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09-16-2015, 12:31 AM   #196
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QuoteOriginally posted by IOO Quote
At the Japanese Pentax/Ricoh site they are selling these items: | RICOH IMAGING

Why should they promote the K2, and not other cameraes in the K-series, if the new ff camera's name wasn't K2? I have predicted that a Pentax ff should be callled K2* since the K10D was introduced! *Or K2DMD like the top model in the film area.

By the way the prototype is just a bit larger than K3.
That could be a clue, indeed.
But they do promote it logically because of the K2's 40 years... so that's not for sure either imho.

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A refresh of the FA limiteds would be just what is needed to make the Pentax FF something special on the market, especially if the camera itself is relatively small. Fast pro zooms are all very well, but CaNikon and Sony also have them - they're necessary but in no way do they set any particular manufacturer apart from the others.
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WR please...
09-18-2015, 08:15 AM   #199
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asahiman the vague on dpr about the new tamron's 35 and 45 1.8

Yesterday i tried both new tamrons,nice lenses.
If it will be under pentax brand,why not.


I know,but if Pentax can use it for low Price,why not.
Optics are good,tried it on eos5III yesterday.
But it Looks not like that rebranding.
Maybe more in october.

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The reviews of those Tamrons look nice, but nothing too special (like the Sigma Art lenses or the Zeiss Otus, which caused a big stir). They are not super sharp wide open, they are not CA-free, they are only f1.8.. but they are still big and heavy, and cost more than Pentax DA and FA primes of similar focal lengths (ignoring the FA 31mm ltd).
Sure, I would like to see those Tamron primes in K-mount, but I will not be waiting in line for them. I would prefer to see actual Pentax lenses, DA ltd, DA*, FA ltd, FA* redesigns, upgrades.
09-20-2015, 08:45 PM   #201
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
+ a nod to the MR-52 / MZ-D prototype or rather its successor the K-1 (which was publicly shown in 2011), a MZ-D shell covering the 24x36 prototype camera deriving from K-7 on which Pentax was working in 2008-2009 in parallel with a medium format prototype camera with a 33x44mm sensor which eventually became the 645D.
Interesting, it's the first time I hear that this K-1 is not the same old prototype shown since the beginning of the years 2000. So it was all true, Pentax had been working on a 24x36 digital camera for a long time.
I am a bit sad that no picture taken with this camera has been released.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IOO Quote
Why should they promote the K2, and not other cameraes in the K-series, if the new ff camera's name wasn't K2?
Uhhh... Perhaps because they are celebrating the K-mount and that the K2 was the first K-mount camera (the flagship of the K-range)?
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Friday 12:00 Paris time. New FF lense!

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Friday 12:00 Paris time. New FF lense!
Lens or lenses? "lense" is one too much or too few .
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Would that be the
Pentax HD FA* 24-70mm f/2.8 ED DC AW
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You'll see on friday. Allready said too much!
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It better not be a pinhole bodycap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
It better not be a pinhole bodycap.
Even if it's a full frame pinhole bodycap?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Even if it's a full frame pinhole bodycap?
even then.... even if it is a DFA* AW HD Hello Kitty Pinhole bodycap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
even then.... even if it is a DFA* AW HD Hello Kitty Pinhole bodycap.
But what if it's a DFA645* AW HD pinhole bodycap hand painted by Japanese monks?
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