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05-08-2009, 10:20 PM   #31
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I did apply since I live in Hamburg....
And since there is absolutely no reason why anyone could not apply.
It is in Hamburg, not in Australia or in the US so...why would we have to vote to enthrone people as testers? I just can't get it...
Plus Pentax Gmbh will choose it's testers according to their "photographic work" among other things...
I guess they have many technical testers in store. Reality check is needed.




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One more vote for falconeye and Blende8 as testers.
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I vote for ADAM

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QuoteOriginally posted by Substitute Quote
I did apply since I live in Hamburg....
And since there is absolutely no reason why anyone could not apply.
It is in Hamburg, not in Australia or in the US so...why would we have to vote to enthrone people as testers? I just can't get it...
Plus Pentax Gmbh will choose it's testers according to their "photographic work" among other things...
I guess they have many technical testers in store. Reality check is needed.




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Did you just move? I thought you were in Southern France. Anyway, you'd be an ideal tester and your work and style would really appeal to an important demographic. Good luck!
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Oh thanks Jay Yep I just moved, only for a couple of months for now, but will soon know if it's for a longer stay.
I was supposed to work in Chicago, then...something happened in late September and Hamburg it is...
"Ideal tester"I don't know but I sure did apply. Now I am not a tech freak, and won't take pictures of bricks or anything, but as far as female photographer, concert photography and macros goes, I may have something to say...
We'll see, but I appreciate the compliment Jay.

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Anybody had a reply yet???

Or is this just a way to see if people are interested and judge how many cameras they should order???
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i would be interested in what falconeye has to say as well. i would also like to see another kind of point of view (falconeye is, i think, very technically-inclined, much like me), maybe somebody with an "artistic soul" (this means nearly no tech knowledge, to be sure it doesn't get in the way ), however i don't know who that might be.

i think this move from pentax DE is a very good sign, because, as i said many times, nobody gets involved much with the community, and people will like that, especially as pentax is already doing it to some extent (via ned mainly). giving the cameras as loaners only is not about price, but about integrity: no bribe, i am sure they were very tempted to just give the cameras away, but resisted the urge to not be blamed of bribing (and render the entire campaign useless, or even put a negative spin on it). i also believe the move is smart beyond the community attention and "kudos" it will get, as someone else mentioned: we are sick of "scientific" "standard" "unbiased" tests, they are interesting in some ways (i check dpreview when i need to see comparative specs quickly, easier than to search several different manufacturer sites), but the reviews are almost worthless to me, as i found. i tend to search high and low for reviews written by real photographers, using the equipment (camera, lenses, tripod, whatever) for real actual work of some kind, for a reasonable length of time (not several hours, or a day or two!)and "telling it like it is", and it's so hard to find that kind of review these days. i recently read marc's somewhat un-informal review about the k20d and 40d while shooting wildlife, i found it extremely interesting and insightfull, sure you must take it with a grain of salt, but if i had several of these honest, "that's what i know, that's what i do with the cameras, that's how it worked for me" revies, the picture would be 95% complete before buying, together with the "sterile" reviews, instead of just the 10% we now have (from hundreds of sources).

can't wait to see it, i hope the reviews will not be german-only (though i should brush up on my german skills anyway)

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anybody got a reply yet???

no one here?
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
no one here?
Oh, full house

pentax.de writes "got an incredible amount of applications" ... "will now review them carefully". Maybe, you are a bit more patient?
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I am "Alpha Tester" :)

Today, I received an UPS package containing a K-7 from Hamburg.

Think, this means I am now one of the proud alpha testers
And today, I already met a second alpha testers (kafenio) who is from Munich, too

The K-7 is a great joy on first contact More to follow ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Today, I received an UPS package containing a K-7 from Hamburg.

Think, this means I am now one of the proud alpha testers
And today, I already met a second alpha testers (kafenio) who is from Munich, too

The K-7 is a great joy on first contact More to follow ...
I am so glad that you get selected. Congratulation.... Well deserved!

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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Today, I received an UPS package containing a K-7 from Hamburg.

Think, this means I am now one of the proud alpha testers
And today, I already met a second alpha testers (kafenio) who is from Munich, too

The K-7 is a great joy on first contact More to follow ...
Awesome! Couldn't have gone to somewhere better. Now let me hold it. I promise I'll give it right back*.







*I will not actually give it back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Today, I received an UPS package containing a K-7 from Hamburg.

Think, this means I am now one of the proud alpha testers
And today, I already met a second alpha testers (kafenio) who is from Munich, too

The K-7 is a great joy on first contact More to follow ...
amazing luck and congrats.... don't forget the white wall...... snicker.....
Oh and check if you can copy WB from a previous file.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Today, I received an UPS package containing a K-7 from Hamburg.

Think, this means I am now one of the proud alpha testers
And today, I already met a second alpha testers (kafenio) who is from Munich, too

The K-7 is a great joy on first contact More to follow ...
Congratulations!

What firmware is in camera?

Are you allowed to show pictures form the camera?
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