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10-04-2013, 10:12 AM - 1 Like   #406
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QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
As you can see in the picture, item nr 62 is a shield that is pulled between the EL display and the mirror, when in the up position, to avoid reflections on the latter. That is operated by a motor. Initially the design should use the mirror motor, but maybe practice has dictated other ways!

Single-lens-reflex digital camera - US Patent 7471891 Description
That would actually be pretty cool. Best of both worlds, EVF when needed, OVF when needed. None of the other brands can do that.

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I'd love a headphone jack, but you really don't need a hump for one, so this hump is likely something, something with more awesome sauce.
It's a pixie dust dispenser.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
You are one step ahead of me. I'm still trying to figure out what a motor has to do with and electronic viewfinder.


It is desirable for the electroluminescent display to be formed integrally with the focusing screen.

It is desirable for the electroluminescent display to display the object image captured by the image pickup device and various information, when the main mirror is retracted from the optical path of the photographing lens, and for theelectroluminescent display to only display the various information when the main mirror lies on the optical path of the photographing lens.

It is desirable for the single-lens-reflex digital camera to include a light shield screen which selectively covers and uncovers a surface of the focusing screen which is adjacent to the main mirror.

It is desirable for the single-lens-reflex digital camera to include a mirror drive mechanism which drives the main mirror, and a light shield screen drive mechanism which retracts the light shield screen from a position thereof which covers thesurface of the focusing screen. The mirror drive mechanism and the light shield screen drive mechanism are integrated with each other.

It is desirable for the main mirror to be retracted from the optical path of the photographing lens in the case where the photographing lens has an image stabilizing capability.

It is desirable for the single-lens-reflex digital camera to be configured to allow the object image displayed by the electroluminescent display and the optical image formed on the focusing screen to be selectively viewed through the viewfinder.

It is desirable for the electroluminescent display to be positioned on one side of the focusing screen from the main mirror.

It is desirable for the single-lens-reflex digital camera to include a light shield screen which is selectively inserted into and retracted from a space between the focusing screen and the main mirror when the main mirror is in a retractedposition in which the main mirror is positioned out of the optical path of the photographing lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
It is desirable for the single-lens-reflex digital camera to be configured to allow the object image displayed by the electroluminescent display and the optical image formed on the focusing screen to be selectively viewed through the viewfinder.
There's the "Something Special."

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
There's the "Something Special."
Very interesting -- effectively a fusion of the K-5 IIs and the A77.
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Very interesting -- effectively a fusion of the K-5 IIs and the A77.
The difference is that when capturing an image the mirror would never be in the optical path.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Painter Quote
The difference is that when capturing an image the mirror would never be in the optical path.
QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
It is desirable for the electroluminescent display to display the object image captured by the image pickup device and various information, when the main mirror is retracted from the optical path of the photographing lens, and for theelectroluminescent display to only display the various information when the main mirror lies on the optical path of the photographing lens.
I'm not an engineer, but I think you are incorrect for the optical view, but correct for the electroluminescent view..

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QuoteOriginally posted by John Poirier Quote
I'd love a headphone jack, but you really don't need a hump for one, so this hump is likely something, something with more awesome sauce. .
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johnmflores - It's a pixie dust dispenser.
I had a thought that it would be possible to fit a mechanism in this area to shift the entire sensor system automatically.
It could take bracketed pictures as the sensor is shifted down and to one side, then up, then to the other side, and then down.
Then the image processor automatically stiches it together.
Essentially, every lens is now a shift lens.
This would also fit in with the 40Mp with sensor shift talk.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/237866-pentax-k3-40-mp-via-sensor-shift.html


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I think a bulge for a headphone jack is an extremely unelegant way to implement it for a Pentax.....
There must be something more to it...
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
That patent was assigned to Hoya, so it was probably transferred to Ricoh. If Ricoh decided to implement this invention, the K-3 could be a real blockbuster.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
That patent was assigned to Hoya, so it was probably transferred to Ricoh. If Ricoh decided to implement this invention, the K-3 could be a real blockbuster.

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If Ricoh has worked this out the additional motor might be under the Hump.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I'm not an engineer, but I think you are incorrect for the optical view, but correct for the electroluminescent view..
Those are the engineers words! You are also correct as when in the OVF "mode", i.e. mirror down, the electroluminescent display can also display the other relevant info for the photo, like: Aperture, ISO, EV +/- , date, time, GPS, Weather, Local News (WiFi needed for this ) etc.

I wish it was true!

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So would this also be a scary new thing that needs ironing out in the testfase off the first years production????????????????
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