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01-23-2015, 06:04 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
I predict a leak this weekend.


The local drugstore can help with that...

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I predict a leak this weekend.




Problem solved!
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Only 5 megapissers. Pentax is DOOOOOOMED!!!
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Here we go on plastic again. Plastic, is a modern material. They make airplanes out of plastic, good airplanes. They make bullet-proof "glass" out of polycarbonate (plastic)! There is nothing wrong with making a camera (like a Q7) out of plastic!!
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How about "twisty" or even "cheap"!?!
In 1979, I bought my first SLR camera, a Pentax ME, built using traditional metal construction, very similar to the picture in my signature. In 1981 I had that camera with me when we went to Niagara Falls; the camera got damp, but not really wet, but a few days later it quit. I sent it in for repairs, but it was never the same, and eventually I replaced it by the Super Program in my signature.

In 1995, I bought a Canon EOS, built using that plastic construction which you have no respect for. In 2001 I had that camera with me when we went to Disney World. Rain started during the parade, but there was no way that my daughters were going to leave then, so I put my raincoat over my camera bag to protect it. After the rain had ended, I discovered that my (protected) camera bag was mostly empty ... my camera had been hanging from my neck the entire time, and it was drenched!! When we got back to our motel, I toweled it off the best I could, and our vacation continued. Despite its drenching, that camera continued to give me good reliable service for another five or six years until I was ready to move to digital.

So you can say what you will about this construction, but my experience is that it is at least as reliable as anything else I have used. Whether a camera is "cheaply built" depends mostly on what effort the manufacturer puts into it, not what specific materials he uses. There is no reason to disrespect a camera made of modern materials. I have every reason to expect my (plastic) Pentax Q7 to give at least as good service as any other camera I have owned.

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The more lenses or new cameras they introduce is more lenses and cameras I can't afford. However, they are the lenses or cameras I will buy a few years down the road.
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Something BIG is coming...
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Something BIG is coming...
Too late... already arrived.

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Something BIG is coming...
Ow man not another medium format camera...

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Something BIG is coming...
Finally. This.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Maybe the promised wide zoom? 12-28.
DA* 12-28 f/0.7 IF AW DC?

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Ricoh announces a FF, PentaxIsDoomed™ *



* :ducks:
Ricoh announces a FF GR, PentaxIsDooomed™.
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Ricoh includes laser Autofocus (Pentax is doomed again).
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QuoteOriginally posted by cxdoo Quote
Ow man not another medium format camera...
Digital 6x7!
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Ricoh includes laser Autofocus (Pentax is doomed again).
Sony did that a decade ago and had to stop production due to various safety issues.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Sony did that a decade ago and had to stop production due to various safety issues.
The LG G3 uses laser autofocus. It's an infra-red laser so invisible and to weak to cause harm.
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