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09-08-2010, 10:10 AM   #16
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So K-r is on the way for sure, but don't know what to say about k-5. Was just bored and went on Pentax website and did some logic deductions...if existing models have dedicated websites, the new ones should also have. For k-7 website is デジタル一眼レフカメラ:PENTAX ... so i replaced k-7 with k-r, easy. And guess what, username and password required, "secret area". Did the same for k-5, no such page.
Easy: the rumor source is the semi-blind technician who always makes a mess with something in the Pentax cameras. It's K-8, but he read 5...



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Tomorrow (September 10th.) Pentax will announce:
  • Pentax K-r: 12.4 MP CMOS sensor, Safox IX AF module, 6 im/s in JPEG mode, 96% 0.85x pentamirror viewfinder, 3″ 921,000 dots LCD screen, Li-ion battery with optional AA-batteries adapter, infra-red data transmission; 649$ body only, 699$ with 18-55mm.
  • Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL lens: one aspherical lens, bayonet made of polycarbonate, 45mm (length), 124g, 0.3m minimum focus distance; 199$.
  • Two new Pentax Optio point and shoot cameras."
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Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL lens


Some kind of Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f/2.4 derivative?
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Interesting price point, especially given that the rumors pegged the K-r at around $850-$900.

Surprises like that are always good. Can't wait for tomorrow!

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QuoteOriginally posted by StepOne Quote
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Tomorrow (September 10th.) Pentax will announce:
  • Pentax K-r: 12.4 MP CMOS sensor, Safox IX AF module, 6 im/s in JPEG mode, 96% 0.85x pentamirror viewfinder, 3″ 921,000 dots LCD screen, Li-ion battery with optional AA-batteries adapter, infra-red data transmission; 649$ body only, 699$ with 18-55mm.
  • Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL lens: one aspherical lens, bayonet made of polycarbonate, 45mm (length), 124g, 0.3m minimum focus distance; 199$.
  • Two new Pentax Optio point and shoot cameras."
(damn i am bored)
Sounds very good for the K-r but I hope the 35 f/2.4 is not true: everyone else is offering a 35 f/1.8 ! And to repeat myself 35mm is not good as a "normal", it's too long. 28-30mm is much better.
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Interesting price point, especially given that the rumors pegged the K-r at around $850-$900.

Surprises like that are always good. Can't wait for tomorrow!
If that price is correct, maybe the K-5's pricepoint will be online with nikon's D7000 which would be GREAT!
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Er- *IN-LINE*

Darn iPhone autocorrect!
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but I hope the 35 f/2.4 is not true: everyone else is offering a 35 f/1.8 !
It will be hard to sell to those who only want some 1.* lens, but if the specs are true, it's an extremely lightweight and small lens.

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It will be hard to sell to those who only want some 1.* lens, but if the specs are true, it's an extremely lightweight and small lens.
So is the 40mm f/2.8 that was sold at 200-250$ a few years ago (bought mine 200$ on the used market). I see no interest in a cheap 35mm f/2.4 (even worst for me is I already have the 35mm f/2). It will just make the other companies (Nikon, Sony) much more competitive unless it's sold around 100$. I would sell my 35/2 for a 30/2 the size and quality of the Samsung NX lens. It would sit so perfectly between my 21mm ltd and my 40mm ltd.
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Er- *IN-LINE*
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QuoteOriginally posted by StepOne Quote
So K-r is on the way for sure, but don't know what to say about k-5. Was just bored and went on Pentax website and did some logic deductions...if existing models have dedicated websites, the new ones should also have. For k-7 website is デジタル一眼レフカ�ラ�FPENTAX ... so i replaced k-7 with k-r, easy. And guess what, username and password required, "secret area". Did the same for k-5, no such page.
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QuoteOriginally posted by StepOne Quote
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Tomorrow (September 10th.) Pentax will announce:
  • Pentax K-r: 12.4 MP CMOS sensor, Safox IX AF module, 6 im/s in JPEG mode, 96% 0.85x pentamirror viewfinder, 3″ 921,000 dots LCD screen, Li-ion battery with optional AA-batteries adapter, infra-red data transmission; 649$ body only, 699$ with 18-55mm.
  • Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL lens: one aspherical lens, bayonet made of polycarbonate, 45mm (length), 124g, 0.3m minimum focus distance; 199$.
  • Two new Pentax Optio point and shoot cameras."
(damn i am bored)
Pentax KR sounds just like what I've been waiting for to upgrade my K100DS. Hope it has the top LCD though - could be the deal breaker for me ( I've gotten sooo! used to using it). Also, I'd like it to have a port/terminal for my cable switch, remote F capabilities, and the focusing points in the viewfinder. The price is right. Hope it all comes to fruition - I'm ready to buy.
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If these specs are right and the K-r comes out at that price point I'm guessing no weather sealing, better AF, better shutter, AF points visible, probably better movie mode and a better view screen. Basically like a K-x super. I'll be interested to see if it has two wheels.

The 35 f/2.4 doesn't sound good on paper, but neither did the 15 f/4, and people love that lens.
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