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10-09-2019, 03:09 AM - 1 Like   #1096
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I have said before and I will say again, DP Review is a lost cause. They just aren't interested in traditional SLRs any more, don't put a premium on still image quality (even though it is the real reason that most folks purchase cameras), emphasize small size, and are willing to let other brand's RAW adjustments slide, even while holding Pentax's feet to the fire with respect to the accelerator. And there is a strong feeling of animosity between some of the reviewers (Rishi in particular) and Pentaxians. It often isn't just what is said in a review, but the snide way in which it is said that indicates that DP Review's reviewers believe that Pentax is a lesser brand and not really worthy of their attention.

That said, all is not lost. By all indications next year should be a better year. DFA 85 and DFA 70-200 probably coming then along with the K3 II sequel. Those things alone should stir up excitement a bit (we've already seen the results of a prototype with no specs on the Forum). Ricoh is not losing market share (unlike some others) and with the down turn in the camera market, it is hard to throw serious investment but rather to do slow and steady development of both cameras and lenses. They are staying the course, although that probably means little investment in marketing outside of Japan.


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