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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-24-2008, 02:01 PM  
Pentax Medium Format Patent
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 42
Views: 9,455
its been rumored for a long while that nikon will produce a cam with the sony 24mp sensor (like the one in a900)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-23-2008, 09:46 PM  
Do C and N have as many lens quality issues?
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
I havent owned either, but canon lens qc is often lamented as being as bad as sigma etc.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2008, 09:43 PM  
Pentax Medium Format Patent
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 42
Views: 9,455
its never been hot air, they've had 4? prototypes so far (none of which have the latest mentioned 40-50mp sensor), its just getting them to release one :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2008, 05:31 PM  
another pentax interview
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 23
Views: 5,254
if you look on dpreview sony slr forum there is a lot of a900 images. (like the images from any camera, there are some average shots and some very impressive :))
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-23-2008, 03:37 PM  
Australian Pentax suppliers (new and used)
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 88
Views: 19,566
picked up a few bargains from cashies a couple of years ago (A 50mm macro for about $25 etc), but last few times i've been back to adelaide northpark / salisbury / elizabeth they've had next to nothing. pricing makes me laugh, I think they price on size of the lens as they dont really have a clue. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-23-2008, 02:02 PM  
A Pentax Dream...Can It Be Done?
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
I really dont care what a camera or lens looks like but I always love the look of that thing.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2008, 12:29 PM  
Future laid out by Pentax -- no full-frame
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 158
Views: 19,994
ROFLMAO! & wow!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2008, 01:42 AM  
Future laid out by Pentax -- no full-frame
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 158
Views: 19,994
yep, maybe "budget end" isn't the right term when the competition starts at $10k LOL!

value for money would be better term. $6000-$8000 for 51mp MF would be a bargain and they would very quickly dominate the digital MF market (which is only small but would get bigger with that on the market).

personally I think pentax would succesful with $2500 a900 like ff and a 645 and a higher end apsc :):) (but obviously production is the issue :) and I dont really have much clue of the market :):)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-22-2008, 12:39 PM  
Future laid out by Pentax -- no full-frame
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 158
Views: 19,994
but I would guess that pentax would go for the budget end of the mf market???, that part of the market competes against dslrs. seen a number of comments elsewhere of people saying they were thinking of mamiya but bought 1dsmkiii / 5dmkii / a900.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-21-2008, 10:51 PM  
Sigma 100-300 f/4 in High Park (and mini-review)
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 10
Views: 2,815
nice pics, that duck with red eye looks a little shocked like WTF is that thing your pointing at me!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-21-2008, 09:29 PM  
K20D: Do You Guys Really use 14.6
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
k10d is a fine camera but personally the k20d is worth the extra money
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-21-2008, 06:52 PM  
k20d HDR?
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 23
Views: 8,125
when you multiple exposure & bracketing available I would think that with just firmware change you have in camera hdr (3 or 5 shot), be a great selling feature IMO
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-21-2008, 03:49 PM  
How many camera bags do you have?
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 53
Views: 14,742
like dueces I have a bookshelf (1ft wide x 6ft high) for home.

then 3 bags, one enormous backpack holds can hold about 15 lenses and 2 bodies and probably 400+ filters, batteries etc etc. BUT fully loaded with my gear it comes in at 15kg-20kg so it is my portable bookshelf for when I going away and can be left in car / hotel etc.

then large shoulder bag which I can fit about 8 lenses and no body or less lenses and body.

then my little bag which holds 2-3 lenses.

sometimes I think I would like something in between each of them but then do a reality check and decide I have enough bags.

(I also have various pouches things that come with lenses but dont get used)
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-21-2008, 03:42 PM  
Are you using the Promaster 7500EDF Flash?
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 5
Views: 2,793
not relevant but I had a promaster 7000? for my ds that I was always happy with. IMO you dont see many complaints about the promaster flashes. try searching on dpreview, number of people there have it. It looks very nice, doesn't have hss if that is an issue for you.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-20-2008, 01:01 AM  
I am betting on FF in September
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 362
Views: 48,550
I'm sorry please dont take this the wrong way, but I dont understand what you are trying to say with the link. are those taken with the sony? (seems to me that exposure is off (1-2 stops?)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-17-2008, 03:21 AM  
another pentax interview
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 23
Views: 5,254
well here is another? pentax interview

Photokina report - pentax interview: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

News/Gossip.

Amateur Photographer UK quoted in their Photokina report supplement "Informer" - in 18 October issue this week, that Pentax is again considering manufacturing their digital medium-format system.

They have already developed the technology to deliver the 40-50 megapixel system. This was quoted by Toshiaki Iue, Vice President of Sales and Marketing to selected journalists. It all depends on the market research indicating if there is a big enough demand for such a model before commiting to manufacutring it. It would be Iue's preference to forge ahead with it, as a similar product is not available from either Canon or Nikon. If the research indicates that it isnt a commercial option then they are poised to go develop a FF DSLR. And that means going against against Canon and Nikon, and by Iue's own admission Pentax would be on the back foot.

He did not commit to a time frame, but recognised they needed to act quickly. Only one from the above could be produced in the short term - but in the longer term if things went well, both could be eventually produced. He said Pentax was open minded about producing a Micro Four Thirds model, but feels the K-m addresses that market (apparently the 'm' stands for mini).

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I think we have just about every combination of pentax making and/or not making a 645, FF and micro by now LOL!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-17-2008, 02:02 AM  
Poll: Question for 16-50mm owners
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 1,099
Views: 110,837
not much help but thats about what I get with the 10-17mm or either of the 16-45's I had
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-16-2008, 04:51 PM  
interesting article both for and against FF
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 5
Views: 2,428
I really dont want to start another apcsc vs ff thread but this is an article that discusses both sides of the argument that I thought some people may find interesting (its for sony a900 but still interesting)

Do you really need an Alpha 900? | Photoclub Alpha

(how about we keep it nice and civil and not comment one or the other :))

(oh and if your not interested, just ignore the whole thread :):))
Forum: General Talk 10-16-2008, 03:01 AM  
DSLR Sensor Economics
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 13
Views: 2,413
hi, sorry I meant my figures were simplified
Forum: General Talk 10-15-2008, 01:22 PM  
DSLR Sensor Economics
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 13
Views: 2,413
not really allowing for this and very rough & simplified :)

apsc $50 -> cameras from $500
ff (2.5x area of apsc) say 4x apsc cost at $200 -> cameras from $2000 (canon 5d)
645 (2.6x area of ff) say 4x ff cost = $800 -> camera from $8000 ?? (well mamiya is 10k)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-15-2008, 03:34 AM  
Pentax K20D vs Canon 40D
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 31
Views: 7,859
I dont have a problem, I have been taking photos of my kids doing pretty much anything and everything, but around the net in photography there seems to be some problem / dislike for "soccer moms". (I once saw a guy comment that local 10 year match had 3 journos and over 20 soccer moms most of whom had $5000-$10000 of camera gear :) - I think he was just jealous of their pics and 500mm lenses :))
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-14-2008, 09:56 PM  
Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 first test shots
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 148
Views: 53,954
its actually not much smaller than the bigma (for same focal length (obviously not when bigma @ 500mm :) and it has the worlds longest hood :) but it is a lot lighter and easier on arms.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2008, 09:28 PM  
Pentax K20D vs Canon 40D
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 31
Views: 7,859
the 'soccer mom' thing always amazes me.
(my kids play hockey and the local journo and I are often the only ones there with cameras, so I am probably missing a lot of the culture?).

Someone wants to take great / stunning photos of kids, buying nice portrait gear and doing portraits is all ok, but not catching them playing their sport? and going to a triathlon / cycling / event with the same gear to take photos of random people who you dont know is deemed ok :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2008, 03:57 PM  
what a difference blocking the view finder makes!
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 58
Views: 7,168
damn, things that slip your mind. shooting landscapes all weekend and the exposures were all over the place (many about 1 stop over / under) got really annoying. drove home (couple hours) trying to think through everything that I was doing that may have caused it. totally forgot about this
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2008, 04:04 AM  
K20D for Astrophotography
Posted By philmorley
Replies: 24
Views: 9,396
I had a friend who is a professional astronomer (tracks asteroids to see if likely to hit earth), unfortunately lost contact over the years but when I had a nice new ds, his telescope (which has own building etc) had a 16mp camera. size of about 2 shoeboxes the electronics were liquid nitrogen cooled to cut down the noise :)
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