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07-04-2014, 09:08 PM   #46
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They could just go to PR for Pentax-Ricoh and start with any number they wanted to. Personally I'd like to see some Roman numerals like PRX or PRI, II, III etc maybe. That would work fine I think.

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*K or K*

nuff said.

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My bet is for a new XK serie.
To compete with Fuji's 35mm incompatible XF mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
a new XK serie.
Well, since Ricoh used to have a 'XR' series of film SLR's (Xr2s, XR-s, XR-6), 'XK' or even 'XR' or 'XRK' could work.

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Another we wil never see: K-FF (Someone had to say it .)
So the FF will be the AK-A?

But we will never get a KA-KA?
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less is more. Just keep the K. I can never remember the Olympus mumbo jumbo names.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
But we will never get a KA-KA?
We'd better never get anything KaKa (caca), french meaning being really inappropriate for a product.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
My bet is for a new XK serie.
To compete with Fuji's 35mm incompatible XF mount.
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Well, since Ricoh used to have a 'XR' series of film SLR's (Xr2s, XR-s, XR-6), 'XK' or even 'XR' or 'XRK' could work.
Just make it an XKR then, to go along with the XK-120 6x6 digital camera .

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The only thing we can ever be sure of is that there will be no K-4.
But I would be interested in the 4K Pentax.
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But it will not be FF AFAI-K (No, they wouldn't do that. That would be too *ist!)

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K2 -> KX -> KM -> K1000 -> the entire history of the k mount -> K-1000d -> K-m -> K-x -> K-2.

It's almost gone full circle.

Since they've used all the positives, and almost all the negatives, they'll have to switch onto imaginary plane soon. K2i anybody?
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QuoteOriginally posted by robthebloke Quote
K2 -> KX -> KM -> K1000 -> the entire history of the k mount -> K-1000d -> K-m -> K-x -> K-2.

It's almost gone full circle.

Since they've used all the positives, and almost all the negatives, they'll have to switch onto imaginary plane soon. K2i anybody?
The i is reserved for full frame.
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Since model numbers are so last century (or at least Apple and Leica think so), how about just calling every new APS-C DSLR "Ricoh Pentax"? The FF would then be "Ricoh Pentax Pro", and the Q would be "Ricoh Pentax mini".

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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
They could just go to PR for Pentax-Ricoh and start with any number they wanted to.
Going with "PR" seems like a good choice to me. They've used up most of the numerical iterations of "K" that would still make sense.

QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Since model numbers are so last century (or at least Apple and Leica think so), how about just calling every new APS-C DSLR "Ricoh Pentax"? The FF would then be "Ricoh Pentax Pro", and the Q would be "Ricoh Pentax mini".
+1 for this! It's simple, and it's direct. But I don't think they could drop model numbers all-together. (even Apple calls the iPhone the "iPhone 5").

If I had it my way, I'd combine these two ideas from magkelly and gazonk:

DSLR Lineup:
PR-Mini ------ Micro dslr, or mirrorless (like the Q)
PR-Std ------- Entry level dslr (like the k-x, k-r, k-500)
PR-Adv ------- Advanced dslr (like the k-7, k-5, k-3)
PR-Pro ------- Professional full-frame dslr
PR-Pro XL --- Medium Format

Upgrade Path:
PR-Pro I > PR-Pro II > PR-Pro III > etc

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I would do it like the cell phones... iPhone6, Galaxy S5, etc.

You could even do something like the 8KF - eighth generation K-mount, full frame edition; 8KS - APS-C edition, etc.
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