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06-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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A Pentax Rep in France said today ...

"Bonjour", I was in my local "FNAC" store in Poitiers, France, today at about noon when I stumbled across a Pentax "Rep". I expressed my general frustration that there was little "sales support" for their product line in France as compared to other brands (read Canikon). Basically, my opinion is that the brand is "disappearing" from shelf view (especially in my FNAC store) and has poor commercial visibility other than in speciality camera stores. No disagreement here as a response to my comment, but rather a general statement that things were going to get better, i.e. new website support for photo learning, etc.

I also asked about new products and the response was that we will see some announcements in about three months (duh, no kidding) ... and asked about a "mirrorless" product and the answer was "oui" ... and asked about TCs and the answer was "non", but there's a 18-200mm which is coming out (really not sure that I believe this one since the 18-135mm already exists ... "on verra" as the French say). Well, here's the info/gossip for what its worth ... "salut et bonne journée" !

06-16-2011, 10:24 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Poitiers Quote
I also asked about new products and the response was that we will see some announcements in about three months (duh, no kidding) ... and asked about a "mirrorless" product and the answer was "oui" ... and asked about TCs and the answer was "non", but there's a 18-200mm which is coming out (really not sure that I believe this one since the 18-135mm already exists ... "on verra" as the French say). Well, here's the info/gossip for what its worth ... "salut et bonne journée" !
Bonjour John. Thanks for sharing. Since Tamron is no longer making a Pentax mount available for their superzooms, the 18-200 looks like a smart move.
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non on a TC? bad news
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TC is unknown,still.
And yes,my information about new Stuff in September is similar.
Only little more in details.
Pentax US and Europe is knocking on the Door in Tokyo,for the TC.
Ever and ever again.
We will see.But i think,maybe.But never this year.
September is the Date for the new Pentax Body(s) and one or the other lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
September is the Date for the new Pentax Body(s) and one or the other lens.
Mirrorless or DSLR ?
06-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
September is the Date for one or the other lens.
well we know one lens, so how about the other?
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Hey......very bad question.
I say Yes
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Ron,what lens you know?

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Probably the 18-200 is for the mirrorless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
Ron,what lens you know?
I was hoping for someone to spill the beans. No idea's of my own
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September is the regular date for Pentax to announce their entry-level DSLR:

- 2008 K-m
- 2009 K-x
- 2010 K-r
- 2011?
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if you look at the lens roadmap - everything on it they said they were gonna make has appeared except the DA super-telephoto so i'm hoping for that
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
September is the regular date for Pentax to announce their entry-level DSLR:

- 2008 K-m
- 2009 K-x
- 2010 K-r
- 2011?
My guess is it will be called the K-s. This is simply based on Pentax's consistent use of a consonant letter with a vowel opening/consonant closing as the second letter. With that in mind that leaves: f, h, l, n, and s.

KF is already the name of a particular version of Pentax's bayonet mount, and I think picking K-l would be a giant hassle for the Japanese community (sorry generalization). Lastly, n is too close to m in sound even for native English speakers so it would be unwise for Pentax to choose n.

That leaves h and s, and I think s has the upper hand because it has a more crisp sound to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UdonUdon Quote
That leaves h and s, and I think s has the upper hand because it has a more crisp sound to it.
...and I dont think Pentax would name it K-k
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QuoteOriginally posted by UdonUdon Quote
My guess is it will be called the K-s.
Chaos?
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