I hope Adobe will suffer severe losses and the consumers will bide their time for an alternative which will be coming since there is money to me made in the void that Adobe leaves behind. I will stick with my current LR version and so on and not hope onto their extortion train.
anthony mazzeri: A quick look at his Jan 2011 interview with imaging-resource
shows his answer to the very first question on compact system cameras:
"We're looking at that market, but we don't have any firm plans."
Five months later they launched the Q.
In this interview he answers the question about a full frame camera:
"All I can say is that we're studying the market."
So there you go - expect a full frame camera from Pentax due in Feb 2013. ;)
Too good to be true!
Nothing interesting to be see here. As a Pentaxian I'm hoping they'll get something good out next year.
This can't be good. I see the next generation of their programs being dumped down for amateurs with a lack of options and versatility. Nothing good can come out of this.
WordsOfFarewell: I must say that I am disappointed. With Nikon offering the D800; D600 and Sony with the SLT99 I think that Pentax will fall behind not offering anything in the FF sector. For the trend seems to be that FF will become cheaper and more affordable and classic APSC will die out.
But we don't even get a "new" toy to beginn with. For me owning a K5, which was the state of the art when it was released - at least in the Crop factor world - it just doesn't make sense to buy it with only little incremental innovations. I hope that Pentax still has an ace up their sleeve for Photokina.
Indeed they are; the point I was trying to make is that I'll have to switch to Nikon or Canon if I want something better than 16MP K5 because it's the best thing that Pentax offers other than the MF 645D which I can't afford at all.
So I'd really expected Pentax to release an enthusiast FF for medium prices. Something along the lines of the D600 or the 6D - basically a approx. 32MP K3 -or something similar. And I am a little disappointed they came up with the K5-II which isn't really your next big thing.
Hm, to bad it doesn't take filters otherwise this might have been worth a look since they usually have very fair prices.
I must say that I am disappointed. With Nikon offering the D800; D600 and Sony with the SLT99 I think that Pentax will fall behind not offering anything in the FF sector. For the trend seems to be that FF will become cheaper and more affordable and classic APSC will die out.
Now that is what I call extensive customer support. Shows that Sigma does indeed care for people that buy their products. Some other companies should really take Sigma as an exmaple consideriung such issues.
Well let's hope the direction the company goes won't change to much from serious photography to more of those colorful amateur stuff. I guess I'll still have to wait some years until they release a Full Frame for professionals instead of mirrorless and weird colorschemes. Somehow I don't like the recent direction at all despite the brilliant technical specs of my K20D or my K5.
Tokina needs to start to produce their lenses for K-mount as well, I would love getting this lens for startrails and such. :)
Finally a new ultra wide angle lens, never been fond with the 12-24 for it's price seeing that third party lenses by Tamron and Sigma are way cheaper but still almost achieve the same quality. Hopefully it'll be a treat and not horribly overpriced. Also good to see a new 50mm might actually get it to replace my old analog 50mm f/1,7 in case it's not to expensive. :)
I see this as a very happy event for all Pentaxians. Hoyas management just downright killed the brand by raising prices for lenses and subsequently bad sales (at least in Germany sales went down quite severly), only to mention one mishap.
As a longtime Pentax user (Super ME) I really hope that Ricoh will finally let Pentax pick up a reasonable Full Frame camera project; something like the D700 or 5D Mk II, I've been waiting for Pentax to release a FF for years now. Getting FF is the only reason why I would switch to Nikon or Canon in the coming years.
Selling consumer class stuff like the Q may get them profits in the short run but if I recall correctly a venture like the 645D was quite a success as well opening up a whole new type of customer so why not go FF as well?