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04-19-2015, 11:22 AM   #331
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
I'm still surprised that nobody has dared to offer a 25x25 or 30x30 camera sensor; I've no idea of resulting crop factors & don't really care. Just use a larger chunk of the lens' best zones and we'll manage our crop ratios later, thanks. Maybe me & my soldering iron should form a kickstart company? I'll buy Sony A7 chips and snap off a chunk
I'm with you, friend. I half-facetiously suggested that camera makers request circular chips, so that cameras could select which shape and size of the image gets selected from the lens' circular image. But I'd be fine with a square shape too....

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The issue from the K-3 is the central AFfocus point which is too big and because of that not précise enough. I wish it was smaller.
Really? I agree with you about the K5/II/IIs and earlier (dinner plate comes to mind), but I think my K-3 has a vastly improved and much smaller central AF point. I don't recall reading a single complaint about too large an AF center point on the K-3 - of course I can be wrong.

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AF will be improved. So no point in that discussion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Black_Wizards Quote
I think you missunderstand the AF issue with K-3. We know the Mackenzie of speed is due to the SDM. The issue from the K-3 is the central AFfocus point which is too big and because of that not précise enough. I wish it was smaller.
I think you are thinking of the K-5 AF points. The center point was the size of a golf ball and grabbed everything but what was in the middle. K-3 is much improved and on par with other systems I have used.

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Doesn't anyone else find it suspicious that a 18-55 kit lens would be pictured with it rather than the new 18-50 RE lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
AF will be improved. So no point in that discussion.
What? Everything is discussed here. Occasionally we even talk about photography.


Improved? Faster? More Accurate? Better tracking?


For years Pentax AF-C struggled to keep up with sleeping cats. Millions of burry cat pictures have been posted here.


Any improvements to color or white balance. Is Ricoh continuing to develop their multi-area white balance?

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Doesn't anyone else find it suspicious that a 18-55 kit lens would be pictured with it rather than the new 18-50 RE lens?
Pentax/Ricoh marketing probably stole the picture from a micro-stock site and then did a bad Photoshop job on it. Wouldn't be the first time.
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Improved on all parts. Will notice most on AF-C, especially in low light.
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It seems Ricoh has stepped up its game, this is not a small upgrade ala K5....K5ii....K5iis

Wait till Tuesday to find out. then new thread will start with the title: (this is how).. PENTAX(RICOH) GOT ITS GROOVE BACK....

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It seems Ricoh has stepped up its game
I have been saying this for a long time
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I have been saying this for a long time

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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
I'm still surprised that nobody has dared to offer a 25x25 or 30x30 camera sensor; I've no idea of resulting crop factors & don't really care. Just use a larger chunk of the lens' best zones and we'll manage our crop ratios later, thanks.
The mirror. The mirror box. The Horror!

Ricoh/Pentax has made cameras as small as possible. Buy a 645D. Crop as you wish.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Black_Wizards Quote
I think you missunderstand the AF issue with K-3. We know the lack of speed is due to the SDM. The issue from the K-3 is the central AFfocus point which is too big and because of that not précise enough. I wish it was smaller.
The too large center point was certainly true on the k-5. But on the k-3 that is just not the case. This morning I was out shooting and got some nice shots of a Great Blue Heron. Center point focus on it's head. Which in the frame was not much larger than the little red square that lights up. Not the "( )", the little red square. Nice contrasty trees behind it and I really expected it to be hard to nail. But nope, I've got 20 plus frames of solid lock on the head. Some are sharp, some are soft but that was me moving or the bird moving, the focus point is bang on.
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But on the k-3 that is just not the case.
Agreed. The high density of the AF sensors in the centre part of the K-3's AF system is apparent in the image below, and in use.
No 'dinner plate' sized central AF point here.


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so,now we have one of the best AF Systems in Lowlight and with highspeed lenses,with EVERY AF Point.
We have EVERY AF Point for good use till -3EV!!!!
Maybe this Thursday we will see what the new era will bring in combination with this great AF of the K-3.
What we get is new speed,new logic,new turbospeed lenses and new ideas.
Best regards
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Is it Tuesday or Thursday for the announcement?
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