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03-25-2013, 01:00 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
I doubt the K-5II will be replaced so soon.. that would be insane.
Maybe a low end model then.. I think FF still later in the year.

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If you were an executive of Pentax, would you give a FF prototype to some college kid with an NDA so badly written that it allows him to brag about it on G+?
Someone has to test it in the field.. he says he is close to Ricoh reps.. Also maybe they want the leak so that we don't go off buying Nikon or Canon FF.
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Time to think about the K5IIs at a reasonable price for a K5 user.

May I ask whether the camera ill be K-mount? The best and most wanted Pentax lenses are only available used and the DA lenses are officially not full frame. Waiting for the full frame wide angle shorter than 31 mm. How about 24-70 and 70-200 zoom combo (all 2.8). A 2.8/300, a 4/200 macro, a 1.4/85. All available on ebay but not from Pentax. The current FA line needs a serious overhaul... I am much more interested in the lens annuoncement rather than the super K3 with a 18-350 kit lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Time to think about the K5IIs at a reasonable price for a K5 user.

May I ask whether the camera ill be K-mount? The best and most wanted Pentax lenses are only available used and the DA lenses are officially not full frame. Waiting for the full frame wide angle shorter than 31 mm. How about 24-70 and 70-200 zoom combo (all 2.8). A 2.8/300, a 4/200 macro, a 1.4/85. All available on ebay but not from Pentax. The current FA line needs a serious overhaul... I am much more interested in the lens annuoncement rather than the super K3 with a 18-350 kit lens.
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Someone has to test it in the field.. he says he is close to Ricoh reps..
Would you like to buy an old car from me? It's in perfect condition and very cheap.
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One thing is sure, this Mike Svitek doesn't know a lot of Pentax...

"My guess is they will call the new camera K2"

"TBH I find its more of a long-awaited update to the K20D ... The K-30 was kind of a disappointment"

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Pentax has never over delivered on a rumour. The only thing that seems plausible is that a camera called the K-3 will be announced within the next month.

Therefore the most we can expect is a an APS-C based camera.

With Pentax rumours always expect the absolute bare-minimum. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if we got a really basic 16mp K-300 and nothing else to be honest!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tesla Quote
Someone has to test it in the field.. he says he is close to Ricoh reps.. Also maybe they want the leak so that we don't go off buying Nikon or Canon FF.
Hey! I'm close to Pentax too!! They're my "friend" on FaceBook, dude!!! ;P
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QuoteOriginally posted by fs999 Quote
one thing is sure, this mike svitek doen't know a lot of pentax...

"my guess is they will call the new camera k2"

"tbh i find its more of a long-awaited update to the k20d ... The k-30 was kind of a disappointment"
lol :d
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...But replacing the K5II with a new K3 APSC now already doesn't really make sense either. Even for a in-between-update the K5II deserves a longer lifespan.

I know Pentax never overdeliverd, but now that they have a different boss things may have changed.

Come on guys, are things so bad now that someone who doesn't see any real use for his Pentax gear anymore is the most positive about possible new Pentax developements?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
...But replacing the K5II with a new K3 APSC now already doesn't really make sense either. Even for a in-between-update the K5II deserves a longer lifespan.

I know Pentax never overdeliverd, but now that they have a different boss things may have changed.

Come on guys, are things so bad now that someone who doesn't see any real use for his Pentax gear anymore is the most positive about possible new Pentax developements?
I personally wouldn't expect it to replace the K-5II but rather slot in above it.
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It seems to me we could see only APS-C camera now...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
It seems to me we could see only APS-C camera now...
I agree that seems likely. K5II hasn't been out for very long, so an upgrade there doesn't make sense; a K30 upgrade would probably end up placing it above K5II, so again no sense there; so to me it seems likely it will either be a new high-end APS-C (K-3) or a new low-end APS-C (K-z). I'd actually tend toward the latter, although I know there hasn't been a lot of buzz for that recently.
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