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02-17-2014, 03:39 AM   #376
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote

here is teaser from Pentax stand.

where is specs?

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Mr. Tanaka said that movie mode is possible....If the camera is ready to be on sale in 1 month, it's strange that he doesn't know it exactly.
Well Mr. Tanaka was deliberately being vague because the final specs have not been announced yet. It's a game.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
You don't need a huge lens to take a a long distance photo.
Flickr Search: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Good wildlife photos generally come from folks who have lenses that aren't quite this long, but have a faster aperture. In addition, when you use really high pixel density to make your lens "longer," you make it a lot harder to get sharp photos. I notice this even going from a K5 to a K3.

Sweet spot on full frame is between 300 and 600mm. Most wildlife photographers will tell you that you should invest more in getting close to the animals/birds you are shooting. Anyway, I only see a couple of decent photos in this search. Not sure why...

(200mm on K5).


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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote

here is teaser from Pentax stand.

where is specs?

---------- Post added 02-16-2014 at 09:06 PM ----------

Mr. Tanaka said that movie mode is possible....If the camera is ready to be on sale in 1 month, it's strange that he doesn't know it exactly.
I translated it here.

QuoteOriginally posted by Daikokuya Quote
OK, the translation is:

Medium format DSLR camera
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Product name: PENTAX 645D 2014 (tentative)
The latest ultra high-pixel CMOS image sensor
High-speed response for various shooting methods
Tilt LCD screen
Release date: spring 2014
Those are all what Pentax can now say officially. One of the reasons why nobody knows for sure is that Pentax is now working on it, which means that the final specs, especially ISO, are not yet determined. Another reason would be that Pentax is now very nervous about leaks. Asahiman once wrote somewhere else that overseas branches didn't know the final specs of the K-3 until two weeks before the official announcement date, and Tokyo had a complete control over information.

Pentax doesn't want to divulge any new information, but is also concerned that customers might shy away if no information is leaked at all. That's why, I think, Pentax let Mr. Tanaka, a very close photographer but not an insider in a strict sense, talk about the possible specs. Teasing would be a nice word. I'm not saying that what Mr. Tanaka said is all correct, but some of it would be based on what Pentax expects.

BTW, Tanaka estimated that the new 645D will be announced in April, and released in May. If so, they have two more months to finalize.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Daikokuya Quote
BTW, Tanaka estimated that the new 645D will be announced in April, and released in May. If so, they have two more months to finalize.
Wouldn't the hardware be all set by now then? Only last minute firmware improvements left to do?

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Yea, I'd agree with Gazonk at here, but these firmware things might just be the things for ISO sensitivity or such a things what they need to optimize for maximum performance/functionality/ect.

so cannot promise ISO 200 K, if it will be just only 100 K.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Wouldn't the hardware be all set by now then? Only last minute firmware improvements left to do?
I can't say for sure. Mr. Maekawa said "It's critical now" in a DC Watch report, so it would be safe to say that the hardware development is not yet done at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Good wildlife photos generally come from folks who have lenses that aren't quite this long, but have a faster aperture. In addition, when you use really high pixel density to make your lens "longer," you make it a lot harder to get sharp photos. I notice this even going from a K5 to a K3.

Sweet spot on full frame is between 300 and 600mm. Most wildlife photographers will tell you that you should invest more in getting close to the animals/birds you are shooting. Anyway, I only see a couple of decent photos in this search. Not sure why...

(200mm on K5).


The FZ70 with 20-1200mm eqiv sells for under $300 and sometimes it's not possible to shoot wildlife from 8 ft away with a 300mm eqiv lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16MP 60X Zoom 3" LCD Screen SLR-Style Camera with 8GB at HSN.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
The FZ70 with 20-1200mm eqiv sells for under $300 and sometimes it's not possible to shoot wildlife from 8 ft away with a 300mm eqiv lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16MP 60X Zoom 3" LCD Screen SLR-Style Camera with 8GB at HSN.com
Well, if the question is how you get good shots, then it is to get close. Certainly that is what your flickr search demonstrates.

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Well I think that regarding the top iso-setting there are more things to considder. Not only what is possible from a technical point from the sensor, but also what is acceptable for offering with the camera, since we all know that iso 200k will Always be crappy compared to iso 100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
The FZ70 with 20-1200mm eqiv sells for under $300 and sometimes it's not possible to shoot wildlife from 8 ft away with a 300mm eqiv lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16MP 60X Zoom 3" LCD Screen SLR-Style Camera with 8GB at HSN.com
Right,
for certain of my personnal uses, i have the Panasonic FZ200, quite good for wildlife snapshots and 25-600mm equ. f/2.8 steady.






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I've been wanting to ask, but how would the resolution on these be when done this way? I am talking about sharpness, as in pixel peeping.
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I've been wanting to ask, but how would the resolution on these be when done this way? I am talking about sharpness, as in pixel peeping.
Depends on your lens and the film you scan and the camera you use. A K-5 or K-3 will outresolve most 35mm film but maybe not MF film. A 645D 2014 probably will outresolve any negative or slide you throw at it. So when the lens can outresolve the sensor you get maximum results, Of course you are going to need specialized software to convert the negatives to positves. (It's called silverscan but that was developed for scanners, so not sure how it will work for sensor data)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
Looks like it will do up to 6x7 at LEAST, maybe even 4x5.
It does 35mm to 6x9, but not 4x5 or larger unfortunately. Pentax said so at CP+.
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I just hope that rumored $1300 price is way off. The same price as a brand new K-3 or FA31, really? No optics, no electronics...software to correct color negatives would add value though, for sure.

Still lots of unknowns here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
I just hope that rumored $1300 price is way off. The same price as a brand new K-3 or FA31, really? No optics, no electronics...software to correct color negatives would add value though, for sure.

Still lots of unknowns here.
Right. Hopefully, things will change at the last moment in favor of what is expected.
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