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09-22-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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What about the other stuff Pentax?

So anyone @ or going to Photokina, Can they ask a Pentax rep the following:

1) The Pentax K20 etc, were known to work with the Pentax Remote Utility, Why doesn't the K-x, K-7, K-r & K-5. ?

2) iPads, iPhones, LR3, Phase One & other programs all support tethering, and yet Pentax remains completely silent on this issue.

3) Lens Profiles: Everybody else has them, and it would take one Pentax employee to fix both the above issues, but nobody has asked, answered anything on these matters. Do we just keep waiting for features that will never come?

4)Video: 24/25/30 FPS..... Honestly how hard is it to get that bit right in 2010?

These are all thing wrong with my K-7, and now they will be all the wrong things for the K-5. Nikon D7000 doesn't have any of the aforementioned problems, and yet Pentax want more of my money!

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Moved to the news/rumors section.

I bet you that the framerate change will be available through a firmware update. Pentax has got to reach to all the users wanting 24fps.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Moved to the news/rumors section.

I bet you that the framerate change will be available through a firmware update. Pentax has got to reach to all the users wanting 24fps.
Cheers Adam.
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So has anyone managed to speak to anyone at Photokina?

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So has anyone managed to speak to anyone at Photokina?
Hello.

I will try to be of help. First of all, we have an official PF representative at Photokina - none other than Mr. Falk Lumo. Please check out his thread here https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/115076-pentax-photokin...k-lumo-25.html. Most of these questions have been answered in the thread, so please read carefully so as not to ask Falk any redundant questions - I'm sure the man is already overwhelmed. He will be back at the Pentax booth on Friday to follow-up on our questions.

I will try to summarize what I know so far:

1. Don't know
2. We expect tethering to be included in a FW update, but there has been no official confirmation on this so far. Current FW is pre-release version, so not final. Falk hopes to get clarification on this Friday.
3. Well, in-camera lens correction is already available for Pentax lenses. There are user-generated profiles for LR and other programs, but I do not know of any official lens profiles from Pentax, but I'm not sure this specific question has been asked yet.
4. We expect 24fps Full HD to be available via firmware - Falk is also trying to get confirmation on this. 30fps at full HD resolution seems to be limited by sensor design, but may be work asking about.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Moved to the news/rumors section.

I bet you that the framerate change will be available through a firmware update. Pentax has got to reach to all the users wanting 24fps.
I hope you're right - I've been holding my breath for manual video controls on the K7 since I bought it! Now that the K5 doesn't even have it I think it's time to exhale
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QuoteOriginally posted by jon.partsch Quote
30fps at full HD resolution seems to be limited by sensor design, but may be work asking about.
Should be able to do 720p at 30p though (assuming it's the same sensor as the Nikon D7000)...
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