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01-10-2017, 01:47 PM - 1 Like   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P® Quote
Roll on another 500 or so pages of totally ridiculous predictions until an announcement is forthcoming.
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I have it on good authority the phone will be designated the K-S1n, with ergonomics for women with large hands. The selfie camera will have a blinking colored LED surround.
Isn't that the new model that also features a pop-up Theta in place of the flash? The brand label on the back face says "Ricoh-Pentax" in honour of a certain long-running PF thread.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
The K-3III will almost-certainly have a high quality focal length reducer built-in for pseudo full-frame on a budget
It was my understanding that it features a proprietary photon re-use cycle.


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Pentax K3II out, pentax Q out, etc.etc.
Is Ricoh pentax slowely shutting down 😧
i dont think so.
But surely making up it's strategy for the next 5 years, in a never like before adverse business environment.

Look back in a blick at 2016 :
- Q system probably discontinued, no lens nor body issued
- only one APS-C new lens, new K-70, but incrediblingly unpublicised and launched at the worst year's period, so low sales
- no new APS-C sony sensor
- bad K-3II sales since the start early 2015
- unreacheable Nikon D500
- no 645 new lens
- "successful" K-1 launch, yet slowed down by lack of new primes

Global yearly photog sales volumes continuous drop of about 20%, reaching the lowest numbers since 2008...

So : what can we expect in 2017 ?

- at best new K-3 III and FF primes, even new APS-C wide zoom
- at worst : nothing but Theta R

In 2018 ?

Maybe a new mirrorless 645... with a few lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
There have been statements from several credible sources that Pentax does not currently plan to introduce another FF camera below or above the K-1. So luckily the chance of your speculation being true is pretty minuscule.
Surely you jest! If there is no new FF, then the price of remaining inventory K-1 and K-3II will never drop and the used market for all Pentax product will go stale. That is incompatible with my desired upgrade path and budget and therefore unacceptable! You should recheck your sources.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
You've shown great restraint here.
This came to mind...



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QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
the proper quote is...

'Pentax is doomed...DOOMED!!!'

I've told you and told you till I'm blue in the face....
You look more pink than blue. Auto WB failed again.

Will surely be fixed in the new K-3 DPG*


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It was my understanding that it features a proprietary photon re-use cycle.
For the K-3III, yes... but the parallel "/F" model uses 135 film to leverage the re-introduction of Ektachrome and Kodachrome. We Pentaxians have much to look forward to...
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Surely you jest! If there is no new FF, then the price of remaining inventory K-1 and K-3II will never drop and the used market for all Pentax product will go stale. That is incompatible with my desired upgrade path and budget and therefore unacceptable! You should recheck your sources.
Ricoh Imaging might not plan to add a new FF right now (i.e. 2016 2017). This shouldn't be interpreted as "never ever".


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yea!

I agree, They are probably going through a transition period. Like how Sigma rebranded their entire lens to the Art series.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thesia26 Quote
Like how Sigma rebranded their entire lens to the Art series.
They didn't. They established three new series - 'Art', 'Contemporary', and 'Sport'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Ricoh Imaging might not plan to add a new FF right now (i.e. 2016).
Hmmm, what time zone are you in?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
So : what can we expect in 2017 ?
Superb but cheap lenses that have an EXPIRATION DATE. LOL

---------- Post added 01-10-17 at 05:30 PM ----------

LIkely a K-Mount MILC "K-02" with K-3ii sensor.
Love to speculate. haha.
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Hmmm, what time zone are you in?
I reserve the right to write "2016" instead of "2017" until at least summer
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I like the K-1 advance warning..... more time to save.... now I'll have to raid my wifes special fund and be in the poo again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P® Quote
And so it begins .....

Roll on another 500 or so pages of totally ridiculous predictions until an announcement is forthcoming.
Really ...
That's a good prediction on its own right here with this post !
Cheers!
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