Monday, August 19, 2013

Pentax TidBits 8-19

1. DA50/1.8 is on sales, for the US users only, at $120:

http://www.pentaxwebstore.com/product/31909

Btw, is it really cheap? Just compare it with the similar offers from Canon and Nikon! One thing is for sure anyway, the original set price of $249 is just ridiculous!

2. DC Watch has reviewed the DA560, with various full samples posted, taken with a K-5IIs:

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/lens_review/20130819_611192.html
(in Japanese)

I am really not impressed with the IQ of this combo. The colour rendition is terrible. Images lack contrast. The broken pixel "sharpness" of the K-5IIs images also look rather odd to my eyes.

3. A Pentax joke posted at the Pentax Forums:

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-photography-industry/234141-ricoh-imaging-promises-new-hi-end-rumours-possible-another-company-name-change.html#post2477691

Guys, let's take some humours! :-D

4. Making your own Pentax digital FF DIY:

http://digiphoto.techbang.com/posts/5156-film-camera-in-conjunction-with-cross-generation-smart-phone-low-cost-diy-digital-backs
(in Traditional Chinese)

Now, the Pentax FF dream finally comes true! ;-p


Old Related:

New DA560 Test Review: "Disappointed"!

DA560 Lens Review Published at PF

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