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02-13-2016, 07:54 AM - 1 Like   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by Topsy Quote
I hope it's a bit more stable, I don't want to feel like I should wait or should have waited..
But then, as far as i can tell body prices are stable for quite a long time in switzerland. never paid much attention though, I do admit.
Sometimes I have waited and sometimes I have preordered. I have never regretted getting the camera or lens earlier. But I do not look on such purchases as investments but, rather, as rentals where I get a deposit back when I sell. If I have no immediate use or curiosity about an item I can wait. Prices will always go down on technology.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
Pentax body prices do drop quite significantly shortly after release, at least they did so far. The K-1 may be a bit more stable. Anyway, the actual price wasn't confirmed yet, was it?
yes but not for k5 which it was an expensive camera for 2 years after release.
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There are rule-of-thirds and diagonal frame lines visible on the mirror; however, these do not reflect the APS-C sub-frame. Given that prior statements by Ricoh indicate that such a frame can be displayed in the viewfinder, this likely means there is a translucent polymer-network LCD in the viewfinder. That's precisely what a camera of this caliber needs; even entry-level models on the Canon and Nikon lineup have this feature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bwDraco Quote
Given that prior statements by Ricoh indicate that such a frame can be displayed in the viewfinder, this likely means there is a translucent polymer-network LCD in the viewfinder.
LCDs use polarized light to increase the contrast on the "black" areas. How will this work with a polarizing filter on the lens?

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Also noticed the AF frame on the mirror. It's reassuring that the sides of the AF frame span beyond the vertical rule-of-thirds lines, which means that it's not going to be a tiny cluster in the center. The AF grid would cover a substantial majority of the 16x24mm APS-C frame area.

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LCDs use polarized light to increase the contrast on the "black" areas. How will this work with a polarizing filter on the lens?
Not sure how this would be an issue, but I know Nikon has done this for more than 15 years (it was first used in the F80) and Canon has been using this technology since the EOS 7D was introduced in 2009.

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One thing at least is clear: the camera is called K-1 because there's no room for anything more
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
How big is this handsome beast compared to its competitors? I hope it's a lot smaller and lighter.
Going by features, the DSLRs closest to the K-1 would be the Canon 5d3 and Nikon D810. The K-1 is 136.5 x 110 x 85.5 mm and weighs 925 g. The 5d3 is 152 x 116.4 x 76.4 and weighs 950 g. The D810 is 146 x 123 x 81.5 and weighs 980 g. So the K-1 is smaller and lighter than those.

Compared to Nikon and Canon's smaller full frame cameras with lesser specs, it's closer in size but weighs more. (Canon 6d is 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2 and weighs 770 g, and Nikon D750 is 140.5 x 113 x 78 and weighs 840 g).

Also, if Sony is keeping the A99 around, that measures in at 147 x 111.2 x 78.4 and weighs 812 g.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Is that a wired remote door or an AC input door below the SDXC card door? What is that symbol?
Wired remote. My K-5 has the same symbol.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bwDraco Quote
Also noticed the AF frame in the viewfinder.
Is there a larger picture available than these 500x440 pixel thingies? In these I cant see anything in the viewfinder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Is there a larger picture available than these 500x440 pixel thingies? In these I cant see anything in the viewfinder.
Scratch that, I meant "reflex mirror".
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Is there a larger picture available than these 500x440 pixel thingies? In these I cant see anything in the viewfinder.
Not yet . Don't look at the viewfinder, look at the mirror that reflects the focussing screen.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Not yet . Don't look at the viewfinder, look at the mirror that reflects the focussing screen.
Well I'll be . . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by bwDraco Quote
Scratch that, I meant "reflex mirror".
Last night I was looking at that and wondering. There are two fat lines/rectangles to each side of center.. about a third out. And in center is a circle. Theres 45 degree, thin lines on the corner segments.

Does indeed look like a lot of guides/feedback available in the viewfinder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Last night I was looking at that and wondering. There are two fat lines/rectangles to each side of center.. about a third out. And in center is a circle. Theres 45 degree, thin lines on the corner segments.

Does indeed look like a lot of guides/feedback available in the viewfinder.
There is also one bracket in each of the outer segments of the middle row, towards the centre of the screen.
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