Is this the year Pentax makes or breaks your FF dream?

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Re: Is this the year Pentax makes or breaks your FF dream?
In reply to Gary Martin, 10 months ago

I wouldn't hold my breath. I don't know how deep Ricoh's pockets are, but I question the economic feasibility of developing a FF camera to compete with Canikon. The last figure I saw is that only 5% of cameras sold are FF. I'm making a large leap here, but I bet I would get pretty good odds in Vegas that the majority of that number are professionals. If you want to compete with Canikon in the professional arena, then an infrastructure would also have to be built to support the Pro. Example: At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Canon has a large presence and they clean, free of charge, and inspect the Pro's Canon cameras. Now, I'm only speaking for me, but I would like to see them develop more lenses to support those of us that shoot sports. I would love to see a 24-70 f2.8 and a 70-200 f2.8 with high speed focusing motors. I use Sigma lenses to cover this now and I also have the 100-300 f4, which is usable however, just a little slow for focusing on high speed sports. If they could develop a FF with the lenses and support for the pros, it would be good thing, but I see that as a hard market to crack. Just my thoughts, no arguments!

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