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01-03-2013, 05:40 AM - 1 Like   #1
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PMA@CES & CP+ coming up...

Hi All,

I see Pentax Ricoh are exhibiting at both PMA@CES (Jan 8-12 2013 2013 International CES® Exhibitor Details - PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION) and at CP+ (Jan 31 - Feb 3 2013 List of Exhibitors | CP+ CAMERA & PHOTO IMAGING SHOW 2013)...

I wonder if anything new will be displayed?

Apart from the obvious...wait for it... Full Frame... I would love to see a mock up or production version of both the DA100-400?? and 1.4X convertor shown on their lens roadmap....

Hopefully they will also soon release the 560mm for sale?


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Yay! IMHO this means the latest we'll see any new Pentax cameras is in 4 weeks (first day of CP+).

Can't wait for the numerous PF threads to start thrashing real products instead of hypothetical ones

An announcement/mockup of an FF camera in development would be good, but for immediate announcement I'm hoping for:

* a 645D II that will make the D800 look like a toy
* a really cool below-K-30 camera that will be an even greater mass market success than the K-r was.
* a 16-50 replacement with a convincing SDM replacement (there is a lens in this range on the road map, so this isn't too far fetched)
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More New Stuff?

Hi Gordon, thanks for the links!
I agree, it would be great to see some new products, in addition to your "Wish List" I'd add an 80-200mm f/2.8 (been needing that for a long time!), a fast 24mm similar to the 35mm f/2.4 AL and possibly an entry-level ($500 USD) DSLR in APS-C format. Even if FF comes along soon by Pentax, the cropped format market is still huge and has some size, weight and price advantages that should attract new users.

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Agreed, these are exciting times. The current poll I started on the next camera members are after from Pentax has a pretty clear message. But I agree, it'll be great to look forward to the other announcements in the MF and entry level arenas. Lenses will have to be a considerable focus and hopefully there'll be a few announcements in this area. Anyone attending? Hope it's a good exhibition.

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Don't expect anything at CES. CES is not traditionally used to announce anything other than P&S'. CP+ could see some announcement, but don't get your hopes up.

My expectations are for a new Optio that you build yourself from Legos or something. I'm not setting myself up for disappointment that way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Anyone attending? Hope it's a good exhibition
Depending on the weather; I'll most likely be attending.
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I'd like a 135-400 WR there. I'd also like a 20, 22, or 24mm f/1.8 there too.
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I'm hoping to see my next camera there
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DA 135-400/5,6 HD AW
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We're much more likely to see a 24mp APsC than a ff. However I doubt that we'll see much at all camera wise
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Please - release a DA* to replace the 16-50mm! As stated above, it could happen, because something like it is on the roadmap...

A 17-85mm f/4 is my best guess (or perhaps hope), to complement the the DA* 60-250mm f/4, which is a resounding success. Quite honestly, with today's and tomorrow's sensors, the many compromises that are apparently necessary in order to get a constant f/2.8 are simply not necessary. What more would someone need than a K5II/IIs and a DA* 17-85 f/4 for 90% of your needs???
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Apart from lenses - I would be really up for a 17-85mm f/4 - I hope that there is news of some exciting new Ricoh cameras, since 2013 needs to be a Ricoh year as well as a Pentax one. I hope these will be at least in the super-compact class of 1" sensors, perhaps much more ambitious. I'd guess that at some stage we'll see a new Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR, perhaps an April or May release leaving the autumn/fall clear for more goodies.
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Lets just hope we see something.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
Depending on the weather; I'll most likely be attending
Tell us how you go there - is the weather over there prone to causing traffic problems?

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