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02-23-2018, 05:12 AM   #31
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Q1 Are there any plans to extend the limited full frame series, in particular for a small wide angle, comparable to the DA15?
Q2 What are the plans about the Ricoh GR? (Full frame and WR would be particularly interesting to me)
Q3 Are there any plans to substantially improve video quality of current or future cameras?

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On the assumption that they are not at liberty to talk about future products beyond what is in the press releases or on display, I think the following questions might get some interesting responses.

"How did you decide which lenses to put on the roadmap and the order?"
If the response is from lens surveys, "Can you tell us what other lenses were popular?"
"Can we expect lens releases to speed up in 2018?"
"All your new lenses seem to be new designs. Do you ever think about bringing back the optical design of older classics from the pre-DA era?"
"What's going on with the Q? The lenses are still on sale, but there is no body on the market. What should we understand by that?"[COLOR="Silver"]
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I have 3 questions:

- When is the K3 iii supposed to come to life ?
- Do they plan to produce a modern 200 mm macro soon?
- If no to question number 2 when do they sell pentax to sigma so that we can benefit their nice portfolio of lenses
02-23-2018, 06:37 AM   #34
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Q: What are your plans for supporting professional portrait photographers with OCF options (radio trigger support, 1/250 sync speed, ISO 50, working with 3rd party strobe manufacturers for OCF compatibility)? Eye focus options?

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Q1: Why such low buffer depth in current cameras [KP]? Current top fps is ok, but buffer depth doesn't do it justice
Q2: Can you improve buffer clearing time? 48 secs to clear a K1 is not appropriate for a flagship, and neither is card write speed [for all Pentax cameras]
Q3: Any news on improved AF?
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Please see post # 16
As you can see into the future, maybe it's you we should be asking
02-23-2018, 07:37 AM   #37
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why am i stuck using extension tubes designed in 1975 :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
Any line of questioning, open or covert, that can shed some light on the future of APS-C, and more specifically the position of what they consider the APS-C flagship vs their full frame offering.
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2. Is there plan to launch new SAFOX 13 (?) with more AF points in new DSLR? Is SAFOX 13 in development?
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Ask them why there is zero direct communications channel available for non Japanese customers to the mothership for questions or suggestions.

Ask them if someone from their engineering guys could spend half a day on writing up an official guideline on using their autofocus system and how to make best use of it (all settings for different scenarios). Obviously someone who knows the algorithms should be best suited to do this.
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-The KP is considered as the APS-C flag ship?
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- When is the K3 iii supposed to come to life ?
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Q1: Why such low buffer depth in current cameras [KP]? Current top fps is ok, but buffer depth doesn't do it justice
Q2: Can you improve buffer clearing time? 48 secs to clear a K1 is not appropriate for a flagship, and neither is card write speed [for all Pentax cameras]
Q3: Any news on improved AF?
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All these are great!

I'm waiting for the K-3II replacement with much better AF performance. Any info on that would be great! Although I can already hear, "We don't have any comments on that."


^ One more thing. Scroll the video to about 3:10. Are they gonna live up to their world's best AF claim?


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Most of what I'd like to hear asked has been covered by the many posts above but to reiterate I'd be interested in knowing plans for accessories to the system -- specifically teleconverters and extension tubes, etc. Also whether a landscape line of high quality f4 full frame zooms were on the drawing board for the future.
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QuoteOriginally posted by The Squirrel Mafia Quote
CP+ 2013 Pentax Interview by PentaxForums.com - YouTube

^ One more thing. Scroll the video to about 3:10. Are they gonna live up to their world's best AF claim?
Pentax K-5 excels in German CoFo magazine autofocus test - PentaxForums.com
There are tests that showed that it was/(is) excellent. Others just seemed to have improved faster...
On the other hand, I would never trade in Image Quality for AF, like you have to do with Canon dual pixel sensors...
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Is Ricoh planning to attract new generations of photographers and media content creators? What is their target audience in terms of their imaging devices?
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wishing for a DFA version of 20-40 limited lens

Is there any plan to come up with a DFA version of the light-weight gem 20-40/2.8-4.0 Limited lens?
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Is there any plan to come up with a DFA version of the light-weight gem 20-40/2.8-4.0 Limited lens?
Great question. Also to adopt this wonderful classic style in the DFA* or a DFA limited line. That would be a dream.
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Only one question:

When will Ricoh produce the K3 II successor ?
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Where would they like Pentax to be in, say, three years' time? What in a few words is the "mission statement" which sets out Pentax's unique qualities? What attracts people to Pentax? Do they see a place for larger-format mirrorless cameras in the future of Pentax?
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