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01-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #46
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Lenses protruding in body are the only way to keep the K-01, or other K-mount mirrorless, small. The body is larger than a Nex, but the lens is smaller, and camera+lens are equiparabile. Not developing the in-body lens, it seems that they are killing the K-01 idea. I'd say it's understandable, as Ricoh has the GXR to sell, while the K-01 was a Hoya project.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Pentax Russia advise to watch news after New Year.
The new Gregorian New Year (Jan 1st) or the old Julian New Year (Jan 14th)?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
The new Gregorian New Year (Jan 1st) or the old Julian New Year (Jan 14th)?
Oh somewhere in between (CES) ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by eurostar Quote
Lenses protruding in body are the only way to keep the K-01, or other K-mount mirrorless, small. The body is larger than a Nex, but the lens is smaller, and camera+lens are equiparabile. Not developing the in-body lens, it seems that they are killing the K-01 idea. I'd say it's understandable, as Ricoh has the GXR to sell, while the K-01 was a Hoya project.
I would find such a drop very sad.
The K-01 market failure is in my opinion due to the "play-school" appearance for at least 50%.
The idea is excellent, and they should only have used this concept :
- with "X-pro" like oriented APS-C
- or with FF sensor
- with several lenses from the start
And in any case rather with serious design than with - for a lot af photographers - "fashion styling"

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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I would find such a drop very sad.
The K-01 market failure is in my opinion due to the "play-school" appearance for at least 50%.
The idea is excellent, and they should only have used this concept :
- with "X-pro" like oriented APS-C
- or with FF sensor
- with several lenses from the start
And in any case rather with serious design than with - for a lot af photographers - "fashion styling"
I totally agree, I am only not sure about FF. The Fuji cameras are a big success even if they are APS-C.
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+ the possibility to add GXR type EVF... an other unforgettable lack, as Ricoh and Pentax have merged their R&D... Or should they have waited for a few more months to launch a complete product.

FF sensor would have brought a real innovation break on the market. They could have sold it around USD 2,000 and still make a buzzy fuss.
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
It's the new year but .... I don't get Russian television. Nor Pravda, Izvestia, and Trud. Won't deliver to the middle of the US, it appears. What's up there, Ogl??
Channel 101.2 or 101.3?

UW Madison Residential Television Network Channel Lineup
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
The in-body lenses make way more sense on the wider-angle lenses.

I would've liked to see a XS21 or XS15.
Something like that,
or even an XS 12 like the Voigtlaender for Nikon "mirror up" SL 12/5.6
(Voigtlander SL Lenses)
would be good for the real estate photography market.

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Definitely so, imagine a DA 12mm f/4 XS :love:
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Pentax Russia sad that thay "hope there will be news about new cameras in February. It will be very interesting products." Stay tuned.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I would find such a drop very sad.
The K-01 market failure is in my opinion due to the "play-school" appearance for at least 50%.
The idea is excellent, and they should only have used this concept :
- with "X-pro" like oriented APS-C
- or with FF sensor
- with several lenses from the start
And in any case rather with serious design than with - for a lot af photographers - "fashion styling"
They didn't understand that K-01 wouldn't truly appeal to many in their existing customer base due to the "fashion styling". So who did it try to appeal to? If it was some other segment not familiar with Pentax, what did Pentax do to market the camera to that segment? Essentially nothing from what I can tell.
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
It's the new year but .... I don't get Russian television. Nor Pravda, Izvestia, and Trud. Won't deliver to the middle of the US, it appears. What's up there, Ogl??
I have no TV set. And I didn't read newspapers for 10 last years...
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
They didn't understand that K-01 wouldn't truly appeal to many in their existing customer base due to the "fashion styling". So who did it try to appeal to? If it was some other segment not familiar with Pentax, what did Pentax do to market the camera to that segment? Essentially nothing from what I can tell.
That's right.
There are only very few dealer selling it in France for example, representing not even a thenth of the market : but i don't know who's "fault" it is.
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Pentax Russia seem to have rumor all tye time but it's someasy to create a rumor that is so vague that mean abolutly nothing. Anybody can do it
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QuoteOriginally posted by VladimirYo Quote
Pentax Russia sad that thay "hope there will be news about new cameras in February. It will be very interesting products." Stay tuned.
So that can only mean CP+ in the first few days of Feb.

And isn't "very interesting" similar to how they described the K-01 before it officially launched?
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