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11-09-2015, 08:42 AM   #16
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I prefer the newer design.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Ahhh, but did we think it was ugly back in 2000/2001?
I was 10 at the time and had no interest in photography whatsoever, but had someone shown me a picture of that, I would've probably said "Now that is one ugly piece of a camera!" In German though, as I had no knowledge of English at the time.

But my father had a Nikon Coolpix 995 at the time - now that was a cool looking camera
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One thing that is acrried forward is the lack f eye-cup
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Aren't there some pictures floating around of a FF prototype that was based on the K-7?

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QuoteOriginally posted by rangercarp Quote
Aren't there some pictures floating around of a FF prototype that was based on the K-7?
If there were, were they just user photoshopped?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
If there were, were they just user photoshopped?
Yes, and very nicely photoshopped.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/site-news/pentax-k-3-announced.html
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I remember that...
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
That original K-1 is one ugly thing of a camera.
I have a different opinion. I think the original prototype is beautiful. It's quite sleek and futuristic looking for it's day! I would have bought one then. Think about how much Pentax FF would have evolved over the years had it gotten off the ground. I'm glad people remember this significant moment in Pentax history.

The new K1 looks quite good, but it's got to make it to the store shelves before I will believe it really exists.

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I remember that too, but that is not the one I am referring to.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rangercarp Quote
I remember that too, but that is not the one I am referring to.
The other one you are thinking of was just as photoshoped... there were only 2 official prototypes (including the present one).
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You mean this wasn't official:
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
You mean this wasn't official:
That was actually the FF that was about come out, but then the aliens abducted the plans and the prototype. Humankind could not handle that camera since the volume was turned all the way to 11.

Surprised you have a picture of it... those are extremely, rare. Should sell prints of it on eBay. You will be an instant billionaire - btw, I only request a merely 10% of your earnings since I give you the idea !

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeff knight Quote
I have a different opinion. I think the original prototype is beautiful. It's quite sleek and futuristic looking for it's day! I would have bought one then. Think about how much Pentax FF would have evolved over the years had it gotten off the ground. I'm glad people remember this significant moment in Pentax history.

The new K1 looks quite good, but it's got to make it to the store shelves before I will believe it really exists.
Once a month or so the MZ-S and FA43 get some exercise and it is a sublime experience. I've always thought that a beautiful camera.
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MZ-S is sexy. Always liked it!
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Once a month or so the MZ-S and FA43 get some exercise and it is a sublime experience. I've always thought that a beautiful camera.
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And not just w/ the fa43...
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