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02-08-2014, 10:39 AM   #211
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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?
That's exactly what I thought when the MX-1 came out! An experiment with metal finish and tilt screen! I was surprised the K-3 didn't have a tilt screen.

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Oh damned ! The screen cannot be tilted up or down for selfies...

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Oh damned ! The screen cannot be tilted up or down for selfies...
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lol can you imagine? Taking hand-held selfies with a 645D? Doing peace sign with the other hand and a duck face expression?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
can you imagine? Taking hand-held selfies with a 645D? Doing peace sign with the other hand and a duck face expression?
no thanks, this is a selfie I did with the new 90mm f/2.8 with a wireless flash setup - I had to do some focus adjustments with it, and I wanted to see how it would handle with a 3D subject rather than a 2D test target.



No duckface here...well duck dynasty perhaps..
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Well...
No mater what selfie is/are wanted, i always preferred true mirrors to screeny illusions

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No duckface here...well duck dynasty perhaps..

I think that calling such a good auto-portrait a "selfie" would be insulting. If you use that on facebook or google+ it would definitely stand out from most other people's photos (unless you only hang out with photographers)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Well...
No mater what selfie is/are wanted, i always preferred true mirrors to screeny illusions
Haha, that's awesome! Like a gangster ready for battle.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Well...
No mater what selfie is/are wanted, i always preferred true mirrors to screeny illusions
Best selfie i have ever seen.
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Do you think that there is any serious difference between 44*33 and 48*36 mm?
Especially, if 44*33 is new generation CMOS sensor. And 48*36 mm is rather old CCD sensor.
I think new CMOS will be better in all ways.
I don't disagree with your conclusion of CMOS being better than CCD - it's probably true, but we still haven't seen the performanc.e

The difference between 44*33 and 49*36.8 (it's not 48*36) is 1.24, or a crop factor of 1.11. Does it matter? Sure, but not a ton.

One problem with making the 645D a larger market is that it can't generally be used for low light photography - there's some rare glass out there faster than F/2.8 but it's not very common. That F/2.8 on full frame would be a f/2.15 with 44*33 or a f/1.94 with 49*36.8.

All else the same (which of course it isn't - the sensors are quite different) you'd want the F/1.9 rather than the F/2.2 right?
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Sony makes the sensor for different companies. They decide on the size. Sensors would be much more expensive if you had to make a different size for hasselblad phase one Pentax en whoever else is out there.
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Sony makes the sensor for different companies. They decide on the size. Sensors would be much more expensive if you had to make a different size for hasselblad phase one Pentax en whoever else is out there.

Sony makes this sensor, and they decided on 44x33. I hope that is not the long-term standard for digital 645 as that is quite a ways from 'full frame' 645 and not that much of an improvement over 36*24.
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It looks like the new 645D is part of "a hobby business " for Ricoh.

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Another company where cameras are an extremely small part of the overall business. So much so that cameras fall into "Other" in Ricoh's financial statements, and it shares that category with things like "lease financing." About the only statement regarding cameras was one that release of new cameras in the quarter contributed to the sales increase in "Other", though so did lease financing ;~). The "Other" category had a small operating loss (equivalent to less than .1% of the company's overall operating income), significantly down from the previous year.

Bottom line for Ricoh: cameras are such a small part of their company that they generally don't even comment about how they're doing. As one analyst put it: cameras aren't even equivalent to a rounding error most of the time for Ricoh. Thus, the good news is that Ricoh can do pretty much whatever they like in cameras without having a real financial impact on the overall company at the moment. Unfortunately, I think that's the bad news, too. There's virtually no financial incentive to try to change the status quo. Ricoh could double their sales of cameras and it still wouldn't show up on the company's bottom line. In essence, cameras for Ricoh are absolutely what Steve Jobs used to refer to as "a hobby business," one that the company explores to keep its hand in the game looking for some significant upside, but one that isn't looked at for making any significant contribution to the corporate finances at the moment.
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It looks like the new 645D is part of "a hobby business " for Ricoh.


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Some analist says. Most analists are wrong most of the time. B2B is of course much bigger for Ricoh en so much more important to talk about to shareholders.
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Well Ricoh is a huge company. But so were other owners of Pentax. And so is the owner of Nikon.. even Canon deals with all sorts of things other than DSLRs
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