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05-14-2009, 08:50 AM   #2701
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K-7 has inner frame and outer housing.
Oh crap, we are back to plastic.

05-14-2009, 08:51 AM   #2702
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Oh crap, we are back to plastic.
:ugh: strange conclusion...
05-14-2009, 08:53 AM   #2703
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But it's still metal, right?
Cast iron maybe , strong and heavy (but a bit fragile), or maybe damascus steel
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
:ugh: strange conclusion...
Not really, I ask if the body is of metal.
And you answer: “K-7 has inner frame and outer housing.”

That is not a “yes” (thus it’s not made of metal), but it’s not a “no” either (thus it’s not entirely of plastic.) So logically it’s build like the k10, inner metal with a plastic shell.

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And as has been mentioned, you can always add weight and bulk if that's your deal, but you can't remove it.
Exactly. If both the body and the grip are carefully engineered it's the win-win scenario for either side. For me K20D is a little bigger and a little heavier than what I would consider ideal (but ergonomics is great!), so K-7 looks as promising future. But actually, I am MUCH more interested in what lenses will get WR after the kit ones :-)
05-14-2009, 09:16 AM   #2706
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The frame is made from stainless steel.
05-14-2009, 09:20 AM   #2707
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Let us help you. Show us waht you've got



magnesium silicides? which shows better characteristics than magnesium alloy ))))
or should we leave magnesium and think of something much better???
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Show, but later. Too early now. I think on May, 17-19.

Not MUCH better than magnesium alloy, but a bit stronger.
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But it's still metal, right?
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The frame is made from stainless steel.

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The frame is made from stainless steel.
Metal skeleton with soft tissue… it’s a prerunner of the T-1000 Terminator from Cyberdyne systems with a german accent. Beware!
Or maybe Pentax have sent it back in time to photograph us ALL!


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ogl > do you know if the front-focusing in tungsten light from the previous dslr bodies is fixed/addressed?
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ogl > do you know if the front-focusing in tungsten light from the previous dslr bodies is fixed/addressed?
There's one specific quote in the K-7 press release that says something about this (although the term "front focusing" is not used).
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ogl > do you know if the front-focusing in tungsten light from the previous dslr bodies is fixed/addressed?
new system of WB metering, light metering and AF.
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It starts to feel exactly as the positioning of the Pentax MX 30 years ago.


Offering all professional grade features with carefully thought out detail in a package which was truely portable. And not too expensive. The MX made me a Pentaxian
My first Pentax (and first SLR) was the MX as well! I still have it.
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How about steel chassis and carbon fiber outer shell? Or basalt outer shell?
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How about steel chassis and carbon fiber outer shell? Or basalt outer shell?
basalt outer shell? will the buttons be granite intrusions?

maybe they'll come out with a rhyolite special edition
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usb, hdmi and cable release?
Cable release is said to be on the right under the SD door...
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My PS skills aren't that great, but here is a quick n' dirty sample.

Looks quite like the size of the k-m.
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NO. Close to K200D. I think K200D's size is better than K20D. IMO.
Interesting...

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How about steel chassis and carbon fiber outer shell? Or basalt outer shell?
Who's going to be the first to make a CF body? If the price of CF didn't skyrocket in the past couple years, we'd probably have one on the market already...
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