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02-17-2016, 03:26 PM   #16
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Just got an e-mail from a UK supplier - launch price here for body only is 1,599, or 1,698 with the optional battery grip (discounted by 130 as a promotion). Impressive... considering UK pricing, I think it's *very* good value for money...

Imagine the price in 12 - 18 months' time

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Nice price. It will be interesting to see the first hands-on reviews. I notice it took all of 15 minutes for the disparagement to start, in some quarters.
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Sad no 1080p/60 - any idea if we can get a clean HDMI out?
The good thing is that I will probably buy a K1 anyway, since I have been waiting since the dawn of the millennium.
At $1779 it shouldn't break the bank - probably $2k with grip.
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1599 in the uk. WEX will take a trade in of your k3 to bring it to 1309
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Just got an e-mail from a UK supplier - launch price here for body only is 1,599, or 1,698 with the optional battery grip (discounted by 130 as a promotion). Impressive... considering UK pricing, I think it's *very* good value for money...

Imagine the price in 12 - 18 months' time
Yup, just had the SRS / WEX emails, top work on that pricing!
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Over at the other forum, they mounted the m50 f/2 on front for the cover photo... Kind of weird and deceptive.
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Preordering a body and grip tomorrow. My FA Limiteds and 85/1.4 have been waiting for this.

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For the few features that were sacrificed, the price more than makes up for it. $1800 is very, very nice. I think it will tempt some of those kit-lens only buyers of other brands looking to step up.
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that price is quite attractive
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Over at the other forum, they mounted the m50 f/2 on front for the cover photo... Kind of weird and deceptive.
Well they have to have somebody to 'other' so the CaNiSoLympus folks can be cool,cool kiddies.

That's how it works, isn't it?
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Over at the other forum, they mounted the m50 f/2 on front for the cover photo... Kind of weird and deceptive.
Perhaps they were trying to express the continuity of Pentax support for their old lenses(?)
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Almost certainly no. Ricoh has very clearly and publicly stated that they consider video to be at the bottom of their list of priorities and they aren't investing R+D into improving video capabilities on their SLR models. (heck, they seem to take a step backwardswith each successive generation). Don't get me wrong, I love Pentax cameras, and I am quite excited by the K-1, but it's foolish to expect that it or any future Ricoh SLR will make sense as a video solution any time soon.

If you want video in an SLR, Canon with Magic Lantern is where it's at. If you are OK with mirrorless, Panasonic or Sony.

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Sad no 1080p/60 - any idea if we can get a clean HDMI out?.
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Over at the other forum, they mounted the m50 f/2 on front for the cover photo... Kind of weird and deceptive.
Weirdly deceptive, especially using a lens well known to be not the best, the 50 f/2.0. "that a 36MP sensor is likely to be fairly demanding on older glass, and our initial impressions of shooting with one older 50mm Pentax prime aren't wholly encouraging." If they wanted to use an el-cheapo lens, why didn't they use any of the 1.7, 1.4, 55mm 1.8? Who knows.
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Can someone tell me which of the specifications are "jaw dropping"?
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