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01-31-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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weather proofed Mirrorless apsc based on K3, finally!

I wish. ...... ✌

01-31-2015, 09:32 PM   #2
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Why not? But better to start with k-01 and the k-3 maybe. Better styling and a proper grip. The lens mount would look like a snout to maintain the registration distance but still would make an attractive camera.
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I wonder if pentax couldn't make a short registration camera and include a weather resistant spacer with the appropriate contacts to use existing kaf3 mount lenses. Then if there was enough demand they could also make some smaller lenses and adapters for short registration lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
I wonder if pentax couldn't make a short registration camera and include a weather resistant spacer with the appropriate contacts to use existing kaf3 mount lenses. Then if there was enough demand they could also make some smaller lenses and adapters for short registration lenses.
That's what Canon did with the EOS-M. There are 3rd party adapters out there for other mounts. I don't think the EOS-M made much of a splash market-wise.

FWIW Canon said at Photokina 2014 that they are "really focused on mirrorless and we’re spending lots of time, and devoting a lot of manpower to scaling up mirrorless development right now."

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... or maybe weather sealed mirrorless based on 645Z? I hope that it comes before Pentax FF...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
That's what Canon did with the EOS-M. There are 3rd party adapters out there for other mounts. I don't think the EOS-M made much of a splash market-wise.

FWIW Canon said at Photokina 2014 that they are "really focused on mirrorless and we’re spending lots of time, and devoting a lot of manpower to scaling up mirrorless development right now."
Since I currently have a Canon Rebel, I looked at the Canon EOS-M, which is basically a mirror-less variant of the current Rebel, before I settled on the Pentax Q7; there was nothing to distinguish it from the competition, apart from the fact that i could use my current lenses on it (with an adapter). Unlike its competitors, it does not have an EVF, for example; I was willing to get an enlarging hood for my Q7, because it gives me the advantage of going after super-telephoto pictures, but I didn't see any reason to do that with the EOS when I could have a Sony A6000 instead. I think Pentax would have to face the same market realities if they came out with a mirror-less variant of a K-5/50. That is one reason I think it would be good for Pentax to develop an add-on EVF for the next member of the Q-family; it would provide all the experience they needed to create a competitive mirror-less K-variant if the market does make a hard turn towards mirror-less in the APS-C sector.
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Oh yes, the combined goodness of K3 and A6000! And a articulated selfie lcd screen too!
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Sony A7 II has it all.

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IMO the poster for this thread is wasting a lot of peoples' time by posting a title that is a lie!

About 800 people have looked at this so far and that is probably very roughly 800 x 5 sec. on average, or 4000 seconds--or about 1 hour wasted. Not a lot but if you consider all the others (Google, etc.) who waste our time in similar ways the cost in our society is large.
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Wasting time. Isn't that why we go to this forum?
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Wasting time. Isn't that why we go to this forum?
There would not be much point to come here if not.......... I could be working on my taxes........... Or on that batch of pictures that need processed.......... Or (gasp) even taking more pictures..........
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Say No to Mirrorless!
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Friends don't let friends shoot mirrorless.
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