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07-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #166
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Ricoh Theta Zeta?
Ricoh Frama Zapa

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Ricoh Theta Zeta?
Maybe a Full-frame Theta II ?
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The reality would be something like:
"Now our marketing department is trying to figure out how to sell it".
“Pure Photography"

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Ricoh Theta Zeta?
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Ricoh Frama Zapa
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, E(U)psilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta. Iota, Kappa . . . . .

Ricoh Iota?

07-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #170
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Ricoh Theta 645 4k video 3d
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But that's fine, I already have a camera which is better than what I need
I already have several cameras that are better than I will ever be, but I still can hope........
07-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #172
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
I get the feeling that Pentax has gotten even more anal under Ricoh.

Product not ready = no release
Not caring what the market or user base thinks.

When its out, its a winner in its category.
Eg. Q7; GR; K3; 645Z


So hopefully, this Photokina we hit the 'Winner' part and not the 'Anal' part of their project cycle
I agree but only partially. When it comes to bodies - everything is great, but when we consider lenses... well, situation is not so good (cordially speaking).
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I already have several cameras that are better than I will ever be, but I still can hope........
My hope is that they won't launch too much, too often - so I won't get bankrupt

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I agree but only partially. When it comes to bodies - everything is great, but when we consider lenses... well, situation is not so good (cordially speaking).
SO are you (cordially) saying that whatever optical engineers Hoya didn't take with the medical divisions are now working for Tamron and Sigma?
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SO are you (cordially) saying that whatever optical engineers Hoya didn't take with the medical divisions are now working for Tamron and Sigma?
What's the problem with that? Take the Tamron 150-600, slap HD coating on it, sell it as the D FA 150-600 at a $200 premium.
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What's the problem with that? Take the Tamron 150-600, slap HD coating on it, sell it as the D FA 150-600 at a $200 premium.

It seems, in the memory at least, that it's an 80% premium though...
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It seems, in the memory at least, that it's an 80% premium though...
Not at all. The Tamron 18-270 was $650 at intro in 2008. The Pentax version was $799 at intro in 2012. The Tamron has dropped in price while the Pentax has not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
SO are you (cordially) saying that whatever optical engineers Hoya didn't take with the medical divisions are now working for Tamron and Sigma?
I'm just saying that when it comes to bodies - Pentax is in my opinion one of the best on the market but lacks in reponsive, fast and silent glass. I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture(1.2 will be killer in price probably).
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
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I'm crossing my fingers for updating the FA Limited line with DC, WR and 1.4 aperture(1.2 will be killer in price probably).
The three amigos with an f/1.4 aperture would be more than a simple 'update' and, mark my words, will never happen. Ever.
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The three amigos with an f/1.4 aperture would be more than a simple 'update' and, mark my words, will never happen. Ever.
ANY change to the Princesses - even so modest a change as a new coating (more than a formula tweak) - will render them something other than the Princesses.
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