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01-29-2015, 04:04 AM   #256
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QuoteOriginally posted by vZwicky Quote
I recalled this gem from the 2013 rumor mill. The release dates certainly did not pan out, but maybe there is some kernal of truth to the rumours that Pentax was developing two full frame designs, one with retro styling (which I would wholeheartedly welcome!): New Pentax full frame cameras rumored to be in the works | Camyx
Styling is irrelevant, but based on a lot of rumours and informations there were two FF projects under development before Ricoh bought Pentax. First DSLR project was slowdown for some reasons (funding maybe) in favor of second project which was probably mirrorless FF with a new mount. Then Ricoh bought Pentax and stopped temporary both projects until reorganization of a new business unit. Ricoh decided that Pentax brand should continue with DSLRs and DSLR FF project. Mirrorless project was not totally abandoned, except new mount. Rest of that project was redirected to Ricoh brand and will probably result in product like FF GR or something similar.

NOTICE: Above statement is my conclusion based on a huge amount of unverified public and private informations and rumours. Company changed owner twice for last 7 years which results in at least Inconsistent business strategy and almost constant reorganization during that period. Under that circumstances predicting the future is like solving huge puzzle without picture, but production of FF DSLR will be a key indicatior that Pentax is back on the right track. That is the reason why FF DSLR is so important.


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01-29-2015, 04:11 AM   #257
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I cant tell exactly. I know WHAT they will release..They just havent told me exactly the date yet..

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February will make a lot of people happy
This is very encouraging, looking forward to it
01-29-2015, 05:07 AM   #258
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The global page has information regarding cp+

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/news/cpplus2015/index.html

and a translated version:

https://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.r...5%2Findex.html


QuoteQuote:
Technology exhibition corner
It will introduce you to an easy-to-understand the latest technology to support our products.
the first scheduled talk on stage is:

QuoteQuote:
Future of PENTAX SLR and GR
~ Photographer Tanaka Nozomi man
× Ricoh imaging Kitazawa Toshiyuki Special talk ~
There is also this seminar

QuoteQuote:
Sasaki Keita Mr. seminars
Street corner photos you take with PENTAX latest model
And ~ will Mitsumeyo light at ~ free angle
The "PENTAX latest model" might be the one they showcased on CES, or something newer.

In other words not much solid information on the official site, and I was not really expecting anything either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
February will make a lot of people happy
For sure, but which people?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
For sure, but which people?
I am also quite sceptical ... for sure, all those colorful entry-level dslrs made a lot of people happy but I am more into the serious stuff ... f/1.4 glass, FF sensor cam etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by discharged Quote
The global page has information regarding cp+

?????????????????<???????>?PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

and a translated version:

https://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.r...5%2Findex.html




the first scheduled talk on stage is:



There is also this seminar



The "PENTAX latest model" might be the one they showcased on CES, or something newer.

In other words not much solid information on the official site, and I was not really expecting anything either.
Digital SLR Camera Touch & Try
And gathered a digital SLR and mirrorless SLR.
What is this?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sagala Quote
Digital SLR Camera Touch & Try
And gathered a digital SLR and mirrorless SLR.
What is this?
Googlish.
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QuoteOriginally posted by infoomatic Quote
I am also quite sceptical ... for sure, all those colorful entry-level dslrs made a lot of people happy but I am more into the serious stuff ... f/1.4 glass, FF sensor cam etc.
Not at first IMO, but once the big bright zooms are out though...

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I said it before and I'll gladly say it again. The FF concept will likely be under glass at CP+, if it exists. It'll be a complete repeat of the introduction of the 645Z/645D II we saw last year.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I cant tell exactly. I know WHAT they will release.....
I note you said "release" and not "announce." Implication being, availability soon. Correct?
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mirrorless SLR.
A mirrorless mirror camera. Is it somehow related to Schrodinger's cat? We won't know what it is, until we'll open the box?
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Easy people. We have had high hopes in the past only to have them squashed. Lets just come to terms with No full frame, under or over the glass at CP+. Best case scenario they reveal the specs of the mystery camera from CES with a release date, new GR (Maybe but not FF). With any luck they will give full info on the two big lenses we saw at CES and photokina. If they reveal anything above that great if not oh well. We weren't expecting anything anyway.

Since 70 percent of all statistics are made up here are some more.

Camera and chance of shown at CP+

New APS-C Midlevel %99
New APS-C Flagship %30
New APS-C GR %40
New FF GR %3
New FF K-mount %7
New K-mount lenses with specs %51

Anything else, whatever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
Easy people. We have had high hopes in the past only to have them squashed. Lets just come to terms with No full frame, under or over the glass at CP+. Best case scenario they reveal the specs of the mystery camera from CES with a release date, new GR (Maybe but not FF). With any luck they will give full info on the two big lenses we saw at CES and photokina. If they reveal anything above that great if not oh well. We weren't expecting anything anyway.

Since 70 percent of all statistics are made up here are some more.

Camera and chance of shown at CP+

New APS-C Midlevel %99
New APS-C Flagship %30
New APS-C GR %40
New FF GR %3
New FF K-mount %7
New K-mount lenses with specs %51

Anything else, whatever.
You forgot the most important one...
Pentax doom ........... 10000%
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrNewt Quote
You forgot the most important one...
Pentax doom ........... 10000%
Agreed, We are all doomed

Here is the evidence.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/were-all-screwed#.dwlagYP8Y

Sorry just realized some that link is not appropriate. ;(
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
I note you said "release" and not "announce." Implication being, availability soon. Correct?
Depends if you call being available somewhere around Halloween 'soon'!!!
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