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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 5 Hours Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
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Most people I know who collect stuff do it for the joy of the collection itself - not to make a profit.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10 Hours Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 420
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Might as well just give up on cameras altogether, then, if the only people willing to buy a camera are over a certain age.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 Day Ago  
Fuji GFX100s - 100MP Cropped Medium Format for under $6,000??
Posted By Serkevan
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Definitely processing.

DSCF0301 | ????????? | Flickr (random image by typing GFX 100 on the search box). Not overly saturated IMO.

According to PhotonstoPhotos, the GFX100 has 0.8 stops of DR over the K-1. There's no way it isn't the simple fact that trendy landscape photography is high-saturation HDR-like looks.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 420
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And I'm commenting that it looks better than the normal one... which it does :p:D
It's almost like it's a subjective thing.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 197
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Or the product lines get consolidated into one entry-level camera (KP-level construction, K-70 features and body?).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 420
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I personally like the rubber work much more than the standard one, and the grip is cool as well. Aesthetically, I'd rather have the J-Limited. The only objectionable parts IMO are the clip-on prism covers, and those are removable.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
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Views: 24,011
I do, but if the model brings in money and the design doesn't take resources from the main team (the J Limited is a joint venture, so it wouldn't be manpower for Pentax anyway) then it's a net positive.

They've done the KP Limited before - presumably it was profitable enough to make this look like a good idea. Ricoh doesn't seem to make things to not sell lately. The Japanese market has a place for very - ehm, eclectic things from the Western point of view.


And seriously, the Titanium LX color without the prism overhangs would go great with the FA Limiteds... but it's ridiculously expensive.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
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This takes up barely any resources. I'd be willing to bet that after they sell a 100 copies they'll have recouped the cost.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By Serkevan
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"In progress" might mean "actively worked on to bring to production". The camera might well have the component list and specs already drafted. The pentaprism of the K-3iii might already be worked on to adjust for FF, the new mirror/shutter assemblies might be being tested, etc.

Once the basic building blocks are sorted out "the camera" can go from design to prototype fairly quickly - seeing as the AF system will likely be the K-3iii's one (therefore not needing major work), the electronics will also probably be lifted from the same camera, etc... I wouldn't worry.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 197
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The only thing I can think about is that Nikon had already made a deal with Sony for the following X camera models and they aren't willing to put more money on the table to change sensors to this new one now.

From purely a money standpoint it doesn't make sense, no.

---------- Post added 03-05-21 at 03:42 AM ----------



Doubtful. The K-70 and K-3iii have OSPDAF.


Maybe the full framers will carry on without it to further differentiate and go for maximum, uncompromised IQ. But I expect some measure of OSPDAF to be present in all future cameras.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
There's a K-70 successor that will be coming relatively soon, if he's right. Shouldn't take long considering that the hard part (K-3iii) is done. I'd guess R&D is probably well underway for that one. Then K-1iii and lenses in the meantime.


I'm basically set for my needs so the only thing I'm really looking forward to is the D FA 21.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 420
Views: 24,011
Some of you are clearly too old to appreciate the extravagance of the design :lol: :p

If I had a sack of money lying around I'd go to Japan, get the metallic one with silver D FA* set, have a fortnight of photo taking and worry about customs later :D
Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
I feel an explosion in megapixels coming now
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 128
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Don't get me started on that. Instagram is the equivalent of putting an image through a blender, then setting the resulting paste on fire, then quenching it with acid :D:D:D:p

But, since with the K-1 I get lovely large prints when I want to, it's all good...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
Tanaka san - Wakashiro san online seminar about K-3 III (CP+ 2021)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 134
Views: 11,661
I mean, there was a logical follow up to the K-7/5/3 series... :p
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
I'd say it's either "Please Help. Dying" or "Probably a horrible Decision" :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
My PhD has already been exactly that*, so... business as usual :D:D:D:D:D

*I was supposed to work exclusively on upscaling and automation of a known production process, ended up developing new materials for a different application... now we're supposed to go back to large-scale production stuff, so I'm happy :).
Forum: General Talk 4 Days Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 457
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The Pfizer production lines are still under construction AFAIK, should ramp up production this month by a lot... and AZ is serving the UK first. The EU should start tightening some screws... at this rate I'll get the vaccine in [checks calendar] 4 years. I'm not even joking - Germany has applied about 6 million doses, in two months, for a country that needs 170 million.
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
Agh, that sounds like a massive, unnecessarily messy mess... luckily ours is just "regular" funding towards the topic. And in any case, it's not my neck on the line if things go sour with the scope of the project :D.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Days Ago  
Tanaka san - Wakashiro san online seminar about K-3 III (CP+ 2021)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 134
Views: 11,661
Oh, I meant only in terms of denoising for single shots (like the AU works now) - pixel shift is an entirely different matter.
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
This is an R&D project - there are no specifics on the deliverables yet. I have a year and a half to improve some aspects of the performance, hammer out the wrinkles in manufacturing and it ought to be good to go. I don't plan to stay here forever anyway... it's a springboard back to industry in Project Engineering and R&D - the only reason I even started the PhD.

I'm also not gonna be subjected to the whims of the professor wanting publications which is a big plus.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Days Ago  
Tanaka san - Wakashiro san online seminar about K-3 III (CP+ 2021)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 134
Views: 11,661
There's not a lot that you need to do to an ISO 100 image - I sincerely doubt the strength of the denoising is gonna be nearly as strong as the one applied at ISO 1600, for example.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
HD Pentax 31mm F1.8, 43mm F1.9 and 77mm F1.8 Limited lenses dilemma.............
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 51
Views: 2,139
I, in fact, end up cropping most photos to either 5:7 ratios (when printing) or 16:9 - for use as wallpapers.
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
Oof, talk about bad luck :confused::confused:

---------- Post added 03-03-21 at 03:13 AM ----------



So is this a good moment to bring up the "From Berlin to Warsaw in one tank" thingy? :D:D
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
I already had to do that before, so business as usual... Only with proper pay :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 86,092
Views: 3,477,582
In other news, my research group has received a grant for an R&D project - large scale production of energy storage devices.

That means I don't have to freak out about the impending unemployment before finishing the [expletives] degree... and that I'll have a job working on something more practical for a year and spare change. Should be good for the CV. Terrible for LBA, though :lol:.
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