Sunday, April 27, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
DPR couldn't find an acceptable better setting even though they had tried their best to fiddle around with many in-camera colour settting parameters but in vain.
However, there might be a workaround I previously found out and proposed. I don't know if it could work for the K-3 or as it is notorious that the K-3 had even worse colour response than the K-5. But if you are a K-3 user, you can try anyway and tell me your results when my settings are applied:
My Best Optimal Custom Image (Colour) Setting Combination for the Later Pentax Digital Bodies
As for that crappy JPEG engine and sharpening issue, I think there is not much to do and deal with unless RAW is shot.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
- 52.99MP CMOS without AA filter (51.4Mp effectively, 8265 x 6192 pixel)
- ISO 100 - 204,800
- SAFOX11 AF system, 27 point (25 cross type), LW -3 - +18
- 3.2" LCD screen: 3:2 ratio, 1,037,000 dots
- LiveView, contrast AF, focus peaking
- TTL metering with 86k RGB sensor
- 3fps in JPEG L up to approx. 300 frames
- Full HD video (1920x1080), 4K in intervall mode
- Official announcement on April 14th
- US price: $8,496.95
Via: Photo Rumors
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Via: Digicame Info (in Japanese)
A pair of stereo built-in microphones can be seen. So, it must have the video recording function.
Friday, April 11, 2014
As we can see, there are so many K-3 users, in a total of 71 numbers, reported the same mirror sickness problem. It is concluded that the issue is simply not isolated and it is just serious and common enough.
Some K-3 users are really pissed off and they are much disappointed/upset/angered. Look at this recent example and detailed user report:
(in Simplfied Chinese, but test pictures and crops with captions are all self-explanatory.)
As usual, I blog, you decide! :-D
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
(in Simplified Chinese, Pictures are self-explanatory!)
At the other side of the web, it is rumoured that the three FA Limited lenses have already ceased production and the remaining stocks are being cleared:
Well, just believe it or not, but I am almost sure that Ricoh will continue to remove anything that is Pentax symbolic including the colour scheme and the look of their old lenses. And yes, very possibly a new Ricoh and Canon like red ring will be circled to the new "Ricoh" lenses some days later when they are revamped (but if and only if!).
Thursday, April 03, 2014
・PENTAX Q7 camera body (Color: black x black)
・PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME (Color: black)
・PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM (Color: black)
・PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM
・PENTAX-08 WIDE ZOOM
・MH-RB40.5 Metal Hood for 01 (Color: black)*
・PH-RBB40.5 Plastic Hood for 02
・PH-RBA40.5 Plastic Hood for 06
・PH-RBF49 Plastic Hood for 08
・PENTAX -100 PL Polarizing filter**
・O-CB133 Camera Bag
・Special kit box
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
- High sensitivity ISO100 to ISO6400 (compared to max ISO 800 for most digital backs so far).
- 14 f-stops dynamic range
- 50 megapixel CMOS sensor – 44 x 33mm (68% larger than a 35mm sensor).
- Responsive Live view (20-24 fps).
- 1.2 fps (interestingly not much faster than CCD based products).
Well, the outlook of this "new" camera:
What is/are the Meaning(s) of a Cropped Digital System Now?