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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 01-22-2016, 06:16 AM  
READ ME! Pentax Tips from the Community (55-300mm Giveaway)
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 773
Views: 101,373
Buy a trip instead of new equipment. Nothing will give you more inspiration.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 11-06-2015, 07:08 AM  
What will they call the prosumer FF camera?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 26
Views: 2,971
K10000. 5 digit names has not been used before.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-24-2015, 02:49 AM  
Is time to change camera Samsung Gx 1S (*ist DS2)
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
:confused: The K-50 doesn't have GPS...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-09-2015, 11:25 PM  
Subjects turn out soft in 4/5 shots with various lens at large aperture. How to fix?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Post a picture straight from the camera that shows the problem. Maybe you've overlooked an issue that someone else here can identify.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-27-2015, 05:05 AM  
Can't wait much longer for the FF
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 84
Views: 8,693
Is it only me that cannot see the bottleneck here? The image has been cropped too much at the top...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2015, 01:41 AM  
Report from CP+ 2015
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 78
Views: 12,788
I guess they have three possibilities more or less:
- Always crop APS-C lenses.
- User decides when to crop APS-C lenses.
- Different crop setting for each unique lens.
Or a combination of them through settings. Also they can play with the amount of crop.

They could have implemented all three already and now just testing it. This isn't one of the more complex tasks when developing a DSLR. Can't see how this would affect the production...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-06-2015, 03:16 AM  
CP+ Pentax Interview - Question Suggestions
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 188
Views: 18,373
Why not ring motors for AF?
Forum: General Photography 05-15-2014, 05:29 AM  
Latest Pentax hacking results
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 43
Views: 5,599
Cool! I've voted.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-27-2014, 03:30 AM  
Upgrade advice wanted
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Agree. It will be a HUGE step up from your *ist DL! Btw, K-30 and K-50 are essentially the same, so no need to pay more for the K-50 just because it's a newer model.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-24-2014, 11:23 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 6,491
Views: 846,516
Must be a regional thing. Just in my small country (population of 10 mil) there are 15-20 cell line phone companies and probably more ISP's. On the other hand, there actually are stores carrying Pentax here :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-17-2014, 07:35 AM  
Looking for a DSLR
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
K-30 is almost identical to K-50. If you can get a good deal on a K-30 I'd recommend that.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2014, 12:36 AM  
If you could have but one Limited............
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 149
Views: 12,348
Hmm... I counted to 5.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-13-2014, 07:02 AM  
Upgrade question from a KX
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
You should also consider K-30. It's almost identical to K-50.

Personally I would go for K-3 if I had the money, or K-30 if on a tight budget.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-12-2014, 11:04 PM  
Resurrecting Pentax firmware hacking
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 765
Views: 264,718
Tried to donate but got "The card you entered cannot be used for this payment. Please enter a different debit or credit card number." :mad: Strange... it's a standard VISA. Anyone knows why?
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 02-21-2014, 12:46 AM  
Wedding starting with K-30?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Most weddings I've been to had a paid photographer shooting portraits of the bride+groom and best man+bride's maid before or after church. And also the ceremony in church, but not the reception afterwards. A few weddings were only one of either portraits or the ceremony. I have also never seen a photographer use a flash inside the church. I guess there are other norms in other parts of the world.

Anyway, my point is that the recommendations that you need two flashes, tripod etc might not always be applicable.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-07-2014, 04:04 AM  
DxO are frauds.
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 51
Views: 5,332
I get what you mean. Of course a high score represents a lens that fares good in their tests. I'm not arguing this.

But that is not what the thread is about in my understanding. It is more about the wording on their site and how score is presented as a value of how good a lens is.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-07-2014, 12:07 AM  
DxO are frauds.
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 51
Views: 5,332
No.

I'll try to explain it again: The output of the software is good. The scoring is misleading. Do you see the point?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-06-2014, 06:38 AM  
DxO are frauds.
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 51
Views: 5,332
The results beeing questioned are the score and list of best lenses, not image output from the software.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-04-2014, 03:12 AM  
Got a really cheap 28mm F4 prime with AF.
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Can we see a test shot with the Takumar? :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2014, 12:37 AM  
HD 55-300 WR In-Depth Review Posted
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 14
Views: 2,557
Great review, thanks!

One thing I noted... you said the K-30 was often sold without WR lens. I think this was a US thing only. At least in Sweden I never saw any K-30 kits with the DA L lens. So the WR lenses were definitaly not announced with the K-50, they were available before that.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-26-2014, 11:33 PM  
Lenses - If you were to do it all over again
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 66
Views: 6,122
Wish I bought the 77 instead of the 43 since I am more into portraits now and already have 43mm covered. Anyone up for a trade? :)

Also wish I bought a decent flash instead of an ultra cheap Dörr DAF 42.

But on the other hand, both have given me great photos I wouldn't have got otherwise...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-21-2014, 04:52 AM  
Okay, satisfy my LBA. It's my birthday, I have $200, what to buy?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Another note: personally I would sell the F35-70, Phoenix and Tokina zoom to free some more money, as you already have those lenghts covered. But maybe you use them much?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-21-2014, 02:25 AM  
Okay, satisfy my LBA. It's my birthday, I have $200, what to buy?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
More suggestions you didn't ask for... :)

Tripod + remove control if you don't already have it.
Or sell your K-x and combined with your gift money you can maybe buy a K-30.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-18-2013, 12:10 AM  
Prime for walk-around?
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 25
Views: 2,816
When travelling with the family / kids I always bring a zoom only. It's too unpractical to fiddle around with primes. And also taking photos is not prio 1 then. Plus my other half likes the flexibility of a zoom. Just my experience of course... but something to consider.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-08-2013, 12:56 AM  
The DA limited is 20-40? and WR?!
Posted By retroflex
Replies: 1,331
Views: 181,961
It's outrageous that Ricoh's customers should pay for their salaries! ;)
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