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Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 11:01 AM  
What the Pentax KP should have looked like
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 16
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Now, this is a good idea!

I do admit the top of the camera looks nice with the retro dials and the two traditional command dials remain so it is a simple matter to ignore both the full stops only shutter speed dial and the ISO dial that requires a shift of the grip for it to be used.

rippin' !! :^)

+ of course, the retro dials will still serve a purpose.. they can be twiddled to set exposure mode. then, the user can get to business with the two command dials. this really is a good combo of retro look [& setting mode] + practicality [adjusting exposure without shifting grip]
Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 10:13 AM  
Why won't Pentax go full retro?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 160
Views: 6,478
When a young 'tater tot, my sister loved french string beans. She alone liked them kind of beans.. they regularly found their way to the table so she would have something to eat and leave the rest of us in peace. Most of the beans were discarded after she was full but we kept cooking them, dinner after dinner. She just couldn't eat enough to make it anything other than a waste of money. Because she was family, it didn't feel right to leave the door ajar so she would sneak off to the Sassers.. there were some days, though.....
Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 09:52 AM  
What the Pentax KP should have looked like
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
So the flash can stick up higher, maybe.
But the cameras with no flash still have the cro-magnon brow...


I imagine so.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 09:42 AM  
Why I WILL buy a KP!
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 60
Views: 6,935
I want to compliment your effort.

However, even though you used CAPS for a portion of your thread title, the 'why i won't' thread is outpacing this thread 10:1 :^(

It is easy to see interests lie in expressing discontent.
To keep things positive, maybe future 'why i won't buy' threads could be titled 'Why I Will buy any camera other than a PENTAX'

'won't' is so depressing :^)
Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 09:19 AM  
KP Flip Screen for selfies
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 4
Views: 642
No... from Imaging Resource : Pentax KP Review: Hands-On Preview

"... The precise tilting range isn't stated in Ricoh's press materials, but looking at the mechanism, it appears to offer just a little more than a 90-degree upwards tilt, and around a 45-degree downwards tilt. ..."

You could double-check in this thread as well : Brief hands-on impressions of KP - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 07:15 AM  
What the Pentax KP should have looked like
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Rather than a big forehead, I see a surprised look; the camera's eyebrow is raised in shock. I like the look of your drawing.

Sigma don't want to make lenses for us so it don't matter if they lenses fit or not. I say lower the brow. :^)

Onaside note, I have read the KP is only a little smaller than the K3 and this is true with respect to strict measurement. However, there is less camera under the mount of the KP so any camera bit equaling the height of the K3 is only the pointy K head.

I wonder if they could have reduced the size of the point on top and had a noticeably different height.. perhaps, but maybe they thought it was more important to continue the style of the K-1. Either way, I think the KP is still practically smaller than K-3
Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2017, 05:55 PM  
Why won't Pentax go full retro?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 160
Views: 6,478
After M, I always think of Tv mode
I forget, though, that using P can be like using either Av or Tv, as you like

---------- Post added 01-28-17 at 07:12 PM ----------



Tony's comment about the mode dial was a bit hyperbolic given that [almost] all other brands use similar dials.

That the Pentax mode dial sits at the top of a slippery slope into the maelstrom with the smart dial being the banana peel underfoot is a statement of opinion.

I don't know if Tony should be lumped in with people that have the attitude Pentax should build a camera to suit them.. but there are some people that have the better interests of Pentax at heart and will not tolerate less than suitable and timely improvement.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2017, 01:09 PM  
Why won't Pentax go full retro?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 160
Views: 6,478
I have seen the first Tropic Thunder movie

..honestly, I don't recall if there is a plaid mode. I think Space Balls introduces a Ludicrous Mode that is faster than HyperSpeed. During Ludicrous Mode travel, rather than all the light from stars stretching into Star Trek streaks, the light shining on the actors becomes some kind of tartan with orange..

So, I think 'plaid' is what happens to you if you slap the Ludicrous Mode button :^(

---------- Post added 01-28-17 at 02:16 PM ----------



I know you weren't asking me, but I do use M mode.
With all the modern aids and image review, I don't consider it very M.. at least not the traditional type of M. I mostly use it for predictability from one image to the next.

I don't consider it better than Av or Tv
M can be slower.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-28-2017, 11:47 AM  
K-1 EV in manual mode
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Which software are you using ?
Does it support the K-1 files ?

I ask because I use a not-supported 4/3 camera, EP-L6, with my raw editor by changing the camera ID in EXIF to a subsequent model, EP-L7, and, while the software will then recognize the files, they are all viewed in software 2/3 stop underexposed. The exposure is otherwise fine but whatever default ..stuff the software does to imported files just aint quite right.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2017, 10:42 AM  
Why won't Pentax go full retro?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 160
Views: 6,478
Apologies in advance for this, but...
I can't shake from my mind's eye John Candy
dressed as a Wookie getting ready to engage plaid mode.

---------- Post added 01-28-17 at 11:43 AM ----------



Oh, goodness
I retract my apology
Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2017, 10:04 AM  
Why won't Pentax go full retro?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 160
Views: 6,478
wait, wait.. wait... :^)

Those cryptic markings are confusing..?
Why ?

SCN & AUTO are not unique to Pentax
B & M & P have been around some short period of time..
Either C# or U# are typical abbreviations for customizable registers

...Are Av & Tv confusing ?
If so, that is a bit ironic because Tv & Av are ..retro markings. Yes

Awareness of the meaning of Tv & Av makes TAv understandable..
TAv & Sv are Pentax things, though, so I can excuse the confusion here :^)

---------- Post added 01-28-17 at 11:16 AM ----------



The shutter speed dial on the retro cameras is a most difficult method of control required by the retro-grade gestalt. I choose aperture and then set exposure with shutter speed. Why do I want to adjust shutter in full stops.. and, if I want to adjust shutter in 1/2 stops, I must perform some secondary step with the retro camera.. :^) I am sorry but the command dial of the not-retro cameras is a single step process and does not require two steps as do the retro cams.. :^|

Now, maybe you like using the shutter dial and that is fine. But that doesn't make the shutter dial experience more 'authentic', to quote Bagger Vance.

Plus, command dials have been around 30 years. They are retro as well.

Ibis is a bird.

---------- Post added 01-28-17 at 11:24 AM ----------



It isn't

But, it may be fun for some people
Some people prefer cars with manual shift transmissions. Some people like to live on the high plains and drive a car with the engine coolant thermostat frozen open.

There are all kinds of different things to enjoy but it doesn't mean one is better than the other. Packing snow in the radiator so the engine will warm enough to blow tepid air at a frozen windshield does not make for 'authentic' driving.

---------- Post added 01-28-17 at 11:34 AM ----------



Setting priority modes in this way be more fun.
It is not more simple.
If you think it is more simple, there is no argument that will change your mind...

Have you been able to convince people that setting three dials to A is easier than setting one dial to P ?
Forum: Pentax KP 01-26-2017, 09:00 PM  
Pentax KP C1 C2 C3 function dial setting info
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
This makes sense : shutter mode = either electronic or physical
Forum: Pentax KP 01-26-2017, 08:07 PM  
Pentax KP C1 C2 C3 function dial setting info
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
I guess this is drive mode including frame rate and etc. ?
Or is 'shutter mode' a little different and includes only timers and mirror lockup ?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:30 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
It is flippy screen only. No flap.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:28 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
Maybe.. I believe using the third wheel would require me to change how I grip the camera. Looking at the placement of the back dial and AF button, I think I would have to grip the camera in a different way.. but then all three look to be easy enough to reach. There is no dedicated AF button but I would use the AF/AEL button for that and not miss AEL
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:22 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
Of course, the first iteration would be named KP3-0
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:20 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
No room for LCD on top panel.. the shutter button is shifted back because there is no grip for it to be on.. that side of the camera is likely a little smaller than on K1

Since there is no 'crop' option for 3rd wheel, this must surely be APS-C camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:16 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
the lens is not new... it has been harkening for a few years now.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:15 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
I believe there is no way it will hold the D-LI90
It has been good that Pentax has not changed battery shape for years. I don't take this new camera to mean a change in that behavior. The smaller battery is just a necessity of this one camera design.

I do like that Pentax continues to use the simple cable release socket. Looks like this camera has one grouped with the MIC input. Cable release socket means this is not a base camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:12 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
Yes, it would be best to first try new grips in the second group of pictures but Pentax is not easily found in US stores..

The third wheel on K1 is not often used by me. I have to shift my grip to easily use it. It is possible to grip the camera and use the dial without shifting but this grip is not the type I use - it is not where I automatically place my hand picking the camera up. A smaller body might make a difference. The customization third wheel on this camera may make it more interesting..

I do like the placement of the AF button
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 04:00 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
I wonder how the front dial will feel to use.. when I have been handed Nikon cameras, the front dial and shutter button were easy for my finger to find. When I was given one Canon camera, my finger didn't know where to go.

The third dial has 3 user delectable settings and that is nice. No top LCD and people will dislike that but there is no room for one.. maybe lack of LCD will appease those that want dtripped down features such as no WIFI or GPS :^)

A return to the OK button toggle from 4-way controller shortcut buttons to AF point select. No ISO button on the top panel and I use that a lot but I imagine the FX3 button will be re-programmable for that.

And, obviously, it is a folding design ! The 'collapse' button is on the back in the upper left !!!

---------- Post added 01-24-17 at 05:03 AM ----------



Good to always be prepared but I think the thread is moving beyond food stuffs now :^)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 03:51 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
Just big enough to fit
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-23-2017, 05:57 PM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
young Camembert kind of like brie but with a surprise inside
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-23-2017, 05:52 PM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 1,319
Views: 129,046
As long as it not pronounced Kewpie
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-22-2017, 06:18 AM  
When using an APS-C lens on a K-1, is the only performance difference resolution?
Posted By Tan68
Replies: 32
Views: 2,157
I agree with Audiobomber and Gimbal
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