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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-16-2018, 12:56 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 318
Views: 32,333
I totally agree with you. Pentax needs to refresh their lens line up and provide better AFC to newer models. Yes with better AFC and more lenses they can bring in new users particularly those who would like to have a second system. However, does Ricoh have the capacity to refresh their lens line up? This would involve money and physical plant capacity. Another question would be is, how much revenues will refreshing lens line up and providing better AFC bring? No matter what they show in their financial statements, it is only Ricoh who knows if they can give us what we are asking. I too would love to see new lenses and better AFC in the future. I really hope they can. I would like Pentax to be the last camera system that I will use till I die.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-11-2018, 06:23 AM  
Pentax K3ii officially discontinued
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 501
Views: 29,526
K-3 classic sounds like coke classic and Nescafe classic. It should be premium or supreme, like ice cream. It can also be like dry or extra dry like wine or beer.

Now look at where this thread is going ...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-11-2018, 05:06 AM  
From Asahi man
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 310
Views: 26,005
Well for the good of everyone, let Ricoh shock us, whatever it is. They're so tight when it comes to leaks. I'm just glad they're showing us something.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-11-2018, 04:52 AM  
From Asahi man
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 310
Views: 26,005
One thing I admire though. As stated by Asahiman, Ricoh listens to their user base. Looking at this post, I think Pentax tried to give us what we requested but only had limited resources placed on the KP project. Some of us including myself wanted a retro style camera with the best image quality. Some wanted the camera to be small so that it would be light and can be matched with the limited lenses available. I think we confused Pentax. With all these requests, they gave us a compact camera with the desired image quality and size. However, they had to remove a lot of things to make the camera small. So this is what we got as a replacement for the K-3II. Again they heard our complaints and as stated by Asahiman, they're designing a new replacement camera but won't come within the year. :o
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2018, 10:55 PM  
From Asahi man
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 310
Views: 26,005
I think DPR is right. The KP was the intended successor of the KP and as Asahiman said, they listened to the user base crying for a K-3II type of camera. Based on the rumors, it's the K-1 II. I'm happy for you full framers. Ricoh is really bringing new things for you.

For us APSC users well, as Asahiman stated, we'll see it probably next year. I still see light at the end of the tunnel with the intro of the DA* 11-18. I'm not ready for a new camera yet though I really want new glass like and 80-400 or a 100-400.

Good luck to all with this new baby coming. I hope we'll be happy.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-03-2018, 04:10 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 5,119
Views: 618,822
Last week, another year has passed after Dinagyang 2017. It's the most popular and colorful festival here in Iloilo City. Though Canikon dominated, Fuji has started to plague the scene and there were some Sony as well. Sad to say I was the only Pentaxian. I really wanted to see some other Pentaxian in the wild.

I can't understand why people can't understand why we like Pentax.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2018, 11:50 PM  
Financial Results:FY2018/03
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 651
Views: 43,148
Thanks for the info. The decrease of 13% is quite substantial.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-31-2018, 11:39 PM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 318
Views: 32,333
Ricoh's decision remains unknown. Someone here said that the KP was probably the K-3II replacement. Except that, the reaction of Pentaxians has forced Ricoh for a K-3III or something to its equivalent. I myself have no idea if that is true. I'm also unsure if Ricoh will join the mirrorless APS-C in the future. The introduction of the new DA* 11-18 points to Pentax APS-C retaining the K-mount. But who knows, maybe a revival of a new mirrorless APS-C is on the way. One thing for sure is, Ricoh knows how to keep their leaks covered.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-28-2018, 12:16 AM  
K-1 Mark II!
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 875
Views: 88,258
I'm happy for you Full Frame lovers. You have a new toy to play with. I hope this camera will meet your expectations.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2018, 02:37 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 318
Views: 32,333
Better AF and if they can improve low light high ISO images better than the KP would be much welcome. I wouldn't care about video. I guess we who have lived during the film days will say that these would be enough. However, we are not the only people in the market. The younger generation however demands for the add-ons and I think for Pentax to attract new customers they should look into these add-ons. Of course costs and prices will rise including advertising.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-22-2018, 07:02 AM  
yongnuo yn585ex p-ttl
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Forgive my ignorance, I just got my flash about 3 hours ago and haven't play3d much with it yet. Where do I get this update and how would it affect the flash function?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-19-2018, 04:42 AM  
is it make sense to buy FA limited lenses if already have DA*16-50 and 50-135/2.8?
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 13
Views: 888
If you can live without them (FAs), don't get them. What you have are pretty good star lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-19-2018, 04:29 AM  
Pentax DSLR sales Japan BCN 2017 Report
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 142
Views: 13,329
I can't understand why the KP gets bad reviews. Okay, I agree about the battery life. But the image quality, it's unquestionable. As I have previously stated in the other thread, people now a days look more on the add-ons, touch screen, EVF, video and etc. To me a camera is suppose to come up with pictures and the KP does an outstanding, superb and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious job. Truly a Jedi's kit.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2018, 04:41 PM  
Pentax DSLR sales Japan BCN 2017 Report
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 142
Views: 13,329
6.7% to 4.8% is quite a drop. If we're talking units I think it's substantial. I hope the Pentax segment is profitable.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2018, 12:47 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 2,933
Views: 225,102
I'd prefer a slight delay. Well okay, there's quite a delay however, a delay is better when it comes out as it should be. Nothing is perfect but, a near perfect lens is a perfect gift for people waiting for this lens. Me included.

Just a grumble on the side and no one's suppose to hear me.... I wish this would work on my k-5II.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2018, 02:30 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 318
Views: 32,333
This is quite true Bob. I'll use up my cameras and make do with what I have. Well, maybe buy more lenses and that's it. I don't see myself running after technology as in having the latest camera or going for full frame and lug as you said 40+ pounds of equipment. I don't believe in changing systems just because there's something new. As a matter of fact, if Olympus didn't kill the 4/3 mount I would have stayed there.

As of now, I'm happy with Pentax APS-C. The "unless" part of my statement is when I can no longer grow into the system. Such as Pentax killing the K-mount. I wish I can use all new lenses on my cameras in the future. That's why I'm a little disappointed with the KAF4 mount as I can't use new lenses on my k-5II.

If Pentax maintains the K-mount and allows me to grown into it, I'm in till the end of my life.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-16-2018, 01:02 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 2,933
Views: 225,102
The truth is, you are telling us what was said to you. You are not part of Ricoh's management. You don't make the decisions, they do. As far as I'm concerned, inside info from you and Asahiman are welcome. I remembered that there was a delay in the coming of the k-1. But it came. So is it with this lens, it's coming. I don't think you should be held responsible for the delays.

Keep shooting. If you have info, let us know. A lot of us here like to be perked up by new rumors particularly that Pentax is being treated harshly by competitors. Rumors that come true even if delayed give life to this forum. Maybe some of us should lighten up a bit. We're supposed to discuss and enjoy ourselves, not quarrel.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-15-2018, 04:54 PM  
Name change for Japanese Ricoh/Pentax Twitter & Facebook pages
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 39
Views: 4,507
It's good that they recognized their customers' loyalty.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-15-2018, 04:39 PM  
Yongnuo mastering P-TTL and HSS: new YN585EX model
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 126
Views: 21,797
Thanks for all your tips. I think I'll proceed with getting this flash.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-15-2018, 06:45 AM  
Yongnuo mastering P-TTL and HSS: new YN585EX model
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 126
Views: 21,797
Will this flash work for the rear curtain sync? If not, what flash will work on rear curtain sync? I'm using a k-5II and a k-3II. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-15-2018, 04:53 AM  
Image sensor quality Pentax K1 vs Nikon D850 vs Sony A7rIII
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 33
Views: 2,644
I made a comment in youtube if he can do the same test with Pentax APS-C cameras. I would really like to see a fair review of the K-70 and the KP compared to its competitors.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2018, 01:41 AM  
Image sensor quality Pentax K1 vs Nikon D850 vs Sony A7rIII
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 33
Views: 2,644
He's actually right! People are looking at all the add-ons of the other systems. Videos, frames per second, touch screen and etc. A camera is primary purpose is to take pictures. The outcome should be good photographs and that's what actually Pentax is giving. And that was what actually he was saying. I totally agree with him.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-14-2018, 01:12 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 318
Views: 32,333
Maybe fuji has the best jpeg. Maybe Nikon has the best AF. Maybe Canon has the best video. Probably these are all true. I'm not going to counter any of those statements being made here.

Well maybe in the next five years Pentax AF will not be as good as Nikon but it will catch up. Maybe Pentax video will not be as good as Canon but I'm sure it will improve. As for JPEGs, it ain't that bad. I shoot raw + JPEG as JPEGs are best obtained from raw. At least that's my experience. As for jumping ship for these reasons, I don't think I will.

I bought into Pentax because of its strengths and one of them is good image quality. What I wish for is, Pentax will continue the K-mount. If they do, this will be the last system I'll buy and I'll grow in to it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-11-2018, 04:37 AM  
Landscape Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Wow!!! Absolutely Wow!!!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-31-2017, 09:50 PM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 318
Views: 32,333
Nice picture Steve. I will surely miss Ruperts posts on Otis.
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