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03-16-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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K300D?? ..and successor to K20D

I tried to google K300D just to see what comes up and I found this interesting topic being discussed in PhotoMalaysia.com.
Here's the link: Rumours! - PhotoMalaysia Community
It talks about a 1.3 crop factor for the new successor to the K20D nearly full frame, an aps-h.
Anyway, I think it's better that you guys just follow the link and see for yourselves and what you think.
It seems like good news though, if it's true.
I just wanted to share what I found, although also a rumour.
As I said, I'm waiting for the next models no matter what!
I see prices of old models dropping down more!

03-16-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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If the rumor is true then all the effort for releasing DA 55 as the 85mm replacement is a moot point now? And the DA 40 / DA 35 will be the true normal instead of FA 31? And dang, the DA 10-17 will be scary wide. That's if the 1.3 crop factor doesnt vignette it of course... Some of the DA lenses like the 50-200 would probably vignette significantly in 1.3 too.

Either way if the K20D price drops even more, I win

Oh and other 1.5 to 1.3 FOV daydreams...:
Takumar 135 becoming Takumar 105
Takumar 24 becoming Takumar 18

Well, we'll see if it comes true or not =b

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03-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by GerryL Quote
I tried to google K300D just to see what comes up and I found this interesting topic being discussed in PhotoMalaysia.com.
Here's the link: Rumours! - PhotoMalaysia Community
It talks about a 1.3 crop factor for the new successor to the K20D nearly full frame, an aps-h.
Anyway, I think it's better that you guys just follow the link and see for yourselves and what you think.
It seems like good news though, if it's true.
I just wanted to share what I found, although also a rumour.
As I said, I'm waiting for the next models no matter what!
I see prices of old models dropping down more!
1.3x will never happen for Pentax.. as it is the only 1.3X cameras are Canon as in..
"These 1.3 x cameras use a sensor 1.3x smaller than 35mm film. These cameras are the professional Canon 1D series, which includes the original Canon 1D, the Canon 1D Mk II, today's Canon 1D Mk II N and the Canon 1D Mk III. "
ALL out of Pentax league. And at the cost it would make more sense to go FF...sorry to say.
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We already chewed and spat out that rumor here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/40845-k30d-k300d-specu...ew-lenses.html

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It was tasty but hard to swallow ;~)
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It was tasty but hard to swallow ;~)
The important bit.

Also quite entertaining to read.
03-17-2009, 06:26 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote


Oh and other 1.5 to 1.3 FOV daydreams...:
Takumar 135 becoming Takumar 105
Takumar 24 becoming Takumar 18

Well, we'll see if it comes true or not =b
Pigs will fly when a camera can change a lenses focal length.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Pigs will fly when a camera can change a lenses focal length.
Hey I did specifically mention FOV

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkrol Quote
1.3x will never happen for Pentax.. as it is the only 1.3X cameras are Canon as in..
"These 1.3 x cameras use a sensor 1.3x smaller than 35mm film. These cameras are the professional Canon 1D series, which includes the original Canon 1D, the Canon 1D Mk II, today's Canon 1D Mk II N and the Canon 1D Mk III. "
ALL out of Pentax league. And at the cost it would make more sense to go FF...sorry to say.
Actually, so does the Leica M8 and M8.2.
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Sorry bout that, as I said, I just googled..
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Rumours?

Hi guys,

Since these are rumours only I would net get over excited. It might be two more years before those cameras will be released. But I think Pentax should fight more to gain a bigger chunk of the market. Today many people even don't know what Pentax is - seriously! People ask me questions what my blog is about, because Pentax body sounds to them like advertisements of some new body weight loss solutions. They have no clue!

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03-19-2009, 08:43 AM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Hey I did specifically mention FOV

Yes you mentioned the FOV thing. But it is still wrong. You have to multiply by 1.3 instead, not divide. A Takumar 24 would show a FOV equivalent to 24*1.3=31 NOT 18

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Takumar 24 on FF. But he is talking of APS-C DSLRs
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Hi guys,

Since these are rumours only I would net get over excited. It might be two more years before those cameras will be released. But I think Pentax should fight more to gain a bigger chunk of the market. Today many people even don't know what Pentax is - seriously! People ask me questions what my blog is about, because Pentax body sounds to them like advertisements of some new body weight loss solutions. They have no clue!

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Like I said to the Prez of Pentax France. It is a public perception thing. Brand awareness is sooo essential.
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Like I said to the Prez of Pentax France. It is a public perception thing. Brand awareness is sooo essential.
And what did they reply?
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