New K3 image - interesting!


Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 02:27
mirror needs to be down for phase AF
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
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jules

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 07:34
Mike-P wrote:
jules wrote:

I want one but the only way to get it for the moment would be to part with my K5IIs BG4 and probably my 50-135, too high a price!

I am at this moment taking pictures of my Canon fit Sigma 50-500mm OS to post in the for sale thread on another forum.

Seriously wish I had enough gear to spare something! I've currently got four lenses (Soon to be five), none of which I want to part with because I'd just end up buying em again. I suppose if the K3 is really that good, I could eventually part with the K5IIs and grip, to get one but I want two bodies eventually, as I've pretty much had reliablility problems with every camera brand I've tried over the last five years. Best way to get a second body is to not sell the first one, which only leaves the grip as a possible spare part not much of a deposit really...
Cheers Jules...

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Last Edited by jules on 07/10/2013 - 07:36

robbiec

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 10:12
Smeggypants wrote:
robbiec wrote:
This is looking more and more like a worthy flagship and fantastic partner to the magical optics available in our system. Bit depressed that I can be in Watford on Wednesday now. Looks like they've taken on board most of the typical long standing Pentaxian's wishlist. Improved AF, better sensor, dual cards, better processing and all the while keeping probably the best sized and ergonomically laid out Dslr on the market.

No indication of this yet.

My fingers remain crossed though.






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I am making a presumption that Pentax have only now moved to this sensor because they believe that it is equal or better than the 16MP version, could be that they needed the last year to get to grips with dealing with the sensor output in the the Pentax way or there has been an improvement in the manufacturing process at Sony and the current revision has finally matched Pentax's standards.

I am pretty confident though while at the same time keeping my fingers crossed.
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Last Edited by robbiec on 07/10/2013 - 10:13

Algernon

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 10:23
The New RICOH K-3 Looks G-R-E-A-T!

http://i.imgur.com/oxCBwf8.jpg

I hope it has Schneider Lenses

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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 07/10/2013 - 10:24

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 10:32
Yeah Algi, I guess if you're feeling all crestfallen cos there's no bad news to report, you can always make something up in Photoshop!
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 07/10/2013 - 10:32

Algernon

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 11:02
Looks better than Pentax on the front and Ricoh on the back...
which is silly!.... plus it's the future!
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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 07/10/2013 - 11:03

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 11:10
If Panasonic cameras sport a great big LUMIX logo on the 'prism', why shouldn't Ricoh cameras use the PENTAX trademark in the same way? Plus on the lenses too. It makes marketing sense to me.

This goes back to the old days where Pentax was a trademark of the AOC, not the name of the company itself.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 07/10/2013 - 11:12

michaelblue

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 11:18
I know which name I'd rather have on the front of my camera.....the one I've always had
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Algernon

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 11:53
Fiat own Ferrari so why shouldn't they put a Fiat Badge
in the centre of the steering wheel

Also a big "Welcome to Fiat" mat would look good
at the entrance door to all Ferrari dealers

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

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joostdh

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:10
Not sure if this was posted yet but here it is on Ricoh's website:
http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3
Pentax K-1| Pentax K-01 | D-FA 28-105mm | FA 28mm F2.8 | FA 35mm F2.0 | FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd | FA 50mm F1.4 | FA 50mm F2.8 Macro | FA* 85mm F1.4 | FA 100mm F2.8 Macro | DA* 200mm F2.8 | Pentax AF 540FGZ

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:17
Algernon wrote:
Fiat own Ferrari so why shouldn't they put a Fiat Badge
in the centre of the steering wheel

Same reason Ricoh are keeping the Pentax name up front, perhaps? Mind you, Ricoh are no Fiat; they have quite a bit of credibility right now.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 07/10/2013 - 13:19

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:18
joostdh wrote:
Not sure if this was posted yet but here it is on Ricoh's website:
http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3

Great!

Quote:
Harness the summit of the K-mount with the PENTAX K-3.

Nice
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Mongoose

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:35
no mention of custom functions for expanded ISO, so looks like 1 stop less ISO at the top end than the K5. Otherwise pretty sweet, looking forward to seeing some reviews.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:48
Had a quick glance .... What a machine! there's a lot to take in. I think the big surprise is new approach to the aa filter issue .... This has no filter but instead you can activate a kind of as filter simulator which uses subsonic vibrations. That's a new thing isn't it?
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 07/10/2013 - 13:49

Mongoose

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:55
certainly not something I've heard of before and they're claiming a world first.

If it works, it'll be the best of both worlds
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