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Forum: Pentax K-70 07-08-2016, 07:10 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
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it seems we have some dates... Just hopes review(s) will come shortly as well :D
Pentax K-70 camera will start shipping on July 22nd | Pentax Rumors
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-07-2016, 04:03 PM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
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I agree... And I often curse that part of me so damn fussy when it's time for buying something this expensive...
It always takes me between 2 months to 1 year to buy something in tech area... Even that HC-X900... A whole year looking for every weakness I could find :o:lol:


I haven't expected anything from firmware upgrade already ^_^

What I feel it needs to be improved is AF and better lenses and both doesn't come so easy :/
But as you both said, I'll probably buy anyway Pentax on September... This K-70 and its whole ecosystem is a bang for the buck anyone can see :D
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-06-2016, 08:56 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
Replies: 63
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My inner soul don't want to admit it... But I feel you are probably right...
Also because, these two lenses were both used to shoot pictures which are located in the K-70 section on the official site...
If Pentax/Ricoh wasn't sure of their quality... They wouldn't be used :( / :)


Yep, you're probably right...
And even if I'm young and I have all life ahead, it's probably time to bring those money out of my wallet :D
I have already abstained for a whole year now (started looking for a K-5s II but at that time I was focused also on video) for a perfect system (for me) which never arrived... Time to bring the action ^_^
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-06-2016, 06:49 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
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(*as I know more that Pentax/Tokina 50-135 I'll use that as my point of reference)

:D maybe I'm too much used to the fast pacing of computer hardware... But a 9 years old lens for me is quite old tech...
I mean, back in 2007, we get a Canon 40D as a update tech, which got an APS-C with 10 MPixel APS-C sensor... And this lens was refered sharp fot that resolution...We have to wait some months more to have the first DSLR with video compatibilities... For me is kind of ages in technology industry... :)


'cause, with a bit of "self-love", I don't find that oustanding optically... And probably I'm not the only one :)
do not get me wrong. I find that lens (50-135) good and very interesting... but its AF seems to be not so good compared to newer lenses with more sophisticated AF system and its optical quality is not that good... it's soft, with those 20/24Mpixel sensors :/
So I prefer to use that adjective for, for example, those Sigma 18-35 and 50-100...

If I'm not wrong, that Pentax 50-135 share the same optical scheme to that Tokina 50-135...
There can be some differences and some lens variation between specific model of the same product, but I don't think it will change too much from that point you see in this video. Compared with that 18-35, for resolution and chromatic aberration... The gap is not small...















You Tube





ahahahahah or "get your gear out" cit. Matt Granger :lol:
you're probably right...

---------- Post added 07-06-16 at 06:57 AM ----------

*still can't find that edit button...

P.S. said that because that guy reviewed also this lens... A more fair comparison would be with the 50-100 with the same aperture (yet not reviewed) but it would not change much as resolution and chromatic aberration is better with that Sigma too.
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-05-2016, 10:40 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
Replies: 63
Views: 11,040
Wow, these are for sure great shots!
And I also already fell in love with that park by watching to a series of videos made by Chris Prouse who made me want to come there to camp and canoeing as she did for a week :lol:

anyway, thank you so much for your feedback!
At this point is clear I have to make up my mind and understand what I realy want/need and decide then accordingly...
For sure I'll buy used... but other than this... don't know... When I was looking to buy that Canon 760D, just right before the K-70 annuncment I was ready to buy that 760D with Sigma 18-35 and Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II... This Canon is extremely sharp, good AF and very cheap... Then that Sigma 50-100... So I could be able to cover what I need (a versatile telephoto + a zoom which cover 3 prime)... + maybe a Samynag 14mm for timelapses...

Now... I don't really know much...
I can buy Pentax 55-300 + Pentax 50-135... But then I'm a little bit worried about AF speed and resolution of that 50-150mm...
Otherwise I can buy that 60-250, it's good, but I still "need" to buy a prime... We'll see... Hope Photokina will bring something interesting also because those 50-135 and 60-250 are fairly old :D
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-05-2016, 04:36 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
Replies: 63
Views: 11,040
Uhm, I had a look at that Pentax 60-250mm and it's very interesting...
Plus, I already know that Tokina/Pentax 50-135mm and I fin that interesting too... Just hope they will update these lenses sometimes in the future...

I I was doubtful about buying Pentax as I couldn't find some interesenting telephotos... But know... You probably bought me to the Pentax cause :lol:
Just hope for that Sigma, but if they won't release that for this system, it won't be a problem anymore... I mean, I couldn't use that without a body with shake reduction... And know I can't use it if I buy Pentax... And it's far more easy that Sigma will release this lens for KAF4 than Canon and Nikon will add SR to their body :D
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-04-2016, 06:13 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
Replies: 63
Views: 11,040
Uhm you're probably right :D
That's a great advice from you...

I'm not interested in video, as I already have a Panasonic HC-x900 with Rode Videomic Pro which I still want to use... I'll lose something with DOF and noise in low light condition, but that's ok... Which constant aperture zoom do you recommend then to replace that Sigma 50-100? It's hard to find something as fast as that, but that probably doesn.t concern me much...


My skill is probably on par to that level at this moment :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-04-2016, 03:44 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By Sasha
Replies: 63
Views: 11,040
Hi guys!

As I said in the presentation (now maybe still pending for approval), I'm trying to figure out which system to buy to start shooting and I may ending choosing this camera. I'm also interested in those Sigma 18-35 and 50-100... The first one is already available for Pentax, the second one not.

Since with K-70 and that new aperture electronic system... Do you think it will be possible third party lens manufacturers will be more interested in making lenses available also for Pentax KAF4 system? It should be easier (cheaper) for them right?

I know nobody here have glass ball to look in :lol: I just want an opinion from you as I start being really interested to Pentax only since the K-70 presentation and I don't know a lot about Pentax system :)
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