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02-09-2016, 05:22 AM   #856
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Thanks Mistral. €2K is a reasonable target segment for Ricoh / Pentax to aim at I think. Not too high, not too low, respectably if not reassuringly expensive enough but does suggest that 36MP is more probable than 42MP. Plot thickens.

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It would still be the cheapest 36mp in town.
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A French online camera store is making a discount on all Pentax products until the 17th. I think that this date is consistent with an announcement on 18th as suggested by Zygonyx...
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
But where did he get his info? Reading this topic?
"I received a tip", he wrote.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gorme Quote
A French online camera store is making a discount on all Pentax products until the 17th. I think that this date is consistent with an announcement on 18th as suggested by Zygonyx...
Surprising.
I should also have taken my tip
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QuoteOriginally posted by gorme Quote
A French online camera store is making a discount on all Pentax products until the 17th. I think that this date is consistent with an announcement on 18th as suggested by Zygonyx...
...who is French and has this piece of information/rumour from...
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You seem to underestimate my local and international network.
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So is this one of your sources for the date ? :P

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You seem to underestimate my local and international network.
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Let me quote Einstein :
"Knowledge is acquired through experience ; everything else is just information".
There wasn't just a person behind that date.
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Yawn. Waiting for some new news... the old ones are not enough
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Yawn. Waiting for some new news... the old ones are not enough
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Thank you for digging this up. Name and October 2015's last minute push back set aside, it was pretty much spot on!
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The rumoured kit lens is exactly what I anticipated (a couple of days ago in this thread): variable aperture lens starting at 28mm. 24-105/4 was a wishful thinking, an unreal dream, that: a) would cost too much (for a kit lens) and b) could be sufficient for many buyers who would not be tempted to buy the more expensive 24-70/2,8 or 70-200.
So this policy goes well with the rumoured price under 2000 euros: cheap body (especially compared to the competition from N/C) and expensive lenses. And since enthusiasts buy one body, but many lenses, it is clear that this policy (making not very attractive kit lens) is wiser.

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I've still got an FA 28-105 f/4-5.6, so that's me sorted - just need the camera now ;D
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Aside from shooting landscapes and cities on my travels, the main thrust of any professional photography work I do is portraits. I travel a lot with the day-job so compactness and light weight are important to me (airline pilot) so I didn't actually think that the FF would be an essential purchase for me. I'm rethinking that now though having thought about the image field of view in my studio portrait work.

The biggest issue I face when working in the studio is that my studio is small (12ftx10ft) and so I struggle to shoot full length portraits for example (only really an issue when shooting models but that's what I enjoy most anyway). The brilliant thing about the full frame is that I'm going to struggle less in my small studio to frame the pictures I want. I hadn't actually considered the framing difference between full frame and crop too much until I saw this: Field of View in Full frame vs. Crop Sensor Cameras [Includes photo comparison] but I'm actually very surprised the difference is so great. It's going to make a huge difference to me! - so now the bloody K1 is going to be a pretty much mandatory purchase - and soon! I don't own a full frame standard lens either (except the 77mm Limited) so I'm going to end up buying the 24-70mm F2.8 too I suspect...

It's looking like an expensive month!

I'm getting conflicting reports of either immediate body availability at the end of this month but some are saying April - anybody actually know? I'm also a bit concerned that with 14 years of pent up demand there's a high probability that the initial shipments will end up sold out and certainly no discounting will take place at first.

Personally I can't wait to get my hands on one!

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