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06-06-2009, 06:47 PM   #31
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It almost looks smaller than the K-M.

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To be honest I didn't even notice... because the viewfinder was a pleasure to look into... like looking into a 35mm film camera again...
Thanks for your answer, creampuff.

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From what I understand, even with the smaller magnification, the overall size of the viewfinder is still slightly bigger than the K10/K20...
Less magnifacation & slightly bigger might cancel each other out.

It would seem that the split screen users will have to add an additional cost though
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It almost looks smaller than the K-M.
Yes, I noticed this as well.
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People who say they don't need or want video really need to re-examine their mindset or shed off any old prejudices because it is just a BLAST to use.
I am glad you are enthusiastic but this comment was not necessary. People who don't need video are not necessarily prejudiced; they might just have different priorities or interests from yourself. It's not that difficult to understand.

For those that are into video I've written an article on Capturing Sound that might help.

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It almost looks smaller than the K-M.
its not. not a lot bigger, but its bigger.
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I am glad you are enthusiastic but this comment was not necessary. People who don't need video are not necessarily prejudiced; they might just have different priorities or interests from yourself. It's not that difficult to understand.
Suddenly I got a nanny to tell me what I can comment on...
Wonder why you're taking umbrage? Was this a sore point for you?

There are still people who can't buy into the idea that there ought to be video and who reason that having that capability in a camera somehow dilutes that photographic ideal of taking still images.
In this era of digital convergence, we all need to be open to new creative opportunities that technology offers.
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Suddenly I got a nanny to tell me what I can comment on...
Wonder why you're taking umbrage? Was this a sore point for you?

There are still people who can't buy into the idea that there ought to be video and who reason that having that capability in a camera somehow dilutes that photographic ideal of taking still images.
In this era of digital convergence, we all need to be open to new creative opportunities that technology offers.

I have been against video in a DSLR since the first ones started showing up with it, but I have to admit.. being able to shoot video with a takumar lens sounds pretty neat. it wont be the reason I purchase a k-7, but I will be looking forward to it none the less.
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Suddenly I got a nanny to tell me what I can comment on...
Wonder why you're taking umbrage? Was this a sore point for you?

There are still people who can't buy into the idea that there ought to be video and who reason that having that capability in a camera somehow dilutes that photographic ideal of taking still images.
In this era of digital convergence, we all need to be open to new creative opportunities that technology offers.
<sarcasm> I take umbrage at the whole "back LCD display" idea!

My rant is that Pentax is wasting their time and technology on this "crutch" for people who cannot simply wait until later to see their shots or adjust their settings with the top panel and a few dials! We did that not too long ago in the "film days" so why this pointless "feature" of a 3" VGA LCD!!?!! </sarcasm>

Ignore the umbrage. Some people can't look on the sunny side of $1,000,000.00!

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<sarcasm> I take umbrage at the whole "back LCD display" idea!

My rant is that Pentax is wasting their time and technology on this "crutch" for people who cannot simply wait until later to see their shots or adjust their settings with the top panel and a few dials! We did that not too long ago in the "film days" so why this pointless "feature" of a 3" VGA LCD!!?!! </sarcasm>

Ignore the umbrage. Some people can't look on the sunny side of $1,000,000.00!
personally I do in fact find the back LCD useless. I almost never use mine other than for changing settings. I have had the review function turned off ever since I first got my K110D. it will be turned off when I get a K-7.
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Agreed. Review function turned off here, too. Can't get rid of the rear display, though...computerized cameras are virtually impossible to operate to their full potential without menus nowadays.
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Suddenly I got a nanny to tell me what I can comment on...
Wonder why you're taking umbrage? Was this a sore point for you?
I think I explained myself well enough the first time. Apparently it's ok for you to post your opinion but if I post mine you call me names. Obviously you're just looking for a fight. Sorry, won't give you one. I'm gone after this post.

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In this era of digital convergence, we all need to be open to new creative opportunities that technology offers.
Still no reason to slag those who want a camera to be first and foremost a camera.
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I also thought video was unnecessary on a DSLR, but after seeing what can be done and then dreaming about the artistic and technical possibilities (video is just so much more difficult to get right than photos), I'm quite excited. I think its inexorable that video will start to show up on pretty much all DSLRs...
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There are still people who can't buy into the idea that there ought to be video and who reason that having that capability in a camera somehow dilutes that photographic ideal of taking still images.
In this era of digital convergence, we all need to be open to new creative opportunities that technology offers.
Well, I think there's plenty of us out here who didn't care much whether or not Pentax put its resources toward developing video capability, especially if it brought the price up, or caused compromises elsewhere. Looks like it isn't getting in the *way,* so, well, that's fine.

If I get hold of a K-7 down the road, I might even use that feature but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
personally I do in fact find the back LCD useless. I almost never use mine other than for changing settings. I have had the review function turned off ever since I first got my K110D. it will be turned off when I get a K-7.

Seriously? I have auto-preview turned off, but I often manually bring up one out of every couple shots just to make sure exposure and sometimes DOF is what I expected.

With M lenses, I always do this - green button is nice, but I gotta be sure.

Isn't ignoring the back LCD completely giving up one of the advantages digital has over film?


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I try to look at HD in DSRL this way:
HD probably means that more people will buy the camera. And that probably means that the R&D cost pr produced unit will be lower. So despite my lack of need (as if thats something wrong) I don't mind HD in a new DSRL.

BTW. Most people seem to "need" Coca Cola. I don't. I honestly think I can live a perfectly happy life without that need.
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