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04-30-2009, 09:58 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Before buying my K10D, I used to consider the lack of WB balance as a drawback (in large part because comparable cameras by every other company has one).

But after 2.5 years of use, I cannot recall a single time where I wished for direct access to WB via a button. It's simply not a setting I change frequently enough, and definitely not something I need to change "on-the-fly" during a photo session.

Having the currently-selected WB displayed on the top LCD, however, would be quite useful.
When I take photos in Museum I used custom WB all the time, because the light change a lot from room to room.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lawsonstone Quote
here's what I am talking about:
Pretty sure I'm going to agree with the others and say its an *ist D attached to an FA* 300mm f2.8.

Look at the top LCD and see all of the symbols on the body, those aren't on the K-7. And the *ist D has a silver shutter release while the K-7 has a black one.

Haha, I'd still love to have that lens
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
But, don't you think that the hype is just a bit too contrived for a company with such a small market share?
its the cheapest kind of maketing out there and I think its working lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philippos Quote
You can change ISO on the K20D by pressing the OK button (right under your thumb) and using the front dial.
It is not good for some people w/ certain size of their hands/fingers though...

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Anyone else noticed the the 'K7' pic on this site is tagged as K-III?

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Any one notice that the guy behind the camera looks like a tool?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrt10x Quote
Any one notice that the guy behind the camera looks like a tool?
the camera itself caught my attention at first, but shortly after I too realized this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lawsonstone Quote
here's what I am talking about:
what about it? some old pentax camera with a huge lens and?

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Well obviously if you cover the AF assist light, its not going to work.
If the AF assist is visible enough to work on smaller lenses that should be ok.
For example, for my DA35 or my DA40

Would you really expect an AF led to be enough light to help focus in situations where you would need a 300mm f2.8?
AF assists are not really designed for long distance work...
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QuoteOriginally posted by CSpronken Quote
If there now is a dedicated ISO button the OK-button could become the white balance button.
Or it could have a dedicated WB button...:ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
I vote for an AF assist beam.

But the more interesting feature is the strap clip. That style usually implies a metal frame. That is either retro or photoshopped.

Big if……
It's not PSssed.:ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
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As i have read in some reports on Nikon bodies, from that posittion I doubt that it will work on the DA* lenses with hood, let alone my preciousssssss FA*glass (FA*28-70/FA*80-200).
Janneman, If you need AF assist light why do you need Hood on DAs?

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I too believe that it has an AF Assist lamp. Now that the X70 has one, why not the K7? The AF Assist lamp on the X70 works with the huge 24x zoom lens so why wouldn't it work with a hooded DA lens? The lamp is VERY bright, so size wouldn't be all that important... it just requires some kind of lens on the front to focus the light at the center of the focus grid. It appears to be something like a 1 watt LED, so that baby has a little punch to it.

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with my d50, i quickly noticed that the af assist lamp is so intruding when it might be of any use that i just disabled it (and forgot about it altogether). other nikon owners confirmed they find it just as pointless (and downright embarassing at times). i am not sure of how much use an af assist lamp is in practice.

the lines on that k7 look promissing (if that's truly what it is), can't wait to see the rest. hopefuly, we have another beautyfull camera coming out form pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AlexM Quote
I too believe that it has an AF Assist lamp. Now that the X70 has one, why not the K7? The AF Assist lamp on the X70 works with the huge 24x zoom lens so why wouldn't it work with a hooded DA lens? The lamp is VERY bright, so size wouldn't be all that important... it just requires some kind of lens on the front to focus the light at the center of the focus grid. It appears to be something like a 1 watt LED, so that baby has a little punch to it.

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good point... didn't know the x70 had that.
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