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02-24-2014, 01:19 PM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by Beaugrand Quote
I thought it was understood that a manual dSLR, like a K 1000d, would be a follow-on to a successful, mainstream, all-the-bells-and-whistles, full-featured, full size, Full Frame dSLR. Only after the development costs for the afore-mentioned "flagship" dSLR would there be any sorts of feature-deleted, cheaper follow-on Full Frame models being offered to the unwashed hordes who can't afford a top-of-the-line camera (which cheaper model might carry the Ricoh brand, so as not to offend the more-moneyed?)
I think you're right - if we do see something along the lines of a K1000d it won't be for many years, until FF has become a less 'premium' feature. With the rise of faux-vintage styling (see X100s, E-M5 etc) I think it's only a matter of time before the proliferation spans a small, full-frame DSLR.

I don't think features like AF etc would ever be removed, but more concessions to MF (e.g. brighter focusing screens, with better precision mattes) might be included. There's certainly no way the screen would ever be removed - I think the argument of just keeping image review off and chimping to a minimum is more amenable to a wider range of people than removing the screen entirely.

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With the release of the K1, I think it's time to revisit the "manual student Full Frame" idea: K1 sensor in a K-r derived body, with manual control as default, using mostly K-r derived electronics and software. Call it a "K-b" (for "K-basic"). Try to keep the price under $800.
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It would be a good move by Ricoh. Instructors like to teach full manual and if a student uses Pentax... likely to stay with Pentax.
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Manual, FF, basic settings sounds like the new Leica M-D - and only $6k (plus lens). I'm saving up now.

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Manual, FF, basic settings sounds like the new Leica M-D - and only $6k (plus lens). I'm saving up now.
For the students that want to get more loans.
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