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09-19-2013, 04:31 AM   #2701
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
True enough, but I dont think there is any shortage of venting on these forums. Someone at my workplace once suggested a no complaining policy, you can only imagine how much the complainers complained about that suggestion.
No shortage of venting, indeed! But having it all in one place would make a great late night read.

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No shortage of venting, indeed! But having it all in one place would make a great late night read.
Very dangerous! Concentrating all the venting into just one point will rupture space/time and create a wormhole.
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Very dangerous! Concentrating all the venting into just one point will rupture space/time and create a wormhole.
And typically, Pentax haven't provided FF for wormholes. The whole universe is going to the dogs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Very dangerous! Concentrating all the venting into just one point will rupture space/time and create a wormhole.
All this super concentrated venting will radically shift the solar winds causing our sun to implode ! We + Pentax = DOOMED !!!

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OK, but still, I personally find them extremely difficult to use in bright light situations, compared to any DSLR i have ever used? I would never want to use one at a wedding where changing light situations and fast action would make a mirrorless camera more of a project than a help.

QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Well, based on my K-01 experience:

1. No mirror slap, so you can use lower shutter speeds hand-held,
which is great in low light.

2. You can get precise manual focusing, even with a lens at f/1.2,
which is great in low light. (Did I say that already?)

3. CDAF focuses accurately with lenses like the Tamron 17-50,
which are hard to get adjusted properly for PDAF on a DSLR.

4. You can use lenses that would foul the mirror on a DSLR.

5. You can photograph from angles and places
where you couldn't get your head behind the eyepiece of a viewfinder.

YMMV.
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And typically, Pentax haven't provided FF for wormholes. The whole universe is going to the dogs.
LOL! A crop wormhole... so... a "maggothole" then?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mecrox Quote
On my local Q colour configurator it says: "Wait for approximately 5 weeks for your camera to be specially made for you and delivered."

I'm not sure why it should be automatically assumed that Ricoh will be able to put a kiosk in all those stores where it currently does not offer physical cameras. Why would those stores want kiosks rather than cameras? And why would the store want a Ricoh kiosk when everyone else is doing kiosks as well, which they will if BTO is the no-brainer financial winner some seem to think it is? The logic here leads inexorably to online-only sales, it seems to me.

Apart from the small matter of Ricoh needing to make huge investments in back-end systems and modular hardware design, for which there doesn't seem any public evidence, you are making BTO sound as easy as falling off a log. I don't believe it is. In my country, I have to search high and low and travel for hours to find a physical selection of Ricoh items. If the same applies to a BTO kiosk, then as a customer I am no better off. BTO may make it more profitable for Ricoh to sell things but the key is making it easier for the customer to buy those things.
I've said many times here that Ricoh's objectives are measured over the intermediate term, which is 5-7 years. Ours are measured over 5-7 weeks. At this time Ricoh might state there is a 5 week lead time but that isn't necessarily a permanent condition. If BTO becomes a Ricoh differentiator - a manufacturing hallmark - and one reason that might happen is because they are not captive to their existing capital commitments the way the majors are - it will happen because computers and robots allow it to happen and because Ricoh, the 279th largest company on earth, chooses to exploit opportunity..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Very dangerous! Concentrating all the venting into just one point will rupture space/time and create a wormhole.
QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
All this super concentrated venting will radically shift the solar winds causing our sun to implode ! We + Pentax = DOOMED !!!
Great to see some sci-fi geekery here!

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Great to see some sci-fi geekery here!
Welcome to the Q continuum.
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All of this has happened before, and will happen again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I'm pretty sure the D800 shutter mechanism is capable of much more than 4 fps. The limiting factor seems to be the amount of data that has to be shifted and processed. I could be linked to the sensor read-out speed, as you say, but adding a second processor would probably speed things up. So would a larger, faster buffer. Not everyone needs 10 fps, but those needing it could then invest in the appropriate grip with the necessary processing boost.<br />
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According to Hogan article the Processor used by Nikon and Pentax can NOT work with a second one
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According to Hogan article the Processor used by Nikon and Pentax can NOT work with a second one
Not even future processors?
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Not even future processors?
Nikon has a separate subsidiary with Fujitsu who make the processor. It's a separate product only for Nikon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anyway, I doubt that memory found on a grip, accessed via a limited pin count connector, could be faster than the tightly integrated buffer from the same circuit board.
Nope. You are right. The further memory is the slower access time is. All connections should be the shortest possible for speed and the P.S. beefier!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Well, based on my K-01 experience:

1. No mirror slap, so you can use lower shutter speeds hand-held,
which is great in low light.

2. You can get precise manual focusing, even with a lens at f/1.2,
which is great in low light. (Did I say that already?)

3. CDAF focuses accurately with lenses like the Tamron 17-50,
which are hard to get adjusted properly for PDAF on a DSLR.

4. You can use lenses that would foul the mirror on a DSLR.

5. You can photograph from angles and places
where you couldn't get your head behind the eyepiece of a viewfinder.

YMMV.
This issue is definitely a matter of YMMV.

1. The K-5 and II series has barely any mirror slap. The mechanism is so smooth there is no discernible effect on either handholding or tripod shooting without the 2 second shutter delay.

2. The K-5 II is brilliantly and consistently accurate even when focusing through the dark and small OVF at night or indoors. Of course, there is also LV on the camera, which works well as an EVF and is just as good at nailing focus on this camera.

3. None of my lenses, including the Tamron ones, have needed any fine AF adjustment on my K-5 IIs.

4. There aren't any K-mount lenses I would like to use but cannot on my K-5 IIs.

5. That's what LV is for. I use it perhaps 5-10% of the time for those high/low angles and on the K-5 II/s it is fast, accurate and easy to use.

It may sound like I'm harping on about how great the K-5 II is, but in so many ways, this is the APS-C camera that so many pentaxians were waiting for, ever since the K10D. Now that it's here, all we want now is a D800 competitor.

We can be helplessly discontent, striving for the next development seems to pervade our human condition. Whilst this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does make us forget the excellent developments we have available to us this very day, which is capable of so much, but the capability has not yet been tapped into.


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