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11-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Changing sensors like we used to change film...interesting...
we may want to change the form factor once in a while

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QuoteOriginally posted by jackseh Quote
we may want to change the form factor once in a while
Of the camera or the sensor? If the latter, pixels are so thick upon the ground that we can call that change of form factor "cropping".
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QuoteOriginally posted by jackseh Quote
we may want to change the form factor once in a while
so every couple or threee years they launch GXR Ii or whatever, compatible with prior mountors/lensors but with ne form and functionality
then i can decide between that lovely FD mountor and a new grip lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
then i can decide between that lovely FD mountor and a new grip lol
Don't get all wobble-in-the-pants over this prospect. Pentax still makes lenses. Yes, Ricoh announced the M-mountor. Yes, expect a K-mountor. But don't expect Ricoh to make a FD- or NI- or other mountor that would cannibalize Pentax lens sales. Ability to mount M-lenses won't really eat Pentax lens sales; FD is another story. IMHO we're more likely to see 3rd-party adapters for Canon, Minolta, Konica, others to fit the M-mountor.

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M mount is still not the shortest. I think they should have introduced a ricoh dumb mount with shortest ever flange focal distance and then a dumb adaptor for all the other mounts available (EF, F, K, M42, M, contax G, kiev/contax, you name it). They could have shipped it with an M adaptor as default.

I have a nice set of Contax G lenses (arguably better than Leica) i can't use on the M mount GXR but can on the sony E mount. They just lost a customer there.
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Re: Gap in market

I'm not sure what it will be but from what I can figure out from the coyness of peope I have spoken to that may know is that it won't be a DSLR and that there isn't really any great update for the K-5 yet that would make people want to upgrade. So I think the K-5 is here for another year and this new camera will be something new. Which I think will be a larger mirrorless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spare Tire Quote
M mount is still not the shortest. I think they should have introduced a ricoh dumb mount with shortest ever flange focal distance and then a dumb adaptor for all the other mounts available (EF, F, K, M42, M, contax G, kiev/contax, you name it). They could have shipped it with an M adaptor as default.

I have a nice set of Contax G lenses (arguably better than Leica) i can't use on the M mount GXR but can on the sony E mount. They just lost a customer there.
I think you have a great point. IMHO, Ricoh and Pentax are great at keeping customers, whereas Sony is great at stealing customers.

Those Contax Gs are amazing aren't they.
I got a 45/2 Planar T* lens that beats any of my pentax primes in sharpness at roughly half the price tag of a FA 43 !

QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
so every couple or threee years they launch GXR Ii or whatever, compatible with prior mountors/lensors but with ne form and functionality
then i can decide between that lovely FD mountor and a new grip lol
Better ergonomics would be a plus; yes!

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Is it possible that the K-5 may be the successor to its values ​​anymore?
I fear the worst, I am looking for the best.

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Is it possible that the K-5 may be the successor to its values ​​anymore?
I fear the worst, I am looking for the best.
Rephrase?
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Rephrase?
I think what he is trying to say is that K-5 is a successor to Ford Pinto.
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And so, it begins.
Pentax is now sponsoring Dijon FCO (a French football team playing in League 1). I found an announcement only in Japanese, maybe the French are not awake yet
????????????????????FCO?????????????????PENTAX

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
And so, it begins.
Pentax is now sponsoring Dijon FCO (a French football team playing in League 1). I found an announcement only in Japanese, maybe the French are not awake yet
????????????????????FCO?????????????????PENTAX
Interesting choice. That club is in the League 1 for the first time, and the club colors are all-red for home matches. Perfect combination for Pentax, not only because Pentax is really very big in France.
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A good start. Making smart choices to sponsor some sports without spending the real big bugs can give you an excellent exposure.
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Thank you for your interest in my phrases. In fact I am interested in the Pentax's future.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
And so, it begins.
Pentax is now sponsoring Dijon FCO (a French football team playing in League 1). I found an announcement only in Japanese, maybe the French are not awake yet
????????????????????FCO?????????????????PENTAX
If you go to the FCO web site there is a Pentax banner on the right side scrolling with the K5 and the Q. the FCO webstore is offline so i couldn't look at the jerseys, maybe its down to put up new jerseys with the Pentax Logo (I'm more of a PSG fan, but I'd buy the Dijon jersey just for the Pentax logo I think )
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