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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,952
Hardly anybody needs a 500BHP car, but there is nevertheless a market for such vehicles. People like to own the latest and greatest, even if there is no practical use for it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,952
This is a myth.

Although I could have largely agreed with this comment when using my K-5, it most certainly does not apply to my K-3. True, I do not find myself in frequent situations where I need to take action shots, but it is not fair to dismiss Pentax' very good static AF just because the Continuous AF is lacking.

It may not satisfy all users' requirements, but it definitely satisfies those of some, and does so very well.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
DxO score for Pentax 645Z: 101!
Posted By bxf
Replies: 123
Views: 9,274
Interesting comment in the other site's reference to the DXO test, actually acknowledging the fact that the 645Z was the highest scoring camera from 2015 to present.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-16-2017, 04:44 AM  
Difference between HD DA 40mm f/2.8 40 (red) and DA 40mm f/2.8 (green) lens
Posted By bxf
Replies: 27
Views: 970
The Red band represents the newer HD coating, which is what you'd want. No idea as to why the older Green one would be more expensive - it shouldn't be.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-10-2017, 12:28 PM  
Pentax on Price is Right.
Posted By bxf
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
A government surcharge on writing implements.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-07-2017, 06:11 AM  
For Sale: Three lenses for sale, immaculate condition
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Fair enough, and thanks for the info. I do include shipping, in case this was missed.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-05-2017, 05:36 AM  
For Sale: Three lenses for sale, immaculate condition
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
No interest at all? I know prices are not low for US, but I believe reasonable for EU, given the initial high prices and excellent condition of the lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2017, 04:23 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 2,051
Views: 152,235
I was going to suggest a focusing distance of about 1mm, but this is better.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2017, 02:40 PM  
The Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8
Posted By bxf
Replies: 49
Views: 2,220
What's behind that tape?

Could be this:














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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2017, 04:28 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 2,051
Views: 152,235
So how do these latest super sharp lenses (Sigma Art, latest Zeiss) achieve their superiority? Are they radically new designs that nobody was able to formulate previously, or???
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-31-2017, 08:00 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By bxf
Replies: 474
Views: 39,494
What a coincidence. So was I!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-29-2017, 07:47 PM  
Comparing 17-70 to DA15, FA31 && FA77 - subjective throughts
Posted By bxf
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Really? Can you change your primes by simply turning a ring?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-29-2017, 03:21 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 2,051
Views: 152,235
Once again, Norm, in your somewhat typical fashion, you spoil the discussion with your pragmatism:):)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 01:28 AM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By bxf
Replies: 474
Views: 39,494
For those who are skeptical about the wisdom of a high quality APS-c lens: a time will come, if it hasn't already, when technology will reach a level where the advantages of FF over APS-c are reduced to a point of insignificance for some purposes. Establishing yourself as the strongest player in the APS-c field may turn out to be a very wise move.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 02:12 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,952
If you decided to distribute a pot of gold to everyone, someone would still find something to complain about. People are like that, and some simply need to be ignored.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-19-2017, 10:50 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,952
If your suggestion is implemented, this would be my greatest contribution to the entire PF site.:rolleyes::)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-19-2017, 05:55 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,952
I'm inclined to agree with the following:


Starting from scratch, with today's computerized lens design technology, is probably nowhere near as intensive process as it used to be. I expect that resource dedication and production costs are bigger issues.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-19-2017, 03:44 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By bxf
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,952
I'm not in the market for any new lenses, but I'm curious as to why it takes so long to produce one. Unless one is trying to create some new, radical design, why would it take a long time to construct a lens with a focal length that has been available for eons? One must assume that the reason is lack of dedicated resources and priorities.

I can understand the frustration felt by those who need something specific that is currently unavailable, but all they can do, other than switch teams, is wait. Those who simply want (as opposed to need) a lens, sometimes without even having a real intention of buying it, are making unnecessary negative noises.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2017, 11:29 AM  
HD lens coating -- bad name?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 27
Views: 972
This sums it up perfectly.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-07-2017, 07:30 PM  
Pentax video: is it really that lousy?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Oh, come on people! Don't you all know by now that all video taken with technology lesser than the current state of the art (and that includes all videos and films of previous years), is useless and totally unwatchable? Jeez!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2017, 06:58 PM  
Any more news on the new Tamron 16-300?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 91
Views: 19,224
OK, so it's agreed then: Pentax AF is what prevents people from taking good photos.

I knew it wasn't me!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-04-2017, 07:17 PM  
Exposure offset in exif?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Before I started using EXIFTool I was using another program, whose name I am unable to recall. I actually have a post in PF somewhere referencing that program, but it is a very old post and I can't see it. That program, if I remember correctly, actually showed an EV map of the various sections of the image.

Could be useful here, if I could only remember the name. It is old, and had not been updated for ages, hence lost popularity, I guess.

Got it! PhotoME is the name, but seems to not work on Win10 x64.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-04-2017, 11:55 AM  
Exposure offset in exif?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Am I misunderstanding something? EXIFToolGUI:
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-02-2017, 04:48 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By bxf
Replies: 42,123
Views: 1,450,550
What's a "K-3"?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-01-2017, 02:20 AM  
Blind test: Guess the lens (8 x 135mm)
Posted By bxf
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
I thought that even those who merely dared to try deserve some respect, let alone getting four correct. Very impressive.

Well done!
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