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08-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Yep - Adam posted the news.

But damn, that new 360 looks sexy compared to the old one. Sleek lines and shape.
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A sure sign that Pentax is doomed! Headed down to Davy Jones' Locker!
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Looks like a metal foot too.

I guess I can now keep an eye out for discounts on the old model AF 540.

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
A sure sign that Pentax is doomed! Headed down to Davy Jones' Locker!
At least if it's headed down there the new flashes will survive since they're weather proof!
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While I am excited to see updated version of the flashes, anyone got info of the max flash sync speed of these? Still @ 1/180th?
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Did anyone else notice this part:
"LED constant light source for video and long exposure photography"
What?! Does this mean better video implementation? Only Ricoh and Fuji have yet to embrace video. But this is certainly interesting since no current camera is set up for LED constant light source.
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LED constant light source for video and long exposure photography
I wondered why there were two LED's under the modelling light. They must be pretty bright. Or are they for something else?

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I also noticed this, from DPR, in relation to the new LED lights:

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LED light convenient for movie and still-image recording
Both models incorporate a newly designed, high-intensity constant light LED. This white LED light comes in handy not only for close-distance movie recording, but also for still-image shooting requiring extended exposures. It also functions as a catch light in portraiture and an AF assist light in the dark.*
* The AF assist light function is available with 645D, K-r, K-5, K-30, K-5 II, K-5 II s, K-50 and K-500 camera bodies. The camera’s firmware must be updated to the latest version to support this function.
Looks like new firmware for all those Pentax bodies is on the way, especially as for example the latest K-5 firmware is quite old. But no K-x or K200D firmware is on the list
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I also noticed this, from DPR, in relation to the new LED lights:



Looks like new firmware for all those Pentax bodies is on the way. But no K-x or K200D firmware is on the list
It's quite an interesting feature - I don't think any other high end flash has a similar feature?
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It's quite an interesting feature - I don't think any other high end flash has a similar feature?
Nor weather resistance I believe.
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Nor weather resistance I believe.
No, the Canon 580EX II is weather sealed (to match the 1Dx or something).

But that is $700, and I don't think they have a lower end flash that is weather sealed.
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Nor weather resistance I believe.
Canon's Speedlite 580 EX II I believe is Weather sealed
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Europe prices:
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