Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-26-2016, 04:13 AM - 1 Like   #1
Pentaxian
Culture's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vaasa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 647
Hahahaaa Sweet


If I get one of these I will have no need for sand bags to anchor my tripod from the center column.

I can just hang my k-1 while my k-3 is sitting on the tripod. Landscape here i come.

02-26-2016, 05:42 AM   #2
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North East of England
Posts: 6,670
Gaaahh.... I'm sure it's capable of withstanding that kind of abuse, but when I see it happening I get a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach...
02-26-2016, 05:47 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Sandy Hancock's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,722
There's a picture from CP+ of a guy swinging it around with the DA560 mounted....
02-26-2016, 06:23 AM   #4
Pentaxian
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,865
I think a lot of Pentaxians used to dismiss swivel screens on the basis that "it will break". This shows that the fear is unfounded with the K-1 technology

02-26-2016, 06:26 AM   #5
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North East of England
Posts: 6,670
QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I think a lot of Pentaxians used to dismiss swivel screens on the basis that "it will break". This shows that the fear is unfounded with the K-1 technology
My Hasselblad HV (Sony A99V inside) is built like a tank, but there's no way I would expect the articulated screen to stay attached if I tried that!! Kudos to Ricoh...
02-26-2016, 07:13 AM   #6
Veteran Member
i5_david's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 332
found this video yesterday and was amazed.
to me (not only on pentax) a articulating screen has to be the most fragile part of a complex technical construction as a camera. but as Na Horuk stated, this fear has no foundation with the K1.
Does someone have the shot of the mounted 560?
02-26-2016, 07:40 AM   #7
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Nass's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The British Isles
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,251
Awesome, innit
02-26-2016, 08:23 AM   #8
Pentaxian
JimmyDranox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,611
This is the only thing I like at that screen. Because from a user point of view, the traditional solution, like in K-S2, is much better.

02-26-2016, 08:48 AM - 1 Like   #9
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Nass's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The British Isles
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,251
That screen looks super awesome sweet. Serious for macro, for the weird angles I need, couldn't think of something better and more reassuring that seeing people swing it all about from the tilty screen.
02-26-2016, 01:42 PM   #10
Senior Member
tgchan's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Poland, Radom
Posts: 220
Jesus Almighty... What F... has he just done~?!
02-26-2016, 01:52 PM   #11
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romania
Posts: 9,336
Someone at DPReview suggested that such tests are encouraged by Ricoh. This would explain why there are at least 3 such tests (and who knows how many more I haven't seen).
I'm a bit concerned about the lens mount (is it still fixed in polycarbonate, or metal?), but those are preproduction models, i.e. not for sale.

---------- Post added 26-02-16 at 10:57 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
This is the only thing I like at that screen. Because from a user point of view, the traditional solution, like in K-S2, is much better.
Well... it's a matter of preference and workflow. For you a side-articulated LCD might be better, even significantly so. But me, I'd mostly want to tilt the screen up/down for brief periods, and such a maneuver is unnecessarily complex with a side-articulated LCD - yet very easy with this system (or the 645Z's).
02-26-2016, 02:51 PM   #12
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 571
QuoteOriginally posted by Nass Quote
for the weird angles I need
Spot on. I could totally use it for Macro shots and I instantly thought this picture which left me several scratches on my face let alone a torn jacket. That low angle macros shot should now be a whole lot easier.
02-26-2016, 02:52 PM - 1 Like   #13
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romania
Posts: 9,336
Imagine sitting in a fold chair, comfortably, controlling the camera from your smartphone/tablet...
02-26-2016, 03:24 PM   #14
Pentaxian
todd's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Basement
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,943
Slightly off topic (about using rather than abusing our new favorite tilty screen) but has there been any discussion about the visibility? I am wondering how it's going to fair when it's out and being used in daylight... I am guessing that at least it will be the same as what we have now with K3 (which can be difficult to see in some cases), but hoping maybe they did something to improve it...
02-26-2016, 03:49 PM - 1 Like   #15
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romania
Posts: 9,336
It's using an air gapless design which appears to be similar to the K-3's. The one improvement I'm aware of is quick access to the "Outdoor visibility" setting - i.e. quickly setting the brightness according to the outdoor conditions.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
24x36mm, full-frame, lcd, pentax, screen, shot, tests
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweet Caroline DawnHoweth Monthly Photo Contests 2 02-03-2015 03:27 AM
sweet camera flyinegg Monthly Photo Contests 3 12-07-2014 05:35 PM
Abstract Sweet Approach Mikesul Post Your Photos! 5 11-28-2014 01:34 AM
Nature Sweet Moment Pentaxina Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 6 06-02-2014 06:20 PM
Nature Sweet Red......... eaglem Post Your Photos! 5 05-14-2014 08:09 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:46 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top