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03-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #421
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I for one am absolutely shocked that an amateur kid photog seeking publicity and a known pentax-troll who thrives on publicity proved not to be correct about launch dates, camera details or any other single thing.
But! It was published on the interwebs -- it MUST be true!!

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03-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #422
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Well, I don't see too many new cameras today
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Well, I think Pentax will likely launch another camera in the next 4 to 6 weeks, but odds are it is APS-C. Didn't really buy the other stuff, too soon for full frame, by all accounts.
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I have info about "GRD V" in April...But, I can' confirm the name or date.

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Why is there such a pronounced difference between the K-30 and K-5ii in Raw? Shouldnt they be about the same, given both cameras use the same exact sensor?
K-5 has 14 bit RAW, K-30 has 12 bit RAW so that's going to make some difference.
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Well, I think Pentax will likely launch another camera in the next 4 to 6 weeks, but odds are it is APS-C. Didn't really buy the other stuff, too soon for full frame, by all accounts.
The Chinese retailer showing the K-3, K-3s and K-z in their catalogue were also showing a GRD-V and CX7.
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The Chinese retailer showing the K-3, K-3s and K-z in their catalogue were also showing a GRD-V and CX7.
From October, 2012...
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Don't expect wonders, after all, Pentax has a solid APS-C base. They must start nearly from scratch to make a FF camera.

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Don't expect wonders, after all, Pentax has a solid APS-C base. They must start nearly from scratch to make a FF camera.
Except for a complete line-up of pretty good FF-calulations and pro-level builds.

It could be a a lot worse.
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I don't what is worse:
1) people being too excited in anticipation and predicting sure things based on rumours, or
2) the so called coolheaded, but in fact knee-jerk responses from those who "observed the whole thing rationally", categorising all those under (1) as fools.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
I don't what is worse:
1) people being too excited in anticipation and predicting sure things based on rumours, or
2) the so called coolheaded, but in fact knee-jerk responses from those who "observed the whole thing rationally", categorising all those under (1) as fools.
Or, you know, instead of posting something like this, we can try to look for a lesson to prevent these situations, regardless of which "side" you were on.

I would say the lesson is to trace sources. Ask yourself "Who said what?" and "What did they really say?" as opposed to what someone says they said. Here are some key facts from this episode:

1. Svitek's story has been around for a few weeks now, and started rapidly changing after it got posted here.
2. RiceHigh's March 27th countdown rumor was (originally) unsourced, and has no connection to Svitek's story.
3. "K-3 = FF" is traced back to PF's April Fools joke from last year. This association is greatly exacerbated by Photo Rumors' automatic assumption upon every mention of a "K-3" whether or not the source did.
4. Photo Rumors made the leap to connect all three of the above.

Whether or not you believe rumors, the most important thing is to keep the stories straight, and follow them from the start. That way we can have organized discussions on the credibility of original information, rather than getting into a tangled mess of jumping right into the middle of things, arguing over connections that didn't exist and things people did not actually say.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
1. Svitek's story has been around for a few weeks now.
2. RiceHigh's March 27th countdown rumor was (originally) unsourced, and has no connection to Svitek's story.
3. "K-3 = FF" is traced back to PF's April Fools joke from last year. This association is greatly exacerbated by Photo Rumors' automatic assumption upon every mention of a "K-3" whether or not the source did.
4. Photo Rumors made the leap to connect all three of the above.

Whether or not you believe rumors, the most important thing is to keep the stories straight, and follow them from the start. That way we can have organized discussions on the credibility of original information, rather than getting into a tangled mess of jumping right into the middle of things, arguing over connections that didn't exist and things people did not actually say.
With simple application of bolean logic... but oh well.. Rumours want to be spread, right?

There's by now enough hard evidence out on what's to come, so Svitek should not have been taken seriously anyway. When fake stories meet wishfull thinking... .
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Anyway, my point in bringing back this topic is that Nippon Camera's "April K-3/K-3s" prediction is pretty much the only current "credible" rumor we have left going.

Let's put the other stuff from this past week to rest, and try to keep this discussion calm and focused.
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Anyway, my point in bringing back this topic is that Nippon Camera's "April K-3/K-3s" prediction is pretty much the only current "credible" rumor we have left going.

Let's put the other stuff from this past week to rest, and try to keep this discussion calm and focused.
K-3 and K-3s + GRD V - rumors are close to reality. It's all.
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