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08-26-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Photokina exhibitor info

Just been browsing the Photokina exhibitor information... looks like Pentax will be represented by PENTAX Imaging Systems GmbH (the local office).
http://www.ausstellerdaten.de/index.php?haupt=110&warengruppe=110020#ad_1282836637

Is that normal? Or would they have the Japanese Head Office people all using the same stand? How do these shows work?

We have all been discussing possible new camera bodies but I was wondering if anyone had any rumours or news on new lenses?

Thanks!

08-26-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Here's your rumor: In-lens stabilization.
-explains off the cuff remarks by "in the know" forum members.
-explains why Pentax was unconcerned with falconeye's results.
-explains why production of current lenses has slowed to a crawl despite strong denial of the move to FF
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Someone under NDA has to spill the beans already!

Take the lawsuit for the team! :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by PrimeObjectif Quote
Someone under NDA has to spill the beans already!

Take the lawsuit for the team! :P
he he he he he

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QuoteOriginally posted by kxr4trids Quote
Here's your rumor: In-lens stabilization.
-explains off the cuff remarks by "in the know" forum members.
-explains why Pentax was unconcerned with falconeye's results.
-explains why production of current lenses has slowed to a crawl despite strong denial of the move to FF
Different rumour (speculation): new SR mechanism.
- Follows Pentax tradition (and advantage) of retaining value of existing glass.
- May be answer to shutter blur, mirror slap, and stinging nettles.
- May be reason that new glass isn't so important right now - new SR makes existing glass better, freeing resources for FF work.
- Creates competitive advantage by neutralizing claims that N/C in-lens stabilization is more valuable. We need only to point to Nikon VR II prices.

And it makes my shaky hands less of a liability. A very good thing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
Different rumour (speculation): new SR mechanism.
- Follows Pentax tradition (and advantage) of retaining value of existing glass.
- May be answer to shutter blur, mirror slap, and stinging nettles.
- May be reason that new glass isn't so important right now - new SR makes existing glass better, freeing resources for FF work.

And it makes my shaky hands less of a liability. A very good thing.
If thats true that should explain the high price point of the K5
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Excellent, K5 FF with 7fps and 16mp plus high ISO range AND with a new 500mm Prime, yippppeeeee!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
Different rumour (speculation):
- May be answer to shutter blur, mirror slap, and stinging nettles.
I hope so....the other answer to sea nettles is rather...gross.
Did not know y'all had them in Wisco.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kxr4trids Quote
Here's your rumor: In-lens stabilization.
-explains off the cuff remarks by "in the know" forum members.
-explains why Pentax was unconcerned with falconeye's results.
-explains why production of current lenses has slowed to a crawl despite strong denial of the move to FF
Some now banned poster did mention some time ago that Pentax was going to drop in body stabilisation and switch to optical which is why Sigma have been re-releasing all their Pentax lenses with ois. Is this what's been hinted at?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
Some now banned poster did mention some time ago that Pentax was going to drop in body stabilisation and switch to optical which is why Sigma have been re-releasing all their Pentax lenses with ois. Is this what's been hinted at?
Why do you ask? I thought you already knew everything about the new bodies?
If Pentax drop in body stabilization on K mount system, I know many people here that will be unhappy.
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I don't believe for one second that Pentax would drop SR. It's one of the features that differentiate them from the competition. I think it's much more likely that we'll see an improved SR in the K-5.

As for "FF" (god I hate that term!), all I can think of is the title of a Supertramp hit
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Oo, oo, As long as we're all making up SR rumors...

Pentax will release a new in camera shake reduction which communicates w/ existing third party, and new complete line of FA lenses that have in lens shake reduction. This communication will allow both systems to work together synergeticly producing results better than the sum of of each system working independently.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 1shot Quote
Oo, oo, As long as we're all making up SR rumors...

Pentax will release a new in camera shake reduction which communicates w/ existing third party, and new complete line of FA lenses that have in lens shake reduction. This communication will allow both systems to work together synergeticly producing results better than the sum of of each system working independently.
I would think that they would more likely fight each other.
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Pentax is not going to abandon SR that would be absurd and suicidal, except maybe for a new micro mount. What I expect more is new WR lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bogiesbad Quote
I hope so....the other answer to sea nettles is rather...gross.
Did not know y'all had them in Wisco.
My back yard, as far as I know. Very bad experiences there between the foliage that requires leather gloves to handle and the mosquitoes that arrive in June and assume the proportions of a Biblical plague by the end of that month. Continuing until first frost - September/October.

At any rate, I originally wrote that with kudzu in place of stinging nettles but I decided that would be a bit obscure for those outside America's South. Y'all.
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