How many clamouring for FF will actually buy?

Started Sep 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
GossCTP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,751
Re: How many clamouring for FF will actually buy?

PK24X36NOW wrote:

GossCTP wrote:

The point is there are very few people who are shooting Pentax 35mm film cameras waiting for a Pentax digital FF option to move into digital.

And what does that have to do with anything? Nobody said anything about people shooting 35mm film cameras.

You keep referencing the heyday of Pentax. That was the film era. The manual focus film era at that. In order to increase market share in this century, Pentax would have to either entice new shooters or tempt existing shooters to switch systems.

They are either shooting with some mix of DA and legacy glass, or have already moved on.

Who? The people shooting 35mm film cameras??

Yes. When Pentax went APS digital, the film shooters didn't all jump over at once. Over time they either bought into the Pentax crop system or went somewhere else.

I think if you took a poll, most are happy where they are and those that aren't are more interested in Fuji than the big two.

Most of what?! That puny portion of the Pentax user base that didn't know what Pentax was until the digital age?

Yes. The current customer base. Pentax can't live in 1981.

You're missing the point - more "preaching to the (ever shrinking) choir" isn't going to pull Pentax out of its slow-motion death spiral. Pentax used to sell more SLRs than Nikon and Canon combined.

That was decades ago. Pentax lost most of their market share long before digital and cropped sensors. http://knippsen.blogspot.com/2014/06/japanese-slr-production-numbers-part-3.html

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