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09-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #136
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Like "pre-announced" on official sites, this K-3 really looks as the long awaited APS-C new DSLR flagship !

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
It is genuine, google it yourself:

https://www.google.fr/search?q=%22K-3%22+site%3Aricoh-imaging.co.jp

and you'll find what I posted above.

"CXシリーズ; GRシリーズ; GXR; Qシリーズ; K-01; K-30/K-50; K-5シリーズ/K-3. 645D" means "CX series; GR series; GXR; Q series; K-01; K-30/K-50; K-5 series/K-3; 645D" (pictures taken by Pentax users with... in the framework of contests organised by Ricoh).
Thats not true - google finds K-30 and since it matches the search string "K-3" it flags it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by manishved Quote
Thats not true - google finds K-30 and since it matches the search string "K-3" it flags it.
I suggest you re-read the sentence found by Google (second link provided by the search) and quoted in my post page 9:
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
"CXシリーズ; GRシリーズ; GXR; Qシリーズ; K-01; K-30/K-50; K-5シリーズ/K-3. 645D" means "CX series; GR series; GXR; Q series; K-01; K-30/K-50; K-5 series/K-3; 645D" (pictures taken by Pentax users with... in the framework of contests organised by Ricoh).
K-3 is put by Ricoh in the same contest group as the K-5 series, K-30 and K-50 are in another group.
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K-3 rumor is solve that they nearly announced that K-3 is crop body...

09-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #140
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
LOL!

What happened to the K-4 anyway? Why's everybody expecting a K-3 and no K-4?
iirc, '4' sounds like 'death' in Japanese, so you tend to find house/flat/floor numbers skipping from 3 to 5. It's much the same as with 13 in the us/uk....
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QuoteOriginally posted by robthebloke Quote
iirc, '4' sounds like 'death' in Japanese, so you tend to find house/flat/floor numbers skipping from 3 to 5. It's much the same as with 13 in the us/uk....
Nikon seems not to be so superstitious, having had an F4 and a D4. And I have twice lived in house number 13 with no ill effects (I think)
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QuoteOriginally posted by robthebloke Quote
iirc, '4' sounds like 'death' in Japanese, so you tend to find house/flat/floor numbers skipping from 3 to 5. It's much the same as with 13 in the us/uk....
But... but... but then why all the slow lenses with a max aperture of F4? If you're gonna be superstitious, then be thorough about it.
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" '4' sounds like 'death' in Japanese,...."

I am really afraid 3 not to sound same. I mean the market of 24MP APS-C is quite occupied.
It should be something very, very special to break trough.

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Nikon and any other Japanese manufacturer like Sony don't care about the superstition if they use Arabic numerals in their product names. D4, PlayStation 4 - they don't pronounce the number "shi" (death) or even "yon" simply cause it is "four" to them as much as it is to us.

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"Any other Japanese manufacturer"? Look at Olympus and Panasonic models, they've all skipped the number 4 (E-PL3-> E-PL5, TZ3 -> TZ5, and so on).
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Olympus had the OM-4 film camera back in the day. They skipped E-2 and E-4 - guess they just wanted odd numbers?

Panasonic has a Lumix TZ4 and FZ4. They skipped FZ6 for whatever reason.

I think my point still stands.
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Pentax has skipped more numbers than they used. They started the K-(x) line by skipping 8-9, then skipped 6 when going from K-7 to K-5, so skipping 4 is just business as usual.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
Olympus had the OM-4 film camera back in the day. They skipped E-2 and E-4 - guess they just wanted odd numbers?

Panasonic has a Lumix TZ4 and FZ4. They skipped FZ6 for whatever reason.

I think my point still stands.
Hmm, I missed the TZ4. But they skipped the 4 for the G-series, and Olympus dropped 4 for both the E-PL and E-P series.
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Maybe it has less to do with superstition, but with versions and prototypes. Maybe the K-6 and K-4 are prototypes that never got released?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Maybe it has less to do with superstition, but with versions and prototypes. Maybe the K-6 and K-4 are prototypes that never got released?
Imho, not the case.
Prototypes have their own appellation and receives a commercial appellation when they are released.
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