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02-17-2016, 06:51 AM   #376
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QuoteOriginally posted by LilithBaerchen Quote
I havn´t read the spec-sheets, I wait for those a few more hours to read them from Ricoh, but is this feature mentioned? And does this one mean "live bulb" or is it just a nice name for "bulb"?

"Live bulbs" are the ones you plant in the Fall when hoping for Spring tulips.

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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
Given the hardware is relatively bug free and the AF works well, (with good results from the sensor) I think this is a good start for the FF Pentax line

I would like them to produce a cheaper model without all the not needed rubbish like gps, wifi, hdmi, video and the like. A good basic but solid working Stills FF, maybe 20mp, faster frame rate, over all less bells and whistles, this i think would sell like hot cakes.
Nikon thought the same thing but the DF has not been such a big hit
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QuoteOriginally posted by hangman43 Quote
Nikon thought the same thing but the DF has not been such a big hit
Too many fu^&ing dials to turn. It turns out the hipsters and the wannabe pros got very confused very quickly and there was no green button to save them
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It does appear on the Turkish spec sheet linked above. I don't think it incorporates the Astrotracer - it's just a composite video mode that makes cool looking star trails.

As seen previously on the K-S2:


QuoteOriginally posted by LilithBaerchen Quote
I havn´t read the spec-sheets, I wait for those a few more hours to read them from Ricoh, but is this feature mentioned? And does this one mean "live bulb" or is it just a nice name for "bulb"?


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QuoteOriginally posted by hangman43 Quote
Nikon thought the same thing but the DF has not been such a big hit
The DF is a bit of a monstrosity. I wouldn't write off the entire idea just because Nikon flubbed it.

IMHO the whole point of an interchangeable lens camera, and especially of a DSLR, is versatility. People with a wide range of needs can improvise different ways of using it for different tasks. If you want to go on a nostalgia trip, you should be able to take a K-1 and swap in a split-prism focusing screen, set the dial on aperture priority, grab yourself a bag of manual-focus primes (old or new), and get it to do exactly what you want to do. Yes, there will be a lot of high-tech features in the camera that you aren't using, but. . . It's perhaps cheaper to produce a single, full-featured, versatile model for everybody in large volumes, rather than design and build a specialized "retro" camera that would only sell in small numbers.

If Pentax does produce a cheaper variant of the K-1, it'll more likely be the same "platform" with some things left out, rather than restyled with different controls and made retro-looking. Sort of like they did with the K-500. That would be the more economically efficient approach.
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An image of the metal shell fitted with the steel substructure of the camera has surfaced. The K-1 is going to be a SOLID camera:
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QuoteOriginally posted by hangman43 Quote
Nikon thought the same thing but the DF has not been such a big hit
What Nikon did was to produce a more expensive retro styled and simplified camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
An image of the metal shell fitted with the steel substructure of the camera has surfaced:
There is more than that on this page:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/313857-picture-k-1-a-18.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
It does appear on the Turkish spec sheet linked above. I don't think it incorporates the Astrotracer - it's just a composite video mode that makes cool looking star trails.

As seen previously on the K-S2:

PENTAX K-S2 Interval Movie Sample "Star Stream" - YouTube
A special mode for doing that type of video? If that is all it does, then It’s a pretty ridiculous function.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
A special mode for doing that type of video? If that is all it does, then It’s a pretty ridiculous function.
Better than a direct print button like the Canon DSLRs got....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
The K-1 is going to be a SOLID camera:
No wonder the teaser page was drawing comparison to the LX! Forget about scruffing this one in the Afghan dust and then dousing in the showers; Heie just about ought to be able to take it to the battlefield with him as a melee weapon. Put a thoriated Takumar lens on it and call it combat-ready...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
An image of the metal shell fitted with the steel substructure of the camera has surfaced. The K-1 is going to be a SOLID camera:
Where you expecting anything else? You can find pretty much the same pictures for K3, K5 and K7 as well.
Nice pictures though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
Where you expecting anything else? You can find pretty much the same pictures for K3, K5 and K7 as well.
Nice pictures though.
I gave a would be mugger a clout once with a K20D and Takumar 85/1.9, he didn't get up that quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Heie just about ought to be able to take it to the battlefield with him as a melee weapon.
Put the 35mm>67 lens adapter on a K-1 with the Pentax M*67 800mm f/6.7 ED [IF] it would be quite a formidable weapon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
An image of the metal shell fitted with the steel substructure of the camera has surfaced. The K-1 is going to be a SOLID camera:
Yeah but the top plate? Plastic for GPS and Wifi sake?
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