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09-16-2014, 09:58 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Photokina 2014: Ricoh confirm full frame camera is coming in 2015

This is the report from Photokina made by 'Le Monde de la Photo' ('The World of Photo', both a magazine and a website):

Ricoh : le plein format arrive - Le Monde de la Photo

A few excerpts:

"Ricoh : le plein format arrive…

C’est désormais officiel : il y a aura bien un boîtier plein format chez Ricoh Imaging. Il faudra patienter jusqu’à l’année prochaine, le projet étant en cours de développement.

(...)

Ricoh reconnaît officiellement qu’un projet est en cours de développement et qu’il sera dévoilé l’an prochain, sans préciser de période pour l’instant.
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which, once translated into English, reads:

"Ricoh: the full frame [camera] is coming...

It's now official: there will be a full frame camera from Ricoh Imaging. You will have to wait until next year, the project being under development.

(...)

Ricoh officially recognize that a project is under development and will be unveiled next year, without specifying a time frame for now.
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I am very much looking forward to CP+!!!

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Ofcourse, Just like I said.
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Anything in English from a Pentax/Ricoh Rep that could not possibly be a 'lost in translation' moment?
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Darn, like two days after I give up and decide to go for an A7r this Christmas... now what do I do? Pentax is determined to ruin my life.

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Remember! You read it first here folk!

With any luck it will take less time to bring to market than the original Pentax FF MZ-D prototype.*





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* The MZ-D was announced at Photokina in the year 2000 and was never brought to market due (apparently) to issues with the chosen 6 Mpx Philips sensor. Yes, the year 2000, fully 14 years ago.
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I don't believe the French...
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No! Pentax is doomed, dammit! Stop with this nonsense of a full frame camera, and new lenses, and a nice looking booth, and recent releases such as the 645Z!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
You will have to wait until next year
Whew! My savings accounts are safe!


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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
No! Pentax is doomed, dammit! Stop with this nonsense of a full frame camera, and new lenses, and a nice looking booth, and recent releases such as the 645Z!
Pentax is still doomed, it won't be the right number of MPs ( I want 30 MPs) it won't have enough lenses, accessories, or good enough flash sync, take your pick and tee off. The ergonomics will be wrong.. it won't be have a tilt screen, it won't have an electronic viewfinder, it will have an electronic viewfinder,

No, Pentax will always be doomed, same as Apple.
They just never get anything right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
I don't believe the French...
QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
No! Pentax is doomed, dammit! Stop with this nonsense of a full frame camera, and new lenses, and a nice looking booth, and recent releases such as the 645Z!
I know, you guys just don't want to be disappointed again next year :-).
It will happen, I believe, although I have also invested quite a lot in Sony E-mount systems.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Remember! You read it first here folk!

With any luck it will take less time to bring to market than the original Pentax FF MZ-D prototype.*

Steve

* The MZ-D was announced at Photokina in the year 2000 and was never brought to market due (apparently) to issues with the chosen 6 Mpx Philips sensor. Yes, the year 2000, fully 14 years ago.
Steve, I thought (and correct me if I am wrong) the failure in the MZ-D was primarily (or may be partly) due to the failure of the Philips sensor at that time; why they chose that sensor, don't know?
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Pentax is...

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I really really really (did i forget to say really ?) hope this is true, but in all honesty i've lost faith, my friends, in our brand...

If it's false, this will be the biggest disapointement ever in the Pentax world.
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I am saving for both K-3 and the future FF so I can use my FA limited in both format.
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