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08-29-2016, 03:43 PM - 1 Like   #301
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
would they put exactly that on an APSC body, this would bring AF coverage similar to what D500 has in term of surface.
True.

If you look at the AF point coverage of the K-1 when in crop mode (pic related), that would be pretty awesome to see in a K-3 replacement. I bet it would be easy for Ricoh to arrange.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
K70 aims to sell the hybrid AF, that isn't really used fully and improved high isos in JPEG. For some reason many see it as a big deal while most of the time it behave the same as a K30 with the added comfort of titling screen.
If I am correct with respect to where the industry is going, a consumer grade camera providing improved high ISO in JPEG is an extremely big deal. I have a K-30 that I bought fifteen months ago; normally, I would be several years away from even starting to think about retiring it, but unless Pentax has more pleasant surprises in store for us soon, then there is a K-70 in my near-future, because it is a significant improvement over the K-30.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
If you look at the AF point coverage of the K-1 when in crop mode (pic related), that would be pretty awesome to see in a K-3 replacement. I bet it would be easy for Ricoh to arrange.
most definately, something like that is what I wish to see
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
True.

If you look at the AF point coverage of the K-1 when in crop mode (pic related), that would be pretty awesome to see in a K-3 replacement. I bet it would be easy for Ricoh to arrange.
Yes.

If they will add 14 new AF points (7 from each side) and all cross-type + make central line 5 double-cross f2.8 in SAFOX 13....
It would big leap ahead IMO.


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Yes.

If they will add 14 new AF points (7 from each side) and all cross-type + make central line 5 double-cross f2.8 in SAFOX 13....
It would big leap ahead IMO.
Let's not forget at least a few f/8 capable too !
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
If I am correct with respect to where the industry is going, a consumer grade camera providing improved high ISO in JPEG is an extremely big deal. I have a K-30 that I bought fifteen months ago; normally, I would be several years away from even starting to think about retiring it, but unless Pentax has more pleasant surprises in store for us soon, then there is a K-70 in my near-future, because it is a significant improvement over the K-30.
Everybody has different priorities
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
If I am correct with respect to where the industry is going, a consumer grade camera providing improved high ISO in JPEG is an extremely big deal. I have a K-30 that I bought fifteen months ago; normally, I would be several years away from even starting to think about retiring it, but unless Pentax has more pleasant surprises in store for us soon, then there is a K-70 in my near-future, because it is a significant improvement over the K-30.
Everybody has different priorities I know the K70 features will make it to all new camera anyway (at least the iso part). I don't shoot high iso that often even if it happen, When I do I don't hesistate to shoot f/2.8 or f/2 (that require decent AF performance) or to use my flash (improve quality of the light, something the camera can't do). And I was quite disatisfied with the K5 AF I had before (K70 has K5-II AF)I don't want to experience that again. Entry level bodies also don't last that much... I don't make that many photos but the risk of the camera stopping working before I change it is much greater with entry level. (Pentax forum estimated K30/K50 to last 30K shoot on average that mean 2 years for me).

In difficult lighting conditions, I got things like that... I don't find it that terrible











What would decide me is much better low light performance (K70 far from there) or smaller/lighter camera with EVF while keeping at least AF performance of K3.

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The right way also is to raise hybrid AF till the level at least A6300...

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Has anybody used the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 macro with the K-70? How fast and acurate is the AF?
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The right way also is to raise hybrid AF till the level at least A6300...
It doesn't make any sense to have to rely on LV to focus on a DSLR. Even with articulated screen, you have the problem of bright light washing out the details on the screen and the hackward position to take photos with an heavy DSLR in LV. that increase camera shake and is not at all conveniant for the photographer; This is even worse if the lenses are a bit big. LV in nice on occasion, or on a tripod, this is not so nice handled in the field.

At that point, you want to have an EVF instead of an OVF allowing you to gain in size/weight.
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you have the problem of bright light washing out the details on the screen and the hackward position to take photos with an heavy DSLR in LV. .
Not instead, but together with OVF AF...
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OVF and EVF both have some advantages - and that won't change in the next couple of years. I wonder, why no manufacturer dares to make a camera with interchangable viewfinders anymore. It should be possible to have "best of both worlds" in one body...
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QuoteOriginally posted by roseblood11 Quote
OVF and EVF both have some advantages - and that won't change in the next couple of years. I wonder, why no manufacturer dares to make a camera with interchangable viewfinders anymore. It should be possible to have "best of both worlds" in one body...
The view finder also imply mirror box for DSLR and heavy processing power for the EVF... You may have to pay much more for that device that would support both and it would still be big. The biggest advantage of EVF are smaller size and reduced cost.
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The EVF has many more advantages: All informations in the viewfinder, magnification, focus peaking... Esp. for manuel focusing, there's nothing better. And if you use lenses, that are made fpr SLR's, your ystem won't be small anyway. Why should the EVF need extra processing power? Isn't it the same as for Live View?
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QuoteOriginally posted by roseblood11 Quote
The EVF has many more advantages: All informations in the viewfinder, magnification, focus peaking... Esp. for manuel focusing, there's nothing better. And if you use lenses, that are made fpr SLR's, your ystem won't be small anyway. Why should the EVF need extra processing power? Isn't it the same as for Live View?
EVF and live view both take a lot more battery life away than using an OVF -- live view is worse because the screen you are using is bigger, but they both really burn battery life quickly. That's why mirrorless cameras have no where near the number of shots per battery that SLRs do.
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