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08-27-2015, 04:17 PM - 4 Likes   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
If anyone believes the FF will be out this year I got a bridge to sell...

Please post photo and indicate location and dimensions of bridge. Thanks.

08-27-2015, 05:15 PM   #122
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Depends on what was wrong... a faster AF motor, requiring a bigger housing would be a complete redesign of the exterior, and retooling the equipment used to manufacture it. Redesigning lens elements would probably take even longer. Without knowing exactly what the issue was, it's hard to know whether or not they just tossed it and started over from scratch, or they had components they could work with. The only thing you can be sure of is they aren't going to hold it back to create suspense once they've got it.

If you look at the regard the Sigma, Tamron, Nikon, and Canon 70-200s have earned, this is a lens they have to get right. And as Pentax improves the AF system, this lens will have to be able to meet those standards, not just current ones. It's not good they didn't get it right the first time, but releasing a dud won't help.
I guess there is quality control issue in Vietnam manufacture factory so that they have to delay the release until the issue solved!

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I guess there is quality control issue in Vietnam manufacturer so that they have to delay the release until the issue solved!
Nope,that's not the reason of delay.
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Dudes - New/improved AF algo's.

Sounds like we might be a couple weeks away from one of the best 70~200's ever - potentially another Pentax Milestone of the 200/4 Macro class.


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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Dudes - New/improved AF algo's.

Sounds like we might be a couple weeks away from one of the best 70~200's ever - potentially another Pentax Milestone of the 200/4 Macro class.
The 70-200 will have WD(wedding dress) detection I imagine ,will tag make,date dress was made,if used before,how long marriage lasted etc... delay must b edo to some upcoming fashion show
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
If anyone believes the FF will be out this year I got a bridge to sell...

Seems like at a minimum we'll get an announcement with on official planned date of release. Whether that ends up bleeding into early next year is hard to say, but I would doubt it, if there is an announcement/end of embargo on non-disclosure at the beginning of October. Certainly the camera will be released within four to five weeks of the beginning of October.
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Recall the K-3 release. IIRC embargo ended late September, shipments started late October and I had mine December 15th.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Seems like at a minimum we'll get an announcement with on official planned date of release. Whether that ends up bleeding into early next year is hard to say, but I would doubt it, if there is an announcement/end of embargo on non-disclosure at the beginning of October. Certainly the camera will be released within four to five weeks of the beginning of October.
The thing that could well happen is that due to success of pre-orders, production could be insufficient at the start.
Hence priorisation of shipments, that could be discriminant btw sales areas.
In this case, we all know Japan would be priority n1 ; then probably Asia/Europe/Americas in an unknown and suspens order.


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Ricoh was already surprised by demand for the D FA 150-450, stating in one interview that they sold about twice as many as expected. It is possible that they learnt a lesson there and are trying to produce a larger-than-originally-planned stock of FFs before release. The same might have played a role in postponing the D FA* 70-200's release.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Dudes - New/improved AF algo's.

Sounds like we might be a couple weeks away from one of the best 70~200's ever - potentially another Pentax Milestone of the 200/4 Macro class.
I saw that mentioned elsewhere, from testing, which I assume was on a K-3, but maybe that was wishful thinking on my part. If not, though, we could all be in for an AF upgrade, not just with the forthcoming body/bodies.
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Staking your rep on this are you? Cause I have to tell you, there's a lot of guys who have said stuff like this who didn't have the nerve to show their face again after they were wrong.
Yes indeed, I hearby stake my entire reputation as a Pentaxian on this statement. If I am wrong I will never again be trusted for deep, insightful comments about products from Pentax, Ricoh, or any other Oriental company. I still retain a claim to all knowledge of German (never had one) and American (do we make anything here?) cameras and am happy to give purchasing advice when requested.

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You sound like an honest guy... now about that bridge, how much are you asking?
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The DxO Mark of Sony a7RII sensor is out If this sensor is in the FF, it will be amazing !
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If this sensor is in the FF, it will be amazing !
I'd say 'nice', not 'amazing'. Only 5-10% better than A7R or D810, max.
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I'd say 'nice', not 'amazing'. Only 5-10% better than A7R or D810, max.
And who knows, maybe only 5-10% less then 645Z. ....... We will see that soon.
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