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09-15-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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3 weeks & NO LEAKS!!!

Ok want to see if I can outdo my FF 4 month thread with 66K views..only 3 weeks left so get a clickin'
I mean if Oct 6 is launch date ,someone,somewhere must have seen the FF beast in the Wild!! small world now with social media etc...
maybe the Ghost of Kenspo will be forthcoming

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The Ghost or the real Kenspro? I'm sure both of them have leaks.
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Ricoh seems to run a tight ship as far as leaks are concerned. And Kenspo stated just last week that he did NOT have a FF as yet. I am not convinced that October 6 is anything close to launch. Maybe another announcement, maybe nothing. Lots of posts hanging on the October 6th rumor but I'm not sure that rumor was anything but positive thinking or guesswork.

Another thing is that the 70-200 has not been released yet. No reason not to if the FF was close. Many people would buy it to use on APS-C if it was available. Look at how many people here have the 150-450. Yet it is nowhere to be seen. That might not be a negative but it is certainly not a positive indication of anything happening soon. Unless Ricoh wants to reveal FF, 24-70 and 70-200 at the same time. But if so why announce the 70-200 so early and then retract it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
but I'm not sure that rumor was anything but positive thinking or guesswork.
Wasn't 10/06 from an asahi man post on the other Forum? Something to do with 42 days and full of frames?

EDIT - yes, asahi man wrote the cryptic post "42 days" which counted to October 6th. In a related thread he wrote 'Will be Full of Frames".

So by deduction there will be something meaningful related to the FF happening October 6th.

I choose not to link to that other Forum. You can do the search.


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The 42 days comment was for when the NDA expires, not when Ricoh would announce a new camera. The non-disclosure agreement expires on October 6th.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
The 42 days comment was for when the NDA expires, not when Ricoh would announce a new camera. The non-disclosure agreement expires on October 6th.
Which means that whatever they are testing will be announced.

When the body is in our hands who knows. Probably preorders will start. I suspect there will be some fits and starts, with the first ones released into chosen localized markets to catch any show stoppers.

Tight NDA release protocols are OK for the marketing folks, but wide testing is really useful. I'm certain that Nikon and Canon know what Pentax is going to release already, and visa versa. These beasts are getting very complicated and a narrow test window with small sample is almost a guarantee of post shipping issues.
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
Which means that whatever they are testing will be announced.

When the body is in our hands who knows. Probably preorders will start. I suspect there will be some fits and starts, with the first ones released into chosen localized markets to catch any show stoppers.

Tight NDA release protocols are OK for the marketing folks, but wide testing is really useful. I'm certain that Nikon and Canon know what Pentax is going to release already, and visa versa. These beasts are getting very complicated and a narrow test window with small sample is almost a guarantee of post shipping issues.
It means it might be announced. It means that Ricoh had originally planned to be ready by this date. Does it mean they are on schedule? Not necessarily. Let's hope Ricoh is on schedule, but there are a lot of things outside of their control like sensors and image processors. Fujitsu doesn't make image processors any more. Socionext now runs Fujitsu's image processor division. That happened in March of this year. Will that delay Ricoh? Sony was late on getting its BSI FF sensor ready. Will that delay Ricoh?Will they hold the body until the glass is ready? is the glass on schedule?
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Wasn't 10/06 from an asahi man post on the other Forum? Something to do with 42 days and full of frames?
You are correct, I forgot about that. In typical Asahi Man style it was a bit cryptic but it would seem something will happen then.

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It is indeed impressive information control that there is still nothing official from Ricoh to confirm anything concrete about the Pentax FF at all. The most we know even today is that they have a FF project underway. Good opsec.
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I for one find these "limbo periods", where we are waiting for a big release, to have a dampening effect on LBA. Why would I buy anything — huge discount excepted — before I know the shape of the brave new Pentax universe about to be revealed to us? Will all the FA lenses unexpectedly be reborn as DFA WR DC? Will Sigma come to the party and release the 150-600 S in K mount? Will the FF body harness the power of the Higgs Boson? Why oh why does there always have to be the three weeks before Christmas?

On the other hand, maybe I'll just get on with my life and be surprised when something happens.
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October 6th is the day when the embargo on information will end. We should know specs and maybe price at that point and perhaps even have an idea of a release date, but certainly the camera won't really be released for three to four weeks after that.
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I suspect it's at least six months away.
Time to save some pennies.
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If it's six month away I’m gona jump ship and buy Nikon, that’s for sure!
(Not really, but you know…)
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I'm still using my K10D so another year or two makes no difference to me just so long as it's full frame...
I was tempted by the K5ii/s and then the K3 but decided to wait for the FF.

I'm hoping the FF will match or better a 1DX in terms of AF and FPS...
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