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11-20-2011, 07:32 AM   #31
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Of course there is a new body coming. The only way Pentax would not release a new body is if the company goes out of business. That being said, why wait for a new body which no one is for sure when it will be released and hope for a better body than the K-5...after all, look what happened to those who held off on buying a K20D when it was a little over a year old and waited instead to purchase the K-7...

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Agreed; it will surely come - maybe as early as CP+, maybe as late as Photokina - who knows? IMO the K-5 has a good price now; if one wants it...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
Of course there is a new body coming. The only way Pentax would not release a new body is if the company goes out of business. That being said, why wait for a new body which no one is for sure when it will be released and hope for a better body than the K-5...after all, look what happened to those who held off on buying a K20D when it was a little over a year old and waited instead to purchase the K-7...
We got a beautiful camera with an incredible, functional design that is in every way a step up from the older one?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
We got a beautiful camera with an incredible, functional design that is in every way a step up from the older one?
A beautiful, functional design indeed. In every way a step up from the K20D...Not exactly.

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My Ricoh rep only knows about copiers and printers...
I think I need a new Ricoh rep.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 7samurai Quote
My Ricoh rep only knows about copiers and printers...
I think I need a new Ricoh rep.
The lack of this infrastructure worldwide is probably one of the reasons the Pentax acquisition made sense to them.
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What rumor? This is only a joke - a story made-up just for fun.
Think that will stop anything? Did you see the tons and tons of blather that a simple form letter devoid of any meaningful content whatsoever inspired? Over 1400 posts in that thread so far.

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I have a contact who is in the know. I can't name names because I don't want him to lose his after school job at Best Buy. He said he is 100% sure that Pentax will replace the K-5 with a new body next year. This guy is really dependable. He scored me a 10% off coupon code on a vacuum cleaner last year. Remember, you heard it here first!

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Maybe the "Why doesn't Pentax release a rangefinder?" crowd will take some comfort and hope from Ricoh buying Pentax....after all, Ricoh actually made some in the past. Maybe we can look forward to a kickass digital TLR as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
tra la la, la la! I work at the local airport and see/meet celebrities all the time. Today, it was someone in a light blue polo with R-I-C-O-H on the front. The conversation went like this:

Me:

Didn't you guy's just takeover Pentax?

Ricoh Employee(R.E.):

Yes.

Me:

Is there a new model above the K-5 coming, knida/sorta?

R.E.:

Hesitates..Yes.

Me:

Soon?

R.E.

Don't buy anything in the next few months

Me:

Swivel screen?

R.E.

Yes.

Me:

Sony 24MP Sensor?

R.E.

Hesitates...Yes.

If I'm lying, I'll give my '5 away. I didn't think to ask about lenses. I'm not sure why he disappeared so quickly.
somehow,since nobody else said anything about your give away contact me I will take your k5.Contact me soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Maybe the "Why doesn't Pentax release a rangefinder?" crowd will take some comfort and hope from Ricoh buying Pentax....after all, Ricoh actually made some in the past. Maybe we can look forward to a kickass digital TLR as well.
I'm still pushing for a 6x9cm digital folder. Lenses would mount on a solenoid-actuated lensboard featuring AF, T&S, macro focusing, etc. It *can* be done!
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The guy was in a company shirt and was your hesitant to give details. You can take it with a grain of salt or a salt substitute like Mrs Dash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
tra la la, la la!
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If I'm lying, I'll give my '5 away.
I propose Adam organizes the pick-up of his K-5 for the forum. We can have another thread what to do with the trophy
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Are we even alowed to have so much fun in a thread in news/rumors?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Maybe the "Why doesn't Pentax release a rangefinder?" crowd will take some comfort and hope from Ricoh buying Pentax....after all, Ricoh actually made some in the past. Maybe we can look forward to a kickass digital TLR as well.
But if a rangefinder isn't leica it's no good

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