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06-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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The Pentax K-1 ($1,796.95) is the first full-frame (36x24mm) SLR from the company since it introduced the legendary LX film camera back in 1980.
Oh my. As if Pentax made no 135 ("full frame") SLRs before the LX and none afterwards.
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From the conclusion: "My philosophy in writing these reviews has always been that I don’t like to spend the reader’s money and usually point users of existing camera systems to stick to new cameras from that same manufacturer’s system. But the impressive Pentax K-1 has me changing my mind about that. If there were ever a traditional sized DSLR that could get me to dump my existing DSLR rig and change systems, the Pentax K-1 would be it."

High praise indeed!
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Wow - "The Pentax K-1 ($1,796.95) is the first full-frame (36x24mm) SLR from the company since it introduced the legendary LX film camera back in 1980."

I suppose the K1 is *finally* bringing the ignorant and those living under a rock, into the light.
I can't wrap my mind around that sentence no matter how I punctuate or add [sic] comments or ** footnotes.

If this is an example of the educated masses that are looking at Pentax again, we are in for a flood of stupidity here on the forums.


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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
If this an example of the educated masses that are looking at Pentax again, we are in for a flood of stupidity here on the forums.
Yep, I don't understand that comment either - total nonsense.
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[EDIT:] image Credit Pentax Germany, I believe. Having read the review, this must be some kind of editing error. Very positive review.[/EDIT]

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Other than that puzzling statement, it was a glowing review I would say. One day I will have one :-)
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How about this statement:

"Joe Farace is the author of Magic Lantern Guides: Pentax K100D/K110D, which was the company’s first digital SLRs."

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Wow - "The Pentax K-1 ($1,796.95) is the first full-frame (36x24mm) SLR from the company since it introduced the legendary LX film camera back in 1980."

I suppose the K1 is *finally* bringing the ignorant and those living under a rock, into the light.
I can't wrap my mind around that sentence no matter how I punctuate or add [sic] comments or ** footnotes.
That sentence makes sense if you add just one word:

"The Pentax K-1 ($1,796.95) is the first professional full-frame (36x24mm) SLR from the company since it introduced the legendary LX film camera back in 1980."

I think that was the intended meaning, though I can not fathom how both the author and copy editor missed the omission
and the resultant inaccuracy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
That sentence makes sense if you add just one word:

"The Pentax K-1 ($1,796.95) is the first professional full-frame (36x24mm) SLR from the company since it introduced the legendary LX film camera back in 1980."

I think that was the intended meaning, though I can not fathom how both the author and copy editor missed the omission
and the resultant inaccuracy
I think I would classify the MZ-S as 'professional'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I think I would classify the MZ-S as 'professional'.
Was it marketed as such? I'm not even sure the K-1 qualifies as 'professional' either, though I think many see it as such.
Nonetheless, that word does help make sense of the sentence. I'm curious if someone can think of something better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I think I would classify the MZ-S as 'professional'.
QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
Was it marketed as such? I'm not even sure the K-1 qualifies as 'professional' either, though I think many see it as such.
Nonetheless, that word does help make sense of the sentence. I'm curious if someone can think of something better.
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It was the flagship and has build, features, and original price typical of pro cameras of the day. To hold one is to understand, though to be honest, it is no Nikon F6, or even an F5 or EOS-1, then again, it is half the size


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After LX, which was a true system camera, has any Pentax really been marketed as 'Professional'?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I think I would classify the MZ-S as 'professional'.
QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
Was it marketed as such? I'm not even sure the K-1 qualifies as 'professional' either, though I think many see it as such.
Nonetheless, that word does help make sense of the sentence. I'm curious if someone can think of something better.
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I think the MZ-S was the last "Professional" 35mm SLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I think I would classify the MZ-S as 'professional'.
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It was the flagship and has build, features, and original price typical of pro cameras of the day.
QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
After LX, which was a true system camera, has any Pentax really been marketed as 'Professional'?
QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I think the MZ-S was the last "Professional" 35mm SLR.
Okay, Okay, I concede; the sentence doesn't make sense, and I can't make heads or tails of what might have been otherwise
intended.


QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
If this is an example of the educated masses that are looking at Pentax again, we are in for a flood of stupidity here on the forums.
Holding tongue, stay positive.....

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