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How difficult could it be to put 2sec timer into NX

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dormant

While reading the recent review of Pentax *ist on popphoto, one thing made me pull my hair out in green envy...that darndest small thing had a 2-sec timer accompanied by mirror pre-fire! That feature was deliberately cut from NX to make it a "junior" model. Seriously, how difficult could it be to implement it? A few more lines of code in the ROM chip?!

Man, why couldn't Contax come up with a body that had both a built-in flash and mirror pre-fire? Don't make me choose one over the other!
 

benwang

Well-Known Member
Man! no matter how unhappy you are with contax (see all the past history in this site) as long as you are in love with CZ lenses, I am afraid you have to use their body. Every company has their own mean to survive.
Anyway, N1 is a good body, I often use the 2sec mirror lock and I like it very much.
by the way, for the build in flash in Nx, can you adjust the strength of the flash?
 
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dormant

<<for the build in flash in Nx, can you adjust the strength of the flash?>>

Certainly. Without that a built-in flash isn't much of anything to clamour for.

Basically, with multiple exposure and a 2 sec-timer NX would have been a nearly perfect "junior" model. I can live without vertical grip, though sometimes I wish I could use 4 AA batteries (rechargeable) rather than those expensive CR2s.
 

colin

Well-Known Member
I hadn't realised the N1 had a mirror lock up feature (even if it is in the self-timer mode)
Does this also stop the iris diaphragm down?
Colin
 

benwang

Well-Known Member
How far can the build-in flash reach? I am a N1 user and I am thinking about a second back-up body, is Nx a good choice? I don't like the touch and feel for Nx
Ben
 
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dormant

<<I am a N1 user and I am thinking about a second back-up body, is Nx a good choice? I don't like the touch and feel for Nx>>

Another N1 is probably a better choice. You already like N1, and you don't need to learn a new user-interface.
 
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