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02-06-2015, 07:59 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by rullrich Quote
I know You meant that ironically, but look here: Das Online-Magazin rund ums digitale Bild | heise Foto. Not a single word of the announcements made by Ricoh/Pentax, Canon all over. I wonder why journalists can dare to be so blatantly onesided...
The big boys pay them for publicity. No surprises here. That's how the world works.

And it's not like they ignore Pentax; their review of the K-S1 was generally favourable.

Heise can't be blamed for concentrating on items that will generate increased readership. They wish to maximise their revenues and I doubt that Pentax are of much help in this respect.

If you wish to be consistent, you should also be blaming pentaxforums for not giving equal attention to Sony or Samsung.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I think Pentax is listening too much to us, online whiners. This is basically the K-S1 with the LED lights removed. People really need to get off their high horse "derp I want black cameras with absolutely nothing unique about them that look exactly like Canikon, how else will people respect my photos, I cant possibly use a fun, coloured camera with lights on it". This is why we cant have anything nice.
Oh, I very much want a camera that doesn't look professional. I don't need "respect".

I want people to ignore me and my camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
I think that's the idea ... just quietly forget all about the K-S1
I don't think this will replace the K-S1. The K-S1 will just go a little lower in price perhaps, better suited for people who want to step up from a smartphone (aka the camera's intended audience...like Ricoh has said a few times it was never intended FOR US!!!). This new camera is a weathersealed K50 successor.
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I'll buy it happily if it supports the GPS and if the specs are better than my K30, otherwise I'll keep the K30 and wait for another replacement.

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So is this model between the K50 and the K3? If I'm in the market for a K3, should I be considering this one and why?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mtux Quote
That looks promising!
So K-S1 was K-500's replacement.

The retracted kit lens looks really small.
Absolutely, that's not your grandpa's 18-55
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QuoteOriginally posted by astron Quote
I don't think this will replace the K-S1. The K-S1 will just go a little lower in price perhaps, better suited for people who want to step up from a smartphone (aka the camera's intended audience...like Ricoh has said a few times it was never intended FOR US!!!). This new camera is a weathersealed K50 successor.
Not sure how the K-S1 was received over there but here it has been a total failure .. so much so in Amazons black Friday deals there was a free flucard, free 50mm and 40 cashback along with a reduced price .... the camera body after all freebies came to just over 100 and they still only sold about 15% of stock each time.
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Am I the only person here who, if this is the K-50 replacement, doesn't like it? It is a great improvement over the K-S1, but as a K-50 replacement as well...

I sort of feel the K-30/K-50 were more serious, well designed bodies for beginners,amateurs,semi-goodphotogs, good photogs, really good photogs... this looks so much more consumer oriented. The K-50 fit everything.

I mean... I like the new tech they are adding to the camera... just not the body design, everything is more cramped. (But I can't argue the black/white looks cool!)
As I commented in response to another negative comment, the less serious a camera looks the happier I feel. Truly serious folk can buy the K-3, but a camera like this, especially if it comes in a none-serious color (unfortunately I'd probably have to pay an extra $100 to get it in gold/black, so I may have to settle for red or white), may help me and my non-serious camera to be ignored. A tilting or articulating LCD helps with that, because I might be able to use my brother's trick of looking down at the camera and seeming to fiddle with the controls when I'm actually taking a picture.

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Damn, there was nothing like that here. I've been watching for one.
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Has the price been posted and I missed it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
The big boys pay them for publicity. No surprises here. That's how the world works.

And it's not like they ignore Pentax; their review of the K-S1 was generally favourable.

Heise can't be blamed for concentrating on items that will generate increased readership. They wish to maximise their revenues and I doubt that Pentax are of much help in this respect.

If you wish to be consistent, you should also be blaming pentaxforums for not giving equal attention to Sony or Samsung.
Yes, of cause, I know it's no surpise, but it's still annoying. But why should a pentaxforum give attention to other brands the same way a journal called "foto" does ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
Not sure how the K-S1 was received over there but here it has been a total failure .. so much so in Amazons black Friday deals there was a free flucard, free 50mm and 40 cashback along with a reduced price .... the camera body after all freebies came to just over 100 and they still only sold about 15% of stock each time.
I was recently in a large cameras store in Ohio that carries Pentax/Ricoh and everything else under the sun. They had all Pentax cameras from the K-50 (multiple colors on display) to the 645Z. However, I don't think they had a K-S1. That told me something about how the cameras is doing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mtux Quote
The retracted kit lens looks really small.
I really wish they would make something similar for the Q-family!!
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I really wish they would make something similar for the Q-family!!
Yeah, that's one thing they should have made for Q long time ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rullrich Quote
Yes, of cause, I know it's no surpise, but it's still annoying. But why should a pentaxforum give attention to other brands the same way a journal called "foto" does ?
I've argued as much.... but, long story short, I like to know what's happening in the world of photography. That Canon is coming out with a 50 MP FF sensor in June.... I'd like to have a response ready before my Canon using friends start rubbing it in my face. Please don't make me enrol in Canon sites to stay current.

If you are at all serious about photography, you want to know where to turn, if your current set up isn't doing what you want. IN that regard, some "I'm leaving Pentax because " threads are very informative. On those occasions where you have someone who is leaving Pentax because he/she can't comprehend a camera manual, it can be very disturbing, because if they can't comprehend a Pentax manual, they won't be able to comprehend anyone else's manual either. But, like the guy looking for wide angle tilt shift for architecture... there is just nothing available on K-mount. And what is available doesn't work as well as what's available for Canon. That's useful information. That's the kind of thing you need filed away in the back of your mind, just in case you ever need it.
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