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Forum: Pentax K-3 10-24-2019, 04:20 AM  
My K-3 keeps forgetting time and date
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 9
Views: 477
It has happened several times. Lastly after the camera had been unused for two weeks with full battery (still full after two weeks). But I can take the battery in and out of the camera and it will remember the date...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2019, 05:18 AM  
information about new APSC
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 990
Views: 48,544
I shoot lots of landscape and don't want a flippable screen...
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-22-2019, 01:50 PM  
My K-3 keeps forgetting time and date
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Whats going on?:hmm:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2019, 06:31 AM  
Is a Fa*600/F4 Really worth it?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 64
Views: 1,993
Isn't the 560 better suited for astrophotography? It is after all a telescope design converter into an SLR lens....
Forum: General Photography 10-09-2019, 05:53 AM  
With so many great offerings from Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc., why do you choose Pentax?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 107
Views: 2,524
What great offerings?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-09-2019, 05:52 AM  
(Unconfirmed) Rumours on the next lens announcements
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 60
Views: 3,023
Trio? Sounds like bogus to me. There are only two old DA* 2.8 lenses. The third was released earlier this year. I cannot imagine it is already to be replaced.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-09-2019, 05:46 AM  
Pentax LX
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 33
Views: 1,508
I have the rare Dial Data back. Think I have the box for it somewhere too...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-09-2019, 05:42 AM  
Who here never, ever used the video mode?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 284
Views: 13,086
Only accidentally believing the camera was defective,...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-09-2019, 05:41 AM  
Pentax K1 the modern day equivalent to LX ?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 15
Views: 810
There is no modern counterpart to the LX...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2019, 05:40 AM  
Is a Fa*600/F4 Really worth it?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 64
Views: 1,993
I have never used the 560 but seems to be a great lens. The FA* 600/4 is not super sharp lens....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2019, 05:38 AM  
Pentax * lenses do they live up to the reputation and why
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 79
Views: 7,576
Possibly the only star lens not worth the star designation is the DA 16-50/2.8
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2019, 04:52 AM  
Is a Fa*600/F4 Really worth it?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 64
Views: 1,993
It is usable at F:4 but you'll want to stop it down as image quality increases visibly at F:5.6. In fact, I almost never used it wide open.
You should not underestimate the weight of the thing. It eventually ends up being left at home. Believe me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2019, 03:29 AM  
Is a Fa*600/F4 Really worth it?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 64
Views: 1,993
No, It isn't worth it. I owned one for 21 years and sold it for $2999.
I cannot imagine why anyone would choose it over the 560/5.6. The 600/4 weights more than twice as much as the 560mm, and no one will call the latter small and lightweight. It is an anchor. You cannot use it for any spontaneous encounter with wildlife. It is for shooting from hotspots in national parks or something but no such spots exist in my country.
A new 600/4 cost at least twice as much as the 560mm. Theres only one stop difference something that looses it significance in these times with great high ISO performance. The 40mm difference is not significant.
At 7kg the 600/4 needs a beast of a tripod. In fact a sturdy tripod for such a big and front heavy lens do not in exist in the real world; you'll need two point support, which isn't practical. This means that you need to increase the shutter speed anyway, using higher ISO than otherwise. You almost certainly can get away with lower ISO with the 560 and maintain sharp images.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-09-2019, 02:42 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 3,458
Views: 218,244
There already is a K2...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2019, 07:18 AM  
Only one Pentax dealer left in Norway?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 57
Views: 3,624
Its about time Fovi take over the distribution again....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2019, 03:02 AM  
Only one Pentax dealer left in Norway?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 57
Views: 3,624
One is enough. Others stopping selling Pentax only makes Fovi more viable. May they long survive....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2019, 03:01 AM  
Sigma stops K-Mount support
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 401
Views: 18,608
How is the image quality of this combination?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2019, 02:36 AM  
information about new APSC
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 990
Views: 48,544
Nikons AF people are former Pentax employees.....
I'm pretty sure part of the MZ-S AF system was from Nikon as well (or the other way around). AF point layout 100% identical.
If I'm not mistaken some Pentax lens designers also ended up at Nikon. The ones behind the 31 Limited and the FA* 200/4 Macro.....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2019, 09:04 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 3,458
Views: 218,244
Why would they unlabel such a button when every other button is labeled? It must be that the function of the button is something Pentax isn't willing to tell us about at this stage.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-12-2019, 06:17 AM  
Left the game a year ago - What's the news about Pentax products ?
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 48
Views: 3,267
I believe there is a 24/1.4 too.....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2019, 06:15 AM  
Sigma stops K-Mount support
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 401
Views: 18,608
I seriously doubt Nikon and Canon will discontinue or stall development in segments where they enjoy a huge marketshare...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-10-2019, 09:30 AM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 444
Views: 37,818
This lens punch above its weight. It is incredible to have the angle of view of a 450mm lens in 35/FF terms in such a small size and at such quality.
In the film days such things were science fiction.....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2019, 09:21 AM  
Finally confirmation from Sigma
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 89
Views: 6,546
Great news!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-06-2019, 02:22 PM  
Sony downward spiral continues, -20% camera customers, -11% $ sales
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 31
Views: 2,040
I believe it was because they had a fleet of IS lenses. Canon developed optical stabilization for film bodies and carried it over to digital. Sensor based stabilization was no option for film cameras...
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-14-2019, 07:54 AM  
Need advise on some lenses
Posted By Pål Jensen
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
The FA 75/2.8 is solid performer. I've only used it on film. The FA 120/4 macro is razor sharp.

Sample FA 75/2.8 Velvia 50. Midnight sun.



---------- Post added 07-14-19 at 04:57 PM ----------

The 33-55 is OK on film but I cannot imagine it is great on digital. It isn't the sharpest of lenses; particularly in the corners - but this is less of a problem for a cropped sensor. The 45-85 is significantly sharper. The 33-55 is great for its relative light weight.

Sample with the 33-55 645NII and Velvia 50

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