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11-10-2016, 11:08 AM - 1 Like   #526
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Just a few hints from Paris salon de la photo, emerging from some discussions held through the day with some generally well informed persons :

* next DA "wide zoom" lens could likely be in the 11-28mm range and steady f/2.8

* forthcomming DFA 50mm could be as fast as f/1.2

* Pentax K-3 could be made K-AF4 compatible in the future (no impossibility at least)

* no news for 645Z replacement, probably for some time that i understand could be at least one more year

* same for K-3 successor

Let's hope these rumors are likely to be made solid as soon as possible

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Sounds good. Hope its a star.
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* forthcomming DFA 50mm could be as fast as f/1.2
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Sounds good. Hope its a star.
David
@f/1.2 (if so) it is 99% chance IMO.
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Just a few hints from Paris salon de la photo, ...
Thanks for this!

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* next DA "wide zoom" lens could likely be in the 11-28mm range and steady f/2.8
That range sounds fantastic, and even 12-28 would be fine by me. But for my uses, F/4 is plenty for this type of lens, and F/2.8 is likely to push it out of my price range (and size tolerance, now that I think about it). A 12-28mm F/4 with WR and silent focusing would almost certainly see me upgrading from my current Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6. Any estimate/rumor on a date for this lens that's been on the roadmap for years would be highly appreciated. It's good to get some news though, because it was looking less and less like something that might ever materialize...

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* no news for 645Z replacement, probably for some time that i understand could be at least one more year
* same for K-3 successor
Yikes, a year for K-3 successor? So no new (Pentax) bodies until next fall?! What, did they buy the Samsung camera division or something? I think maybe I see a K-70 in my future...

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Yikes, a year for K-3 successor?

Wow was also hoping for a K3 successor much earlier.
11-10-2016, 04:09 PM   #531
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Wow was also hoping for a K3 successor much earlier.
Me too. But he did say it wasn't a solid rumor right now.. just wait for the facts to be revealed. I think CP+ will be a bigger view of what is to come.. at least with timelines (probably not with actual, completed products).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Just a few hints from Paris salon de la photo, emerging from some discussions held through the day with some generally well informed persons :

* next DA "wide zoom" lens could likely be in the 11-28mm range and steady f/2.8

* forthcomming DFA 50mm could be as fast as f/1.2

* Pentax K-3 could be made K-AF4 compatible in the future (no impossibility at least)

* no news for 645Z replacement, probably for some time that i understand could be at least one more year

* same for K-3 successor

Let's hope these rumors are likely to be made solid as soon as possible
Pentax didn't announced anything on the Salon in Paris over the past 5 years. So don't get to excited.
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Well we are bored since may 1st when K-1 officially was "old news".
As long as the K1 wasn't available for purchase , you could have a lot of fantasy free of charge. Now, that K1 is for sale, spending the money is another story, no exciting anymore. A lot of guys who were discussion the FF think have disappeared from PF.

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Pentax didn't announced anything on the Salon in Paris over the past 5 years. So don't get to excited.
Since when was hints and announcements the same thing? Anyway..Im excited..Not by this info, but what i know is going on in general
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Anyway..Im excited..Not by this info, but what i know is going on in general
Excited is well over optimistic! That makes me excited too! It's obvious that Ricoh-Pentax has a strategy now and it follows it with quite a sucessful way as the release of the K-1 shows. I'm also waiting for the new lens roadmap that interests me A LOT after the K-1 is real and superb camera!
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No excitation here in Paris.
Only smart talks with nice people in and out of Ricoh Imaging

Also, a real satisfaction to see start-up companies like IRIX proposing first class new, and shrewdly designed glass, to the K-mount users.
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Pentax didn't announced anything on the Salon in Paris over the past 5 years. So don't get to excited.
Correct,Pentax is using more Yokohama exhibition and cologne Photokina for important news.
And till today are only marvels out about the new APS-C flagship.
But,it's in preproduction.
But no information if it's ready for show next February or March.
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But,it's in preproduction.
let the speculation start! .....again......
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There is no room for,Pentax told that a top APS-C camera is in progress and the Sony sensor disaster is the reason that nothing was to see and hear about it last Photokina.
More information is not available out of headquarters.
Everybody is hoping for Yokohama.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
Correct,Pentax is using more Yokohama exhibition and cologne Photokina for important news.
And till today are only marvels out about the new APS-C flagship.
But,it's in preproduction.
But no information if it's ready for show next February or March.
Best regards


Do you know how long does it usually take from preproduction to release?


It'd be great if it arrived before summer, just in time for the airshow season


Now to send the 150-450 for repair
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