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10-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #16
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Was it DC Watch or the 'Product Story' on the Ricoh Japan site? (Or maybe both - it's definitely mentioned in the Product Story.)

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There are 12 'other' threads in the K-S1 forum, I don't read every thread and post at PF. Could you be more specific please. :)


EDIT: Oh, you edited your post while I was typing..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
There are 12 'other' threads in the K-S1 forum, I don't read every thread and post at PF. Could you be more specific please.
Steve: I edited the earlier post (to correct the source) and added a link. It's a pretty neat story to read.

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For the battery insertion direction, we changed to a horizontal orientation from the vertical orientation used on the K-30 and other models.
I don't understand this comment. I see no change to the battery insertion direction.

EDIT: Ah wait, they are saying they rotated the orientation. Using Vertical/Horizontal to explain this was wrong imho.
All this really does is reduce the depth of the grip, not really a plus.
I still don't accept that they could not have a separate SD card door on the side when they have no trouble doing so with the Q.

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Quick video of the timer LEDs in action:


(And yes, I know the white balance is screwy. The 'warm white' CFL bulbs in my office do not correspond to any spectrum known to your puny human science.)
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Quick video of the timer LEDs in action:

K S1 countdown timer - YouTube

(And yes, I know the white balance is screwy. The 'warm white' CFL bulbs in my office do not correspond to any spectrum known to your puny human science.)
That's neat - I like it, as it's something useful. Thanks for posting.
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THis is for Japanese tourist that take such selfies when on holiday. Looks helpfull, but I only used the 12 sec timer for 2 times in the past 6 years.
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I have to confess I've used the 12-second timer much, much more than I use HDR or interval or multi-exposure, either to use myself as a yardstick against some big thing, or for selfies (but I was doing that long before they were called 'selfies', back when you had to squint at the little lever going around). I think the 5-4-3-2-1 lights are a lot more intuitive than the usual blink-blink-blinkblinkblink LED.

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(And yes, I know the white balance is screwy. The 'warm white' CFL bulbs in my office do not correspond to any spectrum known to your puny human science.)
I'm relieved to see I'm not the only one with CFL white balance problems! Thanks for posting your impressions of this camera.
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I'm relieved to see I'm not the only one with CFL white balance problems! Thanks for posting your impressions of this camera.
I have problems with CFL WB, too.

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I have to confess I've used the 12-second timer much, much more than I use HDR or interval or multi-exposure, either to use myself as a yardstick against some big thing, or for selfies (but I was doing that long before they were called 'selfies', back when you had to squint at the little lever going around). I think the 5-4-3-2-1 lights are a lot more intuitive than the usual blink-blink-blinkblinkblink LED.
I use the 12 second timer, too, when tripod shooting. I don't have the remote.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
I'm relieved to see I'm not the only one with CFL white balance problems!
Everyone has CFL white balance problems and the LED bulbs are not much better.


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Argh, the K-S1 has inherited one feature from my K-01 that I hate - if I say I'll take it out shooting on the weekend, the forecast immediately calls for overcast skies and rain. It'll probably knock all the leaves down while it's at it.

I was so desperate to shoot something with the good light (that I've only gotten to see through the windows at work this week) that I grabbed a couple quick shots of leaves in the parking lot on my way out to pick up supper. Click to get to flickr if you want to download the full-size files and pixelpeep (I uploaded the full-size jpegs, but I don't know how much reprocessing flickr did).



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I'm impressed with the detail, what lens did you use?
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I'm impressed with the detail, what lens did you use?
The Flickr page shows it to be the DA 40/2.8 Limited. I agree - very nice images.
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DA 40 Limited - the pancake. I think I could have done a little better by shooting RAW, paying better attention to ISO versus aperture, not being in a hurry, etc.
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