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01-22-2017, 11:43 AM   #526
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QuoteOriginally posted by following.eric Quote
New mount. Cheaper and faster lenses. Adaptor for kmount everyone's happy
You must be mixing up the K-P with the M-E rumor. The latter is most likely a fake rumor, but if its true and the sketch have some truth to it, it looks like it has both a new, shorter mount, and a K mount adapter. And yes, if that happens, every Pentaxian should be happy.

However, the K-P that this thread is about, is 99,999% likely K mount (KAF4).

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We know as a fact that the M-E is imaginary. And you're very, very wrong assuming that such a thing would make every Pentaxian happy; I'm sick of this constant MILC propaganda. It's disrespectful towards those of us who chose a DSLR - and guess what, we're on a DSLR brand's forum.

P.S. The K-1 and K-70 and all the other DSLRs supporting up to KAF4 have a KAF2 mount and they do support screw-drive AF and mechanical aperture control; KAF3 and KAF4 designations were used only on the lens side.

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It will be a K-mount including KAF-4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
the K-P that this thread is about
KP not K-P looks like a K-x K-r successor.

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A K-p would look like a K-r series camera, except that naming was abandoned a while ago.
The KP... it's another story.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
but your M and A lenses are not the future and Pentax cannot live on lenses sold 30 years ago.
Consider that both Canon and Minolta fans over a certain age are still sore over their orphaned mounts and that Nikon still provides backward compatibility as well as several ANCIENT manual focus lenses in their current lineup, I would suggest that backward compatibility is not likely to lose value as market currency.

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Everyone's happy? Really? How about those who are happy with Pentax?
They don't hang out on the rumor threads...it is against the rules. I only ended up here as a vagrant blown in on an ill wind of fate.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
We know as a fact that the M-E is imaginary. And you're very, very wrong assuming that such a thing would make every Pentaxian happy; I'm sick of this constant MILC propaganda. It's disrespectful towards those of us who chose a DSLR - and guess what, we're on a DSLR brand's forum.

P.S. The K-1 and K-70 and all the other DSLRs supporting up to KAF4 have a KAF2 mount and they do support screw-drive AF and mechanical aperture control; KAF3 and KAF4 designations were used only on the lens side.
Love when a rumour thread goes super serious.

Can they not make a DSLR that would use a new mount for a new design in lenses and allow an adapter for older generation lenses from pentax. Or an adapter for kmount lenses would mean it would have to be fitted on a mirrorless.

I'm Not camera engineer so just curious.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
Still 1/180 for 15 or so years.
A little further back than that. The MZ-S was also 1/180s in 2001 with the rest of the MZ/ZX series being even slower at 1/100s and 1/125s. Strangely the higher models in the Z/PZ series supported 1/250s from the early 1990s until the release of the MZ-S. Go figure...


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This is not a rumor thread - this is a leak thread. We actually have information that a Ricoh Imaging Pentax KP DSLR exists and should be announced shortly.

There's no point whatsoever in making a DSLR with a new mount; the K-mount itself is very much adequate and, since last year, a fully electronic mount. Everything that can be done for - let's say - the Nikon F mount can be done for the K-mount as well.
Since another DSLR mount would have a registration distance comparable to that of the K-mount, an adapter would not even be possible (one without optics to give you back infinity focus). It would have to fit within a few mm while offering full functionality, and that cannot be done.
But the premise that we'd like adapting our lenses from a perfectly fine mount to another similar mount for no reason whatsoever is silly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by following.eric Quote
Can they not make a DSLR that would use a new mount for a new design in lenses and allow an adapter for older generation lenses from pentax.
Sure...ask a Sony owner with legacy Minolta glass how they like theirs...


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(hint: the don't...very heavy and bulky...)
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QuoteOriginally posted by following.eric Quote
Love when a rumour thread goes super serious.

Can they not make a DSLR that would use a new mount for a new design in lenses and allow an adapter for older generation lenses from pentax. Or an adapter for kmount lenses would mean it would have to be fitted on a mirrorless.

I'm Not camera engineer so just curious.
Why? Break compatibility for...what? They couldn't make a new mount with a flange distance as short as mirrorless cameras, so adapting lenses will still be a huge pain. Then everyone will need adapters, too
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You know, the D500 was released on 06 Jan 2016.
I wonder if we are going to get that high-speed 21MP sensor? Given the D7000/K-5, and D7200/K-3 release cycles, if this body is a in a new product class it may be possible.

Pure speculation.
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You know, the D500 was released on 06 Jan 2016.
I wonder if we are going to get that high-speed 21MP sensor? Given the D7000/K-5, and D7200/K-3 release cycles, if this body is a in a new product class it may be possible.

Pure speculation.
I would be more interested in its best-in-history AF module.


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Can we get back to the leaks? New one? Anyone?
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There are new leaks on this thread:

Pentax_Leaks.com/new_cameras/KP

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