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« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2013, 05:32:15 PM »
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Thank you, Radu,

A sign of life was all I was hoping for after no news at photokina and cp+.  Looks like they are working on it.  In fact, I would have been surprised to see a larger sensor version ready by now.   

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« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2013, 11:07:26 AM »
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You are welcome Tom! Smiley

The problem with Pentax is not the lack of Ricoh's commitment but the exact opposite; the vastness of its ambition means that after some ad interim products (which btw had much better quality control than other  recent Pentax products) will follow new ones, new brand positioning and new grand ambitions. That will take time and some projects could be delayed.
One thing is for sure: all the 2013 Pentax products are part of the Ricoh's strategy not leftovers from Hoya.

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« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2013, 11:35:53 AM »
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As a new comer to the Pentax world can i just hop in and say how much I love my new Pentax 645D system over my old 35mm set up.

The Pentax 645D is everything i was hoping for and then some. Very interesting company to keep an eye on. 
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« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2013, 11:18:52 PM »
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Thanks, Radu,

For me the 645D project is certainly Pentax' star:  great lenses, great camera, great past (lenses), great legacy, and tons of adaptable stuff.  I don't care that much about FF and all the other offerings.  A well positioned 645D system would re-establish confidence in the brand and its leadership, and this would have a trickle-down effect on smaller systems.  In fact, with the 645D and the K-5ii Pentax has all it takes to appeal to a broad customer base.  Don't understand the FF hype. 

In the next couple of years, the 645D system would need a few more new lenses, the wide angle zoom and perhaps a wide angle shift lens.  Maybe they even can adopt Schneider's 120mm APO macro.  A longer tele macro in the 200mm range would be unique and imminently practical, especially with image stabilization.  Now that's something I'd spend my cash on.  Their existing 300mm and 400mm lenses are outstanding and don't really need much updating, and beyond that, hands down, FF telephotos might have an advantage in most situations.  Finally one fast portrait lens, 2.0.  Around 120mm.  Pentax has never done that.  Don't know why. 

That's all... Cool.  My wish list.  I know Radu you can influence them.   Tongue

And even if not, the Pentax 645D rocks!

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« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2013, 09:45:52 AM »
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A corroboration for a Q2 announcement.

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« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2013, 04:57:52 PM »
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Radu:

Can you interpret the meaning for us?  Pentax K3?

Tom
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« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2013, 05:39:36 PM »
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Radu:

Can you interpret the meaning for us?  Pentax K3?

More like a 645D II I would think?

The specs that would get me interested would be:
- 50-60 mp,
- D800 like DR or more,
- usable live view (meaning a CMOS sensor),
- sensor slightly larger than the 645D (a few mm would do).

Nikon would have to be good with the D4x to get more cash from me if Pentax releases such a camera!

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Bernard
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« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2013, 06:25:53 PM »
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Hi Tom,

K-3 will be the top of the line APS-C camera and the next generation in terms of electronics inside (sensor, AF module, and so on), a true state of the art camera. The K-3S will be the same but without AA filter (in the same way K-5 II and K-5 II5 are today). Both projects (K-3 and 645D 2) were postponed most likely due to sensor issues which leads me to believe that both will have sensors from the same manufacturer. The only question is whether that will be Sony or Toshiba?

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Radu

Radu:

Can you interpret the meaning for us?  Pentax K3?

Tom
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« Reply #88 on: February 20, 2013, 06:32:24 PM »
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Bernard, the best part about the 645D 2 won't be that it will be revolutionary rather that evolutionary compared to 645D but  the fact that will not cost too much more in Yen than the original price of the 645D.

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« Reply #89 on: February 20, 2013, 07:42:57 PM »
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a true state of the art camera.
true state of the art APS-C camera in terms of AF and metering from Pentax ? do you even believe yourself ? nice body or getting everything out of the sensor - yes... but AF, metering, flash support  Grin ?!
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« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2013, 08:18:34 PM »
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I have a 645D kit with many lenses for sale soon. Will list in the ForSale section of this board. Great camera; great viewfinder; but underpowered engine for shooting people, super-fast. Hits buffer too quickly. Sad to see it go. But can't wait for Version II. Thanks.
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« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2013, 11:55:53 PM »
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Bernard, the best part about the 645D 2 won't be that it will be revolutionary rather that evolutionary compared to 645D but  the fact that will not cost too much more in Yen than the original price of the 645D.

That would be great!

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Bernard
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« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2013, 02:16:32 AM »
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Bernard, the best part about the 645D 2 won't be that it will be revolutionary rather that evolutionary compared to 645D but  the fact that will not cost too much more in Yen than the original price of the 645D.

Best regards,
Radu


Radu,


Like gftwhif says, up the horsepower for processing and the buffer and for me ask for a good tethering suite that will wi-fi like c-1 does to an ipad.


Thanks,

BC
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« Reply #93 on: February 21, 2013, 12:19:03 PM »
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Thanks Radu.  My bet is Toshiba.  I look forward to the wide angle zoom for the 645D.

Tom
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« Reply #94 on: February 21, 2013, 05:45:39 PM »
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Radu,


Like gftwhif says, up the horsepower for processing and the buffer and for me ask for a good tethering suite that will wi-fi like c-1 does to an ipad.


Thanks,

BC

Add leaf shutter lenses and it's a virtually perfect system  Wink
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« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2013, 04:44:19 PM »
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It appears that the tethering software has finally hit the street. Anyone here know anyone that might have actually used it? I'm afraid to know the answer. My luck, I'd order it, and the Serial Number would be #0000001-SUCKER.

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« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2013, 05:17:21 PM »
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On the page 3 of this very thread:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=70126.msg557807#msg557807

It appears that the tethering software has finally hit the street. Anyone here know anyone that might have actually used it? I'm afraid to know the answer. My luck, I'd order it, and the Serial Number would be #0000001-SUCKER.


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« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2013, 05:18:44 PM »
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A few months only until one of us will be proved wrong.

true state of the art APS-C camera in terms of AF and metering from Pentax ? do you even believe yourself ? nice body or getting everything out of the sensor - yes... but AF, metering, flash support  Grin ?!
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« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2013, 05:20:07 PM »
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You are welcome Tom, mine is Sony but at this point my guess is as good as yours!

Best regards,
Radu

Thanks Radu.  My bet is Toshiba.  I look forward to the wide angle zoom for the 645D.

Tom
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