Ricoh news - no news!

Started Sep 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
awaldram
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Re: Ricoh news - no news!
In reply to Unexpresivecanvas, Sep 6, 2013

Unexpresivecanvas wrote:

awaldram wrote:

Given in the poll 90% of respondents expected no ff announcement or didn't care anyway the 10% don't half create a din

I's is easier to downplay the profound disappointment that respires in this forum after the IFA announcement (or lack of). It can probably be measured in a better way by counting the number of threads that came to life as the expectation of the big announcement that was supposed to happen at IFA grew day by day.

Here are the threads:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542666 (No full frame.....)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542638 (Ricoh news... )

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542480 (Is today the day...)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542546 (No new Pentax today...)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542596 (6:10AM at the reservoir)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3528103 (Any New Bodies Coming?)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542625 (Ricoh announcement at IFA)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542621 (Live blog with Ricoh updates.)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542372 (Ricoh Press Conference)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542322 (Ricoh Theta 360)

That's a lot of energy and anticipation!

This indicates that a lot of people, even senior members, were really excited about was about to come..

Since nothing happened, lets focus on how great our current cameras are. I will take my k-01 tomorrow for a walk...

Yet in the very thread you linked

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3542480 (Is today the day...)

out of 86 people only 4 expected a FF announcement.

But then again most of your links are not related to any FF announcement or disappointment in Pentax , Some you linked are over a month old.!!

Most are news articles on the announcement and link to data sources.

Remind me what does a morning stroll around a Hertfordshire reservoir have to do with any Pentax feeding frenzy ?

Undoubtedly Pentax will have new models in the pipeline (that's what they do), Equally in this forum screams rants and put downs will rise as expectation increases, The same has happens every year around this time as the photo fair season hit the road.

It easy to find Pentax doomed , how could they , total let down posts and article dating back many years yet Pentax still exists and still do what they think is commercially viable whatever the 'web' experts say.

You can even find posts from me circa 2007-2008 stating if Pentax don't release a FF by photokina then I've had enough and am off

Yet 5 years later I'm still shooting aps-c , due to technological improvements in sensors my ff needs were met by aps-c.

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