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09-24-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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Photokina 2018 Q&A - What would you ask Ricoh?

We will be at Photokina this year and plan to do a mini-interview. What questions would you guys like asked?

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The status of the K-3II successor.
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1) Pentax is Doomed, isn't it?

2) Any plans for extension tubes?

3) Any plans for a longer macro (DFA*200mm hint hint)?

4) (Say this really fast to trick them into an honest answer) Pentax is Doomed, isn't it?

5) Is the macro ringflash (AF160AC) discontinued?

6) (Even faster) PentaxisDoomed,isn'tit?
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I’m truly interested whether there will be further ‘co-development’ projects with Tokina, which they might answer (and of course who did what) which they certainly won’t). The DFA*50, coming after the 70-200, is such a stellar lens one hopes the optical design is 100% Pentax and the costs were shared - rather than Ricoh obtaining skill they don’t have in-House

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QuoteOriginally posted by The Squirrel Mafia Quote
The status of the K-3II successor.
We are looking into it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
We are looking into it.
Looking into it?!?!! That means they must have it to look into! A prototype at least! And it's got a viewfinder!! Woot!!!

......and so goes the logic of grinding tea leaves in the rumor mill.....
09-24-2018, 05:34 PM   #7

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When will Pentax be closing down? (proving that all the naysayers have been right all along)

Seriously :

1. What is Pentax's take on the move of major players into the FF MILC market?
2. What is Pentax's outlook regarding DSLRs, MILCs, 360 cameras, small advanced compacts?
09-24-2018, 05:38 PM   #8
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I'd be interested in a mirrorless. Most likely my next camera is going to be a mirrorless and I'd like it to be a Pentax

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Where are the wide primes?
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1) What video improvements are coming?
2) If no video improvements in camera, can they at least give clean/sensor readout optimized for an Odyssey or Atomos?
3) Do they know the relative awesome nature of people using adapted Pentax lenses on other maker's cameras?

Point them to any of my professional workflows using Pentax cameras/lenses -

Point them to any of my threads where I show Pentax glass on other maker's cameras.

DA*300 on a Sony FS5 with Atomos 240FPS -

DA* 16-50, DFA 100MM Macro on Sony A6500 -

Ask them if they knew people *are* using Pentax glass in professional video and would love to use native Pentax cameras?

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Can Ricoh make a mirrorless 4K video camera tailored for vlogging? Preferably with K-mount.
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1) Are there any further tweaks now possible to the K-1 II due to the accelerator chip?
2) Could a firmware update on the K-1 II allow for the user to turn on/off/otherwise control noise reduction levels?
3) And how about a status on video IBIS via a firmware update?
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Just ask logical questions about what and when. Whats in the pipeline and in the planning stages and what are the projections about when they will be announced and completed. Non of this personal wish stuff.
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Well whatever you ask them just make sure to let them know that the last 5 minutes are completely off the record. and a
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Fuji went from last to among the best in video specs. Hope from pentax?
Also, DA* lens updates?

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