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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 5 Hours Ago  
PF Pentax Interview 2021 - Question suggestions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 190
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The full frame wide-angle situation must be really trying. But we know it is on the way, and if recent releases are a guide, it will be worth the wait.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 5 Hours Ago  
PF Pentax Interview 2021 - Question suggestions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 190
Views: 10,237
OK. So we'll just have to wait and see.

Ricoh Imaging has already been more active this year than last. I hope for a few more things before the end of the year.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
Giveaway: HD Pentax-FA 31/43/77mm | Enter here once per day until July 31st
Posted By JPT
Replies: 585
Views: 11,163
Entry for today
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 1 Day Ago  
Good morning from the Isle of Wight, UK
Posted By JPT
Replies: 13
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Welcome to the forum! Some lovely coastline in your part of the world.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
PF Pentax Interview 2021 - Question suggestions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 190
Views: 10,237
Well I was just thinking of a couple of extra updated lenses, but there are definitely some nice old lenses that would be nice to ave modern equivalents of.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
PF Pentax Interview 2021 - Question suggestions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 190
Views: 10,237
Sounds like something to look forward to. I think there's a lot of potential for a different kind of "GR".

Lenses for Pentax are badly needed as well. I'm hoping that some lenses not on the roadmap are also in development.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 1 Day Ago  
Just speculations on mirrorless and Pentax
Posted By JPT
Replies: 83
Views: 12,805
I don't think Nikon is in any danger, but they do seem to have handled the transition quite badly. They have damaged confidence in in F-mount's future without really creating enough confidence in Z-mount.

Canon has done it better. Canon RF looks like a good system for the future already. And I don't think Canon M was a mistake at all. They were never targeting the same crowd as bought their serious DSLRs, and they never released a "serious" camera to mislead them that that was their future. Canon M has not been super popular, but at the same time it was better focused than Nikon 1 or Pentax Q.

I'd happily take an Canon M6 on holiday with their 22mm prime and a couple of convenience zooms if that what I has available.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
PF Pentax Interview 2021 - Question suggestions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 190
Views: 10,237
Good to hear.

I wonder which we could hope to see this year?
- A Pentax camera?
- Pentax lenses?
- A new kind of GR?
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 1 Day Ago  
Pentax K-3 III First Impressions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 31
Views: 945
It's interesting when you spend some time getting used to used to a new menu system and then go back to the old one. Either it feels like pleasantly familiar feeling of coming home, or it just feels frustrating because you've got used to something better. When I switch back from the GR III to my K-5 IIs (admintedly not the latest Pentax body), the menu system feels rather crude. I don't think I would buy a camera without a touch screen again. It's worth it just for the image review and menu navigation.

Does the K-3 III have the same shortcut to activate wi-fi as the GR III? When you press play momentarily it goes into playback mode, but when you hold that button for a bit longer (like a second), it activates wi-fi.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
HD Pentax DA * 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW is the second one.
Posted By JPT
Replies: 672
Views: 57,430
I think the lens is completely new in design. There was a short account of using this lens in one of the CP+ 2021 videos.
















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This video is mostly about the FA Limited lenses, but 1h 02m there is a discussion of the new DA* 16-50/2.8 with a few samples taken with a K-3 Mark II.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
Giveaway: HD Pentax-FA 31/43/77mm | Enter here once per day until July 31st
Posted By JPT
Replies: 585
Views: 11,163
Entry for today.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 1 Day Ago  
Pentax K-3 III First Impressions
Posted By JPT
Replies: 31
Views: 945
I haven't had much time using the K-3 Mark III yet, but I think the menu works more like the GR III, so I'll probably like it. I think for a lot of people it will take a bit of getting used to.

There was a an article Pentax Official a while back on the menu changes, but I couldn't find an English version of it.
Japanese - K-3 Mark III?????????????????????????????? | PENTAX official

Here it is through Google Translate, but it doesn't come out too well.
Google Translate
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
How much better will the new HD FA Limiteds really be compared with smc coatings?
Posted By JPT
Replies: 28
Views: 1,598
Thank you for the review. It looks like the new versions are a bit better. The findings about the clean starbursts you can still get with then new ones was the most interesting part. The reduced flare keeps the stars well defined.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 1 Day Ago  
K3-3 wasted space around rear LCD monitor - why?
Posted By JPT
Replies: 16
Views: 449
I think I read necessary parts around the edge of the smartphone screens are folded back into the body these days to allow them to have very small bezels. This might be a problem in cameras if that internal space is needed for something else.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 1 Day Ago  
Just speculations on mirrorless and Pentax
Posted By JPT
Replies: 83
Views: 12,805
The latest EVF are much better than they used to be and I could use them without any problem. But I don't want to.

I spend most of my life staring into LCD screens of different shapes and sizes. It's just nice to have a natural view when I'm put taking photos.

The amount of information overlaid in EVF is pretty crazy and the brightness makes everything look overdone. I just like more serene experience.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
There's going to be a Pentax J Limited online event soon
Posted By JPT
Replies: 241
Views: 22,891
Thanks! That saves me having to watch any of it.

He sounds like a certain type of person who buys into another system and it's such a big deal to him that he thinks everyone else needs to hear about it.

Limited editions are a tradition for Pentax going back decades. It's never had an impact on their technical development. It just gives them a way to squeeze a bit more money out of each model from the people who enjoy that kind of thing.
Forum: Homepage & Official Pentax News 2 Days Ago  
Comparative Review: HD vs SMC Pentax FA Limited Lenses
Posted By JPT
Replies: 2
Views: 138
The findings about starbursts were interesting. The reduction in flare seems to help to create defined stars more than the rounded aperture blades reduce the effect.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
There's going to be a Pentax J Limited online event soon
Posted By JPT
Replies: 241
Views: 22,891
I don't know who John Bloomfield is actually, but that opinion is a bit daft. The K-3 Mark III shows that Ricoh have indeed invested heavily in R&D, but I guess that was not clear at the moment the J-Limited was announced for CP+ 2021. What I find strange is that the K-3 Mark III was not announced at CP+, but the J-Limited and FA limited HD versions were. Then when you look at availability, the K-3 Mark III was actually on the shelves on April 23, while the others were not until April 30. I guess they were dealing with some real uncertainly about whether K-3 Mark III production could go ahead at that time.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
Giveaway: HD Pentax-FA 31/43/77mm | Enter here once per day until July 31st
Posted By JPT
Replies: 585
Views: 11,163
My entry for today
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 3 Days Ago  
hello
Posted By JPT
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Welcome to the forum. Great image!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
How many lenses do you have?
Posted By JPT
Replies: 1,826
Views: 158,055
I think I've just got 12, so I can't compete with most of your. About half of them are limited, and the rest a mix of F, FA and DA zooms. Least used is the 18-55 I got with my first DSLR and the most used has been the DA21 Ltd over the years.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 3 Days Ago  
Nikon user checking in
Posted By JPT
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Welcome. This is a great forum. The lens reviews were what brought me here, but it is a great and supportive community.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 3 Days Ago  
Hello and any news about the smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 Lens
Posted By JPT
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Welcome to the forum. Sorry your lens seems tp be taking time. I don't think this lens is discontinued, so I guess it is just a temporary stick issue with that retailer. That lens is one I would really like to have myself.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
Hacking HD DA 20-40 for K1
Posted By JPT
Replies: 60
Views: 3,706
I think the appeal is to use the range wider than 31mm on the K-1 in FF mode. The 15-30/2.8 weighs a ton, and until the 21 Limited comes out, there is no lighter wide-angle zoom or prime in the current lineup. The 20-40 is often said to have prime-like qualities.

I would not rule out Ricoh making a FF limited zoom at some point, because it seems to fit into their philosophy, and the DA zoom seems like one of the most popular lenses they have at the moment.
Forum: Pentax K-01 3 Days Ago  
K-01 new owner
Posted By JPT
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Your K-01 looks good as new, like mine. In my opinion the materials they used for the K-01 design were really top quality and they don't seem to dent or get damaged much, even the rubber parts that people suspected would break off. The one problem seems to be the mode dial, which thankfully hasn't been a problem with mine.

My only problem is that it forgets to the date/time after a period of not being used. I think I'll ask the Ricoh service desk if they can fix that next time I go into Tokyo.
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