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02-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
Well, considering only the DA* lenses and the 18-135 have built in motors, I can't imagine the camera wouldn't have a screw drive. Without it, none of the DA limiteds could (auto)focus
Thanks, I had forgotten about the non DA* lenses that aren't FA*.

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The only thing I liked at first glance about the design was the lens release clutch.

Other than that, I guess I had my expectations set too high. No, this does not look like "unlike any other camera I've seen". My first impression was actually a slightly fat NEX with a hump and snorkel-bearing K-mount... It doesn't look that bad really, but nowhere near "unique" or eye-catching. So much for looks. I hope it works a lot better than expected to justify a purchase.
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Didnt someone say that it was "egg" shapped a few days ago?!
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Just fugly. Not much more to say about it. Green and red buttons look like they belong on a 2 yr old's toy. yuck.

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I liked the rugged design of the WG-1 better. If it were designed in that spirit, then I could say it's something that "looks new"
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...I hope these photos from ricehigh are bogus. If the actual camera is that ugly, I can imagine most potential buyers will run screaming to buy a Fuji Pro X1...


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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
My first impression was actually a slightly fat NEX with a hump and snorkel-bearing K-mount
Thats by design. The hump evokes images of the camel in the desert and shows that the camera is dustproof. The snorkel is to show that it is water resistant.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...I hope these photos from ricehigh are bogus. If the actual camera is that ugly, I can imagine most potential buyers will run screaming to buy a Fuji Pro X1...


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I'm already there (with the X-Pro) but it lacks a diopter adjuster.... damnation.

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i wonder if an option EVF that can be mounted on the hot shoe would be possible in the future, i don't see why not just add some extra connection points in the hot shoe area.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
You seem to confuse sarcasm with a healthy skepticism but rest assured I'll make no more blasphemous statements and hence forth stay 100% OT. "This statement has been officially smiley delimited"
Nope, no confusion here. Thanks though.
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The fact that there's no shot of where the VF would be hints (for me at least) that there is one and that it's a secret until the official release.
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I've been eyeing the Panasonic GX1 as the next piece of my M43 kit. But I'm seriously considering the K-01 instead. It's going to be a tough choice...

- GX1 with 14/2.5, 20/1.7, and 45/1.8
- K-01 with 21/3.2, 35/2.8 Macro (or 40/2.8) and 70/2.4

The fact is, I don't need either camera, but they are appealing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote

The fact is, I don't need either camera, but they are appealing!
Need has nothing to do with it, John. I have GAS too, but its the Canon G1X thats calling me at the moment.
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EVF will be there
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The camera looks fine to me apart from the grip and that aforesaid snorkel. I just can't imagine that section of the body being ergonomic. I believe there will be a EVF though and that this is indeed the K-r replacement. It will be very interesting to see what kind of K-5 replacement appears along these lines.

As far as people complaining about the fact there's no mirror: The mirror adds blur through vibrations and can be easily damaged. It is a sensitive moving part that must add substantially to the manufacturing process. If the camera has a nice OLED EVF that will also allow all manner of heads-up data displays as well as custom eyepiece magnifications. Even possible colour balancing for colour blind people. I can only see it as a smart way forward and hope they use the latest, and best, of what's available to grow the system.
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