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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

EISA Awards 2018


No Pentax..

Monday, August 20, 2018

DPR Reviewed the DFA*50 F1.4, with Samples


Overall looks not too positive. And, it mentions about a rebadged OEM lens, too. Btw, DPR seems not too Pentax friendly these days. ;-)

Measurbating Review of the DFA*50 F1.4 at the Korean SLR Club


In Korean, but the test pictures and crops with simple legends are self-explanatory. The DA*55 F1.4 is also compared to. And, K-1 II is used for the test.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

A DFA*50 F1.4 Hands-on, with Full Sample Photos

(in Traditional Chinese)

With quite some samples, full original JPEGs available with EXIF at the linked Flickr. Some purple/green fringing can be seen at wide apertures, anyway.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Yet Another K-1 VS M2 IQ Comparison (Youtube)


I blog, you decide.

DPR has Re-shot Studio Scene


Conclusion remains unchanged.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Practical K-1 Vs Mark II Shootout (with Real Scenes)

(in Japanese)

IMO, the images from the Mark II have dull colours as what DPR suggested. However, the resolution difference is not as huge, ditto for the noise difference.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

K-1 II has Worse IQ than K-1 and is Not Recommended by DPR


I am not surprised with the conclusion for what I have inspected and found with different Mark II samples these days.

Monday, May 07, 2018

DPR K-1 II Samples are Out


Same as what the PF has found, the direct out-of-the-camera JPEGs look soft to me.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

DCW Reviewed the K-1 Mark II


The K-1 is not compared, though. That is, the Mark II is assessed alone.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

PF Compared the Noise/Details of the K-1 and Mark II


"In JPEG mode the K-1 II has an edge, especially above ISO 12800.  At lower ISO settings, as we saw in the outdoor test, there is clearly less noise, but details are also slightly softer."

PB Reviewed the K-1 Mark II


The conclusion is well said. The upgrade is so subtle than it worths.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Another K-1 II New User Review


In Chinese, with samples.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Yet Another Two K-1 Vs K-1 II Shootouts (of High ISO and PSR)

(in Estonian, Google translated English page here)

Whilst it is commented that the Mark II has lower noise and the pictures are brighter when compared with Mark I's, the tester does not provide any information on the exposure time values of his comparison test pictures.

A quick check on another earlier similar shootout test (in Chinese, machine-translated English page here), it is noted that the exposure times of the Mark II are often extended by 1/3 EV stop and hence the rated ISO of the Mark II should not be accurate and is actually overrated, hence resulting in brighter pictures with less noise. In fact, I have seen several shootout tests so far and have found the same.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

K-1 II ISO Tests 100-102400 Vs Dynamic Pixel Shift Results

(Composite test picture) 


(Warning: Large file in ~25MB each)

From my prolonged experience with the K-1, it seems that the high ISO performance improvement of the Mark II is only subtle at ISO 3200 and above. The handheld PSR could give higher resolution, though, when it works. However, noise will not be improved anyway in the PSR mode.

Friday, April 27, 2018

A New K-1 Mark II Practical Review

(in Traditional Chinese)

Handheld pixel resolution and high ISO settings are tested. The result pictures are self-explanatory with simple legends.

In short, the handheld pixel resolution is a hit-n-miss game, I'm afraid. Sometimes, the outcome would be even worse. Besides, the improvement at high ISO values is not really significant. Subtle improvement could be seen, though, IMHO.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

K-1 Mark II Online Catalogue


Major Differences between K-1 and the Mark II

K-1 II
What's New
Max. ISO
102400 (204800)
Bluetooth Support
Pixel Shift Resolution
Handheld Possible

Max. Burst (APS-C, JPEG)
6.5 fps
6.4 fps

Battery Life (CIPA)

AF Performance

Monday, February 12, 2018

How Come an Announcement Will be Made on February 18 of 2018?

Which is a Sunday. This is just a joke, Asahiman!

Did you actually mean 2019? ;-P

Friday, February 09, 2018

There Will be NO K3II Replacement NOR K-1 Firmware Update, Said Asahiman

There was no higher development than the KP.

Update was canceled, sorry.

Just believe it or not. ;-p

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

K-1 Discontinued

Disclosed by Pentax Czech via FB:


Translated and quoted:

"We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. "

Friday, February 02, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Japanese Camera Market Share in 2017 (BCN Data)

Source: Nikon Rumor

Sunday, January 07, 2018

More Info about the DFA*50/1.4

(In Japanese)

11cm long, 8cm diameter, 830g heavy, 72mm thread, 0.4m closest focus.