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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-27-2020, 05:15 PM  
Ricoh Imaging appointed global spokesperson
Posted By reh321
Replies: 106
Views: 9,562
and we’ll spent the next ten pages discussing what his attributes should have been.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2019, 02:10 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Kunzite
Replies: 3,487
Views: 267,104
The point of it?
People first complained that the mode dial can't be locked - they would move it by mistake. When they had a lock, they complained it was cumbersome.
That lever allows them to choose. They're still complaining, but about something else.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-21-2018, 05:48 AM  
Amateur Photographers (UK) Predicts End for Pentax
Posted By dc1500
Replies: 955
Views: 80,094
I've been using some sort of k-mount camera for decades. But we all fall for the hype in some way in the end. I have a K3 and recently (last couple of years) a Nikon D500. It is not a better camera all round. The media made me think the D500 was the ultimate camera in every way. The Pentax is better at some things and the Nikon better at others. This is true of almost every camera. You just have to choose what is best for you in your budget. Everything else is pretty meaningless. There is no doubt that the D500 get's a better press than it should and the K3 less publicity, especially when you take into account the Nikon costs nearly three times as much.

In the end it matters not how defensive we are, Pentax will survive if it makes a profit and it won't if it doesn't.
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-30-2017, 04:28 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By UserAccessDenied
Replies: 34,586
Views: 3,455,181
Do you have Lightroom?
I've recently incorporated Nik collection into my workflow. It's a remarkable collection or free tools to use in Lightroom and Photoshop.
To handle noise, I use Dfine2 from the Nik collection. You can manually adjust noise by using control points. Changing the view 'Mode' from [RGB] to [Contrast Noise Mask] you can see what areas will be affected by each control point.

The first image below is a shot at 300% - Hopefully you can see the pixels and the level of noise in the background.

The next 5 shots are the process in Lightroom/Dfine2

The last shot is post noise reduction in Dfine2, again at 300% for comparison.

Hopefully this helps a little... If you have Lightroom, or are considering it, I'd highly suggest downloading the Nik collection and seeing how it could tie into your PP workflow.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-27-2017, 06:04 AM  
Pentax KP Officially Announced, New Forum!
Posted By mecrox
Replies: 409
Views: 35,870
You do realize that your calls are also part of the ritual? Viz:

Rumours of a new camera provoke 3000-post threads, often involving cheese and Hitler

A new camera is finally announced

The end of Pentax is confidently predicted. Strange portents are detected in the night sky.

Doomsayers are ritually admonished. They will be driven out of the promised land.

Brave souls buy the new camera. Some even dare to say they like it.

Life resumes as normal ... but lo, what is that? Rumours of a new camera have been heard in the land ...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-26-2017, 09:12 AM  
Pentax KP Officially Announced, New Forum!
Posted By normhead
Replies: 409
Views: 35,870
The things I look for in the K-3 successor.

Faster burst rate.
Deeper buffer.
Better AF
Better High ISO performance.
Tilt screen.

The KP checks 3 of 5, and doesn't keep up with the first two. To me it looks like a K-5 replacement, and in that sense, would be a huge step up. Whether or not it's a K-3 replacement depends on your shooing style, but, it could be, depending on what you are looking for. If you don't shoot small birds and other wild life, it's quite possible you don't even care about those first two, and in which case, it's an improvement over a K-3 with no drawbacks.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-07-2016, 02:09 PM  
New Pentax K-70
Posted By jgnfld
Replies: 435
Views: 59,112
My 55-300mm PLM RE for my K70 came today. Went down to the park to try it out. I think I am going to be very satisfied with this lens. Very nice, very fast, very quiet AF both in AF.S and AF.C on a hunting sea hawk of some sort (osprey?). Nice textures on bronze. No trouble with moire with AA set to off even on closeup of duck in last pic.

Hate to get rid of it as it has given me much pleasure, but I think you will see my SMC DAL 55-300mm in the marketplace soon. This is just a MUCH superior lens.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2016, 03:32 PM  
Final Countdown to Feb 25th 2016 (CP+ 2016)
Posted By kenspo
Replies: 1,654
Views: 189,511
5D Mark III is also 4 years old. None of you know the prices yet, so wait until you actually know! And what you get before complaining on prices..
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-19-2015, 03:54 PM  
Pentax FF Teaser Updated
Posted By Riggomatic
Replies: 496
Views: 69,526
I just noticed the squirrel mode on the 2nd dial. :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2015, 07:24 AM  
D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Officially Announced
Posted By monochrome
Replies: 557
Views: 63,454
Oh for pity's sake - some people complain when Pentax rebadges a lens and asks more money for it just because the ring is green. Other people complain when they don't.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-23-2015, 12:15 PM  
Pentax FF spring 2016
Posted By boriscleto
Replies: 971
Views: 103,043
But these go to 11...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-23-2015, 05:44 AM  
18-135mm lens being discontinued?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 134
Views: 18,894
This is the internet, do we really have to pay attention to what you actually said? We prefer to just respond to what we think you might have said. :D
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 02-26-2015, 06:47 AM  
2015 Pentax Forums T-Shirt Design Contest
Posted By H. Sapiens
Replies: 367
Views: 62,961
Apparently people in the deep south of USA as well as the dark forests of Sweden feels threaten in their masculinity by the effect on light by a prism? I suggest we rub it in further by alluding to "alternative", "proud", "minority" (so forth) as much as possible [some smiley goes here but I am not sure which one to go for]
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-02-2014, 02:07 PM  
No K-60 rumors yet? expectations?
Posted By D1N0
Replies: 160
Views: 20,868
I'm dutch so i'm bound to miss a space now and then ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2014, 03:09 PM  
Lens price hike in Europe?
Posted By sivagriva
Replies: 43
Views: 4,763
Lowest price for a new one I've seen on web in EU is here :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-23-2013, 02:19 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge 118
Posted By atupdate
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048

Forum: Pentax K-3 11-22-2013, 07:23 AM  
Video IQ: Canon 70D v Pentax K-3
Posted By grispie
Replies: 7
Views: 2,624
probably it was a silver edition...
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-11-2013, 04:51 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By jac
Replies: 82,521
Views: 3,278,132
I am truly disgusted by Ricoh's flagrant abuse of my right to instant gratification. I was expecting something that was FF, could fit in my shirt pocket, could be operated by remote using satellite connection through GPS and came c/w adapters to fit all that CaNikon glass. Where is the propulsion system and Artficial Intelligence module that will save my from walking around in the country-side, getting my shoes muddy instead of sitting on the couch getting caffeine withdrawal? I didn't even see any sign 'the box' includes a set of stencils so that I can brand it with my own personal favorite name. In fact my Grandfather, who knew McLaughlin personally, almost never forgave him for selling out and letting his beauties be called McLaughlin - Buick.
With no hope in sight, me and my little KIIs will have to do things the hard way, auto focusing when applicable or (horrors) pre-focus at the kids games until my dreams are brought to fruition by Kodak, Polaroid or some other obscure outfit. Gawd knows what I'll do with the LX.
The K3 looks like great little camera. Had I not splurged on the IIs in July, I'd be suffering some serious CBA. (Actually I am but I'm fighting it with long walks in the fresh air with another great camera from the makers of Pentax.)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-19-2012, 12:20 PM  
K-r successor: K30
Posted By devorama
Replies: 653
Views: 104,614
It's not a blurred K-5, nor a SF-1. It's clearly a picture of a gorilla.

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