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03-25-2013, 02:45 AM   #31
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Well, whatever happens will definitely be interesting. As above, it makes no sense at all to replace the K-5 II and K-5 IIs... they are new. At the other end, is there a logical place for a camera between the K-5 II and the K-30?

But the answer is obvious, once you think about it. The K-3 will be a K-01 mirrorless replacement, with all the features in a more traditional shell... maybe more MX-like. And, if they can hang even a teeny optical viewfinder on it... anyway, we'll see soon, but that's my bet.

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It has been officially confirmed by an anonymous photographer who has a cousin who knows someone who once went out with the tea lady in Ricoh that a rumour regarding speculation about a hypothetical full-frame camera has been postulated (in theory).

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To believe in the announcement Pentax FF camera on March, 27  - no...I don't...
03-25-2013, 03:10 AM   #34
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This is like the boy who cried wolf. When a real genuine thread with pictures, videos, physical samples, heck free K-3 samples, coupons and even cold hard cash embedded, I will yawn and go back to work without even a glance haha.

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Can't these multiple threads siting the same Google+ source and RH be merged into a single thread titled "Dubious FF claims for 2013 - read if you have free time"
03-25-2013, 03:26 AM   #36
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Simple solution, wait for a day and see. Period.
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Ricoh have a production facility right? Perhaps they've been tooling that up getting ready to produce a new line... ..but my intuition tells me that it will yet be another epic April Fools Day where all and sundry will dig the boot into the poor Pentaxian.
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Pop corn time

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PF in last 4 years :)

This is how I see PF in last few years.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kavolis Quote
This is how I see PF in last few years.

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HAHA.. only thing is it's been like that for even longer.. You can find threads from 8 years ago with people getting all excited about "this is the year of the Pentax FF" etc.. it really is tragic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kavolis Quote
This is how I see PF in last few years.

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Good one
03-25-2013, 04:06 AM   #42
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I don't see a FF being released until late this year or early next year. For this year I see the line-up being 4 aps-c cameras consisting of K300, K30, K5ii/s and K3/s. The prices being $500, $750, $1,100 and $1,600 or there about. So the K5ii is not being replaced, it is just not going to be the flagship model any longer.

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We shall wait and see. I, for one, will believe it only when I see it and before that I am not willing to lose any sleep over it.

P.S. I want to believe!
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Too soon for a full frame to come out, imo, but they could always announce it on the same day they come out with another product.

Last fall, there was a rumor on here before a tradeshow (PMA?) that the 24 MP APS-C was being delayed until early 2013 and that a refined K-5 would be released at the trade show instead, and the refined K-5 part of that rumor turned out to be true with the K-5 ii. Going off that rumor and Ricoh's only recently public suggestion of work on fullframe I've been assuming a higher level APS-C camera in the spring and a full frame camera possibly by this fall at the soonest.

Then again Pentax has a lot of holes to fill so it could be just about anything. An entry level camera is possible. Maybe Ricoh's rumored APS-C point and shoot. Etc. etc.

But one never knows which rumor to believe on here so we'll have to see
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Mike Svitek is taking a step in another direction:

"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. I can NOT guarantee this information, but I dearly hope its true. They should have done it with the K-01 "

then a misstep:

"Almost all DA and all DA* lenses are full-frame compatible." then "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"

then a step back (concerning the 24x36 Pentax he says he is testing):

"March 27?? ... They told me end of 2013 to start of 2014 (Q1 turnaround) What's this I hear about March???"
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