1. gryphon1911

    Panasonic 4/3 DSLR - The L1 has Arrived - First Thoughts (image heavy - medium length read)

    Hello all! The Panasonic L1 4/3 DSLR has arrived!! It is, in actuality, in almost new condition! There are a few small scratches on the rear LCD and a little bit of dirst on the front. Other than that - it looks like the thing was hardly ever used! I still need to look into seeing about...
  2. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Just curious: your most fun DSLR to shoot?

    Heuou, as per title I would like to ask the community which is your most fun DSLR to shoot photography (strictly for yourself and not necessarily professionally)? My question is a pondering on the subject because I came late into the photography world, my first time interest was in 2008 when...
  3. agentlossing

    Pentax Pentax KF Price Reduction

    https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/pentax-news/pentax-kf-price-reduced-nov-2023.html The KF, which debuted at a rather steep price for an entry-level DSLR, has a permanent $150 price reduction. $699 is a very fair price for a camera with up-to-date processor and some of the nice features...
  4. agentlossing

    Lens DSLR Lenses and the Move to Mirrorless

    I was looking over the back catalogue of Pentax lenses the other day, and while ruminating on size and weight comparisons between the different eras, I started to wonder whether this move to mirrorless technology is really driven by the camera bodies, rather than the lenses. Sure, mirrorless...
  5. Iron

    Pentax Pentax Trade Show in Canada | McBain Cameras

    Just sharing this video by PentaxTips. It is a small trade show but the content is more about a summary of some things Pentax-related. They talked about monochrome, some lenses, the KF, the film project, etc.
  6. Kevin

    Nikon Nikon to halt DSLR sales in favor of mirrorless?

    I've seen this in a few places today but they all seem to eventually end up citing the same source, Nikkei Asia. While I think this will eventually happen I can't find any 'official' sources of this from Nikon themselves plus I think the professional market isn't quite ready to make that jump...
  7. Petrochemist

    Pentax Adapting lenses on a Pentax DSLRs

    Despite the good results & prices of Pentax lenses, I've become a big fan of adapting lenses as well. Most of the time this is on one of my mirrorless cameras (Pentax Q, Panasonic MFT & Sony) but there are times when my SLRs work well too :) Here's one of my earliest adapted lenses, used on the...
  8. agentlossing

    Pentax Interview with Ricoh CEO - GR and Pentax DSLR

    I thought this recent interview with Alfa Romeo was pretty interesting. Ricoh/Pentax has said it before, but they are doubling down on manufacturing not for the masses, but for serious hobbyists and those who know what they want. I think the GR III success has cemented this strategy for them...
  9. mike3996

    Micro 4/3 Despite lust towards FF and DSLR dinosaurs, I'm just drifting towards m4/3...

    Yeah... the title has it. The optical viewfinder appeals to me but when it comes to shop lenses for this new system I just can't seem to find anything that I'd like. For example... I'm visioning an older 70-200 mm lens to play around with Nikon. I'm imagining an old f/2.8 design won't be...
  10. mike3996

    Pentax DSLR - Pentax?

    Being a fan of direct controls, plus being a fan of optical screens, I've been eyeing DSLRs for a bit. With these two requirements, the obvious choice is the Nikon Df. A great camera to be sure. Can be had brand new for 1889 € and refurbished ones for 250 € less, but waiting for a preowned...
  11. mnhoj

    Advice Wanted DSLR choices

    I have a work colleague interested in getting an ILC. He's a big guy with huge hands so I think a dslr may work better for him. As well as the fact that he's budget constrained, likes the look of shallow dof and wants good AF tracking. He's mostly interest in photographing his young, quick...
  12. mike3996

    Nikon Sonnar designs for DSLR flange distances?

    Probs a dumb question but is the only Sonnar design that fits common DSLRS a 135mm f/2? Do 50, 75, 85, 90 mm Sonnar designs exist for (D)SLRs?
  13. Kevin

    Micro 4/3 "Sharp agrees to the Micro Four Thirds system standard"

    https://www.olympus.co.jp/news/2019/nr01197.html Courtesy of Google Translate... April 3, 2019 Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System Standard in 2008 and have made efforts to disseminate this standard, but Sharp Corporation agrees with...
  14. TraamisVOS

    Which interchangeable lens camera, at least APS-C or above, would you take with you into a heavy storm?

    I've been googling and youtubing weather resistant cameras and have learnt that they're never fully guaranteed to keep the rain out. It's also surprisingly not-so straightforward trying to find info on weather resistance in various cameras. However, let me know if you have experience with...