Z Coming soon. Hmmmm....

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Z Coming soon. Hmmmm....
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Distinct format. Unmistakable brilliance. Z coming soon.

From the first page, first image at http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/index.html

Click on that image and you go to: http://www.camera-pentax.jp/new2014apr/en/pc/

Anyone have any idea what this is?

I didn't think that Ricoh Japan did April 1st jokes. Now, I'm not so sure.

Cheers.

Ron

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Good find. Thank you.

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What the hell? Pretty intriguing. Looks like a 645, yes?

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It looks like 645 and it probably is new new cmos censor. I wish I had the Money.

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...looks like is coming in 2 weeks!
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brandrx wrote:

Distinct format. Unmistakable brilliance. Z coming soon.

From the first page, first image at http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/index.html

Click on that image and you go to: http://www.camera-pentax.jp/new2014apr/en/pc/

Anyone have any idea what this is?

I didn't think that Ricoh Japan did April 1st jokes. Now, I'm not so sure.

Cheers.

Ron

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Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx

Dividing the seconds in the counter, I got about 13 days to go. Yes, it looks like the new 645 is here, and since it's still here on april 2nd I guess is not an April Fool's joke

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It is 645 Zabaglione
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.. or in short, 645 Z.

New 645 had a codename Zabaglione during the time of development. It was chosen because no one from the engineering could pronounce it properly, and if someone overheard it, they'd believe Pentax is working on a culinary recipe.

For those interested, zabaglione is a type of frothy custard.

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brandrx wrote:

Distinct format. Unmistakable brilliance. Z coming soon.

From the first page, first image at http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/index.html

Click on that image and you go to: http://www.camera-pentax.jp/new2014apr/en/pc/

That teaser was also just now added as the first image at:

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/

Clicking on that image leads you to

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/645z/ Note the 645z in the URL.

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Re: ...looks like is coming in 2 weeks!
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vbd70 wrote:

brandrx wrote:

Distinct format. Unmistakable brilliance. Z coming soon.

From the first page, first image at http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/index.html

Click on that image and you go to: http://www.camera-pentax.jp/new2014apr/en/pc/

Anyone have any idea what this is?

I didn't think that Ricoh Japan did April 1st jokes. Now, I'm not so sure.

Cheers.

Ron

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Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx

Dividing the seconds in the counter, I got about 13 days to go. Yes, it looks like the new 645 is here, and since it's still here on april 2nd I guess is not an April Fool's joke

Best,

Vieri

Yeah, I get roughly 13 days, too, which would put it at April 15 -- "tax day" in America and also often a "standard day" for a lot of things to be done and released. And... AHA -- I've been busy with some other things and away from the forum for a while -- I see they FINALLY reviewed the K-3 and NOW it's where it should be -- at the TOP of the Most Popular Cameras list -- although that probably won't last too long, since that list represents which reviews have had the most recent visits, and the newest reviews always get the most visits.

But at least for NOW it's finally where it should be. Now I guess I oughta go see what they FINALLY had to say only SIX MONTHS after the camera came out!

Jeff

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Zvonimir Tosic wrote:

.. or in short, 645 Z.

New 645 had a codename Zabaglione during the time of development. It was chosen because no one from the engineering could pronounce it properly, and if someone overheard it, they'd believe Pentax is working on a culinary recipe.

For those interested, zabaglione is a type of frothy custard.

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Thanks for heads up
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And keeping us up to date.

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So, it's not a full frame dslr?
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So sad!

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The UK/Europe page has it in days, hours and minutes if you'd prefer...

http://teaser.ricoh-imaging.eu/

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brandrx wrote:

..............
Clicking on that image leads you to

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/645z/ Note the 645z in the URL.

Who forgot to tell the web programmer it was a secret! Well spotted. I think that kills my interest.

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Is it possible the K-3 review will be finished only after release of an entirely new camera design?

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No, just another crop sensor ;)
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VaLeX wrote:

So sad!

This won't be sad for people looking for a new 645D, unless they were hoping for a full frame 645D instead of this 44x33 crop sensor

Eric

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What's so sad about much-fuller-than-so-called-35mm?  645 is a whole lot bigger than FF. Pentax 645 is over and well above any FF out there.

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So sad!

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This might be a real trend setter, if it doesn't have an 'X' in the name.

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The problem with Canikon is ....(wait for it)
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...they don't have an uprgrade path.

FF is just not enough anymore.

Seriously, this photographer here is using 8x10" film cameras and sells his prints for $125,000 a pop.

I purchased his recent documentary here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2281267/

Free trailer there, but the "brief encounters" documentary is avail for $10 from Amazon and well worth it if you're into this kind of photography. The details there indicate that he scans them, has someone do the pp on them, transfering the best details to the optimum one of the 60 frames he shoots for each scene.

The point being that Ricoh should quit fooling around with MF and build a decent 8x10 sensor camera. (Whoops, forgot that April 1st was yesterday). But cheers to Ricoh for the new Z, whatever the custard is called.

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Different times, but it's the 645D II which was due in April
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The UK/Europe page has it in days, hours and minutes if you'd prefer...

http://teaser.ricoh-imaging.eu/

The Japanese site says it will launch at 9AM UK on the 15th

The European one says 5AM.

It's pretty clearly the 645D in the picture.

I've said for a long time they had to get that out before doing a 36x24 FF.

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It's sad, because my FF k-mount lenses won't work on the 645D

Or, will they? What's happening if I put my K mount 31mm Ltd on the 645D? The sensor will be cropped, but to what amount? How many megapixels will be used? Not to mention that you get a round image that you can crop as you wish: 4/3, 3/2 etc. Or keep it round

What a great idea for Pentax! To use the 645D as a full frame with ff-K mount lenses, via an adapter that makes auto-focus possible

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What's so sad about much-fuller-than-so-called-35mm? 645 is a whole lot bigger than FF. Pentax 645 is over and well above any FF out there.

VaLeX wrote:

So sad!

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