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10-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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This is pre production with firmware 0.31
We should not make prediction base on this

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Can't wait for more revelations from frank. Thanks!
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Frank, great 1st impressions. So-far there doesn't appear to be any negatives, even with the pre-production firmware!
How's the AF?
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frank, can you confirm that ISO can be expanded to 80?

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Finally, what looks to be a quality strap. I assume that's not included as standard. Would be nice compared to the hard, narrow black swede backed nylon. Makes those Nikon and Canon shooters stand out, why not PENTAX.
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QuoteOriginally posted by F-Stop Quote
Finally, what looks to be a quality strap. I assume that's not included as standard. Would be nice compared to the hard, narrow black swede backed nylon. Makes those Nikon and Canon shooters stand out, why not PENTAX.
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But still noisy metallic D-rings...
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Finally, what looks to be a quality strap. I assume that's not included as standard. Would be nice compared to the hard, narrow black swede backed nylon. Makes those Nikon and Canon shooters stand out, why not PENTAX.
Can they just sell it as a premium strap? Everyone would want one anyway

The K-5 IIs strap DEFINITELY reminds me of Canon... ugh.


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10-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by F-Stop Quote
Finally, what looks to be a quality strap. I assume that's not included as standard. Would be nice compared to the hard, narrow black swede backed nylon. Makes those Nikon and Canon shooters stand out, why not PENTAX.
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No thanks. Who wants to look like a Canon shooter? I put my K-5 strap away, neatly folded in its box and got out the nearly unused one from my K2DMD, which is narrow black leather, with a rubber neck pad. Unobtrusive, stylish and comfortable. The flashy straps always look like the user needs to be noticed - a bit like someone who wears "designer" clothes with the maker's name prominently displayed.

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Is the in body AF motor quieter than on the k-5 series?
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Is the in body AF motor quieter than on the k-5 series?
if it's the screwdrive, i wouldn't count too much on it being much (if any) quieter than it is now.
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How is the shutter/mirror noise? Similar to k-5 or louder?
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Thanks so much for your first impressions on this pre-production model! Great pics too! It's definitely gonna be hard for me to wait till the next announcement (probably early next year) when the K-3 is right around the corner and will be available next month.
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Thank you so much, Sir!
your photos are lovely, cannot love this skin tone more!
cannot wait to get my hands on one of this bad boy!
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But still noisy metallic D-rings...
Chuckle! I hate those!

This is what I now use - Peak Design.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
No thanks. Who wants to look like a Canon shooter? I put my K-5 strap away, neatly folded in its box and got out the nearly unused one from my K2DMD, which is narrow black leather, with a rubber neck pad. Unobtrusive, stylish and comfortable. The flashy straps always look like the user needs to be noticed - a bit like someone who wears "designer" clothes with the maker's name prominently displayed.
Which is exactly what PENTAX needs! You can spot a Nikon shooter from a few hundred feet away based on that signature yellow. Everyone I talk to that has a DSLR, mostly friends, know of PENTAX and say they hear they make very high quality cameras but it ends there. Personally I use a PENTAX leather hand grip/strap which is pretty generic and unrecognizable yet comfortable. Still, I like to show off the name among local photogs and tourists when they have out ther longer lenses while I sport my 50-135 with hood attached to make it that much more awesome and head turning, sometimes sparking the rare compliment. I blend in when I take photos with the iPhone, which is the majority of the time. The more wide brand PENTAX straps out there the better. People buy what they know and see. I would safely bet the majority of us passing another photographer will try to distinguish what camera model and lens he/she is using, regardless if we would buy it or not. While I may not use a neck strap it's free advertising that they're missing out on by not including bold, wide band straps with every camera. Seems to be working for Canon, Nikon and Sony.
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