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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-24-2017, 11:34 AM  
Final score - Pentax 84, Sony 82. So WE'RE TIED??!!?!
Posted By Winder
Replies: 116
Views: 10,516
Please do put me on your ignore list.

My math skills are fine. The Nikon D610 had a score of 86 so by your logic the D610 should have won. Obviously that score was not what they were using. I'm not apologizing for them. I'm just point out the obvious.

No inconsistencies have been pointed out. What has happened it that people have made ignorant assumptions as to how DRP came to their decision. Nobody here actually knows how they came to this opinion, so what we get are a bunch of conspiracy theories about DPRs motives and biases.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-01-2017, 03:28 PM  
Replacement focusing screens now available for K-1
Posted By Tas
Replies: 60
Views: 10,893
I notice that have finally added four different replacement screens (from Canon micro prism, split prism, cross-split prism & S type) for the K-1. The screen list can be found here: Focusing Screen

I fitted an S type in my K5 and found it a huge improvement over the standard K5 screen for MF and would like to use an S type with the K-1 (once mine's out of warranty in May).

There's been a lot of talk on the forum about replacement screens, and quite a few comments about the K-1 screen not being replaceable while others say it is. If the K-1 screen can be changed I would have to weigh up the fors/againsts in doing this if the change meant losing some of the functions available with the standard screen.

Disappointingly the website does not contain K-1 installation instructions yet, so: has anyone already changed their screen or can confirm whether the screen is actually replaceable? If it is replaceable are any of the viewfinder functions affected?

Ta for any feedback. :)

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-30-2016, 06:45 PM  
What would you like to see Pentax enhance about their DSLR's?
Posted By Tony Belding
Replies: 51
Views: 3,949
Speaking for myself, yes. . . That's exactly what I did. After many repeated frustrations, I gave up on AF -- at least until somebody makes a telepathic camera that knows what I want to focus on! So, I got a Sony Alpha A7 and adapters for old, manual-focus Pentax-K and M42 thread mount lenses. I don't even have an autofocus lens for it. However, the Sony is always in live view and has great focus peaking and magnification. It's the easiest and most natural camera to focus manually that I've ever had.

Getting back to the original question. . . I'd like to see Pentax improve their controls. My K-S2 came with a mode dial labelled: P / AUTO / SCN / A-HDR / U1 / U2 / B / M / TAv / Av / Tv / Sv. Is that supposed to be user-friendly? Intuitive, even?

The K-1 seems like a further descent into madness with buttons that control what dials control, and a dial that controls what another dial controls. Come on! Just give us a dial for ISO and a dial for shutter speed, and put the aperture ring back on the lens where God intended! Just like the great old Pentax ZX-5n. Or like a new Fujifilm X-T1. If Fujifilm can do something like this, why can't Pentax?
Forum: General Photography 11-26-2016, 10:39 AM  
what makes Pentax ppl so defensive?
Posted By Roadrunnerdeluxe
Replies: 121
Views: 6,544
I can only speak for myself here but what really pushes my buttons is a certain brand of what I call "mainstream user ignorance". It's a mix of lack of knowledge mostly found in people who like to think safely inside the box paired with a pinch of arrogance derived from that exact way of thinking. I really don't care if an informed person tells me why they would chose lets say Nikon over Pentax. It's when the blanket statements and prejudices come out that I get snarky.
That is applicable to anything really, any sort of product, blindly following trends etc.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-11-2016, 04:26 PM  
K1 How to by Tony Northrup
Posted By normhead
Replies: 80
Views: 7,692
Me, I have explained the errors in his format /total light/ lens length BS so many times, I get close to puking at the mention of his name. Oops, I just brought some vomit up into my throat, but don't worry, I'm OK now. :D
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-07-2016, 03:31 PM  
K1 How to by Tony Northrup
Posted By Kunzite
Replies: 80
Views: 7,692
Watching Tony's video is a bit like reading the manual. I mean, it might be useful, but no man would do it - right? ;)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-07-2016, 10:29 AM  
K1 How to by Tony Northrup
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 80
Views: 7,692
I didn't watch it, but somehow he isn't the person I would choose to explain my K-1 to me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2016, 07:21 AM  
Diglloyd reviews DA 35, DFA 50 and DFA 100 Macro lenses on the K-1
Posted By monochrome
Replies: 19
Views: 3,813
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-19-2016, 03:26 AM  
K-1 OVF overlay - is there a way to keep the red illumination on ?
Posted By Tjompen1968
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
If you push and hold the AF-mode button, the red light stays on as long as you hold it pressed
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-19-2016, 07:09 AM  
Irix 15mm f/2,4 for full frame K-mount
Posted By dadipentak
Replies: 457
Views: 65,864
Neutrinos are the awesome--kinda like hi-tech pixie dust! just sayin'
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-10-2016, 05:41 PM  
How does the K-1 meter with M lenses?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Those are not some of the prettiest lens body designs I have seen.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2016, 03:42 PM  
Stories behind lens purchases
Posted By virusn3t
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Most of my lens purchase can be tracked down to LBA, hardly any story to tell
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2016, 10:55 AM  
Super soft edges on DA 15mm Ltd
Posted By chrisfer
Replies: 55
Views: 4,798
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-21-2016, 09:59 AM  
Which lenses you're going to test on K-1 fist?
Posted By jatrax
Replies: 70
Views: 5,713
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-18-2016, 10:07 PM  
Is the Pentax HD DA 1.4 Converter truly Full Frame compatible?
Posted By ScooterMaxi Jim
Replies: 31
Views: 5,331
A lot rose-tinted glasses here.

The elements are substantially smaller than even the cheap Tamron 1.4x PZ. Perhaps someone will argue that Tamron put in extra glass for the fun of it. Pentax flatly indicates "no." This means most lenses are a no go, but I am sure there will be some FF lenses that pass muster, but not the faster ones most likely.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-30-2015, 12:29 PM  
Using FF alongside aps-c. Your plan?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 42
Views: 3,445
My body is going to hurt for two days, just because I looked at that picture. :D

---------- Post added 12-30-15 at 03:00 PM ----------

OK, you have to see this guy's work....

For those of you who don't have Facebook, I'll post a few.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-23-2015, 09:27 AM  
Rumor: Pentax FF new Limited lenses coming soon?
Posted By Asahiflex
Replies: 253
Views: 44,222
Damage control by Ricoh ;-)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-16-2015, 07:04 AM  
PENTAX big discounts .. good or bad??
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 48
Views: 5,030
Aside from professionals who need the gear to make a living, cameras are just a luxury for the rest of us. In that sense there is no such thing as overpriced or underpriced. We all pay what can for our toys. I couldn't afford $1300 for a new K-3, or more accurately, it wasn't worth it to me at $1300. At $800 it was worth it to me. Basically you pay a $500-$600 premium for having it +/-12 months earlier than the more frugal folks. And yeah, I think it's silly to buy anything with resale value in mind. Maybe you'll take a risk on something if you know you'll get good value on a turn around sale in case you don't like it,...that makes sense. But frankly, I'm fundamentally against the whole notion of buying something with a predetermined resale in mind, using it to its fullest for a year, and expecting a certain percentage of what you paid back on the resale. Rubs me the wrong way.
Forum: General Photography 06-20-2015, 10:54 AM  
Is this guy for real?
Posted By mikeSF
Replies: 104
Views: 9,543
What adult uses the word "sissy" anyway? Clearly offensive, but hopefully it made him feel slightly more masculine in the process.

Years ago when I found that page, I thought it might be a place to learn a few things...I only needed to read one or two entries to know the guy was a complete hack with his own agenda. His advice is often terrible. It is also ironic that he is not even pro photographer but that hasn't stopped him from acting like one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-20-2015, 06:13 PM  
Pentax K-3 II Officially Announced
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,015
Views: 102,347
I dare say that this entire OBF vs GPS debate would probably not have taken place had the camera been named something like KG instead of K3-II. Had that been the case, it would have been viewed as a new model with some specific functions, rather than a presumed upgrade with a missing feature.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-29-2015, 06:47 AM  
Poll: Flash or No Flash
Posted By Rupert
Replies: 184
Views: 11,956
I don't know? Your turn....... How many Pro's do you see shooting Pentax? You really think no flash will draw them?

I won't buy a car without turn signals, even though I have two arms. Without air bags, even though I have seat belts.

...and I would never have this shot and many, many, more without OBF. You only have seconds to get many shots and if you have to mount a flash, those seconds are lost forever. Nope...I don't like any flash other than studio strobes, but I don't like seat belts either and I wouldn't drive without them.

What are the odds I'd get a second chance at this after I went back and got a flash to mount...or even if I had one handy in my bag? How many shots will you miss? :(
IMGP9585-700 by Rupert2009, on Flickr

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