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Forum: Pentax K-3 18 Hours Ago  
Poll: How much will the K-3 III cost?
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 41
Views: 963
It is very expensive and time consuming to develop an auto focus system that is comparable to phase detection. The only one that is currently on the same level is dual pixel auto focus by Canon. Contrast based Auto focus is what Pentax had and that is slower to focus. It is harder to use for fast moving subjects, children, sports and birds in flight.
Forum: Pentax K-3 19 Hours Ago  
Poll: How much will the K-3 III cost?
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 41
Views: 963
That is true, but ,Pentax's staff which has been reduced in recent years is trying to make competitive alternatives to what is already out there. Their budget is not as big as the "big boys" so they try to make cameras that will appeal to Pentaxians and others who enjoy the "Art of Photography".
Forum: Pentax K-3 20 Hours Ago  
Poll: How much will the K-3 III cost?
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 41
Views: 963
I think that initially the K-3 mark3 will probably be between $1,850 and 2,050 dollars U.S. for a few reasons. First Pentax has mentioned a few times about the new optical view finder ( and pentaprism) and the special glass used to make it. Second, the metering sensor was increased from 86K (86,000) pixels to 307k (307,000). Third this is the first time Pentax is using the Sony 26 megapixel APS-C chip. But the biggest added expense to the K-3 mark iii is the fact that this is the first time that Pentax has purchased a phase detection license from Sony. Since Pentax is a niche player in the photography market a phase detection license would be expensive for them (and us initially) . That license is probably adding $100 to $300 dollars to the cost of this camera. The only way to get that cost down is to sell a lot of dslrs so that the cost per unit will eventually be less in order to recoup the cost of the license.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-04-2020, 03:59 PM  
Three lenses I hope Ricoh Pentax would make
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
SR stands for shake reduction or optical image stabilization in the lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-04-2020, 11:33 AM  
Three lenses I hope Ricoh Pentax would make
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Pentax already has several 50 mm length lenses including the DA *55 mm f1.4 lens. 58 mm is a slightly different focal length 50 mm lens

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What choices would the folks here want to see as focal lengths Pentax should make as compact lens choices that could also be used for photography and video?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-04-2020, 11:05 AM  
Three lenses I hope Ricoh Pentax would make
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
I choose those focal lengths because it seems that Pentax does not want to replace the current focal lengths of the FA limited. Pentax needs lighter weight and smaller sized WR lenses that are spaced out over different focal lengths. Pentax usually has a lens that is somewhere in the 50 mm focal length and the 80 mm is close enough to 85mm f1.4 lens to be a potential alternative and still be a more compact choice. The new 85 mm F1.4 is almost 3 pounds by itself before you add a body (FF or APS-C) to it. There should be a modern lighter weight choice for that focal length.

---------- Post added 10-04-20 at 02:14 PM ----------

There were two compact 80 mm f1.8 lenses done by Carl Zeiss pancolar 80 mm f1.8 and Sankyo Koki Komura 80 mm F1.8 .

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A FA 77 mm F1.8 at first is a odd choice at first but a lot Pentaxians (me too) really like that lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-04-2020, 08:51 AM  
Three lenses I hope Ricoh Pentax would make
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Hello all,
I hope everyone is staying safe during these challenging times. I think one of Pentax's strong suits has always been that they have made compact high quality lenses like the DA and FA series lenses. Pentax was also making more compact (then the competition) APS-C bodies. It would probably be good for Pentax to make more compact Full Frame bodies as well. I have noticed that it seems like at the moment Pentax does not want to replace the FA lenses with newer HD D-FA (WR) versions of the current models. Instead they want to make new focal lengths then what currently exists like the D-FA 21 mm lens that is in development. There are 3 lenses that I hope Pentax would be willing to make. They are the HD DFA 20-35 mm F4 WR ( with or without SR), the HD FA 58 mm F1.7 WR, and the HD FA 80 mm F1.7 WR. They should have the DC, PLM, or compact ring motors in them. The new lenses are excellent optically D FA* 50 mm F 1.4 and the D FA* 85 mm F 1.4 but are massive and heavy. The HD D FA 15-30 mm F2.8 and HD D FA 24-70 mm F2.8 are good but also large and heavy. These new lenses could be less than half the weight and more compact then their F1.4 and F2.8 counterparts. Having lighter lenses that are also excellent optically would encourage new people as well as some existing Pentax owners to buy new lenses that are easier to take with and/or travel with you. Does anybody else like these focal length choices or do they have other focal lengths in primes or compact zooms that they would like to see made? What are your thoughts?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-13-2020, 06:25 AM  
How much are willing to shell out for Knew?
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 221
Views: 8,323
I think they will initially charge between $1,600 to $1,800 USD for the K-New.
Forum: Pentax KP 09-12-2020, 02:01 PM  
Pentax Kp sensor brand & type
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 4
Views: 731
The sensor in the KP is probably a version of this Sony sensor: https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products/common/pdf/IMX271AQR_Flyer.pdf
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-20-2020, 05:03 PM  
Panasonic S5,another entry level FF.
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 9
Views: 541
According to L-rumors.com the price has been leaked for the Panasonic s5. The price for the body only will be $1997.99 and with the 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens will cost $2,297.99. Panasonic is supposed to have the official press release on September the 2nd. http://l-rumors.com/panasonic-s5-will-cost-1999-and-here-is-the-full-leaked-press-text/
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-28-2020, 06:28 AM  
Portrait Lens Length
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
If you don't mind manual focusing, you could get the Samyang or the Rokinnon 85 mm F1.4 lens K mount version. It is a "A" lens so you can change the shutter speed or aperture from the camera. It is also a affordable option. They are available used here in the market place and used or new on Ebay. They also have it new at B and H now for $249.00.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-01-2020, 01:39 PM  
Pentax March 2020 Interview Questions (formerly CP+)
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 56
Views: 7,794
Does Pentax have any plans to make a more compact (smaller than the K-1) Full frame camera?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2020, 10:51 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 342
Views: 40,692
Talking about decent sized lenses, I hope that Ricoh Pentax can work with Tamron to produce their excellent 20 mm f2.8 lens for Pentax with WR and DC or SDM ring motor.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-05-2020, 05:33 AM  
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ART - $250 off
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 31
Views: 1,489
I really like the 3-D rendering of the lady in the second picture.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-27-2019, 05:06 PM  
What other Interchangable lens camera brands have you owned other than Pentax?
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 90
Views: 5,946
In addition to the 3 Pentax DSLR's (Kr, K-5, K-5II) that I have owned, I also have m43 Panasonic GX-85 and G85 bodies.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2019, 06:55 PM  
CP+ interview question suggestions
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 129
Views: 10,471
Is Pentax open to making a more compact sized ( say K-5 II sized) full frame camera ?
Forum: Sold Items 10-26-2018, 09:05 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 20-35 mm F4 and SMC Pentax DA 21 mm F3.2 lenses
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 10-17-2018, 05:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 20-35 mm F4 and SMC Pentax DA 21 mm F3.2 lenses
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 10-09-2018, 02:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 20-35 mm F4 and SMC Pentax DA 21 mm F3.2 lenses
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Bump! Price reduced to $220.
Forum: Sold Items 09-17-2018, 08:00 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 20-35 mm F4 and SMC Pentax DA 21 mm F3.2 lenses
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 09-12-2018, 06:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-01 camera
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
price is now reduced to $240!
Forum: Sold Items 09-12-2018, 04:00 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 85 mm F1.4 and FA 35 mm F2 lenses
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
The FA 85 and the FA 35 mm lenses have been sold!
Forum: Sold Items 09-10-2018, 05:56 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 20-35 mm F4 and SMC Pentax DA 21 mm F3.2 lenses
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Bump! This lens can produce star bursts almost as nice as the SMC DA 15!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-08-2018, 05:51 PM  
Like kids again
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 7
Views: 332
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-08-2018, 05:50 PM  
The world is rotating, while trees watch
Posted By Vantage-Point
Replies: 9
Views: 336
I would like to nominate this photo
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