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09-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
There's no reason why a variable aperture zoom can't be just as good as a fixed aperture zoom.
In theory, perhaps this is true. But in my world, the theory works like this:


"I want to get the best value, and not spend any more than I have to. So I'll get the variable aperture."

Then I get it, and I find it doesn't perform as well as a fixed-aperture lens. So I say to myself "Dang - I really do have to spend more money for better quality!"


I could tell myself it's just as good, but it really isn't. So then I have to decide whether it's worth making that compromise in order to save the money.

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WRT lens prices in general and all the pricing discussion referenced here -- c'mon, give P-USA a break. They have to pay for all these retailer workshops and PopPhoto articles somehow, don't they? I mean, really, we've done nothing but complain for years that we get no marketing, no B&M support, no repairs, no Cust. Svc and now, there you go, we have fiver or six in-house shows and a magazine cover!!

/sarc (in case you needed it.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
The aperture of your zoom won't be changed. You can use your DA* in APS-C mode.
I don't get why someone should spend 2500 for a body to use it in crop mode getting lower QI than a one-third-the-price APS-C camera.
09-09-2012, 05:22 AM   #124
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QuoteOriginally posted by frankfanrui Quote
1. K-300
16MP old CMOS sensor used in K-01 and K-30, re-using the K-r body, i.e., penta-mirror at 0.85X and 96% coverage.
RH's Certainty Percentage Close to 100%!

2. K-5N
16MP new CMOS sensor technology, new image processor, APS-C of course, 100% penta-prism finder at 0.92X, articulated screen, new 21-point SAFOX X AF system (central 9-crossed, surrounding 12 points linear), improved continuous tracking and zone focusing, 8 fps, improved video functions (with manual control and continuous AF option during video recording, very possibly).
RH's Certainty Percentage Close to 100%!

3. K-3/K-3S*
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24MP APS-C flagship, Sony IMX096 CMOS sensor, new image processor, newly designed 100% coverage 1X magnification penta-prism (equivalent to 0.65X at 50mm for 135), articulated screen, 21-point SAFOX X AF system, 6 fps, enhanced white balance detection, enhanced video functions, stereo microphone built-in. Version without AA filter to be marketed later in early 2013, targeted/suggested price set at 1,400 Euros. The K-3 Super will be the highest resolution APS-C camera body ever on Earth and would put almost all the existing Pentax lenses to death! ;-p
RH's Certainty Percentage Close to 100%!

4. 645DII*/645DN*
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New top-of-the-line Trusense (formally Kodak) KAF-50100 51.6MP CCD sensor in 49.1 x 36.8mm (active pixels 50.1M), 645 film equivalent crop factor 1.1X (old 645D sensor was in 1.3X), improved image processing, SAFOX X, increased 60,000 shutter actuations/life (rated), other minor improvements, no video function, of course! :->
RH's Certainty Percentage Close to 100%!

5. DA 18-200/3.5-5.6 WR DC
Product is self-explanatory for its name, kit lens option with the K-3.
RH's Certainty Percentage 90%+

6. DA560/5.6
3 sections dividable, simplified weather resistant, new-type in-lens motor with quick-shift manual focus overriding capability, built-in astro-tracking, set price at US$3,800, manufactured only upon special ordering.
RH's Certainty Percentage 90%+

7. DFA645 90/2.8
Its name is self-explanatory, for portraiture.
RH's Certainty Percentage 90%+

8. O-GPS2
Updated/improved version of the O-GPS1
RH's Certainty Percentage 75%

9. AF1?0FGZ and AF600FGZ
New external compact flashgun and new flagship flashgun, finally!
RH's Certainty Percentage 75%

original address for above info
You know, you lost all credibility by quoting RH


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09-09-2012, 05:35 AM   #125
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
You know, you lost all credibility by quoting RH
Agreed...there's a reason why he doesn't post here anymore.
09-10-2012, 04:33 AM   #126
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1. K-5II
2. K-5IIs
3. 560/5.6
4. 18-270
5. 90 macro MF
6. Pentax Q
7. tele Q.
8. flash???
9. ????

It seems to me - no any K-3 or 645DII....
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K3 is more likely then K5 mark II

THats a serious HOAX imo

Wich serious source do we have about this "mark II" rreally?
09-10-2012, 04:39 AM   #128
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The line of cameras without K-3 (even APS-C) looks rather weak - K-30 and K-5II(s). Two DSLR cameras...

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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnLegrand Quote
K3 is more likely then K5 mark II

THats a serious HOAX imo

Wich serious source do we have about this "mark II" rreally?
Not sure it is a hoax but K-5II, K-5IIs and K-3 (and even talk about a K-3s) is highly strange.
If K-5II comes together with a K-3 I think it is less strange if there will be only one K-5II and that one will be without the low pass filter. No K-5II with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnLegrand Quote
K3 is more likely then K5 mark II

THats a serious HOAX imo

Wich serious source do we have about this "mark II" rreally?
Pentax Spain (Facebook page).

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pentax croatia announced that all will be known tomorrow
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QuoteOriginally posted by dankoBanana Quote
pentax croatia announced that all will be known tomorrow
Did they also say if they would be allowed to disclose it too?
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All this speculation makes my head explode. I have one. I have a strong gut feeling, that Pentax will announce something majestic. A 560mm f/1. It's not a DA*, it's DP* for Diesel Powered. It has a built-in K-0.002 body which is half the size of a truck. Note that it is also a truck. Basically, a pickup truck with giant camera body instead of cabin. Inside it looks like a space shuttle. Every feature the body has, has a dedicated button in the cabin. And it has six wheels. With a giant lens where the front of the truck normally is. So that's one thing. The 7 other things are that 7-speed automatic, and the last is reverse. The engine is also used to operate the focus. It's really quick AF at the 5000-6000rpm range. On the downside, it's still crop sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jiimaa Quote
All this speculation makes my head explode. I have one. I have a strong gut feeling, that Pentax will announce something majestic. A 560mm f/1. It's not a DA*, it's DP* for Diesel Powered. It has a built-in K-0.002 body which is half the size of a truck. Note that it is also a truck. Basically, a pickup truck with giant camera body instead of cabin. Inside it looks like a space shuttle. Every feature the body has, has a dedicated button in the cabin. And it has six wheels. With a giant lens where the front of the truck normally is. So that's one thing. The 7 other things are that 7-speed automatic, and the last is reverse. The engine is also used to operate the focus. It's really quick AF at the 5000-6000rpm range. On the downside, it's still crop sensor.
LOL!

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The 7 other things are that 7-speed automatic, and the last is reverse.
Aw crap, an automatic? Will there be a version for men too?
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Aw crap, an automatic? Will there be a version for men too?
No but for real men it has an 'M' setting, with which you can manually push around the 9 ton truck, and operate the focus with hand crank.
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