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Had a play with the New Pentax DLSR (KP)

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Done_rundleCams, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. PhotoX

    PhotoX New Member

    No one, even Pentax reps seem to be able to agree on if it can use only the electronic shutter for this, or if it engages the mechanical shutter for the initial image of the pixel shift series.
     
  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi P_X,

    I've just sent your query off to the Ricoh Imaging Canada Tech guy who, hopefully, will respond to me with an answer early next week (Tues/Wed) :) Next week,
    because he's located on the eastern part of Canada and nearly the end of his day … plus it's a Friday and a long weekend (Bank Holiday) over (Queen Victoria Day)
    so, neither of us has to work on Monday :D

    Cheers and have a wonderful weekend :)

    Jack
     
  3. PhotoX

    PhotoX New Member

    That's great, much appreciated Jack! I hope the answer ends up being good news.

    Thanks again and enjoy the Monday off ;)
     
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  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    No problem, P_X, and thanks :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Wow, I got a response much quicker than I anticipated, P_X, albeit, sadly, not the one you were hoping for :eek:

    *** Hi Jack,

    The PENTAX KP is supported by Image Transmitter for tethered shooting and
    while the latest update allow for "Composition Adjustment" to be used while
    tethered unfortunately Pixel Shift with Electronic First Curtain Shutter is
    not supported at this time.

    Regards,

    Dan
    Senior Tech Rep
    Ricoh Imaging
    ***

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  6. PhotoX

    PhotoX New Member

    Darn, i was so hoping this would be the camera. Thanks Jack for getting that info and so fast!

    I wonder if it's something that can be updated in firmware later on.
     
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  7. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi X_P,

    No problem and, by the way th response was written, I'm hoping and thinking so, firmware update wise :)

    Cheers,

    Jack ………. BTW, this response was written w/o the aide of my reading glasses so if the spelling is incorrect … that's my excuse …………. this time ;)
     
  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member


    Reminds me of the old days when we asked DEC about fixes to small problems with VMS. Their usual answer was "It's fixed in a future version."

    Which basically meant, "It's on the list. But don't hold your breath."

    ;)
     
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  9. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    But, as I tell folks, Steve, cross your fingers :D

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member


    Good old VMS. It was what DOS wanted to be when it grew up. Pity it never did :(
     
  11. exspmr

    exspmr Well-Known Member

    NT4 blew the socks of VMS
     
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Not really surprising as most of the development team leads came from DEC. See here.
     
  13. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Something of an exageration I think.
     

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