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05-08-2015, 09:53 PM - 1 Like   #1
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I handled a prototype K-3 II today.

My local camera store, Gordon's Photo Service, is celebrating it's 26th anniversary today. Gordon is bringing in various sales reps during the celebration. Today there was a rep from Ricoh at the store. He had the K-50, the K-S2, the GR... and a working prototype of the K-3 II! I play around with the Pixel Shift function and talked to the rep about it. Yes, you absolutely need to use a tripod for this feature. Don't fool yourself by thinking you can hold your breath and brace yourself against a wall. You'll get a strange halo effect if the camera or your subject matter isn't perfectly still. The in-camera processing is fast enough for a landscape shooter. This feature doesn't suit my style of photography so it's kind of useless to me. I won't be upgrading to the newer model.

Oh, and don't hold your breath hoping the pixel shift feature will come to older camera models. It won't.

However, you can hold your breath for 5-axis SR coming to Ricoh soon.

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Can be used with speedlights?
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That's a good question! I didn't think of asking something like that.
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Well, a few more months to know the answer about PS+Speedlights.

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Some time ago, this thread would have been 5 pages long and plagued with "Has he said anything about a FF coming?".
It's good to see this time is over :-)

Now, why not bringing the pixel shift feature to the K-3?!?
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Has he said anything about the FF coming?
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Has he said anything about the FF coming?
Darn beat me to it
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How rude...


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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote
Some time ago, this thread would have been 5 pages long and plagued with "Has he said anything about a FF coming?".
It's good to see this time is over :-)

Now, why not bringing the pixel shift feature to the K-3?!?
Because if the do, you won't buy the K-3II, simple as that methinks...
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They're waiting for you to go first.

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Because if the do, you won't buy the K-3II, simple as that methinks...
I won't buy it anyway! :-)
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I'll buy it and then ask if I should upgrade to a FF!
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Oh, and don't hold your breath hoping the pixel shift feature will come to older camera models. It won't.
Well, did he say anything about what and when the next firmware will bring?
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Did he say when they were going to fix the latest firmware release?
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Because if the do, you won't buy the K-3II, simple as that methinks...
There's that and the K-3 II has upgraded hardware. The sensor shift mechanism was upgraded to enable the precision shifting and the image processing engine was upgraded too.

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Well, did he say anything about what and when the next firmware will bring?
We didn't talk about the firmware beyond the pixel shifting. I'm still running one rev back on the K-3 so it was pretty far from my mind.
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