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06-06-2015, 06:22 PM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
fixed lens, mirrorless, 645z. nough said
that has been rumored by Fuji;Samsung..maybe Ricoh got them thrown in the deal after they took over Nikon

06-06-2015, 06:35 PM   #137
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There will be an exciting announcement from Ricoh on Monday and we'll be bringing you an exclusive look at it once its official!

Do you, specifically, know what will be "announced" in this video? And, if so, is it something about which we don't know?
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No one has said this yet - i guess i'm the only one to know. They are actually announcing that Pentax's movie mode is now going to be better than the canon cinema camera line, or than the Red cameras, with lowlight better than the A7s, at only 12k resolution.

Duh.
You forgot to add the "spoiler alert"


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We'll be able to stream porn to the camera!

Dramatic increase in chimping ensues.
Not going to go there...many good follow-ons, but not going to go there.


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Not often do we get access to a technology that has the potential to change how photographers work. A technology that enables photographers to create images like never before, only limited by their imagination. This is about sharpness, resolution, speed, fidelity, and so much more. It's a game changer.
This is about sharpness, resolution, speed, fidelity, and so much more. It's a game changer

Okay Sherlock what is this about ?

Why release this news with a MF photographer and not by some Head of Ricoh ?

"Sharpness" - no mirrorslap.

"Resolution" - no mirrorslap.

"Speed" - Translucent mirror more frames per second. Could become a sports camera.

"Fidelity" - Fidelity is maintained virtually no loss of light hitting the sensor.

I think its the variable translucent mirror in a 645Z.

It would be the path of least resistance and improve the frames per second, and remove mirrorslap from the equation of medium format.

Putting in SR on the 645Z sensor might be a complex job. Then there's the problem of moving that mass. Pentax already implemented OIS for medium format.

Getting rid of the mirror box and wacking in a variable translucent mirror requires much lower engineering than SR on the sensor.

Why did they give this to a Medium Format Pentaxian ? Perhaps this is a beta, to see if there will be any interest, and if the reaction to it is a flop, Munoz is the one to suffer, and Ricoh and Pentax suffers less flack.

If its a flop, then Pentax can drop the tech and keep on going with the 645Z.

I don't think it will be a flop. I've had a Sony SLT and they were pretty good, just in poor light they were useless. Variable translucent mirrors will eliminate that problem, raise the frames per second (perhaps electronic shutter above 1/8000th of a second shooting), and still maintain fidelity (maybe 99% light transmission compared to Sony's 70%).

A sports Medium Format. Thats what I say.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zoolander Quote
Getting rid of the mirror box and wacking in a variable translucent mirror requires much lower engineering than SR on the sensor.
I have used pellicle mirror cameras...the viewfinder image pretty much sucks. Oh, and there is the light-loss penalty at exposure time too.


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My invite says 'Join me when we make history!' Which does suggest that it's something new, that or they really have no sense of how detrimental over selling something is in the Internet age.
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My invite says 'Join me when we make history!' Which does suggest that it's something new, that or they really have no sense of how detrimental over selling something is in the Internet age.

It wouldn't be the first time.. Canon's 'something BIG' is... a photography competition. Oh well.: Digital Photography Review

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I think there are going to be a lot of disappointed folks Monday evening.
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It could indeed just be a contractual conference on 645Z, after 1 year of use by Munoz, as part of it's sponsored activity.
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Hey, it looks like you guys maxed out the registrations. Well done!
I'm expecting you to tell us about anything important that comes out from this.
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It could indeed just be a contractual conference on 645Z, after 1 year of use by Munoz, as part of it's sponsored activity.
Uh huh. "Look at my experiences with the 645Z system.."

Telephone rings, husband at work answers, 'Hello?'
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Husband: 'ooh!! I bet it is Wagyu Fillet Minon wrapped in Bacon from pigs that were non-gmo fed, bathed, and massaged daily after their morning pickleball game, sprinkled with gold dust and served on a platinum tray by Warren Buffet would be joining us for dinner tonight.. I'm so excited!!!'
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I know what! This is is a quantic sensor...
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Hey, it looks like you guys maxed out the registrations. Well done!
maybe some can do a record my desktop or some such way of documenting the session, thank you
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they really have no sense of how detrimental over selling something is in the Internet age.
I think we have a winner.

If they had truly ground breaking tech, it would be announced with a new body demonstrating the technology unless it is a feature that can be implemented in exiting bodies via firmware. Announcing new technology with no camera to put it in is pretty anticlimactic. Unless Ricoh is rolling out software or announcing they are entering the professional photo-printer market. It could be an announcement for a support technology like RAW processing or printing.
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