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05-05-2009, 05:51 AM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
What you should be hoping for is that the K-7 inherits the exposure system of the Pentax LX where the exposure is determined at two stages: metering on the first curtain, of directly from the film during longer exposures. Seems feasible in the K-7 too; this way it doesn't matter which screen you use.
Indeed, that would be the best solution. No impact at all on metering. Even now with my optibright treated KatzEye my K20D underexposes 1 stop on average. Easily compensated for of course. A more consistent new(?) metering would be better even if a constant compensation of required due to the focus screen, but completely independent metering is the ideal situation. I'm not counting on the anyhow...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
- Om81 was able to quickly try K-7, he says it is very good camera although there's something he didn't like about the body
-Maybe om prefers plastic bodies and this one is metal
-Maybe Om wants metal and it is plastic
-Maybe he is used to the K20D size and thinks it too small
-Maybe he has tiny hands and wanted it even smaller
-Maybe he thinks it is ugly
-Maybe it is only available in black
-Maybe it will come in different colours, the black one is is only a limited series

Did I forget anything?
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its SAFOX IX not IIX after 7 then 9. AF Contrast metering. And maybe the manual and AF lever has been removed or placed somewhere on the RH side.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
Indeed, that would be the best solution. No impact at all on metering. Even now with my optibright treated KatzEye my K20D underexposes 1 stop on average. Easily compensated for of course. A more consistent new(?) metering would be better even if a constant compensation of required due to the focus screen, but completely independent metering is the ideal situation. I'm not counting on the anyhow...
Neither am I, but *if* the K-7 indeed has a metering system derived from the one on the LX, then this means that we finally can use our beloved MF lenses like they should. I.e. without metering errors because the metering takes place with closed diaphragm at the time of exposure. Now, wouldn't that be cool? This way, it doesn't matter anymore that the mount is crippled

(Although there's a drawback too: you'll never know which shutter speed the camera is going to use).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
What you should be hoping for is that the K-7 inherits the exposure system of the Pentax LX where the exposure is determined at two stages: metering on the first curtain, of directly from the film during longer exposures. Seems feasible in the K-7 too; this way it doesn't matter which screen you use.
The only problem is that there is no more film to meter from....

surface reflectivity of the sensor would render "off the sensor" metering very difficult if not impossible I am afraid.
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And maybe the manual and AF lever has been removed or placed somewhere on the RH side.
No; it's still where you would expect it.
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Did I forget anything?
Yes, actually you forgot a lot of possibilities but the list is too long...
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Is this all about taking better photos? ...I mean Come on!! :S

The cameramens of the future can't capture the moment, don't know when to press at the right moment, don't know how to metering well and don't even tell me about set the DOF at the right point..

ohh, wait a minute! We don't need this no more! Everything we dream of is just inside the camera. We don't need practice anything..just but a better camera and continue complain about the gear and we will be PRO's everyone.

........ gosh

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QuoteOriginally posted by lol101 Quote
The only problem is that there is no more film to meter from....

surface reflectivity of the sensor would render "off the sensor" metering very difficult if not impossible I am afraid.
I've heard that before... doesn't the sensor reflect light? Anyway, couldn't the sensor itself be used as a light meter?

Edit: it should be possible. Didn't the *ist D and DS have off-the-sensor TTL flash metering?

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eventually mr. rice is recently inactive. I guess he is trying the K-7. That why he says it's his 7 pentax camera.
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There is one problem with body...
People will be very disappointed. But we lived without for years.
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eventually mr. rice is recently inactive.
No, he was quick to tell me that "10 - 2 = 8". Globalization at work
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
-Maybe om prefers plastic bodies and this one is metal
-Maybe Om wants metal and it is plastic
-Maybe he is used to the K20D size and thinks it too small
-Maybe he has tiny hands and wanted it even smaller
-Maybe he thinks it is ugly
-Maybe it is only available in black
-Maybe it will come in different colours, the black one is is only a limited series

Did I forget anything?
Maybe it's FF and his DA lenses don't work without vignetting?

(Me bad.)
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New concept

When the marketing Director tells about a new concept, there will be many things that are different, accessories,... etc.
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