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06-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Okay, we can stop it here.
Agreed. This is not the place for political ideological arguments.

Unless, of course, it is connected to the lack of a Pentax FF

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Exactly, lets end the detour, before it gets ugly.

Does anyone think there's going to be something special to make the 50 year anniversary of the Spotmatic? Maybe a couple new screw drive lenses for Spotmatic owners?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Exactly, lets end the detour, before it gets ugly.

Does anyone think there's going to be something special to make the 50 year anniversary of the Spotmatic? Maybe a couple new screw drive lenses for Spotmatic owners?
Hmmm... a special edition M42 lens sold with a K mount adapter?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Hmmm... a special edition M42 lens sold with a K mount adapter?

I'm still banking on water bottles, bags, and hats.

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I'd bet nothing. No celebration. But we'll see.
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there will be nothing because .... PentaxIsDooooooooomed !



Sorry, i had to write it

I don't think there will be anything, but we never know. I hope there will be something !
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I just wish there would be something BIG at next september's photokina...
but i even doubt it !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I just wish there would be something BIG at next September's Photokina...
but i even doubt it !
It will get bigger and bigger:
  • June 2011: announcement of Pentax Q with a 1/2.3" sensor
  • Photokina 2012: Announcement of Pentax Q10 with a 1/2,3" sensor
  • June 2013: announcement of Pentax Q7 with a 1/1,7" sensor
  • Photokina 2014: announcement of Pentax Q7 Super with a 1/1,7" sensor
  • Photokina 2016: announcement of Pentax Q1 with a 1" sensor
  • Photokina 2018: for the 40th anniversary of Pentax Auto 110, announcement of Pentax Q110 with a 4/3" sensor


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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
It will get bigger and bigger:
  • June 2011: announcement of Pentax Q with a 1/2.3" sensor
  • Photokina 2012: Announcement of Pentax Q10 with a 1/2,3" sensor
  • June 2013: announcement of Pentax Q7 with a 1/1,7" sensor
  • Photokina 2014: announcement of Pentax Q7 Super with a 1/1,7" sensor
  • Photokina 2016: announcement of Pentax Q1 with a 1" sensor
  • Photokina 2018: for the 40th anniversary of Pentax Auto 110, announcement of Pentax Q110 with a 4/3" sensor
Well, I know you're mostly joking, but I think a Q7 successor looks likely. Ricoh just came out with limited editions of the Q7, which usually happens when a camera is near EOL. Yesterday they stopped taking orders for customized Q7s in Japan. They showed a new lens at CP+ and I guess that will be released alongside the body. I don't think we'll have to wait even as long at Photokina for new products.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
Well, I know you're mostly joking, but I think a Q7 successor looks likely. Ricoh just came out with limited editions of the Q7, which usually happens when a camera is near EOL. Yesterday they stopped taking orders for customized Q7s in Japan. They showed a new lens at CP+ and I guess that will be released alongside the body. I don't think we'll have to wait even as long at Photokina for new products.
Looking forward to that macro prime! F/2, please! Oh, and how about a surprise 5mm f/2 wide prime! One can dream...
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Sort of in order. I'm sure I'm missing something. Either good news or bad news, depending.

2013:
DA*560
WG-3
MX-1
GR
K-50 / K500
Q7
Theta
HD DA Limiteds
Q08
DA20~40
K-3

2014:
1.4x Teleconverter
WG-4
645z
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Sort of in order. I'm sure I'm missing something. Either good news or bad news, depending.

2013:
DA*560
WG-3
MX-1
GR
K-50 / K500
Q7
Theta
HD DA Limiteds
Q08
DA20~40
K-3

2014:
1.4x Teleconverter
WG-4
645z
HD Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW was announced in 2012 at Photokina.

In addition to your list:

2013:
WG-10
Efina
07 Mount Shield Lens
Blue and white K-01
AF540FGZ II and AF360FGZ II
HZ15
HD PENTAX DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR

2014:
WG-20
HD Pentax DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 AW SR (prototype shown at CP+)
09 Telephoto Macro (prototype shown at CP+)
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@Mistral75:

Whatever it was I was trying to point out, your additions simply magnify my point.

Either something momentous is coming - or - PentaxIsDoomed™
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Pentax has made one "all-new" K-mount lens in the past two years. I'm in the something-is-coming-camp.

From all accounts Pentax was hiring lens designers. It seems highly unlikely they were all working on the Q/645. 'something-is-coming'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
@Mistral75:

Whatever it was I was trying to point out, your additions simply magnify my point.

Either something momentous is coming - or - PentaxIsDoomed™
Agreed.

It doesn't make sense to announce a K-3 and a 645Z only a few months prior to Photokina without having a yet greater product to be announced.

So either Ricoh is really stupid or they have an(some) absolutely terrific product(s) in the pipeline. I second the latter. We'll know soon enough whether it will be the FF or something else.

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