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09-17-2012, 08:51 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Photokina 2012: First impressions by Falk Lumo

I'll post more after the break (the break is Leica's VIP event tonight).

From Pentax, there are the nice announcements we have heard about (K-5II, K-5IIs, Q10, 560/5.6 etc. They confined to me:

- no K-3 (at Photokina)
- no Full frame on the roadmap as far as Germany is aware of
- no 645D-II (at Photokina)

The K-5II will ship in time for the Xmas season.


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Good to know.
09-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the update.
I'm somewhat disappointed but satisfied to know. - thx

09-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #5
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And now that I've read it:

Any impressions on the DA 560? No samples shots provided? Cute that it was attached to the Q10!

The D600 having a shutter that sounds closer to the D7000 vs the D800 - I didn't know that the D800 had a loud shutter. Good to know. The D7000 isn't really that silent though

Wait - I thought the RX1 was a fixed lens camera?
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that is sad news for Pentaxian.

Looking at announcements from other brands, we have nothing really exciting.
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oh well, expect the expected...
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Not even a prototype unveiling? Ouch.

How would you gauge the level of general interest and attendance at the Pentax booth vs. any other brand?

Can you take a pic with the K5II with CA and Lens Corrections set to ON and see if there is still a long delay in processing before playback? Thanks again Falk.

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What a let down... Pentax is surely doomed as the competition surges ahead. This time it's for real.
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
From Pentax, there are the nice announcements we have heard about (K-5II, K-5IIs, Q10, 560/5.6 etc. They confined to me:

- no K-3 (at Photokina)
- no Full frame on the roadmap as far as Germany is aware of
- no 645D-II (at Photokina)

The K-5II will ship in time for the Xmas season.
Well I didn't expect the first two this time, maybe some announcement.

When I saw Hasselblad coming with their new camera and futuring the old sensors, then a new 645D was not to be expected. Maybe sometime next year the 50mp version, but that won't be cheap. So limited customer demand for that.

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OMG Pentax is starting to lag behind the rest more and more. This is starting to become very bad. Embarrassing even.
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Pffff, nothing, no prototype, not even an announcement, a word of commitment...

Just a rebadged K5, a tiny Q10 that noone takes serious and two lenses that I have no use for...?

These Leica hustle and bustle sounds interesting, though probably to expensive anyway.
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I hope they at least hint at something or at least show a prototype.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
that is sad news for Pentaxian.

Looking at announcements from other brands, we have nothing really exciting.
several new lenses and 2 new (upgraded) cameras, why isn't that exciting?
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Not very bright outlook for Pentax, bunch of repackaged old products while overyone else is moving full steam ahead.
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