See the above rumour at a Chinese forum, someone said that he had pre-ordered!
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
V1.02 is now available for download at the Japanese Ricoh site:
1. Stability of CDAF is improved.
2. Finer sound quality setting when external microphone is connected.
3. DNG RAW may not be displayed correctly at the PC when previewed with software, bug removed.
@ The PB: http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/pentax_k3_ii_review/
Whilst PB has been positive about the AF performance of the K-3II, our respectful PF, on the other hand, has found something opposite, see:
Quoted, "Although on paper, the Pentax K-3 II promises to bring undisclosed improvements to AF-C performance, we did not observe any evidence of faster focusing, lower latency, or quicker target re-acquisition with the K-3 II."
So, whom should we believe after all? ;-p
Friday, June 19, 2015
Saturday, June 06, 2015
I think I have been for long not posting shootout test and here it is, for my old cameras! ;-)
Measurbate and discover by yourself, for all the differences! Original photos are available for viewing by clicking the "Download" option per photo under album! :-D
EXIF data is available for all photos. Pairs of test shoots were taken at almost the same time for the same scene.
Lens used for A7R is a Canon EF35mm F2 (AE and AF adapted) and a FA645 45mm F2.8 for the 645D, for almost identical FoV.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Both are done by measurbators, but one with real-world scenes as the shooting targets and the other with test charts in a "lab":
(Tested with K-3, in Traditional Chinese)
(Tested with K-5 II)
The lens model seems to be fairly good. However, it arrives just too late, Canon and Sony had similar models many years ago, when APS-C DSLRs still shined. Nonetheless, I myself feel that the DA17-70 F4 would still be a better lens optically, because of its constant aperture but only a slightly shorter reach. For size and weight wise, the HD 16-85 is not a compact lens anyway.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Contains fix for a major bug which was introduced last time.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
It is reported that Ricoh Imaging USA has confirmed this also.
It seems that the Pentax APS-C system is dying, but the new FF system has not yet been completed and arrived, bad! :-(
Btw, the author of the above post is a famous Japanese photographer who is close to the official Ricoh Pentax internal source.