Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Started Aug 25, 2018 | Discussions thread
Fogel70
Fogel70 Senior Member • Posts: 1,302
Re: To play the devil's advocate . . . time for another FF dSLR?
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TacticDesigns wrote:

Fogel70 wrote:

TacticDesigns wrote:

To play the devil's advocate . . .

Pentax only has 1 FF dSLR camera.

What if another model was introduced?

Has most of the people that are going to get the Pentax K-1 (II) already gotten their camera?

If so, time to open up the gates for the rest of us who think the Pentax K-1 is just way too much camera for what they want to do with it?

I just want a FF sensor to toss my old manual focus lenses on so I can use them at their original focal length.

Why not just buy something like a used Sony A7 for $400-500 and $10 adapter?

+1

That thought has crossed my mind!

Ricoh develop cameras to be used with their current lenses. There is no profit for them in develop a cheap camera to be used with lenses sold by a different company 30-40 years ago.

I have to admit . . . I know what I'd like to see and do not consider whether it makes sense or not. LOL.

Not really my task, unless they are hiring!

I guess I look at the Pentax K-1 and think . . . ok, great camera!

But how big is the target market?

People with existing lenses would make up a lot of the people buying the Pentax K-1.

Yes, that was the main purpose with K-1. A camera designed for existing users.

But the plan was also that once they sola them a K-1, many users would realize that they need new lenses. That is one of the reason why Ricoh used 36MP sensor and pixelshift which few old lenses are capable of.

So lots of new lenses has been sold to new users of K-1.

And to an lesser extent there will be people buying into the system.

The Pentax K-1 has been on the market for two years.

https://www.dpreview.com/products/pentax/slrs/pentax_k1

Not a long time.

Once most of the people who plan to get a Pentax K-1 (II) have gotten theirs . . . what next?

They will continue developing new lenses to be sold to K-1 users. The business has always been about selling cameras so more lenses can be sold.

Keep bring out a new K-1 for users to upgrade to the new model?

Maybe at that point in time it would make sense to open up to net to invite more people into the family.

Lower end stuff may come in the future, but right now the whole camera industry seems to be about selling higher end stuff as it is where most profits are. Most of the lower end has very little profit or have been completely killed by smartphones.

Take care & Happy Shooting!

Take care & Happy Shooting!

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