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04-04-2014, 10:59 AM   #121
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I, for one, am happy to see Ricoh working on a new generation of the 645D. And I'd like to eventually see a few product options in their lineup for that format. But I certainly sympathize with those that would rather have them put more effort into APS-C or FF in the near term.

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I'm glad they're dropping crumbs after all the fiasco. The longer it takes them to get the whole review out the longer the K-3 remains popular on the site's news feed and forums.
Sometimes it means they have trouble testing them. Bad copies, firmware, etc.

Not exactly been a Pentax strong point (DA*55).
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This "rather" is a problem. Pentax has an easy time on the medium format market, and should not lose it just because some people would rather have them make just one line of products. Not launching the 645z - when their competitors announced their cameras with the new sensor - means exactly that: losing an easy market. Besides, whatever Pentax makes - I noticed it on several sites/forums - it's always "they should rather make X".
But it's understandable to want more effort put into APS-C (and FF), while continuing with the medium format (and Q).
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whatever Pentax makes - I noticed it on several sites/forums - it's always "they should rather make X
PentaxIsDoomed™

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I thought they were too busy writing fake articles about photography...
I'm totally meta now—not taking photos and not talking (seriously, anyway) about cameras. I take photos with my mind!
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I'm totally meta now—not taking photos and not talking (seriously, anyway) about cameras. I take photos with my mind!
Darn tootin' Jedi...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Originally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
The countdown continues at the Japanese sites
?????? | RICOH IMAGING
and Distinct Format. UNmistakable Brilliance. | RICOH IMAGING,
but has disappeared at the US site
http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/645z/
No, they just changed the URL - removing the 645:
Distinct Format. UNmistakable Brilliance. | RICOH IMAGING
It's a trick! See, this really is the new FF Z-1D or Z-2!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
This "rather" is a problem. Pentax has an easy time on the medium format market, and should not lose it just because some people would rather have them make just one line of products. Not launching the 645z - when their competitors announced their cameras with the new sensor - means exactly that: losing an easy market. Besides, whatever Pentax makes - I noticed it on several sites/forums - it's always "they should rather make X".
But it's understandable to want more effort put into APS-C (and FF), while continuing with the medium format (and Q).
Again, Pentax is the only manufacturer that's poised to have a full lineup of ILC cameras, covering all major sizes - from the Qs to the 645s. And they aren't some n00bs to any of these ILC markets - they've had super-compacts, 35mm, and MFs going back long into the film days. They also have 2+ generations of everything in the digital format (except the 35mms have only had cropped sensors so far).

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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
Again, Pentax is the only manufacturer that's poised to have a full lineup of ILC cameras, covering all major sizes - from the Qs to the 645s. And they aren't some n00bs to any of these ILC markets - they've had super-compacts, 35mm, and MFs going back long into the film days.
Thank you! The is the salient comment of the year so far ragarding Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
Sometimes it means they have trouble testing them. Bad copies, firmware, etc.

Not exactly been a Pentax strong point (DA*55).
I consider the DA* 55 a strong point. It was the deciding factor in my becoming a Pentax user

I currently own 11 Pentax lenses; the 21-40-70 Limiteds, the 16-50, 50-135, 55 DA*s, the 18-135 and 50/1.8 DAs, and 28/2 and 135/2.8 "A'

I would give up every single other lens before I let anyone touch my DA* 55/1.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote


Again, Pentax is the only manufacturer that's poised to have a full lineup of ILC cameras, covering all major sizes - from the Qs to the 645s. And they aren't some n00bs to any of these ILC markets - they've had super-compacts, 35mm, and MFs going back long into the film days.
They are indeed poised to...but will they take that next step and release an FF remains to be seen.
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PentaxIsDoomed™
You trademarked it. Smart.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
Sometimes it means they have trouble testing them. Bad copies, firmware, etc.

Not exactly been a Pentax strong point (DA*55).
DA*55 is absolutely fantastic, upside down, inside out.
Especially when it comes out with rounded blades, new coating and a brand new ring type lens motor ...
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Wow, the "Z" reminds me of my childhood hero.....



Mazinger Z - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Wow, the "Z" reminds me of my childhood hero.....



Mazinger Z - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oh no! It's not a new camera, just a manga special edition of the current 645d! Pentax is dooooomed!! ;-)
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Pentax is dooooomed!! ;-)
I am sure you mean the enemies are doomed?.....The Z has never lose to a battle
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