three K-01s (one for K-mount, one for M42, and one for redundancy).
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-21-2020, 06:46 PM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 162
Views: 10,588
I would not have bought any, let alone the three I have, if they'd been fitted with an Evil View Finder.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-21-2020, 06:33 PM  
Advice on 200mm manual
Posted By lytrytyr
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
I've had my M 200 f/4 for several years now. At first, using it on a K-x, I was rather uncomfortable with it, and found it hard to focus. But, the more I've used it, the more I've grown to love it, and the images it produces. It now lives on my K-50, and is a favorite walk-around lens. I suppose it has a long learning curve, but once you master it, it is a very rewarding lens. And they're really cheap for what they can deliver.


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