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01-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #136
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It hasn't been posted yet. Sound slike a new camera but since it is a poster of all dslr cameras Pentax has made it sounds like a new dslr camera is coming, which is not surprising. So this might be the first official "leak". Maybe it will be announced on Feb. 4th (Pentax Day) then officially shown at CP+ a week or so latter.

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I sure hope, if not now then at least, in the next year they put out a larger version of the Q with a APS-C Sensor and takes K-mount lenses or I'm jumping ship to Fuji :ugh:
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So the chart hasn't grown in size since 2010...time for an increase!


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I thinking of heading to Sony. If they don't put something new out soon our lenses will be worth sh*t.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOBK10D Quote
I thinking of heading to Sony. If they don't put something new out soon our lenses will be worth sh*t.
Indeed, that's what I have been thinking, too
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOBK10D Quote
I thinking of heading to Sony. If they don't put something new out soon our lenses will be worth sh*t.
I sympathize with your desire for a new Pentax, as it has been a bit for Pentax fans and other manufacturers are coming out with cool stuff. I have the money to spend and want a new Pentax gadget to get excited about.

On the other hand, I use my K-5 and Pentax lenses every day for work, so I will have to disagree with you about our lenses being worthless if nothing new arrives at this show.

Ricoh bought Pentax officially in October I believe. Even if something new is announced at the show, I am guessing it will be modest in nature (K-r replacement), which was already in the pipeline when Pentax was a Hoya property. The more ambitious stuff would come later in the year at the earliest, but that's just my guess. But the cameras will come. Everything Ricoh and Pentax has said up to this point has indicated they will.

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I'm like you Urkeldaedalus. I'm itching for the K-r replacement.... and I have the money too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOBK10D Quote
I thinking of heading to Sony. If they don't put something new out soon our lenses will be worth sh*t.
Head to Sony, and you have to choose between lenses that are probably even more endangered than K-mount lenses (A-mount) or almost no lenses at all (E-mount) - so what would be the point...?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
I sympathize with your desire for a new Pentax, as it has been a bit for Pentax fans and other manufacturers are coming out with cool stuff. I have the money to spend and want a new Pentax gadget to get excited about.

On the other hand, I use my K-5 and Pentax lenses every day for work, so I will have to disagree with you about our lenses being worthless if nothing new arrives at this show.

Ricoh bought Pentax officially in October I believe. Even if something new is announced at the show, I am guessing it will be modest in nature (K-r replacement), which was already in the pipeline when Pentax was a Hoya property. The more ambitious stuff would come later in the year at the earliest, but that's just my guess. But the cameras will come. Everything Ricoh and Pentax has said up to this point has indicated they will.
Thinking rational I totally agree. However, some official announcements would help to decide if further investments in Ritax/Pentoh are worth it. I am totally happy with the lenses I have (Da15, Da21, Fa43, Fa77, Da18-135 and Sigma 70-300). But I would like to have some fast primes, comparable to those Fuji announced and an EVIL body for every-day-carry-along... Or more basic: just some future...
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What he's saying, and what some of you are obstinately refusing to acknowledge, is that our lenses have a dollar value attached to them, and that dollar value will be negatively effected if Pentax bows out of the K-mount. I'm not making any predictions about the future of the K-mount, but that is his point. Lenses designed for a dead system will not be worth as much as lenses that can be used on future cameras.

It is also something that I have been kind of worried about recently as Pentax has continued keep its future DSLR plans a secret while word has been circulating about the demise of the K-r and K-5.

One of the reasons I don't mind spending my hard earned (and all too scarce) money on lenses is because I know I'll be able to get almost what I paid for them when I decide to sell them...if not more. So far, I've made money every time I've sold a lens. It's almost like having money in the bank. My wife sometimes complains, but I make the point that if there's some kind of emergency and we need cash, I can sell my camera gear for a couple thousand. So if Pentax does stop supporting the K-mount, I'll be selling all of my gear as soon as possible, before it loses too much monetary value.

But I'm optimistic and I don't think Pentax is giving up on DSLRs or the K-mount. I just think that their current strategy doesn't mesh well with the impatience of their more rabid fans. Like myself.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
What he's saying, and what some of you are obstinately refusing to understand, is that our lenses have a dollar value attached to them, and that dollar value will be negatively effected if Pentax bows out of the K-mount
They won't get rid of the K-mount, that's for sure. All I'm going to say

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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
What he's saying, and what some of you are obstinately refusing to understand, is that our lenses have a dollar value attached to them, and that dollar value will be negatively effected if Pentax bows out of the K-mount. I'm not making any predictions about the future of the K-mount, but that is his point.
AF K mount lenses, maybe. But the rise of more and more mirrorless offerings is going to continue to push up the prices of older MF prime glass in M42 and K. Such lenses are already very popular in this application, especially for video work. And as mirorless sensors climb to APSC and FF size, 110 and CCTV lenses will cease to be a viable alternative, pushing demand for older FF lenses up even higher.
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They won't get rid of the K-mount, that's for sure. All I'm going to say
Second time I've read Adam make this statement in a post over the last few days. Once I can attribute to enthusiasm. But twice . . .

Well, if all you gentlemen in this thread want to get out of your lenses (at a distress-sale discount) before the bottom REALLY falls out, I still have some space on my shelves . . .
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