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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-16-2015, 06:45 PM  
Good Grief! This MUST be a Hurricane Katrina victim!
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
It's got a retractable hood AND Full-frame ready,,, it'll look 'good' on the new Pentax Full Frame.

The contrast of the' Old' versus the' New',, so any of you guys plan on getting the new FF? A ready 'cheap' lens is just a click away
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-27-2014, 02:19 PM  
Pentax Web Store Q7 deal
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 6
Views: 943
..also the FA 31 at $773!!, BUT only for Americans, no option at check-out for other countries
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-01-2014, 12:10 PM  
RAW image developing comparison
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 20
Views: 2,546
Hi vzbx

I tried a similar test 2 years ago with the similar 3 software(exception being SilkyPix Dev Studio Pro 5 and forgot the Adobe Raw version?? at that time) and had the same impression. I was floored by how good the SilkyPix Raw converter was, the pics were noticeably better. I'm no 'raw file' converter expert so maybe others can chime in and explain whether or not it's the default settings in Adobe or Pentax Utility software that made the differences or that the SilkpyPix software is simply awesome.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 03-14-2014, 09:31 AM  
Best screen ever for manual focus : Canon ee-S!!!
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 769
Views: 173,767
...If the shim is thinner than the correct value, you get back focus, if the shim is thicker than you get front focus
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-13-2014, 09:43 PM  
Interesting article: Color and different sensors CMOS vs CCD
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Good read rrstuff, let's see if Pentax takes the same level of care and time to properly 'cook their color sauce' on the new 2014 Pentax 645D.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-24-2013, 02:03 PM  
What's sweetspot of DAL 18-55mm kit lens?
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Guys,

Yes there are 2 versions, 1st version; 12 elements in 9 groups ,, 2nd version; 11 elements in 8 groups,

Here's a review that more closely resembles my experience with the 2nd version lens(DAL has same formula), sharpest at 18mm F8 for center sharpness and F5.6 for edge to edge sharpness. Always keep in mind there's alot of sample to sample variation and your copy may not have the same results. It would be best if you test your lens yourself and see where the 'sweet spot is'.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-smc-da-18-55mm-ii-f-3-5-5-6-ed-al--...s-review-14951
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-22-2013, 09:49 AM  
What's sweetspot of DAL 18-55mm kit lens?
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
On mine the lens is sharper towards the wide (18mm) and at that focal range F8 gives sharpest centers and F5.6 for edge to edge
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-04-2013, 12:06 AM  
Poll: Blind test: K-3 vs K-5 IIs
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 216
Views: 64,958
I picked 'file 1' for K3. If you look closely, 'file 1' has a sharper center region whereas 'file 2' has sharper left and right sides, the focus maybe abit off??
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-01-2013, 01:38 PM  
Pentax da 15 hd / smc
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 62
Views: 18,188
Thanks for the dng uploads mooeep.

In terms of sharpness, contrast, flair, colour etc. both are very close, tough to pick a 'clear' winner, the HD clearly has a minimal effect according to your shots. But the 'starburst' on the SMC version is so obviously better. Maybe the engineers at Ricoh thought the SMC 'sun-bursts' and 'star-bursts' needed to be tamed?! :mad: Don't know if those guys read PF and see that we all like the star-sun-bursts, instead they gave us a 'messy light blob'.

I'm glad to of pick-up the SMC DA15 from Adorama for $500. The SMC version will definitely hold it's value.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10-23-2013, 08:45 PM  
K-3 Manual available for download
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 28
Views: 6,104
Yup, it's quite a gripping read!! The author is not listed, I'm guessing 'Robert Galbraith' ;)
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10-23-2013, 05:01 PM  
K-3 Manual available for download
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 28
Views: 6,104
What about 'in audio and or braille' for the blind!! Gee Ricoh what were you thinking! Very disappointing :fedup:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-23-2013, 04:37 PM  
K3 Manual available
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 32
Views: 5,598
Nice, thanks for the heads-up Dave
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-22-2013, 06:49 PM  
Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art Review
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 7
Views: 3,999
Whoaa, that lens is too big,, if only Sigma would release their new 30mm F1.4 DC HSM in a K-mount. It costs less and is lighter(435g). Test reports on other mounts show it's a very good lens.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-15-2013, 07:49 PM  
Save up to $150 on Pentax DA limiteds at Adorama
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 35
Views: 7,961
I'm not waiting, just ordered the DA15 from Adorama :D, too bad they don't list the quantity they have left, be nice to know.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10-08-2013, 04:03 PM  
Pentax K-3 Hands-on and Sample Photos
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 116
Views: 57,267
Excellent question, does anyone know?

Certainly more detail than is needed, I think she needs to moisturize and shave.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10-08-2013, 03:03 PM  
For those not pre-ordering... when will you buy?
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 65
Views: 6,591
Same attitude as you 2.

The new specs and features are quite good, but I want to see actual use and revierws in the field by other snappers 1st. Besides the price is bound to drop in 12 months, My K-5 is plenty good for now.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10-07-2013, 08:59 PM  
Pentax K-3 Hands-on and Sample Photos
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 116
Views: 57,267
Frank, great 1st impressions. So-far there doesn't appear to be any negatives, even with the pre-production firmware!
How's the AF?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-06-2013, 02:41 PM  
K-3 pictures: front, side and back (aka it definitely is a headphone jack)
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 636
Views: 96,040
So Ricoh puts in a headphone jack but still leaves the k-mount crippled!?

How much would a 'stop-down coupler' add to the costs? 1 -2 $$
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-05-2013, 10:12 PM  
K-3 pictures: front, side and back (aka it definitely is a headphone jack)
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 636
Views: 96,040
Before taking out the plunge
1.) Wait for all the final specs and features
2.) Wait for some test reports
2.) Wait for 2nd production run after feedback from 1st group of buyers(field testers)

then maybe buy
Forum: Pentax Q 10-05-2013, 09:23 PM  
Tokyo Story - A Pentax Q7 real world review
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 67
Views: 30,046
Amazing stuff Pinholecam!, Great to see someone who has 'master' control of his Q7 :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-05-2013, 07:20 PM  
Pentax/Ricoh: De-cripple the K-mount! PETITION
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 502
Views: 65,782
The leaked pictures of the K-3 without any lens mounted, don't show the mechanical stop-down coupler/indicator (at 2 o'clock)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-05-2013, 11:37 AM  
Pentax/Ricoh: De-cripple the K-mount! PETITION
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 502
Views: 65,782
Well, with the pics of the K-3 finally showing up, that's is not gonna happen with this release...... maybe on the future FF 'K-1' ;)??!!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-05-2013, 09:15 AM  
K-3 pictures: front, side and back (aka it definitely is a headphone jack)
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 636
Views: 96,040
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-05-2013, 07:16 AM  
New image of K-3!?
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 538
Views: 101,415
Nice to finally see good quality pics, what about the 'top' and 'right' side views?

edit, the new thread has more activity and comments on the new pics. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/238763-k-3-pictures-fr...hone-jack.html
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-03-2013, 06:46 AM  
another new image of K-3!?
Posted By Slice Of Light
Replies: 490
Views: 106,290
You guys are all wrong, haven't you been up on the 'news' in the past few months??

The 'hump' is where the NSA has installed the wireless transmitter to transfer all the pics taken be sent directly to their new data center in Utah. They're starting with Pentax and rolling it out to the Canikon later on.

Happy snapping for the NSA, hehe
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