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08-27-2018, 02:47 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax 100 YEARS anniversary 2019!

Asahi Pentax was founded in 1919! So technically Next Year is Pentax's 100 year anniversary! What will Pentax do for it's 100 year birthday? A New Medium Format with the new 100mp sensor? (Would be kinda epic releasing 100mp camera on the 100 year birthday) or maybe a new line of high end Pentax FF DSLR (Pentax k-2, 42mp sensor) ?

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I guess we'll see what happens at CP+ next year.
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Already said this in another thread, but certainly an "anniversary special" K-1 II IMO. Perhaps not just a silver recolor

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Asahi Optical Co and successors no longer exists. It was wholly merged into Hoya Corp. Pentax isn’t a company, per se. It is just a brand of cameras and lenses marketed by Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd., and not even a trade name until 1957 or so. If Ricoh does anything to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Asahi Optical Co. It will be purely a marketing gimmick.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Asahi Optical Co and successors no longer exists. It was wholly merged into Hoya Corp. Pentax isnít a company, per se. It is just a brand of cameras and lenses marketed by Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd., and not even a trade name until 1957 or so. If Ricoh does anything to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Asahi Optical Co. It will be purely a marketing gimmick.
God I hate truth and common sense! if the marketing gimmick gives me something to lust after I am all for it
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Asahi Optical Co and successors no longer exists. It was wholly merged into Hoya Corp. Pentax isn’t a company, per se. It is just a brand of cameras and lenses marketed by Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd., and not even a trade name until 1957 or so. If Ricoh does anything to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Asahi Optical Co. It will be purely a marketing gimmick.
Truth kinda sucks! Pentax shouldn't have merged with another company!

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Already said this in another thread, but certainly an "anniversary special" K-1 II IMO. Perhaps not just a silver recolor
I was hoping, Pentax would utilize Sony's new 42mp sensor. Nearly 3 years, since the release of their first full frame!
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QuoteOriginally posted by SunnyG. Quote
Truth kinda sucks! Pentax shouldn't have merged with another company!

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I was hoping, Pentax would utilize Sony's new 42mp sensor. Nearly 3 years, since the release of their first full frame!
Pentax Corporation (a successor company) was the victim of a hostile takeover by Hoya Corp and a private equity firm, SPARX. It wasn’t really their choice. AFA a new FF Camera, IMO it is more likely Ricoh will announce some lenses - specifically updated DA* lenses - soon, then a new APSc flagship early next year. I suspect the new camera will be a clean-sheet new platform, replacing the K-7 platform on which the K-3ll is based.

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Pentax Corporation (a successor company) was the victim of a hostile takeover by Hoya Corp and a private equityís firm, SPARX. It wasnít really their choice. AFA a new FF Camera, IMO it is more likely Ricoh will announce some lenses, specifically updated DA* lenses - soon, then a new APSc flagship early next year. I suspect the new camera will be a clean-sheet new platform, replacing the K-7 platform on which the K-3ll is based.
So no New Medium Format either? What a bummer! I was expecting a lot. Anyways they could have cashed in on their 100 year birthday! I guess new APS-C will do. Much like the KP.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SunnyG. Quote
So no New Medium Format either? What a bummer! I was expecting a lot. Anyways they could have cashed in on their 100 year birthday! I guess new APS-C will do. Much like the KP.
Don't be down, thi is all pure speculation, speculate your heart away!
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Yeah a cheaper medium format mirrorless !! In the 2,5k range or less. For the 100th yr.

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So no New Medium Format either? What a bummer! I was expecting a lot. Anyways they could have cashed in on their 100 year birthday! I guess new APS-C will do. Much like the KP.
Please note the IMO. I donít know anything and Iím not is a position to know anything.
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Already said this in another thread, but certainly an "anniversary special" K-1 II IMO. Perhaps not just a silver recolor
Imagine if they can give it a cool Df look! I'd like that.
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Digital back for film SLRs, of course.

Or new non-AF lenses.
Or a K-1 that takes screw mount lenses.
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Or a K-1 that takes screw mount lenses.
M39 lenses.
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