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Forum: Pentax K-3 10-24-2013, 01:42 PM  
Pentax K-3 is at PhotoPlus!
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 60
Views: 6,914
They've wisely put some excellent glass on it and around it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-24-2013, 11:06 AM  
K3 Manual available
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 32
Views: 5,411
What's more absurd: the K3 isn't even out yet. Why would anyone expect anything in terms of manual localisation!?!?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-18-2013, 09:35 AM  
Something else coming before year end...
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 196
Views: 43,158
I see.
No.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-15-2013, 12:45 PM  
Pentax K-3 Specifications
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 421
Views: 68,820
Pixel density is pretty much the same of the D800(E) -- if you crop to 1.5.
I'd expect slightly better IQ than what the D800E delivers (pixel based) -- with the right lenses, that is.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-15-2013, 05:24 AM  
Pentax K-3 Specifications
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 421
Views: 68,820
There's no practical difference between 23.3 and 24MP.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-13-2013, 07:13 AM  
Pentax K-3 Specifications
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 421
Views: 68,820
The Oly isn't APS-C, right.

And really, what picture can't you take with 1/180 and flash that you can take at 1/250? The difference is negligible. Really want better flash sync? Get a leaf shutter.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-12-2013, 04:55 PM  
Something else coming before year end...
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 196
Views: 43,158
Any speculation beyond this post is pointless ;).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-11-2013, 11:47 AM  
Pentax K-3 Specifications
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 421
Views: 68,820
I don't see how 1/200 or 1/250 would make for a relevant improvement over 1/180. That's 1/3 to 1/2 EV.

Get into leaf shutter territory (medium format; NOT in the 645D) and you can have 1/500 to 1/1.000 easily. That seems more like it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-15-2013, 05:40 AM  
New Camera/s by Christmas
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 997
Views: 152,909
I'm sure they'll not announce anything new the day before the IFA Berlin starts.
Why would they, it would make no sense at all.

:confused::rolleyes:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-12-2013, 01:04 AM  
K-3 speculation
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 2,799
Views: 429,583
We're on page 164, of course, EVF, FF and "pentax is doomed" have to be mentioned.

Because the K3 is, of course, an FF EVIL with a new bayonet and not a new high res APS-C DSLR flagship for a good price.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-08-2013, 07:55 AM  
K-3 speculation
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 2,799
Views: 429,583
The days of the OVF are only numbered if you see major adoption of EVF. You currently don't.
It'll eventually get there, but until you see Canon/Nikon put EVF into their high-end and midrange you'll have to wait for the statement to be true ;).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-08-2013, 06:09 AM  
New Camera/s by Christmas
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 997
Views: 152,909
Because it's "secret".

If you want to know the location, you maybe should check out if there's coincidentally a large tech exhibiton starting the day after.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-07-2013, 01:00 PM  
K-3 speculation
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 2,799
Views: 429,583
What release date are you guys betting on? Is there a pot?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-26-2013, 11:11 AM  
New Camera/s by Christmas
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 997
Views: 152,909
So, do you doubt that they'll release more cameras this year, and even if they do, they'll be less attractive deals than the current line-up?

Nah ;).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-13-2013, 05:29 PM  
Paperware AF360FGZ II
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 103
Views: 14,172
You make it sound like as if Pentax doesn't have a digital MF camera (Nikon? Canon? Sony? Don't have that) or the K5II/s (compare it to the competition...).
And you also make it sound like as if since Pentax now has released long missed entry level cameras and a few compacts, they're not going to release anything else.

And you also make it sound like as if developing high end cameras is child's play and takes no time.
Why don't you start your own camera company and show Pentax how it's done already.

I wonder what narrative you'll switch to in September. Sigh.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 07-13-2013, 05:41 AM  
24x36 mirrorless : seems SONY will be first, once again ...
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Pentax also didn't release a black and white full frame viewfinder camera a few years ago when Leica released theirs.

You really want to discuss why Pentax didn't release a FF mirrorless before Sony?

Ever considered that Pentax hasn't even released a DSLR in FF yet? The reasons are the same. So are we going to have the same arguments all over and just add "mirrorless" once in a while?

What a useful thread.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-13-2013, 05:38 AM  
Paperware AF360FGZ II
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 103
Views: 14,172
Pah, old news. People already got used to it. Pentax better get ready to release a new product every week, otherwise certain people will never be happy.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-12-2013, 08:17 AM  
Paperware AF360FGZ II
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 103
Views: 14,172
Some Pentaxians get very upset if Pentax doesn't release products acccording to what they feel is the right schedule ;).

We just had a not so small release not that long ago :).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-03-2013, 06:23 AM  
Pentax K-500 Specs Confirmed by Pentax (viewfinder, batteries, etc.)
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 145
Views: 19,337
It's neither a strawman argument nor impossible.
Just very unlikely. And if you've read the rest of my post you just took out of context, you'd understand why I was making that argument.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-28-2013, 03:39 AM  
Pentax on NBC Nightly news
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 21
Views: 4,617
I've seen more people using Pentax than people using Leica.

But then, what's this thread about!?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-26-2013, 03:09 PM  
Pentax K-500 Specs Confirmed by Pentax (viewfinder, batteries, etc.)
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 145
Views: 19,337
I don't think you got what I was saying.

The mass-market stuff pays for the research and development of fancy tools that are way above "average". Pentax could either go the Leica-strategy and become very, very expensive and aim at a very small but high-level niche, or do what they're currently doing. Which I prefer.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-26-2013, 09:52 AM  
Pentax K-500 Specs Confirmed by Pentax (viewfinder, batteries, etc.)
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 145
Views: 19,337
That's all nice but totally unrelated to the business Pentax/Ricoh are running ;).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-26-2013, 06:39 AM  
Pentax K-500 Specs Confirmed by Pentax (viewfinder, batteries, etc.)
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 145
Views: 19,337
Imagine Pentax goes bankrupt because of not making enough money and nobody cares for PK-lenses anymore.
Unless you've sold all your gear before that, you'll likely use a lot of money. So your interest should also be in the survival of the PK-mount.

Even though you might not be interested in the entry to mid-level market at all -- those sales pay for development of gear that likely suits your needs and ensures that PK lives on.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-25-2013, 09:41 AM  
Swedish distributor hints at new products
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 136
Views: 22,973
The current Pentax lineup is to increase sales where it matters. And that's not where many people in forums think it does (entry level/mid range actually covers most of the market -- not high end).
There's still quite a difference between the K5II and K50/500, but sure, you guys keep talking that down. Go trade in your K5II (IF you have one) if there's really no significant difference.

Arguing that Pentax doesn't have a plan while holding such viewpoints is hilarious.

Obviously, the current release is part of a plan. You'll get your high end toys in due time. Until then, you'll have to play with what's available.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-21-2013, 06:23 PM  
Pentax K-500 Specs Confirmed by Pentax (viewfinder, batteries, etc.)
Posted By LamyTax
Replies: 145
Views: 19,337
Your argument is backwards.
Let me ask you: should Pentax not try to compete with the other entry to mid-range cameras that make for >50% of the market share?
What you're really asking for is Pentax to satisfy your personal needs, but that's only a few percent of what the market wants.
So you actually want Pentax's market share to shrink to even lesser numbers than 5%!?

Try making sense.

The K500 is an easy sell. Read the specs, look through the viewfinder...
Pentax could only sell more units by writing "Canon" on it, but I doubt Canon would allow that.
The camera is perfect for the low price sector (~20% of the market, that's still way more than high end).
This camera will pay for the development of further products.
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