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Forum: Pentax KP 12 Hours Ago  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 2,940
Views: 282,321
With the DA 21:

Forum: Pentax K-1 16 Hours Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 31,391
Views: 2,892,403
With the DFA 15-30:

Forum: Lens Clubs 1 Day Ago  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,911,745
Petoskey SP, with the FA 31:

Forum: Pentax K-1 2 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 31,391
Views: 2,892,403
With the DFA 15-30:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 2 Days Ago  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 3,544
Views: 366,746
Absolutely. That would be a very frigid soaking. It has hypothermia written all over it.

Also with the Oly 100-400:'

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 2 Days Ago  
Canon RF 800 mm for $ 1250 Cdn. ! Will this be a hit...or what ?
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
I actually suspect this lens is a good idea from a business perspective and I wouldn't be surprised if it does fairly well. It's one of the few lenses that plays to the strength and makes sense with mirrorless (because it's compact and the f11 isn't an issue with an EVF). It would not work as a DSLR lens, so photographers who can live with f11 but would sure like the 800mm reach on FF will have incentive to move to Canon's mirrorless system.

That said, I'd never buy the lens for myself. I'm not so much bothered by the f11 as the MFD and the fact that it's a prime. A lens that focuses closer and zooms would provide a great deal more options for creativity in the field as would, of course, a faster aperture. However, in the end, it's all about trade-offs. Faster aperture is better for photographic purposes, but not necessarily for the wallet or the back.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
K3III Delayed... indefinitely
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 475
Views: 25,972
My desktop computer is ten years old and my laptop is 13 years old. It is hard to determine a piece of electronics. I've had two cameras, a Pentax K-5 and an Olympus E-M5, give out after a little more than four years. I have a K200D that still works after more than twelve years. Electronic equipment is a bit of crap-shoot. It can give out at any time, but can keep going for years and years. I plan on using my KP for as long as it lasts, whether that's four years or fourteen years. Same with my K-1. These cameras have all the features I need and, since there's been little improvement in imaging quality from sensors over the last ten years, I'm not expecting any improvement in the future.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 5 Days Ago  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 3,544
Views: 366,746
With the Oly 100-400:

Forum: Lens Clubs 5 Days Ago  
HD Pentax D FA 1:2.8 15-30mm ED SDM WR lens club!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 589
Views: 84,470
Little Traverse Bay, shot at f2.8:

Forum: Pentax K-1 5 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 31,391
Views: 2,892,403
South Bar Lake, with the DFA 15-30:

Forum: Pentax KP 5 Days Ago  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 2,940
Views: 282,321
With the DA 21 Ltd:

Forum: Pentax K-1 6 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 31,391
Views: 2,892,403
Unfortunately it won't fetch the price of a Gursky.

Another shot from same locale, this time with the DFA 15-30:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-17-2021, 02:07 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 3,544
Views: 366,746
With the Oly 100-400:

Forum: Pentax K-1 02-14-2021, 02:59 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 31,391
Views: 2,892,403
With the DFA 28-105:

Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-13-2021, 05:29 PM  
PENTAX K-8 ? K-1 Mark II successor... What will it be/look like?
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 76
Views: 4,420
Yes, the KP video does look reasonably well at high ISOs (which is what the video contends), but that's because the under-powered h264 compression the camera uses makes the video look like it has been subjected to loads of noise reduction. Video shot at ISO 100 doesn't look so great, but video at ISO 1600+ might gain from it.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 02-11-2021, 02:28 PM  
Pentax-FA 20-35mm F4 AL Samples
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 57
Views: 10,815
Little Traverse Bay:

Forum: Pentax K-1 02-11-2021, 02:23 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 31,391
Views: 2,892,403
With the DFA 28-105:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-10-2021, 02:44 PM  
What other Interchangable lens camera brands have you owned other than Pentax?
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 114
Views: 8,642
This is at least partly subjective. I know photographers, including professionals, who are fine with ISO 3200 on m43. I'm on the other side of the spectrum. About 99% of my m43 shots are at ISO 200, the base ISO of the E-M5 cameras I've used. I'm now experimenting with m43 as a wildlife system, so I'll have to start using higher ISOs; but I'll try my best to keep the ISOs under 1,000. I simply care for what I see with Olympus and higher ISO. It's not just the noise, the images have less saturation and less "depth," if that makes any sense. I sometimes suspect that Olympus has the worst in camera processing for raw files in the business. I've actually been impressed with some of the images I've seen taken with Panasonic m43 cameras, and if I ever buy another m43 camera, it will probably be a Panasonic. (Olympus is said to have better AF and perhaps slightly better stabilization.)
Forum: General Photography 02-10-2021, 01:28 PM  
What do you think will happen to APS-C over the next 10 years?
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 171
Views: 8,861
Pentax doesn't have a choice in the matter. They're not an independent company with access to resources. They must depend on the kindness of strangers --- or rather, on Ricoh. And Ricoh doesn't want to lose money in a declining camera market. This year they'll fix the main lens that had issues in the line-up --- i.e., the DA* 16-50. That will leave just the DA* 55-135. As for the DA Limited primes --- they are a unique case. Because of how they were designed, they are rather expensive for what they provide. So customers either think these limiteds bring something to the table and are willing to put up with their "technological inferiority" in terms of AF, or they don't. Adding weather sealing will only make them more expensive, and adding AF motors is probably not feasible (and if feasible would make them even more expensive and maybe larger and heavier).

The Pentax APS-C line-up may not be "complete," but it eminently serviceable for the needs of many photographers. With Pentax's limited resources, it's going to take a while to fill up the holes, but if Pentax can stay around, they'll have all the time in the world. We may very well be entering a long-term plateau in terms of technology in both cameras and lenses, so the days when companies needed to release a new camera every two or three years or a new line-up of lenses every seven or eight years should be drawing to a close. Once Pentax, for instance, comes out with this new DA* 16-50 PLM, that particular hole will be filled for a good long time, as there won't be any reason to make a new version of the lens because it will be very hard to make a lens that is significantly better at the same price point.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-09-2021, 02:19 PM  
Thematic Post your Favourite Sunrises
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 591
Views: 51,361
With the DFA 28-105:

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-09-2021, 02:04 PM  
Thematic Post Your Portrait-Orientation Landscapes!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 507
Views: 31,669
Thanks.

With the FA 31:

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-09-2021, 01:59 PM  
Thematic Post your Telephoto Landscapes!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 513
Views: 40,325
With the DFA 28-105 @ 88mm:

Forum: Lens Clubs 02-09-2021, 11:37 AM  
Theory on DA 35mm ltd 'greatest lens ever' (?) tag
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 788
Views: 204,832
With the KP:

Forum: Pentax KP 02-09-2021, 11:31 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 2,940
Views: 282,321
With the DA 16-85:

Forum: Lens Clubs 02-09-2021, 11:06 AM  
20 mm Lens Club.
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 866
Views: 106,792
With the FA 20-35 @20mm:

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