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01-26-2017, 07:18 PM - 1 Like   #241
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
So far comments in the press have been generally positive; the most negative comments I've seen have been from people who claim to be Pentaxians.
Amen to that! You nailed it, at least I hope it is a good camera as I pre-ordered!


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819,200? I suspect that the sensor might be the new BSI CMOS used on the a6500...

Really want to know how it performs under bad lighting, as I have always wanted an APS-C camera with 12,800 usable ISO so that I can photograph trains at dawn/dusk!
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
You say that like it's a bad thing!
That is my impression also. Nikon Df is the only camera I considered if I switch to Nikon. But by the color, Nikon Df is better with its black. Like Iphone with jet-black.
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That is my impression also. Nikon Df is the only camera I considered if I switch to Nikon. But by the color, Nikon Df is better with its black. Like Iphone with jet-black.
A friend of mine has one in silver. It's simply stunning. And nice and heavy. You could beat a Canon owner with it.

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A friend of mine has one in silver. It's simply stunning. And nice and heavy. You could beat a Canon owner with it.
That's a very important consideration for most of us.

I hate it when my camera breaks after I hit some Canon user in the head with it.

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That's a very important consideration of most of us.

I hate it when my camera breaks after I hit some Canon user in the head with it.
It should be a requirement of detailed camera reviews to know how well the product in question survives such a test!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
Hmm...

Let's just say, without making further judgments, that the KP has cleaner, less busy lines and appurtenances.
I'd touch the KP and the Df's 'appurtenances' - No problem!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gm4life Quote
Amen to that! You nailed, at least I hope it is a good camera as I pre-ordered!
Cool. Hoping to win that competition are ya?

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I hate it when my camera breaks after I hit some Canon user in the head with it.
But if it breaks for other reasons, at least you know you can still make use of it to hammer someone
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But if it breaks for other reasons, at least you know you can still make use of it to hammer someone
For some reason, Maxwell's Silver Hammer comes to mindů
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Facts for sure :
1- KP is no way Pentax's new APS-C flagship
2- KP doesn't appeal to most of the core pentaxians, but will be an interesting upgrade mainly for entry-level shooters (it will also bring back some ex-pentaxians)
3- CP+ 2017 will all be Theta and KP oriented
4- K-3/K3II successor is not ready, and we have no certitude when it will be
5- K-3 has been discontinued for a few months

Facts/Ideas for speculation :
6- K3II is already discontinued (see the other thread quoting Yodobashi advert)
7- KP will "stand alone" together with K-70 and K-S2 at least for the whole 2017 year
8- we won't see either any new DFA lens during next CP+, as there seems to be no room for K-1 [enormous mistake if confirmed]
9- idem for medium format [ditto]
10- Ricoh could well be thinking getting rid of Pentax (or even Ricoh Imaging) at this moment
11- Pentax isn't YET doomed, but future isn't bright either

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I really like the looks and style with a few features mis-mashed here and there. But the price seems about $250 over the top.
Really interested.......But only on a Black Friday Sale for this one.
BTW.....the shutter is tested to 100,000 but isn't advertised as being rated for that ? Kinda confusing to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Cool. Hoping to win that competition are ya?
Guess so.
01-26-2017, 11:40 PM   #254
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
There are three Lens lectures scheduled. IIRC GR's are typically announced in April.
Thank you for info!
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QuoteOriginally posted by NZ_Ross Quote
4. Who is your market - soccer mums (use phone cameras), enthusiasts, professionals?
just a little observation - I've been asked half a dozen times if I'm a professional photographer when I'be got the K-1 (and usually 70-200) on a tripod: I don't think I ever was with the K-3, even with my older (bigger) film days lenses. there is some sort of cut off point in people's minds still
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