Pentax interview pretty clear about FF inevitability....

Started Feb 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
Zvonimir Tosic
Zvonimir Tosic Senior Member • Posts: 2,775
Re: A goal without a date is just a dream...

Joseph Tainter wrote:

miles green wrote:

...they are still ready to talk to 3rd party lens makers...

Why? Wouldn't Pentax want to make and sell their own lenses?

I know that at present Pentax has few full-frame lenses. That actually puts them ahead. When the *ist D came out, Pentax had no APS-C lenses. Pentax has several full-frame primes still in production. All they would need to get started would be a normal zoom (say 24-70/80) and a 70-300 zoom. I'll bet they've already designed those, and only need to start producing them.


Joe, who is going to buy all that produced stuff in sufficient quantities? Current digital photography market is far from 2005's market's position, when even a slim offer was good enough to succeed.

Those times are forever gone, I'm afraid, and the current market is over-saturated with choice.

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