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02-07-2016, 03:09 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
Regarding the Toshiki Nakanishi photos, I think it's highly likely that he has been given a K-1 to test, and very unlikely that he would waste time faking EXIFs. There was a really nice exhibition of his work at the Ricoh Imaging Square in Shinjuku last month. He's quite a renowned Pentax user.

Here's the exhibition at the Ricoh gallery.
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I can't see any reason why Toshiki Nakanishi would fake the EXIF data - nothing to gain and much to loose. That doesn't mean someone else hasn't been in a position to fake and and taken advantage of that though.

On the other hand, if he has been given a pre-production K-1, and been allowed to publish photos taken by it, I would expect the NDA he would be under would be very tight and require him to strip anything which may identify the K-1 from the photos (including the EXIF data). It could be he didn't clean it well enough on that photo, hence subsequently taking it down. That said, I would have thought that any offer to test out the K-1 would see the photos being handed over to Ricoh - they'd want to keep it all tightly controlled!

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it's interesting too if they are out and about that here are no pictures of anybody using the FF showing up - test shots must be done in very non-public spaces
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Remember, this is the internet. There are numerous ways of causing mischief. It could be photographer, his assistant, digital editor, webmaster, maybe a friend/acquaintance playing a joke on him, maybe hackers who like to stir up shit, or even one of those "internet marketing teams" that like to make things "go viral" by any means necessary.
Problem is that even if the exif was perfect (and its not), that still wouldn't really prove the photo was actually taken with that camera (as the examples in this thread show). The dimensions, aspect ratio can be of a number of sensors, since many sensors have similar aspect ratios. Cropping is also not difficult. A resized photo will also lose high-MP detail, obscure noise patterns, so it is difficult to say whether that photo is any better than what a K-3II is capable of (or, indeed, K-5IIs). And clearly those photos have been post processed, which means that they are even less reliable.

Just to be clear: It would be really interesting to see actual photos from the damn thing by now, especially since it has been announced so long ago. The photographer Toshiki Nakanishi definitely takes great photos with his K-3II. He might have a prototype to test, but I doubt he would expose that, as there would be severe penalties following. Are there prototypes out there? Hard to say, but there should be. The delays and everything mean that the product, when it comes out, has to be perfect.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
The delays and everything mean that the product, when it comes out, has to be perfect.
Perfect isn't going to happen. It just never does with anything, let alone high-tech gear.

No matter how careful and considered Ricoh were during the development of the product, there will inevitably be bugs or in-adequacies discovered in the K-1 once it enters the world of users. Hopefully mostly minor bugs.

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Perfect isn't going to happen. It just never does with anything, let alone high-tech gear.

No matter how careful and considered Ricoh were during the development of the product, there will inevitably be bugs or in-adequacies discovered in the K-1 once it enters the world of users. Hopefully mostly minor bugs.
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