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02-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #1891
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QuoteOriginally posted by D0n Quote
did the people crying for evf's and articulated lcd screens ever stop to think that maybe...just maybe... Ricoh is about to release a new grx with kmount module?
maybe k-01 had a sister model on the drawing boards that is being held back by Ricoh?
possible in a year or two we'll see a k-02 weathersealed and evf model?
I think the ricoh is likely but i also think it has no serious impact on the plans for Pentax product since it is running as a separate brand (it's not like GM where several brands were all basically the same except for cosmetics)

I do however think they are probably developing at least 1 if not 2 more mirrorless models for release, bearing in mind this project was more Hoya than Ricoh
Whether any will be this year or early next year who knows. I will bet on a big presence at Photokina though with a few things before tokeep interest building

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Here is a positive piece on the K zero one...

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02-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #1893
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QuoteOriginally posted by wjjstu Quote
GX1: 116 x 68 x 39 mm = 307632 mm^3
G3: 115 x 84 x 47 mm = 454020 mm^3
K-01: 122 x 79 x 58 mm = 559004 mm^3
I've had the G3 and the GX1 predecessor (GF2) side by side. They are essentially the same size except for the EVF welded to the top of the G3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by marosari00 Quote
Here is a positive piece on the K zero one...

Pentax K-01
thanks

and it's nice to see someone who finds it a beautiful design. Getting outside the insular camera community and hgetting opinions from another area is quite a different view of it.

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I just got through looking at the camera again. If it was $750 with the kit lens + they had two other low profiles in wide and tele (not the current DA Limiteds) I might get it. I do wish the 40mm was F2.0 at least but they probably couldn't have made it that thin. I think it's kind of nice design.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stanleyk Quote
I just got through looking at the camera again. If it was $750 with the kit lens + they had two other low profiles in wide and tele (not the current DA Limiteds) I might get it. I do wish the 40mm was F2.0 at least but they probably couldn't have made it that thin. I think it's kind of nice design.
Well the $750 i think will happen pretty quickly that's where the Nex 5 is with cumbersome 18-55 kit that is outperformed by the pentax kit zoom

As for the wide and tele xs models I wouldn't be surprised to see them come down the road, 21 XS would be 350-399, 70 xs 300-350
Add a $300 sunshade for the LCD and for less than the price of the X pro you'd have a good little 3 lens kit (add small lens cases for the lenses that mount on the strap like the old little lens cases, perfect lightweight travel kit with excellent iq
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A couple of thousand posts and I think a lot of people don't get it.
1. It's a k mount that adds value to our kit
2. K mount is not going extinct any time soon
3. To make it k mount it has to be thick
4. making it thick provides a range of design issues when you are also trying to keep it small
5. The camera at less than $800 will probably match some $5000 cameras

The camera was probably made for a different market although someone like me who uses multiple camera will find it very useful when I buy it.

We should be celebrating that future investment will be in K mounts compatible with our kit.

Ricoh has made the right choice for me keeping the K mount alive.
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The reason I have a digital pentax is for the lenses...like the 21 DA
The only reason I would buy a mirrorless camera would be compatablity with my current pentax lenses....so I like Pentax' approach with the new camera

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QuoteOriginally posted by D0n Quote
did the people crying for evf's and articulated lcd screens ever stop to think that maybe...just maybe... Ricoh is about to release a new grx with kmount module?
I am wondering if a K mount module would have SR. Not that I would be interested in one anyway, but I wonder if it's possible or it might be too much of a challenge for the GXR design.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bob from aus Quote
a couple of thousand posts and i think a lot of people don't get it.
1. It's a k mount that adds value to our kit
2. K mount is not going extinct any time soon
3. To make it k mount it has to be thick
4. Making it thick provides a range of design issues when you are also trying to keep it small
5. The camera at less than $800 will probably match some $5000 cameras

the camera was probably made for a different market although someone like me who uses multiple camera will find it very useful when i buy it.

We should be celebrating that future investment will be in k mounts compatible with our kit.

Ricoh has made the right choice for me keeping the k mount alive.
bravo !

QuoteOriginally posted by Laurentiu Cristofor Quote
I am wondering if a K mount module would have SR. Not that I would be interested in one anyway, but I wonder if it's possible or it might be too much of a challenge for the GXR design.
I guess they will issue a K-mount GXR without SR, not to make that much of a direct concurrence to the K-01 and also as it would be too much demanding for the GXR grip/module
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob from Aus Quote
We should be celebrating that future investment will be in K mounts compatible with our kit.

Ricoh has made the right choice for me keeping the K mount alive.
Yes, they definitely shouldn't repeat that debacle where they abandoned the M42 mount and forced their user base to use Takumars on Canon cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I guess they will issue a K-mount GXR without SR, not to make that much of a direct concurrence to the K-01
That could be a commercial reason, but I was asking if there is a technical reason why it may not be convenient - like, for example, it may make the module too bulky or it may draw too much power.
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Yes, a think so too, bulkiness.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Laurentiu Cristofor Quote
I am wondering if a K mount module would have SR. Not that I would be interested in one anyway, but I wonder if it's possible or it might be too much of a challenge for the GXR design.
They very recently got a patent to that very purpose I believe.
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They would be better off developing a DA 135 f2.8 LTD than revamping the others..
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