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01-24-2013, 03:53 PM   #1216
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QuoteOriginally posted by paranoia23 Quote
edit: and who cares about people who look at you at a wedding ?! ... TAKE PICTURES OF THEM ... and start a new thread ... people upset because of screwdriver AF noise ... i would love that thread
Call me old fashioned, but I do try not to disturb others in their enjoyment of the event. It happened just as the vows were coming.

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Call me old fashioned, but I do try not to disturb others in their enjoyment of the event. It happened just as the vows were coming.
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It happened just as the vows were coming.
Which is why manual focus can still be very useful!

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Which is why manual focus can still be very useful!

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you know what is really good for manual focus...

A FF Camera!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Pentax has a decent number of current primes -- I own the FA 31, DA *55, FA77, D FA 100 and DA *200, all of which will cover full frame without problem. The big thing lacking is full frame zooms (24-70 f2.8; 70-200 f2.8) which wouldn't be that hard to come up with, considering that certainly they have existent lenses in their catalog that they could update with weather sealing, ring motors and quick shift to cover the main range.

The only other thing they would need would a wider prime like the FA *20 (hopefully with a little better optics and coatings).
A friend basically stopped looking at Pentax when he found there was no APS-C only 300mm and above lens. He doesn't want the bulk that comes from FF compatibility when it is not needed. I think he'll end up with a mFT camera, because the package is small and light, and they offer very long focal lengths.

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but you know what mFT lacks ?!
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Which is why manual focus can still be very useful!

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Certainly one of the reasons.

You do have to think to switch to mf. Sometimes that does not happen when you see the shot and the camera is in hand.
01-25-2013, 04:22 AM   #1222
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New camera will be announced during 1-2 days...IMO.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paranoia23 Quote
but you know what mFT lacks ?!
Full Frame???

Though, to be accurate, all mFT cameras are full frame. Just a different frame size .

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exactly ... well isnt full frame some sort of "newspeek" for 35mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
Certainly one of the reasons.

You do have to think to switch to mf. Sometimes that does not happen when you see the shot and the camera is in hand.
I have to think everytime I take a photograph ;-) When I see the shot and the camera is in hand, I have already focussed with my thumb and two fingers. I don't have to switch to mf because I'm already there. It's much quicker and more intuitive than deciding which autofocus point I want to use, then switching the autofocus point, then pressing the button halfway to focus, then releasing the shutter as soon as it locks focus. You autofocus guys sure must have a lot more patience than I do. In the interest of keeping with the topic of this thread, I would like to state that a FF viewfinder would make focussing easier. I'm prepared to pay as much or MORE than a Canon or Nikon for a Full-Frame Pentax. I want a K5 style body with a larger, brighter viewfinder and FF sensor so the 31 limited can be used as a 31, and higher flash sync speed. Nikon has had 1/250 since 1983, that's plenty of time for Pentax to catch up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
New camera will be announced during 1-2 days...IMO.
And no rumours preceding the announcement?

I was hoping for a new model at CP+ but I guess we should have heard the rumour mill crunching away already by now.
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I think it will be GRD V. The rumor is on the private page of Pentax Russia PR manager in social network.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NotaxPen Quote
I have to think everytime I take a photograph ;-) When I see the shot and the camera is in hand, I have already focussed with my thumb and two fingers. I don't have to switch to mf because I'm already there. It's much quicker and more intuitive than deciding which autofocus point I want to use, then switching the autofocus point, then pressing the button halfway to focus, then releasing the shutter as soon as it locks focus. You autofocus guys sure must have a lot more patience than I do.
I started in photography as a teen in the '60s. I bought my first SLR in ~1973 (eye level TTL focus, what a concept!). My first autofocus SLR was in 2006. Now, after 40 years of practice, I certainly know how mf works on an SLR. I've taken lots of shots in my life without AE or even a built-in meter, too. However, if you have the features, it is nice to have a system for using them. AF isn't always the right choice, but when it is, it allows your thinking to be focused on something other than focusing.

I also agree about the FF viewfinder. It is one of the things I still enjoy about the film bodies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NotaxPen Quote
..., and higher flash sync speed. Nikon has had 1/250 since 1983, that's plenty of time for Pentax to catch up.
The sync speed doesn't concern me in the least.
When using the camera at full sync shutter speed, the flash duration is the actual amount of time that the subject is lit.
With a Nikon D7000 and SB-900, the max. sync speed is 1/250sec but the flash duration is 1/880sec at full power and 1/1100sec at half power.
The K-5 max sync speed is 1/180sec but the AF540FGZ flash duration is 1/1200sec at full power.

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After using a D600 for a few months, I'm selling it. Bodys too small. but wait, I love the size of my K5 body. Well, its in that ground between K5 and D800 size which is just uncomfortable. So Pentax, I want a D800 sized FF.
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