Update on new APS-C apparently


1stEverPentax

Link Posted 14/05/2020 - 23:00
Seems like there will be a pre-recorded video update on new APS-C flagship and 85 f1.4 12:00 Japan time tomorrow. Hopefully it hasn't been cancelled although a further delay wouldn't be unexpected.

Nigelk

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 07:20
I hope this link takes you to the video. Some interesting developments.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/event/2020/cp_ref/?fbclid=IwAR1xO2mfnldsn...

Spoiler alert. At last a replacement for the hit and miss DA* 16-50 HURRAH!
Last Edited by Nigelk on 15/05/2020 - 07:22

RobL

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 08:15
So, three new lenses including the DFA 85 f1.4mm. I guess the new *series DA zoom will be launched with the new camera which now looks like the end of this year. A new 21mm Limited which looks juicy! In talking about the new APS-C body it was as if mirrorless had never happened, concentrating on the improved optical viewfinder; it turns out the sensor below the eyepiece just dims the rear screen when using the viewfinder. Good news about improved tracking focus and a joystick to move the focus point but nothing else given away. It would have been good to hear the justification for staying with the DSLR format as this will be the main criticism from the reviewers.

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 09:25
That 21mm Limited!! where is the :love: emoticon?
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colinB

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 16:44
As much as i'm pleased there is going to be a new apsc camera the fact that there is no articulating or even tilting screen is a deal breaker for me. A real shame because I like apsc cameras but the KP doesn't quite do it for me. So what to do next that is the quandary.
Pentax K3, Pentax K5-11, Pentax K7, Pentax K100D Super, DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6, DA*60-250 F4, DA 50mm f1.8, DA 35mm f2.4 50mm f1.7K M, 50mm f2 M, Tamron SP90mm f2.5 macro M, Tamron AF 70mm-300mm f4-5.6, Yongnuo flashes, Yongnuo triggers, remote release.

Nigelk

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 17:31
colinB wrote:
As much as i'm pleased there is going to be a new apsc camera the fact that there is no articulating or even tilting screen is a deal breaker for me. A real shame because I like apsc cameras but the KP doesn't quite do it for me. So what to do next that is the quandary.

You're a tough cookie to please colinB. Just spend your hard earned on the new lenses and stick them on your K5II. I stumped up for the new DA* 11-18mm, if the new DA* 16-50mm is built of the same stuff it will be a fantastic lens.
I enjoy the benefit of a twist and swivel screen on my K-S2, I don't use it often but every now and then it is invaluable. I still have my K5II but always pick up the K-S2 despite the better functionality of the K5II. If you want a new camera body what about the very well regarded K70? It will save you a small fortune on the cost of the K-new.
I will point out, I know it looks like the K-new has a fixed screen but, as yet there has been no official specification on what screen set up it will be, hopefully we'll find out for sure in the near future.

SteveF

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 17:42
colinB wrote:
As much as i'm pleased there is going to be a new apsc camera the fact that there is no articulating or even tilting screen is a deal breaker for me. A real shame because I like apsc cameras but the KP doesn't quite do it for me. So what to do next that is the quandary.

+1 for this. I have a KS2 and a K70; I wouldn't be without an articulating rear screen now.
Last Edited by SteveF on 15/05/2020 - 17:43

pschlute

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 19:48
colinB wrote:
As much as i'm pleased there is going to be a new apsc camera the fact that there is no articulating or even tilting screen is a deal breaker for me. A real shame because I like apsc cameras but the KP doesn't quite do it for me. So what to do next that is the quandary.

Do your current cameras have a tilting screen ?
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colinB

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 21:00
No they don't and it is something I increasingly want for low level macro or any low level type shots. A long time ago I had the old Olympus 8080 and that had a tilting screen and I find I am increasingly missing it. I just think with Fuji, Sony and Panasonic all having them it should really be a standard feature. I can only hope that they get enough feedback to reconsider not putting one on.
Pentax K3, Pentax K5-11, Pentax K7, Pentax K100D Super, DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6, DA*60-250 F4, DA 50mm f1.8, DA 35mm f2.4 50mm f1.7K M, 50mm f2 M, Tamron SP90mm f2.5 macro M, Tamron AF 70mm-300mm f4-5.6, Yongnuo flashes, Yongnuo triggers, remote release.

RobL

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 21:01
The video only highlighted the viewfinder and tracking focus, nothing was said about the rear screen tilting or otherwise, nor the sensor, nor other features. It was to whet the appetite but too soon to give out the full spec.

pschlute

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 21:31
colinB wrote:
No they don't and it is something I increasingly want for low level macro or any low level type shots. A long time ago I had the old Olympus 8080 and that had a tilting screen and I find I am increasingly missing it. I just think with Fuji, Sony and Panasonic all having them it should really be a standard feature. I can only hope that they get enough feedback to reconsider not putting one on.

K1 has the best tilting screen and has been around for 4 years now.
Peter



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colinB

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 21:52
Yes and I would have to consider that but I just like apsc size bodies I had really hoped the new one would be really high spec with a tilting screen. The only other option would be to go to Fuji. Like I said it's a quandary. I just cant get my head around them omitting it with all the competition about.
Pentax K3, Pentax K5-11, Pentax K7, Pentax K100D Super, DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6, DA*60-250 F4, DA 50mm f1.8, DA 35mm f2.4 50mm f1.7K M, 50mm f2 M, Tamron SP90mm f2.5 macro M, Tamron AF 70mm-300mm f4-5.6, Yongnuo flashes, Yongnuo triggers, remote release.

MrB

Link Posted 15/05/2020 - 22:05
pschlute wrote:

K1 has the best tilting screen and has been around for 4 years now.

In what way(s) do you consider it to be the best, Peter?

Philip
Last Edited by MrB on 15/05/2020 - 22:06

Mannesty

Link Posted 16/05/2020 - 07:16
I'm hoping they will include a focus stacking function. Others have done it, but not Ricoh/Pentax as yet.
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pschlute

Link Posted 16/05/2020 - 10:01
MrB wrote:
pschlute wrote:

K1 has the best tilting screen and has been around for 4 years now.

In what way(s) do you consider it to be the best, Peter?

Philip

Because it is fully articulating. So in addition to the 90 degree viewing angle when looking down on the screen from above, you have 45 degree angle from below and from both left and right.. The last two are very handy when the sun is behind you so you can stop reflections on the screen.
Peter



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