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01-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #1201
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QuoteOriginally posted by parsons Quote
exactly, - as i posted a few pages ago.

they would have to have to move the contacts if they are planning to recess lenses very deep inside the camera.
Why couldn't a lens be recessed into the body with the contacts remaining where they are?

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Pentax Russia just got press release - the body is in three basic colours...

Said " the camera is unlike something else..."

Absolutely Different Body

The one part of press release contains the interview with designer...
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But what if an adapter in included with every camera, and when attached to the camera, it doesn't look or feel like and adapter, but like a solid part of the camera, and there is no loss of functionality?
Some of us question whether that can be done for a reasonable cost. Also, the new mount would presumably require new lenses and mean no new K-mount lenses. So it seems like you've gone to a lot of trouble to court existing Pentax users, without really making them happy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Pentax Russia just got press release - the body is in three basic colours...

Said " the camera is unlike something else..."

Absolutely Different Body

The one part of press release contains the interview with designer...
but is there a picture

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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
but is there a picture
a lot of....very big too
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aku Ankka Quote
But what if an adapter in included with every camera, and when attached to the camera, it doesn't look or feel like and adapter, but like a solid part of the camera, and there is no loss of functionality?
I don't believe this is possible. You could probably have an adapter that would not have auto focus capability and just transmitted lens data for one hundred-ish dollars, but add more functionality and price goes up.

Sony's NEX to alpha adapter sells for significantly above 300 dollars a unit. How would Pentax be able to sell something similar for less?

I just don't think the market for old lenses is that great for most people (except for forum goers like us).
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
The 18-135 also uses an in-body motor only and has no screw drive.
The DA*60-250 is only SDM and has no screw drive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveBlack Quote
The DA*60-250 is only SDM and has no screw drive.
The 60-250 has both SDM and screw-drive.

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a lot of....very big too
Can't wait
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
The 60-250 has both SDM and screw-drive.
+1 yes...
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Can't wait
just January, 31 and february, 1 - need to wait a bit...
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You could probably have an adapter that would not have auto focus capability and just transmitted lens data for one hundred-ish dollars, but add more functionality and price goes up.

Sony's NEX to alpha adapter sells for significantly above 300 dollars a unit.
I stand on no side of the fence, but again ... this is not true.

A (basically) 1:1 adapter is nothing but a macro extension tube or a TC converter w/o glass. E.g., the Tamron SDM/screw drive 1.4x adapter sold for about $100 and most of the price is for the optics embeded. A K mount "registration distance adapter" with full functionality would sell for well below $100.

The Sony adapter has an entire phase AF module, half transparent mirror, processor and maybe even a focus motor (I don't know if A mount has support for an in-body focus motor, the E mount certainly has not). It's an entirely different beast with a very specific target user group in mind.
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just January, 31 and february, 1 - need to wait a bit...
It's January, 31 in Tokyo now Go
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
just January, 31 and february, 1 - need to wait a bit...
QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
It's January, 31 in Tokyo now Go
If announcements are made this week what will be left for CP+ ? (????????)
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
The Sony adapter has an entire phase AF module, half transparent mirror, processor and maybe even a focus motor (I don't know if A mount has support for an in-body focus motor, the E mount certainly has not). It's an entirely different beast with a very specific target user group in mind.
FWIW, there is a motor in the LA-EA2 (the adapter that allow the NEX bodies to AF with A-mount lenses). I've used one with a NEX-5N and both the Sony 85/1.4 and 135/1.8 (both screw-driven lenses) and it works pretty well.
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