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05-13-2009, 05:53 AM   #2461
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
I understand, but what I'm referring to has nothing to do about the shutter.
OK, I'll bite. Is there some kind of in-camera processing that smooths out harsh bokeh? That could be interesting.

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Current status of speculation?

Hi,
Compiled a list of current speculation status, added some questionmarks where i allowed myself to speculate a bit... Correct me if i´m wrong
If true, then an amazing value for money!

/Mats


Estimated Price : 1300€ (kit K-7 w 18-55 II WR)

K-7 Body:
- More compact than K20D, bigger than K-M
- Built in Flash (with video lighting??)
- Improved APS-C sensor CMOS K20D++
- Sensitivity ISO100-ISO6400, ISO displayed in top LCD
- Separate ISO button
- Continuous shooting 5.x fps (non cropped)
- ViewFinder 100%, with histogram/image overlay?
- Shutter speed : 1/8000
- Flash sync : 1/250
- 77 zone exposure metering
- BackScreen : 3", 921 000 pixels, fixed
(Someone used "BackScreen" name.. funny, is there a "FrontScreen" or "InternalScreen" , see VF speculation)
- More powerful battery
- Improved weathersealing
- Either AF assist lamp or separate White Balance sensor (lots of Pentax patents regarding WB sensors!)
- Improved AF
- 11 point (2.8 sensitivity??)
- "Greatly improved " Low light performance improved, Focus tracking ?
-Video mode
- 640 x 416 @ 30 fps
- 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps (720p (uncompressed?))
- 1536 x 1024 @ 30 fps

Live View with :
- Contrast detect AF with face detection
- 77 zone exposure metering

Connectors:
- HDMI output
- X-Sync
- Mic plug (mono)
New grip
- With AF button
05-13-2009, 06:06 AM   #2463
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lore Quote
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& indeed about sports, my friend I hit games with shoots a Pentax & my Canon P&S cams that I'd shoot with before I went dslr out performed her camera at indoor sport shooting, she has constant WB issues...
in which way out performed? whitebalance? and which pentax was that anyway? nearly every dslr on the planet today is terrible at assesing wb indoors (for some reason...). just shoot raw, or use the manual wb/finetuning if you have to shoot jpeg (for indoors sports, at least the quality of the light should be constant, if terrible), and btw, finetuning wb on a k10d/k20d is probably nearly the best implementation for such a task (or at least the best i have seen so far, including computer software designed for that).

if you have the idea to switch, i suggest you borrow your friends pentax (or, if you can, preferably a k20d) and shoot with it what you normally shoot for a week or so, see how you get on. don't believe people who say it's worthless for sports, and don't believe me when i say it works fine for me, what matters is how it works for you.

back on topic. where's that k7 people were tossing around for testing? oh, there's none? damn
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
I understand, but what I'm referring to has nothing to do about the shutter.
Has Pentax medical been involved and it can cure the Chicken-pox/measles :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by mabelsound Quote
OK, I'll bite. Is there some kind of in-camera processing that smooths out harsh bokeh? That could be interesting.
You're warm. You should look up what some people consider as a drawback of the DA* 55/1.4 (and I'm not speaking about the focusing speed or the price but with regards to the bokeh).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
You're warm. You should look up what some people consider as a drawback of the DA* 55/1.4 (and I'm not speaking about the focusing speed or the price but with regards to the bokeh).
I'd say some sort of in camera database of lens data so the image can be manipulated for fringing vignetting focus bokeh etc. based on the lens in use.

Am I close :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by NewRsoul Quote
I'd say some sort of in camera database of lens data so the image can be manipulated for fringing vignetting focus bokeh etc. based on the lens in use.

Am I close :-)
Add CA/Purple fringing (& maybe distortion) to the mix and I think you'll be even closer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NewRsoul Quote
I'd say some sort of in camera database of lens data so the image can be manipulated for fringing vignetting focus bokeh etc. based on the lens in use.

Am I close :-)
You're close.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Add CA/Purple fringing (& maybe distortion) to the mix and I think you'll be even closer.
I bet he will be
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Soul =
super original ultra light
is this a new beer?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
I bet he will be
That would be awesome if they could also include older F/FA series lenses that possibly have more CA/PF problems due to not designed for digital. Although I'm not sure of the limitations with identifying those previous generation lenses.
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Goos jobs Mats.
If all that holds true, should be an great bit of kit.

Not really bothered about live view and video, but it will please some.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
You're close.
QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Add CA/Purple fringing (& maybe distortion) to the mix and I think you'll be even closer.
Then it won't only have a soul (whatever that means) but it will certainly have a brain
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is this a new beer?
I'd like to taste such beer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
I bet he will be
Based on jpeg wizardry or will it also be interesting for us raw shooters?
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