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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-02-2020, 04:42 PM  
New APS-C is
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,045
Views: 71,125
This year's back-to-school sales will involve slippers and bathrobes, in which my kids can `walk to school'....

and now, back to our regularly-scheduled speculation-fest.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-18-2020, 05:18 PM  
D FA 21 Limited is one of the three.
Posted By yorik
Replies: 636
Views: 39,666
Or 23, then it would be prime, wide (on K-1), and ~35mm equiv on K-new.... Win win win.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2020, 01:14 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,650
Views: 122,332
I'm not sure why you responded to my post with this - I wasn't complaining about planned obsolescence nor waxing nostalgic.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2020, 10:52 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,650
Views: 122,332
Generating FOMO is a big part of marketing, and it seems that the higher the level of technology in the product, the better it works.

When was the last time you upgraded your hammer? Mine still works fine and I have no desire to upgrade it. The same is true for my photography gear - my skills as an amateur photographer are certainly overmatched by the quality of my gear. But that doesn't change the appeal of new gear. That new camera or lens might be the one to take my photography to the next level, or so the marketers would have me believe.

(These comments don't apply to professional photographers for whom better gear can actually improve their productivity.)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-24-2020, 04:46 PM  
The Phone Club!
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,062
Views: 125,234
Phone cameras and cats... they were meant for each other...



AthenaInProfile
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-20-2020, 11:49 AM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 11,057
Views: 1,866,062
Thank you.
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-19-2020, 04:48 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 11,057
Views: 1,866,062
My daughter Lily in one of her favorite situations (FA 31 on K-01)

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-15-2020, 01:15 PM  
K-new will be released THIS year
Posted By yorik
Replies: 227
Views: 15,517
`Some years ago...' indeed. Even I was young then.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-04-2020, 11:54 AM  
Good news ... K-1 is one of 20 most important cameras of the decade - DPReview
Posted By yorik
Replies: 528
Views: 20,867
The sensor (and ibis) are great. I was referring to the `form-over-function' design of the outer shell. I also feel compelled to add that until Pentax improves the contrast-detect AF (hardware and algorithms) in their cameras, their DSLRs will not be very useful MILCs.

(Perhaps some of this will be addressed in the K-new :))
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-30-2019, 12:12 PM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By yorik
Replies: 385
Views: 11,609
I'm in... Thank you!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-20-2019, 11:33 AM  
Good news ... K-1 is one of 20 most important cameras of the decade - DPReview
Posted By yorik
Replies: 528
Views: 20,867
Mirrorless cameras have had two clear selling points - smaller size and weight and the wysiwyg aspect of the EVF/back screen. While the small size thing is giving way to bigger and heavier cameras in some cases, the EVF technology has only improved. Moreover, the disadvantage of slow focusing contrast-detect systems is mostly a thing of the past, at least with the major mirrorless contenders.

I think that Pentax can get a foot in the mirrorless door with a hybrid viewfinder and (significantly) better contrast-detect (or even hybrid) `live view' focusing. Pentax cameras are already on the small size (though heavy) so there would be no need to introduce a new lens mount. They could do this in one, two or all of APSC, FF and MF.

I would buy one.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-18-2019, 06:49 PM  
The Phone Club!
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,062
Views: 125,234
I think that the only appropriate reaction is: Eeek!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-18-2019, 05:44 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,650
Views: 122,332
I've even managed a little out of focus blur (real, not a.i. manufactured) with the 50mm equivalent lens on the iPhone 11pro.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-18-2019, 05:40 PM  
Thematic Cats!
Posted By yorik
Replies: 652
Views: 41,779
Aren't they all? And not always in a good way... ;)

---------- Post added 12-18-19 at 05:17 PM ----------

Our cats like to lie on me in the evening... All of them at once.

Comment: this was taken with the 50mm equiv. lens on the iPhone 11, from very close to the closest cat, so the `bokeh' is real (not a.i. generated).

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-18-2019, 08:51 AM  
Thematic Cats!
Posted By yorik
Replies: 652
Views: 41,779
Great photo (and sweet-looking cat)!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-17-2019, 01:26 PM  
Good news ... K-1 is one of 20 most important cameras of the decade - DPReview
Posted By yorik
Replies: 528
Views: 20,867
I agree. What I was thinking (but did not write) is that they focused on the form (by hiring Marc Newson) and almost not at all on functionality. As for the price... I bought mine when they were selling for about $300. The sensor is still excellent, so the photo quality with a good lens is too.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-15-2019, 12:12 PM  
Good news ... K-1 is one of 20 most important cameras of the decade - DPReview
Posted By yorik
Replies: 528
Views: 20,867
If I recall correctly (always a questionable assumption), the most valid criticism of the K-01 was the fact that
Pentax let an industrial designer (Marc Newson) with no notable photography cred design the camera.
It is fun to use under the right conditions (I have one), but it does not have great photographic haptics.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-10-2019, 10:30 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,650
Views: 122,332
After PF shut down the last K-new-speculation-thread, I assumed that would be it. Paint me naive.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-06-2019, 05:33 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 3,267
Views: 334,103
I have a similar problem in reverse - I have to keep reminding myself that I have more than enough camera gear for my needs (and skill level), and I don't
need that very attractively priced x-t30+18-55 combo (with 35 f/2, for good measure).
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-06-2019, 10:29 AM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 3,267
Views: 334,103
Thank you. It is a great lens.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-04-2019, 10:55 AM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 3,267
Views: 334,103
The 20mm is a great all-purpose lens - great for capturing an entire scene, great for portraits close up and great for everything in between.
A few examples (some of which may be repeats... Sorry)







Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-02-2019, 07:27 PM  
The Phone Club!
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,062
Views: 125,234
Another one of Jack...

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-19-2019, 08:18 PM  
The Phone Club!
Posted By yorik
Replies: 1,062
Views: 125,234
Using the new wide angle lens (~13mm ff I think) on the iPhone 11...

Forum: Lens Clubs 11-19-2019, 04:47 PM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 861
Views: 186,694
Thank you - very informative! Your pictures with the K1+20-40 are great.

Yonatan
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-17-2019, 08:59 PM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 861
Views: 186,694
Very nice.

I have two questions: what were the focal lengths? and how much did you have to crop/fix vignetting, if at all?

Yonatan
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