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| p.3 #15 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR |
I dont hate any brand. I dont like them all about same. Cause they never do what I want. (j/k)
Apart from that, Pentax FF Limited lens look rather nice converted on for example A99 (very nice sample gallery on Flickr somewhere). But I couldnt pick any lens for their crop camera. They are simply not good enough, or downright tragic.
Understand that our little alternative crowd is quite a bit more demanding than anyone else. Blame Leica and Zeiss for spoiling us (and they were not only ones). In other non-alternative worlds, where I sometimes visit Im often not believing what others can think as "good/great lens".
Pentax makes nice sturdy cameras which can be sometimes shown as example of ergonomics. Very photocentric (or photographer centric). What they dont make right is AF. They actually never did. What they dont do much right today is colors. And RAW denoising is something I really really dont like. Plus despite what DxOmark says, that DR isnt that good.
That said, if I dont mind K-3 is still APS-C, it seems as step towards right direction. Even colors reminds me more of K20D than previous models (that was last one where I was fond of colors).
Btw. I found Samsung made sensors to provide much better output in things that are important to me, than newer Sony ones. Friend bought some longer time ago Pentax K100D, ancient camera, but its most likely Samsung based CCD. And man that thing did have colors (tho frankly Samsung own clones had even better ones). Great contrast too and noise was suprisingly low for 6 mpix CCD (actually its overall better output than my KM-7D). On negative side, its AF is terrible and it eats batteries like nothing.. But that output, thats something I would love to see with more Mpix and bit more DR.
Tho I doubt I will. Even 645D seems to have bit strange colors. I cant put my finger on whats wrong exactly with Pentax colors, but they just dont seem right (at least not anything newer than K20D).
Btw. I dont have anything against Pentax, just those listed things are things that Im not happy with.
But I have no problem imagining me buying K-3, getting different focusing screen, maybe full-silvered mirror and using some nice Leica R lenses. Well actually there is trouble, cause its still that f*king APS-C. Give us FF please!