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05-21-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
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PENTAX - are you listening?

Finally...

The DSLR Which Won't Mash Your Face

I've been on a one-man crusade since DSLR's first came out...what has taken so bloody long?

Finally, a camera for people with noses...



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05-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Let's see a full-frame first

P.S. Pentax does read this forum. A lot. :tongue:

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And the Pentax DSLR which won't mash your face:
http://enticingthelight.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Pentax-645D-rear.jpg
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I was going to suggest that Just use a long eyepiece haha.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
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I've been on a one-man crusade since DSLR's first came out...
Er - how is this unique to digital SLRs? I think about it every time I pick up one of my rangefinders and wonder where the sore nose went
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over 2 years ago when I joined this forum one of my first threads was on a skewed body design for a DSLR. I even contacted Pentax with the idea, but never sent them the drawings. Funny how now someone else has had the same idea, and implemented it.
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I just want Pentax to give us a new generation wildlife lens. And where is the teleconverter that will work with SDM lenses?

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*tilting head about twenty or thirty degrees and raising camera to eye just like forever*

Hrm. Neck still works.

The Mk. I Eyeball is capable of leveling the visual field independently of your head. If right-eye dominant, bring camera up to about nose or jaw level, tilt and come down on it a little. This'll lower the camera's center of gravity, as well as improve your field of view with your off-eye.

I don't have much of a nose, but it falls aside of the camera.

It'll help your steadiness, too, doing this. Don't mash your face against the back of the camera and then try to steady it. Find your steady spot and bring the eye to *that.*

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Even did a mock-up in one of my old posts....

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I was going to suggest that Just use a long eyepiece haha.
QuoteOriginally posted by shuie Quote
over 2 years ago when I joined this forum one of my first threads was on a skewed body design for a DSLR. I even contacted Pentax with the idea, but never sent them the drawings. Funny how now someone else has had the same idea, and implemented it.
QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
*tilting head about twenty or thirty degrees and raising camera to eye just like forever*

Hrm. Neck still works.

The Mk. I Eyeball is capable of leveling the visual field independently of your head. If right-eye dominant, bring camera up to about nose or jaw level, tilt and come down on it a little. This'll lower the camera's center of gravity, as well as improve your field of view with your off-eye.

I don't have much of a nose, but it falls aside of the camera.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/686164-post23.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by shuie Quote
over 2 years ago when I joined this forum one of my first threads was on a skewed body design for a DSLR. I even contacted Pentax with the idea, but never sent them the drawings. Funny how now someone else has had the same idea, and implemented it.
No one implemented it, and no one ever will. It was a mockup same as yours. Just get an extender for the viewfinder.
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People complain now, that dslrs are too big and thick. If you tilted the back, as in that Spanish mockup, the camera would be even thicker.

The sensor MUST be perpendicular to the lens axis. That's simple physics. You can't change that, at least not with any technolocy available today. Therefore, the sensor plane can be no further back than the bottom of that sloped back. All that extra space behind that plane at the top of the camera is in addition to the present thickness.

IOW, you could take the existing camera back, pivot it around the BOTTOM edge of the camera and tilt it back 1/2 inch or so. You can't pivot around the top edge and tilt the bottom IN 1/2 inch. That would move the sensor too far forward.

So, a sloped back would only make the camera noticable bigger than it already is.

Besides, I've never been bothered by having my nose against the camera, either with my film slrs or with my K10D. I do have to periodically wipe the nose prints off the back LCD, though.
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The Panny/Oly solution that never caught on. Panny DMC-L1:





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ar.... that will not be necesary.
Pentax is made in japan, and asian (like myself) is known for having flat noses!
We are just a naturally-designed-photographer!

kidding adise, that camera look ugly. It won't sell.

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The problem with that mock-up is that it puts the sensor under the front of the command dial, not at the back of the camera.
That sort of idea would work, but the overall depth of the camera would need to increase by the depth of the deflection caused by the slope.

The concept, while cute, wasn't thought through very well.
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Instead of making camera back at angle, why not simply tilt the viewfinder a bit up..
Vertical TLR style finder would be too extraordinary i believe.

There are and have been many interesting concepts, but there is a reason why they don't get adopted very well. Unfortunately some good ones are dropped because of subjective reasons (sales of extra accessories, user conservativeness, poor implementation etc).
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