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02-18-2016, 06:45 AM - 3 Likes   #571
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Yippee! And oh yes: YIPPEE!! It's even reasonably priced, at the low end of virtually all speculation. YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!! Introduced before I got too old to use it. YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!!YIPPEE!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bromberger Quote
Thank you!
That is indeed regrettable, i like my Ee-S very much, too.
Let's hope the standard screen provided by Pentax is top notch.

Edit: I'm just reading it is the same "Natural Bright Matte III" as in the K3. :-(
A disappointment to me as well. Although, we'd better wait and see rather than jumping to conclusions. I already have a KatzEye screen in my K100D, which according to Pentax was "not interchangeable".
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
at the low end of virtually all speculation.
Next to all the other specs, this is the best spec of all.

Reading the official website, you get the idea that this camera was designed and built by a bunch of true believers who wanted to give us what we wanted - the still picture-taking full-frame machine of our dreams - and stopped at nothing to make sure it wasn't FREAKING IMPOSSIBLY HUGE. Thank you to those engineers, who I now completely forgive for not decrippling the mount. I understand why they didn't. I still think they need to rectify that at some stage, but the K-1 is not the aperture coupling lever's "hill to die on".

They also put just enough in to make sure that it was competitive without being freaking impossibly EXPENSIVE, and they realised that THE BEST IS THE ENEMY OF GOOD ENOUGH.

There are already people on this website who have bluntly said, "At that price I am getting it now."

I think Ricoh have done the right thing for the right reasons and put out the camera that most of us want at a price that more of us can afford than was expected.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BarryE Quote
Do we know what sensor's been used ?
A newer, rebuilded and Pentax tweaked version of the same one as in D810

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
So no more dust behind the focus screen, but also no more shimming. It better be well calibrated for manual focus or it will go straight back to where it came from.
There are what appears could be electrical contacts in the mount near the focusing screen. It is rumored/speculated that these are contacts for a new 645 adapter to support some automation. If that's the case that could be part of the reason why the focus screen is "fixed".

It could also mean a un-crippled TC for K-mount lenses would be possible.
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Kind of off topic, but I noticed on the Pentax site the k-1 uses RECHARGEABLE-ION BATTERY D-LI90(E) and my k-3 uses a Li-Ion Battery D-LI90. Are they the same? I hope so!
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Yes it's using D-LI90.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
There are what appears could be electrical contacts in the mount near the focusing screen. It is rumored/speculated that these are contacts for a new 645 adapter to support some automation. If that's the case that could be part of the reason why the focus screen is "fixed".

It could also mean a un-crippled TC for K-mount lenses would be possible.
Yeah but they weren't there in the product pics mistral75 showed yesterday, but they are there in other product pics. So are there two models after all? One for 645z users and one for regular cat photo shooters? It also doesn't tell me something about possible back or front focus correction of the focussing screen.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
I don't own D810. We (me and my wife) use D3s and D700. For a while I've used D600, but sold it (and got used D700) mainly because of it's high megapixel count and colours which my wife disliked a lot.

I have huge symphaty for Pentax and was planning to replace D700 as soon as Pentax FF comes out... However now I can see that K-1 is aimed primarily towards landscape and studio photographers, which aren't us.
You've made 5 posts on the forum since April of 2014. 2 last year and 3 since yesterday; all of them bashing pentax in some way.
We get it. You don't like Pentax.
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You don't like Pentax.
From the sound of it he doesn't even USE Pentax, nor can he even settle on a Nikon he likes. The likelihood that he was ever actually going to buy the K-1 is, to me, practically zero.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Next to all the other specs, this is the best spec of all.

Reading the official website, you get the idea that this camera was designed and built by a bunch of true believers who wanted to give us what we wanted - the still picture-taking full-frame machine of our dreams - and stopped at nothing to make sure it wasn't FREAKING IMPOSSIBLY HUGE. Thank you to those engineers, who I now completely forgive for not decrippling the mount. I understand why they didn't. I still think they need to rectify that at some stage, but the K-1 is not the aperture coupling lever's "hill to die on".

They also put just enough in to make sure that it was competitive without being freaking impossibly EXPENSIVE, and they realised that THE BEST IS THE ENEMY OF GOOD ENOUGH.

There are already people on this website who have bluntly said, "At that price I am getting it now."

I think Ricoh have done the right thing for the right reasons and put out the camera that most of us want at a price that more of us can afford than was expected.
Read my sig. And we could say 'true listeners' if you read the K-1 Special Site.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Yeah but they weren't there in the product pics mistral75 showed yesterday, but they are there in other product pics. So are there two models after all? One for 645z users and one for regular cat photo shooters? It also doesn't tell me something about possible back or front focus correction of the focussing screen.
Either a prototype and the dropped the feature (or added last minute). Or two models. I recall kenspo hinting there would be two models. I guess we'll know next week from CP+
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From the sound of it he doesn't even USE Pentax, nor can he even settle on a Nikon he likes. The likelihood that he was ever actually going to buy the K-1 is, to me, practically zero.
Yep.
It appears no camera suits his needs. I wonder if he's told the folks on nikonforums.com how crappy the Nikons that he's tried are.

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do you k now if the sr is also for movie or not? in the k3 they used a fake sr....with 5 axes i hope they returned to k5 k7 real sr feature
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Read my sig. And we could say 'true listeners' if you read the K-1 Special Site.
It seemed obvious to me from the teaser campaign with the emphasis of compatibility (of sorts) with old full frame and crop lenses that Ricoh's target would be existing Pentax owners and those who may have switched but kept their K-mount lenses.
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