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12-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #31
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Very exciting to see this. Looks like the hype machine is slowly starting to leave the station. I'm hoping for news about the all new flash system rumored to be developed for this camera....

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Those are some pretty "meh" (and low res) images for first shots, but I'm sure we'll see better as the release date approaches.
I remember the DFA 70-200 and DFA 150-450 samples weren't great either.

Not to mention they used 24mm 400 ISO at 1/1600 when they really didn't need to?
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QuoteOriginally posted by wissink Quote
I remember the DFA 70-200 and DFA 150-450 samples weren't great either.

Not to mention they used 24mm 400 ISO at 1/1600 when they really didn't need to?
Is that some kind of default setting, why would they set the camera like that. Any camera will do ASA 400 clean, 1/1600 second hardly shows off the SR, and 24mm... was wid dat?

Do you suppose "shot with a camera under development" means, the final version of the software isn't done?
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My reading of the use of the FA*'s in the teaser is that Pentax are simply alerting people:

- if you aren't familiar with Pentax, there will be LOTS of full-frame compatible lenses out there that will work on the new FF body straight away. The virtue of K-mount. ;

- if you are familiar with Pentax, your old glass has a new home.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Is that some kind of default setting, why would they set the camera like that. Any camera will do ASA 400 clean, 1/1600 second hardly shows off the SR, and 24mm... was wid dat?

Do you suppose "shot with a camera under development" means, the final version of the software isn't done?
automatic mode. lol
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Definitely looking forward to this camera, will most likely be picking one up at some point in 2016!
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Well, based on the photo captions, I imagine they were taken just to say "look, shallower bokeh!" and "look, wider angles!" rather than the resolution, color depth, DR, low light, etc. etc. capabilities. It's a pre-production model, so it was probably in the hands of an engineer or other technical employee. Wait until they get the finished bodies in the hands of some of their pro testers, and I'm sure we'll start seeing nicer, hiugher res samples that really show off the technical capabilities of the camera beyond those that are simply inherent properties of having a larger frame size.


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Is that some kind of default setting, why would they set the camera like that. Any camera will do ASA 400 clean, 1/1600 second hardly shows off the SR, and 24mm... was wid dat?

Do you suppose "shot with a camera under development" means, the final version of the software isn't done?
12-11-2015, 02:15 PM   #38
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
SMC Pentax-FA* 85mm F1.4 [IF] Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database SMC Pentax-FA* 24mm F2 AL [IF] Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
Whoops, definitely though that said DFA... just me hoping, i guess!!

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Of course it makes sense. They're aiming also for pentaxians with old equipment
lol... exactly. at this point, those with nice old glasses are the one most likely to jump on it first.

I have some FA glasses and definitely want to see how my they perform on this new body.
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I want a price tag so I can save up (or not).
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I want a price tag so I can save up (or not).
$2999 USA street price.

my guess
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Is that some kind of default setting, why would they set the camera like that. Any camera will do ASA 400 clean, 1/1600 second hardly shows off the SR, and 24mm... was wid dat?

Do you suppose "shot with a camera under development" means, the final version of the software isn't done?
Following industry practice the firmware won't be final until at least a couple of "improved stability for general performance" updates are rolled out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by x-country Quote
Of course it makes sense. They're aiming also for pentaxians with old equipment
And also aiming for pentaxians with old lenses but using them with canikon and Sony gears and the shooters on another system who have Pentax lenses.
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So, as I understand, cropped lenses will be compatible with FF? Very good news, because I am not sure that I would be able to buy at once both camera and new lenses.
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So, as I understand, cropped lenses will be compatible with FF?
Of course. Not doing that could seriously hurt sales from APS-C Pentaxians who want the FF. I think every FF camera from Canon, Nikon, and Sony has a similar feature.
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