What I really wish Pentax would do

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Alex Sarbu
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Re: Why Pentax?
In reply to ET2, 5 months ago

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SirSeth wrote:

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RichRMA wrote:

Put out a mirror-less based on the K3, which IMO, is the finest APS-C DSLR there is. Just make the body thinner, so we aren't stuck in the Pentax lens straight-jacket. I've got over 100 lenses I can use with mirror-less bodies and would love Pentax's version of something like this. Build an electronic adapter to use the current lenses in AF mode, it's easy, you just need contacts.

Well, you like mirrorless cameras so I'm not surprised. But... why? There are many MILC makers, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Fuji, Leica, JK Kodak, Canon - that are making APS-C or m4/3 cameras, can't you find something to your liking?

Yet there are only 3 DSLR manufacturers left

Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, Leica, and Hasselblad make DSLRs.

I stand corrected: there are only 3 small format DSLR manufacturers left: Pentax, Canon and Nikon.

Sony's SLTs are not DSLRs (since they're using an electronic viewfinder), Olympus gave up on DSLRs (no 4/3 product since 2010), Leica and Hasselblad have DSLR product in their line-up but those are medium format.

Sony announces SLT-A77 II high-end APS-C A-mount fixed-mirror DSLR

Well, that's the title anyway, and it's certainly not a mirrorless camera. But there is no reflex either. It is single lens electronic?

There is reflex. The mirror reflects some of the light to AF sensor.

Not everything with a mirror is a SLR.

Do you have list of cameras that had mirrors but were not SLRs?

A notable camera type is the Twin Lens Reflex. Rangefinders can also employ the usage of mirrors. That's common knowledge, btw

A77 doesn't not have twin mirrors. It has a single mirror, so it's an SLR.

You do not know what a Twin Lens Reflex camera is, I'm not surprised though. A TLR has one mirror.

Your example actually doesn't help your case. The correct statement should be this: Not everything with an OVF is a DSLR.

It's your lack of knowledge and unwillingness to learn at fault here, not my examples.

Indeed, it's a question of definition and the "Single Lens Reflex" precisely defines a certain type of optical viewfinder system.

I have really no beef with calling them DSLT. I think there is nothing inherently wrong with the word "DSLR" either as none of these 4 letters refer to an optical viewfinder.

  • Digital
  • Single
  • Lens
  • Reflex

All SLT cameras have all four properties.

And I will say again, there is historical context and meaning behind that designation - which you're continuing to ignore. View camera, twin lens reflex, rangefinder, single lens reflex - they're not mere letters which can be twisted to your liking, all of them are referring to a certain kind of viewing system.

But it's pointless to argue with you; you're always starting discussions with your mind already made up (usually to something completely wrong) and won't ever listen to others' arguments.

Alex

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