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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-27-2020, 02:45 PM  
Get ready for a Pentax KP giveaway in December! (this is not the raffle thread)
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Replies: 240
Views: 9,926
And my post was past both those dates, so, that.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-27-2020, 12:10 PM  
Get ready for a Pentax KP giveaway in December! (this is not the raffle thread)
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 240
Views: 9,926
Obligatory post count post. A KP would be a most welcome addition/upgrade to my K3.


EDIT: NVM?? Looks like the raffle is over......... :(
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-27-2020, 12:07 PM  
Jupio battery
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 7
Views: 841
That echoes my experience. My Wasabis typically gave me 2/3 the shooting time of my genuine Pentax batteries. And the Wasabis also have much shorter total lifespan.
I have two Wasabi Li190 clones which have recently packed it in after ~15,000 shots, while my original Li190 is still going strong and still gives 2-3hrs+ shooting
time while running the LCD screen.

Has anyone actually measured the output of these third party batteries?
Forum: General Photography 12-27-2020, 12:01 PM  
Cosina 50mm 1.7 vs 1.8
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 2
Views: 430
I can't answer your question about difference in the two versions, but if you follow this link and scroll down a bit, you'll see an example of Helios-like swirly bokeh
from the Cosina 50/1.7.

The Best and Worst of Cosina-made Lenses
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-29-2020, 02:59 PM  
Shutter Release Cable for Pentax MV SLR
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Replies: 7
Views: 371
I have a small box full of shutter release cables, a common accessory from yesteryear with minimal usage in the present; similar to film specific lens filters.
If you pick up old camera bag lots from garage sales, shopgoodwill, etc, you too will soon have a small collection of these once necessary, now largely
superfluous tools, (except on that old film body, of course).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-29-2020, 02:32 PM  
So, how many were made, by series?
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Replies: 5
Views: 490
That is very impressive if true. Current production is much, much less. M and A series were likely produced in even greater numbers, going by the
relative abundances available now. Of course, the vast majority of those F series lenses are kit lens zooms.
Forum: Pentax Q 11-26-2020, 10:07 AM  
What if Pentax makes the next Q a DSLR?
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Replies: 35
Views: 1,473
But, why? The only thing the Q really needs is a viewfinder and that can be added while keeping it mirrorless. The future of the Q is already uncertain, at best. The prospect of a completely reengineered Q, incompatible with previous models is highly unlikely.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-04-2020, 04:30 PM  
New K-New? Who Knew?
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Views: 42,350
I've already pointed out that very irony in the past. Once you've adopted a pinnacle name, like K1, then there is no place to go but down.
K1 II is derivative of K1 and thus also reductive. And so each iteration of K1 will be as well. There can only ever be one K1, just as there
is only one LX, one K1000, etc.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-04-2020, 04:22 PM  
New K-New? Who Knew?
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Replies: 482
Views: 42,350
The K5 IIs says otherwise.

Pentax' slower product release rate will keep the runaway names in check to some extent, but adopting an iterative naming policy will
ultimately mean increasingly complex names over time and the possibility of the occasionally kooky variant.

Clearly they've allowed such run-on names with their lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-04-2020, 11:54 AM  
New K-New? Who Knew?
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Replies: 482
Views: 42,350
With Ricoh's decision to brand the K-new as the K3 mk III, this is precisely what they have done. As such, we can someday look forward to the
utterly not confusing "K1 Mk IX sb IR variant 2" and other memorable camera names.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2020, 05:23 PM  
New K-New? Who Knew?
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Replies: 482
Views: 42,350
I think that is, mostly, a safe assumption. The KP belongs to the line of one off experimental bodies which include the likes of the KS-1
and KS-2. Each of those bodies explored new/different/unconventional concepts to varying success. Nonetheless, the KP as been
quite successful in it's own right, enough so to merit a possible successor. But failing a KPII(ugh), KP features are very likely to appear
in future bodies.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2020, 03:32 PM  
New K-New? Who Knew?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 482
Views: 42,350
So, you're proposing the FF KP to be called the K-90? That would be confusing indeed. What then would be the
product name for the K-70 successor? K-90toobutnotthesameastheK-90KP perhaps?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-03-2020, 02:52 PM  
Wooooot,... 4K !!!
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Replies: 87
Views: 5,120
I strongly suspect the inclusion of 4k will very much prove to be 'damned if you do' for Pentax. Ultimately, despite all the very vocals demands for video performance
the video specs on the Knew will still be viewed as 'not enough'.

I'll be very happy to be proven wrong.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2020, 02:40 PM  
New K-New? Who Knew?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 482
Views: 42,350
As Ricoh has decided to take the industry standard low road when it comes to camera 'names', then any vaguely unique yet
still ultimately nonsensical name will do. A few possibilities:

K-1 mk II varKP
KPFF
KP1
K1KP
KPtoobutnotquitebecauseit'sFFliketheK1

Oh Joy.......
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2020, 02:29 PM  
2020 PF T-shirts Now Available - order yours here!
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Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Congrats to the winners
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2020, 02:21 PM  
Not been very clever ...
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 16
Views: 931
The biggest argument against a round sensor is that it circles don't fill the plane, ie, lots of waste on the wafer when the sensor is printed. However,
square sensors >do< fill the plane. I am very much in favor of a square sensor; no need to worry about landscape vs portrait orientation unless you
later decide to crop other than square. I was always a big fan of the 6x6 format.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-03-2020, 02:12 PM  
There's going to be a Pentax J Limited online event soon
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 211
Views: 18,646
Sorry, you lost me on that response. A misquote perhaps?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-29-2020, 07:31 AM  
K-3 Mark III Specification -- "Aperture Information Record" customization
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 43
Views: 6,938
My thoughts too.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-29-2020, 07:04 AM  
Get ready for a November giveaway & December lens tournament!
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 187
Views: 8,805
Too small a sample pool unless folks are fibbing in order to skew the result. Surely no one would consider that...........

In other news, I've never touched a A*200/4 macro but declare it to be the greatest lens of all time.




oh, and this /s


edit: didn't even see Serkevan's post. Looks like the 200 Macro is 2/1 over the 600. :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-29-2020, 07:01 AM  
Get ready for a November giveaway & December lens tournament!
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 187
Views: 8,805
Huraah! Free post counts for all!

Should be fun.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-28-2020, 09:40 AM  
There's going to be a Pentax J Limited online event soon
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 211
Views: 18,646
Thank you.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2020, 07:03 AM  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 1,603
Views: 100,826
Well, that is disappointing and unimaginative in the extreme. It would seem the one thing Pentax really can't do is pull away from the camera
industry norm of silly, nonsensical, dead end iterative product names. Now that they've finally applied an iteration to a new body mold, I guess
we are stuck with a future of K1 Mk VII and KP Mk XIX. Maybe we'll even get a 'K90 MK IV s2c' some day; won't that be exciting!

I'll have my label maker at the ready to christen my K3 Mk III with a more deserving name.

Otherwise YAAAYYYY!!!!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-15-2020, 08:42 AM  
Did you already mention that the next APS-C will be called K-3 Mark III?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Wouldn't that be the 9th iteration then?

Dear Ricoh, if you name the K-New "K3 Mk III" or anything similar, I'm going to scratch it out and write 'Yet Another Goofy, Nonsensical, Irrelevant
Model Iteration' in its place. Call it "Fred" and be done with it.

OR......., call it the 'Knew'. Problem solved. The model after can be the 'Knxt'.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-15-2020, 08:36 AM  
Did you already mention that the next APS-C will be called K-3 Mark III?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
I thought it was pretty obvious, but apparently not. So, here's the obligatory /s
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-15-2020, 06:58 AM  
Did you already mention that the next APS-C will be called K-3 Mark III?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Source? If you're going to suggest a revolutionary, whisper quiet flippy screen the least you can do is provide a link to your source.
All these unfounded rumors and opinions guised as facts are killing the integrity of Pentax Forums.
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