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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2008, 07:22 PM  
K20D will be replaced very soon? (Signs of..)
Posted By Mef
Replies: 127
Views: 23,137
Well, it seems the problem is yours. What makes you lose your temper ?

I'm just talking about what I expect and want for myself.

(And whatever the next pentax DSLR comes with, I'll stay with pentax, would it only be for the gears I already gathered and love)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2008, 06:59 PM  
K20D will be replaced very soon? (Signs of..)
Posted By Mef
Replies: 127
Views: 23,137
*I* am ready to bear the pain.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2008, 06:47 PM  
K20D will be replaced very soon? (Signs of..)
Posted By Mef
Replies: 127
Views: 23,137
What is the main purpose of a forum, should I ask :lol:

Anyway, I was just saying, *I*, *me*, want the video mode more than a new shutter or AF. I'm actually quite happy with the ones I have on the K100D. And I don't think I'm alone on this.

I see the DSLR as a creative tool, and the video mode adds a layer of creativity ; where a new shutter and AF would "only" add comfort.

Take a look at what you can do with the nikon d90 : Nikon D90 footage on Vimeo
This ain't no stupid video mode, you can't do that on usual camcorders, and P&S and phones are just a world farther.

Would it only be for brand loyalty, you should think it would be great for pentax to take his share of the coming d90 trend - as it's already starting to become a cult camera - and not lagging behind and letting nikon be the "only one". :confused:


Thanks for the help.

If you're really interested in artistic video ("enthusiast amateur" as they say), the lack of AF and the time limit are not much a flaw.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2008, 05:38 PM  
K20D will be replaced very soon? (Signs of..)
Posted By Mef
Replies: 127
Views: 23,137
The point is not to replace a camcorder. But consider affordable camcorders like P&S : they are designed for "souvenirs" (holydays, family events).

A movie mode on DSLRs fills the gap between pro and consumers camcorders, and could be interesting to video enthusiast amateurs, exactly like they already are for photography :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2008, 04:57 PM  
K20D will be replaced very soon? (Signs of..)
Posted By Mef
Replies: 127
Views: 23,137
I was planning to get my hands on a K20D asap, but having seen some creative videos from the nikon d90, I'll wait and hope the K20D super/K30D/whatever will have a video mode at least as good as the d90. It's the feature that is now my main interest in upgrading - I know it has nothing to do with the main purpose of a camera, but it adds a layer of creative possibilities that is not possible with a usual (=affordable) silly (=lack of DOF, and not-so-good IQ) camcorder.

I want that more than a new AF and shutter :confused:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-19-2008, 04:07 PM  
Pentax Shutter Count...up!!!!
Posted By Mef
Replies: 308
Views: 54,895
K100D, march 2007
7671 :confused:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-17-2008, 05:01 PM  
Using macro lenses for general photography
Posted By Mef
Replies: 26
Views: 5,202
I agree on all points.
I don't think the DA35 is to leave my K100D anytime soon, just great on every aspects ; and I don't do macro (but I will try, now).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-06-2008, 05:24 PM  
Spare lens caps for limited lenses
Posted By Mef
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
That's the first thing I've thought, when I got my copy of DA35 : "damn I'm gonna lose the cap one day, it's bound to happen". :(

Anyway, I'm in love with her (I named her Marianne :lol:) : just fantastic on every points (apart from the cap).
Forum: General Talk 05-18-2008, 05:00 PM  
The average DSLR owner
Posted By Mef
Replies: 52
Views: 7,462
Lack of curiosity.

I think this can relate to a lot of other domains, and firstly, to basic computer operation. Way back in time, it was not that easy to operate a computer, and I learned that you can't really hurt your system by curiosity, only when I had to change the settings of the two highly esoteric files 'autoexec.bat' and 'config.sys' to have enough memory to load a game (dos 6.2 and windows 3.11) ! ;)

Nowadays I have to understand how the things that I use work (at least the basics), or I can't sleep :D

The first thing I did when I bought my first camera (P&S olympus) was to try to decipher the number marked on the front of the lens. It was not that easy !

Modern camera makers simplify the operation of their cameras, but forget to teach the basics of photography to their customers. I wasn't helped by the manual of my olympus, and I wasn't helped by the manual of the K100D. And lately, I bought a AF540FGZ flash, and, damn, you can just throw away its manual, it doesn't do anything but lost you more than you were before reading it... I learned much more about flash operation on forums like this one.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-02-2008, 02:58 PM  
Posted By Mef
Replies: 0
Views: 1,103
First time I'm submitting some photos here. :)

I'm sharing some photos I made during a session of tattoo design.

All with pentax K100D, FA 50 mm 1.4 and ISO 400, custom WB.
And a little PP : high pass (maybe over-used on some photos :S)

I've made a different version on my deviantart page : Ink, needle and skins by *Mef on deviantART
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2008, 02:55 PM  
My 2500 word essay on the K20D
Posted By Mef
Replies: 324
Views: 88,722
I give you my humble opinion, because I've not seen the word anywhere, I believe.

The K20D looks to me like a highly creative tool. Thought and made to help the photographers to be more creative. And that's all that matters to me. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-23-2008, 04:00 PM  
Photos Taken with PENTAX K20D
Posted By Mef
Replies: 76
Views: 24,778
The four images actually in benjikan's gallery definitely show impressive qualities.

We're waiting for more :P
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-22-2008, 03:12 PM  
K20D images and a great story!
Posted By Mef
Replies: 65
Views: 12,870
Sounds pretty impressive (just) [joke :lol:]
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2008, 04:05 PM  
Quite Possibly - K20D and K200D Specifications
Posted By Mef
Replies: 40
Views: 7,590
I should have said that it seems to me that a bigger screen is not the most important improvement ; a more usefull/trustworthy screen would be - whatever his size.

Maybe this would happen by increasing the resolution (not the same as the size, even if they often come together), maybe not ; in fact I think the idea of having the screen view in the viewfinder seems to be a better idea than a shiny, yet still silly 640x480 screen. I hope pentax will surprise me with new concepts for using the LCD screen and visualising images and informations.

( And I do really believe everyone of you, when you all say that the nikon 3" screen is great :) That's just that I think those LCD screens are just plain silly )
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2008, 11:16 AM  
Quite Possibly - K20D and K200D Specifications
Posted By Mef
Replies: 40
Views: 7,590
I don't get the point about the 3" screen. I would much more enjoy a reliable, trusty little screen rather than a big but deceiving screen.

There is something to re-invent here (= the use), making them bigger does not change anything.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2008, 03:26 PM  
Just a thought to take to heart.
Posted By Mef
Replies: 114
Views: 16,367
It's time to rename this forum "Pentax news, rumors and riddles" :lol:

Entertaining thread which helps to wait with a smile. :)

Come on guys, don't over-react to the hopes and thoughts of others : all those speculations are a game above anything else. Let it stay fun.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-14-2008, 04:39 PM  
Images made with K20D
Posted By Mef
Replies: 67
Views: 44,648
I'am a bit doubtful. It could be only K10D pictures. How to know for sure ?

With all those rumors since a few weeks, it's a strange feeling to come back to the sometimes lost-sighted reality : photos :lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-10-2008, 03:49 PM  
Pentax Advert
Posted By Mef
Replies: 11
Views: 2,804
I don't see anything wrong with that. After all, the point is to have "PENTAX" and "K*D" imprinted on the brain of the DSLR customer. And the customer will be happy to buy an upgraded, better camera body anyway ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-09-2008, 02:03 PM  
Samsung GX-20
Posted By Mef
Replies: 123
Views: 26,688
When we thought we were at the climax, everything start over again... and again ! :lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-04-2008, 05:45 PM  
Microsites for K20D and K200D registered
Posted By Mef
Replies: 6
Views: 1,962
Or they are playing a last trick on us, registering domains with wrong names for the fun of it :lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-04-2008, 05:39 PM  
Only 20 days and I can hardly wait
Posted By Mef
Replies: 43
Views: 5,217
The wait becomes more and more interesting. Really fun !

I wish pentax would start making a K20D every 6 monthes. Then they could start to sell pacemakers to their customers - it's maybe the new ultimate and hidden function of the K20D, the life-saving camera ? ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-04-2008, 05:30 PM  
Unbelievable Prediction From Adorama
Posted By Mef
Replies: 51
Views: 9,633
There was a video somewhere of a technology demonstration by Adobe on this thing ( maybe the video was not widespread because it was a french demonstration, thus in french language ). Adobe were presenting an hypothetic new function of a future photoshop ( it basically did the slide through different DOF, mix between "photos" to increase/decrease DOF - I add that it was also able to lighlty change the very composition of the scene (like a little 3D move on a side or the other)).

They had a prototype lens and DSLR ( no indication about the maker of the prototypes ). The lens was very, very, far from a normal lens.

If this is the future of photography, I'm really doubtfull that we'll see that kind of technology until a few years. And it is hard to believe it would be compatible with actual lenses ( at least, like it was said before, at a full MP resolution ).

(sorry for the bad english)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-28-2007, 07:39 AM  
Pentax K100D Super
Posted By Mef
Replies: 88
Views: 12,501
I think that the K100D Super is a good move for Pentax.

Having the same model constantly upgraded is a good thing for everyone ( pentax and consumers ). And using components already used on others products too ( SR and DR from K10D ). Because it keeps the price as low as possible ( to manufacture, and to buy ).

I don't know what is the situation outside Paris, but here, you can't walk through public transportation without seeing pentax K100D everywhere ! No pentax ads, but resailers' ones. It's easy to understand that it's only due to the low price.

And if the SDM and DR are small upgrades for pentaxians, they add 2 new points to the quality/price ratio of K100D now Super for the resailers to advertise to new consumers.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-20-2007, 07:51 AM  
Hello from Paris
Posted By Mef
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Thanks for the welcome and the effort with french ( which was quite good ;) ).

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-19-2007, 04:53 AM  
Grand Prix Limited Edition K10D
Posted By Mef
Replies: 33
Views: 6,907
According to Pentax France, it will cost 999, approximately the same as the normal K10D bodies + grip here.

(And 400 copies for France, released at the end of july.)
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