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09-27-2013, 09:48 AM - 1 Like   #211
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Aren't they?
Sigh......................

09-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #212
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09-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #213
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I am working through some very boring paperwork and I logged on for some diversion. You guys crack me up. Best diversion I could have!
Now we need an in depth discussion about why they called it the U mount if it didn't exist
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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
Now we need an in depth discussion about why they called it the U mount if it didn't exist
Well I don't have a degree in optical engineering so I'm not exactly qualified to discuss the image quality effects of the new U mount. But I can surely draw some parallel with the success of the U-Haul brand.

09-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #215
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What's this - K-3?

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iirc, '4' sounds like 'death' in Japanese, so you tend to find house/flat/floor numbers skipping from 3 to 5. It's much the same as with 13 in the us/uk....
Eh....that is not universally true, and while there may be some relationship, afaik it's not as simple as "sounds like death"...

Either way...

The 3 hotels I stay at when in Japan all have floors 4 (and 14).
Incidentally, my favorite lunch restaurant in Shinju-ku is on the 4th floor.
As I most often go to Japan for work, the office I occupy when in Tokyo is on the 4th floor.

Perhaps the Japanese is trying to cause my "death" by sticking me in contexts with 4 being prominent - but I really doubt it

I also think that there's a Japanese camera company that has released cameras with the labels both F4 and D4 .... and I think I remember the same company having a F404 at some point (without the company "dying twice" from that)

On the other hand....in South Korea, I have so far not seen the digit "4" in or around Seoul. I was staying at a hotel there a few weeks back, and the floors went "1-2-3-F-5-6-7-8-...", for example.....that said, I do not spend as much time in Korea as I do in Japan....
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I also think that there's a Japanese camera company that has released cameras with the labels both F4 and D4 .... and I think I remember the same company having a F404 at some point (without the company "dying twice" from that)
Olympus had an OM4, but I can't recall if Canon ever had an EOS4 or any other with "4" in its model number. Nor can I recall a Pentax numbered 4. Perhaps its an aversion, maybe just a coincidence. The mystery deepens...
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Olympus had an OM4, but I can't recall if Canon ever had an EOS4 or any other with "4" in its model number. Nor can I recall a Pentax numbered 4. Perhaps its an aversion, maybe just a coincidence. The mystery deepens...
Panasonic also tends to avoid the 4. LX3 -> LX5, GF3->GF5->GF6...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
Olympus had an OM4, but I can't recall if Canon ever had an EOS4 or any other with "4" in its model number. Nor can I recall a Pentax numbered 4. Perhaps its an aversion, maybe just a coincidence. The mystery deepens...
Embarrassing that I forgot the OM4, what, given that I have had one and all
The digit 4 can't be all tabu for Pentax, though....two 40mm lenses, a 43mm lens, several f/4 lenses, all in the current line-up

Oh, and by the way...I think that this is proof that we no /officially/ have run out of things to talk about on this forum.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by tclausen Quote
Embarrassing that I forgot the OM4, what, given that I have had one and all
The digit 4 can't be all tabu for Pentax, though....two 40mm lenses, a 43mm lens, several f/4 lenses, all in the current line-up

Oh, and by the way...I think that this is proof that we no /officially/ have run out of things to talk about on this forum.....
Well may be not, as we've been here before... like, say, December 2010
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/127039-how-long-k6.html
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Well may be not, as we've been here before... like, say, December 2010
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/127039-how-long-k6.html
So you're saying the official date where we ran out was already in 2010
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This one appeared on the Dutch forum this afternoon...
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This one appeared on the Dutch forum this afternoon...
Wow, that is a pretty hefty camera. Looks much more serious, even threatening; not as stylish as the latest Pentax cameras. Hope this means it comes with pro tier features, going above the K-5
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Pentax K-3 Leaked Image « NEW CAMERA

So disappointing, it s not a FF (only the successor of K5).
Disappointing? Hardly, we knew that for over a year....

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has anyone tried calling pentax and just asking them ?
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Asking them what ?
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