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03-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Pentax 645D - revived!

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Fixed the link
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thanks for the link...
I hope they will pull this one off! would be really great...

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PS: I think it should be moved to rumours section...
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I hope it is true but I will only believe it when I see a camera I can purchase.
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So only available in Japan? That is if this thing ever gets out of design stages.
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However, it is unclear whether the camera will be sold in Europe.

And Carlson told us that it will not be marketed in the United States because Pentax predicted it would only sell 200 units there.
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So I should keep my 645 glass... It's been going for pretty cheap on ebay.
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Just make sure you save $20,000 for the body when it becomes available. Then find a friend in Japan that you trust enough with 20K to buy you one and ship it.
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Peter Zack: Just make sure you save $20,000 for the body when it becomes available. Then find a friend in Japan that you trust enough with 20K to buy you one and ship it.
LOL Aint it the truth!

Hey, we know Mike Cash--I'll bet he'll do this for us.

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LOL Aint it the truth!

Hey, we know Mike Cash--I'll bet he'll do this for us.
I think he'll have to open private parcell delivery service then...
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AHA! A competitor for the Leica-S system... brilliant!
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Wow, they are pessimistic about the US market for this. 200 buyers.
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/53085-pentax-launch-me...ell-japan.html

Huge thread already over in the "rumours" section...

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Wow, they are pessimistic about the US market for this. 200 buyers.
That's about 20 times the number of computers IBM thought they could ever sell, circa 1948.
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If they marketed it right and sold it below $10,000, then they'd have a great selling margin, and even though they wouldn't be profiting AS MUCH on each unit, they'd still be profiting from the volume of sales. Now if someone would just explain that to them then we'd be fine.
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I've heard sensors that size cost $5000 or more alone (I have no idea if that's true). Assuming that's close to correct, adding all the other costs of design, production etc. There's no way this camera could come in at $10K.

The P45 MSRP is $37999.00 and the $32,000 Hasselblad H3D would make it unlikely the Pentax could come in at $10 K.

Making money on volume is a fallacy. You still need margins no matter how many you sell. GM would be a good example of that.
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