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03-24-2016, 09:28 AM - 1 Like   #1
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K-1 Demo day at the Camerastore

Pentax K-1 Demo Day

Guess I was in Calgary two weeks too soon.

03-24-2016, 10:23 AM   #2
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Wow, they're still having to convince us that Pentax FF is not an April Fool's joke!
Talk about a day which will live in infamy!
03-24-2016, 10:58 AM   #3
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Wow, they're still having to convince us that Pentax FF is not an April Fool's joke!
Talk about a day which will live in infamy!
The store does have a sense of humour until they ring up my purchases and want me to pay for them.
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I'll ask my daughter if she can get there for the demo !
She lives very close to that store (which is where we both purchased our K3's ! )
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I will definitely be there,bright and early.
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I wonder how many of these "Mericans" will be wondering why I don't drive over for the show.

Recently though the 'Mericans" have been a lot better. A couple of years ago I had a European ask me if I knew her cousin who lives in Vancouver.

I asked Downtown Camera if they were going to have one of these, and they never got back to me, you suppose their is any point in sending a registered letter?
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For once I wish that I was living in Calgary rather than on Vancouver Island.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
For once I wish that I was living in Calgary rather than on Vancouver Island.
Mark it on the calendar, it may never happen again.

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For once I wish that I was living in Calgary rather than on Vancouver Island.
Come on you know you would love to give up the scenery, the weather and the ocean to live in Calgary. No sales taxes and .....

I might need help filling in the blanks
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Lozeau in Montréal are also advertising a K-1 demo at an outdoor adventure show next weekend (April 2nd-3rd). Here is the banner from their Web site:



EDIT: and in English...

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poutine, health care, and now this?
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poutine, health care, and now this?
We're like that up here !
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Well, back in "old europe" they've already done this. In the center of former west Berlin, local photography store "Foto-Meyer" held an introductory workshop on the K-1 with four sample cameras present (loaded with the 0.48 firmware). That was already on March, 18th.

The workshop was lead by Ricoh regional sales manager Martin Dehn, who did quite a good job not being swept away by the deluge of drool the room filled with eager pentaxians produced (myself included).

Everyone present was abled to handle a K-1 and to take some (albeit quite uninteresting) shots with it; several of the present pentaxians had their full Pentax lens range with them and were allowed to check the K-1's compatibility. The demo cameras came equipped with Pentax' new 28-105 and the 24-70 lens, and some had the battery grip mounted.

I had the chance to take a peek through the viewfinder whilst a Sigma 17-50 was attached. That's an APS-C-Lens, thus heavy vignetting in non-crop mode was to be expected and - yes, quite present. A pity is the 0.7x viewfinder "magnification", but this might be amended using the O-ME53.

Someone had a Nikon D800 on him, so it was possible to compare the shutter noise and size of the cameras. Yes. Weren't I pretty certain, that Nikon was not a russian camera brand, that comparison would have lead me to think so - the shutter noise of the D800 is comparable to a Kiev-88 (to be politically correct, that's a ukrainian brand), and the size and weight ... Lets spread the mantle of forgetfulness on this, shall we?


Did I already mention that the room was steeped in drool by eager pentaxians? The words "shut up and take my money" I head for several times that evening, and the photo store took several pre-orders ... which are hopefully delivered soon. Rumours said April 4th, the Ricoh sales manager said April 15th ... and on ricoh.co.jp are the ominous words "Go on sale in the end of April"
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