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04-22-2009, 08:43 PM   #16
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Coffee maker on/off button???

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Makes sense. Pentax knows that everyone has issues with their low light AF. Hopefully they have fixed the issue beyond this, but this should definitely help to rid a lot of those complaints.
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As I puzzle a bit, the idea occurs to me it looks like there might be a button or door involved. It looks like it's in a bit of an odd place for a control you'd use while shooting, though. Could it be that's an assist lamp combined with a microphone for video? I still think the shape looks a little complex for it to be *just* an AF lamp.
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I don't think it is an AF assist

I mean, judging from the position, especially if this is a "small"camera, I think the hood of many lenses would block it...
Didn't that happen to at least one of the Nikon dslr's???

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Don’t you think it’s the IR-remote sensor, as on the K10?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
Don’t you think it’s the IR-remote sensor, as on the K10?
I wonder, if in that position, it may be blocked for IR as well..
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Auto focus assist lamp

I'm quite sure that this thing is autofocus assist lamp. Think about it - rumors say that K7 will come without integrated flash, so autofocus assist is must-have.

Actualy I think this lamp is like confirmation that K7 will be without flash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IlmarsM Quote
I'm quite sure that this thing is autofocus assist lamp. Think about it - rumors say that K7 will come without integrated flash, so autofocus assist is must-have.

Actualy I think this lamp is like confirmation that K7 will be without flash.
Why on earth would Pentax issue a camera without a built-in flash (if for no other reasons, just to control off camera flashes...)??

Because "it looks more pro"??

I sure hope not (and the various pics show that the on board flash is still there...)

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Why would anyone believe the K-7 has no built-in flash? I don't understand. I would guess it has both a built-in flash AND a separate AF assist lamp.
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i think its a interstice where one can pull the distance-measuring tapeout so to support accurate meter of distance
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there are rumours that

there will be an intergrated flash..
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QuoteOriginally posted by lol101 Quote
Why on earth would Pentax issue a camera without a built-in flash (if for no other reasons, just to control off camera flashes...)??

Because "it looks more pro"??

I sure hope not (and the various pics show that the on board flash is still there...)
The “looks more pro” reason doesn’t work in this case since it surely looks as it has a pop-up flash.
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Coffee maker on/off button???
it's possible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IlmarsM Quote
I'm quite sure that this thing is autofocus assist lamp. Think about it - rumors say that K7 will come without integrated flash, so autofocus assist is must-have.
Makes no sense to me. Primary competitor is the D90 and it has a popup flash w/ commander mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Makes no sense to me. Primary competitor is the D90 and it has a popup flash w/ commander mode.
Do you know the specs of the upcoming camera, to make such a claim ?

BTW, I do agree that the new camera should have a built-in flash.
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