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02-01-2012, 07:07 AM   #1381
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QuoteOriginally posted by K1D27H Quote
Hmmm, perhaps he designed it with a waist level electronic viewfinder, like Rolleiflex?
Indeed, it was said that there was no "eyelevel viewfinder". Also no EVF.

Now, it's exactly 60 years ago that Asahi's first SLR was shown to light (in 1952). What if they did something with the Asahiflex idea of a WLF? So the LCD on top, with a foldable finder.



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Well, if it's going to be "semi professional" it simply cannot just have a non-movable back LCD as it's only viewfinder device. There's nothing less professional than having to compose all your pictures with your arms stretched. But if there really is no eye-level EVF... what then? Is there a different solution...?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote

Now, it's exactly 60 years ago that Asahi's first SLR was shown to light (in 1952). What if they did something with the Asahiflex idea of a WLF? So the LCD on top, with a foldable finder.
I had something like that in mind, but almost didn't dare to write it. Hmm... that's very intriguing! Maybe there even is no LCD on the back, just on the top. That would make it easier to make the camera thinner (especially if it actually does focus fine-adjusting with the sensor and needs some more room to move the sensor backwards )!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Indeed, it was said that there was no "eyelevel viewfinder". Also no EVF.

Now, it's exactly 60 years ago that Asahi's first SLR was shown to light (in 1952). What if they did something with the Asahiflex idea of a WLF? So the LCD on top, with a foldable finder.
that would be very cool (and a nice nod to the 60th anniversary as well). some of the line drawings hint at this as well

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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Indeed, it was said that there was no "eyelevel viewfinder". Also no EVF.

Now, it's exactly 60 years ago that Asahi's first SLR was shown to light (in 1952). What if they did something with the Asahiflex idea of a WLF? So the LCD on top, with a foldable finder.
If the K-01was designed like that, it would also explain why Pentax didn't abandon the K-mount, the extra depth of the camera being required for the top LCD. I think I could like that...

Wim

EDIT: now, where would the flash attach?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Indeed, it was said that there was no "eyelevel viewfinder". Also no EVF.

Now, it's exactly 60 years ago that Asahi's first SLR was shown to light (in 1952). What if they did something with the Asahiflex idea of a WLF? So the LCD on top, with a foldable finder.
WOW!!! Now that's a beautiful camera!!
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What if they did something with the Asahiflex idea of a WLF? So the LCD on top, with a foldable finder.
I'd love it, and would suddenly consider it cool (= practical).
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
I had something like that in mind, but almost didn't dare to write it. Hmm... that's very intriguing! Maybe there even is no LCD on the back, just on the top. That would make it easier to make the camera thinner (especially if it actually does focus fine-adjusting with the sensor and needs some more room to move the sensor backwards )!
+1. And the foldable finder completely solves the problem of a difficult to see LCD screen (in sunny conditions outside).

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If the K-01was designed like that, it would also explain why Pentax didn't abandon the K-mount, the extra depth of the camera being required for the top LCD. I think I could like that...

Wim

EDIT: now, where would the flash attach?
The flash? Just look at the Pentax Z-1p.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Well, if it's going to be "semi professional" it simply cannot just have a non-movable back LCD as it's only viewfinder device. There's nothing less professional than having to compose all your pictures with your arms stretched. But if there really is no eye-level EVF... what then? Is there a different solution...?
"Professional" is the result, not how far away the camera is from your eye.

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The flash? Just look at the Pentax Z-1p.
Doh... To think that I used a SFXn for 15 years...

But OTOH, looking on top of the camera, the flash would be more likely to blind the photographer, wouldn't it?

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The flash? Just look at the Pentax Z-1p.
Agreed. Never understood why they stopped placing the flash on the right.
That was genius IMO.
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"Professional" is the result, not how far away the camera is from your eye.
Of course, but a professional needs to take care that (s)he doesn't end up as a cripple through the use of un-ergonomic equipment...
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Great about K-01. I wait for Semi-Professional or High End Pentax DSLR. Smile
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