Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-28-2010, 03:14 AM   #61
Veteran Member
Christopher M.W.T's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,689
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Of course we asked about the TC.
They said, as I already wrote, that it would be quite expensive, perhaps about 400 Euro. Pentax Japan does not seem to think that it is profitable. But it is high on the wish-list, so there is hope.
Cool thanks for addressing that.

It's weird when in the past they had more accessories, longer lenses and now they don't.

Much like Nasa had better launch capabilities back in the 60's than they do now, they have to basically reinvent it all over again!

09-28-2010, 03:45 AM   #62
Pentaxian
Asahiflex's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,753
QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
Cool thanks for addressing that.

It's weird when in the past they had more accessories, longer lenses and now they don't.
Yes, back at that time the hugely successful Espio compact camera series paid for the enormous (compared to today's standards) Pentax SLR system. Nowadays the Optio series of digital compacts hardly earns any money, so the DSLR system has shrunk to the bare minimum.

That's why they need to sell shitloads of K-x and K-r cameras. The more the better! Only then a bigger system will come.
09-28-2010, 05:18 AM   #63
Veteran Member
Christopher M.W.T's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,689
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Yes, back at that time the hugely successful Espio compact camera series paid for the enormous (compared to today's standards) Pentax SLR system. Nowadays the Optio series of digital compacts hardly earns any money, so the DSLR system has shrunk to the bare minimum.

That's why they need to sell shitloads of K-x and K-r cameras. The more the better! Only then a bigger system will come.
True.

Still from what I've read so far:


1. Tethering, Pentax Japan has been told and has acknowledged, that it is.
2. Manual video, as above.
3. DFS well seems they have listened here finally :P
4. Flash system, still no explanation as to why the 1/180 limit and if it will change, for those of us who like been strobists, that is a bit of an issue.
09-28-2010, 05:48 AM   #64
Veteran Member
mattdm's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,964
QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
4. Flash system, still no explanation as to why the 1/180 limit and if it will change, for those of us who like been strobists, that is a bit of an issue.
If you had to choose between "quiet and reliable" and "1/250th flash sync", which would you pick?

09-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #65
Veteran Member
Christopher M.W.T's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,689
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
If you had to choose between "quiet and reliable" and "1/250th flash sync", which would you pick?
Well the camera can go up to 1/8000 anyway, so it's really a matter of just sending out a flash trigger signal isn't it?
09-28-2010, 07:13 AM   #66
Veteran Member
mattdm's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,964
QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
Well the camera can go up to 1/8000 anyway, so it's really a matter of just sending out a flash trigger signal isn't it?
It's not fully-open at 1/8000th, though. At those speeds, only a portion of the sensor is exposed at a time.
09-28-2010, 07:15 AM   #67
Veteran Member
Christopher M.W.T's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,689
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
It's not fully-open at 1/8000th, though. At those speeds, only a portion of the sensor is exposed at a time.
That's true, however still we should be able to use it if we choose to, no matter how possibly useless it is
09-28-2010, 07:56 AM   #68
MSM
Veteran Member
MSM's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Alabama
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 994
QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
That's true, however still we should be able to use it if we choose to, no matter how possibly useless it is
yeah, I would love it if they would allow us to go beyond the sync speed ~ 1/500sec and then in PP crop out any dark band that appears. Sometime the dark band adds to the image! That is one nice things my friends can do with their Canon's.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
accessories, iso, pentax news, pentax rumors, photokina
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax France answers 3 important questions Gus Pentax News and Rumors 46 03-18-2010 10:26 AM
Landscape Visiting a old friend Jimbo Post Your Photos! 4 03-06-2010 11:15 AM
USPS - Undeliverable as Addressed deadwolfbones General Talk 18 02-26-2010 06:26 PM
Visiting a friend.. (Portrait) Usuqa Post Your Photos! 6 05-10-2009 12:11 PM
Visiting Miami-Looking For Holster Unit In Stores shutterpuppy Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 0 12-18-2008 12:02 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:49 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top