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04-29-2009, 02:46 PM   #1471
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I like the looks of the up-tilted front dial. Looks very comfortably placed. As a recent convert to Pentax, it took me a while to get used the low front dial on the K10D.

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QuoteOriginally posted by unkabin Quote
I like the looks of the up-tilted front dial. Looks very comfortably placed. As a recent convert to Pentax, it took me a while to get used the low front dial on the K10D.
FWIW, I think the current front-wheel placement is near-ideal. I'll reserve judgement on the new one until I can handle it. At least they kept it on the correct side of the shutter release (i.e. it can be handled with the middle finger while the index finger remains on the shutter).
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I hope it comes with a good neck strap.
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I hope it comes with a good neck strap.
what camera has ever come with a nice neck strap?none that I can think of.

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Just saw the new Canon Rebel T1i

selling for $800 and sounds a lot like this new K-7

resolution, speed , HD and so on .. I hope the K-7 will be a winner
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
FWIW, I think the current front-wheel placement is near-ideal. I'll reserve judgement on the new one until I can handle it. At least they kept it on the correct side of the shutter release (i.e. it can be handled with the middle finger while the index finger remains on the shutter).
i agree that the wheel placement is near-ideal, but being more vertical would be more prone to dirt/water entering. i guess that's what the seals are for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
Just saw the new Canon Rebel T1i

selling for $800 and sounds a lot like this new K-7

resolution, speed , HD and so on .. I hope the K-7 will be a winner
They look pretty similar too:

But the K-7 is a level or too above this..supposedly
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
Just saw the new Canon Rebel T1i

selling for $800 and sounds a lot like this new K-7

resolution, speed , HD and so on .. I hope the K-7 will be a winner
Completely different class. The T1i will have to compete against the K-m and the K300 (or whatever they end up naming it). There's a lot more to the K-7 than just the resolution and video.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dopeytree Quote
They look pretty similar too:

But the K-7 is a level or too above this..supposedly

It is amazing that human beings are capable of designing such a hideously looking object. Seems like an instrument used and designed by some monster from a Lovecraft Cthulhu story....

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It is amazing that human beings are capable of designing such a hideously looking object. Seems like an instrument used and designed by some monster from a Lovecraft Cthulhu story....
I hang out in the Chinese photography forums alot. The entry level Canon bodies are always jokingly refer to as "plastic slippers", becuase thay's what they feel like on hands.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mutedphotos Quote
C There's a lot more to the K-7 than just the resolution and video.
like what?

not trying to be annoying I am really asking.
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Even as a Canon user I can't defend the feel of the Rebels. They might be just as capable as simple light capturing devices, but they sure do feel flimsy. Quite sure the K-7 won't be competing against the T1i.
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QuoteOriginally posted by torge Quote
could that be a lever for DOF preview on the right side of the mount (left in the pic)? Would be close to the same spot as used on all the classic, although actuation would be more likely a push towards the body instead of the mount as on those old models. That would free up the lever around the shutter to do what?

In film days I used DOF preview all the time with my MX and LX and found it very usefull. Since APS-C I have hardly used it, as it just doesn't seem to work. This has always been my biggest grief with the smaller format, not so much the quality or iso performance.

I hope they have done something to the viewfinder to bring it closer to the old film days quality!

Cheers,
Torge

check this out. maybe the 2008 patent will be implemented on K-7
United States Patent Application: 0080232791
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Maksim Chicherin Photography Official Web Site
Mmm the same picture can be found there as on the previous page...

http://www.chicherin.com/KARATE
The camera in action....
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QuoteOriginally posted by torge Quote
could that be a lever for DOF preview on the right side of the mount (left in the pic)?
This is no button/lever whatsoever. Just a bump in the body.
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