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10-28-2015, 05:26 PM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wired Quote
for the love of god... what don't they do this? biggest PITA ever when grip shooting my K3 is selecting AF points
I have long fingers, but still I find it to be an uncomfortable stretch changing AF points while supporting a camera with the battery grip attached.

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QuoteOriginally posted by redimp Quote
Has anybody mentioned how retro the strap rings are?
I wish they re-did the pentax LX lugs, those were awesome.

QuoteOriginally posted by sholtzma Quote
I like the idea of a square sensor (36 x 36)
Dios mio, not this can of worms again. With a 43.3mm imaging circle projected by the lens, the largest a square sensor could be is 30mmX30mm without shafting everyone loyal to the KAF mount and building a new lens line.

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Which brings me back to my earlier idea of a circular sensor, from which you select the size, shape, and orientation of the image.
A Circular sensor? do you have any idea how a circular sensor would be nothing less than a tremendous waste of precious space a silicon wafer. Why not a rectangular lens? that would make more sense on the formats we are currently using..


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10-28-2015, 06:37 PM   #122
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QuoteOriginally posted by sholtzma Quote
I like the idea of a square sensor (36 x 36)
40.5mm x 33mm is the only bigger than 24x36 sensor size which makes sense: it is the multiaspect size required to accomodate all image ratios between 16:9 to 1:1 within the full frame image circle.

This size will come after it becomes ridiculously cheap to make. But as it is almost a medium format size, this won't happen anytime soon ...

And mre than a square sensor, I'd like to see square monitors
10-28-2015, 06:59 PM   #123
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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
Might be difficult to rotate the mirror/finder. Or would you like to have a mirror and prism designed for 36x36?
Of course, with mirrorless you wouldn't have that problem! :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
And mre than a square sensor, I'd like to see square monitors
......they exist.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
Of course, with mirrorless you wouldn't have that problem! :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
......they exist.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=square+monitors&biw=1382&bih=890&source=lnms&...IVRlw-Ch2GfgQU
Seems like they do !
10-28-2015, 09:21 PM   #126
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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
Might be difficult to rotate the mirror/finder. Or would you like to have a mirror and prism designed for 36x36?
The easiest way to make this work is to "rotate" the grip, not the sensor.
If rotating the sensor, the whole SR mechanism would have to be rotated too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DennisH Quote
Same as the K-3, if that's what you mean.
So it is; never noticed on the K-3. Why the return to the old style?.
10-29-2015, 02:08 AM   #128
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QuoteOriginally posted by redimp Quote
So it is; never noticed on the K-3. Why the return to the old style?.
Because it is reminiscent of the AOCo logo. (Yes, that's exactly why the strap lugs are prism shaped!)



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The tilt screen is weird
It carries its tripod
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I missed seeing the the prototype at Photoexpo in New York, Ricoh had it on display for one day and Ricoh Japan told them to take off. I think it's going to be a great camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
But Ricoh still free to embed any type of RF trigger...(dreamin)
I'm actually making one right now for my K-50...

2.5mm jack plugs into camera and the three wires (ground, focus, shutter) goes to the RF receiver (little box) (which is in the hot shoe, but this takes up the hot shoe so I am thinking of other ideas), RF transmitter (in my hand) has two buttons (shutter and focus).

Quite a fun little project but not WR...

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And mre than a square sensor, I'd like to see square monitors
I'm righting this looking at a square monitor....
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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.
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Agreed. Deal-breaker for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Because it is reminiscent of the AOCo logo. (Yes, that's exactly why the strap lugs are prism shaped!)
So for purely aesthetic reasons then. Not a good reason in my opinion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
......they exist.
QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I'm righting this looking at a square monitor....
Small square monitors do exist, as probably do small square sensors (for industrial applications). But not anymore when surface starts to cost ...

Show me a 33" 3840^2 monitor
(i.e., which would include the current 27" 4k standard one)
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