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02-20-2014, 05:33 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by jtkratzer Quote
That makes sense. I'll have to check the manual for the size of those focus points as a lot of gripes about the K-5 were that it's focus points are the size of a barn.
I'm not sure if the size of the focus points changed - I never read anything about that. What I do know however is how much more desisisve the focusing is on the IIs compared to the K-5. Here is an example of how accurate it can be. Shot with the DA* 60-250 - first one at 60mm - second at 250mm standing in the same spot - hand held. My K-5 would have never been able to pull this off.....

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Looks great. Now, to more important things...when are we going elk hunting?
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Huzzah!!

And your box says Pentax in the upper left!!



(how about an LCD shot?)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
K-3GTI?

Is that a new model?

Made by Volkswagen in conjunction with Pentax?
It is a Golf GTI with Ricoh labels on the side-rockers and dash.


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Congratulations!

Nice score, Racer! Best of luck with the new camera, but I'm also happy you're saving the K10D! CCD's are the best. Sometimes.
Seriously, that's exactly the upgrade I would choose, not because I don't admire the K-3, but the last (and best) K-5 series body seems like the end of an era.
Maybe not, but Ricoh can't take much credit for the original design, as seems to be the case with the K-3.
Either way, that's a great body, hope to see lots of great (car?) shots soon.
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Now you need to upgrade your whole line of lenses to fulfil the potential of the IIs
Nah-tah-tall! The neat thing about the IIs is that it gives old lenses a new lease on life.
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I'm not sure if the size of the focus points changed - I never read anything about that. What I do know however is how much more desisisve the focusing is on the IIs compared to the K-5. Here is an example of how accurate it can be. Shot with the DA* 60-250 - first one at 60mm - second at 250mm standing in the same spot - hand held. My K-5 would have never been able to pull this off.....


Definitely a difficult focusing situation.

Question is, did you take the trophy home and fill the freezer?

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Looks great. Now, to more important things...when are we going elk hunting?
That is my question too!

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Huzzah!!

And your box says Pentax in the upper left!!



(how about an LCD shot?)
Soon!

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It is a Golf GTI with Ricoh labels on the side-rockers and dash.


Steve
No!

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Nice score, Racer! Best of luck with the new camera, but I'm also happy you're saving the K10D! CCD's are the best. Sometimes.
Seriously, that's exactly the upgrade I would choose, not because I don't admire the K-3, but the last (and best) K-5 series body seems like the end of an era.
Maybe not, but Ricoh can't take much credit for the original design, as seems to be the case with the K-3.
Either way, that's a great body, hope to see lots of great (car?) shots soon.
Ron
Thanks Ron!

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Nah-tah-tall! The neat thing about the IIs is that it gives old lenses a new lease on life.
Absolutely!
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So, did you sleep last night ... or were too excited to catch 40 winks ? And I agree with Ron on th K-10, the CCD's are great sometimes ... gonna hang on to the good ol' K110D ... J

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Nah-tah-tall! The neat thing about the IIs is that it gives old lenses a new lease on life.
You just had to spoil it, didn't you.
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You just had to spoil it, didn't you.
Yah, sorry But, make no mistake, I'm always in favor of buying lenses--as in, "Oh, look, it's a cloudy morning--I guess I'll buy a lens!"
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Yah, sorry But, make no mistake, I'm always in favor of buying lenses--as in, "Oh, look, it's a cloudy morning--I guess I'll buy a lens!"
And "There is no such thing as an overlap in a lens line-up"
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And "There is no such thing as an overlap in a lens line-up"
Definitely ... take from example my Adaptall-2 zoom collection ... well, then again, maybe that's not a good example J
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Definitely ... take from example my Adaptall-2 zoom collection ... well, then again, maybe that's not a good example J


I think you might have some more examples that shouldn't be mentioned!
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I think you might have some more examples that shouldn't be mentioned!
Not to mention, but I can show'em to ya ... (wearing trench coat) J
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Well here's an example of what I mean about the K-5IIs bringing out the best in old lenses--in this case, the Adaptall SP 300/5.6 (54B)
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