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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12 Hours Ago  
Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 = Worlds First?
Posted By house
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Any reviews? Comparable specs to the dfa*1118 but third party and milc. A lot cheaper of course.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 14 Hours Ago  
HD Pentax DA * 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW is the second one.
Posted By house
Replies: 443
Views: 38,820

DA*1118 on the left DA*1650 on the right. Just a screen grab from a video. That lens lineup image is probably available at higher res somewhere.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 14 Hours Ago  
Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 Giveaway - Enter here once per day until May 16th
Posted By house
Replies: 630
Views: 13,237
riffleroffle
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 14 Hours Ago  
HD Pentax DA * 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW is the second one.
Posted By house
Replies: 443
Views: 38,820
Yes that was the point. The 15-50 is in that zone where Pentax has iterated endlessly and for sure know how to make a lens. The new one looks huge so probably great optics and plm for focussing. I don't think any existing lens can match this.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 18 Hours Ago  
Pixel Shifted Images
Posted By house
Replies: 1,442
Views: 180,053
I guess a pixel shift thread at web resolutions are just examples of pictures taken with ps. The resolution improvements by ps is at the single pixel level. Images here do look very clear so perhaps something is transferred.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 18 Hours Ago  
Ultrawide for the KP
Posted By house
Replies: 28
Views: 736
The 12-24 not being much cheaper sounds odd to me. By now its used only I guess? I paid 1/6th of the price of the 11-18 for my 12-24...

Not using it anymore though.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 18 Hours Ago  
Image Sync updated
Posted By house
Replies: 111
Views: 17,249
What type of phone do you have?
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 22 Hours Ago  
Advantages of K-3 Mark III over the K-3 II
Posted By house
Replies: 75
Views: 3,609
About the charger. As mtkeller said chargers are now sold separate to avoid waste. I know I have two pentax chargers that never left the box they came in.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 23 Hours Ago  
Pentax K - 70 as WEBCAM
Posted By house
Replies: 12
Views: 705
A cheap webcam lacks the k mount so your videos look crap. Many don't care about video call IQ but for some jobs it can be important. Having a proper lens on a proper sensor will make a huge difference.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By house
Replies: 478
Views: 31,798
I suspect any difference is quite subtle. Or at least only visible in edge cases. Despite being quite candid this is Ricoh marketing. The da limited smc to hd switch is probably equivalent and people harldly notice except for star bursts.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By house
Replies: 478
Views: 31,798
There are a bunch of new "Evidence" articles at pentax jp. Takumichi Seo seems to say that the HD and SMC FA31's are very different. Crystal vs Agate. My reading between the lines is that he prefers the smc.
Takumichi Seo HD PENTAX-FA 31mmF1.8 Limited Impression | PENTAX Limited Lens Special Site | RICOH IMAGING

Another comment this time by Takashi Shikano
"Like the smc version, the new lens produces gentle, subdued images at the open aperture of F1.8, while delivering sharper expressions at closed-down apertures. However, I noticed one definite difference: the new HD version produced images that were clearer and sharper than those produced by the old smc version. "
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/limited_lens/evidence/shikano/hd-fa-31.html
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 Giveaway - Enter here once per day until May 16th
Posted By house
Replies: 630
Views: 13,237
sniffleriffle
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By house
Replies: 478
Views: 31,798
Does the new HD31 also now have rounded aperture blades? The HDFA35 can show some hexagonal bokeh. I don't mind but I guess it may contribute to the busyness.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
HD Pentax DA * 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW is the second one.
Posted By house
Replies: 443
Views: 38,820
I often forget so pull the K-1 screen out when on a tripod. The screen is always visible to see what I'm doing. I prefer to compose by viewfinder anyway, even on a tripod. Once with my K-3 II I had some issues with my very, very large tripod extended max and the post cranked up beyond reach. But I'm not sure the flip would have helped much. Shutter via remote of course.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By house
Replies: 478
Views: 31,798
I have the HDFA35 and I quite like it. Backgrounds can get busy though in certain circumstances. The FA31 has a much more complex optical formula so it's interesting to tease out where the special glass etc makes a difference. The fov muddies the waters of course but still interesting.

This page Test: Sex fasta fullformatsobjektiv för Pentax K-1 did some reviews and mtf tests at wide open and f8

FA31

FA35


The above doesn't say that much so I'm just curious about the differences. I'm not looking to get the FA31 altough the fov is probably better for me I liked the DA21. I'm just curious.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8
Posted By house
Replies: 27
Views: 935
The idea of people using the da*1118 on ff makes me a bit sad. Seems like a very nice lens on the correct sensor size.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
HD Pentax DA * 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW is the second one.
Posted By house
Replies: 443
Views: 38,820
Having the lens come after has the advantage of dragging out the media exposure over a longer time. Downside is that lens + camera might awe the reviewers a bit more.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By house
Replies: 1,409
Views: 95,664
You inevitably have to work around field curvature but its quite hard to control.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By house
Replies: 1,409
Views: 95,664
It's obviously still an advantage to be able to choose what size/performance ratio you want. The FA43 to DFA*85 range of size is generally available for milcs as well.

Speaking of milcs the Sony 20mm F1.8 is $900 what aperture and price do you expect of the DFA21? The FA31 is about $1k.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By house
Replies: 1,409
Views: 95,664
Distortion corrections pushes things out of the frame unless you want an image with curved sides. I don't think many photographers would be happy about being able to frame accurately.

Small amounts is fine for casual work but some mirrorless lenses show a lot of distortion. See Leica Q2 for instance.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By house
Replies: 478
Views: 31,798
I meant a comparison of the images they produce not primarily the focal length. Someone who knows the lenses well might be able to find situations that show of their character. Bokeh, colours, aberrations, sharpness behaviour.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By house
Replies: 1,409
Views: 95,664
No it's not possible with dslr's because your framing will be wrong. The evf corrects the view so that you won't be surprised when bit's of the frame is chopped off.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 Giveaway - Enter here once per day until May 16th
Posted By house
Replies: 630
Views: 13,237
Kaffaffleraffle
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By house
Replies: 1,409
Views: 95,664
As mentioned you can't software correct field curvature. Typically this means they they focus on getting sharpness, field curvature and longitudinal CA sorted with glass whilst leaving vignetting and distortion for software. It's easier to make sharp lenses with distortion and vignetting than perfect all around. Leaving the milcers with an advantage in lens design.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
Image Sync updated
Posted By house
Replies: 111
Views: 17,249
Tested with my grii + android phone and it connected quickly straight from app using the image sync interface. Previously I had to connect using the phone WiFi settings and *then* start the app.
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