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02-18-2017, 11:42 PM - 1 Like   #1
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CP+ 2017 Pentax Interview Questions

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02-19-2017, 12:11 AM   #2
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Any chance of a new 600mm plus F4 lens in the future?
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My question is whether focus peaking color choices in live view will be made available in new models, and firmware updates for color choice done for older models. Thanks Adam.
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Why is electronic shutter incompatible with SR ?

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Seems to me a significant weakness (relative to the competition) is still autofocus. While its fine for what I do (noticeably better on the K-1), I know its a frustration for others (not to mention having to read the moaning in reviews). Is this an area Pentax is currently focusing on (pun intended)?
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A few questions immediately spring to mind:
  • Are Ricoh planning on providing better information and tutorials about using their cameras? At present, learning how to use Pentax camera features like AF-C tracking, pixel shift, Astro-tracer etc is via user trial-and-error, a tiny number of user-created YouTube videos or web pages, and via Internet forums like PF.
The official information provided by Pentax in the camera manuals or elsewhere is very, very skimpy. Canon, Nikon and even drone maker DJI do a far better job than Pentax in preparing online tutorials, white papers, user guides etc etc about their products.
  • Does Pentax plan to follow Sony, Nikon and Canon in releasing radio-triggered flash controllers/receivers/flashes anytime soon?
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Pentaxforums has that great video showing how to use Composition Adjustment to take a photo of the Tokyo Tower. An automatic mode/feature to take four photos for it would be wicked cool. And an in camera feature to compile them into a finished image would be an absolute killer. If they can do something as complex as PixelShift, this seems it should be doable.

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Besides some very precise questions about individual lenses, it would be good to get information on how Pentax will position and develop different line ups APS-C vs. FF vs. MF vs. other business fields. Specific questions will tehre be a top APS-C model? When can we expect what type of FF lenses. Any mirror less camera in sight, ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
A few questions immediately spring to mind:
  • Are Ricoh planning on providing better information and tutorials about using their cameras? At present, learning how to use Pentax camera features like AF-C tracking, pixel shift, Astro-tracer etc is via user trial-and-error, a tiny number of user-created YouTube videos or web pages, and via Internet forums like PF.
The official information provided by Pentax in the camera manuals or elsewhere is very, very skimpy. Canon, Nikon and even drone maker DJI do a far better job than Pentax in preparing online tutorials, white papers, user guides etc etc about their products.
  • Does Pentax plan to follow Sony, Nikon and Canon in releasing radio-triggered flash controllers/receivers/flashes anytime soon?
Q1 : no, special demand by Pentax Forums TM and profitless YouTuber's independent posters.
Q2 : already the case, buy Priolite Ultra.
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Will there be a remake of the current APSC zooms using the PLM motor?
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The comments I see popping up all the time would probably make good questions:
Ask about:
AF improvement and AF in low light.
Video, 4k, SR, focus.
Tethering support.
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I'd like to ask Ricoh if they plan to introduce a mirrorless camera with EVF at any point. My question is selfishly motivated, as I'm using manual focus and/or adapted lenses more and more these days, and the mirrorless + EVF approach is ideally suited to this application...
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When DA primes will get PLM update
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It would be possible to add in a future firmware for Pentax K-1 ?


1. Playback mode - image display with Quick Zoom where was selected AF point when shooting (not only the center than it is now)
2. AF Fine Adjustment - after take picture with LiveView It can be possible measured value set for PDAF also (like in Nikon D500/D5)
3. in LiveView possibility to change the size of AF point, for example small (accuracy), medium (standard), large (speed) (like in Fuji cameras) and double pressing OK for move back AF point to center


Many thanks :-)
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a new Pentax Q and lenses.


a Pentax q is so easy to take with you on travel by airplane, bike etc.

also kit lenses for Pentax dslr en ff

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