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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
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I believe so. New AF system, (possibly new IBIS), Hybrid Viewfinder all lead in that direction to me. But it all comes down to if everything works reliably and seamlessly.
Canon is apparently working on a version of Hybrid DSLR (new 1 DX), Nikons D780 is a hybrid DSLR, so it would make sense if Pentax followed.... I mean surpassed them with their hybrid system (which based on the patent info, it would).
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 1 Day Ago  
Godox X Pro P and AF 360 FGZ
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 12
Views: 384
I was kinda hoping it would auto negotiate but I did try getting my TT350p to trigger the X2T with my Shanny Flash mounted to it. As you know, didn't work.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 4 Days Ago  
AF Assist/Modelling Light Strategy
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Been there done that with the low light AF issues when I was doing NIghtclub Event photography.
The AF beam on the flash or the camera wasn't enough so I started packing a small LED flashlight and used that to point at the subjects enough to have the camera lock focus.
I know the situation is different since with nightclubs, I wasn't able to use a set location with an umbrella/softbox on a stand etc. But for the AF problem, the small flashlight worked like a charm and only took 1 second to use and turn off.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 4 Days Ago  
Godox X Pro P and AF 360 FGZ
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Would 2 X2T's not work? One on camera and the other as a receiver with the flash mounted to its shoe?
That should allow TTL, HSS etc no?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-17-2020, 09:28 PM  
manual focus using back button focus
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
There are other lenses with screw driven focus that feature quick shift.
Both the older DA 18-55 and the DA 18-55 WR kit lenses, the DA 50-200 WR, and the HD DA 55-300 F/4-5.8 all have quick shift and are all screw driven.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-17-2020, 06:49 PM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
Not necessarily. It would take time for testing and all that fun stuff.
For the 1st one, perhaps as SRII.

For the AF, no. It would require a sensor that Pentax hasn't had until supposedly now for the K-New.

Here's a list of camera releases by year from 2015 onwards.
Pentax K-S2 (2015)
Pentax K-3 II (2015)
Pentax K-1 (2016)
Pentax K-70 (2016)
Pentax KP (2017)
Pentax K-1 II (2018)

None of those cameras have that AF system.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-17-2020, 10:15 AM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
It could be either or. When a patent gets filed, it could be for the idea with no functioning proof of concept/prototype. Or it could be that they've already created it, tested it, it works and now they want to protect the invention. There's a few things that lead me to believe it will be in the K-New.
1) They mention that it's a BSI sensor and word around the campfire (Internet) is that it's going to use a new gen BSI Sony sensor.
2) Images of the K-New show a larger AF module which makes sense for this patent.
3) The previous patent for the hybrid viewfinder system would need a different AF system to be a worthwhile implementation.
4) The camera has been delayed. Most likely due to implementing this new AF system and the new SR system and testing to make sure there's no I'll effects.
But, they could scrap some of it. They better not though, they NEED this! WE need this lol
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2020, 03:42 PM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
That does make sense. Maybe I interpreted that part incorrectly lol.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2020, 09:33 AM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
Well, as of what's available right now...
A camera that has a built in intervalometer that allows over 400 interval shots, can track the stars, 9 multi exposures, allows you to pan and rotate the sensor to adjust composition, lets you convert a jpeg into a raw file, is freeze proof, dust proof/fully weather sealed etc sounds really expensive, but we have that as Pentaxians and it's not that expensive. So even if it sounds like it is, doesn't mean it will be.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-15-2020, 08:38 PM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
In the patent it's mentioned that there's 2 different exposure levels that happen during camera operation. One during AF with the mirror down, then it changes when the mirror flips up due to the current properties of the mirror system and how much light comes after the mirror/AF sensor then the Imaging sensor. By using this new system, there's essentially 2 mirrors at differing angles. The AF sensor can read exposure and send that info to the imaging sensor so there's a consistency of the real exposure value regardless of the mirror position. It seems that they've come up with a way to use a sensor in multiple ways. The AF sensor needs light to work, it can send the exposure value that it sees to the imaging sensor which then checks it's own exposure value in relation to what both AF sensors are showing for the more direct light hitting them and averages the difference for a more accurate exposure.
Remember, this is no matter what position the mirror is in. And we've all read the threads before "Why is my exposure different in Live View than it is in the View Finder?". This will eliminate that problem since the light information will be the same no matter which mode you're using (no more components that inadvertently block some of the light like a translucent mirror strip so the AF module gets some light with the mirror down etc). It should also allow extremely low light AF to work.
At least this is my take on what the patent shows and says. They don't really explain it 100% in non engineer speak but I work with engineers every day so I can navigate pretty well through the wording.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-15-2020, 04:31 PM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
I meant similar regarding what they're trying to accomplish. It's a different means to an end result but the ideas both work the same way.
I think Pentax's way of doing this will be better due to the separation of the 2 focus sensors that are matching an image at different planes, it either lines the two images up or doesn't, there is no in between or "almost nailed focus" which in theory, should be fast to focus, incredibly accurate and reduce hunting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-14-2020, 09:29 PM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
I can see why they really didn't want to release any info regarding what they've been up to. Mind you, we don't know if this new tech will be in the K-New. On the other hand, with the recently announced delay..... Lol
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-14-2020, 07:10 PM  
Interesting Ricoh Imaging patents (2020 edition)
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 38
Views: 4,038
The first patent is a revised IBIS that eliminates the rattle noise we hear and at the same time doesn't over power the electromagnet that's used to move the sensor.
When the electromagnet gets over powered, it can cause the sensor to move too fast in comparison to the actual stabilization needs.
This new revision uses a different type of electromagnet (voice coil) with a different spool of charged wiring to allow the whole system to move at a more controlled and smoother pace than the current SR and SRII systems.

The second patent is a new AF system that uses 2 AF modules and 2 mirrors which are offset and facing different angles. The interesting things (to me) is that the new AF system is directly tied to the exposure system with linked AF points and dual Phase detect sensors that operate both while initially acquiring focus and (if I read this correctly) during the actual time the exposure is taken. IT's basically a full time dual linked Exposure/AF system. It seems that it's very similar to Canons dual pixel AF but possibly with a unique mirror and dual AF sensor placement. The benefit of this system is full time AF with real time tracking using Phase Difference AF (Strengths of Contrast Detect AF: Accuracy, and Strengths of Phase Detect: Tracking and Speed) by combining both using 2 separate modules in parallel that see the same image in 2 different ways regardless if the mirror is down or up by lining up the 2 images (the Difference in Phase) so they match. This allows full time Phase AF in live view, movie recording and using the viewfinder.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-04-2020, 10:35 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 1,408
Views: 80,429
I've sold multiple prints (24 x 36, 20 x 30, the smallest being 11 x 14) that were all shot on the K-30. No issues whatsoever. If it was Full Frame it would have allowed larger printing but for the average person, a 24 x 36 is just too large as it is. So for myself, I wouldn't gain THAT benefit from going Full Frame.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-03-2020, 05:19 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 1,408
Views: 80,429
I got what you meant. And I agree. Many incredibly talented photographers here.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-02-2020, 03:32 PM  
Freeze!
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 3
Views: 41
Thank you!
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 12-23-2019, 05:12 AM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 121
Views: 15,440
It is definitely a lens that punches way above of its weight class.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 12-22-2019, 05:45 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 121
Views: 15,440
Well, you know.... Xmas Deer.
K-3, HD DA 55-300 ED WR PLM
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-22-2019, 01:43 PM  
DA zoom club
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 2,423
Views: 335,834
K-3, HD DA 55-300 PLM
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-22-2019, 01:38 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 32,768
Views: 3,128,001
Just picked up the HD DA 55-300 PLM.

Chickadee


Rudolf?!



I can run on water!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-18-2019, 09:39 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 1,408
Views: 80,429
Oh.......
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-18-2019, 07:23 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 1,408
Views: 80,429
A close friend of mine sent me a Japanese link (to my phone) which states that the release will be (at the earliest) Summer 2020.
A name has also been revealed and it's ummmm, I really hope they're wrong about this... K-FC.
There is a working prototype, and it seems that it actually is a fixed screen. However, the only image was of the front to show the K-FC badge, so who knows what the absolute final design will be.
One thing I do know though.... This better be an otherworldly camera if it's called the K-FC. I'm really trying to refrain from Kentucky Fried Chicken jokes right now. But seriously?! K-FC? Even the Japanese site said they were disappointed because the name was unpleasant.

Translated via Google translate

***PENTAX is developing a new concept single-lens reflex camera instead of the K-3 II successor this spring The prototype model was released in autumn as a “reference exhibition”.

The camera explanation plate on the reference display says, “The highest model of a K-mount digital SLR equipped with an APS-C size image sensor”, “Product name: undecided, release date: Targeted during 2020 In development, price: undecided. * Specifications and appearance are not final. "

The release date will probably be next summer (assuming development is progressing well).

I grabbed the camera with a hand in a certain place.
Yeah, it was a nice grip. Actually it is not compared with K-3 II, but it has a firmer impression than K-3 II.

Maybe it will be released with this external design.
The LCD monitor on the back was a fixed type, so it seems that some people expect that it will be movable in the product version, but there is no hope.

When I looked closely at the body, the camera name was hidden with black tape. I thought I would peel it off and see it, but when I was disappointed, I stopped because it was unpleasant.
That means that the model name was decided a long time ago.

This is the story about this product. If you talk too much, you will get angry again.***

Original SIte link
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-18-2019, 04:58 PM  
Screw mounts
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 12
Views: 600
I have the OEM Pentax adapter. It fits 100% flush to the lens mount on the camera body. No gaps, locks in place and comes off when you squeeze the tab with your fingernail like butter.
Some things are just worth the extra for OEM, and this is one of them.
Remember, if it's not 100% flush, the focusing will be off due to the distance from the sensor. But to each their own.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-18-2019, 04:50 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 1,408
Views: 80,429
I'm not sure what smartphone you have either. my 4-5 generation old smartphone LG G4 (Single lens) had ISO, shutter speed, focus control and a pretty powerful color correct LED flash with varying output depending on the scene. My LG G5 (dual lens) added focus peaking. My current Huawei P20 Pro (triple lens) smartphone allows control of ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Focus and offers optical, hybrid and digital zoom.

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Not sure what generation Smartphone is being referenced either although it must be more recent as multi lenses were mentioned.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-14-2019, 09:12 PM  
Do we calculate Aperture to when using FF lenses on Crop Bodies?
Posted By Kobie
Replies: 152
Views: 3,521
Nobody in here has both a K1 and crop Pentax?
I tried doing an absolute comparison from my point and shoot super zoom but the issue is that the field of view on that camera was actually wider than the the K-3 at basically the same focal legth. The super zoom has a 1.2/5 sensor. And an apparent 38mm wide focal length. But that did not measure up at all to the field of view on my K-3 at 40mm (there was no 38 mm). The only way to get an answer that will satisfy is to use two cameras with different sensor sizes with the the same same lens set at the same focal legth.
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