Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-22-2008, 02:56 PM   #16
Veteran Member
offertonhatter's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Stockport, Manchester. UK
Posts: 377
One question and one observation

Question - Is it a Pentaprism or Pentamirror (babel fish is not translating)

Observation - Mount is only KAF2 so won't take SDM lenses (which is KAF3)

09-22-2008, 03:02 PM   #17
Veteran Member
rparmar's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,783
Info I have says KAF3 mount. Pentamirror not prism.
09-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #18
Veteran Member
rparmar's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,783
Also, sensor is K200D-based but goes ISO 100-3200 with a new feature "Shadow compensation". So it's an improvement... not standing still.
09-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #19
Veteran Member
offertonhatter's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Stockport, Manchester. UK
Posts: 377
One other thing, purely an observation, I wonder why Pentax called it the K2000 in the USA and K-m elsewhere? We all have been calling it the K2000(D) on the forum.
Maybe they are trying to be like Canon who call the 300D/350D/400D/450D/1000D the Rebel series in the US.......Like I say, just an observation.

09-22-2008, 03:06 PM   #20
Veteran Member
offertonhatter's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Stockport, Manchester. UK
Posts: 377
QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
Info I have says KAF3 mount. Pentamirror not prism.
Interesting. If this is true, then Pentax Germany need to change the brochure......

I would be very surprised if it was only KAF2 as this would be a backward step, with the all the DA* lenses Pentax are bringing out.
09-22-2008, 03:28 PM   #21
Veteran Member
kkoether's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Huber Heights, OH, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 572
PENTAX

See the above link.

Last edited by kkoether; 09-22-2008 at 03:29 PM. Reason: Added text
09-22-2008, 03:36 PM   #22
Veteran Member
offertonhatter's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Stockport, Manchester. UK
Posts: 377
Thanks for this kkoether. It does indeed have a KAF3 mount. Pentax Germany will have to change the brochure, as it does state KAF2..... :O
09-22-2008, 04:00 PM   #23
Pentaxian
falconeye's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Munich, Alps, Germany
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,862
Original Poster
I now linked to the US facts sheet in my initial post. Thanks to kkoether.
QuoteOriginally posted by offertonhatter Quote
It does indeed have a KAF3 mount. Pentax Germany will have to change the brochure, as it does state KAF2..... :O
The German broschre reads:
"KAF2-Bajonett, kompatibel mit KAF3-, KAF-, KA-Objektivbajonetten, keine Unterstützung der KAF-Motorzoomfunktion."
which translates to
"KAF2 mount, compatible with KAF3, KAF and KA lens mounts w/o support for the motor zoom function."
So, Pentax Germany and Pentax Canada both make a subtle distinction between the designation of lens and body mounts, where KAF3 only exists as a lens mount (read: SDM only w/o support for screw drive) and a KAF2 body mount may or may not support SDM.

This is probably correct as no body mount w/o support for focus screw drive has been published yet and KAF2 already had power contacts anyway.

Pentax US calls both ends KAF3 (which is easier to communicate) but then how do we call a KAF3 mount w/o the focus screw drive?


Last edited by falconeye; 09-22-2008 at 04:10 PM.
09-22-2008, 04:32 PM   #24
Busiko
Guest




QuoteOriginally posted by offertonhatter Quote
One question and one observation

Question - Is it a Pentaprism or Pentamirror (babel fish is not translating)

Observation - Mount is only KAF2 so won't take SDM lenses (which is KAF3)
Kaf2 does take SDM lenses, it has the two power contacts and screw driver for focusing. On the other hand Kaf3 is SDM only because it has no screw driver to focus. The DA17-70mm is Kaf3 because it has no screw driver socket so only SDM capable cameras will drive it.

And the K2000/K-M mount is Kaf2, it has SDM power contacts plus screw driver.

Last edited by Busiko; 09-22-2008 at 05:04 PM.
09-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #25
Veteran Member
creampuff's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,955
QuoteOriginally posted by offertonhatter Quote
One other thing, purely an observation, I wonder why Pentax called it the K2000 in the USA and K-m elsewhere? We all have been calling it the K2000(D) on the forum.
Maybe they are trying to be like Canon who call the 300D/350D/400D/450D/1000D the Rebel series in the US.......Like I say, just an observation.
Probably because there are still so many K1000s floating around in the US and the US marketing people figured that might have some brand association. To me that's not a good decision, K-m is so much simpler and easier to remember.

Anyway there might be subtle product differentiation (for different geographical markets) by naming it differently. (e.g. documentation, charger, PAL/NTSC, etc.). As this is a base model, aka cheap, naming it differently might curb the prevalence of grey market imports/exports.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
broschure, camera, canada, dslr, k-m, pentax, photography, sheet
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you think is the most exciting product of Pentax this year? rustynail925 Pentax News and Rumors 43 10-13-2010 06:23 AM
Pentax product development roadmap - who/what is responsible? Nass Pentax DSLR Discussion 13 04-14-2010 02:24 PM
Email from Pentax Imaging USA's Product Manager. ebooks4pentax Pentax DSLR Discussion 13 03-17-2010 10:51 AM
Where to purchase Pentax Product mtneye Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 16 11-17-2009 01:45 PM
Pentax needs a WOW product... Buddha Jones Pentax News and Rumors 222 02-25-2009 04:30 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top