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07-12-2019, 11:59 AM   #31
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I hope this ISNT the only big NEW release they think we have all been waiting for in 2019 ?
I see it as yet another quirky release that only pleases a few …Im Very Disappointed so far !
Now we know why Pentax has been so slow in upgrading the long overdue K-3ii ! They have been working on this not so "Earth Shattering" feature instead.
Wow ! Wonderful !

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I think this doesn’t even count...

It’s a low volume industrial thing that didn’t even warrant a press release...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
I hope this ISNT the only big NEW release they think we have all been waiting for in 2019 ?
Probably not. Aside from the page and a link to it from the products page, this camera does not exist. There was no product announcement, no news item on the site, and no listing outside of Japan. The page just magically appeared sometime in the last six weeks or so.

So sorry to break your gloom


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I can't speak for sure about UV photogtaphy, but Klaus Schmit can. He is in that field and as I remember he uses special lenses (quartz), because ordinary multicoated lenses block UV.
Yes, I know his web page. There's an even better resource: Ultraviolet Photography He is one of the contributors there, too.

Those dedicated UV lenses are not for normal people, costing between 5000-8000 euros a piece. We could have afforded one at work, of course, but the focal lengths are useless for our work: the shortest of the dedicated quartz/fluorite lenses is 60mm. We need 35mm. Fortunately there are dozens of old, simple lenses that pass UV well enough. Those are what we use. It is the lack of multicoating, use of UV-passing lens cements and overall simple construction.

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If they consider selling this to the general public, it would be an awesome astro camera...
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Sigma foveon cameras have had this IR option for quite a some time. I don't recall it getting much traction as a popular feature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
I hope this ISNT the only big NEW release they think we have all been waiting for in 2019 ?
I see it as yet another quirky release that only pleases a few …Im Very Disappointed so far !
Now we know why Pentax has been so slow in upgrading the long overdue K-3ii ! They have been working on this not so "Earth Shattering" feature instead.
Wow ! Wonderful !
If they put KP IR and KP J as a big surprise for 2019, then I leave this brand, disappointing too.
Is Ricoh kidding me for using these EMBARRASSING products as 100 years anniversary present ?
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Consumership and waste era is ending.

Time for recycling, polyvalent use, and product life expectancy prolongation

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Very cunning. I wonder why they won't sell it to the general public? (Not that I would buy one - but, there's bound to be some who would.)
It can be used to take "through the clothing/swimsuit" shots of unsuspecting victims.
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It can be used to take "through the clothing/swimsuit" shots of unsuspecting victims.
Based upon what I can find online, not very successfully.


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If they put KP IR and KP J as a big surprise for 2019, then I leave this brand, disappointing too.
Is Ricoh kidding me for using these EMBARRASSING products as 100 years anniversary present ?
Who in the heck told you that? Why is it embarrassing to you? You don't have to use those products. All of this whining from a few "so called" Pentaxians has gotten ridiculous.
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Okay, there are a bunch of months left and the anniversary proper is in November. Things will come when they come. And if they don't, well, they didn't. It's not like the available gear is unbelievably outdated.
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Who in the heck told you that? Why is it embarrassing to you? You don't have to use those products. All of this whining from a few "so called" Pentaxians has gotten ridiculous.
I wonder if some of those even own or use Pentax. It is only in the Pentax world where people can get credits without ever showing images with exif. In most other hobby's that won't work....you need pigeon's to be some body in the pigeon racing world, a stampcollection to be a stampguru and on and on.
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Who in the heck told you that? Why is it embarrassing to you? You don't have to use those products. All of this whining from a few "so called" Pentaxians has gotten ridiculous.
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Okay, there are a bunch of months left and the anniversary proper is in November. Things will come when they come. And if they don't, well, they didn't. It's not like the available gear is unbelievably outdated.
I totally agree.
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