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This is just sad.

Discussion in 'Other Interchangeable-Lens Systems' started by Julien, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Just looks like a re-run on the K-x with its many colours. Kai will rip it to shreds as he did with the K-x and K-r. And most Pentaxians will ignore it. As long as it comes in black, I wouldnt care. If it came with the capacity to use AA batteries, I might even buy one.

    And its still only a rumour. Those multicolour things go really well in Japan. Not so much elsewhere.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I keep thinking I'd like a DSLR to complement my X100. The K-5 is too rich for my blood and the K-01 has no viewfinder. I waffle on the K-r.....maybe this K-z or whatever it is could be the ticket.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks Stanley.....I tried one out and for me the deal breaker between the Kx and the Kr is the little illuminted box in the viewfinder showing you where your focal point actually is. It may seem minor, but it's the difference of whether your subject is in focus or not. I have the same issue when I use the optical viewfinder on the X100. When I really stop down and have a bigger DOF, I don;t mind being a little off, but I like shooting pretty wide open, so when you miss your focus.....you really miss it.
     
  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    call me old fashioned but I like my black DSLR's
     
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    To be honest I'm sorta glad I jumped ship - Pentax appears to be on a steep downward trajectory. If only the spectre of FA Ltd lenses didn't haunt me :blush:

    P.S., Pentax would get some kudos if they named it the "K-B". Most iconic Aussie beer now gone the way of the dodo I believe :frown:
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Say hello to the newest Pentaxian..... a used white K-r is heading my way. We'll see what happens when Luke Skywalker meets the stormtrooper.
     
  8. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I had and gave away a K100D Super, very very nice image maker but I standardized on Olympus, Luke I bet you love it.
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'll wait and see. If this is a low end, i.e., below the K-01 in price, DSLR for the masses at a good price then it makes good marketing sense. Not every camera needs to directed at the Pentax faithful, especially if they follow it up with a K-5 successor. I could see the line being, low end DSLR, mirrorless, high end DSLR.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    You're gonna love it. Next stop, B&H for lenses. Is it just the body, or body and 18-55 kit? Either way you should *immediately* invest in the matching 35mm f/2.4 which is small, light and has brilliant IQ from all accounts, and I believe the new 50mm when its released is also going to come in colours :)

    For lens example shots, there are two places to look
    The Pentax Photo Gallery

    And
    The Pentax Forums Lens Sample Archives
     
  11. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    Pentax make lovely cameras -I have tried canon 350d,450d,50d and nikon and I prefer my k20d to the lot of them - especially for the colour the photos produce but what I cant understand about the k 01 is that there is no viewfinder ,not even an attacable one !!! as well as that why get a designer to design a camera and not a photographer ?
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Don't get me started, Nikki!! I adore my Pentax stuff too, and to be absolutely honest, still prefer my K200D to the K-x and K-r (but its neck and neck with the K-5). I cannot imagine what Pentax were *thinking*. Someone dropped the ball on that one.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks Sue, I got it with the kit 18-55. I also have an old Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f1.4. For now, that'll be enough to see if it will satisfy my needs before I add a lens or 2 to the line-up.

    If I fall in love with it, I'll sell off my m4/3 kit to finance other lens purchases.
     
  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Oh, OK. I'm just about to pull the trigger on a cheap as chips lens from ebay. Not a pentax, its a HorusBennu, never heard of it before a couple of months back, but have now seen some samples on flickr and although its got a bit of a quirky bokeh, looks pretty good to me for $56AUDand free shipping :) I guess you'd call it a throwaway.
     
  15. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    it is ok I am Goth-in-Recovery :wink:
     
  16. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    the kit lens is really quite good, is that one of the radioactive taks?
    They are SHARP!!!!
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    yes, yes....precious Earth Elements and all that jazz (I love that I'm bringing radio active stuff into the house and my wife doesn't about it....tee hee). I have an old one I got when I picked up a Spotmatic last summer and used it once in awhile on my m4/3 cams and LOVED the way it rendered. I recently found a super mint one so bought a second one. Here it is mounted on a PEN with some extension tubes for some macro work.....

    dead bee vs. Super Takumar by Lukinosity (not around much..... too much work), on Flickr
     
  18. arachide

    arachide SC Regular

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    Feb 15, 2012
    I guess this is a good time to share a photo of my none too subtle k-x.
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    Orange by Arachide, on Flickr

    When I saw that the k-x was going to be offered in orange, I had to have one. I was a bit disappointed it wasn't as vivid as I had hoped. (less neon, more sherbert) While I do wish the shutter didn't make such a racket and that the battery life wasn't so short, I do love the way images look with it. 98% of the time I have the 35/2.4 attached to it.
     
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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That orange is GREAT....and the strap finishes it perfectly. I'm colorblind when it comes to cameras. I love them all (except for pink).