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05-22-2020, 04:36 PM - 8 Likes   #1
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The Online Photographer (Mike Johnston) pleased with K-New OVF, name-drops...

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The Online Photographer: The Viewfinder of the New Pentax

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That's why I was pleased to learn that Pentax is paying special attention to the viewfinder of its upcoming new APS-C flagship camera, as yet unnamed. Bad luck for Pentax, which doesn't release very many truly new cameras, that it planned to launch its new flagship reduced-sensor-size DSLR at CP+, which normally would have taken place at the dual venues of Pacifico Yokohama and Osanbashi Hall in Yokohama, Japan, in February. Of course it was cancelled this year, so the introduction is on hold.


A video's been released that indicates something pleasing, though, which is that Pentax has paid special attention to the viewfinder. It will reportedly have a magnification of 1.05x (that's magnification, not coverage), making it as generously and luxuriously sized as a full-frame camera's viewfinder. This is particularly smart now that DSLRs are in decline and EVFs are proliferating—the one thing an EVF can't do is give you a direct view of the real world, letting the photographer see the real colors of the subject and the subtleties of the actual light.


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Now that is very interesting! I figured the COVID 19 pandemic would delay the new camera's release date.

I agree also with his comment regarding a truly good fast 24mm prime lens. Hard to find one of any brand, however, that can deliver sharp edges as well as central area. But it can be done. My Sigma 24mm f/1.8 FF lens isn't bad when used on APS-C, and for the price.

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It is a true shame Ricoh (presumably RINA) stiffed Mike. Someone should quietly make that up. OF COURSE, LAWYERS.
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It is a true shame Ricoh (presumably RINA) stiffed Mike. Someone should quietly make that up. OF COURSE, LAWYERS.
Yeah, thinking about writing them a letter. Stiffing bloggers who otherwise like you seems awfully dumb these days....

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I don't read any photo blogs or online articles really, but whenever I've come across his posts he seems to have his head screwed on right...
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Yeah, thinking about writing them a letter. Stiffing bloggers who otherwise like you seems awfully dumb these days....
Makes me wonder what they might have done to DPR. I know the prior couple managers of RINA made some enemies in the business.

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His request for a 24mm f2 or faster prime for his Pentax camera reminds me of my on requests for the exact same thing.
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