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01-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #301
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
XSut up!
Xtra Saucy!

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XS, well we are in Japan , Extra Sushi. Sushi is made with RAW fish. THis mean great Raw photo
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
XS = Xtra Sunken?


It would be really exciting if they have gone with the sunken-lens approach, and put controls round the protruding lens mount. Especially if that includes a WR gasket! But I don't care if this is just a 'fat' MILC with a K-mount, a butchered Kr with optional clip on EVF... at the right price it would still be cool. For street photography (and many types of photography in fact) lightning speed AF and optical viewfinders are not really that necessary.
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XS, well we are in Japan , Extra Sushi. Sushi is made with RAW fish. THis mean great Raw photo
Ding ding ding! My vote lies here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by konraDarnok Quote
What's so great about it? I'd rather have a viewfinder that was closer to WYSIWYG. Which is why the SLR was invented in the first place -- it's closer to the final picture than dual reflex -- it's also why DOF preview was added -- but optical viewfinder can't show you exposure. EVF can.
Because it's only WYSIWY if you stand absolutely still, taking a picture of a motionless subject.

Go ahead, try an EVF. Try NEX for example. It looks like liveview, but on a very tiny screen. It's slow, it lags and it feels like your isolating stills from a video. Try taking pictures at a sports event with a NEX, it's almost impossible.

I like the idea of a detachable hotshoe EVF though. People with bad eyesight, or older people could then get these to use peak focussing to help them focus...

...But then again, that's what the catch-in-focus already does a 100% accurate. I use that option with my Porst 55 1.2, and the few pictures I have to trash can be blamed on user error: myself. I love that function, together with the continuous drive shooting it's magical.

Focussing that same Porst sucked on the NEX5n that I briefly had.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mecrox Quote
If this camera has CDAF focusing, does that mean that existing K-mount lenses won't work all that well on it because they are designed for PDAF?
Lenses aren't designed for PDAF (or CDAF). They have (or don't have) an AF motor or screw and a given mechanical accuracy. E.g., my old FA31 focusses in under 1s (using K-5 CDAF).

The necessity of dedicated CDAF lenses is a FT phenomenon which must be related to technical problems of FT lenses other brands don't have. Maybe, related to their focus by wire concept, I don't know.

QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
I think it would be safe to say the the other two lenses in the "3 lens kit" would be "XS" versions of the DA21 and DA70....
The other two lenses are said to be the standard ones. Only the 40 is rumored to be XS.

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It's very similar thickness to DSLR. Falk, in your opinion is there much scope to reduce that thickness in the future to something closer to a film SLR (49mm say). Sensor assemblies can only get thinner in the future, right? Perhaps removing the SR mechanism would reduce thickness too?
To gain another 10 mm is difficult.

You may want to look at my K-5 cut model photo:
Falk Lumo: Pentax K-5 Preview

The removal of SR would gain you 10mm. But if you want to keep it (and I think this is a must) then you probably have to remove the LCD and reduce the number of PCBs behind the sensor from 2 to 1. Which means to redesign the SR mechanism because it currently can only shift a small daughter PCB. But the electronics wil have to go somewhere. So what you gain in depth you loose in width or height ...

I guess the 5mm the K01 is rumoured to be thinner than a K-5 come from a thinner plug between sensor daughter board and main PCB.

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Moreover, if the lens offerings are pancakeish small, then the decision has been made NOT to compete on body size a la NEX and m43, but focus on small, fast glass while retaining backwards compatibility.

Mount depth does not make or break consumer appeal because on virtually all of these systems, once you add a lens, the camera is nowhere near "pocketable" (and oversold concept appealing to many fewer consumers than the rhetoric would have us believe).
If the camera looks "sleek", it will look very compact side by side with a NEX with the 18-55 lens mounted - even with one of the primes mounted. In fact, even the tiniest NEX, the C-3, with the 30mm macro mounted (the smallest lens except for the super wide 16mm pancake) has a total depth of 33mm + 55,5mm = 88,5mm, while the rumored new Pentax with the DA40 mounted has a depth of 59mm + 15mm = 74mm!

Now if they could create a very compact kit zoom too (retracting into the body?), they might have a real winner!

edit: And if you mount the new Sony 50mm 1.8 on the NEX C-3 and the FA50/1.4 on the K01, the K01 will be only 1mm thicker (so it will be thinner than the NEX-7).
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Not to put too negative a spin on things, I think it is probably a good thing Pentax releases a mirrorless as there seems to be a market for them right now.

If it's to add to the product line, then fine, but if it is to replace the SLR, then it's a step backwards. I understand the "pros" of mirrorless, but with that, we need to factor in the negative aspects as well.

I'm presuming that the body will be a little smaller than the K-r, which will be part of the selling point. There is a gadget aspect that I'm just not buying into.....it reminds me of the zoolander phone from a few years ago when tiny cell phones were the fad. "Smaller" might be "in" right now, but that doesn't mean it's better.



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I wouldn't call the K-5 implementation 'slow' it's is slower, but it's also more accurate than the Phase AF. And as I stated up thread, I'd use it for most shooting conditions on the K-5 if I had a viewfinder that allowed it -- holding the camera at arm's length sux.
CDAF is slow compared with PDAF on K5, and I'm not sure continous AF would work at all with CDAF on K-mount lenses designed for DSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Because it's only WYSIWY if you stand absolutely still, taking a picture of a motionless subject.
I disagree. And I can't account for how you 'feel' about electronic viewfinders.
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QuoteOriginally posted by konraDarnok Quote
I disagree. And I can't account for how you 'feel' about electronic viewfinders.
Don't twist my words. It's not a feeling, it's hands on experience. In contrast to you, I brought arguments to support my findings.

And if you disagree, tell everybody why so we can al learn. Or is it just a feeling in your case?
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Don't twist my words. It's not a feeling, it's hands on experience. In contrast to you, I brought arguments to support my findings.

And if you disagree, tell everybody why so we can al learn. Or is it just a feeling in your case?
You said the EVF of the NEX "feels" like still frame. I disagree, it's that simple.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Don't twist my words. It's not a feeling, it's hands on experience. In contrast to you, I brought arguments to support my findings.
Dude, in my expirience EVF turned to be much more reliable than OVF for manual focusing and just as good for composing.
And I have told you already, you are very … unique person
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QuoteOriginally posted by ihasa Quote
It's very similar thickness to DSLR. Falk, in your opinion is there much scope to reduce that thickness in the future to something closer to a film SLR (49mm say). Sensor assemblies can only get thinner in the future, right? Perhaps removing the SR mechanism would reduce thickness too?

Maybe this camera is a first step, acknowledging there will probably be scope to miniaturise further in the future. And I don't think you need to go any thinner than 49mm, which is roughly what the MX is.
Why quibble over 15mm?

Not everyone likes miniature. Many like full size cameras and dogs!
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Dude, in my expirience EVF turned to be much more reliable than OVF for manual focusing and just as good for composing.
Don't be silly. We have already gone over that. You've let your inability to use catch-in-focus cloud your judgement. The EVF is ok, until there is movement involved, then you have to keep waiting until the screen catches up with the action, but then the moment is gone. With CIF I can catch the eye of a frantic child that's running around aimlessly, using my Porst 55 1.2. It's so freaking easy.
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