bob5050

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  • The issue is not just lens resolution (photons ending up in the right sensor cell), but quantum noise (there simply not being enough photonsavailable to provide a reliable sample, so one cell ...
  • Context: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62447836 Was moved to this forum by moderator. bob5050
  • Yes, which would have been clear if the moderator hadn't mistakenly moved it to this forum. Parent thread is this https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62447836 bob5050
  • This note seems to draw the most comment, since the image quality of the current APS-C bodies is already quite high. So I'm wondering about the notion that they're really talking about big ...
  • It's a long academic way of saying "Yes, indeed we are all spoiled." My first SLR was a Minolta XD-11--which happened to be (AIUI), the first SLR to offer a very competent automatic mode ...
  • Nothing specific to photography of course. https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/applied-and-social-sciences-magazines/revolution-rising-expectations bob5050
  • Actually Alex, I do see it as an answer in a broad sense. I agree with you that Rocoh's actions tend to indicate that (1) they know they can extend the license, (2) they already have (there's no ...
  • That depends on the photographer, of course. For me, IBIS is MUCH more important than absolute AF speed or # of focus points, so the Nikon bodies would be a definite step down. I'm sure they're ...
  • Sure, some people objected, but it was hardly a major hubbub. And I could hardly forget, since mine says Ricoh on the back (center bottom under the screen). Don't care. "The camera is what matters." ...
  • As Alex pointed out, Ricoh's investment in the Pentax centenary as a PR event would tend to indicate their current intention to continue using the name. But I'm not sure why it would matter--if the ...
  • Agree. Agree, and really believe Pentax has to rethink their pulic relations philosophy. The biggest danger to the business, at this point, is not tipping their hand, but rather their customers ...
  • Of course--that's what we all do. But it's important even given that to see the complete picture. I want a new, flagship APS-C to replace my K-3. Pentax has stated that it's in development. Am I ...
  • Actually, I thought the 36MP feature made perfect sense--it splits the benefit of the added space into both greater resolution and a larger photocell size--decreasing quantum noise when you're ...
  • It would certainly be beneficial to Pentax providing that all the existing APS-C customers came along. But that's not going to happen. If Pentax releases an upgrade; flagship APS-C, then my current ...
  • I'm a Pentax APS-C customer. I'm NOT a FF customer. I don't expect that to change. Why should Pentax abandon the segment that I represent? (and that, I believe, is their largest segment). bob5050
  • If autumn were likely, ISTM that we'd be seeing a mock-up under glass and a generalized list of improvement focus areas by now, similar to the early looks at the GRIII we've gotten for a while. ...
  • A month ago on this forum, I wrote: "...if Pentax is going to deliver a K-3 replacement this year (which I hope they do), then its feature set has to be pretty much set in stone by now (which I ...
  • Faulty premise. There are those of us that appreciate OVFs, for example. bob5050
  • Yep. That's informative. bob5050
  • FMPOV, what you're both really saying implicitly is that you regard FF and APS-C as two different product lines, whereas it seems to me the Pentax saw them as higher and lower ends of one dSLR ...
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