Pat Cullinan Jr: Just kill me. :/
sorry, but i first read your post as "... can i hit that grip with stupid flashing LEDs?"
Julian: Isn't there a danger that the green leds light will creep into low light shots?
How low the light ?
they are behind the lens and will mostly be covered by fingers so no trouble, i think.
If you consider they may not be covered by fingers, i guess you are thinking of camera on tripod. for those kinds of low light picture, i wouldn't know if they will creep into the shot and wouldn't care.
as a good practice, i would turn them off for long exposure pictures. but this isn't because they are camera LED. it is because i try to minimize all light around the camera... stuff on me included!
Andrew Butterfield: Bit of a disappointment to discover this is just another DSLR underneath the disco lights and lycra. Pentax have experience of offering serious cameras in silly colours so it must work for them, but it smacks a bit of desperation when what they really needed was a more compact mirrorless system.
head band, big hair, and leg warmersyou don't know the fun you're missing...
RichRMA: Didn't they used to call these "idiot lights" on a car's dashboard?
'idiot lights' are the things that would light up when oil pressure or battery charge was low.
they were called 'idiot lights', i think, because it was often too late to do anything once the light came on... little warning, just dangerously low oil pressure or dead battery.
most of them are red for 'uh-oh'a few were typically yellow for 'i aint taking in for service until i see red'
cars still got them, they just don't need to light up often or the infos are presented another way than light.
i don't recall ever seeing any green idiot lightsgreen gives a positive feedback for a negative event. bad policy to reward someone with green for letting the oil get low in the car.
so, i don't think the LED on the camera are idiot lights. wouldn't make sense.
KL Matt: Looks like a poor unsuspecting K5 got some bizarre disco mirrorless rammed down its throat and unfortunately lived to tell about it.
and how to believe him if he said he ate it ?
i am sure we would have some picture as evidence. maybe a video with some grunting and begging. if the video shows actual mastication how do we know it is KL Matt and not an intern ???
i call fake eating video before i see it
ShutterNot: Does it take pictures too ?
photographs & video only, i believeyou would expect pics & vids, at leastnot sure what they are thinking
sunhorse: I'm glad these are green LEDs! Thank goodness they didn't use those tacky blue, or heaven forbid, red LEDs!
i think a lighted ring around the shutter release is red when video is selected and green when stills is selected
green LED be green and green only
ConanFuji: I guess the Ricoh fanboys were craving for green coloured lights in their macros....
I don't expect they will be strong enough to add light in a practical way.
A couple other people have wondered if they might help with macros... I might have understood people confusing them with AF assist lights..
happy guardian: It's got the FLU. I ponder whether there is a marketing department at Pentax or Ricoh or whatever the name of the company is.
They must haveWireless Adapter Card was banned
dyoon153: On MRSP - I don't think Pentax have a 14-42mm lens... typo from copying and paste? It should be 18-55mm, unless they are releasing a new lens.
The new kit lens when collapsedStill 18-55 in use so not all that exciting
Michael Piziak: Yet again, a new Pentax camera that sticks with the same k-mount that they've been making since 1975 [film cameras].
Kudos to Pentax !
Unlike Canon & Nikon that changed their lens mount when they went digital - making them basically proprietary as the old lens wouldn't work on the new Canon or Nikon dslr.
Also Kudos to Pentax for keeping the image stabilization in the camera - so all those old lens, since 1975, which still fit on the camera and allow the user to still have shake reduction as they shoot !
I am happy to see the enthusiasm!
Canon did change their mount.They changed when they went AF, though...This was in 89 or so.I don't remember... I have one of the last FD bodies
They had T80 (?) with AF in FD mount.Then on with AF with the new FD-E EHS or E-FD or whatever it is now mount.
Marty4650: Everyone.... disco!
and now... vee dance
HowaboutRAW: I like the promise of 20MP instead of 24MP.
But if those front lights don't turn off, I guess gaffer's tape will be in order.
Now I wish Zeiss would go back to selling Pentax mount MF lenses for this system.
The on/off switch for LEDs is in the same place as the "missing" (there but never found by reviewers) ISO button for the K20
racketman: Can they be powered on for constant light assist in macro work?
May be possible to turn them on all the time.However, I doubt they will contribute much light.. not in a practical way.
Without doubt, they will light a scene, but I imagine the light levels they provide will take quite a long exposure. I use a bright Zebralight and it only helps replace flash at a couple feet, wide aperture, and fairly slow shutter. It is useful as fill for night pictures of many, many seconds.
The LED on this camera are surely not headlamp bright.. why would they be. With small aperture for close up work... I don't think they will contribute noticeable light...
A couple weeks ago, I though the Premium (or whatever the name of the most costly) account included space on this advertising site...
I may misremember and perhaps the cost was much reduced for the premium account... In any case, I am sure it was not an additional $300+ on top..
A couple weeks ago, looked like a nice value added service for Premium. At $300, for a limited time, the service requires more careful thought.
If I am correct that the ad space was previously included with Premium, I guess they have reached some tipping point in participation to justify selling it as a stand-alone.
My Q has always been 'how do customers know to search Photographer Central?'...
IonPortraits: I haven't read the rest of the opinions here and I am far from an expert on the field but common sense dictates that without the photographer the monkey wouldn't be in the position to take this selfie. He should at least be able to have a share of any income this picture will bring to others who will use it in the future.
Half the pictures I take have clearly identifiable subjects. Half the remainder have subjects not clear and the remainder have no clear subject.
For the parties of the first part, I suppose I do always get a release but hadn't thought of it quite that way...
I have received consent to perform in the form of dislocated fingers, strained muscles, dirty clothes and even knowing looks. All God's creation acknowledges my attempt to record by leaving some mark on my body/stuff/psyche. Only the higher forms use an 'X' or a signature.
I have a closet full of torn clothing and broken gear, all testament to some landscape or slug or flower consenting to my trespass...
I had always considered these things a 'payment' of a 'price'. I suppose they are simply best effort of a Corbett signing a contract. Shouldn't fault a slippery rock for its method of recognition.
Given proper thought, it is clear that relationships are made along every path through life. Not all with breathing things.
No.No discussion of model rights. Discussion of rights for the being pulling the trigger, yes.
I'll stop short of explaining to you what you meant by your comment and withdraw ;^)
Computer Whiz: I think it was a bad monkey stealing the camera. He needs to spank the monkey!
don't you monkey with the monkey
sixtiesphotographer: That is one handsome monkey with a great smile.
If I looked like that, I'd've been married by now.
I immediately think of an actor in a movie called Raising Arizona.
Vitruvius, search either 'conception' or 'intent' to hop down the page to a post that describes the issue at hand.