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10-07-2015, 06:44 AM - 3 Likes   #841
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I know the specs, but if i share now, they will come from Japan to hunt me down!!! lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Spoke to Pentax today. It is the callback of all the K-3 II's that is the reason for the delay. The production line can't handle both the callback and the production of the FF. The FF is ready and specs are finished. Will start production as soon as the K-3 II issue is fixed.
Oh, that's really a pity :-(

As a K-5 using ignorant, I haven't heard about the K-3 II issue until now. What is it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
As a K-5 using ignorant, I haven't heard about the K-3 II issue until now. What is it?
"Ricoh offers fix for Pentax K3 II power-off problem" <= maybe this one what a pity

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If they have to fix the problem in the assembly plant they probably have to replace the circuit board.
That is as close to making a new one from scratch as it gets, I suppose ... Expensive! Is it all K3ii which are affected or only first batch or something?
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That is as close to making a new one from scratch as it gets, I suppose ... Expensive! Is it all K3ii which are affected or only first batch or something?
Aha. Only certain ranges of serial numbers, it seems:

Ricoh offers fix for Pentax K3 II power-off problem
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Maybe the delay is K-3II related too. As in, the launch of that was a bit of a disaster and they had a mass recall. So the Pentax team had to spend extra months sorting that out. Which pushed back the FF by those extra months?
... just saying
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Spoke to Pentax today. It is the callback of all the K-3 II's that is the reason for the delay. The production line can't handle both the callback and the production of the FF. The FF is ready and specs are finished. Will start production as soon as the K-3 II issue is fixed.
If the K-3 II problem is solved early could we see the FF coming before February?

Maybe they should release the specs before Christmas so folks don't use the holiday spirit and splurge on other competing FF systems?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I know the specs, but if i share now, they will come from Japan to hunt me down!!! lol
Some guy with lots of tattoos will cut your pinkie finger off.
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Post #165 of this thread:



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Good call!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Spoke to Pentax today. It is the callback of all the K-3 II's that is the reason for the delay. The production line can't handle both the callback and the production of the FF. The FF is ready and specs are finished. Will start production as soon as the K-3 II issue is fixed.
Numbers aren't computing here. According to what I've seen posted, the recall only affected the first two months of production units. Adding two months to the production schedule doesn't take us out of this year, let alone next spring.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I know the specs, but if i share now, they will come from Japan to hunt me down!!! lol
May be you can send a PM
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Numbers aren't computing here. According to what I've seen posted, the recall only affected the first two months of production units. Adding two months to the production schedule doesn't take us out of this year, let alone next spring.
They never tell you everything... but if that's what they feel is relevant, I'm happy going with that. After all, a partial explanation is better than none. No matter what they give people, they always want more..
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Well, I guess we are only a few weeks short of the project cancellation notice, assuming history repeats itself.

FWIW, I remember the original 2000 announcement and also the speculation in the photo press that continued until the *ist D released.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Numbers aren't computing here. According to what I've seen posted, the recall only affected the first two months of production units. Adding two months to the production schedule doesn't take us out of this year, let alone next spring.
Are you sure they didn't have started a new batch they couldn't delay?
Did you take into account the time lost to reconfigure the line?
Are you sure that you need the same time to do a normal assembly or to manage a recall? Maybe the line is not optimized for that and it take more time?
Are we sure that it is worth to deliver as soon as possible if Ricoh can't target Christmass period ? The lowest sales are typically between january and march and it is when you get the most rebate because shops are trying to get rid of the unsold stock from Chrismass and people actual got their new toy just before. Maybe shops are not that willing to get more stock in such period and maybe having more money out for a longer period is a bad choice.

To me just because we have seen somewhere that apparently only the 2 first months of production is affected doesn't justify the wait is an over simplification that could indeed be true or completely wrong.

As if Ricoj said it all, for me they should not. We already prooved we are not mature enough for that. To me they should provide the minimum information to have us child stay more or less silent.
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