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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-08-2018, 10:42 AM  
DPReview's interview with Ricoh Imaging
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 211
Views: 10,436
Maybe normhead neutered it :hmm:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-06-2018, 12:34 AM  
DPReview's interview with Ricoh Imaging
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 211
Views: 10,436
Well with no EVF that can be done

Compare camera dimensions side by side

It still doesn't get cheap when it is done right.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-31-2018, 03:11 PM  
K-1 Mark II April 20th 2018 Go On Sale
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 47
Views: 6,150
When you ask this question. .......you probably are good to go with a Mk1 for a few years.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-16-2018, 12:04 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
If the lens could be just a little more delayed then we could enjoy it along side a nice freshly brewed cherry beer.
http://www.brasseriedesfagnes.com/nos-produits/fagnes-griottes
Much more to like then the blossom. It is tasting the best with duck in cherry sauce.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-02-2018, 07:10 AM  
GR relaunch in April?
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 104
Views: 9,136
Then maybe GRIII is the only new thing for Photokina.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-27-2014, 12:20 PM  
25+ million lens - where did this come from?
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 29
Views: 2,447
Well lissen to it good, we now have 27 million lenses:

somewhere 42 sec and on















You Tube



Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2018, 01:51 PM  
Ricoh announces an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 consumers
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 258
Views: 16,901
This is always the tricky question. Ofcourse the most active members on this forum have a K-1 and are bound to update their camera more then K-1 owners that don't visit any forums.

What would I do? First I don't have a K-1, but I bought a lot of Pentax camera's in the past. So here is my approach to this.
If I bought the K-1 at start for 1899 euro (that was on offer for a period in the beginning) before the quake then my K-1 would be almost 2 years old now (I had K-5 and K-3 at start also).
I could sell my K-1 for 1200 euro very fast I think. It's a good price for people in the secondhand market. I could buy a K-1ii for 1999 (maybe even 1899 since I have some connection). That would mean that I pay 200 to 300 euro extra over the upgrade, but have a brandnew camera! That is the real write-off for two years of use for the K-1. That would be my first choice.

Both would work well for Ricoh-Imaging since it is about sales.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2018, 12:20 PM  
Ricoh announces an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 consumers
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 258
Views: 16,901
Just saw this. Yes only RAM, I forgot that (boy memory was expensive). But there is a big difference. The D3 was a 5000 $ camera and the buffer update was 500, so 10 % upmark in price. The people I know who did this all had the same thing. Sportscamera D3 where the shutter failed (they make a lot of images). So you send in the camera for a repair, new shutter, more ram memory, new seals and completely cleaned. The bill was 900 euro for the 5000 euro costing camera.

For the K-1 that is bought for 1.999 euro the upgrade of 500 euro is a 25 % upmark. That is a lot for people to do. Ofcourse isn't it to expensive for the work that is done. A new K-1 is now available for 1699 euro.....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2018, 10:05 AM  
Looks like the K-1II is Official
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 117
Views: 8,542
For those who where waiting it is also a good time. The cheapest K-1 overhere I could find is 1699 euro. That is a sharp price.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-12-2018, 02:13 PM  
Pentax K3ii officially discontinued
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 509
Views: 32,873
They never told dealers about this fullframe compatibility. It's in shops as an aps-c lens. Same for 200mm and 300mm lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-29-2017, 12:19 AM  
Financial Results:FY2018/03
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 651
Views: 44,148
We don't have many camera stores that are full packed and cary Pentax overhere. So reaching customers is hard. I also said somewhere here that the number of people willing to carry around a camera of 1 kg and more with lenses in a bag is getting small very fast.

The biggest issue for Pentax is that over the last two years the Japanese market for dslr has collapsed. That market is down 20 % in the first 5 months this year and nothing compared to some years ago.

The way I see Pentax.....it is a patiŽnt on life support.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2017, 06:08 AM  
Financial Results:FY2018/03
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 651
Views: 44,148
Well you have a running operation with staff, factorys and offices. Those are mostly fixed costs. They should be payed by sales, on a % basis over production costs. So if sales plummit and fixed costs don't adjust fast enough you loose a lot of money. Then there is the option of a write-off of stock. Maybe you do cut staff numbers but you take costs for those leaving staff in this quarter. Making a bigger loss then expected is not a big problem, stopping it is.

I don't think K-1 production is at a high level at the moment. Something around 1000ish would maybe be enough.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2017, 12:39 AM  
RICOH THETA V registered
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
That must be the 4k version.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-20-2017, 02:44 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
The year is the Japanese business year, so it ends march 31th 2018. Still a lot of time.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-16-2017, 04:06 AM  
K-3ii marked as discontinued
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 660
Views: 68,927
I think one of the big issue's is that the number of people willing to walk around with a camera that weight's a kilogram is getting smaller with the time ticking. Lugging around a camerabag with camerabody, lenses and a tripod is not very popular anymore. Those who do it, are getting old fast.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-11-2017, 03:38 PM  
Silver limited/special edition version of the K-1 coming in 2017?
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 31
Views: 5,686
Lots of products in the pipeline......

- K-1 Silver
- wg-M3
- dfa*50mm/F1. 4
- dfa*85mm/F1. 4
- Theta 4k
- Theta program project

Just someone who needs to push them true the pipeline.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-02-2017, 07:15 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
No it's your issue for not seeing things as they are. Sales for Ricoh-Imaging are just to low to have reached more units moving on K-1, unless there where last year no sales for aps-c and Theta. With a year sales of 30 billion yen one can't push 100k units K-1 with lenses unless you give them away for free.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-30-2017, 12:00 AM  
Sony A9: is there still a future for DSLRs, and Pentax mirrorless suggestion
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 579
Views: 25,854
Well maybe the question is, how much market is there for dslr above 5.300 euro (the A9 is 5.299 euro)? I think we will see dslr in the market for the coming 5 years (can't see further in the future with my basic tool marble), even as milc will come close and maybe even get a better sales in units. It seems that milc are cheaper to produce, but for now consumers don't see that advantage in their purchase. Cheap dslr are still very popular.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-14-2017, 12:03 AM  
Seven months before the successor of the K3II?
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 418
Views: 59,871
I wrote this last august and combining this with the new information from Ricoh about the camera division I think I was on the right track. That new aps-c turned out to become the KP.



I don't think we will see a K-3ii follower anytime soon.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-12-2017, 10:00 AM  
Seven months before the successor of the K3II?
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 418
Views: 59,871
Well it's only 7 months until 2018.......
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-08-2017, 06:20 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
Well currently Pentax has no "good" selling camera in the market. All models sell in limited numbers and some of them sell not enough. That is a big problem for future development of the brand. We will see if Ricoh has an opinion on that matter when new financial figures are reported on april 28th.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-12-2017, 07:59 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
And a fast 135mm, 24mm amd 28mm lens.

That is work with the 50mm and 85mm from now till the end of 2020.
Forum: Pentax K-01 03-08-2017, 11:15 AM  
LBA has now morphed to CBA
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Try holding it different. Put your right thumb on the shutterbutton and support the lens with your left hand. This is a good way to hold your K-01.

https://flic.kr/p/SzGp1T

The nailpaint is optional, but recommended!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-02-2017, 08:17 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
Not to much light since sales of dslr in Japan is still on the slope down....

http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-201701_e.pdf
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-03-2017, 03:22 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By RonHendriks1966
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
Oh I think you should select one image from every travel and make a very nice large print on aluminium or glass or so. A treat for the rest of your life.
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