About ready for some news over here.

Started May 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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KL Matt Veteran Member • Posts: 5,885
About ready for some news over here.

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm about ready for some Pentax news.

I got all excited for Photokina in September, which was a letdown to put it mildly.

Then PMA came and went.

Then there were rumors about a March announcement. Then some people were talking about April 17th. I even had high hopes for May!

Now, I saw someone mentioning August...

I just went and looked up when Ricoh acquired Pentax - the press release dates July 1, 2011!

We're coming up on 2 full years, and I don't think there is anyone outside the company who has the slightest clue where Ricoh truly intends to take the Pentax brand or the K-mount.

What have we seen over the last 2 years? The K-01 (flop), the K-30 (nice cam!), the K-5II (very subtle update), the MX-1 (what a shame, what a shame, what a shame it wasn't APS-C), and a hugely expensive ultralong tele they don't plan on selling many of. Am I forgetting anything important here? Oh, right, the DA 40 XS. Hmm, wow. Groundbreaking.

Ricoh, how about an updated road map? Come on, throw us a bone here! What in the world are they thinking up? Either something big is really just around the corner,  or... they can't execute. Hoping for the former. Be nice to get a sign.


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