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01-23-2013, 04:01 AM   #106
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Because they're cheap?

01-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #107
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What are Pentax's plans for the pending zombie apocalypse?
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Ah yes, lets ask them if there are any ultra-fast lenses on the horizon. Far horizon, because they're obviously not on the lens road map.

No matter how good the camera's high iso performance is, lower iso images are still always better then the higher iso ones. I'll gladly slaughter my piggy bank for a Pentax SMC DFA 50mm f1.2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Ah yes, lets ask them if there are any ultra-fast lenses on the horizon. Far horizon, because they're obviously not on the lens road map.

No matter how good the camera's high iso performance is, lower iso images are still always better then the higher iso ones. I'll gladly slaughter my piggy bank for a Pentax SMC DFA 50mm f1.2
Or a DFA 35/1.2 for APS-C.

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We surely know that Pentax is a good company that create a lot of brilliant cameras and lens, but there are still many people have never heard of Pentax. I live in Hong Kong and none of my parents and friends know Pentax although they know Canxx, Sxxy, Nikxx, etc, since their products are frequently shown in TV and can be easily bought in several outlets nearby, but Pentax's don't.
So, I want to ask is that "Would Pentax like to put more efforts in promoting its brand/ making itself be more well-known in overseas markets like Hong Kong, such as planning more promotions and providing more outlets that sell Pentax's products ?"
This... Great products. Poor distribution and promotion. In Australia none of the major retailers carry Pentax.
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Or a DFA 35/1.2 for APS-C.
There are so many 35mm lenses to choose from - 28mm is much more urgent! 28 is the "perfect normal" for APS-C, so please give us a 28mm 1.4. Or, personally, I would gladly take a ~1.8 if that keeps price and weight significantly down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
There are so many 35mm lenses to choose from - 28mm is much more urgent! 28 is the "perfect normal" for APS-C, so please give us a 28mm 1.4. Or, personally, I would gladly take a ~1.8 if that keeps price and weight significantly down.
I'd rather see 24 myself. That would be awesome.
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I'd rather see 24 myself. That would be awesome.
Yes, a fast 24 would be nice too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
This... Great products. Poor distribution and promotion. In Australia none of the major retailers carry Pentax.
It's not just Australia. In the good ol' USA, it is next to impossible to find it outside of "MAJOR" metro areas. They definitely need more presence in the B&M markets. Unless you have had a Pentax 35mm or a relative possibly had a Pentax, most people know nothing about the brand and that's a shame. Get them in the stores and let the public determine its future. I think they would be overwhelmed with the demand for their products.
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If they could get even the entry level stuff (Q, whatever replaces the Kr, K30) in places like Target, Best Buy, and Wal Mart that would push sales like mad. Too bad that in the Nashville TN metro area there isn't a Pentax retailer to be found.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
There are so many 35mm lenses to choose from - 28mm is much more urgent! 28 is the "perfect normal" for APS-C, so please give us a 28mm 1.4. Or, personally, I would gladly take a ~1.8 if that keeps price and weight significantly down.

Good point.
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Is there a k01 successor
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just a fast 28-105 2.8 non * lens (so I can afford it)

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
There are so many 35mm lenses to choose from - 28mm is much more urgent! 28 is the "perfect normal" for APS-C, so please give us a 28mm 1.4. Or, personally, I would gladly take a ~1.8 if that keeps price and weight significantly down.
Or they could just introduce a FF sensor and then the beautiful, svelte 43/1.9 can be the new 'perfect fast normal' instead of all this mucking about with ultra-fast 28-35mm lenses which always seem to end up big and expensive....
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What are Pentax's plans for the pending zombie apocalypse?
Why bother? They're not going to give you a straight answer or they'll just defer to Japan. Why won't they just come clean on this issue?
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