Anyone hear the comment on the B&H Video, he says "this lens is All Glass, and there's No Polymer in it". It was a Rep from B&H talking to a rep from Panasonic. What lens was he referring to, anyone know?
Are there any hints, as to the cost?
nerd2: D300 and D700 was photographers' wet dreams: Same AF, same body grade, same UI, same shutter and same continuous shooting as the flagship D3.
I still miss the old good days..
I still have the D300 & D700 and I still use them!
Not many comments about the AA Filter...
peterpainter: He he - he he, he hesnigger"Delaware-based company CAMS is raising money to create a range of mounting plates for DSLR users to carry their gear from a mount on the bottom,"ROFLgreat stuff, nice jeans.Oh dear....must get my pills...he heha ha ha......etc.
That is my favorite view! Nothing Pending there, I'm sure that at least those Jeans, are Patented.
Patent Pending… ?
It reminds me of the AMC Gremlin, anyone remember that car? On their TV commercial, the guy at the Gas station asks "Where's the rest of your car baby?
A young kid said to me "wow, they're trying to make it look like a Fujifilm"
Greg, Cameras come and go, I'm glad that you are okay!
PHOTOJOE55: Is the Carbon fibre more stable, or is it just lighter than the aluminum model?
Thank You Steve & Just a Photographer, that makes it worth the extra money to me! I assume that hanging a sandbag has to be added with the weight of the camera, so that it stays within it's limit. I think a 2 or 3 pound sandbag would help to keep it steady. I appreciate both of your replies. … Joe
Is the Carbon fibre more stable, or is it just lighter than the aluminum model?
PHOTOJOE55: Doesn't it look like APS-C and 1 inch sensors are in much higher demand than Full Frame? I think Canon has 3 or 4 Full Frame cameras in their line-up and Nikon has 8 current production FX cameras. Maybe it's the cost too, but for most applications I think the smaller sensors are more than adequate. This Pentax looks like an excellent camera to work with, and it's so much lighter to carry.
Sure, like the D800, D800E, D810 But by the 2nd or 3rd try, they usually get it right. I feel bad for those that were trapped by the D600, and had to wait for Nikon to fix what should have never been a problem in the first place! Then they come out with the D610 and swear that it's a completely different camera. Some people got an exchange (D610), while others had to wait for the repair. Then they didn't even give a credit towards an accessory, but they want to be praised for addressing the problem. They made a pretty big deal out of that! Just because I replied to peevee, it doesn't mean I like the company. I wish I could get a fair trade for their Digital Bodies and the lenses that I've bought in the last 10 years. I could think of some very good alternatives within about 5 seconds!
BarnET, it is $6.999.95 at B&H, but it still is, New! Who discontinued it nikonrumors? Yeah, they sure got a lot of mileage out of that one. I wonder how much it costs to build?
Well you should tell Nikonusa.com because they're all listed as "Current" cameras, and are all available. The D3x is $7,999.95 and any one of them can be bought brand new, right now!
Zvonimir Tosic: And the official page:http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/campaign/20140724/
Looks very, very cool.
Hey thanks, but they had Sold Out/Back Ordered the first time I looked. 2000 is not many when they spread it out. Maybe one of dpr's readers will get one.
I just looked at Nikon's site, they have D3x, D4, D4s, D810, D800E, D800, D610 and Df That's 8 FF Cameras. Canon has D1X, 5D, 6D that's 3 cameras. What models am I missing?
Jeff, I can't understand the negative comments, this Pentax is a work of Art, simply Gorgeous! But only 2000 units? I don't stand chance, it looks like they're only selling them in Japan. Am I right? … Joe
Marty4650: Ricoh clearly lacks the vision needed to cash in on commemorative editions.
They bundle a $1,000 camera with a $215 battery grip, and two Pentax batteries worth another $100, and then give the whole package a stunning finish. Then they sell this gorgeous $1,315 bundle for only $1,399!
That's right. A lousy $84 more than an off the shelf regular version.
Hassleblad would have given it an exotic wood grip, named it "The Constellation Edition" and sold it for $9,000.
Leica would have sold this for $20,000, or roughly a $10,000 premium over their usual price, and had a waiting list for it.
But Ricoh only tacks on 84 bucks!
(Seriously, this is a great deal. If I was in the market for a K3, I'd order one of these special editions immediately.)
It sounds like the Ricoh/Pentax is more of a user than a collector camera. I remember seeing the Black Box Fujifilm, (must have been an X100), it looked so good in that display case, I would never put that into regular use!
Doesn't it look like APS-C and 1 inch sensors are in much higher demand than Full Frame? I think Canon has 3 or 4 Full Frame cameras in their line-up and Nikon has 8 current production FX cameras. Maybe it's the cost too, but for most applications I think the smaller sensors are more than adequate. This Pentax looks like an excellent camera to work with, and it's so much lighter to carry.
Thanks for the address. They've got a nice group of cameras, and a very good site. I like that little Q7. So there's quite a bit going on at Ricoh/Pentax!