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08-29-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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What was Ricoh Thinking?

...seriously, what's with the LED's???
Is this some sort of low-light assist or alien code?


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I know what I'm thinking.
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I'm thinking that the OP hasn't read the official announcements from Ricoh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I know what I'm thinking.
I think I know what you are thinking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
...seriously, what's with the LED's???
Is this some sort of low-light assist or alien code?

Could it be a revival of Disco?
08-29-2014, 06:27 PM   #6
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evil hociR plot to turn us all into Strobists?

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They are used for countdown timer.
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They are used for countdown timer.
thanks for the reply....what a tacky decision by someone....

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Just to turn potential buyers off and drive them away so they can pick other Canikony models..
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
thanks for the reply....what a tacky decision by someone....
You're not the target customer. It's pretty safe to say, none of us are.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
Just to turn potential buyers off and drive them away so they can pick other Canikony models..
Word is that both Sony and Nikon are scrambling to release several me-too models.


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Word is that both Sony and Nikon are scrambling to release several me-too models.


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Agreed, Canon, Nikon and Sony will desperately do the same to woe the few potential customers left. Many DSLR users in my circle have already owned high-end Canikon models (but still get crappy photos), are going back to bridge cameras (like Lumix FZ200).

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You're not the target customer. It's pretty safe to say, none of us are.
True, it will be interesting to see who is.
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"You're not the target customer. It's pretty safe to say, none of us are."

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True, it will be interesting to see who is.
Me for one, an occasionally-brief veteran of nearly all recent K-bodies except the K-3. (k-100d, -7 -200d, -x -r -200 -5 -5ii -5iis)
This has the K-3 internals that I wanted in a smaller and friendlier body. No WR, true - but my K-5 will be here for those days!
/edit/ My wife likes it a lot, which made the preorder easier

QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Word is that both Sony and Nikon are scrambling to release several me-too models.
Steve
We must give partial credit to P.Ricoh for trying something that even Sony didn't think of - and they've tried everything since the simple A200/700/900 days!

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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
...seriously, what's with the LED's???
Is this some sort of low-light assist or alien code?
It's for sending remote commands to KIT.
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