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02-22-2016, 11:48 AM - 1 Like   #1
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The display seems rugged...

Just saw this and his holding the display in his hand and shaking the camera!




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QuoteOriginally posted by Tjompen1968 Quote
Just saw this and his holding the display in his hand and shaking the camera!


Pentax K 1 review First look What Digital Camera - YouTube
Yeah, that doesn't feel right. I wonder if the mechanism will losen up over time, or if there is any adjustment one can do if that happens.
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Well, there is a two year warranty...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
I wonder if the mechanism will losen up over time
If the screen spends 95% of it's time just sitting flat against the camera (which is the case with most flippy screens, I suspect) wear and tear and loosening will be minimal for most users.

Of course, the story may be different for those who regularly use the flippy screen as a carrying handle for camera + lens.

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With a big birding lens and a gimbal head, the ability to grab the screen could make you feel like a movie hero...

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Of course, the story may be different for those who regularly use the flippy screen as a carrying handle for camera + lens.
ROFL
Yes there is a chance that it will be loose from the way you described it.
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A simple but impressive demo of the ruggedness of the K-1 flippy screen. It's not going to fall apart easily.


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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
A simple but impressive demo of the ruggedness of the K-1 flippy screen. It's not going to fall apart easily.
Impressive!

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
A simple but impressive demo of the ruggedness of the K-1 flippy screen. It's not going to fall apart easily.

Test de résistance de l'écran du Pentax K-1 - YouTube

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Aaaaand, unclench.

That video was tough to watch.
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There is also this scene at CP+, where a K-1 w. DA 560 attached was swung around whilst the Ricoh guy was just holding the rear LCD:

https://twitter.com/bnystedt/status/702674818273976320/photo/1

Ricoh seems determined to ensure that people get the message that the K-1 flippy screen is durable.
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If tough and rugged are part of Ricoh/Pentax DNA and unique selling proposition, I'd like to order a WR Q and WR Theta please...
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Don't suspect I'll be testing the durability like that with my copy, but sure is a very impressive engineering accomplishment!
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If it can't stand up to abuse, there would be a lot of unhappy people wanting warranty repairs... Considering the reputation hit that would involve (and the cost to ricoh of making repairs), I suspect that the designers were told it simply had to be next-door to unbreakable. (Well, unbreakable from yanking, twisting, dangling, etc.)
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Well that makes me ask... "do Pentax make their own shutters? Or there is a third part vendor that makes shutters for them?"
If they make them in house then I believe the shutter activation spec is something you can count on given the thing with this LCD. (What an abusive feature test btw)
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QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
"do Pentax make their own shutters? Or there is a third part vendor that makes shutters for them?"
They get their shutters from third-parties like Copal. Just like everyone else (Nikon, Canon etc).

I bet Ricoh test them exhaustively, and would not choose anything that performs unreliably.
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