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10-29-2015, 01:17 PM   #136
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I'd like to see big 4:3 monitor...Alas...I think I will never see it.

Big 5:4 is interesting too...But the market stays with 16:9 and 16:10 (which disappearing)...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
But the market stays with 16:9 and 16:10 (which disappearing)...
Of course, for any given diagonal (like 27"), surface and cost is minimized with the narrow 16:9 format. Apple uses 4:3 for iPads, 16:10 for notebooks and 16:9 for iMacs. Which happens to be the increasing order of diagonal ...

Therefore, the more expensive the format, the less square to be expected to be. BtW, that's why you easily find big square projection screens :;

Thats's a general rule, sensors being no exception.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The biggest question is of course whether they manage a competitive AF-system because they will have to, Going for pro-performance. It is going to need excellent tracking capabilities. No sense developing the FF and expensive FF glass if they can't get that right.
Do you think the only pro market is Sports/Action?
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All the recent talk about squares and circles made me think... I guess using the 10-17mm fisheye at 10mm on the full frame will provide us with a horizontal 180 degree image for the first time in the current Pentax lens lineup. Annoyingly not in the vertical plane, though that will enable us to keep our feet out of the frame!

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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Of course, for any given diagonal (like 27"), surface and cost is minimized with the narrow 16:9 format. Apple uses 4:3 for iPads, 16:10 for notebooks and 16:9 for iMacs. Which happens to be the increasing order of diagonal ...

Therefore, the more expensive the format, the less square to be expected to be. BtW, that's why you easily find big square projection screens :;

Thats's a general rule, sensors being no exception.
Hm. Not really... The iPad is 4:3, and some other tablets 3:2 because it more closely matches regular paper. It is a good, sensible format for document viewing. There is also a bit of a backlash, with some laptops having 3:2 screens. On the other hand there are 21:9 monitors out there too... it's all over the place.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The biggest question is of course whether they manage a competitive AF-system because they will have to, Going for pro-performance. It is going to need excellent tracking capabilities. No sense developing the FF and expensive FF glass if they can't get that right.
Agreed. It's the white elephant in the room currently.

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Do you think the only pro market is Sports/Action?
Of course not. But wedding shooters like myself need fast, accurate and reliable AF (potentially moreso than sports shooters). And event shooters need it for the same reason.

To be honest even studio photogs need speed and reliability if they have a moving subject.

Pentax cams are still quite a way behind when it comes to speed, accuracy, and reliability. You should see some of the wedding pics I've had to drop for that exact reason....heart breaking

Maybe I should hone my skills with Manual Focus....but I don't have time for such a methodical approach when stuff is happening all around me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Poit Quote
Pentax cams are still quite a way behind when it comes to speed, accuracy, and reliability.
That's not true, according to an AF test performed by ColorFoto in 2011 when it comes to single shot AF performance. Pentax beat models from Canon and Nikon.

The main problem of Pentax AF is continuous AF speed. They have been working on that and I wouldn't be surprised if the K-1 provided further improvements.
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I find the top two additional dials to be questionable. They should have used that for release mode, S, CL, CH, BKT, MUP, TIMER then get rid of the unlabeled dial. EC in M mode does not make sense. When you shoot in M it assumes that you know your aperture and shutter speed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dtmateojr Quote
I find the top two additional dials to be questionable. They should have used that for release mode, S, CL, CH, BKT, MUP, TIMER then get rid of the unlabeled dial. EC in M mode does not make sense. When you shoot in M it assumes that you know your aperture and shutter speed.
With Pentax flexible Hyper-manual mode EC is very useful.
To be able to use any mode successfully you need the same knowledge of aperture and shutter speed (except for Green mode where you can't change aperture and shutter speed).
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QuoteOriginally posted by dtmateojr Quote
EC in M mode does not make sense.
It does make sense with respect to the green button.

The latter gives you an initial starting point which one can improve by dialling in the desired amount of EC. I agree that M mode implies that you know what you are doing and that you don't rely on automatic metering, but I still value being able to use EC in combination with the green button for an initial setting.
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How do you exactly use EC in manual mode? I smell like people are just chasing the needle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dtmateojr Quote
How do you exactly use EC in manual mode? I smell like people are just chasing the needle.
I use FI when spot metering in manual mode. See below for more info.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/306468-shots-screen...ml#post3411809
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
I use FI when spot metering in manual mode. See below for more info.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/306468-shots-screen...ml#post3411809

How is that different to shooting in auto aperture priority mode? And where did you get +2 or +2.5? What's the basis for those numbers?
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How is that different to shooting in auto aperture priority mode? And where did you get +2 or +2.5? What's the basis for those numbers?
When using Av-mode with exposure lock, the exposure lock disable when the meter times out. I don't like that, so I prefer using green button in manual mode instead.
The EC that you have to use, you have to test out when spot meter on highlight as it can vary depending on camera used when exposing for ETTR, to avoid highlight clipping.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposing_to_the_right
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Do you think the only pro market is Sports/Action?
Exactly! I predict that the pro action and sports, and maybe even events photographers will be migrating out of stills photography very soon. Once stills capture from video is perfected, there will be no reason to use a stills-oriented photographic device.

The pro stills market will remain, however, in its many forms.
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