Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-28-2017, 08:53 AM   #466
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,235
QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
It's criticism for the sake of criticism, an extreme case of sour grapes perhaps?

It's not like we'd notice a slight creak in the K-1's grip, but would be completely oblivious to the KP's hand grip not being properly secured.
Some people are just professional FUD merchants or beaters of dead horses, and that's all there is to it. Looking at it cynically, if you can't put a grip on a frame and tighten a hex screw correctly, you probably don't deserve a thousand-dollar camera. (I just hope they chose a common, standard size for the key rather than some stupid proprietary diameter that has to be bought from the company.)

01-28-2017, 09:03 AM   #467
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,735
^^ The key (Allen Wrench) will either be Metric or SAE English Standard. Either way somebody won't have the right one.
01-28-2017, 09:21 AM   #468
retired nerd
Loyal Site Supporter
reh321's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Bend, IN, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,239
QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I trust in TWO screws.

I don't use neck strap with my cameras and I use hand strap with K-5IIs and K200D. Hand strap is a protection if my hand slips..
If you choose to not use the safety devices provided by the manufacturer, that is your choice, but don't blame them. Your original complaint about the grip is totally without merit - the KP is totally safe if you use the provided neck strap. I used my Super Program, with its tiny grip, without incident for eleven years, going through two straps in the process; one of my reasons for finally retiring it was that one of the anchors which the straps attach to finally came off.
01-28-2017, 10:19 AM   #469
mee
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6,488
QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
If you choose to not use the safety devices provided by the manufacturer, that is your choice, but don't blame them. Your original complaint about the grip is totally without merit - the KP is totally safe if you use the provided neck strap. I used my Super Program, with its tiny grip, without incident for eleven years, going through two straps in the process; one of my reasons for finally retiring it was that one of the anchors which the straps attach to finally came off.
Gentlemen, both ways of interfacing with your camera are correct. Neither way is incorrect. You can use a handgrip strap, you can use a neckstrap. You can even use both.

01-28-2017, 11:04 AM - 1 Like   #470
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,127
QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
Look out for 3D printed and other 3. party crafted grips.. Maybe even some Hasselblad NEX inspired ones..
Or you can cut one yourself out of some Norwegian elk antlers
01-28-2017, 11:10 AM - 1 Like   #471
ogl
Pentaxian
ogl's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Siberia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,913
QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Gentlemen, both ways of interfacing with your camera are correct. Neither way is incorrect. You can use a handgrip strap, you can use a neckstrap. You can even use both.
or nothing to use
01-28-2017, 02:50 PM   #472
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,028
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Or you can cut one yourself out of some Norwegian elk antlers
Hehe, I prefer reindeer, and actually have a couple of antlers laying around. Thanks for the idea
01-29-2017, 06:19 AM   #473
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,127
One Japanese store has already dropped the priced to the equivalent of $1000 (without taxes). http://shop.kitamura.jp/%E3%83%9A%E3%83%B3%E3%82%BF%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%...4549212298820/

01-29-2017, 06:24 AM   #474
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 272
QuoteQuote:
You need a hex key (provided)
KP grip resembles Canon A-1 (film/FD) right-hand body grip (you needed a dime for a A-1 screw, but there was no IKEA in 70's ).

-----
QuoteQuote:
Motion bracketing is shutter speed bracketing; depth-of-field bracketing is aperture bracketing.
Still awaiting distance bracketing (present i.e. in some early non-digital EOS models).

-----
QuoteQuote:
I wonder if that will give the AF system a small performance boost
What makes me wonder if KP flash-shots delay will be equal to K3's 1/3 sec (which makes K3 + AF540FGZ unusable at weddings, children playgrounds, sports other than chess, etc.) or even longer

Last edited by Prakticant; 01-29-2017 at 06:58 AM.
01-29-2017, 10:31 AM - 1 Like   #475
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 381
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Or you can cut one yourself out of some Norwegian elk antlers
You probably should remove them from the elk first, though. Otherwise, you might end up with the new Pentax K-elk.
01-30-2017, 03:34 AM   #476
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Miskolc
Photos: Albums
Posts: 127
QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
What makes me wonder if KP flash-shots delay will be equal to K3's 1/3 sec (which makes K3 + AF540FGZ unusable at weddings, children playgrounds, sports other than chess, etc.) or even longer
I never had any sort of delay with my flash on the K-3, but then again I use manual settings. I just underexpose a bit and correct in post for added leverage.
01-30-2017, 04:57 AM   #477
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,235
QuoteOriginally posted by CarlG Quote
You probably should remove them from the elk first, though. Otherwise, you might end up with the new Pentax K-elk.
No problem. Set the camera to interval, put on a grip with a full D-Li90, full battery in the camera, and let the elk go where it will. When you recover the camera, write the definitive coffee-table illustrated guide to elk migration patterns.

---------- Post added 30-01-17 at 08:27 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
unusable at weddings, children playgrounds, sports other than chess,
Speed chess does exist - two minutes elapsed for each player to finish the game - so even that is not secure!!!
01-30-2017, 05:06 AM - 1 Like   #478
Pentaxian
audiobomber's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 6,789
QuoteOriginally posted by Sterby Quote
I never had any sort of delay with my flash on the K-3, but then again I use manual settings. I just underexpose a bit and correct in post for added leverage.
The delay is in P-TTL mode. It's annoying and sub-optimal. 1/3 second offset makes macro shooting with flash almost impossible for me. I would rather use my K20D with flash than my K-3, because it does not have the delay.
01-30-2017, 12:44 PM   #479
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
QuoteOriginally posted by Sterby Quote
It might mean that ISO 51200 is finally usable, not just marketing.
I would be glad just forjust 25.600 for that price if noise is acceptable as I mostly shut at past afternoon and hate flashes but don't want to spend 4.000€ for a Sony A7SII + just 1 objective... and little body but big and heavy objectives (Ken Rockwell here us right)
01-30-2017, 12:56 PM   #480
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,717
QuoteOriginally posted by majortom67 Quote
I would be glad just forjust 25.600 for that price if noise is acceptable as I mostly shut at past afternoon and hate flashes but don't want to spend 4.000€ for a Sony A7SII + just 1 objective... and little body but big and heavy objectives (Ken Rockwell here us right)
Objectives?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
accelerator, af, buffer, burst, camera, fps, grip, ii, image, improvements, iso, jpeg, k-3, k-3 ii, kp, pentax kp, pentax news, pentax rumors, pm, post, price, ricoh, sensor, shots, shutter, successor, system, unit
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia shakereduced Pentax News and Rumors 1319 02-15-2017 11:35 PM
Pentax K-S1 camera specifications i83N Pentax News and Rumors 46 09-01-2014 04:08 PM
Pentax K-3 Specifications Ayoh Pentax News and Rumors 421 12-21-2013 07:56 PM
Pentax MX-1 Full Specifications Adam Pentax Compact Cameras 48 01-14-2013 08:18 AM
Pentax K-30 Specifications Adam Pentax K-30 & K-50 113 07-08-2012 09:03 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:25 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top