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07-17-2011, 05:51 AM   #1
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Pentax Q, Auto 110 digital and K-1 24x36

While browsing flickr, a friend of mind found this user which has a few interesting pictures on display:
Flickr: schaft9's Photostream

First of all, samples from the Pentax Q and pictures of a transparent one:



A pic of a digital auto110 prototype!



And... a few photos of the very only 24x36 Pentax DSLR: the K-1...



I wonder why comparing this very new Pentax to a 10+yo old prototype... It would more sense to put close to a K-5 or a 645D.

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Largest versus smallest, just for grins?
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Actual Photo Taken from Q

Your friend has stumbled on a sampling of actual photographs taken by the Q. Maybe the first posted.

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07-17-2011, 06:19 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
Largest versus smallest, just for grins?
645D would make more sense in this case I think.

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Pentax Q Porn =)
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Perso (ouais m'en fous j'cris en Fanais je suis un warrior) quitte faire un bide, j'aurai prfr qu'ils tentent le K-1 plutt que de sortir le Q... -_-'
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote
645D would make more sense in this case I think.
or the 67ii

BTW, that K-1 looks a lot like the MZ-D prototype.

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K1 is fake as photoshop. Person's biggest dream for K1.
I found one. It was in 2001. Link here
Pentaxȫ뵥K1 - Ӱ - ڵ¹ - Designed by Voora Island

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K1 is fake as photoshop. Person's biggest dream for K1.
I found one. It was in 2001. Link here
Pentaxȫ뵥K1 - Ӱ - ڵ¹ - Designed by Voora Island
I personnaly doubt that this K-1 is a fake. A prototype was shown at the kina at the beginning of the 2000's but I am not sure it was labelled K-1. On Bogdar's website it is named as MZ-D.
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I like this one better.
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I don't think that K-1 is a fake but a prototype. Obviously they have connections.

Google translate this from Japanese for more info on the K-1.

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Cool. I think Japanesse won't sell MZ-D to USA. I looked Camera Database not there. Only MZ-S or MZ-3. Huh!
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Cool. I think Japanesse won't sell MZ-D to USA. I looked Camera Database not there. Only MZ-S or MZ-3. Huh!
Neither the Japanese, nor anyone else are going to sell the MZ-D anywhere. It was a prototype that Pentax built before the *istD. It was announced as a real product, I believe, but it never went into production. That's why its not in any online databases.

It was based around a sensor that turned out to be lousy. Contax used the same sensor in their first digital offering. From what I've heard, this sensor is the reason that Contax is no longer producing any cameras.

I believe that that picture is, in fact, the MZ-D and someone has photoshopped it to say K-1. This is interesting, because, as far as I know, no one outside of Pentax has an MZ-D to photograph next to a Q. Secondly, why would Pentax even want to photograph a Q next to a failed prototype. I can understand why they might want to photograph it next to a K-5, to show how small it is.

As far as the transparent Q goes, Pentax has a long history of producing transparent cameras, as showroom displays. I have seen transparent ME's and Auto 110's. I believe there were transparent SF1's. They occasionally show up on ebay and go for astronomical prices, at least for Pentax's.
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And what if Pentax will keep the prototype and add a Sony FF sensor ? It would be stupid to throw all the work for the K-1...

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That body design is obsolete, Pentax will not use it.
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