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The Pentax 645D had a price reduction…

Pentax USA just recently offered a few rebates on their cameras and lenses. While I won’t go into the issues regarding fluctuating lens prices here (making the rebates utterly pointless), I will say a few of the camera bodies did see some decent price reductions. The Pentax 645D is only $8,799.95 now, a $1200 price reduction (It just so happens the 55mm f2.8 lens is $1200…). My guess is that … Continue reading

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DeviantArt Cosplay Charity Event at San Diego Comic-Con

A friend on Facebook posted a notification to me about a charity event that the website DeviantArt.com is holding at San Diego Comic Con 2012. Here is the event details: We need your coolest COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY for display as part of the deviantART Benefit ART Show at the San Diego Comic-Con! Proceeds go to the Schreiner Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages … Continue reading

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Some Pentax K-30 Information

Update: See official information on PentaxForums.com EDIT: Some updates for new information… Specifications so far I personally think are valid: – Traditional digital SLR camera. – 16 Mega-pixel sensor with video capabilities like the K-01 – Weather resistant (Pentax WR). – Uses AA or rechargeable batteries. Basically the same power system as the K-r. – ISO range from 100 to 25600. – Black, white, and blue body panels in the … Continue reading

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Youtube Videos with Playlists

I’ve been spending a lot of time on my Youtube channel. It’s a great way to put photography information out there that appeals to people who prefer video over reading articles like I have on this site. I really enjoy video, so it’s a great match for various reasons. My most recent videos are about photo excursions I’ve been going on: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73E46A6CCCA62A9C Here is the most recently of that playlist … Continue reading

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Across the board Firmware update for Pentax DSLRs (SDXC)

Pentax released a firmware update today (March 1st 2012 Japan time). It doesn’t sound exciting from the description, but sometimes they put unspecified fixes in firmware updates. It is states as an update to give “Improved reliability of recording operation when using SDXC memory card.” K-X v1.03: http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/k-x_s.html K-R v1.12: http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/k-r_s.html K-7 v1.12: http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/k-7_s.html K-5 v1.13: http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/k-5_s.html 645D v1.13: http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/645d_s.html

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Japan’s CP+ 2012 news and my opinion so far…

So CP+ is under way and the announcements are starting to roll in. There is a lot being announced, so I’ll just talk about a few of the more interesting items. Sigma: They are starting to get it. Well starting to at least. Sigma SD1 – There is talk of a MSRP price reduction to $3300 by way of re-branding the camera “SD1 Merrill” edition. The problem is that they … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Pentax K-01

Now that the K-01 is officially announced, here are my thoughts… They almost made something special, but not quite. I’ll go over details below. I’ll probably be editing this as more information becomes available. Edit, the PDF spec sheet on Pentax Forums confirms some things). Design: As I’m sure you already know, they contracted out a popular designer named Marc Newson to design the camera. They probably did this to … Continue reading

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The Pentax K-01 guessing game…

EDIT, my opinion of the camera here: http://photographybanzai.com/2012/02/02/my-thoughts-on-the-pentax-k-01/ In about 24 hours, we will find out what this new Pentax K-01 is all about. Until then, I’ve been trying to figure out what it might be like. You have tons of information on Pentax Forums. As well as places like here (Club Snap) and here. From Club Snap: They say that the only viewfinder is the 3 inch LCD as … Continue reading

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