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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-18-2020, 08:18 PM  
New Leica M10 Monochrom, B+W only, will U buy ?
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-18-2020, 09:14 AM  
Am I getting this right?
Posted By Winder
Replies: 33
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Most of the people buying the Canon RF and Nikon Z mount are existing Canon and Nikon users who already have a collection of Canon and Nikon glass so demand for 3rd party glass is low. This is also why the Canon and Nikon lens roadmap has been odd. Until Canon and Nikon sell more mirrorless bodies we aren't going to see a lot of 3rd party support. It's all about money. When there are enough people using Canon and Nikon mirrorless bodies we will see 3rd party glass. Fuji seems to have hit a sweet spot with glass and cost. Fuji has filled out the line-up and offers lenses at a price Fuji users like. Zeiss tried to make Fuji X-mount glass but it never sold well. There doesn't seem to be a big market for 3rd party glass for Fuji X-mount.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-13-2020, 03:26 PM  
Paul C Buff Finally Introducing a New Pro-Grade Light
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Paul C. Buff, Inc. | LINK Flash Unit

I've been using Einstein lights for many years and they have always performed really well. Customer service is awesome, but I live in Nashville so I just stop buy their office when I need something. I'm glad to see they are finally introducing some new products.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-12-2020, 10:05 AM  
Canon shifting their focus on intoducing mirrorless glass rather than DSLR glass
Posted By Winder
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The 1D series is not a high sales volume camera. Its a flagship. It won't have much impact on the numbers and its probably the last or second to last of the 1D series that will be released. I think the mount will continue to be supported for years and years to come. There are too many lenses and too much 3rd party support for the system. Really Canon is to the point where they have completed the system and they can work on a 2nd system.


I think the new RF system has a lot of potential and I like what Canon is doing with the lenses. Canon's problem is that they have been comfortable & lazy for the last 10 years (poor management). You have to go back to the 5DII to find a camera that really was innovative for its time. Canon use to be an innovative company. EOS-3 and EOS/RT were great cameras (I owned both). The 5D (original) was my first FF digital and for its time it was a great value. But since those days Canon has been trailing Nikon and more recently Sony when it comes to innovation. Canon had an early advantage with sensor technology and AF. Where Canon made a big mistake is that they didn't sell sensors to others. They thought that by keeping it to themselves they could stay on top of the market. That of course left a vacuum in the industry and Sony stepped up and filled it. By selling sensors to anyone and everyone Sony has been able to take advantage of volume and has had the cash to re-invest in R&D to the point they dominate the market. Its a position that Canon could have been in if they had better management. Maybe the Fuji-Sumsung collaboration will provide some competition. Tower-Jazz makes great sensors capable of great image quality. Someone needs to challenge Sony sensors and keep pushing them forward and it doesn't look like it will be Canon.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-11-2020, 10:03 PM  
Canon shifting their focus on intoducing mirrorless glass rather than DSLR glass
Posted By Winder
Replies: 26
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Writing has been on the wall for a couple of years. Unless Canon can come up with a hybrid OVF that can bring the accuracy and speed of mirrorless to the DSLR, the DSLR is going to fall behind mirrorless in market share. The OVF and mirror are the problem when it comes to moving the technology forward. People my have personal and subjective opinions about the user experience of the OVF/EVF, but as far as advancing camera technology and opening up more option for photography the OVF is a limitation.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-06-2020, 02:51 PM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By Winder
Replies: 987
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We are all waiting. Don't have much choice.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-05-2020, 09:17 PM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By Winder
Replies: 987
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O'well. Maybe next year.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-05-2020, 09:13 AM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By Winder
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Has there been any update on the release of this lens?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-01-2020, 05:49 PM  
the C-new coming this year/aka the olympic model
Posted By Winder
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The will probably be the last of the 1D series DSLR to see mass use by professionals. Maybe the last 1D body we will see.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-31-2019, 08:09 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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He's just looking to argue. Changing from OVF to EVF is a pretty significant change. Autofocus, metering are moved away from separate sensors and onto the imaging sensor. The mirror box is removed and flange distance is reduced. You eliminate the prism. The need to hand calibrate the mirror and box is eliminated, The need for lens calibration is eliminated. If it were as minor as he's trying to make is sound we wouldn't see such a big move in the industry.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-29-2019, 10:56 AM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By Winder
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As the AF points spread out to cover 90% of the frame, the lenses have to keep up. If lenses get soft towards the edge then those AF points become pretty pointless. For AF to be fast and responsive they need to make the focusing element as small and light as possible. As you can see below the AF motors and the rack add a good bit to the size.

















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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-29-2019, 10:19 AM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By Winder
Replies: 987
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I don't think you will see them as compact as the film era lenses. The film era lenses had screw drive AF motors in the body, so there was no AF motor in the lens and those early screw drive AF lenses were basically manual focus lenses with some minor modification. The resolution of film and the AF accuracy of early cameras was both seriously lacking compared to modern digital sensors and AF. The Sony A9 checks and adjusts AF 60 times per-second and that is not something old screw driven could keep up with. AF lenses from just 5 years ago can't keep up with that. The need for higher resolution glass with more correction will make the lenses larger, but the need to have fast accurate AF is what will really make the lenses larger. Unless Ricoh releases manual focus Limited glass, they will be larger.

I would love to see a manufacturer release a mirrorless body that didn't even have AF and a line of modern manual focus lenses like the Zeiss Loxia and the Voightlander 50mm F/2 APO..... One not made by Leica.















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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-28-2019, 07:43 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
Replies: 712
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This has been the problem for as long as I can remember. If you take the K-1 and give it AF-C and frame rates/buffer of the D850 you have an amazing camera that appeals to a much larger market. The frame rate and buffer are easy to implement as they are buying that technology from 3rd parties. The AF-C is the only thing Ricoh can't seem to develop and given that PDAF is pretty much ancient technology at this point its hard to understand why Ricoh can't seem to improve it. The argument has been made by people who know more about lenses and lens design than me that most Pentax glass isn't fast enough to keep up with fast AF-C so there is no reason for Ricoh to implement it until they get the lenses on the market, but at the current rate it will be 10 years before they get the FF glass line filled out.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-28-2019, 07:33 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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No, and if you read my previous posts I said "Leica is the only one who could keep someone from joining the L-mount as the L-mount is theirs and they would have to grant a license, but other than a license from Leica I don't believe there is any restriction."

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Yes and in some cases the anti-trust laws are stricter in Japan and the EU than they are in the USA.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-27-2019, 01:10 PM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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There is no intellectual property being shared between the members of the alliance. Just a license from Leica to use the L-mount and the intellectual property that goes with that. It's the same with m4/3. You don't get 100% compatibility with all products released by Olympus and Panasonic. Things like IBIS and AF still work better when using Panasonic glass on Panasonic bodies and Olympus glass on Olympus bodies. Panasonic lenses are optimized for CDAF and Olympus lenses are optimized for PDAF and to get the best IBIS from Olympus you have to use Olympus glass. They don't share technology. Only a mount and the communication protocols of that mount. They can't even produce a joint lens roadmap without being in violation of anti-trust laws. They can develop some technologies (not products) together for the L-mount, but they don't have to share anything they develop individually.


Would Leica license the L-mount to Ricoh? I don't know. Given the state of the market, I think they would as they need as many members as they can get to compete with Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Individually Panasonic, Leica, & Sigma make up very small percentages of the market. Combine them with a common mount and they become more of a force. Ricoh has some dedicated users and the Pentax brand still has value. I think Ricoh needs to be part of a partnership in the current market.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-27-2019, 10:06 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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From what I have read. L-mount is probably an option. Panasonic and Leica (obviously) were going to develop for the L-mount regardless of what other companies decided to do. Sigma was invited as was Olympus. Were other companies invited? I don't know. Ricoh seems like a prime candidate for the partnership. Panasonic doesn't appear to be interested in developing on-sensor PDAF and they are going for the large body. Sigma will use a Foveon sensor. There will be a market for a manufacturer who can make compact FF bodies using PDAF sensors and there will be a market for compact glass. Everything from Sigma and Panasonic is huge and expensive... Leica obviously so. Panasonic is struggling so I don't see them adding more L-mount bodies in the near future. I think the 3 that they currently have will be improved via firmware updates over the next 2-3 years before we see new bodies as Panasonic will focus on glass. A GH-5 & G9 replacement should come late next year.


I really wish Olympus had decided to join the L-mount. FF mirrorless is where the growth is and has been for the last few years.


Ricoh has to eventually do something. This is not an industry where you can rest on your laurels. Look at what has happened to Canon and Nikon in just a few short years. They are playing catch-up in the market. Obviously Canon and Nikon are huge companies and they still command a massive share of the industry, but they have fallen behind in several key areas.


Leica is the only one who could keep someone from joining the L-mount as the L-mount is theirs and they would have to grant a license, but other than a license from Leica I don't believe there is any restriction. There are anti-trust laws against cartels and the L-mount alliance would find themselves in trouble if they were working together to restrict competition.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-27-2019, 09:04 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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I'm sure he is out of the decision chain, but I asked which one is he referring to? Him being part of the chain isn't relevant to the question. Everyone here is expressing opinion and is out of the chain.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-27-2019, 07:14 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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Did I say one was better? I know you don't actually read the posts you respond to, but if you will look you will see that I said " I don't think the E mount is the best mount to go with however"


When Farreng says "use an existing lens mount in partnership." Which mount do you think he is referring to?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-26-2019, 08:00 PM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
Replies: 712
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I don't view L-mount as a panacea for anything. I mostly shoot with Sony so I don't have any interest in the L-mount. That said. The Sony E is an open standard that anyone can design for which is one reason for all of the 3rd party options. I don't think the E mount is the best mount to go with however. All the Sigma L-mount glass will launch in E mount anyway though, so a Ricoh E-mount body would be interesting. Having access to all the Sigma ART glass from day one would be a big benefit to Ricoh and give them time to develop their own line-up.


Panasonic and Leica started the L-mount and invited Sigma and Olympus (who declined). I doubt they have invited Ricoh, but I doubt they would view Ricoh as much of a threat. Ricoh wouldn't be an equal to any of them in terms of market share or mirrorless technology.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-26-2019, 01:16 PM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By Winder
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Maybe Ricoh will join the L-Mount system. That will give them the time that they need to develop glass and improve on mirrorless technology.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-10-2019, 08:42 AM  
New Sony Sensor - Quad Bayer Array and 2x2 pixel Phase Detection AF
Posted By Winder
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-09-2019, 08:16 AM  
New Sony Sensor - Quad Bayer Array and 2x2 pixel Phase Detection AF
Posted By Winder
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https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-announces-a-new-pixel-structure-for-mobile-image-sensors/

This will first appear in smartphones, but Sony has a FF quad-Bayer array sensor. Significant improvements in HDF and AF coverage with no PDAF artifacts.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-08-2019, 08:43 AM  
Can you recommend a mirrorless system?
Posted By Winder
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M4/3 is a great system for what you need. Both Olympus and Panasonic make great equipment.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-03-2019, 09:24 PM  
Olympus Rumours
Posted By Winder
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I mean that the consumer imaging is a pretty important part of the company and their identity. I think they are better off staying in the camera business over the long run. Fuji chose to get out and is now back in.


Looking at Black Friday sales, Olympus isn't cutting the price OMD-EM1-2 or the 45mm F/1.2 PRO lens and the sale prices on the products they are cutting are not very deep.


Olympus was mismanaged for years and money they could have gone into R&D and marketing was lost and that has set Olympus back significantly. I have a friend who is a sales manager for a company deals in medical imaging and Olympus is king in that very lucrative field. Olympus need to get lean and they need to learn to market like Sony and Fuji.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-02-2019, 07:55 AM  
Olympus Rumours
Posted By Winder
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I'm not at the point that I would be too worried about Olympus shutting down the consumer camera division. I don't think they can really afford to just shut it down and nobody is going to buy the camera division in the current market. We will see some cost cutting to get the P&L looking better and they will do what Hoya did with Pentax. The industry has changed drastically and the players who have been slow to change are going to be left behind. Olympus is still a significant player in the mirrorless market, but they need to be pushing forward like Sony, Panasonic, and Fuji if they want to stay alive. Olympus has a pretty significant number of core technologies that they can build on. They need better AF and to finally use a modern generation of sensor. Step up to the current generation of EVF. Olympus needs to step lens production with some more exotic glass. The F/1.2 pro lenses are nice, but that's not fast enough for the current world of available light shooters.


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