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11-24-2018, 10:13 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by punkrachmaninov Quote
neither does pentax. they want to market the anniversary edition k-1000 mirrorless camera. anything else is screaming into a chasm...
The K-1000 was a primitive 'monster'; large and loud, not the sort of thing you would base a MILC on; my Super Program would be a much better base for launching forward - but Pentax had many models of its ilk, including the LX mentioned by @monochrome

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no, i'm aware of the k-70... currently they have three various and still slightly warm bodies available on the slab at the warehouse... prefer to buy a modern camera for this year's upgrade cycle.
So, why did you say that the K-1ii was the only one they haven't slashed the price of?

If you look a little deeper, you would see that the technology which gives excellent high ISO images is 'modern' - forward leaning - and is shared by the K-70, KP, and K-1ii. The fact that only Pentax does it doesn't make it undesirable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by punkrachmaninov Quote
oh right... i forgot. you are a blad guy. now it all makes sense.
No, I'm not a brand-specific guy at all, though if I had to hang my hat on just one it would be Pentax. That's certainly where most of my investment in bodies and AF glass lies, and I don't see that changing
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So, why did you say that the K-1ii was the only one they haven't slashed the price of?

If you look a little deeper, you would see that the technology which gives excellent high ISO images is 'modern' - forward leaning - and is shared by the K-70, KP, and K-1ii. The fact that only Pentax does it doesn't make it undesirable.
it's a gimmick when you compare it with any BSI sensor...

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it's a gimmick when you compare it with any BSI sensor...
It's not a gimmick - it actually improves Image Quality - and doing in a way that is not 'follow the leader'.
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I feel that we're getting trolled)
It's a online Black Friday special -- 100 ft of troll-film for the low price of FREE!

(Seems appropriate that mirrorless hypesters can't see themselves for what they are. )
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"yeah, i use iso 800000 all the time... it improves everything, no further innovation was required whatsoever..."
It opens a whole new world of photography - a working definition of "revolutionary" - several steps beyond "innovative" - and it is not aping what someone else is doing.

Every January, photo discussion forums will get several questions of the form "My son/daughter/grandkid is playing basketball; how can I photograph them?" .... and the inquirers go away sad when told to buy a $$$$ f/2 long lens that they'll never have another use for. If they could just buy a K-70 or KP, a camera that they will have other uses for, and a PLM lens, that would be an entirely different plot.

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I don't understand why mirrorless folks are such evangelists. If SLRs are doomed then there is no particular need for evangelism of those pagans who are still using them. We'll figure out when we can't buy them any more or when the price of SLRs sky rockets versus mirrorless offerings. At present, if you don't shoot video, there is little difference between SLRs and mirrorless, other than the whole OVF versus EVF argument.

And the OVF versus EVF argument is basically unwinnable. On one hand, you have people who like the longer battery life of OVFs and don't like EVFs for whatever reason (lag/eye strain/headaches) and on the other hand, you have people who say that EVFs give them a better feel for how their photos will look, offer focusing helps, and a histogram in the viewfinder. In a sense both are right, but it's like arguing about whether the best color is green.

In the end, there are similar sensors in mirrorless and SLR cameras and for the most part, you can take very similar photos with one style versus the other. The lenses and photographer's skill are far important in the photos produced than whether the camera had an EVF or OVF.
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Don't know why people care what equipment someone else is using, except to show their superiority, to show that they are smarter because they are using something else that is "superior" in some way. Most of the time they can't even say what is so superior about their gear, and how it would improve others experience)
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Pixeldensity is the same as for the 100mp sensor for medium format, just a smaller cut from the wafer.
and therein lies the problem with this statement:
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With that 60 megapixel sensor they could closedown the 645 line.
Yes, resolution would be higher than the 645Z - but the sensor is physically smaller, which means the DOF, and character of bokeh will be different. And if pentax does go for that 51X44mm sensor in their next 645 camera the differences will be even more obvious.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
and therein lies the problem with this statement:

Yes, resolution would be higher than the 645Z - but the sensor is physically smaller, which means the DOF, and character of bokeh will be different. And if pentax does go for that 51X44mm sensor in their next 645 camera the differences will be even more obvious.
Well that bigger sensor would be a huge difference.

The point I made was that wenn that 60mp sensor could come in k-mount (and other mounts like Nikon) then how many photographers would be left over for the medium format system with the current smaller 44x33mm senor? The market would simply crush that niche by sales.
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Megapixels aren't the be all, end all of photography. I doubt very much that folks shooting medium format will switch, even if they manage to get 100 megapixels in a full frame sensor. There is a different look about medium format and certainly just adding megapixels to smaller sensors won't change that.

It isn't as though the medium format market is that big anyway and most medium format photographers have other cameras that they shoot as well (if this forum is any judge of things). The whole "medium format killer" idea was more a tag line that websites broke out when the D800 was released. But of course it really didn't affect the medium format market much either way.
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Megapixels aren't the be all, end all of photography. I doubt very much that folks shooting medium format will switch, even if they manage to get 100 megapixels in a full frame sensor. There is a different look about medium format and certainly just adding megapixels to smaller sensors won't change that.

It isn't as though the medium format market is that big anyway and most medium format photographers have other cameras that they shoot as well (if this forum is any judge of things). The whole "medium format killer" idea was more a tag line that websites broke out when the D800 was released. But of course it really didn't affect the medium format market much either way.
Yup, especially since canon 5dr/s has been out for years, and I don't see 645z people flocking that way

I dream of someday in future building a nice medium frame kit for landscapes, but so far it's entirely out of my price range

There's definitely a special look to mf photos, something ff can't quite capture (whether it's tonal, amount of detail, can't quite put it myself).
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QuoteOriginally posted by punkrachmaninov Quote
lol oh my goodness... you guys are all missing the mirrorless boat, aren't you?
Some of us have the k-01 so no boats were missed. Mirror fearing vampire pentaxians were happy as well or not.
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