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07-13-2021, 02:52 AM - 1 Like   #196
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It looks like after a bit of a break due to the pandemic, we will finally have a chance to conduct our "CP+" interview with Pentax/Ricoh representatives in Japan.

Things have definitely changed quite a bit since our last interview in 2019. What do you think we should ask? Please post your suggestions here, bearing in mind that questions such as "when will product x be released" will not be considered.
Hello Adam, any planning on when to expect to see the report of this interview? Tx!!

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Hello Adam, any planning on when to expect to see the report of this interview? Tx!!
yes @Adam;
inquiring minds want to know what is going on.
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Hello Adam, any planning on when to expect to see the report of this interview? Tx!!
The report will be posted as soon as the interview is conducted, which as far as I understand has been delayed due to the ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo

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07-14-2021, 12:02 AM   #199
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The report will be posted as soon as the interview is conducted, which as far as I understand has been delayed due to the ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo
Thanks for the feedback Adam! I'm so used to working "virtually" these days that I assumed the pandemic not to pose a problem for an on-line meeting to conduct the interview. Guess that's not the way the Japanese work?

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I'm quite pleased with my k-3 mark iii. After not getting the sigma full frame foveon, no Fujifilm X-H2, Canon R6 (meh). The Gen 2 Nikon Z6 isn't bad but it's still limiting all it features to native lenses FTZ wasn't included this time around.
I wouldn't mind knowing what's in store for the K-1 in general. We didn't get the Pentax hybrid VF/AF in the K-3 MK iii and to be honest the fact that Pentax dropped the entire new camera name for this line suggests it's something to keep us placated for a time while they work on something else. I'm not interested in another Ricoh GR like camera. The processing on the k3-iii is better and worse in some areas.

Q1: hybrid evf/ovf/af for the K1m3?

Q2: PNG image file format to fill the gap between jpeg and dng/pef?

Q3: general purpose telephoto Pentax lenses like the Sigma 60-600, or 60-600 sport. Not that i don't like the 150-450mm I love it.

Q4: I don't know what Pentax would go for in a new sensor for a k1mk3? However there isn't much point to more than 45Mpix in standard bayer pattern chips. The A7R4 is so slow and doesn't process it's sensor data particularly well.
Same goes for the Sigma FP or FP-l (aka photo oriented FP). Not that the FP doesn't take nice images, it's far ahead of Sony, however On One or Silkypix is about the only software you can process those images with. Lightroom cuts off way too much
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Hello, any progress since july for the interview's planning ?
I understand the nomination of a "new" President may have taken the date to a little bit longer.
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Things are still in the works but certainly slower than expected!


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I take it that the interview has not yet taken place?
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Clearly this should be taken as a hint from our Japanese friends they are not interested in spending time on this type of interviews (prove them wrong). Pentaxforums should keep the honor to itself and not push this any further.

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If this is really the case, then that's pretty terrible on their part...
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It could also be that they are still working out a strategy with the new director.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kobayashi.K Quote
Clearly this should be taken as a hint from our Japanese friends they are not interested in spending time on this type of interviews (prove them wrong). Pentaxforums should keep the honor to itself and not push this any further.
I don't think it's fair to assume all that. It's just that responding in English is going to a bit of a logistical pain for them, so I guess it keeps getting pushed down their list of priorities.

I would just suggest to just send a reminder and keep it polite. Also, remind them that they have a lot of dedicated users (how many PF members now?) overseas who are keen to have more engagement with the company. They have a soft spot for their fanbase, certainly.
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Should we think of updating the questions for 2022?

I'm not blaming anyone, I don't know what's going on and why it takes so long - but, Ricoh Imaging should know some of us are quite interested in these things.
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It isn't so they are not interested in the opinion of their customers, or not having time paying attention to them. It looks they have chosen for formats with a better return:

Pentax Meeting on Nov 27: Q&A about future products (nothing very specific) - PentaxForums.com

Pentax Meeting on Nov 27: K-3 III evolution (firmware and model variants) - PentaxForums.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kobayashi.K Quote
It isn't so they are not interested in the opinion of their customers, or not having time paying attention to them. It looks they have chosen for formats with a better return:
That's Japan-only, though.
I think they should improve communicating with us - on the long term they'd lose, if a too Japanese-centric Pentax would slip from our minds.
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