Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PMA 2009 Wrapup

Well, I waited a few days after PMA finished (totally not because I got busy and lazy, definitely not...) just in case some some dark horse products appeared. Sadly no such luck.

DPReview had a nice wrap up of what was released, the two interesting products from Pentax are:

  • The Pentax X70, a 24x super-zoom (26-624mm/2.8-5.0), 12 megapixel, multi-aspect ratio, 2.7" LCD, EVF, monster. I think it does RAW as well, but that doesn't seem to be on the page. Kinda cool, stepping in and stepping up to the realm of the Canon SX1-IS range (which my wife has and enjoys the zoomability of).
  • The DA 15mm/4.0 Limited, another in the line up of Limited lenses. This is another one where I'm not sure if I'd get it as my main lens is the 16-45/4, and I'm not sure if that 1 extra millimeter, at the same f-stop, is worth the $500-600, even at the the optical quality of the Limited series. Unless of course you're specifically using only primes or only limited lenses of course. That's not to say that I wouldn't gladly evaluate this lens for the site :)
Other than those two the DPReview lists a couple of point and shoots, the E70 and P70, which sadly blend in with the billion other point and shoots. So no K30, no K3 or K2, full frame or anything else.

Oh well, maybe next year something new and exciting will appear! Until then, time to keep on shooting!