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05-08-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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Weight of the K7?

Anybody have any idea about how heavy the K7 will be? I thought I recalled discussion on this but couldn't find it.

05-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #2
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Lower than 777 gramm
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Lower than 777 gramm
With battery and SD-card
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QuoteOriginally posted by lawsonstone Quote
Anybody have any idea about how heavy the K7 will be? I thought I recalled discussion on this but couldn't find it.
My bet is 600g something.

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My bet is 600g something.
That seems a little too light, IMO. Lighter than the K200, almost the same as the K-m (590g with battery). I don't see that happening, nor would I want it to. A smaller camera is fine, but I want it to feel solid and dense.
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I hope it's heavier than that, especially if it's a high end camera. I want something heavy with a good grip. The heavier the camera, the easier it is to hold steady...I easily get an extra stop out of a heavier body.
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I'm actually hoping it's quite light. Heavy cameras sound great, until you've had one around your shoulder for 8 hours straight. If you want stable, brace against a wall or use a tripod, or add some lead weights to the bottom.

FWIW, I've owned some tanks before (EOS-1, Contax RTSIII, etc) so I have some idea of what I'm talking about.
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a canon 1ds mark 2, 70-200 2.8 IS, flash, battery pack, and bracket...

TWELVE POUNDS, can you believe it? Try that on your shoulder for 8 or 10 hours. I don't shoot for that studio anymore....but that was a good setup to shoot on. I dont care how heavy any pentax is, I dont think it will make your back ache like that canon setup. yikes

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QuoteOriginally posted by dhalbrook Quote
I'm actually hoping it's quite light. Heavy cameras sound great, until you've had one around your shoulder for 8 hours straight. If you want stable, brace against a wall or use a tripod, or add some lead weights to the bottom.

FWIW, I've owned some tanks before (EOS-1, Contax RTSIII, etc) so I have some idea of what I'm talking about.
The 1DsMkIII is more than twice the weight of the K-m/K200 (1385g w/battery). I certainly don't want to lug all that around. But if the K-7 comes in at around 600g, it would be lighter (and yet still bigger) than the K200, which would make it feel flimsy, IMO. Or at least it wouldn't feel like Pentax's top-of-the-line precision engineered flagship.
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I guess the weight is dependent upon the still unanswered question of what the camera's shell is made of.

Also percieved weight has a lot to do with the ergonomics as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mutedphotos Quote
The 1DsMkIII is more than twice the weight of the K-m/K200 (1385g w/battery). I certainly don't want to lug all that around. But if the K-7 comes in at around 600g, it would be lighter (and yet still bigger) than the K200, which would make it feel flimsy, IMO. Or at least it wouldn't feel like Pentax's top-of-the-line precision engineered flagship.
A Leica M6 is right around 600g and I'd hardly call it flimsy. My old Pentax ME Super was under 450g, and that felt solid enough.

Precision build has very little to do with weight. If you want more weight, add it in the form of additional battery grips, super fast lenses, or whatever. But please keep it off the body, unless there's good reason to have it there in the first place.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MJB DIGITAL Quote
a canon 1ds mark 2, 70-200 2.8 IS, flash, battery pack, and bracket...

TWELVE POUNDS, can you believe it? Try that on your shoulder for 8 or 10 hours. I don't shoot for that studio anymore....but that was a good setup to shoot on. I dont care how heavy any pentax is, I dont think it will make your back ache like that canon setup. yikes
Hee. Well, I'm for density to a point. I seriously doubt the new Pentax will be any kind of beastly-heavy. I rarely use heavy lenses, (Though a couple of fast old Canon SSCs in a bag add up pretty quickly) and I usually kind of like things to have some heft, ...just easier to be steady with.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dhalbrook Quote
A Leica M6 is right around 600g and I'd hardly call it flimsy. My old Pentax ME Super was under 450g, and that felt solid enough.

Precision build has very little to do with weight. If you want more weight, add it in the form of additional battery grips, super fast lenses, or whatever. But please keep it off the body, unless there's good reason to have it there in the first place.
Fair enough, but keep in mind that those bodies (M6 and ME Super) were both smaller than a K-m, and I believe made of metal.

I'm not saying to add weight just for the hell of it, but it should be an appropriate weight for its size.
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It's true. It's the first in the world light and compact semi-pro DSLR.
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It's true. It's the first in the world light and compact semi-pro DSLR.
I don't care much about that, however my wife will definitely like it! She sometimes complains that K20D is too heavy for her.
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