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02-19-2016, 02:05 AM   #346
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
with the K-1) the image is clearly unacceptable until at least 14mm
If you look at the rings you can see what is caused by the hood. Dremlin away the hood will help, but not entirely cure the 10-17mm in the wide end.

Personally I plan to use the APS-C lenses Samyang 8mm f/3,5 CSII (the one with removable hood) and Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 in FF mode, and crop in PP when necessary. Although in most cases I cant use the full frame, I will have more freedom of choice compared to APS-C mode. Freedom to choose other aspect ratios then 3:2 and other crop factors. I think I will get about 20-25 Mp out of most cases, as oppose to 15 Mp in APS-C mode.

With some APS-C lenses without hood, I will be able to take APS-C images in portrait orientation, while holding the camera in a more comfortable landscape orientation.


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02-19-2016, 02:13 AM - 1 Like   #347
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Well...sad because my workflow, and the workflow of the team I built, is based in Pentax K3 cameras with their video capabilities - as well as their photography capabilities.

We use a total of 7 Pentax K3 cameras to perform various cinema duties in and around work. With those 7 cameras there are at least 21 lenses.

Our Pentax cameras have been seen in many high profile projects.

What I will now do, is abandon Pentax as a tool, as part of my workflow here at work. At the very least, 1080p/60 and clean HDMI out, were the things that could have allowed me to keep Pentax in the tools set we have.

Sad, because Sony has so many better options, I am compelled to go that route especially since we have invested in a Sony FS7 system and the associated e-mount route.

Sad because I was one of the few people who were using Pentax K3 cameras in a professional workflow.

Sad because having those two little features could have meant many more Pentax products.

Sad.
Do what you have to do....... but keep something Pentax for yourself and make sure you drop in from time to time.... for our sake!
02-19-2016, 08:05 AM   #348
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Any dude who says any camera is beautiful has serious mental problems. They look like hunks of plastic or metal for the most part. What a drama queen.

To that I say...
"Your mother is ugly and she dresses you funny... but I still think you're OK, don't I?"
Don't tell that to the Fuji X and Nikon Df design team
02-19-2016, 08:17 AM   #349
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Shipment date is April, 30st, here, in continental europe.
Oh? I got told "mid April" lol
Not that a week or two more or less matter (yet).

02-19-2016, 09:06 AM   #350
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Dear fellow Pentaxians!
Does anyone know if the O-ME53 Magnifier Eyecup fits the K-1? There is no information on ricoh-imaging.
I don't think so, but i'll try as soon as i get K-1
02-19-2016, 09:11 AM - 2 Likes   #351
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http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/support/catalog/pdf/lenses_accessories.pdf

Japanese Catalog. Updated with FF lenses.
02-19-2016, 10:34 AM   #352
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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
I wonder how an M50 1.7 would fare on the K-1.
Is elegant and sharp on the Sony A7RII with good color and contrast so it should be excellent on the K-1. My goal for the K-1 is to be good enough to make me comfortable selling the A7RII. I have pre-ordered so, from what I have seen so far, I think it will be at least that good. The only thing of importance I will miss in the A7RII will be the size if the K-1 is as good as it looks.
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The price is so low that I am afraid to pre-order it. What if the price is wrong?



So many questions:

Should I buy now, or wait until the bugs are worked out?
Adorama or B&H? I have accounts in both of them but not sure where to pre-order. What if they out of business before April 15? :0


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02-19-2016, 12:48 PM - 2 Likes   #354
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What if they out of business before April 15?
They will not charge your card until it ships. The price is not wrong, but if by some chance they decided to raise it, the stores would either honor the original price, or give you a chance to back out. Just do it. Preorder it now!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Can someone tell me which of the specifications are "jaw dropping"?
It's Pentax, and it's full frame!!!

For the price, it does seem to have a pretty impressive list of features compared to 5D or D810....
02-19-2016, 03:04 PM   #356
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
The price is so low that I am afraid to pre-order it. What if the price is wrong?



So many questions:

Should I buy now, or wait until the bugs are worked out?
Adorama or B&H? I have accounts in both of them but not sure where to pre-order. What if they out of business before April 15? :0
I trust Pentax will treat the early adopters nicely if there are any teething problems. I have been first in line befor, and will be so again. (I have never had any serious issues though, so I have never tested my thinking) :-)
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Can we all agree that Ken Rockwell is an idiot.

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02-19-2016, 03:12 PM - 2 Likes   #358
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Can we all agree that Ken Rockwell is an idiot.
It is one of those self evident truth's. Don't need to click on the link (just gives him more traffic) to know that
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Wasn't necessary to post the link...

QuoteOriginally posted by thegoderic Quote
Can we all agree that Ken Rockwell is an idiot.

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...but I think it helped to persuade even the most polite members to agree
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What a complete tool. I would recommend other Pentaxians do not even click the link (and thereby increase his website's traffic). Unless you enjoy being angered by trolls.
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