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12-12-2011, 04:40 AM   #1
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New Ricoh/Pentax rumors surface today...

It's never easy to confirm the origins of such things as rumors, and in some cases, the source can even end-up regurgitating its own rumors - However... the appeal of getting a leg-up on upcoming developments is just too great to pass up! . Having said that... there are two persistent rumors that have made it on the leader-board lately suggesting that Ricoh/Pentax will be using Sony sensors in their upcoming camera's(One of which" is a FF).

  • The first mention of this was posted early this morning at Photo Rumors.com with a reference to this dpreview forum member claiming that Pentax is looking at a full frame DSLR and a new APS-C mirrorless cameras in 2012.
  • The second, is from sonyalpharymors.com claiming that the upcoming 24-85mm Ricoh GXR module us using the 16mp Sony NEX-5n sensor along with the same source quoting that Pentax will make use of a 24mp FF sensor as well.

And while there is no way to confirm such claims, the idea of a FF mirrorless does seem like an exciting idea to me. And that I would have no issues investing in should it materialize in the near future. (so long as the price is right)


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12-12-2011, 04:55 AM   #2
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Another topic on nothing? What is that dude saying on dpr? "rumor". Who is his source? Can be Santa as far as we know. Right now we know nothing about a new Pentax camera. Let's leave it like this until there is more than "member rumor".

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Sonyalpharumors cites that dpreview thread--I thought they had an independent source. So, there is a single source of rumor concerning a future Pentax FF. Why is this rumor persistent?

Someone opened a thread on this rumor two days ago:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/168089-full-frame-may-2012-a.html

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12-12-2011, 06:14 AM   #4
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It's the same rumor who make the tour. That the problem of internet. Everybody claim they have ĞA sourceğ. Finalyy the source is the next door rumor who also said they have ĞA sourceğ.
THis thread should be close

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I disagree. We should keep it persistent and large enough that some science level employee at Pentax sees it and goes...oh. Are we doing that? Okay then - let me get right on it. I knew I forgot something
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I heard a rumour that Santa Claus is coming to town.
12-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
Why is this rumor persistent?
A whole lot of wishful thinking from the FF obsessed.
12-12-2011, 06:45 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
I heard a rumour that Santa Claus is coming to town.
Thats not a rumor, that's a fact, at least my kids think so And the Santa (it's me I guess) never let them down, yet

12-12-2011, 06:50 AM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by StepOne Quote
Another topic on nothing? What is that dude saying on dpr? "rumor". Who is his source? Can be Santa as far as we know. Right now we know nothing about a new Pentax camera. Let's leave it like this until there is more than "member rumor".
I don't know the very original source of the 'rumor', but I know the 'dude' on dpr pretty well, and he is not someone who likes to spread out 'rumors' just for fun

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Why is this rumor persistent?
Because many people still have trouble making multiplications by 1.5.
12-12-2011, 07:41 AM   #11
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Because many people still have trouble making multiplications by 1.5.
Thumbs up for that one, lol.
12-12-2011, 07:54 AM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
It's the same rumor who make the tour.
I agree that it is a rumor which will turn false in the end.

But...

I disagree that this rumor has no substance. The root source is clearly identified (it is NOT anything making the tour if you care to follow up to the source of things).

The root source is an unnamed friend of Peter Fang:
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> OK, I'll bite. You've known this source for a while, and this person has accurately predicted upcoming Pentax products?
Peter Fang: Yes.
And Peter Fang earned a positive reputation both on DPR and here.

Pete Fang further on comments that he agrees that a 24MP FF sensor from Sony is not the thing he expected (like many, he bets on the 35MP sensor). But he thinks Sony could release 3 different FF sensors in 2012 and a 24MP version could be suited to become a K-5/D7000 upgraders offer.

All in all, just a rumor. But such is the letter response by Pentax Europe because we never heard back from Japan

btw, Peter Fang can be contacted via pentaxforums: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/peter-fang.html
He is from Beijing. However, he's not very active here anymore.

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New line of lens or bring back F-FA?
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New line of lens or bring back F-FA?
Update them to DFA, DFA* would be the most likely with some new designs as well
not with any great speed though based on how fast the 645 lenses are being released / updated
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O rats, I wanted a baby sister (APS-H) and now we get a big baby brother!



Cross our fingers that it isn't to expensive.
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