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09-24-2018, 11:49 PM   #46
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1) Are all accessoires from the GRII (wide angle and macro adapter) still compatible with the newly developed lens of the GRIII?
2) Are there any chances the hood adapter might be made of metal and not plastic to ensure highest precision?
3) Are there any chances that an tele-adapter (just 2x...) would also be introduced?
4) Any chance the hotshoe might support Pentax Flash protocol?
5) With SR, would O-GPS be useable with the GRIII?
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1) I would like to get some more information on the "Make the most of your PENTAX camera!" article series they recently started. More specifically on the following statement:
Highlight: The advantage of Spot setting in AF mode

The Spot setting is an autofocus mode that detects the in-focus point using a single AF sensor positioned at the center of the image field.
For PENTAX digital SLR cameras marketed after the PENTAX K-3, the Spot setting detects an area approximately 30 percent narrower than that of the Select setting, which uses a set of middle AF sensors in autofocus operation.
Can they list a more exhaustive list of camera where this 30% applies? Personally I would like to know about the K-3II.

2) What about the Q system. (Cannot help it, but I still love it...)

3) Evolution of sensors. Where do they see this go, and what is their strategy? APS-C (max 24MP?) vs FF...

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QuoteOriginally posted by The Squirrel Mafia Quote
The status of the K-3II successor.
+1. When is the next APS-C flagship due?
09-25-2018, 12:09 AM   #49

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Seeing that they are not going to introduce MILC, are they considering such alternatives like hybrid viewfinders?
Any hope for updated DA* or FA Limited glass in a near future? Current roadmap does not seem to predict such moves.
How's Pentax going to respond to quite bold moves in the medium format market made by the competition?
Will Pentax release more software SDKs to the community and give more options to customize cameras with them?
Are they considering giving an option to turn off noise reduction made by Accelerator Unit?
Should we expect more camera upgrade service actions (like K-1 into K-1 II) in the future?

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0) Does the K-3III has a built-in GPS?

1) Do you plan to upgrade APS-C DA* lenses to current standards and when? (we need modern 16-50, 50-135 and 300mm)

2) Any plan to develop long telephoto lenses with fresnel elements? (to allow cheaper, lighter and shorter lenses such as the awesome Nikon 500mm F/5.6 lens which is priced below $3600).

3) Can we expect a big improvement in AF anytime soon? (more AF points, more precise, faster, so Pentax could become serious in Wilflife photography).

4) Can we expect a big improvement to video? like Fuji (4K, 1080p @ 120 fps, 720p @ 200 fps).

5) Could you rebadge Tamron 150-600mm?

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Are there any plans to provide lens firmware/af tune docking device for Pentax OEM optics products in future?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kozlok Quote
I’d like to know if they ever thought about putting a 7-bladed straight aperture in the 10-17 so we could have amazing starbursts from this lens.
And maybe put the straight blades back in the 15HD, too.
Yes, please stop releasing lenses with even number of aperture blades (DA 35mm, 12-24, 100 macro), and please don't ruin a beautiful lens because of an awful starburst effect and/or enormous field curvature (DA20-40Ltd)
09-25-2018, 12:55 AM   #53
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a Pentax mx remake ff !! simple

a new Pentax Q and lenses

a Pentax k-01 remake, no ff.

more kit lenses for aps and ff lenses

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For development of the next full frame camera, what kind of uses are you considering and prioritising?

Will you improve studio capabilities, such as improved tethering functions, faster USB?

Will you continue to neglect video?
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Why the slow releases?
09-25-2018, 01:46 AM   #56
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1- when the 645 with a full format MF sensor?
2- news about a f/4.0 zoom lenses line (24-90)?
3- what do you think about the Nikon and Canon new ML systems?

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09-25-2018, 02:25 AM   #57
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QuoteOriginally posted by superdave Quote
0) Does the K-3III has a built-in GPS?
But surely we won't need to ask about THAT. I mean, we can just take a look at the pre-production copy at the exhibition?
09-25-2018, 02:44 AM   #58
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When will they get rid off the plain stupid noise reduction on RAW files?
When will they release firmware as open source, so we can implement features we want/need, since the sleeping FW dev team is doing nada?
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Clip-on EVF for GRIII?
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Any plans for mirrorless cameras? Any plans for a camera like Pentax Q, but with a larger sensor and EVF?

All players on the photo market are considering mirrorless systems. Will Pentax / Ricoh remain the only player with only DSLRs in the portfolio?

Any plans for a zoom Ricoh GR camera?

What is the market share in percent for the Pentax system, America%?, Asia%?, Europe%?

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