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02-19-2017, 03:20 AM - 1 Like   #16
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Could we have an update on lens road map and release schedule?

I am very keen to hear about new primes....

02-19-2017, 03:32 AM   #17

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Any chance of a new 600mm plus F4 lens in the future?
Any chance of a new 500mm plus F4 lens in the future?

Any chance of a new 400mm plus F4 lens in the future?

Any chance of a new 400mm plus F2.8 lens in the future?

Any chance of a new 300mm plus F2.8 lens in the future?

02-19-2017, 03:47 AM   #18
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When will pentax upgrade PTTL to be more up to date.
02-19-2017, 03:59 AM - 2 Likes   #19
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Will we ever see that APS-C UWA zoom that has been living on the roadmap for years?

02-19-2017, 04:02 AM - 1 Like   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
Could we have an update on lens road map and release schedule?

I am very keen to hear about new primes....
+1 Especially the primes.

---------- Post added 02-19-17 at 12:05 PM ----------

I'd like Ricoh to be a bit more clear about what kind of brand the want to be and what that means for their development goals.
The relatively small bodies, WR etc. are great for outdoor use, hikes and the like. The 100mm macro is a lens worth having a Pentax camera for.

So a choice for small, not too fast primes like a 20 2.8 or a 85 2.0 would make sense (or a newer version of the 77mm). 4.0 zoom lenses would be welcome as well.
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02-19-2017, 04:06 AM - 3 Likes   #21
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Will there be a replacement for the Silkypix Digital Camera Utility 5, a replacement that makes it possible to utilize the full potential of the K-1?
02-19-2017, 04:11 AM - 2 Likes   #22
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1. Will they make compact camera (with 1 inch sensor perhaps ?)
2. How they see the APS-C market nowadays with aggresive and rapid growing tech in the Mirrorless counterpart ? Will Pentax make one ?
3. How do they feel about Fuji GFX? Will they respond with superior product ?
02-19-2017, 04:14 AM - 1 Like   #23
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The MF landscape has been completely changed by the recent release of the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Will Ricoh/Pentax
  1. Come up with an innovative and compelling response;
  2. Pretend it didn't happen and carry on regardless;
  3. Give up and exit the MF market?

02-19-2017, 04:17 AM - 2 Likes   #24

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Video, 4K.
Video, 100mbs bitrate?
Video, bring back sensor shift image stabilisation.
Video, add flat profile.

Wider coverage of AF points.

Add 85mm F1.4 plm prime please.
02-19-2017, 04:22 AM   #25
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Pentax is dedicated to developping new lens, but is Pentax thinking of "upgrading" existing lenses ? (changing motor / modification of the lens design like the 55-300 PLM, etc)

Pentax create the KP wich is a milestone in compactness, does pentax plan do reduce the overall size and weight of the bodies ?
02-19-2017, 04:57 AM - 5 Likes   #26
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Please let them know that affordable FF 35mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8 lenses would be more than welcome. Both Canon and Nikon have them at affordable prices.
02-19-2017, 05:17 AM   #27
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Could you facilitate in camera lens calibration (using CDAF).
When are you going to let us enable mechanical SR in Video as an option (we understand there are noise issues).
Only if Ricoh doesn't announce any lenses. Where are the promised prime lenses for the K-1
Are you going to develop cheaper and lighter options for the 70-200 F2.8 and the 15-30 F2.8? Maybe a compact 70-300 F4-5.6 and a variable aperture more compact ultra wide zoom. (12-24 or the likes) not fish eye.
What are your plans for aps-c lens development? the DA* lens line up really needs a refresh with HD coatings and faster more reliable AF motors.
are you looking into the possibilities of a touch screen interface and better smartphone integration, without the hassle of manually connecting every time.
02-19-2017, 05:26 AM - 5 Likes   #28
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Will Noel's wife really kill him if he buys a KP?
02-19-2017, 05:29 AM   #29

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  1. I'd like to see this list of firmware improvement suggestions (Thread to collect easy firmware improvement suggestions (software feature requests) - handed over and maybe they could comment on some of them. It would also be interesting to understand why certain requests might be rejected (we know nothing about feasibility of many items; they do)
  2. Please ask them about publishing a little more improved documentation papers / white papers, which would help users a lot and are no business secrets:
    1. Maker notes metadata about camera settings used. Currently Phil Harvey and us have to kind of reverse engineer them from image files, which is silly because Ricoh does have all this information. There can not be any intellectual property business secret thing about the two bytes in each image file that tell us if pixelshift was used or if a teleconverter was used. But all this is helpful for users especially when trying to find causes for errors.
      I am explicitly not asking about all metadata like autofocus data which they might want to keep proprietary. But any type of camera setting that is saved (And I guess all of them are being saved).
    2. Documentation of exposure program curves. What is the exact difference between "auto" and "normal". Can't we get curves like we havr with film cameras?
    3. Documentation / instructions what the difference is between autofocus "shutter priority", "focus priority" and especially "auto". What is the exact logic behind the latter? Can we get a good instruction guide from them on how to use their autofocus system?
  3. Ask them about their view on improving autofocus with the following aspects:
    1. wider spread of AF points even at the cost of physically larger AF module --> camera.
    2. more AF points
    3. double cross AF points
    4. faster computation of AF in camera (extra chip? faster chip?)
    5. across frame tracking via better image recognition supported by RGD metering sensor image
Especially question #2 above should be politically correct as it's not asking them about future products. Basically it's just a support request for their users.
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Has the Q system reached the limit of its potential?

Is APS-C now relegated to entry- and mid-level, or will the pro-level crop market still be served?

Is cropped medium format as good as it gets?

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