Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-15-2016, 10:13 PM   #196
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,285
QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
And also, why not more features rather being fine? Embrace technology.
I just bought a Sony rx100 III for a pocket camera. After two weeks of digging through the menus I still am completely confused. It is an amazing camera in many ways but the technology is getting in the way of taking pictures. Too many options, too many menus. Most of which is just silly stuff that supposedly make it easier to take a picture but really don't if you know what you are doing. I have mostly managed to turn off enough stuff on the Sony to dumb it down enough to be usable.
But adding a longer shutter length is OK with me. I already have a good solution that works for me, but I can see where it would be useful to some. I just hope Pentax does not go down the Sony route where it seems everything is a gadget. I want a camera, not a gadget. Gadgets are too complicated and get in the way of taking pictures.

02-15-2016, 10:20 PM   #197
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indiana
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 274
QuoteOriginally posted by Dipsoid Quote
While I do think that complaining about programmable shutter speeds is pretty nit picky, I do think it's silly that you have to buy a remote or download a phone app to do something that can and should be implemented via firmware with zero effort on Ricoh's part.
....and zero cost as they have already done it once previously.
02-15-2016, 10:23 PM   #198
Pentaxian
todd's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Basement
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,801
QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
no reason not to do it.
SoCaNikon don't have it either right? So if nobody (no dslr maker) is doing it, maybe there is some legal or other reason they don't?

QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Anyone who can operate a camera off 'auto' mode can do it their head as I'm sure you can.
Or you can be like me and just turn it on for as long as you feel like.. I just turned it off when I got tired and wanted to pack it up and hit the tent...

02-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #199
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,285
Nice! Light painted? or just ambient on the Joshua tree?

02-15-2016, 10:37 PM   #200
Pentaxian
todd's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Basement
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,801
QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Nice! Light painted? or just ambient on the Joshua tree?
Thanks. Lit by our camp fire and then some cars were driving around the campground a little bit over the half hour or so the shutter was open...
02-15-2016, 11:08 PM   #201
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 15
Usb downgrade is believable

I believe that the Usb 3 downgrade to usb 2 micro is probably true.
I used to own a Samsung Note 3 phone that used the same usb 3 connector as on the K-3, I have since upgraded to the Note 4, and it was downgraded to usb 2 micro, and it stayed the same for the latest Note 5.

It makes no difference in use, Who transfers images directly from the camera anyway? I use an SD card reader(usb3) doesn't everyone?

(I use tethering with my Canon 70D and it uses Mini Usb 2)

Last edited by Halide; 02-16-2016 at 12:36 AM. Reason: clarifying that Usb2 is fine!
02-15-2016, 11:09 PM   #202
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,812
QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Even in APS-C mode it still has to move a much bigger mirror and shutter for each frame.
People have to realize about the practical difference between 8.3 FPS and 5 FPS... on paper there is a difference, but when AF tracking there is no difference if the 8.3 FPS camera AF has a slow AF tracking system. For example, the D7200 has a lower FPS spec than the K-3, but in practice, it's the same because the D7200 AF is able to track faster, while the K-3 AF tacking will slow down the camera from 8.3 FPS to 4 FPS. That's why if the K-1 AF system is improved versus the K-3 version, you may no see any difference in actual FPS keepers between a 4 FPS K-1 and a 8 FPS K-3.

---------- Post added 16-02-16 at 07:12 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Halide Quote
Usb downgrade is believable I believe that the Usb 3 downgrade to usb 2 micro is probably true. I used to own a Samsung Note 3 phone that used the same usb 3 connector as on the K-3, I have since upgraded to the Note 4, and it was downgraded to usb 2 micro, and it stayed the same for the latest Note 5.
Yes it's possible , with the aim of cost reduction, if the goal is to offer a the equivalent of a D750 with a 36Mp sensor on board. For me, the K-1 is a D750 with a better/smaller body and a 36Mp inside, and that probably what the average Pentaxian population is hoping for.

Last edited by biz-engineer; 02-15-2016 at 11:15 PM.
02-15-2016, 11:34 PM   #203
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2010
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,663
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
People have to realize about the practical difference between 8.3 FPS and 5 FPS... on paper there is a difference, but when AF tracking there is no difference if the 8.3 FPS camera AF has a slow AF tracking system. For example, the D7200 has a lower FPS spec than the K-3, but in practice, it's the same because the D7200 AF is able to track faster, while the K-3 AF tacking will slow down the camera from 8.3 FPS to 4 FPS. That's why if the K-1 AF system is improved versus the K-3 version, you may no see any difference in actual FPS keepers between a 4 FPS K-1 and a 8 FPS K-3.

---------- Post added 16-02-16 at 07:12 ----------



Yes it's possible , with the aim of cost reduction, if the goal is to offer a the equivalent of a D750 with a 36Mp sensor on board. For me, the K-1 is a D750 with a better/smaller body and a 36Mp inside, and that probably what the average Pentaxian population is hoping for.
you'v got it wrong. K-1 is just K-1. it is not Nikon, or Canon, or Sony. You'd prefer Nikon, so maybe that is for you. For me it is Pentax, because I have got used to it, and have lenses for it and I like how Pentax cameras work. But I'm average, I guess.

02-16-2016, 12:09 AM   #204
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romania
Posts: 8,406
QuoteOriginally posted by CRPhoto Quote
Those number are weird. I've gotten over 800 shots on the K-3 with one battery (and without running it empty). No flash, daytime, jpgs. No problems or complains with the K-3 battery life, and don't see why the K-1 would be any different (well actually it should have much better battery life).
The number of frames for a battery charge are measured according to the CIPA methodology, which includes using flash for 50% of the images.
Wait a minute... that might explain the difference. Now I'm no longer convinced the K-1 is more power efficient than the lower resolution (but faster fps) K-3.
02-16-2016, 12:13 AM   #205
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 15
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Thou shalt not spill thy actuations in vain
That's Hilarious! as in...



Was Cartier Bresson Catholic?[COLOR="Silver"]

---------- Post added 02-16-16 at 02:26 AM ----------
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
Canon PowerShot N  Photo 

Last edited by Halide; 02-16-2016 at 12:28 AM. Reason: self reference didn't make sense as posted
02-16-2016, 12:37 AM   #206
Pentaxian
PiDicus Rex's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,009
Reading first page of thread,..... Zero details on Video specs?

Swapping USB3 out for USB2 would slow down data transfer, but may make Tethering easier - it's dependent on the Tether-enabled applications compatibility.

Last edited by PiDicus Rex; 02-16-2016 at 12:49 AM.
02-16-2016, 12:41 AM   #207
Marketplace Reseller
dcshooter's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington DC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,110
"Video is full HD 60p "

Others have mentioned that the lack of 4k video is supposedly due to limitations in the sensor itself rather than the processing engine
QuoteOriginally posted by PiDicus Rex Quote
Reading first page of thread,..... Zero details on Video specs?
02-16-2016, 01:04 AM   #208
Pentaxian
PiDicus Rex's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,009
QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Originally posted by clockworkrat

Quote How's the 5 axis shake reduction supposed to work?
On Sony and Olympus they have OIS lenses which add the extra 2 axes.

Quote Originally posted by Winder
Quote Olympus has 5 axis in-body. Its not new.

Not everything has to be new in order to be useful.
Yup, How old is Sensor Shift on Pentax's ?

And now that it's available in Video Mode on other brands, perhaps Pentax will realise how silly it was to turn it off after the K-5.
02-16-2016, 03:10 AM   #209
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cracow
Posts: 457
QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
There is about 1/3rd of a stop more shadow detail, but at ISO 80 you lose highlight headroom - hence the term "pull" ISO: the camera is basically overexposing and pulling the image back, so you have to be careful with overexposing.
That's just not true. ISO80 was a true base ISO for the IMX071. No pull down at all. The highest analog gain for that sensor was about ISO1000, so everything up was just a digital "push".
QuoteOriginally posted by bwDraco Quote
Seems the image processor might be limiting performance because full-frame continuous shooting is limited to 4.4 fps.
The regular IMX094 is limited to 4.7 fps itself. It's rather indication of an older sensor than a processor. However the Milbeaut 7 alias PRIME III would do for this camera as well (just by looking at those specs).
QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Ricoh increases the SR rating for the K-3 II, but I don't think anyone has proven a difference over the K-3. So maybe, maybe not..
They just switch to CIPA standards specs for the K-3II. Tests didn't show any improvement.
QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
A higher sync speed requires your flash duration to be longer than the sync speed (specialised equipment).
Not that "specialised". T.1 for most cheap, regular, voltage controlled strobes at lower settings are longer than 1/200s. The same goes for most speedlights at 1/1. The real problem is to get the pre-sync signal and delay strobes accordingly, cause it goes on side pins of a hotshoe, not the middle. If the central pin would provide regular sync signal above 1/180/1/200th, you would still have a problem with the highest flash peak within the frame. Pre-sync&delay allows to make the transition soft by cancelling the highest peak at the cost of overall brightness.
02-16-2016, 03:42 AM   #210
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tromsų, Norway
Photos: Albums
Posts: 920
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
It is also ISO 204,800 instead of the 51,200 the D810 has (expanded, Native 25,600) So maybe Sony have given Pentax the coming D900 or D820 sensor.
K-1 will be a high enough volume product that it can get its own sensor. I don't think we will see the exact same sensor in other brand cameras even if they have Sony manufacturing and Mp count in common.

QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
Btw why can't we have longer exposure like 30min while medium format can expose up to 60min?
I agree. It would be very easy to just add it in the menu. When doing astrophotography you don't want to ruin the night vision by using a smartphone or fiddling with a remote that is easily lost in the darkness.

Just add 1 min, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 and 1 hour or even more. I don't need 1/3 stop steps. Use single big stopper and you can get whole night star trails. Use two and you can get the sun curve from sunrise to sunset.

Last edited by Simen1; 02-16-2016 at 04:08 AM.
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!
af, anyway, battery, battery life, buffer, built-in, camera, estimate, exposure, frames, gr, jpeg, k-1, length, menu, mode, pentax news, pentax rumors, phone, price, sec, sensor, sheets, shots, shutter, size, specs, speeds
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-1 likely in full production run now... Fenwoodian Pentax Full Frame 24 12-11-2015 11:20 AM
Pentax Full-Frame to be Named K-1 PF Staff Homepage & Official Pentax News 16 11-17-2015 10:13 PM
Adorama Pentax Lens Deals - Full List 12/1 Adam Pentax Price Watch 3 12-03-2012 12:49 PM
News Full List of Forum Features Adam Site Suggestions and Help 6 08-09-2009 10:25 PM
is there a full DA list?? FA out of production? Albert Siegel Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 01-26-2008 04:10 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:17 PM. | 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