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!
This is the dpreview Special Edition Pentax. Note the logo, on the mirror? I think their head is getting a little too big now! Well, at least they don't advertise or sell cameras here. Oh, wait a minute… Scratch that part.All kidding aside, I am glad to see that Pentax is still with us. They're like one of the original 5. Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Minolta and Olympus. Look at us, one big happy family! Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet (and Tacos) 3 whole comments here. 4 if you count this one. Come on People… Asahi-Pentax!!!
Peter,I just spoke to a friend that watches their presentations, and I'm told that they often replay the whole broadcast, sometimes right after the live Webcast. … Joe
PHOTOJOE55: Is that E.S.T., or is it the West Coast? ….. Thanks
Thank You! .… Joe
Is that E.S.T., or is it the West Coast? ….. Thanks
intruder61: At the wide end the Sony winsat 400mm the panasonic wins.
The Panasonic has to win at 400mm, the Sony only reaches 200mm or was it intended as a joke? Sometimes it's hard to tell on this site
PHOTOJOE55: Can the FZ1000 be set at (and open to) f2.8 at 200mm?
Thank You tt321 I really thought the F2.8 would have been there for half of the focal length. The truth is, most Variable Aperture lenses do crap out too early. Maybe they should've just made it a constant F4 You know, I looked at the graph for a while, but not seeing F2.8 did confuse me. Thank You for clearing it up for me, and probably others too. It's the kind of thing that many of us are afraid to ask, but I guess it was obvious to you. I appreciate the help. … Joe
Can the FZ1000 be set at (and open to) f2.8 at 200mm?
@Jkoch2Who discontinued the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ? It is still a current production model, and you can see that on Panasonic's web site. And the price? $399.99 is considered "very cheap" ? Actually, very few people paid the original MSRP of $599.95 Since it has come onto the market, the price has been below $300.00 and has consistently been on instant rebate. It is currently $398.00 at most camera shops, and at Panasonic.com I paid $298.00 in May, but I have yet to see it any lower. Please tell us where we can find it "Very Cheap" as you wrote in your post. I'd like to get another one. Btw, I do mean at Panasonic Authorized and reputable dealers inside the U.S., and a NEW camera, not used or a Demo!