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01-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #361
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
This is all interesting ideas, if not speculations.
Regarding forthcomming GXR K-mount, i would be glad to know your source.
Regarding Ricoh's Pentaxist ambitions, they had better preparing a consistent announcement package if they don't want to decieve their actual and future customers.
Again, look at the new and multiple Fuji stuffs just beeing announced, it's very impressive !
the same interview as this but the Ricoh section they said they would release a k mount module for the GXR. which really is kind of a no brainer on their part. heck they used to make a k mount lens series themselves.

as for all the Fuji announcements, Fuji has always been big on CES announcements since they are big in the P/S market and most of the P/S announcements are made there (this really mirrors the way the X100 was launched as well)

changes in when the big photo shows have happened coupled with sensor supply issues, tsunamis etc has really thrown a wrench in the normal announcement timeline for all companies, but particularly anyone dealing with Sony for sensors - Nikon also has had little to say until the D4 which was long overdue (as is the D800) Perhaps the D4 announcement says the sensor supply issue is coming to a resolution finally. which means of course we will hear from pricoh either next week or at the show in February (remember they cancelled an announcement in the fall)
I agree though they need to get out and make some statements. pre-christmas was the wrong time though, so the next little while should present some new things (And i think they could learn from the other guys with their "leaked" cameras - it builds interest - they seem to be working on an old model of keeping it quite until the announcement

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Pentax/Ricoh having both a booth and a meeting room at this year's PMA/CES is more that the last few years where it was just a meeting room. A booth makes one think they will have something to show. My guess is a K-r replacement. I would expect the big stuff at CP+ in Febuary. Then the real big stuff at Photokina in the fall.

Still with the K-r being discontinued one will expect a replacement. If the K-r is replaced soon it just might be a case of miscalcuation on the K-r sales at Christmas sales period. Could also have to do with the availability of the old 12mp Sony sensor. With the flooding this fall, Sony sensors are in very short supply and I would guess Sony would rather make/sell the newer more expensive sensors with there limited manuafacturing capacity.

Still it would be nice to hear some announcements from Pentax/Hoya. Maybe something like: the K-r is discontinued due to the sensor shortage, but a new replacement will be available in Febuary. Keeping your customers informed is very important for growing you business along with having products that customers want to buy. Right now they have the K-5 (which might even be discontinued if rumors are correct), a Q (that don't appear to be selling that well), and the 645D (with limited sales due to the high costs). So a new product(s) has to be announce soon.

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Keeping your customers informed is very important for growing you business along with having products that customers want to buy.
Yep, the Fuji owesome stuff won't be available in Belgium before April, from good source
But we know what's coming from Fuji at least...
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
the same interview as this but the Ricoh section they said they would release a k mount module for the GXR. which really is kind of a no brainer on their part. heck they used to make a k mount lens series themselves.
Funny, about 6 months before the purchase announcement I tossed a K mount Ricoh film body.

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