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08-04-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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What to expect from Photokina 2016

After release of K1 and three f/2.8 zooms and some additional stuff - what should we expect from Photokina from a Pentax perspective?
Hopefully a lens roadmap which will provide some guidance. I don't feel like buying a K1 without knowing where Pentax wants to go. Small size primes vs. large aperture primes. f/4 zoom line (probably not), some new tele designs?

Sigma probably will present some tele lenses starting from 85 mm and up - hopefully Pentax will be included.

Tamron probably keeps lens design at f/1.8 not to interfere with Sigma f/1.4 and brighter.

Lens wise Photokina may become extremely exciting all around Nikon starting the summer with a 1.4/105, something nobody else will have in the pipeline and they can show off for a couple weeks until Canon, Sigma, ... will present their latest lenses ... but I assume that Pentax will miss out big time after presenting everything early this year. The DFA 70-200 will be mounted on the K3 for some more time I assume.

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Here's the roadmap:

2016 Pentax Full Frame Lens Roadmaps - CP+ 2016 | PentaxForums.com

I'd say Pentax is in a pretty good spot right now, so I wouldn't expect much on the way of new announcements, but perhaps they'll hint at which of the planned lenses will come out first.

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Pentax has a 2+1 year release schedule New body+2 years=refresh+1year=new body 2006 K10D, 2008 K20d(refresh), 2009 K-7(new body), 2010 K-5 (refresh sooner because of the poor sensor in the K-7) 2012 K5 II(refresh), 2013 K-3 (new body and sensor) 2015 K3-II (refresh). So I would expect a new aps-c top model with a new body (articulating screen) more like the K-1 than the K-3 but with better video specs and improved low noise performance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
....2013 K-3 (new body and sensor) 2015 K3-II (refresh). So I would expect a new aps-c top model with a new body (articulating screen) more like the K-1 than the K-3 but with better video specs and improved low noise performance.
I hope you are correct in this prediction. I have decided I can't afford to replace my DA* APS lenses with the equivalent full frame lenses, so staying with APS.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
and improved low noise performance.
plus support for KAF4 lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
plus support for KAF4 lenses.
For the KAF4 lens. Just like the K-70, K-1, K-3 II, K-S2 and K-S1.

---------- Post added 04-08-16 at 23:05 ----------

hmm why doesn't the K-1 have a auto url to the review?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
plus support for KAF4 lenses.
The K-3II supports KAF4 already, so that is guaranteed, and wouldn't be an improvement.

Edit: Whoops! D1N0 beat me by 2 minutes!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
The K-3II supports KAF4 already, so that is guaranteed, and wouldn't be an improvement.

Edit: Whoops! D1N0 beat me by 2 minutes!
In the mean time we can only wish for a firmware "upgrade" for the K3 as well.

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