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01-23-2015, 08:22 AM - 2 Likes   #61
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OK, so my haiku fell flat... how bout a limerick?

My camera must have a full frame,
Anything less will be lame,
We're all full of gloom,
Since Pentax is doomed,
A Sony it seems I'll obtain.

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Really? Wow!! I have a lot of photos to take and posts to make in the Marketplace before this gets out. Shhhh!
Don't tell anybody
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Someone needs to send all this poetry to the HQ of Ricoh/Pentax .

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Pentax announces a FF, PentaxIsDooomed™

Pentax doesn't announce a FF, PentaxIsDooomed™
Ricoh announces a FF, PentaxIsDoomed™ *



* :ducks:


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Over in the music world, a company just released a completely discrete 2VCO+4Pole filter analog synthesizer, plus all the modern trimmings. Something I didn't think was ever going to happen, at least not from a known manufacturer. I guess it would be the equivalent of Pentax releasing an updated LX that has an RW (read/write) piece of film in it that can get rewritten ad infinitum and gets immediately scanned to digital in a fraction of a second in-camera - finally bringing together the best of analog (character, dynamic range, colors, contrast) and digital.

So right now I think everything is possible.
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Any hints of Ricoh/Pentax using the fresnel lens in their long offerings?
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Insiders know the FA Lim's to be reissued with HD coatings and DC focus motors - selling off their treasures while they still can. :ducks:

Now that we're talking business & markets... I'll go long on that.
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Ricoh announces a FF, PentaxIsDoomed™ *



* :ducks:

Who is "Ricoh"? And why is he he one announcing a Pentax FF?

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Now that we're talking business & markets... I'll go long on that.
I did.
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"Did someone call the doctor? ... My name is Doctor DOOM!"
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Quick edit...

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QuoteOriginally posted by vZwicky Quote
"Did someone call the doctor? ... My name is Doctor DOOM!" http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LtHjefDWt8o
It could be Doctor Boom. I've just visited the local Pentax dealer, some way away in fact, and likely the biggest one in the country. Pentax business for them is "booming" - their word. The K3 is selling extremely well and so, via mail order, are some lenses like the new 16-85mm. In their view, the K3 has done well because "you get one heck of a lot of camera for the money". FF in their view is constrained by cost and by size: not so many folks really need it, especially when it comes to handing over the Amex card and then struggling out with a huge zoom. In fact I had to come away with less than I was hoping for because they had sold out of two Pentax lenses and had display ones only. They were upbeat about Ricoh, saying that from their POV, Ricoh was in effect taking the line, "tell us what you need, give us some kind of plan that makes sense, and we'll provide the funding/support no problem." This is exactly what Hoya did not do. The fly in the ointment for Ricoh is probably the general state of the camera market, not what they have or haven't done with their photography division.
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Quick edit...
I don't know, there's something about the ergonomics on that one that just doesn't fit with Pentax's outstanding history of solid and ergonomically friendly bodies......
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I don't know, there's something about the ergonomics on that one that just doesn't fit with Pentax's outstanding history of solid and ergonomically friendly bodies......
Is a new approach they are going for and it seems to be working just fine.
On the test model I'm playing with, the ergonomics are very, very good. no complains on my side.
Oh darn, did I just give away the fact that I am one of the testers!?
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Is a new approach they are going for and it seems to be working just fine.
On the test model I'm playing with, the ergonomics are very, very good. no complains on my side.
Oh darn, did I just give away the fact that I am one of the testers!?
Some people like Canon's ergonomics too, doesn't mean they're up to Pentax standards........
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