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03-22-2016, 05:57 AM - 2 Likes   #931
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A very interesting interview of the K-1's development team found at Digital Camera Watch:

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03-22-2016, 06:42 AM   #932
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
As I understand they inclined to mirrorless, but the plans were changed by Pentaxian.
Not if the wording is accurate, i.e. "the product planning team was initially unsure about which system to pursue" as opposed to "the product planning team initially wanted to pursue a mirrorless system". Being unsure of which alternative to pursue doesn't imply a bias towards one alternative.
03-22-2016, 07:34 AM   #933
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They thought even about PENTAX LX version and they said that mirrorless wasn't considered.
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Because they are proud of being pioneers of SLR cameras in Japan and want to continue tradition...
My free translation.

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03-22-2016, 08:09 AM   #934
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That's all fine.
Btw, no mirrorless but no girls either in this adventure....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
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Btw, no mirrorless but no girls either in this adventure....
I would have thought girls to be more with mirror(s) than mirrorless .
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^^ You want a camera designed by girls?
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^^ You want a camera designed by girls?
Young girls....
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
^^ You want a camera designed by girls?
I want a great camera, whatever it take If a full girl team does the job better, that fine with me I don't buy the engineers, I buy the camera

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I doubt any price drop in Canikon is because of the K-1; most likely it's to make room for their upcoming new cameras
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
I doubt any price drop in Canikon is because of the K-1; most likely it's to make room for their upcoming new cameras
I agree. Everybody seem to be upgrading their system. Here in the Philippines, the D7200 is sold at a much cheaper price than the the K-3II. Maybe the price drop is due to the coming of the D500 and probably more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
I agree. Everybody seem to be upgrading their system. Here in the Philippines, the D7200 is sold at a much cheaper price than the the K-3II. Maybe the price drop is due to the coming of the D500 and probably more.
There are a lot of 'maybes' in this thread. The situation is likely a culmination of a lot of these factors (currency valuation, customer system upgrades, new products, manufacturers attempting to increase/create growth/profit/appease the shareholders, etc). These days, buying cameras and lenses seems to be more like commodity trading where you must guesstimate the right time to buy (at the lowest price) based on the health of the market, cost of freight/shipping, financial rates.. etc haha.

OT: Sometimes I think about it and find it odd the resources (time and money) invested in photography on a non-commercial level that some of us take (myself especially).
But then I think of the alternative and it would likely be one of pointless gaming, movie watching, or mindless tv viewing. At least we have something we can point to and show for our time+money spent. Movies, tv shows, and most gaming I'd say is based on observing someone elses ideas and thoughts. But we create new ones... and memories that we can much more easily share with others. So.. we have that.
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New challenges info on the K-1 site: Challengers | PENTAX K-1 Special site | RICOH IMAGING
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
New challenges info on the K-1 site: Challengers | PENTAX K-1 Special site | RICOH IMAGING
QuoteQuote:
A dramatic blue sky and lively green trees in scenic photography: the PENTAX K-1 inherits PENTAX Blue, a term affectionately used by Pentaxians (PENTAX camera enthusiasts). A technician in the image-processing team explains: “We are trying to create memory colors, rather than faithfully reproducing original colors. In particular, blues and greens are the colors that decide the impression of scenery. That’s why we work hard to reproduce rich, dramatic tones of these colors.”
Challengers | PENTAX K-1 Special site | RICOH IMAGING

Hmmmm Is this just in JPEG or does it affect RAW? I'd sooner they concentrated on reproducing colours accurately leaving the user to decide which colours to pop in post processing. They mention blue and green, how about red and specifically detail in reds?
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Shooting modes don't affect raw just jpeg. You can use them for in camera processing. You will see the processed jpeg on you're camera screen when using a certain mode, but the raw is unaffected by that. (shoot in monochrome raw mode and import the pic in lightroom. It will revert to colour.)
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New challenges info on the K-1 site: Challengers | PENTAX K-1 Special site | RICOH IMAGING
I visited this link and found it to be very informative. Pentax engineers really proved their mettle on this camera by using a lot of technical innovations to overcome traditional limitations. I recommend that everyone check this out to appreciate the hurdles that Ricoh/Pentax jumped in creating the K-1. Although due to financial limitations I will probably be late to the K-1 bandwagon and stick with my K-3 for a bit longer, I really do appreciate the effort to produce it. Down the road, it's definitely on my "must list."

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