This New Pentax-D 50mm F1.4 SDM Is the Perfect Compliment to the K-1 Mark II

Pentax is launching their next generation ‘Star Series’ lenses, and the first one is a 50mm f1.4

Canon has their L Series, Sony has their G Master Series, and Pentax has their Star Series. That is, at least, what Pentax is going for with their latest lens lineup for their full frame K-1 and K-1 Mark II cameras. The new Star Series lenses, which are meant to be their highest quality premium optics, is being launched today with the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm f1.4 SDM AW. Mouthful of a lens name aside, this actually looks like an excellent addition to the Pentax lineup for those of you rocking a K-1 body. Continue reading…

The Absolute Best Cameras For Working In Low Light From Each Brand

These days many photographers like to work in a variety of situations, from bright noon sun to starlight, but many cameras can’t handle themselves well in all these situations. So, if you are a photographer that finds themselves wanting a camera that can handle itself in lower light scenarios as well as during the day, which cameras should you be considering?

That is why were are here today, to help you sort this out. So we will be going down the list, brand by brand, giving you our recommendations for the best performing cameras in low light. Ready? Ok, let’s get into it… Continue reading…

Four Cameras Capable of Making Pleasing, Big Prints at Higher ISOs

One of the problems with digital photography for years has been high ISO output. While it’s become much better when you look at the photos on a screen, it’s still not perfect when it comes to printing. With film, you can tell that you’re looking at film grain when you enlarge and print a photo at something like 17×22 paper. But with digital, you’re bound to find digital looking noise; and it’s very apparent in the color noise, etc. But in the past few years, a few cameras have come around that produce fantastic results at higher ISOs. Here are some of our favorites.

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Review: Pentax 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR (Pentax K Mount)

If you were to choose one walkabout zoom lens for the Pentax K-1, it would most likely need to be the Pentax 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR. This lens has a very versatile zoom range and despite its variable aperture, is still highly capable of doing quite a bit for any photographer who holds it in their hands. Designed as a general use lens for many photographers, this lens can prove great in the hands of portrait photographers, landscape photographers, and so many more that choose to buy into Pentax’s full frame camera system. Then combine the fact that you’ve got weather sealing designed into the lens, plus the great sensor at the heart of the Pentax K-1, and this lens could be the only single zoom lens you’ll need if you’re the type to stick to all prime lenses.

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