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Forum: Pentax KP 02-23-2019, 12:24 PM  
Does anyone try the video mode on KP?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Lol, to say my i-phone does the job is a slap to the face to any camera manufacturer and doesn't make any good to brands like Pentax who really needs to step up in this department. Anyway, Pentax still can be used as a B cam, it should be fine. I used to be Pentax advocate but my phone does the better job than my Pentax cam so I went with Sony A7iii to have both decent video and stills.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-01-2018, 12:27 PM  
Miscellaneous development at Ricoh Imaging
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 133
Views: 17,849
That's how it goes when the company tries to be super secretive, if they released controlled rumors, most eyes would be on those rumors, but now curiosity leads to all available information sources everywhere. Meaning every fart is being counted and examined :)
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-25-2018, 12:22 PM  
Photokina 2018 Q&A - What would you ask Ricoh?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 307
Views: 13,158
Is Ricoh Pentax marketing team happy with their selling of Sony A7III? I am quite satisfied with my new camera! only thing... it's not a Pentax...
putting sarcasm away...

Are there any hopes to see something that could go head to head with the likes of Fujifilm X-T3 and Sony A7III?

Could Ricoh Pentax consider adapting Samsung NX1 technologies and continue on where Samsung left just in K mount? Too much of a fantasy?

My best wishes to Ricoh Pentax. Even though I moved on to Sony, Pentax will always have special place in my heart cause Pentax made me love photography and all kinds of imaging.

If someone can tell Ricoh Pentax this: less secrets and more excitement would make things better ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-21-2018, 10:05 AM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 1,960
Views: 114,058
Let's hope it's something exciting. Pity a bit too late, already moved on. But one of many things Pentax is good at is to make people feel sentimental about the brand, you just keep on checking with hopes to see something wonderful from Pentax. (Marketing team should really consider some controlled leaks to keep people eyes on Pentax)

It must be either very up to competition new line of cameras or something very unique and different announced at Photokina. Keeping my fingers crossed for something exciting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2018, 08:58 AM  
CP+ 2018 Interview Question Suggestions
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 146
Views: 10,000
Is Ricoh planning to attract new generations of photographers and media content creators? What is their target audience in terms of their imaging devices?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-15-2018, 04:12 PM  
Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera detailed specifications leaked
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 389
Views: 38,122
I sincerely hope that these rumored specs are a joke, a prank to make competing brands laugh before they get crushed by something huge and unexpected. If not, then Ricoh just have beaten Canon with the most unexciting and boring "new" camera release ever.
I kind of hoped Ricoh to be innovative company and bring out Pentax technologies from being old fart. Keeping my fingers crossed for these leaked specs to be all wrong except for the ISO part.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-05-2017, 04:02 PM  
K-1 and its filming future?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 83
Views: 4,135
And people are worried about the not so exciting latest financial report results from Ricoh. Pentax users and Ricoh Pentax them selves instead of welcoming the market of today suggest to go with another brand. Shooting own legs and cutting off own hands.

Just make video on par with what is a standard today... But no... instead allow budget cellphones produce better video footage than a flagship Dslr. As much as some people insist on not accepting, video is now a mandatory function of any camera. Great cameras need all their functions to be great. 21st century and generations where every second person is somesort of photog and v-blogger. If Pentax is still so persistant to ignore importance of multimedia and focus on stills only, they have to make it in exceptional manner so that stills only would be really that awesome for the imaging people of today to take it masively.

For guys who tell to get a dedicated video cam. I shoot with Canon C100 mk2 and Sony Fs5 from time to time. While they are really great video cams and provides amazing experience for video making, Dslr and mirrorless cameras actually have many advantages over video cams. While on a budget, Dslrs and mirrorless cameras make great balance of compromises to be great tools for both stills and movie making. From what I see so many photographers keeps hitting the unexpected needs of video shooting and experience that moment "if only my Pentax cam did a little bit better video, I wouldn't need to get that other camera..."
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2017, 01:46 AM  
CP+ 2017 Pentax Interview Questions
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 214
Views: 15,845
Will Pentax ever consider catching up to the industry standards regarding video? While photography side is pretty much okay, would Pentax consider to reach at least Fuji XT2 level for video features?
What about speedy cameras for sports/wedding?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 02-02-2017, 07:37 AM  
The 4k video challenge
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 105
Views: 7,026
in the years when everything is turning to 4K and 8k technologies already are introduced, it would be a shame for a camera manufacturer to not offer a decent 4K video when a mid level cellphone can offer decent 4K video. Industry changed and it keeps advancing, so either the one offers something incredible and exceptional for the price or go with the industry and offer what now is considered a standard, meaning a DSLR is expected to be able to shoot video and the more time goes, the more 4k will be standard, we already are seeing hints of 6k and 8k coming to video oriented cameras. it won;t be that long for 4K to be considered a standard resolution while 8k will be high definition and what today we call high definition will be low definition. Canon tried to slow down the expectations of 4k videography in DSLRs, but Sony and Panasonic pushed the train so well it is hardly to be stopped. DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras found quite a huge market in video department. New generation expects a DSLR or Mirrorless camera to shoot good quality video. It is a natural evolution. Yes there are cinema cameras and they will be, but DSLRs are already used even for filming featured high end movies, their form factor found its uses and advantages. But there are more uses than that, video blogs, independent film making, you name it. which ever company was first to introduce video in a DSLR changed the whole industry in an unstoppable way. Today a camera that doesn;t shoot video is considered for a niche market. Expectations are getting higher and higher every day. Want it or not Ricoh Pentax is also getting these expectations.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2017, 06:17 AM  
Why I won't buy a KP.
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 113
Views: 9,426
Because Pentax wants me to go with another brand.
No decent updates in video department since Pentax K-01 times. This ruins the excitement. And as much as I love Pentax and qualities Pentax cameras have, this one tiny segment pushes me away from getting a new Pentax camera.
That is why I am not investing in Pentax KP or Pentax k1. What is more, probably my investment will go to another brand.
I am facing the need to upgrade my pc so who knows, maybe Pentax will release a camera I would have interest in by the time I will collect funds for a new camera. However, judging last 5 years, my hopes are no longer... still nice to see new developments from Pentax and I am happy to see KP getting so much attention all over the internet. Hopefully this cam will be a success and will bring in foundation for even more exciting innovations to Pentax brand.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-26-2017, 01:13 PM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 1,319
Views: 142,372
it is even more interesting to see none Pentax users defend it :)
Also I got some news emails about Pentax KP from sources that never ever mentioned Pentax before as far as I remember their content sent to me. Good to see Pentax shaking some grounds for attention. I wonder if it will get even more attention that K1 did?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-26-2017, 11:32 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 1,319
Views: 142,372
interesting to see this Pentax KP to get so much attention all over the internet. Something worked out pretty well, is it Pentax K1 being FF made people be interested in anything new coming from Pentax or all that is needed to get attention is high iso number?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 11:07 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 1,319
Views: 142,372
Looks interesting, but if no updates to video features to match at least Fuji X-T2, then unfortunately no deal. But the camera looks really interesting, many deals like on K1, hopefully it will be a speedy cam.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-24-2017, 03:42 AM  
Linux OS For Photgraphic Editing And Printing
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 88
Views: 6,694
Can't comment on photo printers but I used to work in a print house and we were seriuously considering Linux. Our printers were working out of the box with Linux showing estimates in how much toners we have left for printing. But the wall we couldn't break was the lack of software that could replace the likes of corel draw etc.

Currently I am full time Linux user and have no trouble at all. But I print pictures at photo print houses. GIMP is a very fine image editor while Darktable is perfect alternative for Lightroom in my eyes.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-13-2017, 03:27 PM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 1,319
Views: 142,372
Hopefully it will be something exciting.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 01-07-2017, 05:16 AM  
What do you guys do for video?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 180
Views: 10,996
I cannot argue the Pentax K1 being absolutely stunning for stills and when invested in Pentax K1 and also having many K mount lenses it is not easy to let it go. And that is normal. But for those who didn;t invest as much, switch is easier. For example I have Pentax k30 and a couple of Pentax autofocus lenses, the rest are legacy lenses. If I need higher end Pentax glass I have a couple of sources to rent them from. I now am looking to do upgrade, cause I now am facing the need for a FF sensor and also I need decent video recording. So it's a headache, if Pentax K1 had decent enough video capabilities, there would be no thinking, I would go with it and that is it. But unfortunately for my needs even Nikon D750 makes a better choice than Pentax K1. I mean speed for documentary style shooting and decent enough video features. That is when accepting a lot of compromises. Now if Sony A7 mk3 would come in similar speed as A99mk2 and video features similar or tiny bit better than a6500, then it is the one tool to strive for. On the other hand, if Pentax K1 had what Fuji XT-2 has for video( and there are lots of compromises, but it is good enough for many projects),then I would go with Pentax K1 any time. I love Pentax.

Of course to have an opportunity to go with RED or Panasonic Varicam or BlackmagicDesign Cinema cameras or Sony F5 would be great, but those are another league and designed for serious productions, while DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras proved to be very usable and good solutions for many video projects that photogs are mostly asked for. Even for independent film making DSLRs proved to be this pretty much perfect tool to go with when on low budget. Not to mention that DSLR form factor proved to have some advantages over dedicated cameras. And I am saying this from personal practical experience.

Anyway, hopefully Pentax will do something about video soon, legacy photographers might not need video at all, but new generations need it.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 01-06-2017, 03:26 PM  
What do you guys do for video?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 180
Views: 10,996
The problem is that they are taking too much time, by the time they will make decent 1080p industry might be already 8k. I love Pentax DSLRs and the quality they bring, I so wished Pentax K1 to be my FF DSLR of choice, but their ignorance of video features pushes me to go with another brand. But if I do so, will I look back? I doubt it, because when the one invest into system, lenses and accessories, the one no longer bounces. I mean currently I am not a person who can jump ship as if changing socks. I just hope that Pentax will manage to offer stills cameras future proof. It doesn;t look like they will do anything video semi-serious any time soon (praying to be wrong), not much is asked in terms of video features, something similar to Samsung NX1, Fuji XT-2 or Sony a7R2, these cameras give this good enough for majority who are to do both stills and video. Lumix GH5 is a whole new landmark, but it is also aimed for very serious use. I guess Pentax won;t bother to go this advanced, but more love for video would be very welcome.

I always used to consider Japan and China to be those countries that are pretty much tomorrow today. but Pentax point of view sometimes doesn;t seem to fit that entirely.
Well anyway, for now the most common practice is to go with Lumix GH4 or Sony a7s for video shooting and loyal Pentaxians use Pentax for photography tasks, that is until they just migrate to one system that gives both worlds for those who often have to deal with stills and video services and projects.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 01-06-2017, 01:44 PM  
What do you guys do for video?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 180
Views: 10,996
Pentax wants you to buy Sony cameras. I kind of lost hope. Even Fuji accepted the importance of video features in today's market. But not Pentax.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 10-23-2016, 04:55 PM  
Pentax K-3ii video
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
I think Ricoh Pentax just don't want new customers in their business. Not to mention they like pushing people into buying competitor's products. Honestly majority of photographers nowadays don't even consider cameras without decent video capabilities. Decent video = greater performance for stills too.

I am on a search for an upgrade and unfortunately it's not going to be Pentax camera anymore. Scariest thing even Nikon got into the list of consideration, but not Pentax. I so love Pentax about everything except video and it's the only reason my eyes are on other brands. I guess Pentax marketers see lots of fortune income when loosing clients. Less people complaining about video, less lenses and camera body sales. What could be better...

Apologies for my sarcastic point of view. It's just upsetting to move on to another brand especially when it needs only to be a bit more speedy for wedding photographers and decent enough for economy class video production houses. Even Fujifilm recognized that. Pentax is the only one left with outdated video specs if we don't count Sigma cameras.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2016, 11:45 AM  
Ricoh Theta SC camera specifications leaked online(No 4K)
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 20
Views: 3,125
Ricoh Pentax should really consider improving video codec. Theta S has good chances for application in various multimedia projects, life style and other kind video blogs etc. But codecs Ricoh Pentax choose are killing.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 08-12-2016, 02:41 PM  
Survey with shutter count and aperture block or shutter failure.
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 256
Views: 32,024

mine is:
Camera PENTAX K-30
Shutter Count 35,416
Manufacture Date 2012:06:30

SO far seems to be working pretty good, no troubles faced yet, except dust getting on the sensor, Pentax should really get rid of DR and make all cameras DRII or DRIII (?) driven for dust removal system, you know, the one that matches ultrasonic vibrations like in Pentax K3. Aperture seems to work well, shutter works nicely, shake reduction is working, buttons and wheels are good, still enjoying taking pictures.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-12-2016, 12:48 PM  
New Pentax K-70
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 435
Views: 55,533
Well that moire is definitely something not suitable even for making home videos. hopefully next model to come will offer something the one could be excited regarding video. If not low video performance, Pentax k70 would really be one of the best choices for enthusiasts making various imaging applications.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-07-2016, 12:55 PM  
Why can't Pentax do something like Fuji did with X-T2?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 86
Views: 6,580
I think our best bet would be the successor of Pentax K3 mk2 to come with a better processor and more fancy video features than any current Pentax DSLR or they would release another FF body model, I suspect Pentax K1 would need a redesign from it's core to support 4k, Ricoh didn;t look into the future in this regard, but got many other things right for their FF at least. But I think they won;t release any new FF body anytime soon, would love to be wrong though.

So the only small hope is Pentax K3 mk3, they already released K70 which is nothing on par to anything in competition for video these days. So looking at all lines that are left not updates is either 645z successor ( completely doubtful to do anything about video nor the price point would be attractive, people would go with the RED video cameras for the price, makes much more sense for video making) while Pentax K3 mk3 could be it. But Ricoh Pentax likes to sell cameras of other brands too. so it would be really surprising to see Pentax upping the game in video section. They could have done it with K70 already. But judging from their "innovation line" models, K3mk3 might come with built in wifi, swivel or vary angle LCD, leds like on K1 and a new APS-C sensor similar to the one in K70 (with phase detect on the sensor) and probably a 5 axis image stabilization and again mediocre video. But surely for stills what comes next will be exciting and fantastic.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-08-2016, 08:21 AM  
Why can't Pentax do something like Fuji did with X-T2?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 86
Views: 6,580
okay guys and girls, just keep this thread civilized with no flame wars :) some people got my point. I thought by posting in Pentax Video forum I will avoid videophobic persons, but since I didn;t my answer is: guys, if you so don;t want video in Pentax DSLRs you have an option, Nikon released a perfect camera for you, it is called Nikon Df, it's sales are not so great so you can help Nikon out by buying this perfect pure photography camera. Or you could also buy Simga cameras, if I am not mistaken they are also not very much into anything video. I think we all need to realize that evolution is happening we want it or not. When cellphones turned into multifunctional devices did we want to pay for mp3 and cameras built in them? At first there were many skeptical people, but now almost no one consider a cellphone that would be with only 5 megapixel camera, could not connect to wifi, would have no media playback abilities. DSLRs proved to be very good cameras for video making. That is it, now people have expectations and wishes.

I wish to stay a Pentax user and would like to see a line of cameras that had decent enough video features. There are many cases where DSLRs and mirrorless proves to be a better choice even than a dedicated video camera. Fujifilm did it smartly, they realized that they need to step up in video department and did one camera with decent video features which might introduce a line aimed for future, they also recently released new X Pro model which skipped on videography stuff. Pentax could do exact same thing, they released K1 and also have 645z, why not release a semi pro innovation aimed body line with decent video features?

To those who suggested go with another brand, I am considering this, but think how it affects you, I go to another brand, one employee at Ricoh looses a portion of his salary, so this person has to postpone something on a project he/she is working. It might be a very desired new lens you been waiting for ages. It may be a new image processor that would make your taken pictures incredibly richer in color rendition. On the mean time Ricoh has better success and sales with Theta, new model is rumored to have 4k, Theta could be a tool used for now popular VR content creation. So instead of marvelous brand new awesome Lens you were dreaming about, or instead of K1 mark 2, you get to enjoy Theta X. A product you have no interest in because it has 4k video! And lets assume I went with Fuji or Sony, I invested in this system, got decent lenses, spent there around 5k, it would not be easy to win me back to Pentax. Any normal marketeer and brand would want to see those 5k go to their account, not competition.

If not my financial situation unexpected shift, I would probably be a sony a7 line user for 5 days now.
I am not ranting just to rant. Pentax needs to know that their user base also has video guys, indie filmmakers, who are hungry for a Pentax DSLR or mirrorless with decent video features. Not asking to turn every single DSLR into video camera, just one line with decent and competitive video abilities.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-08-2016, 04:00 AM  
Why can't Pentax do something like Fuji did with X-T2?
Posted By Danas_Anis
Replies: 86
Views: 6,580
So today I took a look at what Fuji offers with their X-T2. We know that Fuji is really a stills photography oriented brand when it comes to their cameras. But even they managed to improve dramatically for video guys.

4K 1.17x 3,840 x 2,160 5,120 x 2,880 100Mbps
FULL HD 1.0x 1,920 x 1,080 3,000 x 1,687 100Mbps

Film Simulation modes are available during video recording. Movie shooters can enjoy extra creativity, without the need for lengthy post-production, including monochrome video in ACROS and documentary-themed tones in CLASSIC CHROME. You can also change settings such as aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation while recording video.

And then

Video can be output via HDMI during recording, allowing you to simultaneously check footage on the camera's LCD monitor or EVF and an external monitor. The data can even be recorded onto an external recorder as you film in the uncompressed format. As for 4K movie, you can choose log gamma "F-Log" to record a wider dynamic range than normal video mode.

Also focus peaking is available during video recording.

If Pentax came up with these specs next to the already fascinating features for stills photography, Pentax would come up with pretty much ideal camera that the one could expect from Pentax.

I beg you Ricoh Pentax, K3 mark 3 with similar video specs for this autumn. Photography is fine as it is in your latest cams. Don;t sleep and upper your game in a field you lag behind against almost all other brands.
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