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02-19-2016, 01:38 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Congratulations Ricoh / Pentax. Super job on this camera! Truly a new era for Pentax photography.

02-19-2016, 01:41 PM - 1 Like   #17
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Let's show our appreciation to the folks at Ricoh Imaging for designing the K-1 as well as they did.

I'll start: way to go, guys! The K-1 is an amazing product at the perfect price point.
To start with Adam - YES! I do like the news, too. There must be plenty of Pentax fans waiting for YEARS for this moment! I have 6 cameras from Pentax (illness is chronic already) and now I have the goal - to earn money for K-1!
Many thanks to Ricoh people who made this possible - company with track of brave solutions, now combined with another strong name. Great job!

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Well done Ricoh, even this APSc-for-lifer is strongly tempted! So many impressively implemented new features plus the best of previous models. Many websites that issued back-handed and tepid reviews in the past are showing respect to the K-1 immediately, which is good for every product.

P.S. Please take your time with a limited-edition gunmetal version, that could truly break me.. and the budget!
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okay Ricoh/Pentax I say this with great reluctance but you have to rename the camera to the K ichi ban...

02-19-2016, 02:21 PM - 1 Like   #20
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Congratulations, Ricoh folks for this fantastic FF camera and lenses. I know most of the money I pay for the camera goes to the camera, not to the bragging right. Having said, I must admit that I'm a very proud Pentaxian, and I don't shoot video with my Pentax cameras.
02-19-2016, 02:28 PM - 1 Like   #21
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Thank you Ricoh for breathing all this new life into Pentax!
I think the K-1 is a very well thought out camera with focus put where it should be (ergonomics, image quality, viewfinder, wheathersealing, ...), a true photographers camera!
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Many thanks and congratulations from me also to RICOH-PENTAX for not just developing a FF DSLR but really offering it to the Pentaxians, even to many that never thought they could afford a high end FF camera like the K-1.

This is a great achievement and I'm sure all photographers will show their appreciation to Pentax and this can actually be the beginning of a new era for Ricoh-Pentax...
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Dear Ricoh. Thank you!

It has been a long road for you to bring us to this point - we appreciate your vision and constant diligent effort! I said all along Ricoh has a plan and we will be happy. Well here we are!!!

I love it when a Plan comes together.


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02-19-2016, 03:14 PM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Curse you Ricoh for not designing a camera that does everything that everyone wanted. Now we have to hear constant whining about "crippled" mounts and not enough frames per second and the autofocus isn't good enough and why is it only 36 MP? and...
I mentioned this would happen - no surprise - in another thread the other day.

I believe BUYING a K-1 would thank Ricoh more than words, but my ship has sailed.
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Thank you for your hard work. The camera looks amazing, and while there are many other amazing cameras out there, this is a Pentax - there's no doubt about it.
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No question this is a great camera with wonderful features I will use. Not ready financially to jump, and I love my K3, but when I am, hopefully in the next year, I'm very happy that this is waiting! Good job.
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Long awaited but worth the wait...........................Congratulations!
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When I began acquiring the FA Limited and other FF lenses years ago, it was in part a gamble that a FF Pentax would eventually arrive. That day has come and in style. Very well done and big thanks! I've also shown my thanks over at B&H!
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Hey !! Thanks Ricoh/Pentax .... !

I had no intention of getting a FF anytime soon, because of the cost mainly.
The announcement certainly hit a mark here: beautiful camera full of "things we want" in a full frame.
That just might make me change my mind about not considering a FF.
Bravo for the super job and listening to (us) the Pentax aficionados!
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I'm in. Thank you to everyone involved in making this a reality. Cheers! :-)
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