Pentax inn need of the big next step

Started Jul 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ari Aikomus
Ari Aikomus Veteran Member • Posts: 9,434
yep, articulated Screen....

I agree...Actually articulated screen alone is reason why I have now Sony SLT and NEX cameras. I can't understand why Pentax/Ricoh does not consider this an important feature. Now they have nice well working live view and focus peaking, but no...blaah...

(besides - it would also be relatively simple to implement, not rocket science)

Ari

Holger Bargen wrote:

Dear all,

I have Pentax Equipment since more than 30 years. I like my K5 but I am worried about the future of Pentax/Ricoh.

The reason is an Observation of the ebay offers the last months. I follow the offers of Pentax lenses on ebay since years and during the last weeks in Germany there are numerous offers of not just kit lenses which came with cameras during the last decades but also a lot of prime lenses - often entire Equipments with a lot of very nice lenses.

I can't offer any statistics but my impression is that many people leave the Pentax system for other systems right now.

I am waiting for a follow up model of the K3. The K3 is an interesting camera but the mirror flop problem should be solved and I think that there are innovations in the filed of photography which could be added to a follow up model. Even a K3ii or K3 super would be ice - please with articulated Screen.

Regarding the lenses offered on ebay: there is some motivation to make a bid for them - but to be honest: there are also thoughts about leaving the system and start something new.

Best regards

Holger

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