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04-21-2015, 03:51 AM   #496
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
A friend just got the D7200. Works well, focus is nice, but the nef files can't be opened with his software. It won't save in dng for some reason. While he waits for a software update he edits the files in a text editor, changing D7200 to D5500 or something so it will open. If Pentax pulled a stunt like that the Pentax is Dead chorus would be deafening.
Such happens all the time, also we had the issue in the past. When Hoya changed the company name tag in the PEF files from "PENTAX" to "HOYA", suddenly a lot of 3rd party software wasn't accepting the PEFs any longer, and similar workarounds emerged.

That's probably the reason why the company tag is still PENTAX and not RICOH (if that's still true also for the latest models).
If there are PEF recognition issues again due to a new "unknown" model, no informed person would blame Ricoh (nor Nikon), because it's Adobe's responsibility to support new models in their software.

Actually, if is was programmed properly, the RAW files should be interpreted solely based on metadata, not on model name tags.


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04-21-2015, 03:59 AM   #497
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
A friend just got the D7200. Works well, focus is nice, but the nef files can't be opened with his software. It won't save in dng for some reason. While he waits for a software update he edits the files in a text editor, changing D7200 to D5500 or something so it will open.

If Pentax pulled a stunt like that the Pentax is Dead chorus would be deafening.
Four work-arounds for your friend:

How to edit Nikon D7200 files in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop | Nikon Rumors
04-21-2015, 05:38 AM   #498
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Camera makers should just support DNG. In fact most Do.
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If Pentax pulled a stunt like that the Pentax is Dead chorus would be deafening.
That would be some show, "Pentax: The Musical!"

ACT 1: Origin Story
ACT 2: The K-Mount Awakens
ACT 3: SLR Wars ("Use the K, young Jedi, the K")
ACT 4: Lost in Space (includes #1 hit, "Pentax is Dead")
ACT 5: Return of the K-Mount

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QuoteOriginally posted by Frater Quote
Actually, if is was programmed properly, the RAW files should be interpreted solely based on metadata, not on model name tags.
Isn't model name tag part of the metadata? Do the various image processing softwares actually make any use of the tag? (I'm not sure why they would fail on a new tag if they don't actually make some use of it)
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Camera makers should just support DNG. In fact most Do.
My point exactly. The curves and some hardware specific tweaks, plus the exif may not be right, but at least it opens. No one uses the provided software (or almost no one) so essentially you are stuck to bit level editing of exif tags in the raw until someone gets around to updating the software.
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...other thoughts...

[Breaking news]

This just in. The new K3ii is reported that It will "cure" previous SDM ailments instantaneously. Just put your lenses with failed motors or screw drive converted and they'll be as good as new...

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
That would be some show, "Pentax: The Musical!"

ACT 1: Origin Story
ACT 2: The K-Mount Awakens
ACT 3: SLR Wars ("Use the K, young Jedi, the K")
ACT 4: Lost in Space (includes #1 hit, "Pentax is Dead")
ACT 5: Return of the K-Mount
What, no "The Ricoh strikes back"? I thought that's the best part of all...

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It will cure a broken SDM drive? Or it will just automatically switch to screwdrive? Will it also make SDM faster?
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Was the tuesday announcement of k3 II a late April Fools joke?
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New info from digicame
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From readers, we have to provide a new image and detailed specs of PENTAX K-3 II to be announced soon.
PENTAX K-3 II will be announced on April 23.
Kit "body only", "18-135WR lens kit", "16-85WR lens kit"
K-3 II of specs
- 24MP CMOS sensor (low-pass-less)
- Improved Anchimoare function
- shutter 4.5 stages of the effects of camera shake correction
- The high-resolution image by pixel shift. Low noise excellent color reproduction and detail.
- 86000 pixel RGB metering sensor
- ISO range ISO100-51200
- video full HD 60 fps / 30 fps
- dust and water. Of 92 places sealing
- chassis stainless. The body is magnesium alloy
- flash not equipped
- GPS built-in
- electronic compass built. Can display a direction on the LCD monitor
- ASTROTRACER
- AF module SAFOX 11. AF point 27 points (25 points cross type)
- Continuous AF accuracy improvement of
- continuous shooting 8.3 frames / sec. 60 sheets in JPEG, 23 shots at the RAW
- image processing engine PRIME III
- finder penta prism. 100% field of view, magnification 0.95X
- LCD monitor 3.2 inches, 1.037 million dot
- Dual SD card slot
- allows remote operation from the smartphone-tablet PC with the optional Flu Card
- USB 3.0 and HDMI terminal
- Synchro Terminal
- The battery D-LI90
- size 131.5 x 102.5 x 77.5
- Weight 785g


K-3 II basic specs of does not seem the same as the very large K-3, but the creation and GPS built-in high-quality image with pixel shift, such as the improvement of the follow-up of the AF is of major changes sounds like.

Since the flash in K-3 II is like not being built, GPS and electronic compass in that space, I might have put features such as Astro tracer.


http://digicame-info.com/2015/04/pentax-k-3-ii-1.html#more

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
And suddenly, nothing happened!

(Will there be any news this week at all?)
The way its going it could be


Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, but I don't know if it will be this year
( sorry for the sarcasm in advance )
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Specs don't seem particularly better than K3, but I guess question is how it operates in practice and if there is sensor improvement.
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No Flash but GPS and superresolution (if that works..) Wifi still via Fluke Card apparently a new sensor but no new image processor. Synchro Terminal (for flash?) and an Improved Anchimoare function. Whatever that may be (clarity enhancement like the k-s2 probably) Announced on Thursday.

Also it can do 60p Full HD (that was 1080i)

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Anchimoare = anti-moire.
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