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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Hours Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By reh321
Replies: 420
Views: 24,011
Thank you for the information.
Hopefully that is a rare problem.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Hours Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By reh321
Replies: 420
Views: 24,011
When I get one, what should I look out for to make sure it is not also a lemon??
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Hours Ago  
Pentax Lens Tournament: Nominate your favorite lens by January 15th
Posted By reh321
Replies: 325
Views: 28,254
Every few days I vote for another ten pairs, but it will take me forever to cast all votes I am "entitled" to make.
Are you waiting until one of them 'breaks' away?

@Adam; please end this thing!!
I have plans to purchase a lens, but I won't do so until I know that it isn't the winner, or - if it is the winner - that you won't pay for it.
Forum: Pentax K-01 12 Hours Ago  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By reh321
Replies: 168
Views: 10,965
Look at the title of this thread.
We are addressing the question asked - not whining,
If I wanted to use a 'sunshade' it would be different - but if they had added an EVF I wouldn't have needed it.
Instead, I got a K-30 which did need a 'sunshade'.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12 Hours Ago  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By reh321
Replies: 2,867
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A photo from a few months ago, back when snow still carpeted the area.
Here is a Squirrel taking the high route to breakfast.
If this were me, I would be more careful, but I was no good in gymnastics, and he is a squirrel.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 13 Hours Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By reh321
Replies: 420
Views: 24,011
No, the "intended audience" are Japanese collectors who put them in cabinets or on fireplace mantles and dust them off occasionally.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 13 Hours Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
and MILC's in general did not succeed.
Sony's first success was the A6000, which came about the time I joined here, and it did have an EVF, for example.
Canon's EOS-M2 was an Orient-only model - they started seeing general success only after they added an EVF to later M-line models.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 13 Hours Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
When I joined here, I was a Canon DSLR user exploring options.
Canon had an EOS-M camera, but it too was LCD only, much to the disappointment of non-Oriental Canon users.
I considered the K-01, but using a Q-7 convinced me i would be unhappy with that arrangement.
There has been a lot of discussion in 'mirrorless' section here about the "failure" of the K-01.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/138-pentax-k-01/399746-k-01-why-did-not-suceed.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/147-pentax-mirrorless-cameras/408705-ric...visit-k01.html
Various reasons have been proposed - I remain convinced that lack of an EVF was a major shortcoming.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 13 Hours Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
Size is a strawman.
Yes, wide-angle lenses can be made smaller, but telephoto lenses are longer.
The real advantages are in mechanical simplicity and in what can be added to the {electronic} viewfinder.
Pentax seems to be adding to the viewfinder.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 17 Hours Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
My point is they do not need a shorter flange distance.
Flange distance is not chained to format like framing and perspective are chained together for prime lenses.
They can use a smaller flange distance, thereby gaining a smaller body and often larger lenses.
The point to using the same flange distance by Pentax is that right now there is a limit to their ability to develop new lenses, and they seem to be at that limit already.

Looking at Pentax's development of K-mount lenses over the last few years, developing even more lenses would be a problem, and I don't see any benefit of requiring that purchasers use an adapter with every lens.

You continue to make your point over and over again, but it really is immaterial.
I have made my point, and will stick to it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 17 Hours Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
MILC does not require a new mount. It simply allows a new mount, because a shorter flange distance allows the camera to be even smaller.

Pentax could use a different mount if they went MILC, but they could always use the same mount if they chose - they would simply have slightly larger cameras {and smaller lenses for certain focal lengths}.
It would be their choice which way to go.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By reh321
Replies: 420
Views: 24,011
However, it does have 'HD' coating already, so your words should encourage them.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By reh321
Replies: 420
Views: 24,011
I don’t think I would be satisfied with any one focal length,
so I guess I should get the DA 20-40mm.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 Day Ago  
Canon R1
Posted By reh321
Replies: 17
Views: 466
A global shutter would be very nice.
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By reh321
Replies: 457
Views: 17,499
Yes, they did call their waiting list first.
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By reh321
Replies: 457
Views: 17,499
Indiana, the official in charge of vaccines has said rescheduling should be avoided at all costs, so they are very conservative in how scheduling is done.
For example, my second Moderna shot was scheduled for 30 days - instead of 28 days - after the first, because their current scheduling is based on their past experience of vaccine deliveries.
Forum: Pentax Q 1 Day Ago  
What if Pentax makes the next Q a DSLR?
Posted By reh321
Replies: 37
Views: 1,593
I'm not sure that would be true if they would use the technology developed for the K-3iii - and my Canon Elph had a truly small viewfinder image - every sign tells us that Pentax has already given upon the Q-mount, but it is an interesting 'thought experiment'.
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By reh321
Replies: 457
Views: 17,499
My younger daughter was given an appointment for her second shot as soon as she received her first one, even though she received her first one only because they had unused vaccine ready-to-go and she gave them some place to put it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
Any time I am out-and-about with my camera, I am 'having fun".
Yesterday, for example, I drove around the state 'having fun" with my Q-7.
It doesn't have to be the 'latest and greatest' camera.
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By reh321
Replies: 457
Views: 17,499
Our younger daughter is the only non-first-born in the family; she is also very good at networking.

Yesterday she got a call from a 'friend' who works at a clinic located in a neighborhood where the people are not very good at keeping appointments.
"I have two shots left - in half an hour I need to either put them in arms or trash them. I have already called our waiting list. If you can get here in 30 minutes, one of them can go to you."
She did and she did,
So, of the three couples, only the older daughter {her husband was vaccinated in the J&J trial} and the husband of our younger daughter have not received at least one shot now.

In the two days since I got my second shot, I have felt a tad tired and felt chills a few times - nothing that prevents me from living normally.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
and they would have cost money focusing on a relatively few customers - money which Ricoh may have had better uses for.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
2021 CP+ going online only
Posted By reh321
Replies: 197
Views: 14,272
The main thing they say is that they want their users to be ‘having fun’.
I don’t see how their going mirrorless would contradict that.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 2 Days Ago  
Ricoh should revisit K01
Posted By reh321
Replies: 113
Views: 8,787
The other manufacturers have a series of new lenses for their new MILC mount.
Honestly, I was never impressed by Pentax's K-to-Q adapter.
If they developed a new mount for new MILC(s),
looking at how slow they have been to release new DFA lenses,
I seriously question whether they could {in a timely fashion} develop new lenses for the new mount
[u]plus[/u-] a new adapter that would allow the new MILC(s) to operate K-mount lenses full-functionally,
even for the easy case - an adapter for KAF4 lenses only.
Forum: Pentax DSLR and Camera Articles 2 Days Ago  
Sticky: A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY: Development of the solenoid in Pentax cameras
Posted By reh321
Replies: 48
Views: 10,307
and only cameras with the last one {#3} seem to have aperture control failures?
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By reh321
Replies: 457
Views: 17,499
In theory, if your area has n% the population of NYC, your area should get n% as much vaccine, so you should have as much competition as they do, but it doesn’t seem to be working that way.

Saying any more would probably make a Moderator grumpy.
All I know is that when my Governor said I was eligible, I was able to schedule a shot in a couple of weeks - and then schedule a follow-up in 30 days.
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