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05-14-2020, 08:26 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Am I thinking this is just too simple for the suits at Ricoh to grasp?

I believe Pentax needs an APS-C mirrorless camera. Probably wouldn't hurt to do a mirrorless FF, as well.

But I think this could be accomplished quite easily and with cheers from most Pentax users. How to do it? Simple: Keep the same flange to sensor distance, lens mount, and mount-to-sensor electronics. In other words: just dump the mirror box and pentaprism which I'd guess would reduce weight and size. Certainly it would maintain all the lens compatibility and who wouldn't like that?

That's it; I've had my say.

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Am I thinking this is just too simple for the suits at Ricoh to grasp?

I believe Pentax needs an APS-C mirrorless camera. Probably wouldn't hurt to do a mirrorless FF, as well.

But I think this could be accomplished quite easily and with cheers from most Pentax users. How to do it? Simple: Keep the same flange to sensor distance, lens mount, and mount-to-sensor electronics. In other words: just dump the mirror box and pentaprism which I'd guess would reduce weight and size. Certainly it would maintain all the lens compatibility and who wouldn't like that?

That's it; I've had my say.
Was done back on 2012...

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I'm closing this thread. There have been numerous discussions about Pentax and DSLR vs mirrorless over recent months and years, including this exact proposal, and they all produce the same variety of arguments for and against (mostly against).

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