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Forum: Sold Items 05-03-2019, 07:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 67 Super Takumar 105/2.4; Pentax 67 165/2.8
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Bump! Still available?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-05-2019, 09:38 AM  
FF mirrorless adoption super slow
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 142
Views: 6,185
I love my K-1 but I don’t fully understand the angst and grumpyness that is notable on PentaxForums towards mirrorless. I know that it gets played up as a zero-sum game (DSLRs are dead and only mirrorless will exist in the future) so I guess that could feel threatening. DSLR isn’t going anywhere... especially (it seems) here in Pentaxland. It does seem silly to deny that there are some advantages generally with “mirrorless” cameras but it also seems that just like many types of cameras have coexisted for many decades, so will DSLRs and mirrorless. I think it might turn out to be short-sighted for Ricoh to not offer (read: not REPLACE) a mirrorless as that cuts out a segment of photographers who will look for that... but as we know, their resources are what they are so they push forward. No one will pry anyone’s DSLR out of their hands. Again, not sure where the concern comes from.

And since it was mentioned, I think the Panasonic S1 is actually the mirrorless camera that Is most like Pentax of all released (maybe the one they should have made, mount aside.) it’s built like a tank, stabilized sensor, overall good ergonomics, highest res EVF on the market (I could focus all my old manual lenses with accuracy at eye-level.) Sure, it won’t be for everyone and just like the K-1 won’t be either, they don’t have to. They legitimately have their own place.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-31-2019, 05:34 PM  
Worth getting a Pentax MX-1 if you already own a Q?
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 25
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Testing my MX-1, I found that the bulb stopped after 30 secs, no matter how long I held it down... maybe it’s a setting that I missed but that was my xperience.
Forum: Sold Items 03-14-2019, 05:50 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm f/3.5
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
PM Sent
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-08-2019, 12:26 PM  
Another positive K-1 “review” (Mattias Burling)
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648

He has also reviewed the KP and Q system. A straight forward user-experience look at the camera.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-31-2018, 07:13 AM  
Fujifilm XT-3 @ Photokina the Apsc G9
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 16
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-31-2018, 07:04 AM  
Panasonic to enter Full Frame mirrorless market...
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 155
Views: 7,292
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-31-2018, 06:36 PM  
$1,953 for A* 135/1.8 (also apparently 12% additional off) at Keh
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
This is about what they’ve been going for on eBay... with, of course, the added “bonus” that it is from Keh (generally good rep) vs someone unknown on eBay.

In 9+ years on this forum, I have never seen one in the marketplace... I might have missed one but I don’t think there have ever been many.

I’ve been watching this particular one but... despite wanting it, it is so hard to justify at that price. But that is the price of admission at this point and there’s no chance of it getting cheaper in the future. I, like Monochrome, opted to put my budget towards the new 50mm.

I certainly hope that who ever ends up with it posts some photos here... photo samples (especially on modern cameras) are basically nonexistent (which makes evaluating its potential/value even harder to determine.)

---------- Post added 07-31-18 at 09:44 PM ----------

By the way, I still absolutely love my F 135mm 2.8, which gives lovely color and out-of-focus backgrounds.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-30-2018, 04:05 PM  
Official Pentax K-1 Summer 2018 Giveaway Discussion Thread
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 329
Views: 12,470
five minutes past the hour and still 24 spots left?
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-30-2018, 04:00 PM  
July Pentax K-1 Giveaway: Raffle Thread 4, 23:00 UTC, July 30, 2018
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 68
Views: 5,058
Here's to hoping I make it! Thank you!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-27-2018, 11:47 PM  
A Fat Fifty Thread by Wheatfield.
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Thanks for sharing. Love the detail coming through on the first image with the frogs.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 07-27-2018, 10:32 PM  
Rebuilding the mirrorless
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 80
Views: 7,643
That is the heart of it though, isn't it? I mean, both OVF and EVF have their pluses and EVF's have gotten good enough where they don't distract from the process (at least for me.) I'm not saying that I want the next K-1 to have an EVF, but in a perfect world, I would love for Pentax to give me an EVF (camera) option. I am one of those people who has a ton of Takumar, M, and A series lenses and I can work with them with live view, but there are plenty of times where I would prefer to focus at eye-level. I would also rather give my $$ to Pentax vs buying other (Sony) options.

First world contemplations, I know.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-27-2018, 10:22 PM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 1,660
Views: 161,006
Sinister: I know its back from the beginning of the month, but just saw it now. You really hit an evocative look. Makes me think of old postcards. Nice photo all on its own.

Was it Classic Chrome or your own recipe?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-27-2018, 10:11 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 3,268
Views: 334,588
As I'm sure you may have read, the nice thing I have found is once you set up everything the way you like, you really rarely have to go all the way into the menus to change the things you need on a daily basis. The super control panel is your friend.

Ask questions here if you get stuck on anything.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-27-2018, 10:06 PM  
The Way They Were: old Konica brochure
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 13
Views: 970
I appreciate you sharing. While Pentax has always been my main system, I had a relative gift me a Konica camera and some lenses over ten years ago. That was just before mirrorless launched and all the old lenses could be adapted to modern cameras so the ebay prices were still very low and not a lot of info was available. I had some fun experiencing a different system but ended up selling most of the lenses after a couple years (did get to try a few on the original Sony A7 and they definitely had their own look to them.)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-27-2018, 09:18 PM  
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 1,144
Views: 93,593
If only Pentax could offer a firmware update that would allow the camera to do a different "light show" depending on which lens you mount.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-27-2018, 09:12 PM  
Full Lunar Eclipse and the 645Z
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Looking forward to some photos now that the event has passed. Hope it went as planned.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-27-2018, 08:53 AM  
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 1,144
Views: 93,593
And just to note, I have tried the new D-FA 50mm on the K-01 and it works just fine... at 1.4 (unlike the older lenses, it is not completely stopped down when idle, it is aperture wide-open.) So, as long as you don't mind all your shots being wide-open, it works fine on the K-01. Auto focus is noticeably quicker, even on that body. Lens is sharp right from 1.4, so really no issue.

Some MIGHT argue that if you're paying this much for a lens, why would you shoot it at anything other than f1.4 (half said in jest.)

---------- Post added 07-27-18 at 11:56 AM ----------

As noted by others though, the size is not small... though to be honest, not as terribly unbalanced as you might imagine. Realistically though, I doubt I would find MANY reasons to use the new lens regularly (on the K-01) over the excellent DA* 55mm which, at least with my copy, is about 90% of the new lens but at around $400 (or under... an amazing bargain compared to what I paid years ago.)

(and though a very small difference, I've always liked 55mm vs 50mm...)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-26-2018, 07:33 AM  
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 1,144
Views: 93,593
That is what the AW is for...

In fairness, I have found that while some of my lenses might be AW, my body (person, not camera) is not always up to full AW status.

Hope the lens gets sent out soon for you all.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-25-2018, 03:20 PM  
Is it a good idea to produce MX-2 with 1" BSI sensor?
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 29
Views: 2,145
Love (for what they are) both the MX-1 and Q system. And while I would love to see an update to the MX-1, I don't think that is where the industry is at this point. Even with it being (partly?) outsourced, Olympus never made a follow up to their model that the MX-1 shared so many specs with and really, nobody else is making them either. Seems like the Sony RX100 series is about the only thing really out there. Also add in the seemingly limited production capabilities of Ricoh and at this point I'm just hoping to see another Q camera some day...

Fortunately my existing kits of both are still working so I guess I will be content.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-24-2018, 05:23 AM  
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 1,144
Views: 93,593
Placed my order yesterday and it is now sitting at my local UPS hub waiting to be picked up. Still four in stock at Amazon for anyone that "can't wait."
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 06-29-2018, 07:07 PM  
A K-1 will be given away tomorrow, June 30th!
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 833
Views: 33,981
Good luck all!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-30-2018, 08:31 AM  
Im speechless kmount with fuji medium format
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 17
Views: 2,894
I am a longtime Pentax shooter that bought a GFX from a forum member last fall. I have (I am guessing) the same Kipon adapter the OP mentioned. I have tested over 50 K mount and m42 mount lenses and many of them work surprisingly well. Many primes between about 28mm and 150mm will cover the “full” G medium format frame. It’s a lot like using the APS-C DA lenses on the K-1.

Now, to be clear, the corners are often less-than-sharp with some vignette. But if you’re not shooting something where your extreme corners need to be sharp you would never notice. I’ve also started using A-series 645 and 6x7 lenses, which of course fully cover the sensor. The biggest surprise was that the FA* 24mm f2 actually did pretty well (again, with appropriate expectations concerning extreme corners) and that works out to be about a 19mm f1.6 equivalent. My most used lenses adapted this way are the three amigos: 31mm f1.8 (24mm f1.4,) 43mm f1.9 (34mm f1.5,) & 77mm f1.8 (61mm f1.4.)

I have installed the new firmware with the crop mode but haven’t used it yet. I will mostly stick to cropping in post if needed.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-19-2018, 11:53 AM  
Mattias Burling gives the Pentax Q and Qs1 a big thumbs up
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 21
Views: 3,777
I have long enjoyed his videos and had been eagerly awaiting this since he teased it in his previous video. If you like videos like this, definitely check out his others. He is also a big fan of the Ricoh GR (though that generally has a decent fan base whereas the Q community is a bit more Quiet.)
Forum: Sold Items 03-16-2018, 11:08 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Price Cut: SMC Pentax-A* 645 300mm F4 ED [IF] w/Caps & Case
Posted By sunny16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Bump for an awesome looking lens! Not sure about size differences, but seems like one that would adapt nicely to many different formats.
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