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01-13-2012, 03:11 AM   #286
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QuoteOriginally posted by s.randy Quote
Made this to show what I wish Pentax would release this year. Larger than Q, APS-C Mirrorless, interchangeable K-mount
Nice, but you forgot to put the huge shadow from the needed protruding mount. Your way, the lenses will never focus on anything.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eurostar Quote
Nice, but you forgot to put the huge shadow from the needed protruding mount. Your way, the lenses will never focus on anything.
What about the reflected focus screen?

Otherwise, the image is a nice example of a colleague's saying: "A word can say more than a thousand images" ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michijer Quote
I would definitely buy that, and take my camera + DA40 everywhere with me
with the adapter DA40 becomes twice/three times as thick. if you want AF won't be cheap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michijer Quote
I would definitely buy that, and take my camera + DA40 everywhere with me
Be aware that it wouldn't look quite as pretty from the side (it would have a substantial tube to get the necessary distance k-mount -> sensor)...

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QuoteOriginally posted by liam Quote
with the adapter DA40 becomes twice/three times as thick. if you want AF won't be cheap.
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That'll be fine with me... but I still think the easiest way would be to design a K-Mount module for the GXR...

Btw: I just used FlickRhivemind to look for pictures taken with pentax. To be honest: There is no need (for me) to get another brand - I need to develop my skills! Checking PPG, Flickr etc helps to get grounded in the case of GAS

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Flickr etc helps to get grounded in the case of GAS
Musician? I ask because my brother is one, and I am always amused to hear him talk about GAS with respect to the syndrome that we usually call LBA around here!
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indeed, I am a guitarist... Gear acquisition syndrom/lens buying addiction ... there is just a tiny difference
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The Q is fine, don't sweat about it...

Sensors will get better and better and certainly the smaller sensors goes pretty fast in terms of technology.
So i think they did smart choosing a smaller sensor, they might not up for standard for everyone but it's good enough for most and the next gen will get better.
The Q will have a longer life then probably the bigger mirrorless camera's
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right, because pentax cant develope a successor as fast as nikon or sony :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mehlsack Quote
right, because pentax cant develope a successor as fast as nikon or sony :P
Ok show me the Nikon successor to the D7000, the Canon successor to the D7.... same generation as the K5 i believe.

Show me a new entry level from Nikon for that matter D5100 is over a year now. actually the Nikon's run on the market far longer than the Pentax at entry level D5000 for example lasted almost 2 years before the5100 replaced it (and it is still at some levels of retail)
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Heh But it should have an EVF like the NEX-7.
It would definitely need a OVF and/or EVF but that was just a quick shopped photo of Q.

QuoteOriginally posted by eurostar Quote
Nice, but you forgot to put the huge shadow from the needed protruding mount. Your way, the lenses will never focus on anything.
Good thing I'm not a design engineer for Pentax
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Yes, the Fuji X-Pro1 is #6 on the list - but the list includes a toaster oven, phones, remote controllers, a robot replicator and a Cadillac. This isn't a camera show. It is a consumer electronics show.

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QuoteOriginally posted by s.randy Quote
Made this to show what I wish Pentax would release this year. Larger than Q, APS-C Mirrorless, interchangeable K-mount
YES! That + that with a full frame sensor (if leica can fit one in a body that size I'm sure pentax can) at around $3,000.
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I had an Opito 90 for a year or so and really liked it. I was thinking Pentax should make a FF (only because it seems like lots of people here want FF I gave up a 5Dmk2 for the K5 FF isn't all that) mirrorless interchangeable lens camera thats smaller than K5 but bigger than Q, that can go under water with out a under water housing. Add the SR, in camera GPS, star tacking keep the 5stops of bracketing unlimited time-laps, Night vision focus mode, a flip screen like the on the sony FS100 (good for doing self photos) A viewfinder like the one on X100 (it really is a nice VF) make it in different colors and price under $2000 for body. Id buy that. and its 3D.
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