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06-13-2015, 02:13 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by BlakeShellman Quote
Not to hijack this thread but how much influence does this forum have over what Ricoh puts into their cameras?
If people are saying, "I won't pay more than X" (X being a ridiculously low amount of money), none whatsoever

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QuoteOriginally posted by zmohie Quote
posted this at dpr and i thought it may discuss her
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Instead of the unbenefit attempt of challenging nikon and cannon in the full frame sector. I suggest releasing a cheap full frame with a price that doesn't exceed 1000$ without the following common features :
1- No video.
2- No flash.
3- No built-in GPS.
4- No WiFi
5- No touch screen
6- No flipped screen
7- No PS.
you should just look into Sony A7 used off ebay. I just picked one up for $680 and I'm loving the FF look. MF is very easy given the EVF. Makes me wonder why I waited so long to pick one up.
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I'm convinced 50 or 60 people would buy this camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I'm convinced 50 or 60 people would buy this camera.
That is much more then the amount of people buying the 3000+ $ model.

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You're very, very wrong on that. Price included.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
That is much more then the amount of people buying the 3000+ $ model.
Today anyway
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
That is much more then the amount of people buying the 3000+ $ model.
We have no idea how it will sell because we really don't know how good or bad it will be or how much it will cost. There is a huge amount of technology available that could be implemented in this camera. If the camera has amazing AF and the new 42MP Sony sensor and Ricoh gets the glass right, they will sell all they can make at $3,000 each. I think the FF will have very little in common with the K-3II from a technology point.

New Sensor - 42MP BSI
New Image Processor
New AF system - SAFOX is dead.
Some type of OVF overlay or projection (Hybrid OVF)
WiFi
UHS-II cards
USB-C support
Probably a new battery
4K internal
APS-C crop mode
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
We have no idea how it will sell because we really don't know how good or bad it will be or how much it will cost. There is a huge amount of technology available that could be implemented in this camera. If the camera has amazing AF and the new 42MP Sony sensor and Ricoh gets the glass right, they will sell all they can make at $3,000 each. I think the FF will have very little in common with the K-3II from a technology point.

New Sensor - 42MP BSI
New Image Processor
New AF system - SAFOX is dead.
Some type of OVF overlay or projection (Hybrid OVF)
WiFi
UHS-II cards
USB-C support
Probably a new battery
4K internal
APS-C crop mode
That camera would be a beast.

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It might be a bit ambitious - I doubt Pentax/Ricoh will check all the marks - but I'd like to see it happening.
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I've already mentioned a digital k-1000
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
I've read the previous posts in this thread, many made me smile, some laugh out load.

Me... I would just like a robust FF Pentax that will allow my "Ladies" to get back to work, the way they did on my LX's.
And after all other comments I still think the purest form of a FF would be a digital back for my LX. The aforementioned ladies would never even have to leave home. Some of their sisters are with me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
It can be done on a small professional niche market where profit margins are high. Pentax has done that in the medium format segment.
But to do the same in a low profit margin market like consumer camera market is much more difficult.
How do we know Blackmagic Design's profit margins are? And, again, they had to do everything from scratch, literally.

I think there are there enthusiast photographers than the are professional filmmakers.

I literally don't need a million frames per second (or even five), blazing autofocus or 42 MP, and the buffer to go with it. I just want great ergonomics, great dynamic range, a 24x36 sensor, and a K mount.
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Hmmm. I'm going to go in a different direction and suggest that Pentax make the best high end professional FF DSLR that money can buy and get back in the game.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
Hmmm. I'm going to go in a different direction and suggest that Pentax make the best high end professional FF DSLR that money can buy and get back in the game.
I'd like to see a line of cameras, including both.
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I'm on holiday in a strange land and just used the OBF on my K3......didn't think I'd need it.....just saying.....and being conscious at the time.....I know where the photo was taken!
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