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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-14-2014, 03:52 PM  
Ricoh WG-M1
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 176
Views: 22,911
The goPro is expensive, but somehome i see a lot ore of them in student/pupil teenager hands then DSLRs (which got a huge boost in recent years)

So if you want to buy a action cam , you at first look at a goPro THEN you look at the others ( which like the WG-M1) are not so good (but maybe cheaper) and... in the end you will settle for the more expensive, but (bettter) goPro.

As long a product is the "go-to" product because of its name or abundance, every other product has to compete with that and if you want to compete with pricing it has to be identical when it comes to features to have a chance.


Why do you think a car salesman adds all the "funny" extra to your car before you start crossing them of ? Because its harder to get rid of it once you have "it".

Do i need a massage-seat in my car ? No ! but hell its ust 300$more, so leave it in.

The same goes with the goPro

Do i for sure need FullHd in 60FPS ? well dont know, but its only X $ more, so why dont go for it.

Sorry for derailing your funny PoS/IPhone/ audioturntable thread....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2014, 03:48 PM  
Ricoh WG-M1
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 176
Views: 22,911
Well i rented a GoPro Hero3 and could use it without proplems even without any manual whatsoever. I used it for snorkling and a little bit of free diving. Worked great.

I really like the WG-M1design and would prefer that ANYTIME over the weird goPro design, but for me what matters most is the performace like high framerates for action etc. so i cant see a very positive think about the WG-M1 now....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2014, 02:48 PM  
Ricoh WG-M1
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 176
Views: 22,911
I am just saying that IF you want to go down this road, you have to do it full throttle ESPECIALLY against goPro who actually invented this field!!

When goPro is rated about 8Billion $ then this tiny slice of market cannot be THAT tiny!

But how i going to buy that thing.

If you have this one and the goPro in your hands and you dont know. The salesperson will just say

1. lighter
2. more watertight(with housing)
3.FAR better video
4.more additional equiptment

I think they should have dont more when it came to video. Sorry just my opinion.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2014, 01:28 PM  
Ricoh WG-M1
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 176
Views: 22,911
Sorry i think its a waste of ressources.

Yes the goPro is expensive. Yes it has its own issues, Yes it has its shitty user interface (i mean like really shitty)

But The resolutions and configurations ?

I would like to see 1080p 120FPS, or even 4k in 30 or (salivating: 60 fps)
10m watertight ? Sorry i will not wear something like that for snorkeling, nope not once.
The only thing i might hope is better is the batterypower, because this can sometimes be a little bit of a bummer when it comes to the goPro

i like the design, but the specs are rather mediocre :(

I was thinking of buying my own Hero3 Black, the i saw this annoucent and was like"(wohoo lets have a look" and then the almost typical Pentax-style disappointment comes :/

Sorry if you want to compete in this segment you just have to deliver.

There is a reason while there are so many goPros and only so little other manufactures. (and its not only because of the perfect viral marketing)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-08-2014, 08:45 PM  
HD Teleconverter Officially Announced
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 461
Views: 53,390
my test with the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM II is like the other people, unable to find focus (very fast movement, but not focus at all)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-04-2014, 09:25 PM  
Are sales off the K-3 dead?
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 90
Views: 17,183
well and it would be soo much more expensive. but worth a shot anyways. But the thing is pentax should sell Sigma and Tamron stuff there as well. This might show other producers (like Zeiss) that they are establishing themselfs again AND would just look so much more impressive will all lenses available. Not to mention that a client would see that even with pentax there is only the wallet is the limit :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-04-2014, 03:27 PM  
HD Teleconverter Officially Announced
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 461
Views: 53,390
well i dont think so. if they would have known iam quite sure they would have build it much earlier :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-04-2014, 12:44 PM  
HD Teleconverter Officially Announced
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 461
Views: 53,390
maybe a sigma firmware aupdate might fix that ? like with the K5 and the contrast AF back when it came out ?


Btw i think pentax is unable to produce enough TCs. One day ago B&H showed it as in Stock ( and i checked again earlier this day) and when i got there it was sold out !

It looks like this thing really is a cashcow for pentax :)

And in addition to that they will have a perfect estimate how many people are interested in longer focal length ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-13-2014, 09:14 PM  
TC and Flucard delivery
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 53
Views: 8,049
worked out like a charm :)

Or am i only too slow so they are already sold out before i see it on the site (just checking 2-4 times a day ;) )
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-13-2014, 09:45 AM  
Z countdown
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 289
Views: 32,932
maybe pentax really makes MF the new FF.
slightly bigger price (now) and if a mirrorless would ever happen and might even be the size of a 1Dx or things like that.

a little bit more power to the CPUs etc and we are at 6FPS in MF.... ok just let me check where i can find a nice 1exabyte HDD.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-07-2014, 03:10 PM  
Z countdown
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 289
Views: 32,932
just imagine if it would be a mirrorless MF in a slightly bigger K3 body :):)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-06-2014, 07:15 AM  
TC and Flucard delivery
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 53
Views: 8,049
yeah... havent shown up in stock ...

B&H had the TC in stock for 1 day or so....

Looks like pentax is just sending them out one at a time
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-29-2014, 08:50 AM  
TC and Flucard delivery
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 53
Views: 8,049
Does anybody in New York has the TC ? Adorama and B&H both have them on Pre-Order for weeks now and i am suprised because i thought it is already released t the public :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-28-2014, 05:01 PM  
Gigapn Epic Pro for rent in NYC
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 4
Views: 715
nono, you are absolutly right that it is cheaper then a new one. I just wanted to ask beforehand if anyone of you might have a better idea how i can solve that minor problem. Because as a student in New York the Money is chronically rare :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-28-2014, 02:20 PM  
Gigapn Epic Pro for rent in NYC
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Yeah,i already have been at B&H. but the thing is that i would like to rent it for 80 dollar and then ship for additional 40.

thats a little bit ...
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-28-2014, 11:37 AM  
Gigapn Epic Pro for rent in NYC
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Hello Guys

I have a problem :(

I am an exchange student in New York right now and of course have taken all my Pentax gear with me. Sadly i was not able to fit my own GiganPan Epic Pro into my luggage as well :(
Yesterday i have been at DUMBO and really liked the spot and decided to to some giganpanning if possible.

I wanted to as if anyone knows a company or individual who/which might be willing to rent a Gigapan to me ?
Preferably with the Pentax/Canon Cable ?

Of course i would be willing to provide some safety deposit or whatsoever.

If anybody knows someone please help me to get in touch with him or her or the company.

Sincerely

Max
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-21-2013, 01:21 AM  
Pentax-Ricoh Russia Answers: FF and Ricoh future
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 495
Views: 83,882
I think for pentax it is more usefull to make the first FF specced like the K3 for APS-C. It might not need 30MPs upwards but i think to get NEW customers to pentax it has to be a VERY good dslr.
With things like the 5d Mk III and the D800 around it has tobe "kickass", because Pentax has to offer "more bang for the buck" to get people excited and whilling to "experiement" with pentax.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2013, 06:46 AM  
Perfect portrait lens
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
damn too much possible choices......

i tought using a good manuel lens would stop me from just doing so much snapshots, but forces me to work harder on the picture, hopefully improving my skills.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2013, 02:05 AM  
Perfect portrait lens
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
No, AF is not important, but what makes you prefer the Voigtländer over the Zeiss ?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2013, 01:12 AM  
Perfect portrait lens
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
is the DA 55 really that good?

The good thing about that is, that it would be splash resistent and more easy to optain :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2013, 12:50 AM  
Perfect portrait lens
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
Hello Guys

I do need your help.

With the upcoming K3 and the inner urge to buy something new and shiny i am looking for a new lens.

I would like to have the "perfect" lens for portraits and street photography :)

right now iam looking for the Zeiss 50/f1,4 (maybe the ZK 85mm/1,4 ).
Does anyone know a lens which is able to be of such a high qualitity?


I really would like to know if anyone can help me!

Regards

Mehlsack
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-14-2013, 07:45 AM  
Something else coming before year end...
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 196
Views: 40,468
how do you know that they have a 70/80-200 in the works? is it f2,8 ?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2013, 07:09 AM  
OMG! Did you guys read about the AA on the K-3?
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 76
Views: 11,326
nice specs

but no idea if the cool 40MP Sensorshift could be implemented :)
Maybe with a FW update
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-06-2013, 01:23 PM  
K-3 pictures: front, side and back (aka it definitely is a headphone jack)
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 636
Views: 84,626
well, i really do like the specs so far, and even as i said i wouldnt buy Pentax atm these specs might teach me lies.
One think i really would like to have would be full tethering. I might have a job on my hands which will be much more easy with remote control, so i really hope that the K-3 will provide..
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-06-2013, 08:29 AM  
Pentax K-3 Specifications
Posted By Mehlsack
Replies: 421
Views: 63,298
havent found a FluCard App which allows tethering......

So its seems to have to same ( a little bit less) functionalbility that eye-fi but you have to buy the software seperatly
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