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06-27-2018, 02:10 PM   #1
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Here come the PRIME$$$$$$!


$$$ony are chasing the CaNik users with the A9, the glass has been lacking but this beast is first cab of the rank to grab market share from the establishment.

500 and 600mm F4s are in the pipeline.


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Grab marketshare with lenses that hardly sell?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Grab marketshare with lenses that hardly sell?

Maybe they are chasing a psychological effect.They may not have to sell many if people buy into the system because those lenses make it seem "complete" (without necessarily ever buying them). Pentax emphasizes backwards compatibility which may be much more practical (and affordable) but is probably not as "sexy" from a marketer's point of view.
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$$$ony have the 1.4x and 2x TCs to get a bit more reach if crop mode isnt enough.

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$$$peeeeeeed, WEIGHT,advantages at a comparable cost for the body and lens combination.


I wonder what the users will do on a rainy day?

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This one compares directly with CaNik




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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
Maybe they are chasing a psychological effect.They may not have to sell many if people buy into the system because those lenses make it seem "complete" (without necessarily ever buying them). Pentax emphasizes backwards compatibility which may be much more practical (and affordable) but is probably not as "sexy" from a marketer's point of view.
Potential customers want to see a long list - not read a long list - certainly not purchase a long list - of modern AF lenses. Sony is hurt because people are unwilling to include adapters in the calculation, Pentax is hurt because people are unwilling to include DA or FA variants when looking at the K-1.
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400mm f2.8 is a sports shooters standard, 600mm f4 wildlife.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
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400mm f2.8 is a sports shooters standard, 600mm f4 wildlife.
So, your answer is that they need these lenses to seriously enter several markets where Canikon has little competition?

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So, your answer is that they need these lenses to seriously enter several markets where Canikon has little competition?
Yeah, it's really a handful of Canikon users worldwide, freelancers and agency.

You don't earn back $12000 selling nice framed prints at a Sunday morning craft market, you're shooting the Superbowl or have contracted to National Geographic.

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