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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-09-2020, 01:57 AM  
There's going to be a Pentax J Limited online event soon
Posted By Reed
Replies: 80
Views: 10,259
1%er looks awesome for anything Pentax:D just finished DaysGone game on PS4 and for platinum throphy one gets a 1%er patch;) edit: Oh, and my hometown- Warsaw coat of arms is a siren with sword and shield:D insta buy for me if there is such patch available.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-29-2020, 09:43 AM  
Silver limited editions coming out: K-1 II + DFA Stars
Posted By Reed
Replies: 71
Views: 8,228
Limited versions may be shipped with up to date firmware loaded. At least the K-1 Silver ed. did if I remember correctly.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-31-2020, 05:36 AM  
R03010 = K-new was registered by FCC on 27 July 2020
Posted By Reed
Replies: 238
Views: 26,867
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KP grip is coded DBG-7.
Actually to reuse KP grip does not make any sense to me, as K-new uses joystick controls and DBG-7 does not and function wheel is placed differently.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 10:26 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By Reed
Replies: 286
Views: 19,975
So you have the process documented? I do documentation of every disassembly I do, just in case.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 07:05 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By Reed
Replies: 286
Views: 19,975
Dunno for 15-30/2.8 but I had both 24-70/2.8 Tamron G2 and Pentax rebrand at the same time in hands, and harsh reflection on front element are way better handled on Pentax. Also Tamron coating has a bit magenta tint while for Pentax is more into green-yellow in same light conditions.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 06:11 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By Reed
Replies: 286
Views: 19,975
I'm more into "New Revamped Pentax stuff is comming" mood right now, not Tamrons;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 05:05 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By Reed
Replies: 286
Views: 19,975
Some sources claim that those ware updated. I kinda doubt it, but still there is no other option for us as brand users to choose from.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-24-2020, 09:48 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
Indeed, it's very good street lens. I had F version and replaced it with HD FA 35/2 recently, which is IMO even better. I would love to have a choice of revamped FA 20/2.8 for street photos.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-24-2020, 03:56 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
I think that I might be a early adopter of *85, kept myself from buying D-FA*50/1.4 because of that and one of my friends already have it so, there is a room to swap gear around.
I hope we will get to know anything new in next few weeks about both K-New and a new *85/1.4.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-23-2020, 08:37 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
Having both FA43/1.9 and FA50/1.4 the same time I must disagree on that one can exchange another. Those are two totally different performers, in all terms. FA43 is way sharper even wide open than FA50 is when stepped down to around two stops, it has different bokeh, out of field transition, and essentially field curvature that makes central placed subjects "pop" out of the picture. I like both. I can't say anything about 77, and 31 because I don't have them to compare, but HD FA35/2 I own is very sharp. Had DA40/70 and sold them, both ware so so on FF.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-23-2020, 02:37 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
Agree. But on the other hand those are still "premium quality" if you consider how those are made. No plastics etc. Production process might be the factor for price.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-23-2020, 01:52 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
From all 3, FA43 is probably my favorite because of the field curvature it have and being probably one of if not the best "street" lens and a also very nice "not overwhelming newbie models" studio lens. But, there is always a room for improvements. I would welcome new coatings and better fringing control in all of those little gems. If the improvement is in same range as for HD FA 35/2, I'm in the market for all 3 of those:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-22-2020, 11:53 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
FA Limiteds could use some refresh as well. There is market for revamps. Problem with older discontinued models like FA20/2.8 or FA28/2.8 might be not in Ricoh lack of will to refresh them, but in missing legacy equipment to produce them that was for ex. scraped by Hoya or even before that.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-21-2020, 08:24 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,286
I get you on that, I did four attempts to buy a 24-70/2.8 in last two years. Only one of four was flawless, and it was listed used localy(after two rounds in Pentax Service center). Dude who listed it, changed his mind about selling, and kept it. Stopped trying to get one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-21-2020, 06:17 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,286
No more no less than 0 I'm afraid for FF. But on the other hand you have only D-FA*50/1.4 now for FF that meet that condition and that could be considered a portrait lens, there is a D-FA* 70-200/2.8 that is AW but as portrait shooter myself, I just find it to big and heavy and often intimidating for some models... I joked with one girl in studio that when you bring out this lens from the case for a newbie model its like the scene with Stuntman Mike in "Deathproof"... "Is it my scar that frightens you? I'ts your car..., Sorry it's my mom's car" just place the lens there ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-21-2020, 05:26 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,286
There is quite a bunch non portrait lenses in the current portfolio that can be used for landscape, but there is little to none of modern genuine and pro grade Pentax portrait solutions at hand. Of those dedicated we have DFA*50/1.4, upcoming DFA*85/1.4 and what else? FA 77/1.9 and DFA 100/2.8 are on the market for decades now. Next on the road should be more suited for landscape still not named DFA* ~24/28mm lens. Remember that most recent release before the 70-210/4 was those of 11-18/2.8 and refreshed HD FA 35/2 that IMO both are decent for landscape shooters.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-15-2020, 04:38 AM  
Irix 45mm F/1.4
Posted By Reed
Replies: 78
Views: 4,767
Same thought here... Around 399-499 EUR and its a buy for me.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-10-2020, 02:05 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
Thanks JPT:)!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-02-2020, 03:27 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,078
Views: 81,077
I really like how this photos came out. Can you pass us a translation of that article?:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-31-2020, 02:34 AM  
New zoom 70-200 F4
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,185
Views: 100,651
I do understand:) I just wonder if you have any more details about why the other one could be canceled and what would it be if ever.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-30-2020, 10:38 AM  
New zoom 70-200 F4
Posted By Reed
Replies: 1,185
Views: 100,651
Can you share more info on that topic please?:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-18-2020, 03:29 AM  
FA 85 F1.4 or HDA 70-210 F4
Posted By Reed
Replies: 30
Views: 1,548
If you are happy with you FA77, 85 will not be a very big leap above that what you already have. I have FA85 and 70-200/2.8 Tamron but that new DFA 70-200/4 is very tempting. On FF I found myself to be using zooms more often than 85.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-09-2020, 07:51 AM  
Irix 45mm F/1.4
Posted By Reed
Replies: 78
Views: 4,767
MTF figures look impressive... Now we wait for some samples:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-06-2020, 01:21 PM  
Pentax Free Lens Promotion (EU wide)
Posted By Reed
Replies: 14
Views: 2,753
Nice deal:) I'm not eligible for it but it seems awesome:)
P. S. Poland distributor stated on that side is not anymore authorised(I dunno if they are even still in business), only official distributor of Pentax equipment is Ricoh Poland.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-26-2020, 05:12 PM  
HD-or Aerobright coated FA Limited Primes
Posted By Reed
Replies: 85
Views: 3,243
Problem lies within remaining stock of glass blanks that need to be utilised. There is probably different glass compound used for SMC than used with HD or aerobright coating formula. I do remember that in one interview there was question to Ricoh rep about coating update and the answer was that they didn't like the color rendition or something like that when combined with current glass compound.
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