MX-1

Toine toine at repiuk.nl
Sun Oct 27 18:03:38 EDT 2019


Yes nothing wrong with reuse or rebranding. Many times I shoot with
the Q without using the lcd screen.

On Sun, 27 Oct 2019 at 22:53, Juan Buhler <juanbuhler at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Olympus XZ-2. I've seen that "rebranded" claim over and over, but never any
> hard proof abut it, I guess other than the fact that the Olympus came a few
> months before the Pentax. Might well be that the lens and other electronics
> were initially designed by a third party provider, as it is often the case.
> Still, the MX-1 has SMC coating, Pentax menus, shots DNG, etc. If that's
> going to be the case, I hope they rebrand a lot more cameras in the future!
> :)
>
> I like the Q7 a lot, but I prefer making photos with the MX-1. Q7 might be
> too small, plus the screen is fixed...
>
> j
>
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>
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM Toine <toine at repiuk.nl> wrote:
>
> > The MX-1 is a rebranded Olympus or panasonic. I forgot which one.
> > dpreview has a review of both. I think some Q lenses are also
> > rebranded non pentax design.
> > The solution to changing lenses on a Q is two Q's. My Q-S1 is glued to
> > the 08 and my Q7 to the 06 or 01. Even 2 Q's fit in the smallest bag.
> > I almost stopped using DSLRs until I got the KP mainly because it has
> > a similar tilting screen as the MX-1.
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 27 Oct 2019 at 20:25, Juan Buhler <juanbuhler at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I wanted to start a thread on this little gem of a camera. From what I
> > see
> > > in the list over the years (Gmail keeps everything!), the styling and
> > > perceived limitations were made fun of a little, then some people posted
> > > some images made with it, and that's all I found.
> > >
> > > What I don't see is any acknowledgment of the fact that this is a
> > > delightful camera to use. I do think the design and materials contribute
> > to
> > > this, there's a tactile quality to it, plus the tiltable screen, which is
> > > plenty big and sharp even in 2019, and the usual great Pentax feature set
> > > and menus, make it just that: a pleasure to shoot with.
> > >
> > > The weird choice of painted brass and the whole "will acquire patina"
> > > thing, I take almost as a sarcastic commentary on planned obsolescence.
> > > Probably unintentional, but interesting commentary in any case. Plus is
> > yet
> > > another instance of a camera company that could only be described as
> > > "quirky". Think about it: They brought us the K-01, the Q series, the
> > MX-1.
> > > They were making non-pro DSLRs with weather sealing and IS back in 2006.
> > > They make a lens series that is all metal, like it's 1965 or something.
> > > Their acquisition by Ricoh is a perfect marriage: the company that makes
> > > the GR series, made the GXR and other weird cameras like those is a great
> > > match. Hey if you want great AF and new cameras every three weeks go get
> > a
> > > Sony or Canon, those are not going away anyway. I am glad there's someone
> > > seemingly experimenting and making cool stuff.
> > >
> > > Back to the MX-1: I love this camera. Yes it would be great to have a hot
> > > shoe, I've been thinking I might tastefully epoxy one to mine. If Pentax
> > > were to make an MX-2, with a similar body and features and a 20MP 1"
> > > sensor, I would be all over it.
> > >
> > > While I wait for my patina to develop, I leave you with this really nice
> > > 2019 review of the MX-1. Check out that guy's channel too, he likes his
> > > Pentaxes.
> > >
> > > https://youtu.be/cRgQndjM1rQ?t=57
> > >
> > > j
> > >
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