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03-26-2013, 01:06 AM   #196
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From photorumors;
"Mike Svitek 7 hours ago What I'm wondering is where this release date came from... I have known these representatives all my life, which is why they allowed me to try out the camera for a while. I have since given it back... They specifically told me it would be released at the end of 2013 or very beginning of 2014... I'd say just before Christmas would be the best choice in that time-frame...
Where did March 27th come from?



03-26-2013, 02:29 AM   #197
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
His thought was that there may be around 10 different prototypes being tested but he didn't know any details about them, only the one he claimed he had in his hands.

And he could still be telling the truth (about his experience at least), and as such making waves with a real product.
Come on, Ash, I am not asking for the death of the poor sinner but...

Was the guy telling the truth when he wrote
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I've known Ricoh representatives all my life. That's the only reason why they allowed me to test-run these cameras...
then
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I grew up knowing Ricoh representatives and that's why they allow me to test out their cameras: Its a luck-based privilege.
or rather when he wrote
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I know Pentax reps, have all my life.
Was the guy telling the truth when he wrote
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FF... Same sensor as D600/A99/RX1
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I mentioned it was the same sensor as the D600/A99/RX1 all use
knowing that D600 has a standard 6,016 x 4,016 pixels sensor, Alpha 99 a 6,000 x 4,000 pixels sensor with 102 phase-detection assist points and RX1 a standard 6,000 x 4,000 pixels sensor?

Was he telling the truth when he wrote
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I heard rumors from Ricoh that they are working on a completely different module for the GXR: A full-frame KS mount module... Its to be what M4/3 is to the original 4/3 system... same mount, just a compressed flange distance.
Was he telling the truth "(about his experience at least)" when he wrote
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Almost all DA and all DA* lenses are full-frame compatible.
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I shoot film SLRs with my DA lenses... no problems other than lots of vignetting which clears up by 2 stops. The newest lenses all work well, including my 16-50mm f/2.8 which is seriously wise at 16mm
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It works with the DA* lenses and my film SLR accepts the DA lenses without major problems. I can't vouch for all the lenses and I didn't say it will accept all of them... But most DA lenses cover a full 35mm film area. I know this because I use them a lot. I know that the fisheye don't work though... sadly. The 14mm prime does!
(emphasis added)

or when he wrote about DA* 16-50 mm f/2,8 on his alleged 24x36 prototype
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I do have one somewhere, but its not at 16mm ... It was vignetting too much and I didn't want to stop down, so I zoomed down to about the 20mm mark where the vignetting wasn't a problem...
Was he telling the truth when he wrote
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Pentax (Hoya) makes glass for Leica. They use the same procedures and the same machines to make their lenses. In fact, the 77mm limited and the Leica 75mm have the same design (Minus the slight shift in the rear floating element group to compensate for the flange distance).
How would you qualify this logorrhea? Insider information, report on someone's own experience? or pure BS?
03-26-2013, 02:41 AM   #198
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Yes, yes. He is not 100% accurate and has no authoritative comments. He is not anything to Pentax and so cannot be considered a reliable source of information. But take it if you will whether he did indeed sign an NDA and did have some sort of prototype in his hands. And what does it matter in the end? We still only know that a FF camera is in development and may be released some time later this year or early next year.
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Aren't you had enough FF rumors already? Years and years talking for nothing,, DSLR era is coming to end Pentax is still planning to produce one.
Nuff' said. God bless Ricehigh.

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The usual procedure when signing an NDA is actually not to disclose information. That's why I pay no attention to this. But we know a full frame is coming, so might as well just wait (and snap up a few old lens gems in the meantime of course).
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
He said in twitter that VP of Pentax called him...
Well I'm not surprised, I get calls from Shiro Kondo all the time......



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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote

How would you qualify this logorrhea? Insider information, report on someone's own experience? or pure BS?
About Leica 75/2 and FA77/1.8 - pure fantasy. The lenses are different. Optical data. The final picture. Bokeh.
There is the story how Jun Kitazawa had invited FA77.

And the story of Svitek about 8 prototypes of FF camera - one with sensor of Nikon D4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Yes, yes. He is not 100% accurate and has no authoritative comments. He is not anything to Pentax and so cannot be considered a reliable source of information. But take it if you will whether he did indeed sign an NDA and did have some sort of prototype in his hands. And what does it matter in the end? We still only know that a FF camera is in development and may be released some time later this year or early next year.
Why should he keep NDA till November, 22? Why is he under NDA at all...It's easy as day - he is not beta-tester.

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RiceHigh just changed his countdown. It now ends April 17. So much for March 27.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LIJ Quote
RiceHigh just changed his countdown. It now ends April 17. So much for March 27.
What year was that?

Sorry guys, I'm as pissed off as the next person.
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And the award for Best Comedy in 2013 goes to ... the whole Pentax community.
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RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: Updated: Countdown to the Upcoming Pentax' New Products' Announcement!

Countdown To
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:00 am [+09:00]
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Where's my D800E?
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After this fiasco I can't wait for April 1. Time for some fun I think.
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Let's make a countdown that adds a week to the deadline every week and display it at the top of the forums. That would be just as useful.
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