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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2014, 03:55 AM  
K-mount lens roadmap updated
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 571
Views: 86,309
I'll make my contribution here, based on absolutely no available facts, just speculation on my part...

Imagine Pentax/Ricoh released FF and a lens line-up, this would be the first fruit of Ricoh's involvement, with fewer skeleton's of previous ownership..

Camera will have a new name
Lenses for this new FF will not be DA/DA*/D-Fa - I am sure there will be a new designation..

You heard it here first.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-14-2010, 07:09 AM  
So, was K-7 a success??
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 99
Views: 11,717
I have not bought a K-7, very happy with the K20D (despite the fact I also have a D3 as well) because in most department it excels...

What pleases me when reading the responses that although the K10D is 2-3 generations old now, a lot of people still consider it a very relevant camera.

Pentax seem to get the balance between revolution and evolution spot-on, the cameras get better and better. Canon only really sold bundles of EOS xxD models in huge numbers because the used seemed to get swallowed up by higher megapixel counts - purists would argue Canon got lazy after the 10D and 300D, and the only remarkable release in the APS-C range since 2003 is the 7D....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2010, 07:53 AM  
Some speculation on the Pro Model (K-5) Specs
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 195
Views: 40,079
Spyker is actually backed by a Russian called Antonov, the money that was handed over on February 23 2010 was his - allegedly. GM stil have preference shares in Saab.

VM was very fortunate to acquite Saab in all honesty... Much of the work in RESCUING Saab from GM was done by the Swedish Koenigsegg group - they pulled out of the deal in November 2009 and Spyker stepped into the breach.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-23-2010, 05:30 AM  
WHAT DO YALL THINK? Expensive to have 2 systems! But I am going for it!
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 18
Views: 3,061
i have both 77 and 85, plus the D3......

Neither will be offered for sale.....

FA* zooms are worthless, I'll give you $10 for the pair ;-)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-06-2009, 12:14 AM  
Okay, No More Leak of the K-7, Its Time to Sum it Up!
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 141
Views: 19,653
All the time... people getting all dizzy about the specifications about the new camera...nothing is certain, apart from its appearance...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-05-2009, 02:28 PM  
Poll: Anyone wants to buy the new K-7 at this moment?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 66
Views: 9,164
I see more posts heaping expectation and more expectation on Pentax users, from people who don't even have the most recent cameras...

I, in common with many others, am still enjoying the K10D and following the rumour threads with interest and humour. It's not as if all older Pentax digital cameras will stop working at midnight on May 20th... If the new camera offers me something altogether different I will consider it....but my K10D in combination with FA*, FA Limited, Sigma EX and DA* gives me everything I want at the moment...

The prospect of a FF Pentax, like the D3 and D700, is seductive but I will be poised ready for the announcement on May 21st, and the subsequent fall-out... But, when the day comes that I have outgrown the K10D then I will consider the options.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-28-2009, 12:14 AM  
Quick question: why K7D not K3D?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 35
Views: 9,974
7 deadly sins:o
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-21-2009, 08:01 AM  
Time for a new rumour on K30D
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 34
Views: 19,941
I saw the title and thought that would be a sort of topic I'd raise...

I still have the K10D and the *ist D has been passed to my father, and I have 12 GB worth of CF card lying idle.....

Let's see what the next few months bring....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-25-2009, 07:01 AM  
New colors for K20D and K2000D
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 3
Views: 2,009
Old news......
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-04-2009, 02:12 AM  
If you thought the White KM was ugly...
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 49
Views: 6,427
Would have been better as a Burberry model:o

For the Chav market:D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-02-2009, 04:37 AM  
Should I buy a FA77 or not?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 30
Views: 5,667
I have the FA*85 f1.4 - an absolutely glorious piece of glass.

Do I need the FA 77? I guess not:hmm:
Do I want the FA 77? Too bloody right I do:D

I own both now....the 77 is the out and about lens while the 85 I use for indoors.

Same situation arises after buying the 77.....

I have already the FA28, FA35 and DA*16-50

Do I need the FA 31? Not really:hmm:
Do I want the FA 31? Bites the hand off the man from SRS:cool:

So.... Yes, you do want the FA 77, and treat yourself to a nice bottle of whiskey (Penderyn is my nomination) as well:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-27-2009, 05:00 AM  
K30D rumor.
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 80
Views: 22,569
And the invisible one will have the DA*60-250 attached:p:cool:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2009, 08:24 AM  
Ricoh working on a dSLR 2009 could it us a K Mount?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 18
Views: 4,595
I had a CP7m and it did not have any electrical contacts as far as I could remember...

Good little camera mind:)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-19-2008, 02:36 AM  
Pentax MZ-S??
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 41
Views: 12,928
I have seen a couple of the beauties on sale in the UK, for about 300 GBP..

I bought mine about 4 years ago and only 8 rolls of film had passed through it - I've since put 100 rolls according to the information in the film rebate.

Magnificent camera
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-16-2008, 09:14 AM  
Poll: Full frame K20D in 2009? Vote now! Yes or No.
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 232
Views: 33,556
But the same can apply to the original *ist D, apart from the pathetically small buffer, a fine camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-16-2008, 02:01 AM  
Poll: Full frame K20D in 2009? Vote now! Yes or No.
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 232
Views: 33,556
so I won't vote....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2008, 04:33 AM  
K30D/K300D speculations and new lenses
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 355
Views: 72,805
Yes, no need to make a new sensor.... from what I gather from K20D users that sensor is more than adequate, if Pentax address other percieved issues then I may be tempted to buy the new model...

And what if I want an aspect ration different from 3:2......?

Easy Peasy - Crop tool in Photoshop:D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-01-2008, 07:43 AM  
FINALLY!! Tamron 70-200mm
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 14
Views: 2,840
that's 2...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-29-2008, 02:34 AM  
No any leaks from Pentax. Why?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 250
Views: 29,541
my MZ-S will get another well deserved outing at the Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem and then my K10D and Z-1 will be travelling with me Business Class from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Francisco via London on Wednesday...

Getting good photos from those 3 is all that matters to me

So if there is a surge of leaks from Hoya over the next few weeks then great, lots more debate, but I, like others, will enjoy what there is already...:cool:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-28-2008, 09:19 AM  
No any leaks from Pentax. Why?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 250
Views: 29,541
Great Dutch proverbs:D:D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-28-2008, 03:50 AM  
No any leaks from Pentax. Why?
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 250
Views: 29,541
all these lemmings jumping ship because there is no announcement about a new top-line camera and many comments come from those who do not have the K20D;)

I am still enjoying my K10D, which is still very new to me and the quality I get is stunning. Do I care whether people are defecting to Nikon or not? No, not one bit, after all, people swap and change all the time...

Frankly what Sony does or doesn't do is irrelevant - think BetaMax and Memorystick, plus other technologies that are evolutionary 'dead ends'...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-27-2008, 07:34 AM  
The Wendy B. Conundrum
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 339
Views: 51,721
Is wendy B an alter ego of RiceHigh? They both have the ability to post equally controversial posts....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-27-2008, 07:32 AM  
What and how to compete against the 50D and D90 etc.??
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
How come a 'proud owner of a K100D' consider himself to be qualified to judge on the K20D is beyond me...;)

From what I gather Canon owners are underwhelmed with the 50D, they have been underwhelmed since the 20D came out according to some.. They all want to know what comes after 5D...

Oh and the D90 has 12 MP 'yawn' and vidayo 'large yawn'

Go away and play with Wendy B:lol:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-27-2008, 12:49 AM  
Nikon D90 officially announced
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 37
Views: 10,958
My response entirely... I don't see the attraction of a video mode on a stills camera...

Like the 50D the D90 has picture modes, no good to me as I use Av mode most frequently

Pentax's response should be enhanced AF and faster FPS. For the P&S brigade there are always bridge cameras or compacts for video...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-20-2008, 02:16 AM  
Difference between 6 and 10 megapixels
Posted By welshwizard645
Replies: 13
Views: 4,992
Hmmm Mystic Seaport... been there. Worthy of the highest possible image quality....

Shoot raw and use a good quality RAW processor to get high quality jpegs, mind you the quality of the RAWs from my K10D are superb and normally all I need is a quick adjustment of levels and you have stunning pics...
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