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04-22-2015, 03:17 PM   #706
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No, Zeiss Batis lenses are from Carl Zeiss AG, not Sony; kind of mini-Otuses with autofocus (or maxi-Touits).
I do realise that. They were billed as Zeiss Sony on the website that announced them, and they are for a Sony body.

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I am not accusing you. Of anything. Just pointing out that you can be 'oriented' without your knowledge.
I can assure you I'm not
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Retaining its predecessor's 24MP sensor (according to dpreview)
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The price tag looks okay..:-)

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Odd marketing that doesn't grab the trumpets of Jericho to sing the praises of the new sensor, if new sensor there is indeed.
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Imaging Resource: Ricoh’s flagship Pentax K-3 II APS-C DSLR is better for sports, in the studio, and once the sun sets
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Odd marketing that doesn't grab the trumpets of Jericho to sing the praises of the new sensor, if new sensor there is indeed.
Find this very strange Even if they use the same sensor, it has been remade in a very better way. Beside better AF-C, i was told that the ISO handling would be noticeable better. Will have to makes some calls tomorrow
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"both the 24.35-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and PRIME III image processor are also retained for the K-3's mid-term update."

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Everyone has a right to their opinion regarding the significance of on-board flash use, especially if you have worked extensively with pTTL, real TTL, auto, ratio, studio lighting, ring, RF, etc. The idea that - all other things being equal with a camera - you are better off without an on-board flash - because its just marketing, or it makes you less professional is an emotional response without rational basis, however. The K-3 has ratio flash to provide the perfect amount of eye area fill to add a natural look to eyes (when combined with other, stronger light sources). As none of these other light sources have the ability to be conveniently triggered from close to the optics, on-board is extremely useful for these situations - when used intelligently. You also have the ability to work with light modifiers (Demb Pop-Up most notably) to create soft multi-flash effects. This can be essential for subjects who are unsettled by larger flash set ups, or even a ring light. The intimidation of these unknown elements can register in uneasy expressions, especially in children. If nothing else, on occasion someone will ask for a shot that wasn't in the plan, and simply requires portable lighting. As such, I always have an on-board flash modifier with me on shoots even in situations where no flash situations are anticipated.

It will have to be an extremely impressive new feature to supplant the on-board flash option. The GPS rationale doesn't cut it for me. Perhaps the K-3ii will simply prove to be a stripped down version of the K-3?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Find this very strange Even if they use the same sensor, it has been remade in a very better way. Beside better AF-C, i was told that the ISO handling would be noticeable better. Will have to makes some calls tomorrow
That can be 100% software improvements.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Find this very strange Even if they use the same sensor, it has been remade in a very better way. Beside better AF-C, i was told that the ISO handling would be noticeable better. Will have to makes some calls tomorrow
It will be better in 4 shot hr low noise mode ofcourse. Maybe you could get them to name de part name IMX271 or IMX193 Sony Global - Products The 271 doensn't seem necessary if you are not going to use the speed.
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Flash on my K-3 is dead, haven't missed it. Now if they built in third party wireless trigger support or did a deal with a specialist like Cactus, then that would be a big deal. Looking forward to the sensor shift imaging tech, may be a big deal, jury is still out on that. Happy with AF-S, but not a wildlife photographer, but I can still get good karting shots by prefocussing and panning. Catch in focus does the job too!
One thing I would like to say however, those with low forum participation, who express their opinions fairly vehemently, especially those who seem to jump systems fairly frequently, can you please just STFU! Since Pentax reached the top tier of APS-C with the K-5, the quality of threads has dropped quite noticeably with converts coming in and moaning about this and that. Pentax do not design their products for the maximum ease of use or lowest common denominator of user intelligence, they design for best image quality to be obtained from an experienced, reasonably intelligent user in the smallest, highest quality form factor. In simple terms, if you are using a K-(5,3,etc,etc), Pentax will assume quite rightly that you know your arse from your elbow where photographic technique is concerned.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
I do not question your enthusiasm but you realize this is hearsay, don't you? Hearsay from people whose job is to be convincing enough so that, as a Pentax ambassador, you will then evangelize the masses.
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No, not exactly. My ambassador deal is nothing like that. I not there to sell or evangelize the masses. My main duty is to be shown in the pro marked. Show other pros that Pentax is back. And to give rapports back on everything i feel needed to say. What is my own experience with the gear, and what i hear from others. I have it in my agreement that i can speak freely about how i feel about Pentax and all the gear i use. I am not obligated to be here or in other social medias as an ambassador at all. All this time i spend here and on other places, i do ONLY by my own enthusiasm. I am not the kind of ambassador you maybe think i am. This is why i so often have meetings with them too..So i all the time know their plans, what they are working on and what is coming when. And tell them when i think something is wrong and what is missing etc. So please don't accuse me of being something i am not.
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I am not accusing you. Of anything. Just pointing out that you can be 'oriented' without your knowledge.
This is turning into a War of Wits !
Please, gentlemen, relax !

Let's just have fun reading this thread and learn a few things.

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It will be better in 4 shot hr low noise mode ofcourse. Maybe you could get them to name de part name IMX271 or IMX193 Sony Global - Products The 271 doensn't seem necessary if you are not going to use the speed.
I will call first thing tomorrow. Not shure if I'm happy about this.

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@jpzk i am calm..always hehe
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I will call first thing tomorrow. Not shure if I'm happy about this.
Remember:
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
(...) people whose job is to be convincing enough so that, as a Pentax ambassador, you will then evangelize the masses.
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
(...) you can be 'oriented' without your knowledge.
P.S.: nothing personal, kenspo, I appreciate your work and your dedication to the Pentax brand. And there is definitely no battle between us, of Wits or any other kind.
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