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10-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #481
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oh wo is me
I think that is 'woe' or is it 'woah' always get those mixed up........

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I do that with my K-5/DA*300 on monopod hanging over my shoulder. Just Always have a shirt on.
I can see cooler toting man is in warm weather. I don't trust Arca so much in cold weather. Stiff grease loosening over time... Makes hair stand on end even with clothes on.

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If that guy lost weight, the total amount of weight his legs have to carry would be so low, ...
Is that cooler full of beer and donuts?

OK, I have to stop doing this.
Close...

Cooler full of beer acts as counterweight to compensate for the weight of camera and etc. Pot belly is the human equivalent of flywheel for stability under motion. Inertia becomes a hazard...

At the end of the day, the the man is unsteady...
No. Not because of beer in the man = + blood alcohol
Simply because the counterweight of beer is gone to pot.
Flywheel becomes broken
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Until the Russians duped me with their FF by June theme I never saw any reason to buy in to the FF hype. I read all the interviews etc, and came to the conclusion, "no full frame". in fact my last "no FF post" was just two weeks before it was announced. All I'm saying here, is if you got sucked in by some imaginarily FF announcement, it's because you can't read, not because Pentax said one was coming.

So your logic that because they believed a Full Frame was coming , even though Pentax never said that, is reason to not believe Pentax, now that they say one is coming... ya, that's pretty funny.

Users needing equipment Penatx didn't produce is nonsense. There's a ton of equipment Pentax doesn't produce and there's very little chance Pentax will ever make any of it. You seem to be a proponent of the "everything that's wrong with the world is Pentax's fault" kind of attitude. From my perspective Pentax has been very up front about everything, releasing appropriate statements when it suited them. Didn't suit you? Bought into another brand? Exactly what's wrong with that?

If Pentax didn't have a full frame out when someone bought into them, but then changed their mind and decided they had to have one... that's not Pentax's doing. That them not being able to comprehend what Pentax was saying. Take an English comprehension course. Quit expecting corporations to keep up with your flip-flops.

Everyone on here who has jumped brands, has been in a hurry for something. It is not up to anyone else to fill your urgent requests. Do it yourself and move on. After all, who decided you had to have a Full Frame before Pentax released one? Take a little responsibility for your actions. After all, most of the folks who moved on to other companies are glad they did. Some folks like jsherman would have missed out on 3 years of FF shooting if he'd stayed with Pentax. And he's happy where he is. So be where you are and be happy... where ever that is. Don't be blaming Pentax. Imagining other shooters and why they should be mad at Pentax doesn't even involve a real person. What kind of person would voice the opinions of imaginary people. Is there no end to the insanity?

"Ya there might be a person like that somewhere, I better say what he/she thinks." The only thing that qualifies you to speak for imaginary people is you're one step away from the looney bin.

But it's interesting you should be here giving voice to and defending the nameless nay sayers. Is there like a nay sayers club? Are you their spokesman?

"It's all Pentax's fault... they ruined my life... oh wo is me."

Sorry, I just can't stop having fun with this, every time I stand up and try and walk away from the keyboard, I think of something even funnier.

If you keep posting I'm going to have to look for work as a professional comedian. Not that I'm far from that as it is.

...But believing people actually get paid to come to forums and complain about the brand is not so looney in your book then? Sure... But I do prefer to believe in people just not being able (or not caring) to keep track of the many direction-changes. Yes, possibly by not reading correctly or enough into the matter. People misunderstanding is a much more plausible theory then them being paid to complain.
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...But believing people actually get paid to come to forums and complain about the brand is not so looney in your book then? Sure... But I do prefer to believe in people just not being able (or not caring) to keep track of the many direction-changes. Yes, possibly by not reading correctly or enough into the matter. People misunderstanding is a much more plausible theory then them being paid to complain.
As I explained before, I believe people who work selling other camera bodies come to the site occasionally and post as if they were Pentax users. That's different than actually get paid to complain. I do believe that either implicitly or explicitly it's part of what they see as their jobs. So once again, you're repeating old news, try and keep up with the current thinking.

When Pentax executives have come right out and said the Full Frame is coming, and people behave as if it's not, that's not mis-understanding, that's wilful. Where the will to do so is coming from is open to discussion, at worst it's sociopathic attention seeking, at best it's commercial interest. That it's wilful, deliberate and part of a conscious effort to discredit the brand is not really open to discussion.

There is absolutely nothing hard to comprehend in their current announcement. At this point marketing's only probable decision, is "when will we have enough bodies in boxes to meet initial demand without people have to wait too long after the initial release. They seemed quite comfortable with the 3 week wait time for the 645z. That's almost perfect. People get their cameras reasonably soon after they order them, and they aren't storing any inventory which adds to cost. That's pretty much the Apple model. I'm sure marketing would like to do the same thing with the Full Frame. Sell out in pre-order, maintain a 10 day to 3 week wait for new orders. That's logistical excellence. People saying the FF isn't going to happen, that's so last month..


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that's not mis-understanding, that's wilful. Where the will to do so is coming from is open to discussion, at worst it's sociopathic attention seeking,
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When Pentax executives have come right out and said the Full Frame is coming, and people behave as if it's not, that's not mis-understanding, that's wilful.
Yes, it's wilful and I say that you can't blame them. This is not the first time Pentax claims to be looking at the FF camera. At Photokina 2012 they said it too: "We're already touching base with a sensor supplier."

Fool me once...

Of course, the fact that there was a long period (of many years) with loads of rumors and "leaks", caused by whishfull thinking perhaps, prior to that 2012 statement, doesn't help either. Sure, they can't control such rumors, but it doesn't rid them of the negative impact those bring.



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Where the will to do so is coming from is open to discussion, at worst it's sociopathic attention seeking, at best it's commercial interest. That it's wilful, deliberate and part of a conscious effort to discredit the brand is not really open to discussion.
I still think that people just venting their frustrations is a much more realistic scenario then wild theories about sociopathic attention seeking and/or commercial interest. We all know there are vastly more efficient ways of doing both.


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There is absolutely nothing hard to comprehend in their current announcement. At this point marketing's only probable decision, is "when will we have enough bodies in boxes to meet initial demand without people have to wait too long after the initial release. They seemed quite comfortable with the 3 week wait time for the 645z. That's almost perfect. People get their cameras reasonably soon after they order them, and they aren't storing any inventory which adds to cost. That's pretty much the Apple model. I'm sure marketing would like to do the same thing with the Full Frame. Sell out in pre-order, maintain a 10 day to 3 week wait for new orders. That's logistical excellence. People saying the FF isn't going to happen, that's so last month..
I sure hope you're right! But I'm still in last month though.
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Just curious, how long it should take, from "touching base with a sensor manufacturer" (which would suggest an incipient stage of the project) to getting ready to market?
2012 was the first time someone at Pentax said they're working on FF - after the cancelled MZ-D. That's a fact. Really.
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Just curious, how long it should take, from "touching base with a sensor manufacturer" (which would suggest an incipient stage of the project) to getting ready to market?
2012 was the first time someone at Pentax said they're working on FF - after the cancelled MZ-D. That's a fact. Really.
I do wonder to, but it was said once in an interview that going to market with a new product takes one and a half year.

You need:
- new body
- new sensor module
- new SR mechanisme for the heavier sensormodule
- new firmware
- all the rest could be K-3 technic.
- at least one new standard zoom lens.
- a box to put it al in.

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Let's hope too - really, if K-1 is not to be ashamed of competition -, a new mirror-engine/mechanism delivering 1/250s flash-synch...
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When I spoke with Jim Malcolm, the impression I got was that he believed a FF was going to happen much sooner than now.

Although it's possible that I misread him, I don't think I did. Rather, I think the development has taken longer than an optimist would believe.
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@Ron:
And let's hope:
- new AF (even if just an enlarged version of the K-3's AF)
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When I spoke with Jim Malcolm, the impression I got was that he believed a FF was going to happen much sooner than now.

Although it's possible that I misread him, I don't think I did. Rather, I think the development has taken longer than an optimist would believe.
Interesting. When I spoke with Jim Malcolm in April, 2013 he suggested FF was real but not to expect it anytime soon. He said many things had to happen before FF was possible and to "be patient". I guess anyone can interpret 'not soon' as one wishes but my sense at the time was not within two years. To me, 2015 would be sooner than I expected.

I think the most important corporate product driver is to Get It Right the First Time. This late in the game they won't get a mulligan. If it takes longer to get it right they'll take longer, just like making us wait for the K-3.

As far as the AF, I think they'll need to spread the AF points across the larger viewfinder, at a minimum. Improving the flash sync to 1/250 would be a logical step. My guess is, beyond those improvements, we see everything that will come in the FF on current Pentax bodies (and perhaps other brands) and the majority of the new work will show up in lenses.
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...But believing people actually get paid to come to forums and complain about the brand is not so looney in your book then? Sure... But I do prefer to believe in people just not being able (or not caring) to keep track of the many direction-changes. Yes, possibly by not reading correctly or enough into the matter. People misunderstanding is a much more plausible theory then them being paid to complain.
A few years ago, a marketing company representing a certain PC component company paid people to register at various technology forums in order to promote products from said company and bash the opposition.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
When I spoke with Jim Malcolm, the impression I got was that he believed a FF was going to happen much sooner than now.

Although it's possible that I misread him, I don't think I did. Rather, I think the development has taken longer than an optimist would believe.
Talking to a Pentax rep is worth more than 1000 internet posts. I totally agree with this assessment. I also think there was a corporate decision to delay the FF and upgrade the 645D. When I spoke to the Pentax reps two years ago, the stock line was "The upgrade cycle on the 645D is 5 years." Well they changed it to four and put off the FF, and they said as much in their interviews. That was a pretty clear corporate decision, that seems to have paid off royally. And I think the determining factor in that was the need to get that new Sony sensor into the 645D as soon as possible to avoid losing ground in the MF market.

Those of us who have taken the time to talk to the reps and then read the "official" pronouncements seem to have a much different take on this, than many who haven't. I guess the hing is talking to the reps, they say some things with a smile on their face, and some things with frown. It changes dramatically how you interpret what they are saying. When he said "The upgrade cycle on the 645D is five years" he was frowning. (I took that to mean it was a point of contention within Pentax). When discussing the "no Full Frame", big smile (I took that to mean, I can't tell you, but you're going to like what I can't tell you.) . I know people will discount that kind of thing...but it's just as important a part of a discussion as anything that's being said, because it's a tip off to what he knows, but isn't saying.

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I still think that people just venting their frustrations is a much more realistic scenario then wild theories about sociopathic attention seeking and/or commercial interest. We all know there are vastly more efficient ways of doing both.
Reality is likely a mix of all cases. Some look for attention... Some like to make tricks or game others (they like to troll if you prefer). Some just think they are right and you are wrong, and see it like a competition and want to win the argument. Some need other to do the same as they do (and to do the same as others) so they can feel they do it right and they are part of smart of group, of the smart guy in control.

Then it is also known as effective and part of marketing practices to be active on different kind of media to convince people your products are better and other products are worse. This can also be very cheap to do, lot of cheaper than spending millions in TV ads.

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