Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-15-2016, 07:52 AM - 1 Like   #151
Pentaxian
Asahiflex's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,753
Now this must be SR-related. I guess now finally is the time for the SR-coupled phase-detect AF module to find its way into a Pentax camera (and maybe even a SR-coupled viewfinder). :P

(A SR coupled phase detect AF module takes the SR into account, so it also moves around. This will make the camera lock focus much faster).

01-15-2016, 08:23 AM   #152
Pentaxian
thibs's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,161
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Are we being set up for a big surprise or a big disappointment?
He clearly hints at a good surprise IMO.
01-15-2016, 08:38 AM   #153
Pentaxian
bertwert's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Golden, BC
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,873
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
OK, now i know the details of the release, but I am not allowed to speak either.
Related to this thread, we all can be very optimistic !
If you send me a PM, I won't tell anyone...
01-15-2016, 09:25 AM   #154
Veteran Member
bobell69's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Courtenay BC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 421
What are the chances that the articulating screen is also a touch screen?

01-15-2016, 09:26 AM - 2 Likes   #155
Pentaxian
bertwert's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Golden, BC
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,873
QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
What are the chances that the articulating screen is also a touch screen?
Let's hope NOT.

Imagine all the settings I would change with my nose!
01-15-2016, 09:27 AM   #156
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 355
Highly probable, just hope you can turn it off for bertwert nose.
01-15-2016, 09:34 AM   #157
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 212
QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Let's hope NOT.

Imagine all the settings I would change with my nose!
But on the other hand it would be okay to pinch the screen to zoom for quick sharpness verification.
There are some cameras with touchscreen already available. Do people complain about accidental nose clicks?
01-15-2016, 09:36 AM - 5 Likes   #158
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,613
It will come with a nose mountable stylus with which you can select focus points.

01-15-2016, 09:37 AM   #159
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio (formerly SF Bay Area)
Posts: 1,464
I'm more afraid of just trying to adjust the screen position and accidentally invoking "mirror flap mode" or "delete all" or something.
01-15-2016, 09:40 AM   #160
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 883
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
OK, now i know the details of the release, but I am not allowed to speak either.
Related to this thread, we all can be very optimistic !
I do not want to dig the full informations. Just a basket of questions. You can answer one bye one or as a whole:

1) are the CMOS pixel counts able to compete with market middle level FF?

2) does the AF use the Pentax patented technology to cover a large portion of frame?

3) Has FF applied pixel-shift technology used in Pentax k3ii?

Last edited by starjedi; 01-15-2016 at 09:45 AM.
01-15-2016, 11:00 AM - 3 Likes   #161
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 49
QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Let's hope NOT.

Imagine all the settings I would change with my nose!
If you look closely at the FF, there is a Dial Setting labelled "SR". That is Schnozz Relocator. For people like bertwert, it allows you to relocate sensitive areas on the camera that are prone to nasal interference. Very Handy.
01-15-2016, 11:16 AM   #162
Pentaxian
aleonx3's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,873
QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
A bit taller is perfect actually Only one half of my pinky fits onto the k-3. So add 1/4" in height, keep the same grip distance front to back, don't make it much heavier and I'm golden.
QuoteOriginally posted by btnapa Quote
I think your wishes are answered. I felt the same way.
I think I like that... not much bigger than k-3 but a bit taller would be perfect and with high-end Pentax ergonomics of course.

---------- Post added 01-15-2016 at 01:19 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by btnapa Quote
I was a fully functional unit. It powered on and I tried a few lenses on there.
Lucky you... thanks for reporting and sharing (though limited but it's ok).
01-15-2016, 11:25 AM   #163
Site Supporter
Zygonyx's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ile de France
Posts: 2,951
QuoteOriginally posted by starjedi Quote
I do not want to dig the full informations. Just a basket of questions. You can answer one bye one or as a whole:

1) are the CMOS pixel counts able to compete with market middle level FF?

2) does the AF use the Pentax patented technology to cover a large portion of frame?

3) Has FF applied pixel-shift technology used in Pentax k3ii?
I said i knew the details of release : which means end of NDA/official announcement, first availability in France for Pentax fans/embassadors presentation, and some clues re. effective market launch period ; but I do know nothing re. specifications
I would answer to your questions on a quite speculative way :
a) yes, 36 Mpix is highly probable
b) no idea about AF : this seems to be a truly hidden secret
c) yes
01-15-2016, 11:39 AM   #164
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 883
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I said i knew the details of release : which means end of NDA/official announcement, first availability in France for Pentax fans/embassadors presentation, and some clues re. effective market launch period ; but I do know nothing re. specifications
I would answer to your questions on a quite speculative way :
a) yes, 36 Mpix is highly probable
b) no idea about AF : this seems to be a truly hidden secret
c) yes
Thanks for your answer. For AF, my speculation is that the AF module will be reused in 645Zii and therefore will cover a decent portion of FF.
01-15-2016, 12:18 PM   #165
Veteran Member
bobell69's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Courtenay BC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 421
QuoteOriginally posted by Glorfindelrb Quote
Highly probable, just hope you can turn it off for bertwert nose.
I'm a left eye shooter, so my nose is always on the screen. I image the technology is now sophisticated enough to deal with nose plants on touchscreens.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
canon, ces, ces pentax k-1, coatings, cp, dealer, display, doubt, k-1, k-3, lens, lenses, lieu, market, month, optics, pentax, pentax k-1 rumor, pentax news, pentax rumors, post, price, production, range, repair, sense, tamron, version
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CES and Pentax K-30 buzzyslr Pentax K-30 & K-50 34 03-02-2014 03:22 AM
rumor about new Pentax K-60 KDD Pentax News and Rumors 15 02-05-2014 02:57 PM
Fact or Fiction _ Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5 DC OS HSM Pentax romansolar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12 09-26-2012 01:01 AM
1/10/12 - CES: Mystery rugged-looking K-mount no-VF camera spotted Docrwm Pentax News and Rumors 34 01-17-2012 05:50 PM
Pentax K-r fact sheet, specs, and reviews Adam Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 09-15-2010 03:18 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:00 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top