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10-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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New FF 'LX-D' rumours...

on, ahem, 'another forum'. Kind of dovetails with the AA mount rumour here. Would be VERY interested in this retro camera, like the upcoming Nikon F3, also vapourware at this point...We'll see...

Ricoh's new FF retro Pentax LX rumor: Ricoh Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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10-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Wow we really make them up ourselfs
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The self-perpetuating rumor circle.
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And also posted in the Full Frame section.

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Asahiflex mentioned this last month. There was a fairly complete post about the A-mount (including the A-K-Q naming convention) on a credible French Pentax blog. Of course that rumor claimed the K3 would be A-mount.

Without a K-mount it wouldn't be an LX-D and it would be a travesty to claim it is. It would be a Ricoh with an adapter. They did say Ricoh would get the new technologies and Pentax would keep the K-mount but that isn't the way I thought it would go.

My bet - less than 50% likely.

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This "rumor" gives the term "rumor" a bad name.

It really belongs in the "Wouldn't It Would Be Cool If They Made This and I'm Sure It Would Work Even Though The Most Complex Thing I've Ever Built Came Out Of A Cracker Jacks Box" sub forum.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Asahiflex mentioned this last month. There was a fairly complete post about the A-mount )including the A-K-Q naming convention) on a credible French Pentax blog. Of course that rumor claimed the K3 would be A-mount.

Without a K-mount it wouldn't be an LX-D and it would be a travesty to claim it is. It would be a Ricoh with an adapter. They did say Ricoh would get the new technologies and Pentax would keep the K-mount but that isn't the way I thought it would go.

My bet - less than 50% likely.
Wouldn't A mount get confused with Sony's A mount?

I think it will be a J mount
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Wouldn't A mount get confused with Sony's A mount?
Well I would think so - but that and $5 will get you coffee at Starbuck's.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Wouldn't A mount get confused with Sony's A mount?
Well I love those selfmade rumors, so here is mine:


Ricoh is joining the Sony E mount and somehow people are calling that the new A-mount!
10-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #10
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well I love those selfmade rumors, so here is mine:


Ricoh is joining the Sony E mount and somehow people are calling that the new A-mount!
Actually, that could make some sense. Hmm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
...

... I think it will be a J mount
As in "jack of all rumors" mount
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Ricoh is joining the Sony E mount and somehow people are calling that the new A-mount!
No, the A mount is Ricoh's new M4/3 mount for a new Auto110 styled camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Wouldn't A mount get confused with Sony's A mount?
I'm guessing it already was. The previous rumors about a new A mount Pentax camera seemed to have been about the Sony A7(r).
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Well I would think so - but that and $5 will get you coffee at Starbuck's.
Star what?



As for the rumor, if it does happen, then I can take my photography full circle.

Here is what my first SLR looked like:



It would be a delight to have another Ricoh in the camera bag!
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I'm quoting myself from januari 2011.

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Well going alone is another problem. Just another mico-K-mount has no future either. So to me there are a few options that really could work.
  1. Join Panansonic/Olympus with the micro 4/3th using the same mount, just with a Sony sensor of high quality.
  2. Create a unique small evil camera as small as Pentax Auto 110 was in past with real small lenses and a small sensor.
  3. Make an entree level EVIL that in future wil make entry level DSLR like K-x obsolete. New micro-K-mount that with an adapter will take all current lenses but also new lenses. Give it APS-c sensor like K-x/K-r.
  4. Make a high-end EVIL wit a FullFrame sensor with the current K-mount so all lenses will fitt. No nonsens about thinner camera, since it is to use with big lenses. (maybe even Trans-Lucent).
  5. Leave this new market between P&S and DSLR to others and make no money out of it.

To me number 1 and 4 make the most sence.

Number 5, doing nothing in a time that entry leven DSLR will be going out of the market due to all the EVIL's is not smart, and in this same time P&S is losing ground to iPhone and all others smartphone's. In P&S the only real future is bridge camera and rough camera's like W90.
It still apply's and we already have some off these.
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