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02-15-2016, 07:55 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
To put this into perspective :
Canon 1DX: 0.76X @ 100% coverage
Canon 6D 0.71X @ 97% coverage
Canon 5D MKIII: 0.71x @ 100% coverage.
Nikon D750: 0.70x @100% coverage.
Nikon D600: 0.70x.@ 100% coverage.
Nikon D810: 0.70x. @100% coverage.
Nikon D4s: 0.70X @ 100% coverage.
0.70x is not bad but it is not a selling point anymore.

02-15-2016, 07:57 AM   #17
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The excitement dissipated pretty quickly for me once I got to the end of that list. I don't plan to buy one but if I did I'd be a bit disappointed. Considering how long people have waited for this I would have expected at least more than 33 focus points since that's where Pentax mainly falls short of its competition.

Like awaldram said let's hope it's not hard fact.
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The USB 2.0 and UHS-I are probably minor issues, but I'm surprised we are still seeing these. The K-3 has USB 3.0 so I don't see why they went backwards.
SOFOX 12? They need to kill that just for marketing purposes. 33 AF points? The competition has two times that many, and mirrorless is over 100 AF points for full sensor coverage. 33 AF points in an OVF twice the size of the K-3 is just not a lot.

I was hoping for some more cutting edge technology. Nothing wrong with what they have listed, but nothing really jumps out as "awesome".

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No matter what spec for new camera there are always have people complaining about it.

Samsung did an "downgrade" for their flagship mobile phone from USB 3 to USB 2 too. Why? Adoption rate just lower than expected.

Did anyone actually appreciate what Ricoh do to Pentax? As compare to what Hoya did to Pentax?

First world problem.

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Let the bellyaching commence!
ugh! full frame?! 36.4 mp?!
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I hope there is at least an ISO80 pull option, one of my favorite things about the K5IIs.
02-15-2016, 08:06 AM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by awaldram Quote
Shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds. Synchro speed is 1/200 sec

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1/200 from 1/180 what a waste of time on R&D better to have left it alone.
Probably coming from the new shutter mechanisme, so not to much R&D wisten on this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
I hope there is at least an ISO80 pull option, one of my favorite things about the K5IIs.
I think there will have an extended mode: 50-204800/ 80-204800

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I hope there is at least an ISO80 pull option, one of my favorite things about the K5IIs.
I was wondering, is there any significant difference between ISO80 and ISO100 on the K5IIs? Most of the time I shoot ISO100 on a tripod with mine... so I could use 80 if I wanted to.
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What is absolutely new

- Image processing engine PRIME IV
- Sensor Size: 35.9 x 24.0mm
- AF sensor SAFOX12. AF point is 33 points (25 points are cross-type). -3EV Correspondence
- Shutter unit of the compact new design. Durability is 300,000 shots
- Synchro speed is 1/200 sec
- 5-axis camera shake correction. Effective for five stops.
- new mechanism of tilt-shift LCD

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02-15-2016, 08:12 AM   #26
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Nothing wrong with what they have listed, but nothing really jumps out as "awesome".
Pentax do not have the resources to do 'awesome'. Cameras are built Lego fashion from subassemblies and they have to make do with what they can get hold of.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hattifnatt Quote
is there any significant difference between ISO80 and ISO100 on the K5IIs?
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.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tony Belding Quote
As you wish.

uhh.... 0.70x magnification viewfinder? What's up with that?
We have a winner!


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QuoteOriginally posted by awaldram Quote
Shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds. Synchro speed is 1/200 sec

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1/200 from 1/180 what a waste of time on R&D better to have left it alone.
The problem is that manufacturers don't really make their own shutters, but typically source them from Copal or Seiko. If you look for LensRentals' camera teardowns, you'll see that Canon, Nikon and Sony, at the very least, get their shutters from those two companies. I don't know about Pentax, but I'd be very surprised if they were any different, since shutters are precision mechanisms (comparable to analog watches) that require considerable expertise in a field that has no other direct application in photography. So I'd blame the provider, or Ricoh's management for choosing a different set of compromises than you or I would've (faster X-sync at the expense of durability or cost). Because that's how it is: focal plane shutters need to suffer extreme stresses, perform within microscopic tolerances, be perfectly sealed against light ingress, have the curtains be very thin, and also perform reliably over the course of thousands of shutter cycles. And, most importantly, can't just be made of unobtainium, or take a gigantic amount of space inside the camera. I'd say that Ricoh, in this case, simply decided to go with the rated 300,000 thousand shutter cycle life, while having heavier curtains that simply can't travel as fast as those found in other similar cameras.
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One thing left off the list: comes with hard copy instruction manual, 463 pages, with an 8X magnifier to ease reading it.
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