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04-16-2015, 10:31 AM   #121
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Didn't I read somewhere that Pentax will get 3 new cameras this year, and 2 of them will be FF. Hmmm...could the K-3II be an entry level FF ? The body has the size to do it.

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Did anyone found the pixel shifting option after updating their camera with the new firmware to activate the super resolution on the K-3 ?
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You're a paid photographer by Ricoh, don't be greedy. How about we open a crowdfunding link for you sir to ease you workday less and divulge more info...
Haha..Stuff i do for Ricoh, is just a small % of my workday. I do photography, graphic design and web-design But convince Ricoh to hire me 100%, and it will make my day a lot easier
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No, Pentax is not doomed.

If the K3II rocks it will be the first thing I have ever bought brand new made by Pentax, Hoya, or Ricoh.

I nearly bought Hoya progressive eyeglass lenses with Pentax SMC coatings but they were too expensive. I suspect that the SMC patents were the real reason that Hoya bought a camera company.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JimC1101 Quote
could the K-3II be an entry level FF ?
It could be a K-3II with the 24Mpixel FF sensor of the D600, only available in live view mode. You'd only need to use the optical viewfinder to have the crop version for APS-C lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
You're a paid photographer by Ricoh, don't be greedy. How about we open a crowdfunding link for you sir to ease you workday less and divulge more info...
Careful. You don't KNOW he's paid.
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The K3 is a specialized, Macro, Action, Wildlife camera. Improving AF should be their top priority.
Pentax has been known for quite some time as landscape, studio and wildlife. It has never been known as an action camera company and hasn't really been known for reportage since AP converted to Nikon in 1970.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimC1101 Quote
Didn't I read somewhere that Pentax will get 3 new cameras this year, and 2 of them will be FF. Hmmm...could the K-3II be an entry level FF ? The body has the size to do it.
No. Don't believe everything you read.
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Only one FF for now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
It could be a K-3II with the 24Mpixel FF sensor of the D600, only available in live view mode. You'd only need to use the optical viewfinder to have the crop version for APS-C lenses.
They'll still need an APSc flagship. My wager is there will be one, flagship FF camera this year.

My question is, "Where's the APSc mid-range?"
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They'll still need an APSc flagship.
This is the one.
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They'll still need an APSc flagship. My wager is there will be one, flagship FF camera this year.
My question is, "Where's the APSc mid-range?"
So you're also looking for a K-50ii?
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The new K-3 could be with more optimized energy management and lower ISO (ISO 50), improved dynamic range, and no Ricoh logo at the back.
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the mode dial looks different. I hope they stepped back to the old version of the K-5
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The improved AF of course wouldn't do much good as long as the slow SDM lenses can't keep up.
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The improved AF of course wouldn't do much good as long as the slow SDM lenses can't keep up.
The SDMs are going to be phased out of production, I thought that was common knowledge at this point...
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