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10-13-2013, 01:41 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
An 80-200mm f/2.8 ED IF HD WR
I'm not waiting for this one: too big and heavy for me. For my purposes the 60-250 f4 is better for APS-C. Maybe they'll bring the 70/80-200 out for full-frame, though again I don't think I would buy one. I sold my Nikon version because of its weight, but it was a cracking lens.

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I have no insider information, but I could very well imagine 645D II could be the next body to be introduced. To a great extent the 645D was based on the technologies developed for the K-7 and K-5. Now the competition is catching on the 645D, and Pentax has a new technology platform. In a way it would be logical to build on this, and update the flagship of the brand.
Very true.
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So, I was fawning over a pre-production K3 today at my local camera shop, and discussing things with the Pentax rep; although I couldn't get any specifics, I was able to ascertain that there will be another introduction before the year is out, which wouldn't impact a K-3 purchasing decision.

So maybe that wide-angle zoom after all!
A worldwide marketing strategy?
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RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: The 9 Things That Are To Be Announced (Updated!)
Could that be ricehigh's rumor?

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So what do we think about this picture that was supposed to be of the K-3?



The mirror box and shutter release mechanism are plainly different from the K-3 we now know.
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That image is fake.
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Oh, boy... nothing happened from that list except for the DA 560mm and DFA 645 90mm lenses, which were presented by Pentax months before (at CP+). That's an EPIC FAIL.
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+1 for the 645D II
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QuoteOriginally posted by PePe Quote
I have no insider information, but I could very well imagine 645D II could be the next body to be introduced. To a great extent the 645D was based on the technologies developed for the K-7 and K-5. Now the competition is catching on the 645D, and Pentax has a new technology platform. In a way it would be logical to build on this, and update the flagship of the brand.
Now that they have the new PRIME III and the new SAFOX XI AF system plus some other hardware bits and pieces the R&D department could very well spent some time on that 645DII. Only thing we could be guessing about is who will deliver the sensor now that Kodak has gone belly up.

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Now that they have the new PRIME III and the new SAFOX XI AF system plus some other hardware bits and pieces the R&D department could very well spent some time on that 645DII. Only thing we could be guessing about is who will deliver the sensor now that Kodak has gone belly up.
Kodak's sensor dept has been spun off into TruSense imaging. Hence I don't think its been overly impacted.
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It better not be something I want, I just emptied the bank account for a K-3.
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The new "trans-standard" zoom (16-80, 17-82, 16,5-77,5, ... or whatsoever) will be announced before end of year
That's my hope...but there has been absolutely no rumors that it is coming anytime soon
Then again there wasn't anh rumors regarding the Limited Lenses refresh nor tbe 55-300mm WR, so wbo knows. I'd be shper happy with a 16-50mm HD & DC motor
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Wasn't there a rumor floating around here by an EU member who was dead-certain there was a (medium zoom)/2.8 Ltd coming in September? Where'd that go? IIRC last spring the 645dII was regularly referred to as the second camera this year after the K-3. The K500/K50 were surprises.

I think we don't have any idea any more what Ricoh has planned since they are very quiet and they don't release on a schedule anything like what Pentax did.

When pondering, "What do you want," I almost think we'd be better off simply smiling and saying to ourselves, "Surprise me." (Works with my wife for the next three months).
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Well, I would think there are several possiblities. The TC is on the road map, but I doubt it will be here before next year. The 645 D definitely needs an update and that is probably the most likely thing. I do think the Limited Zoom on the road map and the 17-80-ish zoom are probably coming.

I still don't know what the point of the normal-ish zoom is, unless it would replace the 16-50. Currently, we have the 17-70, 18-135, kit lens, and 16-50 in that range already and both the 18-135 and 16-50 are sealed.
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Lenses lenses lenses! Seriously, now that Pentax may be in Canon/Nikon territory when it comes to autofocus, the slowness of the micromotor-type SDM is all too obvious. Yes, Pentax lenses are somewhat cheaper. But I suspect they won't be able to compete on just that for very long.

For a start, give the 16-50 an upgrade. Rework the optics, implement ring-type autofocus and it will sell, even if it is 3 times the price of a Tamron 17-50. Apply HD coating as a bonus. This will also help clarify plans as to a professional (fka DA*) line.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pheo Quote
which wouldn't impact a K-3 purchasing decision.
If they told you that it would not affect over the decision of purchasing a K-3, maybe there's another new Pentax camera coming?
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