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05-24-2018, 04:58 AM   #1
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New gear on Photokina

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My trusted source told me that we could expect some announcements targeting Photokina this year. I don't want to reveal everything I know yet, but according to my information we will see two new products from Ricoh. Important thing is that none of them is a DSLR, rather a consequence of a recent Ricoh activity in some areas.

Could You guess what it is?

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I guess Theta and GR.
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As this is the Pentax News and Rumors forum, unless some news or a rumor is mentioned, this thread will be moved to General Photography.

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Photokina will be twice in a very near time. Both in Cologne and on september 26-29th 2018 and may 8-11th 2019. So there will be some new gear anyway.

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As this is the Pentax News and Rumors forum, unless some news or a rumor is mentioned, this thread will be moved to General Photography.
So let me quote myself again:

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expect some announcements targeting Photokina this year. I don't want to reveal everything I know yet, but according to my information we will see two new products from Ricoh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
Important thing is that none of them is a DSLR

Yes, we know. A few lenses on the roadmap that have yet to materialize. Perhaps an announcement of some hybridized EVIL camera.



QuoteOriginally posted by x4rd Quote
I don't want to reveal everything I know yet
You should know by now that statement isn't original. If you know something spill it, being coy about it is just annoying - we are going to find out eventually.


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Could You guess what it is?

A Binaural microphone head for the Theta VR? A re-design and expansion of the FA limited line of lenses? An announcement of a new nanotech lens coating which is every bit as obscure as to what it actually does as Aero Bright? A pair of weather resistant hiking shoes with the Pentax logo on the tread*? A polaroid camera? A fully articulated remote controllable Hatsune Miku doll with big anime eyes that are actually cameras that hook up to a VR headset - an Anime styled drone? I don't know, I'm just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks: Which, coincidentally, is the exact impression I get of the methods employed by pentax's marketing department.


* I would probably buy a pair.
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Rest of the DFA * primes. GR 3? Drone with theta? FF wide prime.
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No DSLR at Photokina? That means no K-3 successsor this year. Some folk will be put out, if that’s true.

I’m with Digitalis: this “can you guess what I know” stuff is annoying.

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I agree with every one spill it. Inquiring minds want to know.
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The K-70 was introduced june eight. Two years ago, so maybe it will get a successor/refresh. (But Ricoh better don't because right now it is looking a very good alternative for the KP already). Mid level bodies are usually announced late spring, so not at Photokina. What will be announced? We'll see. The D FA* 50 1.4 and the new 11-18mm F2.8 zoom don't count. We've already seen them at cp+.
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No DSLR at Photokina? That means no K-3 successsor this year.
AFAIK yes, no successor in 2018.

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I guess Theta and GR.
Good guess.

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hahaha



That is a nice way of responding to those kind of self-important posts. Good for you.




I'd be surprised if the K-3 II replacement isn't even announced (on paper) in some form by Photokina. Usually there is a run up between announcement and actual product on shelves by months no? If so then that would mean the K-3 II successor is scheduled for much further off in the future.


That said does this mean they are focusing (no pun intended) on more lens releases for Full Frame? I think, beyond the primes already mentioned, they need that mid range FF zoom on the roadmap. Especially if it is a longer counterpart to the 28-105 f/variable lens.
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* I would probably buy a pair.
Me too. I was taking pictures in a canyon in March and my gear didn't mind the rain. But my feet got wet and I ended up getting huge blisters.

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A surprise announcement of a new modern set of DFA WR LTD's with QS focus. Ditch the aperture ring. Make the DA21 a true FF lenses after the M20 ƒ4 then this UW DA lens covers both FF and APS-C.

And of course the long awaited LXD and MXD interchangeable viewfinder systems. Bringing the best of both OVF and Mirrorless in a one body system.
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