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Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Cask, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. TheBear21

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    Where is this lens mentioned?
     
  2. sir_bazz

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  3. Speaker4TheDead

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    Weathersealed and reduced min focal length... i do wish it so.

    however if it was not a typo it would most likely be a DFA designation not HD then FA separately.

    77 is in my bag in all situations except for anticipated wet weather...

    kinda getting excited over the full frame offering.. still rocking my K20.. so may be time to upgrade after a year or two... get the bugs out first :D
    Would love to get to use my FA* 24mm as a wide lenses and the 31mm which is my ideal walkaround FL as it was intended to be used (24mm gets that role at the moment).

    slightly concerned over the potential size and weight... hope it is significantly less than Nikon/Canon offerings.

    had a play with the DFA28-70 while in japan (as well as the 150-400) and it is a much chunkier offering that i thought i would be and the 150-400 is just a beast, if paired with a heavy FF body.. might not be so fun.
     
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  4. TheBear21

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    I have the Tamron 24-70mm for my Nikon kit and it is a big lens. Unnecessarily so for Pentax seeing as it doesn't include the vibration control hardware. But it is a great lens. Just a shame they tried to design their own 70-200mm They should have also rebadged Tamron's. I think they learnt from this and this is why they did that for the DFA24-70mm and the DFA15-30mm (of which I have all three).
     
  5. Mynamewastaken

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    I'm the opposite. Would of been good if the 24-70 was released as a * Pentax lens, like the 70-200, and not a third party re-badge.

    I use the Sigma 24-70EX (a big lens again btw), and while it's great, there's that cachet that's missing by not having that * and 'Pentax brand' about it. IYKWIM.
     
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    Yeah its a bit of a step up, though if that's the weight including battery its only 140 grams more than a K-3 II including the battery, and really I personally cant understand people complaining on the Pentax Forums site about something that weighs less than 1KG.

    I havent had any weight problems with my K-3 II and the DA* 16-50mm which combined is 1.350KG, with a K-1 that will hit 1.490KG which is still minor. A D800 on its own weighs 1KG with cards and battery, an EOS 1Dx is 1.54KG with battery and no glass.
     
  10. Michael H

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    K-1 is now official: http://www.dpreview.com/news/5348800158/here-at-last-ricoh-unveils-the-pentax-k-1-full-frame-dslr

    First Impressions: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-k-1/

    Basics:
    - 36.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter
    - 5-axis image stabilization rated to 5 stops by CIPA standard testing
    - 100% pentaprism viewfinder with 0.7x magnification
    - 33-point AF system (25 cross-type)
    - Extensive weather-sealing
    - 1/200 sec flash sync speed
    - 14-bit Raw recording (DNG or PEF)
    - AA filter simulation
    – Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution mode
    – Built-in GPS with electro-magnetic compass and Astrotracer function
    – 4.4 fps continuous shooting (6.5 fps in APS-C crop mode)
    – Wi-Fi
    – 1080/30p video
    - GPS, Electronic Compass, Astrotracer
    - Lightroom plugin for tethered shooting
     
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  11. lithos

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    LED on the lens mount so you can change lenses in the dark.

    As much as I'm excited for the rest of the camera, to me, this is the best thing about it: it's just pure Pentax, baby.
     
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    This looks really good! Really looking forward to what the upper practical limit of that ISO range will be, would love to see some astro stuff done with this. Might have to see if my tax return can cover the ~$2500 AUD price tag.
     
  14. FranchiseJuan

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    As long as CRK does not screw up the Australian price, this might have a chance to bring Pentax back from the dead!!!!!

    @Bazz.... so you going to get one?
     
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    Very interesting. I thought Sony had completely erased my soft spot for Pentax, but reading that article has reignited it.
     
  16. FranchiseJuan

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    I kind of still want to get a 77 limited to use on my A7RII.... and I know who has my old one in Melbourne..... lol
     
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    This camera knows what it is, a great stills camera. Pentax were slow but it looks like they got it right, a bit like the 645Z.
     
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    Probably the same as a 36MP Nikon...but with better noise control :D.
     

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