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04-24-2016, 04:17 AM   #1
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Amongst the K-1 Hype, any news on 645?

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Everything Pentax right now is the K-1, but I was wondering if anybody had heard anything on the 645 front regarding the new lenses on the roadmap, or the possibility of a 645 lens adapter for D-FA and DA 645 lenses on the K-1?

04-24-2016, 05:24 AM   #2
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I have not heard a thing and if there was anything odds are it would be talked about here within the hour from when anyone important mentioned it.

That said from a business perspective it makes absolutely no sense for Ricoh/Pentax to try and divert attention from the K-1 right now. Getting people talking about something is a huge undertaking... so changing the topic now wouldn't be smart at all regardless of what the other product was.
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Yes - they are probably working behind the scenes on a bunch of stuff, but will only put it on the public agenda once the dust of the K-1 has settled. Photokina seems like the best time and place for any new announcements (like the APS-C UWA zoom and any 645 stuff).
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Yes - they are probably working behind the scenes .... .
New sensors, new designs. I hope they will not forget APS-C format as well.
Probably we will see a 100 MP medium format. Why not larger too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 2351HD Quote
Hi,
Everything Pentax right now is the K-1, but I was wondering if anybody had heard anything on the 645 front regarding the new lenses on the roadmap, or the possibility of a 645 lens adapter for D-FA and DA 645 lenses on the K-1?
We asked about the adapter during our CP+ interview and WPPI, it sounded like it was an idea they were tossing around.

As for the 645 roadmap, there are still two zooms on it: a standard and a tele zoom.

I think a new 645 body is still a few years out. The 645 is doing really well!

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Definitely not asking for a new body, yes the Z has a few things I would change but its awesome.

Would love an upgrade to my old FA 80-160 though.
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Would love an upgrade to my old FA 80-160 though.
You are in luck - the roadmap shows something in the 90 -180 range
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I'm more interested in a 100 mp 645.

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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
like the APS-C UWA zoom
after more than two years on the roadmap it definitely should come soon or never ever!!
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I'm more interested in a 100 mp 645.
Really, its most certainly not on my wish list. The 645 DA and DFA lens offerings for the "crop" 645 sensor need to be updated first and foremost.

Do you have a 645D or 645Z? I could only ask for a few upgrades to the Z to remain happy, such as an EFC Shutter option. 100mp is certainly not one of them.

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after more than two years on the roadmap it definitely should come soon or never ever!!
If the DA Ultra Wide zoom came and it was f/2.8 then it would offer something good for the crop system.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 2351HD Quote
If the DA Ultra Wide zoom came and it was f/2.8 then it would offer something good for the crop system.
It is not labelled 'large aperture' on the roadmap which was the case with all f/2.8 zooms. So either we are seeing a successor to the DA 12-24 f/4 that in line with recent releases would be an HD DA 12-28 f/4 DC WR, or Pentax is doing what Canon did with the 10-18 and releases a cheap but cheerful kit type UWA zoom, e.g. smc DA 12-28 f/3.5-5.6 DC WR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
It is not labelled 'large aperture' on the roadmap which was the case with all f/2.8 zooms. So either we are seeing a successor to the DA 12-24 f/4 that in line with recent releases would be an HD DA 12-28 f/4 DC WR, or Pentax is doing what Canon did with the 10-18 and releases a cheap but cheerful kit type UWA zoom, e.g. smc DA 12-28 f/3.5-5.6 DC WR.
I guess that you're talking 35mm in the MF forum?

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I guess that you're talking 35mm in the MF forum?
redbg, 2351HD and I actually started talking APS-C, not 35 mm. Even further from MF
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