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09-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #1291
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i know Nikon has some factory in Thailand, but Pentax is not supposed to have some, AFAIK.

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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
... there's no dSLR or equivalent with usable in-video AF at the moment.
What about the Sony α33 / α55 / α77?
They all offer constant phase detect AF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote

Interesting detail on this 05 Toy Lens Tele, as on the oher lenses : it appears to me that to date, Pentax had no factory in Thailand... is this confirmation the lenses are made by Ricoh ?
I'd say that's possible or even likely. Seeing as Nikon is there, sourcing general lens components is probably easier too.

News release | Ricoh Global
News release | Ricoh Global << mentions printer components, but that was 3 years ago.

If it is Ricoh, we see some actual business connections were made well before the transfer scheduled for October.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjwaldron Quote
Nikon is there
Sony is in Thailand too. The NEX is assembled there and Sony lenses for the NEX - eg the 16mm - also come from Thailand.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Interesting detail on this 05 Toy Lens Tele, as on the oher lenses : it appears to me that to date, Pentax had no factory in Thailand... is this confirmation the lenses are made by Ricoh ?
That looks ... inexpensive.

Reminds me a bit of a Brownie. i hope it's interesting optically.

--Was just looking at Ned Bunnell's Posterous blog. His Q photos have good exposure, saturation ramped up and the blue cast toned down that so many Q shots have displayed. They're quite nice at web sizes: wonder what they look like full size.
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FWIW: I have also NEVER seen a Pentax lens with Japanese kanji on it.
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Apologies if this has been discussed (I don't have the time to read 87 pages!) but what are these 'toy' lenses?

I like the idea of a compact interchangeable lens camera but not if the lenses don't match up to normal Pentax image quality standards.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
what are these 'toy' lenses?
Camera Lens - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

There are 5 Q mount lenses, of which 2 feature 'toy' effect optics - one does quirky wide angle, another Lomo-style vignetting etc.

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QuoteOriginally posted by conradj Quote
That looks ... inexpensive.

Reminds me a bit of a Brownie. i hope it's interesting optically.

--Was just looking at Ned Bunnell's Posterous blog. His Q photos have good exposure, saturation ramped up and the blue cast toned down that so many Q shots have displayed. They're quite nice at web sizes: wonder what they look like full size.
Yes, unexpensive to built it must be !
I just wait to recieve my Q to test image quality...

QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
FWIW: I have also NEVER seen a Pentax lens with Japanese kanji on it.
Would it be a mark of local preference targetted market ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
This means the average profit per Canon SLR sold is $250.
Plastic is cheap
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you're right !
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Pentax Q falls on 47th place on BNC camera ranking...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Couscousdelight Quote
Pentax Q falls on 47th place on BNC camera ranking...
Pentax has been conspicuously low in the bcn rankings for about a year now - could it be that Pentax changed it retail channels in a way that made them appear lower in the channels? (BCN only counts sales from some retailers)

When this was discussed some months ago, someone mentioned kakaku, and while the Q is quite low on the list, it shows a completely different picture for the K-5 (the K-5+18-135 is the most popular kit in both rankings, but is number 28 in the kakaku ranking and 67 in the bcn ranking):
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Strange evolution in one week time.
Are the retailers'shelves full, waiting for customers to buy it ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
What about the Sony α33 / α55 / α77?
They all offer constant phase detect AF.
We'll see how it actually works in practice...
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