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08-05-2014, 01:50 AM   #421
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Pentax should stop making cameras like the K-3 and lenses like the Limiteds, I suppose...

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Perhaps we will see the telephoto zoom, the wide angle zoom and that wide angle to telezoom at photokina. Perhaps a lens for the Q system too and i would be surprised if they show the 80-160 for the 645.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
What needs to change?
The menu is weak on the main courses. There are basically only two current cameras for the K-mount available at the time.

One is rather great K-3, but that is full metal DSLR, weighs over 800g. Even with a smaller lens and a battery it's a1kg weight hanging around your neck to do a basic shot! (And the entire Q7 system weighs 1kg!)
Or the K-50 with same metering and flash bugs from long ago. So the main course is rather a new dish that is too demanding on the stomach, or the warmed up soup from 4 years ago.

There is no even some good bread and tapas, like, Pentax made fixed lens large sensor camera. One could be happy with it for a while.
To the restaurant management: do something about the main course. Get a new chef with new skills, buy more pots, change grocer, buy a new recipe book and learn a few good new dishes, apply new seasoning, add better ingredients in the new soup ... I don't know. Just do something.

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I think the current menu is good but not extensive enough.

Ricoh has stated they plan to extend the menu. Of course this was many months ago so who knows if we should continue to take them on faith.

I for one am willing to wait until postKina.

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Pentax just released 2 very good new products already (K3 end of last year, 645Z now). They have no need to release anything more this year. Maybe a few lenses or HD bump... Nothing more is needed for now.

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Well they do need a nice small dslr. I holded the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (100D) and that is one nice little camera. I think that can even be smaller with some new technics inside. I looked at the Q7 and compared to the Panasonic GM1 that is even huge and has the smaller sensor. So shrinking a camera can stil be done and Pentax needs a new baby DSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well they do need a nice small dslr. I holded the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (100D) and that is one nice little camera. I think that can even be smaller with some new technics inside. I looked at the Q7 and compared to the Panasonic GM1 that is even huge and has the smaller sensor. So shrinking a camera can stil be done and Pentax needs a new baby DSLR.
I agree that would be fun !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Perhaps we will see the telephoto zoom, the wide angle zoom and that wide angle to telezoom at photokina. Perhaps a lens for the Q system too and i would be surprised if they show the 80-160 for the 645.....
The Year of the Optics!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Perhaps we will see the telephoto zoom, the wide angle zoom and that wide angle to telezoom at photokina. Perhaps a lens for the Q system too and i would be surprised if they show the 80-160 for the 645.....
You forgot the K-S1, successor of the K-50, and the new kit zoom 18-55mm (18-70mm?) f/3.5-5.6 AL DC WR.
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I'm hoping they update the coatings for the FA Limiteds at the very least.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well they do need a nice small dslr. I holded the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (100D) and that is one nice little camera. I think that can even be smaller with some new technics inside. I looked at the Q7 and compared to the Panasonic GM1 that is even huge and has the smaller sensor. So shrinking a camera can stil be done and Pentax needs a new baby DSLR.
I agree. A chain store rep told me DSLR sales are falling but the little Canon holds its own almost exclusively because of its size.

I think the same could be said of the diminutive Pentax K-x which sold very well.

A compact DSLR would complement the Pentax lens line-up especially the DA Limiteds and the 20-40.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
I agree. A chain store rep told me DSLR sales are falling but the little Canon holds its own almost exclusively because of its size.

I think the same could be said of the diminutive Pentax K-x which sold very well.

A compact DSLR would complement the Pentax lens line-up especially the DA Limiteds and the 20-40.

I think the K-x had two major things that made the sales. It was for the time a real small dslr and it was the first offered in 100 colors and Japanese schoolgirls wer kirring like kittens around it.

Now it needs to be smaller and the colorthing is a little over it momentum.
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We could imagine a mirrorless K-02 ltd. Very small, full metal finis with very high quality electronic view finder and with a DA40 ltd in kit. In the end this would be mirrorless K3 with all features, and a way to use phase + contrast AF together and benefit of best of both world.
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If there is such a thing as "micro four thirds" which came from a "four thirds" mount then why not have a "micro K" mount then? It would certainly follow a me-too plan but it would be interesting.
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Well, the m4/3 shares the sensor size and modern communication/focus control protocol with the m4/3, and is designed to continue the original m4/3 design standards of petiteness and light weight with an even shorter registration distance.

More analogous would be the relationship between the sony E and A/Alpha mounts, since the E was redesigned from the ground up to remove the screw drive, use a new communications protocol, and be optimized for a different sized sensor (APS-C, as opposed to FF although they did manage to leave enough leeway to upgrade to FF in the A7 series).

Presumably a new Pentax mirrorless would similarly jettison a lot of the legacy aspects of the K and adapt a whole new design.

QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
If there is such a thing as "micro four thirds" which came from a "four thirds" mount then why not have a "micro K" mount then? It would certainly follow a me-too plan but it would be interesting.
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