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    Thumbs up Pentax KP

    The new low light champ with extended ISO higher than the A7s!

    PENTAX KP

    One other unique feature is the exchangeable grips that is offered with the camera.
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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The new low light champ with extended ISO higher than the A7s!

    PENTAX KP

    One other unique feature is the exchangeable grips that is offered with the camera.
    Depending on IQ of this camera it makes one excited for the performance of an A7sIII.
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    Re: Pentax KP

    Lawdy Miss Clawdy.

    819,200.

    Hands up who remembers Kodachrome II.

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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi View Post
    Lawdy Miss Clawdy.

    819,200.

    Hands up who remembers Kodachrome II.

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    Yes indeed! I would be so happy with a camera with good clean ISO 50! Tired of carrying ND filters, heck, even 64 would be good

    This new camera must be for spelunkers without headlamps.

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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by raycox View Post
    Yes indeed! I would be so happy with a camera with good clean ISO 50! Tired of carrying ND filters, heck, even 64 would be good

    This new camera must be for spelunkers without headlamps.
    Both extremes would be useful to me.
    I'd like to be able to shoot astro shots handheld which would want way more than ISO 1000000. However I believe the best I can expect will be single photon sensitivity so the tripod will still be needed for star shots.

    On other occasions I've used extreme ND filters to give several minutes exposure in daylight without a pinhole. ISO 25 is still too sensitive for that. Surely a rolling line by line read/reset/repeat cycle could be built into cameras to give a decent low ISO simulator. It should be possible to have the camera average multiple cycles to reduce noise & give the effect of a long exposure, and if the read cycles can be quick enough to prevent highlight clipping that should prevent any rolling shutter issues. With the right processing it might be practical to boost the dynamic range significantly too.

    I don't expect there'll ever be a single body that gives everything I'd like from a camera. From what I've the seen of the specs. the KP comes closer than many, but I can't say I like the looks of it, and living in the UK the name is nuts.
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    Re: Pentax KP

    Time for some more Pentax bashing, I see. Nobody ever talks about the ugly looks of Canon's and Nikon's dslr's.
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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    Depending on IQ of this camera it makes one excited for the performance of an A7sIII.
    Speaking from earlier disappointments, I am confident that will not happen. Pentax seems to know how to get the maximum out of a Sony sensor. Sony still are content to be the largest imaging sensor makers in the world.
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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by Petrochemist View Post
    From what I've the seen of the specs. the KP comes closer than many, but I can't say I like the looks of it, and living in the UK the name is nuts.
    KP = Kevin Peterson, ex England cricketer?!

    The Pentax KP is good looking!

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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi View Post
    Lawdy Miss Clawdy.

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    Hands up who remembers Kodachrome II.

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    I exposed at ASA 32, so it was a faster film for me . For low light I used Kodachrome X.

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    Re: Pentax KP

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Speaking from earlier disappointments, I am confident that will not happen. Pentax seems to know how to get the maximum out of a Sony sensor. Sony still are content to be the largest imaging sensor makers in the world.
    Never say never. I didn't find anything objectionable about the A7s cameras except the megapixel count.
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    The KP is a pretty nice machine....
    I Sing The Camera Electric....
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    The Pentax KP is the camera I bring to work every day.....
    I Sing The Camera Electric....
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    Re: Pentax KP

    It's a beautiful camera and nothing wrong with the image quality. Nothing much to complain about then

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