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12-05-2015, 09:37 AM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
As of the time of this post, the new SRL has now magically transformed into a plain old SLR and a Pentax (not Petnax) at that.


(I waved my hand and did a small magic...all is fixed...)

Steve, you need to wave your hand again. Do more magic ...

Last line says "A new chapter in the PENTAX is about to begin!"

I think that the missing word is " HISTORY " ... thus, "A new chapter in the PENTAX history is about to begin!"

C'mon Steve ... get it right the first time !!!

12-05-2015, 10:23 AM   #167
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
How about K4? Never been done before. Room to move etc. Maybe even K4-F or KF-4.
I don't see "room to move" when you already have the K-5 on one side and the K-3 on the other... if they skipped over 4 going between those two, I can't see them coming back to it now, especially not with the Japanese phobia around the number 4 -- note that Olympus with their E-P/E-PL lines and Panasonic with their G/GF lines also gave 4 a miss and went straight on to winter 5.
(And if Wikipedia's article on Pentax cameras can be trusted, they've never had a K-mount camera with a 4 in its designation before.)
12-05-2015, 10:50 AM   #168
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QuoteOriginally posted by wizofoz Quote
"Coming up in spring 2016!
PENTAX is launching a digital SRL with a brand-new format."

Let the drum roll begin!

Given that the teaser concentrates on the unique Pentax history of innovative, ground breaking camera's, this announcement is about as tantalising as it gets. Brand new format? Surely that isn't Engrish?
they've now amended it to:

"Coming up in spring 2016!
PENTAX is launching a full frame digital SLR, brand-new format for PENTAX." (italics mine)

And corrected the misspelling of PENTAX in the Japanese version.

They've probably been reading this thread :-)
Next time they should just run the draft text by this forum first, in both languages.
12-05-2015, 01:48 PM   #169
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Good idea.
And add a few specs in return for our work

12-07-2015, 03:32 PM   #170
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
The Teaser for the Full Frame camera has been updated with a new picture and a short piece about the heritage of Pentax.


It's interesting that they highlight the LX, as if that embodies what they are aiming for with the new camera.
Thanks for that link. I am NOT an equipment junky and, being retired, have to be careful in the dollars and cents department. However, I have for years been a fan of Pentax and have 2 ME Supers and and an MG. Although from a bygone era, those film cameras are, in my view, small, svelte, beautiful. As is the LX.

Therefore, the prominent inclusion of the LX image really got my attention. If this new camera is going to be as elegant as the beauties then I can feel myself being seduced already.
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The solution is simple: Use positive integers.

Pentax, all along, has been using negative integers with the pinnacle being -1 (K-7, K-5, K-3, K-1) so make the full frame bodies use positive integers (K+1, K+3, K+5, K+7).

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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
use positive integers
I think in the Theta (Θ), Ricoh have already given us a clue about what they might be planning to use in the naming convention for the full-frame: the Greek alphabet.

Hence look out for:

K-β, K-δ, K-Γ, K-λ, K-η, K-ε.

12-08-2015, 04:06 AM   #173
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What about complex numbers ?
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I'm afraid that up till now they've been using imaginary numbers.
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I hope they'll follow Olympus as how they redeemed the OM mark. Maybe the camera should be known as an LX-1or back to K1000.
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K-O - as in "knockout".
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To say honest, I don't understand - how to be with the names of FF and top APS-C.

K-S3, 4, 5, 6 e.t.c - for many years forward. No questions.

But...If the camera will be K-1, what's the next? How to distinguish FF and top APS-C?
12-08-2015, 07:49 AM   #178
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
I hope they'll follow Olympus as how they redeemed the OM mark. Maybe the camera should be known as an LX-1or back to K1000.
I hope they don't do the exact same as Olympus, so we get an LX-D-EPL-CL-FIA-whatever. One can't say that that OM-D-EM nomenclature is very catchy.
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K-π or K-3.1415926535...
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K-壱 tsi, meaning one

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