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09-11-2008, 08:48 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anastigmat Quote
I heard that Pentax will announce an SMC based face cream (patent pending) at Photokina. It is well known that people with male pattern baldness often have very shiny foreheads, which reflects a lot of light towards the flash meter, causing underexposure. It seems like a problem without solution until one day a bright engineer at Pentax thought about using the Pentax SMC coating, the best anti-reflection coating in the world, and applying it to the scalp of the offending subjects. Voila! Problem solved. No more inaccurate flash exposures caused by male pattern baldness.
Can't wait for the drawing

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QuoteOriginally posted by zntgrg Quote
Message to Hoya: hire someone with better drawing skills than a blind monkey before filing the next patent.
They might also want to consider hiring a more fluent writer...

Quote from the patent abstract:
"..so that a periphery of a mouth being under a nose of a person being photographed can be exclusively illuminated"

Anyway a ring flash for Pentax is great news...
09-11-2008, 11:34 AM   #18
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Sigma has one also but it is back ordered and possibly out of production. Promaster has one as well.
AFAIK the Sigma one never made it to P-TTL, only plain vanilla TTL -> useless on K10D and newer.
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This is not a ring flash! It is a petal flash

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i waiting for orbis to put in the market the new ring flash. a 200 dollar it could be a superb product.

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I have a Dörr Combi TTL Ring Flash (in german) bought on ebay for 250 €...
It works great, I use sometimes for portraits too, because you can use both flashes at the same time and turn off or on each side !

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The camera in the patents has an unusual style, it doesn't look like any of the current Pentax DSLR's. Is this a hint of the new K1D?
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