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05-23-2017, 08:46 AM - 1 Like   #256
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As long as Pentax is working on it, there is hope. They have everything lined up already. All they need to do is improve upon the AF tracking abilities & give better focus confirmation through the viewfinder. I'm not expecting a D500 or 7D Mark II camera, but hopefully it will outperform the D7200/D7500 in AF or be very close to their AF performance. If they need until September of next year to pack the upcoming APS-C flagship with more excellence & win than the Nikon D7200/D7500 & the Canon 80D, I'm willing to wait until then. Who knows. They might even "left field" us with a new "high performance" KAF4 lens or 2 to go with it. I do highly doubt that will happen. though.

I should probably be flogged, tarred, & feathered for even thinking of such AF performance nonsense.

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Based on Past practice, looking at past announcements and launches, I smell a July-ish "leakset" and announcement, a September show release and sales right after, before year end... I know that's weak, but it wouldn't hoit
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Maybe next year
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QuoteOriginally posted by OoKU Quote
Maybe next year

The successor of K-3 II?

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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
The successor of K-3 II?
Likely this year. September/October That's four years after the K-3 and 2,5 after the K3 II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
The successor of K-3 II?
Likely this year. September/October That's four years after the K-3 and 2,5 after the K3 II.
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I don't expect it this year.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I don't expect it this year.
Frankly, I think they need to at least be showing a working prototype by the end of this year (IMHO) because:

1) - they need the momentum - people are very twitchy, and ready to change systems. A couple of years might not be long in the life of a company, but it is in the life of a photographer.
2) - The idea that the K-3ii replacement would be six months after the KP was from a reasonable source and has not been contradicted by Pentax - too long a delay would look like they were having problems with either technology or commitment, and either would be bad for getting people to buy into Pentax - who have one of the best line-ups of APSC lenses and should take advantage of that.
3) - If you take too long developing cameras - The K-1 is a case in point, some of the tech you are locked into (USB2, etc in the case of the K-1) is beginning to be outdated before the camera is released

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Maybe. But, I still don't expect it this year.
- people waited a loong time for the FF. Some will leave; many will stay.
- Pentax does not contradict product rumors. There are no reliable leaks about a new APS-C flagship - there would be, if it was 2 months from release.
- we know nothing about the next APS-C flagship, it makes no sense to assume obsolete specifications. A camera takes some time in R&D anyway - I remember Samsung once said the development of their NX1 took about 3 years. And it wasn't outdated when released.

This will be a quiet year. I have good hopes for 2018, however... I'm reasonably convinced they're not sitting idle. I think it will be worth the wait.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
I think it is time we had some sort of leak
May be a bit late in relation to your request, but I just had one.

Quite satisfying, too
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Nikon brought a new D7500. When Canon is smart they will bring out a 7D MkIII soon. The 80D is already pretty competitive. In a higher performance body it will be able to compete with the D500. Pentax will put the K-3 series successor (I don't believe in aK-3 III) between the D7500 on the one side and the 7D MkII (or three when it arrives) and the D500. At a price point more like the D7500. The KP will occupy the K-3 II price point. A new processor capable of 4k, the noise reduction tech in the K-70 KP. On sensor PDAF that works, an articulating or K-1 like touch screen. (and corresponding menu system). New PDAF chip that improves significantly on af performance. Even faster operation than the K-3 II (10fps and maybe super fast electronic shutter operation). 5 stops IBIS. And Pentax will have a killer. If it has all this maybe 2018 will be worth the wait. But Maybe The recent price hikes of the K-1 in Europe and Australia have been attempts to make room for a higher priced aps-c body. So it could end op not costing €1500 but more like €1700

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May be a bit late in relation to your request, but I just had one.

Quite satisfying, too

not quite what I had in mind, but I'm glad you are satisfied

I still think we need something another leak perhaps.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
not quite what I had in mind, but I'm glad you are satisfied

I still think we need something another leak perhaps.
Buy a Landrover. You'll never be disappointed. There's always a leak, somewhere under my Landrover.
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Landrovers don't just leak,they are marking their territory
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