Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-16-2014, 02:59 PM   #61
Veteran Member
old4570's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Melbourne
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,536
Went from

Went from - K3 , K5iis , K50 , K500 to

K3 - K50 (?) ....

K3ii and a 24mp replacement for the K50 ( maybe K524 )
Would that mean the K3 takes the place of the K5iis ? , and what replaces the K500 if anything ?
Maybe the K50 replaces the K500 ?

ATM the Pentax line up is a little light weight .. 2 More months to wait ? Especially giving away even more market share leading to Christmas ..
Very bold of Ricoh ! To pass on stocking stuffers ...

Im not sure who is running the company ! Or how long they are going to be in charge , but a very very bold ending to 2014 .
Perhaps an interesting beginning for 2015 , perhaps not !

12-16-2014, 03:05 PM   #62
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Washington Cascades
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,991
I think with k-5IIs now retired and k-50 showing age we will see a replacement in the middle, 20mp sensor as on K-S1 but with more traditional appearance, WR, k-3 style controls. We might also see a k-3II refresh with minor changes, modifications and improvements. Essentially a k-3 with newest firmware, a few tweaks in the hardware and a new name plate. I think it is too soon for FF. I can't believe I just said that.

What I would like to see is a couple new FF compatible lenses. I think they would have to formally announce they have a FF in the works for release at a later date and start pushing out the glass. What would work (for a lot of my shooting) would be 20-70 f/4. Or 24-70 f/2.8. Either would be useful on FF but still attractive to APS-C users. I'm talking * glass not another consumer zoom. I had high hopes for the 16-85 back when it was supposedly DA* and f/4 but the actual specs do not offer me anything I do not already have. And yes, I know 24-70 ish is available from Tamron/Sigma but I have all Pentax glass and would like to keep it that way.
12-16-2014, 03:06 PM   #63
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 8,191
There's always something better around the corner, but the early adopters will pay a lot for having the latest.
12-16-2014, 03:09 PM   #64
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
noelpolar's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Goolwa, SA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,273
I think possibly a camera that can compensate for all my a feature rich machine it will be.......

12-16-2014, 03:12 PM   #65
Forum Member

Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 66
I think Feb will be mid range a new k60, after all the k50 is a re-heated k30. I suspect the k60 would be a ks1 in a traditional body. I think the k3 will be tweaked and improved.

Meanwhile they'll be an announcment about ff, but nothing to see at the time.
12-16-2014, 03:19 PM   #66
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
noelpolar's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Goolwa, SA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,273
QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
I don't see why Pentax would need to lower K-3 pricing that much to prepare for an FF offer unless the FF offer is very budget oriented, which is very hard to believe.

IMO there's a K-3 mk2 coming and it is about time indeed
makes sense....
12-16-2014, 03:32 PM   #67
Veteran Member
FantasticMrFox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Munich
Posts: 2,339
QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
IMO there's a K-3 mk2 coming and it is about time indeed
I'd prefer it if they focussed on a significant improvement of the K50 (which came out as the pretty much identical K30 in 2012), development of the mythical FF and development of more lenses. If after that they still have resources left for a K3 Mk II, so be it.

12-16-2014, 03:33 PM   #68
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,021
QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
That's what I'm hoping for.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Pentax is doomed...DOOMED!!! Along with Apple...

Actually, I think Pentax may be the next Apple of the photographic world.

Not a good analogy. Apple didn't really take off until they introduced the iPod. And the iPod didn't really take off until the iTunes store...

So Apple became a huge success by transforming itself from a computer company to a consumer electronics company that also sold computers. There is no way for Pentax to transform itself that way, unless they come up with a replacement for the iPhone...
12-16-2014, 03:39 PM   #69
LensBeginner's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,692
He's a master seller for sure!
He knows he can sell the K-3 to almost everybody at those prices, and knowing you're a die-hard fan he probably reasoned: "wait, if he buys the K-3, then there's gonna be one less people buying the K-watever... nonono... he's gonna buy the next model, I'll make sure of that!!!"
12-16-2014, 03:41 PM   #70
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,728
New offerings will be shown to Ricoh employees next month in Las Vegas.
12-16-2014, 03:47 PM   #71
LensBeginner's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,692
QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
"Mirrorless? with the actual EVF's... nahhh. What if new EVF is totally different from what we know?
Well... the EVF was totally different from what we know... there was none!
12-16-2014, 04:19 PM   #72
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dadipentak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 11,584
QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
New offerings will be shown to Ricoh employees next month in Las Vegas.
And--as we all know--that means there's absolutely no possibility for any leak, whatsovever.
12-16-2014, 04:27 PM   #73

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 10,076
QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
This is it... FF heaven time is coming.

Sorry... I can't believe I just said that, it just slipped out, I hate it when it does that.
Well, I hope you have learned your lesson !
12-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #74
Veteran Member
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,183
lol I bet it will not be FF, and people on this forum will go catatonic. There will be mental breakdowns. Get insurance before the announcement!
12-16-2014, 04:48 PM - 1 Like   #75

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Back to my Walkabout Creek
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,535
QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
You should wait!.
I am not sure if you were aware that inside Pentax community, the wait is eternal.
Same stories people have heard and re-iterated since 2004.
But thank you repeating Pentax community's creed.

Also, it is highly improper for a respectable manufacturer to reduce the price of its flagship product so sharply, and barely one year after its introduction. The original Q, the K-01, K-S1, tele lens, now K-3 — all sharply reduced in price not long after introduction.

It is an irresponsible act that destroys any proposed value the brand stands for. So having that in mind, what is the value of any new "flagship" if it sinks at the bottom of ocean after a few shots?

Last edited by Uluru; 12-16-2014 at 04:55 PM.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
aps-c, bsi, camera, dealer, feb, ff, field of view, format, fov, grip, heaven, inventory, k-3, k3, length, lens, mf, nikon, panasonic, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors, price, ricoh, sensors, sony, time, times
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will you replace your K5 series with the new flagship? Wired Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 51 10-10-2013 06:18 PM
Should I wait? lewvanbommel Pentax DSLR Discussion 16 08-10-2013 08:55 PM
What Do You Really Need On The New Flagship? tabl10s Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 21 03-15-2013 07:02 AM
should I or wait? varyabol Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 27 01-11-2012 05:40 PM
should i wait dafiryde Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 05-08-2008 06:24 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:57 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]