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02-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #121
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I wonder how people would respond if it unfolded something like this.

Pentax announces
1) a new APSC camera slightly higher specified version of the K-P, maybe a slightly sexier K-5 but not a K-3 replacement per say.
2) A K-1 Mark II to be ready in the spring. Slightly improved with same body. What the K20D was to the K10D

Beyond this plans for a 645Z II and a High end APSC ofcourse only to say they are working on them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
I wonder how people would respond if it unfolded something like this.

Pentax announces
1) a new APSC camera slightly higher specified version of the K-P, maybe a slightly sexier K-5 but not a K-3 replacement per say.
2) A K-1 Mark II to be ready in the spring. Slightly improved with same body. What the K20D was to the K10D

Beyond this plans for a 645Z II and a High end APSC ofcourse only to say they are working on them.
Absolutely everyone would be unhappy. So you’re probably close.
02-11-2018, 08:10 PM   #123
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
I wonder how people would respond if it unfolded something like this.

Pentax announces
1) a new APSC camera slightly higher specified version of the K-P, maybe a slightly sexier K-5 but not a K-3 replacement per say.
2) A K-1 Mark II to be ready in the spring. Slightly improved with same body. What the K20D was to the K10D

Beyond this plans for a 645Z II and a High end APSC ofcourse only to say they are working on them.
A really huge Yawn

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02-11-2018, 09:04 PM   #124
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
My specific complaint is that Pentax announced the suspension of production of the K-3ii before announcing a new APS_c flagship. If you made that complaint and I said something against it then bad on me. If you didn't your a troll. I don't care one way or the other. I am under no obligation to remain consistent in my opinions as circumstances change.
It’s just nice to know who is allowed to be annoyed and who isn’t.
Carry on.

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Only thing known for sure is that March promises to be a fun month.
CP+ is only something like 2-˝ weeks away. If they're going to make a major move soon, wouldn't they make it in time to talk about it there?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
I wonder how people would respond if it unfolded something like this.

Pentax announces
1) a new APSC camera slightly higher specified version of the K-P, maybe a slightly sexier K-5 but not a K-3 replacement per say.
2) A K-1 Mark II to be ready in the spring. Slightly improved with same body. What the K20D was to the K10D

Beyond this plans for a 645Z II and a High end APSC ofcourse only to say they are working on them.
I want them to be passing round k1iis with Dfa*50/1.4 at CP+!

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02-11-2018, 10:35 PM   #127
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QuoteOriginally posted by robjmitchell Quote
I want them to passing round k1iis with Dfa*50/1.4 at CP+!
s - means no AA filter (before). all cameras from Pentax have no AA filter now. K1II only
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
I wonder how people would respond if it unfolded something like this.

Pentax announces
1) a new APSC camera slightly higher specified version of the K-P, maybe a slightly sexier K-5 but not a K-3 replacement per say.
2) A K-1 Mark II to be ready in the spring. Slightly improved with same body. What the K20D was to the K10D

Beyond this plans for a 645Z II and a High end APSC ofcourse only to say they are working on them.

I would think by the history of Pentax releases, that it will really be something like this.

K1 is less than 2yrs old and plenty of camera for me.
I'm not even utilizing it to its full potential.
So I can wait for the next thing if its not this year.

02-12-2018, 12:08 AM   #129
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The main question - should we trust Asahi man ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
My specific complaint is that Pentax announced the suspension of production of the K-3ii before announcing a new APS_c flagship. If you made that complaint and I said something against it then bad on me. If you didn't your a troll. I don't care one way or the other. I am under no obligation to remain consistent in my opinions as circumstances change.
QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
It’s just nice to know who is allowed to be annoyed and who isn’t.
Carry on.
C'mon gentlemen, this thread is going so well considering the contentious subject matter. Let's keep it friendly and not prod at each other, eh?

Thanks
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The main question - should we trust Asahi man ?
Well I trust Asahi beer, seems like a good association!
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I just want Pentax do not forget their users who bought their K10D,K20D,K-7,K-5,K-3 class camera for years. I don't care if they try fancy stuffs like K-P, K-S2, etc.. at the condition there is a "classic" and robust alternatives such as K-3III.

I am not interested at all in K-1 as it is too expensive for me, and I would prefer f4 FF lenses instead of f2.8 (for price and weight).

I am not interested in K-P as it has no GPS (which I love on my K-3II), a cheap battery, and it does fit well in hands even with largest grip.

Currently Pentax has nothing in catalog to replace my 2 years old K-3II... I am very disappointed.

I am planning to buy the new DA* 11-18mm, but I will only do it if Pentax show more interest in APS-C, by releasing an interesting new APS-C body, and by updating the roadmap with new APS-C lenses, in particular an updated version of the old DA* 16-50mm. After the 11-18mm, the roadmap will be empty, mean no future for APS-C ? :/
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
I wonder how people would respond if it unfolded something like this.

Pentax announces
1) a new APSC camera slightly higher specified version of the K-P, maybe a slightly sexier K-5 but not a K-3 replacement per say.
2) A K-1 Mark II to be ready in the spring. Slightly improved with same body. What the K20D was to the K10D

Beyond this plans for a 645Z II and a High end APSC ofcourse only to say they are working on them.
Pentax is dead, so dead
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@superdave:
I'm not sure they would put new APS-C lenses on the roadmap, if they're updates for existing lenses. They didn't for the 55-300 RE PLM...
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@superdave:
I'm not sure they would put new APS-C lenses on the roadmap, if they're updates for existing lenses. They didn't for the 55-300 RE PLM...
Yes you're right (except if range change) but at least they should communicate with their users. No information and an empty roadmap is not reassuring, and their trans-standard DA* (16-50) is very dated now... lot of CA, bad corner performance, and no HD coating.
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