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01-11-2016, 11:35 PM   #481
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I do agree with you on this. While still my K-7 is much more hunting that K-3. Compared to each other K-3 down not hunt almost at all. One of my slowest focusing lenses is DA*55. In dark it is impossible with K-7 but K-3 will focus, slowly, but t will. This can be aided with new AF-sensor even more, but it is lens design which is pulling it back. This I know even I'm not a engineer. Whole block of glass is moving instead of just small element, which will be the case with new 70-200. But if focus is as good as K-3 and/or little better, I'll be happy. And I know that it will improve, why would it not.

QuoteOriginally posted by jeffryscott Quote
All this talk of AF, there is little said about the lenses. How big a culprit in AFC speed and accuracy do they play? Frankly, I think the biggest roadblock to the Pentax AF system may be the lenses themselves. For example, there is a dramatic difference in AFC speed and accuracy between my 50-135 and 60-250 on my K3. I think, but can't in anyway prove, that if Pentax had better and faster SDM, or DC, in its lenses, a lot of the issues with AFC would dissipate.

That said, I am also sure a lot could be done with a firmware update - look at what Fuji and Olympus have done with firmware to improve speed and accuracy of their AF systems (it was dramatic). Maybe, just maybe, some of the anticipated improvements made in the K1 can be passed on via firmware to the older cameras.


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Just glancing hopefully at the R-P website again and wondering if they've already run out of obvious pre-launch things to say about the FF and whether that's a good thing or a bad thing ;D
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I guess the D5 is to blame for the apparent lack of new information on www.pentax.com. :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by ffking Quote
wondering if they've already run out of obvious pre-launch things to say about the FF and whether that's a good thing or a bad thing ;D
Well, I did offer them some ideas back in November. They seem to have adopted a few , and maybe will adopt a few more:
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From time to time before launch, the website could hint at each K-1 selling point or innovation:
  • week 1: respecting Pentax tradition [cue slideshow of Pentax history, LX, 6x7, 645 etc blending into shadowed FF body];
  • week 2: wide lens support out-of-the-box [cue slide-show of full-frame compatible lenses, old and new];
  • week 3: big bright viewfinder, with secret Pentax tech inside [slideshow of early spotmatic viewfinder hump, 6x7/645 viewfinder hump, peek inside and out of the new FF viewfinder];
  • week 4: a great sports camera [cue slideshow of football, ski jump etc scenes, glimpses of great new AF technology, high fps];
  • week 5: a great field camera [cue slideshow of landscape scenes, wildlife shots, flippy screen at work on tripod, water drops on side of camera body];
  • week 6: great for weddings and low-light [cue pix of smiling bride and groom in dark church interior, image crops showing great low-light low-noise detail of bridal veil, image of new BSI sensor],
etc.

They could progressively do a dozen of these on the website right up until the day of the launch.


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QuoteOriginally posted by hangman43 Quote
Update is up
Hmmm...that was a bit disappointing. I was expecting to read (based on photo) some cool info. Re the articulating screen.
01-13-2016, 07:59 AM   #487
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QuoteOriginally posted by indy Quote
Hmmm...that was a bit disappointing. I was expecting to read (based on photo) some cool info. Re the articulating screen.
Well, the photo is still interesting, e.g. the possible movement of the screen, also confirmation of dual card slots, looking carefully.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Well, the photo is still interesting, e.g. the possible movement of the screen, also confirmation of dual card slots, looking carefully.
All this is known since October, when the body was shown in public.
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Sample photos lack polish

I have been impatient with other members who have criticized the quality of samples presented by ANY manufacturers, but now...

The three newest photos are ... too subtle(?) for me They are dull landscapes that barely show what is described.

Please, Pentax. Please, Ricoh, engage a photographer, for goodness sake!
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Extolling the virtues of the 3 FA Limiteds - Bravo Pentax
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"Sample photos lack polish" - conspiracy theory mode: On.
Actually I think it's a brilliant marketing move: they want to make us think: "Hey, Pentax, I can do better than that!" - and so the desire to buy the camera and show them is born.

(No, I'm not serious)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
"Sample photos lack polish" - conspiracy theory mode: On.
Actually I think it's a brilliant marketing move: they want to make us think: "Hey, Pentax, I can do better than that!" - and so the desire to buy the camera and show them is born.

(No, I'm not serious)
Thank you for the last words.....


The only thing happening is that people really want to buy into Nikon, because you can make serious images with their camera's

http://oleliodden.com/photo-gear/field-reviews/beta-test-report-nikon-d5/

They probably spend some money on it
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Oddly, the us.ricoh-imaging.com homepage links to the Japanese version of that FF page. At least for me.
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There is no question that we (at least, some of us - probably not me though) can make serious images with our cameras. The only question is if Ricoh Imaging can do it
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