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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
Stealth KP
Posted By Mistral75
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Gold is fashionable: see the Leica M10-P 'ASC 100 Edition' or the Canon EOS RP 'SP Gold' limited edition.

I agree with this re-reworked KP possibly being a hint at what's expecting us for the celebration of Asahi Optical's centennial.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
Stealth KP
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 36
Views: 3,007
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
Q1 2019 Financial Reports - Pentax still not doomed.
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 178
Views: 12,709
That nobody buys compact cameras with tiny, 1/2.3" or 1/1.7", sensors any more?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HD PENTAX-D FA★50mm F1.4 SDM AW STAR-SERIES LENS
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 940
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Detailed review (seven pages) of the HD Pentax-D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW by Jean-Marie Sépulchre for Le Monde de la Photo (a French monthly magazine, print + web):

TEST Pentax HD D-FA* 50 mm f/1,4 SDM AW [BONUS MDLP N°110] - Le Monde de la Photo

Pros:
  • Build quality

  • Very high level of sharpness

  • No distortion.

Cons:
  • Chromatic aberrations are a little strong

  • High price.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Days Ago  
Redcat 250mm f/4.9 - maybe
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Yes they do. The lens itself (a very simple design, 4 elements in 3 groups) has an M48 thread mount and a long flange back distance, allowing the addition of an M48 to SLR mount end part.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2019, 02:51 PM  
Q1 2019 Financial Reports - Pentax still not doomed.
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 178
Views: 12,709
And now Nikon: sales of 'Imaging Products' went down 22.0% for the quarter and down 17.1% for the nine-month period.

https://www.nikon.com/about/ir/ir_library/result/pdf/2019/19_3qf_d_e.pdf

Nikon are doomed...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2019, 09:43 AM  
Q1 2019 Financial Reports - Pentax still not doomed.
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 178
Views: 12,709
It's not an opinion, just facts and/or statements made by Ricoh:
  • Sales went down 15.1% for the quarter and down 8.7% for the nine-month period

  • 'Earnings' (I presume they mean the operating result) 'rose despite sales falling from narrowing down of products' (:confused:)

  • 'Ricoh Theta and other products' (which ones?) 'performed well.'


Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2019, 09:22 AM  
Q1 2019 Financial Reports - Pentax still not doomed.
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 178
Views: 12,709
The reason is the sale of two businesses: semiconductors and logistics. See page #10 of https://www.ricoh.com/IR/data/pre/pdf/h31q3_1.pdf

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-05-2019, 06:15 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
Ahem!...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 03:37 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
Same here. This is the reason why I prefer the K10D.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 02:44 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
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The smc Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro (the first version, not the subsequent WR version) both had an aperture ring and supported the Quick-Shift focus system.

smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8 / Macro Lenses / K-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING

Same with the smc Pentax-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro.

smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 50mmF2.8 / Macro Lenses / K-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 02:31 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
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Thank you for rephrasing and explaining your point.

I will do the same on my side, taking into account you subsequent comments: could you please point out one Sony- (or Zeiss-) branded E-mount lens with such feature, i.e. an empty space of more than 2.5cm between the last element and the lens mount which would let suppose that this lens was first designed for a long-flanged SLR mount and then got an adapter tube grafted on?

I know of four such lenses but the corresponding space (less than the 2.5cm quoted above) is meant for allowing the use of a teleconverter, which protrudes inside the lens itself.
  • FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS

  • FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS

  • FE 70-200 mm f/4 G OSS

  • FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

One would find the same design feature in long lenses in SLR mount.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 12:04 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
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So you are talking about third-party lenses originally designed for DSLR mounts and then adapted to the Sony E mount (e.g. most Sigma lenses and some Samyang lenses.)

If so what you wrote is a tautology.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 11:39 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
Yep! Note the AOCO logo (Asahi Optical Corporation) on both the prism and the lens cap (Takumar-DA!)

The camera itself was a mere mock-up, a shell with wood inside.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 10:49 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
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KC would trigger a good laugh in French-speaking countries. KC = cassé = broken.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 10:17 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
I have the impression that the KP will be a one-off. I might be wrong though.

By the way, I'm not saying that there won't be any high-end APS-C DSLR with the Pentax logo any more; I'm just saying that, should Ricoh Imaging ever introduce such a camera, they won't name it K-3 III.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 10:12 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
Could you please point out one native E-mount lens (not a multi-mount third-party lens originally designed for SLRs and then adapted to E mount) with such feature?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 09:34 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
There is no such thing as the K-3 III, never has been, never will be.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 09:19 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
7am JST.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 07:02 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
I think an announcement of the Ricoh GR III before CP+ is almost a given. As a Japanese company CP+ in Yokohama is 'their' trade show and they can't nor shan't miss announcing and showcasing a product bearing their name, even if not 100% ready, just to introduce it a few weeks after.

The availability date could be deferred though (and potentially delayed if something happens at the very last stages of pre-production), thus explaining the wording used by Ricoh Imaging in their CP+ web page (prototype cameras being available for touching and trying and the product being under development).

Further clues are given by an email just sent out by a French retailer -the guy is a very capable salesman and has been a huge supporter of Ricoh for decades.



Translation:

As you've certainly heard, the third Ricoh GR, the GRIII, is about to be announced and marketed.
Many of us are waiting for this new version.
The global press release will soon tell us officially about all its features and of course its availability and price.
Anyway, it's a great pleasure for me to announce that Ricoh France have done me the honour of choosing l'Instantané
[=The Snapshot :) -that's the name of his outlet] for a presentation day, a national exclusivity.
Soon I will formally invite you to touch and try the Ricoh GRIII.
You will be the first to take it in hand and discover it.
Upon release of the press release, you will receive your invitation.
Be patient ! ;)

I look forward to having soon the pleasure of seeing you gathered around our favourite photographic companion.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-02-2019, 05:26 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
Generally speaking, yes, but the Pentax KP was announced four weeks before CP+ 2017.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2019, 06:00 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
De rien !

By the way, had the photo been taken at f/1.4, the transitions between in-focus and out-of-focus areas would have been much more brutal.

The aperture used is something like f/4.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2019, 05:53 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
The point is, the photo above was taken with a Rollei Carl Zeiss Planar HFT 85mm f/1.4 (1) (and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, sorry for that :o), famous non only for its bokeh but also for its triangular aperture. :)



(1) The Rollei Carl Zeiss Planar HFT 85mm f/1.4 is a lens made for 24x36 cameras in Rollei QBM mount (Quick Bayonet Mount): Rolleiflex SL35 / SL350 / SL35M / SL35ME / SL35 E, Voigtländer VSL 1 (BM) / VSL 2 Automatic / VSL 3-E and Rolleiflex SL2000F / SL3003 / SL3001.

It derives from the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 in Contarex mount.

I'll add that the Rollei Carl Zeiss Planar HFT 85mm f/1.4 has six elements in five groups, like the FA 35mm f/2 .:cool:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2019, 05:35 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
No, not at all (if you are replying to my riddle above). Besides the picture is taken at a medium aperture.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2019, 05:24 PM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 969
Views: 49,999
Those of you who seem to think there is a correlation between the rendering of out-of-focus areas, the smoothness (or lack thereof) of the transitions between in-focus and out-of-focus areas, etc. and the number and shape of the aperture blades, could you guess how many apertures blades the diaphragm of the lens that took the picture below is made of?

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