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05-29-2015, 02:58 PM   #571
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Indeed. And on the bottom plate we would have the version number. Just like that
Similar to iPad

Its not iPad 1 or 2. its just... iPad... well until they realized how confusing that was.. and they started back with the numbering.


Perhaps we could start naming them similarly to major storms or hurricanes.... introducing the Pentax Steve and the Pentax Marie. That is about as useful as the current naming. But at least we are not dealing with Canon-like naming where a 60d is 'inferior' to a 6d yet a 5dII is 'better' than both of them.

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The D810 sensor is great, but if the new Pentax uses it, I hope they can wring better skin tones from it than Nikon does.
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Or they can go Leica way :
Pentax K (model 1 than model 2 or mm whatever).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
The D810 sensor is great, but if the new Pentax uses it, I hope they can wring better skin tones from it than Nikon does.
That should not be an issue when shooting raw.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
That should not be an issue when shooting raw.
I know, and I always shoot raw + JPEG, but I would like to be able to use shots straight out of the camera on occasions. The Raw files don't have great skin tones, either, and need tweaking in PP.
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You can use the portrait jpeg setting in a Pentax. All jpeg settings are totally adaptable in camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
There is not much difference between the Nikon and the Sony. All good and Nikon has tweaked a little better.

Nikon D800 versus Sony A7R versus Nikon D810 - Side by side camera comparison - DxOMark

these are the top 3 camera's on DXO all this sensor. There just isn't a better one. Maybe Pentax can wring out a 98, but I doubt it.

And dxo-mark renewed their website. It still sucks. But if the link doesn't work do a ctrl-F5
Ricoh can "cook" Sony sensors. It could be 100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Ricoh can "cook" Sony sensors. It could be 100.
But it won't be!

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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Similar to iPad

Its not iPad 1 or 2. its just... iPad... well until they realized how confusing that was.. and they started back with the numbering.


Perhaps we could start naming them similarly to major storms or hurricanes.... introducing the Pentax Steve and the Pentax Marie. That is about as useful as the current naming. But at least we are not dealing with Canon-like naming where a 60d is 'inferior' to a 6d yet a 5dII is 'better' than both of them.
K2 is a mountain in Himalaya, much harder to climb than Mount Everest. That's why they called the camera K2 40 yars ago. It means that it was the top of cameras, the best. So it it not so meaningless. When Pentax shifted from the Ist name, the first had the K100D and K110D. Then came the K10D, which was simular to Canon, lower number, better camera. Followed by K20D and K200D, still like Canon,which had EOS 30D, EOS 40D. They probably found out that they should leave this when they broke with Samsung.


So they chose K-7, K-5 and K-3, all odd numbers for crop factor. Including the K-01, where 0 is for 0 mirror.


So a FF can be numbered K2 (K-2) and it will be the peak once again. Later they can cose to use II, III like Canon 1D MI and so on. Or they could use K4, K6, K8. And remeber what they have for sale in Japan T-shirts an so on with "K2 always with you".


So the naming isn't that meaningless.


And why is the smallest camera called Q? After James Bond's Q, who delivers the most famous and sophisticated toys for adults. Why should they otherwise call it a "toylens" and "Standard prime lens"? It's after the lines of Bonds standard weapon in every movie, and standard about what kind of toys Q has delivered this time. It's obvious.

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The Shadow knows . . . . .
Good thing i can turn on the lights then!
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What is this click bait ?
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What is this click bait ?
Well, the Russians have a four story building in St. Petersburg filled with trolls (hundreds!) who do nothing but post online for one thing and against another. So why shouldn't trolls be organized even here in the land of the tree and the home of the pave? Click bait is used by trolls. Maybe I don't understand your question? Is click bait used in walleye fishing?
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the Russians have a four story building in St. Petersburg filled with trolls (hundreds!) who do nothing but post online for one thing and against another
Amazing how this hoax story has gotten a life online. People will believe anything.
05-30-2015, 03:29 PM   #585
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QuoteOriginally posted by IOO Quote
K2 is a mountain in Himalaya, much harder to climb than Mount Everest. That's why they called the camera K2 40 yars ago. It means that it was the top of cameras, the best. So it it not so meaningless.

The fact that you thought it wise to educate me on what 'K2' is tells me otherwise..
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