Ricoh(Pentax) FF - issues and strategical opportunities

Started Jul 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
Yamin Tedja Contributing Member • Posts: 542
Re: Well-written Yanko, but I don't agree ;) (PK-EOS adapter...)

Alex Sarbu wrote:

Yamin Tedja wrote:

Yes a full featured FF dslr should priced around $1500-$1800 but if pentax can make something like Leica m9 which doesn't have autofocus system thus lowering the cost of production, $1000 is pretty much possible, depending on how much the sensor will cost.

Wait a minute... something like Leica M9? Leica M9 cost about $7000!

Yes Leica M9 cost $7000, if pentax can make something like that but around $1000 it will be awesome.

Getting rid of the AF will actually increase the cost, as they would sell very few such cameras. It's a recipe for disaster, IMO.

How is that getting rid of AF will actually increase the cost? I don't understand how is that possible. You mean lower the revenue? because it will sell very few? Some photographer actually don't really need AF especially if what they are shooting are mostly static object and split screen focusing viewfinder is good enough. And pentax can make one AF model and one MF model. And also, pentax can make the Manual focus FF slr without lcd as "student vesion" camera to be used for photography school, that way the student can't cheat by looking at the result right away, they have to rely on old style metering system like what they use K1000 back in the old film photography day. Maybe pentax can make money that way.

Alex S.

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