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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2010, 08:29 PM  
Pentax, it's time to up the ante!
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 107
Views: 14,063
Even if the $50k (or $22k) camera gives you far more for the extra money, that's still completely out of reach for most people, it doesn't make the DSLR any less attractive.



That puzzles me too. Maybe there is. Fact is this cheap cinema cam doesn't exist now. The first of it's kind will be the Red Scarlet (release in june), starting at 3k+.

I wonder why people get so upset about others asking for improvements in video. It's like we're stealing their right for better still quality instead :cool:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-17-2009, 05:19 PM  
K-x Comparometer
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 64
Views: 13,859
god, it justs smacks the k-7 in the face. i'm almost feeling sorry for having bought it :(
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-09-2009, 09:10 PM  
viewfinder doesn't match image - confused
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 14
Views: 4,788
are you peeking into the viewfinder from a distance when framing the shot?
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-25-2009, 11:29 PM  
Pentax's Brazilian website
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Hehe, where have you been to? :D



You mean the measuring devices? That's engineering/construction stuff
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-22-2009, 06:50 AM  
Pentax's Brazilian website
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Thought I'd post this just for a laugh.

Take a look at the product line-up in the local Pentax site: : : PENTAX® - Você vê a diferença : :

It hasn't been updated since 2002 :fedup:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2009, 04:35 AM  
Ned Bunnell says the Pentax 645D is coming!?!?!
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 91
Views: 15,587
That's until a 645D comes along at $3999 :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-05-2009, 11:59 PM  
Another K-7 Firmware Wishlist Thread
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 16
Views: 5,524
With the many posts I see of unintentional bumping on wheels and buttons (wth are these people, octopuses?), that would be a dangerous feature :D



Looks like it has been fixed in the latest firmware.



The frame rate is greater on video mode, it's likely the camera can't cope with two simultaneous outputs.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-05-2009, 11:52 PM  
Rant about Pentax's One Legged AF and a weird quirk that I wish would go away
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 74
Views: 9,213
I know you're already under the hammer here, but you really shouldn't be testing things out at the event. You should be aware of the camera's performance in the situation and prepare for it, I'm surprised you didn't know the K20D was not a stellar performer indoors.

I've experienced the green light blinking/lighting up to confirm focus but not firing the shot on the K100D, but it comes without the beep.

Btw, AF in the K7 is greatly improved vs K10/20, I'm guessing you'd have noticed that too.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-05-2009, 11:45 PM  
Rant about Pentax's One Legged AF and a weird quirk that I wish would go away
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 74
Views: 9,213
True, but lenses with Quick-shift act like the AF is decoupled when focus is not moving.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-05-2009, 11:35 PM  
In praise of the K100D's low-light performance
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 26
Views: 3,554
High ISO on the K100D really looks much better than on the K10D. I have no fear of using 1600, even going up to 3200 when needed. The grain looks very nice, not like digital blotches, and color is good, you just lose some dynamic range.

The K10D (GX-10 in my case) is a whole other story. Shooting at ISO 800 could ruin colors and make for horrible images. That's one of the main reasons I never went past 6000 shots on it in 2 years.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2009, 01:39 AM  
Low noise benefit of FF vs APS-C equals ... zero
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 240
Views: 37,682
I'm rooting for the TS lens :cool:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2009, 01:00 AM  
Pentax K7 Price Watch? Or I am waiting because I am a cheap, errr, frugal SOB thread
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 240
Views: 50,641
Same here. I was gonna buy the K20D, I waited and waited and waited, until it reached $699, then I was set for it. But the k7 rumours were heating up and I found I couldn't get the K20D anymore knowing there would be a much better body right around the corner. When I bought the K7 the K20D was ~$569 in BHphoto, but I'm happy I paid double that for the K7 instead! It rocks (got it today :lol:)!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2009, 12:28 AM  
How would you change Pentax's K-7 DSLR?
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 57
Views: 8,150
Anything on the mirror would affect focusing and metering (I think). You can buy focusing screens with marks on them, either from Pentax (PENTAX LL-80 AF Divided Matte Focusing Screen - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site) or others like Katz Eye.



It already does, if you happen to own a D-BG4 grip.



It's already possible, it's called hi-speed sync. You lose a bit of power but it works, FP mode on the Sigma EF-530 DG Super (don't know what it's called on the AF540, but it's there).



Menu, page 2, Interval Shooting (K20D and K7) :)

My request would be for external flash control in-camera (groups, exposure bias), like Nikon's system. And a built-in wireless transmitter!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-25-2009, 08:47 PM  
Hoya Interview.. To make PENTAX turn profit by 2010.
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 181
Views: 35,729
Really? Have you ever put your feet in an ad agency, design or graphics/illustration or movie studio? Macs find their place there for very good reasons: OSX is way more stable than windows will ever be, it comes with very capable software from the box, it has effective color management and great hardware, including high quality IPS panels, all packed in a tight and good-looking form. It's made to work. The sleek UI improves productivity, it's not for the looks - what you say just goes to show that you never used it.



you don't have a clue. please, why are you even arguing over this subject? everybody has already said apple+pentax is a bad idea, thanks for coming in.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-10-2009, 10:35 AM  
Quality of K-7 video
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 997
Views: 138,971
Hmmm.. so, do you have a planned release date? :o
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-06-2009, 10:00 PM  
Missing ingredient for my landscape photograpy?
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 44
Views: 7,128
Exactly. Billboard prints routinely go as low as 20dpi, and even lower for facade covers.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-06-2009, 09:52 PM  
AF-C of K-7 is marketing trick
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 128
Views: 15,529
Everybody knows Pentax's AF is not quite up to the competition, nobody is denying that. But you seem to misunderstand the limitations of AF.C, If the D3, D300 or whatever camera can get it's full FPS in AF.C it's just ignoring focus in some of the shots, or using predictive focusing, which Pentax doesn't have.

So, what did you want to say after all? If you need faster AF, you should move to the system with faster AF, whatever brand it is, it's simple. There is no "marketing trick" in the K7 specs.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-06-2009, 08:58 PM  
Anyone prefer to stitch interior shots rather than use a wide angle?
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 14
Views: 4,145
Perspective correction also gives you a widescreen TV as a bonus :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2009, 10:18 AM  
Pentax K7 Killer?
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 138
Views: 24,491
GPS: geotagging.
Wi-fi: tethered shooting, continuous studio shooting without bothering with cables, instant sharing on the internet (live coverage?)

Most mp3 players have cheap signal converters and general hardware, the iPod uses (mostly) quality parts and has great s/n ratio (the "classic" or 5g is better than the touch). Get a decent headphone for it! :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-24-2009, 03:17 AM  
Canon 5D MKII video upgrade. What should Pentax do?
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 56
Views: 10,696
Why would you need new lenses for video? :confused:
I don't see the advantage the GH1 has here.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-23-2009, 09:59 PM  
Samsung NX with AMOLED diaplay
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 27
Views: 6,514
Higher than 250hz??
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-17-2009, 09:06 PM  
Canon 5D MKII video upgrade. What should Pentax do?
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 56
Views: 10,696
That 1/2 price dedicated HD camcorder won't get any close to the 5D in image quality, noise, color rendition or DOF control. You don't seem to be aware of the huge difference, you can't match movie quality from a DSLR with a camcorder under $10.000 (that is, until the Red Scarlet arrives, possibly under $3000). And AF is irrelevant for filming, you can easily get cheap old manual lenses, not the case for pro movie cams.

http://redgrabs.com/izzy/
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-16-2009, 09:34 PM  
Price up $40 ,after rebate, since yesterday on K20D at B&H
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 11
Views: 2,628
Damn. I'm not eligible for the rebate. Was watching the price go down to $659 and still wasn't sure it was the time to buy it...

Just in case anyone is interested, the GX-20 is selling with kit lens for $799: Samsung | GX-20 SLR Digital Camera with 18-55mm | ER-GX20ZBBA/US
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-04-2009, 11:58 PM  
ephotozine k-7 review
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 49
Views: 9,927
the oly looks like a great camera, but let's see:

K-7 vs e-620
pros:
5.2fps - 4.0fps
max 15 raw - max 5 raw
ISO6400 - ISO3200
100%VF - 95%VF
77-seg meter - 49-seg meter
11-point AF - 7-point AF
AF assist - pop-up flash assist
5 frame bracketing - 3 frame []
shutter 1/8000 - 1/4000
x-sync socket - n/a
mirror-lock up - n/a
movie mode - n/a
3" 920k px LCD (wb adjust) - 2.7" 230k
cons:
$1299 - $799
670g - 465g
hmm. right. That looks like a spanking :D

but the pricing says it all. The K-7 is only a wonder for us pentaxians, it's not that far ahead.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 06-03-2009, 02:55 PM  
Quality of K-7 video
Posted By ricardobeat
Replies: 997
Views: 138,971
Worse than the artifacts is the stuttering, is that frames repeating or what? Hopefully 720p looks better.
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