story 3 of the new APS-C flagship

John jsessoms002 at
Tue Sep 8 12:28:57 EDT 2020

I remember it, but I didn't realize it was that long ago. You just made me feel 
old, because I remember seeing it when I had the *ist-D and counting back I 
realized I got that 16 years ago.

It was marketed that the TV camera clipped onto the view-finder in place of the 
eye-cup and when you held your camera overhead with a monopod, the little TV 
screen could be clamped onto the monopod to put it at eye level (not snarking 
this time).

IIRC, you used a long cable release to fire the shutter.

I thought about getting one, but IIRC they didn't have a version that would fit 
onto the *ist-D eyepiece. Already back then Pentax wasn't being supported by 
third party vendors.

On 9/8/2020 08:08:09, P. J. Alling wrote:
> Probably not, as there was a product that did that with a video camera and 
> tilting display that attached to the viewfinder on SLRs and DSLRs what about 
> 10-15 years ago.  It was the Z(something).  I don't think they're still 
> available, or if they are, they're a more niche product than most.
> On 9/7/2020 5:33 PM, Larry Colen wrote:
>>> On Sep 7, 2020, at 2:04 PM, Rick Womer <rickpics14 at> wrote:
>>> I have missed several shots holding my camera overhead while shooting events, 
>>> and passed up some macros that would have required lying down on unappealing 
>>> surfaces.
>>> So I was really hoping for a tilting LCD on the K-new.
>> I wonder if there is a market for something that’ll attach to the 1/4-20 
>> thread in the base and will hold a mirror that can be angled to give a view of 
>> the back screen.
>> I frequently used my tilt screen on my K-1, and if it ever comes back from 
>> Precision, expect that I will again.  the thing that is almost as frustrating 
>> is how slow the response is when shooting in live view.  Mirrorless cameras 
>> can shoot without significant delay, and at a reasonable frame rate, it’d be 
>> nice if Pentax could as well when operating in mirrorless mode.
>> -- 
>> Larry Colen
>> lrc at

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