iso rivolta

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  • If it has a metal cover, the GPS can't be located there. The details of K-new's construction (screws, lugs) suggest it is made the same way as the other Pentaxes that have a metal top panel. And ...
  • We can infer that the top panel of the K-new is metal. You can see that the top panel needs no additional lateral screws as in K-1 and KP, which have plastic top panels. Furthermore, the right ...
  • Well, a SR-labeled button was missing on the first prototype, then appeared in the second version. Buttons for SR, Wifi and GPS can come and go depending on the camera model, but I guess all ...
  • APS-C, DSLR and/or IBIS, high frame rate, solid build (weather sealed), good ergonomics (many buttons & customization) on the market: Nikon D500, Canon 90D (7D Mark II is discontinued), Fujifilm ...
  • Recently, on other forums, I am reading all sorts of speculations on a Ricoh patent for a metering (and AF) sensor. E.g. that future Pentax DSLRs might have phase detection pixels on the metering ...
  • Epson RD-1 had the manual cocking of the shutter with the winding lever. Kind of cool and an argument in a world wanting to be more energy efficient. While mirrorless go counter current in this ...
  • The difference in size is due to IBIS which also allows all the tricks that Pentax can do by moving the sensor.
  • Replied in LCD overlay
    What about the LCD overlay? It can provide more information but is it a good trade off considering that it darkens the viewfinder, can bring potential off-color issues in linearly polarized light ...
  • Actually the condenser-pentaprism was not unique to Olympus OM-1/2. It looks like Pentax ME/ME Super had a similar lens-shaped lower surface of the pentaprism, even more than in the Olympus. Olympu ...
  • Stemming from the premise that you cannot have both AF and a very large OVF (close to 1x for FF). The light now lost at the semi-transparent mirror would be used for the VF, like in the manual ...
  • And only 16 mm eyepoint. The K-new will be 1.05x, with an eyepoint of probably 22-23 mm and improved contrast. On the other hand, I wonder if there would be a market for a FF DSLR with a very large ...
  • The more efficiently the light is captured by the prism, the brighter the viewfinder can be made. This also allows a higher magnification with acceptable brightness, so it is affecting indirectly ...
  • The viewfinder specs depend on two important distances. I've labeled these below in a Pentax Spotmatic section. Pentax Spotmatic has a thick condenser glued to the focusing screen and a simple ...
  • That they are now a very small team, unable to deliver products fast enough. Probably they are not sure yet on the final specs they can deliver or they want to enter with a bang when the camera is ...
  • The screen is not the same as in GR III (3.2 inch vs 3 inch) and that is a good thing because GR III has a low resolution screen. I hope the K-new has at least 2 million dots. Another remark: the ...
  • Well, these were less expensive camera manufacturers, but in no way less ingenious. I would choose almost any day a manual focus Chinon over a similar Pentax or Ricoh film SLR. I started dabbling ...
  • I have no idea who would have bought it. Autofocus was not well received by pros and Chinon was always addressing amateurs, even with much better thought cameras and lenses. Possibly it was useful ...
  • Indeed, this is a not such a practical contraption and it is ugly. I don't think these sold well and it's understandable why. On the other hand, at that time, Canon, Pentax and Olympus introduced ...
  • Created discussion thread Chinon active AF lens
    The success and initial strength of the K mount can be attributed partly to being at birth an open mount. Chinon, Cosina and Ricoh made K-mount cameras that sometimes had better features than the ...
  • Very nice ambient, I like it! Thank you for sharing it with us. The fall mushroom season is just starting in the Northern Hemisphere. Hopefully we'll see more good pictures here. For those enjoying ...
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