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05-20-2009, 11:23 PM   #3916
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kenn100D Quote
Beautiful K-7 with 40 mm LIMITED =)
wow that looks awesome! I'm not sure whether I would use the 35mm macro or the 40 mm as a standard lens...

05-20-2009, 11:33 PM   #3917
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steelski Quote
I want to see this strap. I am a Honda owner. And would love it. Please show it to me somehow.


That's a very uncommon one
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For me it would be the DA 17-70mm!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote


That's a very uncommon one
thanks looks like you use it a lot.

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Yep...there it is. With Zav's and one from ArjayBee plus mine from NZ...I think there's one other person on PF with this kind.

Hmmm...looks like Zav's was folded up tightly? Mine came folded in half, then in half again and the creases don't come out although they look fine in use...
05-21-2009, 12:48 AM   #3921
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I found it in a photo chinese market, I think it has been folded up for ages!
I haven't used it that much, maybe for one year only but mine was a bit fragile.
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I don't get the D90 referencies that pops up now and then here.
The K-7 is so much more.
100% viewfinder, the D90 does not.
Magnesium alloy body, the D90 has plastic body with some metal reinforcements underneath.
K-7 is weather sealed, the D90 is not.
K-7 has 1/8000 shutter, the D90 has 1/4000.
K-7 has PC-flash socket, the D90 does not.
And many other differencies, features the K-7 have and the D90 does not.
So why even bother about comparing with the D90? From a technical point of view, the K-7 is clearly the superior camera.

When the K-7 Junior (K-70?) comes out later this year, we can make a comparision with D90. But so far, lets ditch the D90 thingie here and compare with the D300 and other in that class. D90 simply doesn't make it.
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I agree. I thought even the K10 shouldn't have been compared to the D80, but with the K-7 there is a big gap compared to the D90.

QuoteOriginally posted by RMabo Quote
I don't get the D90 referencies that pops up now and then here.
The K-7 is so much more.
100% viewfinder, the D90 does not.
Magnesium alloy body, the D90 has plastic body with some metal reinforcements underneath.
K-7 is weather sealed, the D90 is not.
K-7 has 1/8000 shutter, the D90 has 1/4000.
K-7 has PC-flash socket, the D90 does not.
And many other differencies, features the K-7 have and the D90 does not.
So why even bother about comparing with the D90? From a technical point of view, the K-7 is clearly the superior camera.

When the K-7 Junior (K-70?) comes out later this year, we can make a comparision with D90. But so far, lets ditch the D90 thingie here and compare with the D300 and other in that class. D90 simply doesn't make it.
Now for a personal opinion - the K-7 doesn't really bring anything that I'd really want (great OVF, high sync and aperture coupler) and most of the improvements (like FPS) don't really affect my shooting - but they can't hurt, and I'm happy for the people that wanted them and most of all - happy that again, there is a decent VF in a smallish Pentax body. I like the new proportion of the grip/body height - I always felt the k100 and k10 could have had taller grips.
I can't wait for people to actually start using the K-7 and watch their delight or hatred - I wonder what Achille's heel (aka VPN) will they find...

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Has anyone seen the demo videos yet that pentax showed people that borrowed the K-7?

I really want to see some video footage, we have some image samples.

And i'd like to know a bit more about the aperature control.

Please PM me
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As I understand it you can稚 change aperture while shooting video.
I can稚 see why though, any ideas?
05-21-2009, 02:25 AM   #3926
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
As I understand it you can稚 change aperture while shooting video.
I can稚 see why though, any ideas?
As far as I can see, you can. You cannot change iso while shooting tho.
It also will not continuously AF, but you can press the af button do to a contrast detect af while shooting
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Does it mean Pentax has 14 bit analog to digital conversion? - デジタル一眼レフカメラ:PENTAX*製品機能・特長*革新技術による高性能ページ (picture above info about 77 segment metering system)?!
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Does it mean Pentax has 14 bit analog to digital conversion? - デジタル一眼レフカメラ:PENTAX*製品機能・特長*革新技術による高性能ページ (picture above info about 77 segment metering system)?!
yep seems so, but still outputs 12bit raw so dont think it matters much
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This may be an obvious question, but whole viewfinder magnification discussion goes over my head a little. It's definite the K-7 viewfinder is a different size than the K20D, implying new KatzEye screens will be needed, right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jodokast96 Quote
Not correctly, no. If you use a TC with a 300mm lens, you get SR for 300mm, not the new FL. And with MF zooms (pre-A lenses), you can choose only one setting for all FL's. So yes you do get SR, just not the full benefits you could get.
but from the tests done, it's better to select a shorter FL anyway so I don't really see the problem...
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