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02-07-2014, 06:39 PM   #196
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Wonder if it is able to tether using the forthcoming Pentax FLU card...?

02-07-2014, 06:40 PM   #197
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Terrible analogy.
Fine, you want a better analogy, how about a car door? The only way to snap off a car door from its hinges is if it were all the way open and hit in a certain direction. Now if you left it slightly ajar so that it is nearly flush against the body, but not closed completely (like an articulated screen flush against the body), in what way could you hit the door that would cause the door to snap off its hinges, before the window and the door surface itself were crushed?
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All we'd need to know is what the experience has been with the MX-1 (understanding the difference in mass). In fact, do you think the (discontinued) MX-1 might have been an experiment, sort of like the K-01?
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There's also the X-5, which also has a hinged LCD and preceded the MX-1, although it is at the other end of the price spectrum -- budget superzoom. To answer your question, yes, surely it was an experiment. Pentax always seems to use parts/experience gained from one camera to others.

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All we'd need to know is what the experience has been with the MX-1 (understanding the difference in mass). In fact, do you think the (discontinued) MX-1 might have been an experiment, sort of like the K-01?


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Phase One and Hasselblad are very strong too. I would say that Pentax has no any advantage in digital MF. Only PRICE.
Price can be a big advantage although maybe not as substantial when you are talking about people who can afford a 5 figure camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikemike Quote
people who can afford a 5 figure camera.
Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:



There are some people who will buy something because of the image and status of owning something made by a particular company. Also there are others who simply don't care about status or branding and use whatever gets the job done- Pentax will appeal to that demographic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Don't pull the screen. Hard huh ?
Not enough, my 9 years old boy could do it - and he is the breaker

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Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:
There are some people who will buy something because of the image and status of owning something made by a particular company. Also there are others who simply don't care about status or branding and use whatever gets the job done- Pentax will appeal to that demographic.
That's what we call ostentatory behaviour.
Like some of the Leica "shooters".
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Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:
Hasn't the Hasselblad CEO just been replaced ?

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Hasn't the Hasselblad CEO just been replaced ?
yes he was, which means if the Hasselblad remake of the SLT-A99 turns out to be successful the new CEO gets the credit. If it doesn't sell, the old CEO gets the blame.
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Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:
All the Hasselblad 500s in the world are now hiding in their cupboards from shame!
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I think the duplicator is a very clever product that may fill a niche in the marketplace. I have a Nikon 35mm scanner; haven't used it in several years. Scanning is a huge PITA (unless you are into it) and Nikon no longer supports their scanner products. Flatbeds give marginal results on 35mm, better on MF; still a PITA to get good scans. For those of us that shot/shoot film and have X number of slides/negs around, this might be the way to go. For a scan of a special picture that I want to print and hang, I'll get a drum scan done.
I agree that scanning is something of a PITA, but I'm not sure how the duplicator would be any better (indeed, one suspects it could only do one slide, etc. at a time unlike a scanner, so it will take forever). Also, from my own experience of scanning my film collection, one of the big boons of a decent scanner is ICE to remove dust from the final digital image, but the duplicator couldn't do that. I'm still curious about the lens for the duplicator--any of the current 645 lenses look like they'd be too big for the purpose. Will Pentax include an special-purpose lens (they did once make a 50mm and 80mm enlarging lens for another brand, as the rumour goes), or will one have to bring their own enlarging lenses?
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Well the first review of the Hasselblad HV that I have read seems very postive 5 stars all the way. Seems totally legit.

REVIEW: Hasselblad HV | New Camera News


I'll be interested to see if the Canadian guys in from the Camera Store in Calgary are first do a video review when they get their hands on 645 D (2014).
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If there is true that they will produce "digital back" for Pentax 645 and 6x7, I will buy it without any consideration ^_^
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(indeed, one suspects it could only do one slide, etc. at a time unlike a scanner, so it will take forever).
I guess there are faster scanners than my flatbed scanner, but it uses at least 15 minutes for 4 slides. I use less than one minute per slide including blowing dust and refocusing when using my simple setup with my DA35 macro:




I'm sure the slide duplicator would save me even more time than my simple slide viewer setup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steve1307 Quote
Well the first review of the Hasselblad HV that I have read seems very postive 5 stars all the way. Seems totally legit.
Saw that some days ago, totally hilarious - but their Fuji XT-1 review is even better
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