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09-20-2008, 09:05 AM   #226
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I can't... believe... I read the whole thing.


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QuoteOriginally posted by cousinsane Quote
When you say "a lot of pros still shoot film"
Are you talking about medium format and large format?
Frankly, I'd be very surprised if a lot of pros are still shooting 35mm films
Mostly medium and large format, but there is also quite a few people that still use 35mm film... They also shoot mostly with rangefinders, but some still use SLRs.
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it's mixed with K200D from Amazon.
Why do you say that ...why couldn't many of the specs be the same - after all the design genetics would suggest that they would be?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kunik Quote
I like that Pentax continues to produce well on its strong suit which is excellent lenses.

I've been hoping for exactly this release (low end body - high end glass) but part 2 of my wish is that Samsung and Pentax officially stop cloning each other and let each focus on their own strengths (Pentax glass; Samsung electronics). What would be better, to top off this announcement, with an accompanying press release by Samsung that they are releasing a GX-30 and a FF body.

relatively speaking they've got lots of money and can afford the financial hit that comes with being a new entry into the market. If they jump in with both feet they could make quite a splash and add considerable strength to the Pentax/Samsung branding.
I'm also been wondering if there will now be a Samsung version of the Km?
And generally speaking, when there are twin versions of cameras from Pentax and Samsung: how many bodies does Samsung sell relative Pentax? I assume Pentax do this because they profit from Samsungs know-how in electronic, and Samsung profit from Pentax camera design know-how, but how many copies less does Pentax sell due to Samsung? Any figures anyone?

And what will Samsung kall their Km, if there will be one?

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QuoteOriginally posted by cyg Quote
Well, in line with the K-m (ie 1000), the K200D replacement will be named the K-c, the K20D Super/Plus will turn up as the K-x, and the top-end model will naturally become the K-i...

It's pretty straightforward, really. ;-)

On the issue of naming, I'm curious to see what Nikon will come up next in the entry-enthusiast segment, now that they have used all multiples of ten between 40 and 90...
But I thought roman numbers are always capital letters? Lower case letters was not invented until after the roman empire fell. So I'm not so sure K-m equals K-1000.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Douglas_of_Sweden Quote
And what will Samsung kall their Km, if there will be one?
G-m...?
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikePerham Quote
Why do you say that ...why couldn't many of the specs be the same - after all the design genetics would suggest that they would be?
Amazon routinely does that sort of thing to make placeholders for new products.

QuoteOriginally posted by Douglas_of_Sweden Quote
But I thought roman numbers are always capital letters? Lower case letters was not invented until after the roman empire fell. So I'm not so sure K-m equals K-1000.
Yeah, but it doesn't need to literally be in ancient Latin. It's pretty clear that in at least some sense the name implies 1000.
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Yeah, but it doesn't need to literally be in ancient Latin. It's pretty clear that in at least some sense the name implies 1000.
how so? I see no connection. its just a rebirth of the original KM name. let us not forget that the original K series released in 1975 DID NOT include the K1000. the budget model of the K series was the KM, and was marketed as such. the K1000 was always a separate camera from the other K series, essentially a Spotmatic SP1000 with a K mount. it has sense become 'the' Pentax budget camera, but that title in the K series was in fact held by the KM.

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- Read louder:
"Pentax miles"!

I would have like that such an wordplay to be the beginning of a friendly (smiling) campaign, too bad it's probably a translation error.
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QuoteOriginally posted by code4code5 Quote
I can't... believe... I read the whole thing.
hahahahaha!!!! Great illustration of the sentiment!
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Do you think the weather sealing is good enough for the water-displacement method???? I wouldn't bet on it, but if you try it, please let us know how it works out.
Anybody got a broken K10 to sell for parts?
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rparmer, I wasn't trying to offend, I was just curious as to how you came about the measurements.
Hey, no offense though I did think you were a bit OTT. Everything cool here!
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QuoteOriginally posted by silverflower Quote
- Read louder:
"Pentax miles"!

I would have like that such an wordplay to be the beginning of a friendly (smiling) campaign, too bad it's probably a translation error.
It was explained further up the thread as a bad translation of km (kilometer, usual SI unit for distance for you angloamericans) into miles.

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how so? I see no connection. its just a rebirth of the original KM name. let us not forget that the original K series released in 1975 DID NOT include the K1000. the budget model of the K series was the KM, and was marketed as such. the K1000 was always a separate camera from the other K series, essentially a Spotmatic SP1000 with a K mount. it has sense become 'the' Pentax budget camera, but that title in the K series was in fact held by the KM.
I think séamuis has a point here. Either that or m=mini. "K1000D" had no other credibility than being a common guess by many.
séamuis, would you care to guess the next name for a top model digital Pentax from this interpretation? What was the top model of the analog K serie bodies? KX? So in 6 months we might get a top model named Pentax K-x??? Wishful thinking....
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Interesting

And I thought the K-m was new and improved!!!



Though I do like the neck strap swivels, not too fussed on the Ricoh kit lens, unless they plan on having them permanently attached.

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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
how so? I see no connection. its just a rebirth of the original KM name. let us not forget that the original K series released in 1975 DID NOT include the K1000. the budget model of the K series was the KM, and was marketed as such. the K1000 was always a separate camera from the other K series, essentially a Spotmatic SP1000 with a K mount. it has sense become 'the' Pentax budget camera, but that title in the K series was in fact held by the KM.
Oh come on. You seriously think the double meaning never crossed their minds?

I think it must have, both now and in 1975.
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