Cane: I wonder how many of you would actually buy a FF Pentax or just complain about what it doesn't have on camera forums? I am guessing there will be more talk than purchasing in this place.
Why can't you be a PRO using Pentax gear? In sunny Singapore, there are PROs who use Pentax gear and they teach photography classes with students who use Canikon gear. I should know as I attended class with another Pentaxian and the PRO teased the class saying that only 2 of us are able to fire like a machine gun as compared to the other Canonkions.
raizans: Pentax:Full frame DSLR introduced with 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 28/2.8 lenses.
Ricoh:GXR body unit w/built-in EVF in the corner.35mm-e f/2 A16 lens unit.
How hard could that be? It's clear that DSLRs with APS-C sensors don't have such a bright future anymore. Time to move on, Pentax!
The reason Pentax did not go with the 6MP Philips CCD was it it was not worth the money and it was fairly noisy. Contax went ahead with the sensor and where in the world is Contax now? Ended being extinct. The one and only Contax DSLR was their demise.
jonikon: John Carlson's forced smile is not any more convincing or reassuring than the current Pentax product lines and prices. Suddenly doubling the price of their DSLR lenses in the US will almost certainly put the final nail in the coffin for Pentax in the USA anyway. Too bad, since Pentax was once a respected name in photography in the USA. At the very least Pentax should put their horrible Q system out of it's misery, and kill it before it dies a slow and miserable death and reduces their credibility as a camera maker even more.
Have you ever tried the Q before you ask Pentax to kill it? For those of us who have bought and used it, it is a wonderful camera in its own right.
Do not spew nonsense if you have not tried it.
My condolenses to the Yamaki family.