Pentax interview pretty clear about FF inevitability....

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miles green
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Re: A goal without a date is just a dream...
In reply to Alex Sarbu, 6 months ago

Alex Sarbu wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

miles green wrote:

...they are still ready to talk to 3rd party lens makers...

Why? Wouldn't Pentax want to make and sell their own lenses?

That was the only answer they could give to "hey, third party makers are abandoning the K-mount and it's all your fault! What are you going to do about it?" (not an actual quotation, please read the interview). The full answer (and now I'm quoting) was:
"We cannot manage what third-party manufactures plan and produce, so we cannot reply to this question fully. However, we are ready to communicate with them."

Of course they will continue to make their own lenses.

Alex

Thanks Alex, that's exactly what i was referring to.

Joe's question is very valid, of course, but i'm not in a place to answer. I guess it's a question of R&D and/or production capacity?

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