Fuji XT-1- Pentax Take Notice!

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Gary Martin
Gary Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,877
Same as it ever was

You make it sound like this is a new situation, but Pentax's competition has been offering compelling products for ... decades. I'm sure that Ricoh is very aware of what they are up against. However, they just released the K-3, which a lot of people seem to like quite a bit, so it's not like they are standing still. If you find the Fuji to be a more appealing product, then by all means you should buy one. If you think that Ricoh should respond by specifically creating an all-new mirrorless mount, then I think you are very mistaken. For the short-term, they should probably stay in their niche and play to their strength: rugged, compact DSLRs with optical viewfinders. There really isn't very much the Fuji can do that the K-3 can't, other than save a few ounces. On the other hand, a photographer with a K-3 and a DA*300 can do quite a bit that the Fuji cannot. Those are the types of users who will go with Pentax.

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