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01-05-2016, 03:13 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
No, then you are back to the square price of four Pentax K-II s, in sync.
That will never end. But like I said in the prior post. You need a fast focusing sports lens in your lineup if you're going to have a high FPS sports camera. Ricoh is not there yet.

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Would that put the D500 as a competitor to the 7Dii then?
It wipes the 7dii

msrp is $2000 for the D500 - not bad!!
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Well, it took this long for Nikon to come out with a true successor to the D300S...

In any case, absent funding constraints, I probably would have switched systems by now. Ricoh really needs to step up their game. I know they have limited R&D resources and inherited a system that has historically been behind by many, many generations, but in order for Pentax to stay relevant, they need to make major improvements in nearly every subsystem of their cameras, especially autofocus. The K-3 II is a step forward but it's just not enough.

Hopefully, Ricoh has something to present at CES...
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It wipes the 7dii
I wonder if Canon will come up with a 7Diii or 8D?
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really!!??
The D5 is that price, yes...

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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
7Diii
too soon - they're releasing a 80d, 5dmkIV, and 1dxmkii sometime soon anyways
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Wow, this is... the new standard? I like it, I think. Except for the size. It's actually not too heavy, only 60 grams more than a K-3. (speaking relatively here; I actually think the K-3 is a bit too heavy already)

I like this:
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An AF module developed for full-frame means unprecedented frame coverage on the APS-C D500, with cross-type sensors available out to the literal edges of the frame.
I thought it was very difficult to get AF coverage out to the edges. Apparently Nikon has solved it though. Come on Pentax, 25 cross-type points in the center of the frame is not very useful.

They also seem to have fixed the location of the ISO button.

QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
oooh! D500 = a mini D5 -- smart move by Nikon.
10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images too, sweet.
Seems like Nikon shooters will pair the D5 with a D500 for extra "reach" with their current FX lenses.
Which suggests it unlikely Nikon will offer any serious DX-only glass, leaving a window of opportunity for Pentax to keep expanding their crop-sensor system in parallel with the K1.

Michael.
No signs of that happening yet though. And I doubt Pentax will continue to invest as much in high-end APS-C glass as they also need to market their fullframe. I hate to sound negative, but I hate wishful thinking even more.
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Yeah Pentax is doomed and you relish in it

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Some pretty impressive looking cameras, at least on paper. They have concentrated their efforts on useful features rather than last years body with more megapixels.
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Says it has 3 axis VR while shooting video does not say anything about while shooting stills though
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It's electronic VR. What people hate about the K-3
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Yeah Pentax is doomed
If you think so, what are you doing here?
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If you think so, what are you doing here?
STOP! Before it starts!!
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STOP! Before it starts!!
Do we need Otis to talk about jumpers?
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If you think so, what are you doing here?
selective quoting. You know what I mean even when you pretend not to
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Some D500 hands on from Matt Granger if you are interested:
Though I still think that my K5ii rulez

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