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03-25-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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A guy called Mike Svitek has posted and typed these in his twitter and Google+ accounts, as follows and quoted, one by one:-

https://twitter.com/svitekphotos/status/314424040804720640/photo/1

"Testing the Pentax K-3 ... ISO25600 sample blew me away!"

https://plus.google.com/109859150130478662888/posts

Read the earlier one of the two posts made on March 20th:-

"Testing out the new Pentax K-# HDSLR [ WINK WINK... NUDGE NUDGE ] with the Pentax 77mm Limited Prime lens ... 1/500s f/11 ISO25600 Custom WB
Contrast has been increased and image was cropped+downsized in DarkTable.

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Now that all the formalities are out of the way... I love the tones, the dynamic range is amazing, and the resolution (while being too high for my taste) has its advantages when clearing up some noise. With the combo of the new sensor and processor, there is very little noise to clean up in the first place. It only starts showing up visibly at around ISO6400 (becoming obvious here at 25,600 and pretty bad at the extended range of 102,400) ... As I already stated, this camera sits between its competitors with the D800 and the D4 or the 5D Mrk.3 and the 1DX ... Somewhere between the two classes of each manufacturer.
Sadly, I have to give it back tomorrow... It was a fun ride while it lasted..."


https://plus.google.com/photos/109859150130478662888/albums/5857441102173448...CKq4_J2Sttm0Gg

A larger version of the above sample in 2048 x 1420 pixels can be downloaded via the "Option" item located at the bottom of the page. This ISO 25,600 image made with the 77 Limited lens is really impressive enough, if it is really true!

And the following additional things are disclosed:-

"BTW: I've known Ricoh representa

tives all my life. That's the only reason why they allowed me to test-run these cameras... There are 10 prototypes circulating around as I understood it, with three different internal variants... This one is D600 meets A99, they make a baby, and then inject it with steroids. "

"I can't wait to see how many new people this will bring in. Pentax users have been on a very slow decline since 2003 when they killed the K1 concept for the second time... 2013/2014 is the time to strike back! Move over Canikons!
P.S. ... Happy Pentax Day!"


"I mentioned the D600/A99 because it has a similar sensor, which I'm not fond of... I find 24Mpix to be much too high. I suggested to them the same sensor as the D4 has, and using their Shake Reduction technology to create a multi-shot composite similar to what Hasselblad has. However, I am a specialist
s so I need the low light performance... the general public should love the new camera, inside and out."
RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: Countdown to the Upcoming Pentax' New Products' Announcement!

Rice High has a count down timer on his site counting down to the 27th as well.

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Same "source" (as discussed here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/219384-seems-ff-pentax-way.html) combined with RiceHigh's counter... not worth a thread, IMO.
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One troll and RH's counter and the same crap going around and around...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Same "source" (as discussed here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/219384-seems-ff-pentax-way.html) combined with RiceHigh's counter... not worth a thread, IMO.
Those have been locked. We'll see if they deserved it or not in a few days.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
One troll and RH's counter and the same crap going around and around...
How do we know he is a troll? He never posted on this forum seeking attention. I think that was an opinion. What is wrong with discussing these rumors? I thought that was what this forum was about? Why lock?

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All I want to say with every thread lik this:
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All I want to say with every thread lik this:
The Office- Michael Scott No God No - YouTube
No one is making you read any thread.. don't like it, don't read it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kavolis Quote
All I want to say with every thread lik this:
The Office- Michael Scott No God No - YouTube
Haha - does he flog a dead horse in that episode? Oh well 2 days to go I'll believe it when I see it, no biggie.
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BTW. I believe Mike is for real, but I don't think what he has been testing is what will be announced this week. I think we'll see an apsc replacement for the k-5ii
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The thing that really, really bugs me about Photo Rumors is that every time he sees the characters "K" and "3" he translates them to "F" and "F" respectively.

No remotely credible, independent rumor has ever associated the name "K-3" with "FF". Every single reference to that connection is traced right back to the April Fools joke from last year through endless reposts that just won't die off. Yet apparently PR's admin believes that joke fully, as he immediately assumes any other rumor referring to a "K-3" must be talking about a FF, and posts it in a big bold headline. And then the circular reposts start all over again.

There is approximately a 0% chance that any FF by Pentax would be called "K-3". As weird as Pentax's names has been, they've had patterns to them based on their base bodies, and started a new naming scheme every time they significantly altered the body. "K-7 APS-C -> K-5 APS-C -> K-3 FF" flies in the face of all logic and reason.
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How do we know he is a troll?
All his postings just aren't credible to me. And when somebody says that pigs fly, I don't believe it until there's some evidence.
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I doubt the K-5II will be replaced so soon.. that would be insane.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
The thing that really, really bugs me about Photo Rumors is that every time he sees the characters "K" and "3" he translates them to "F" and "F" respectively.

No actual independent rumor has ever associated the name "K-3" with "FF". Every single reference to that connection is traced exactly back to the April Fools joke from last year through endless reposts that just won't die off. Yet apparently PR's admin believes that joke fully, as he immediately assumes any other rumor referring to a "K-3" is talking about a FF, and posts it in a big bold headline. And then the circular reposts start all over again.

There is approximately a 0% chance that any FF by Pentax would be called "K-3". As weird as Pentax's names has been, they've had patterns to them based on their base bodies, and started a new naming scheme every time they significantly altered the body. "K-7 APS-C -> K-5 APS-C -> K-3 FF" flies in the face of all logic and reason.
I agree! I think it will be apsc and then late 2013 we'll get FF.
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BTW. I believe Mike is for real, but I don't think what he has been testing is what will be announced this week. I think we'll see an apsc replacement for the k-5ii
If you were an executive of Pentax, would you give a FF prototype to some college kid with an NDA so badly written that it allows him to brag about it on G+?
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