K-1 discontinued

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xmeda
xmeda Senior Member • Posts: 1,061
K-1 discontinued
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Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

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Petroglyph
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Re: K-1 discontinued
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xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

The rumor is K1 MkII.  My total guess is, it has Sony's 42MP BSI sensor & Next step up in processing power.

b) ended like Q

Q is just suspended not ended -

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zakaria
zakaria Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
Re: K-1 discontinued
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xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

Would like to see a light weight design. Some thing like Kp covered with Sony Bsi 42mp or a k3ii successor with a new body or  get back the k5 design.

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pentaxian .

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Petroglyph
Petroglyph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,052
Re: Nice of Ricoh to let customers know
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xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

That the second run of K1 cameras is now selling out the last copies - if anybody wants one they should grab it soon.

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zakaria
zakaria Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
Re: K-1 discontinued

xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

Thank you for the link.

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pentaxian .

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TomWret
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Re: K-1 discontinued

Do you think there will be any GOOD discounted prices??:-D

Tom W(ret)

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On the Road Again New Member • Posts: 11
Re: K-1 discontinued
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I hope it doesn't mean Ricoh is going to cut off Pentax - just to minimize financial loses. It sound a bit scary :/.

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Ergo607
Ergo607 Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Re: K-1 discontinued

Does someone know what the usual turnover is between the announcement of discontinuing a camera and it not being available anymore in the shops...?

I was in the proces of funding a K-1, for me this is a bummer...

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miles green
miles green Veteran Member • Posts: 6,459
Re: K-1 discontinued
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xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

I heard that they have a new AF system that intuitively reads the photographer's mind using a dedicated adaptor, to select the focus target. Combining face detection, face recognition with 3-axis tracking, the new camera will follow player #10 around the field, and it will automatically start shooting when he's in possession of the ball, all while focusing on his eye.

Here's a pic of the special mind-reading adaptor.

Nah, i'd wager on a processor upgrade, and increased fps and buffer. I guess they figured out that they need to sell cameras early in their life cycle to make money (unlike K-01).

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yardcoyote Veteran Member • Posts: 9,947
Re: K-1 discontinued
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That would certainly tempt me more than an even bigger, heavier camera, which is what I'm sure we are going to get.

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yardcoyote Veteran Member • Posts: 9,947
Re: K-1 discontinued
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I find this photograph oddly beautiful.

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Historicity Senior Member • Posts: 1,400
Re: K-1 discontinued

miles green wrote:

xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

I heard that they have a new AF system that intuitively reads the photographer's mind using a dedicated adaptor, to select the focus target. Combining face detection, face recognition with 3-axis tracking, the new camera will follow player #10 around the field, and it will automatically start shooting when he's in possession of the ball, all while focusing on his eye.

Here's a pic of the special mind-reading adaptor.

Nah, i'd wager on a processor upgrade, and increased fps and buffer. I guess they figured out that they need to sell cameras early in their life cycle to make money (unlike K-01)

Right, I'd wager something like that as well.  I wrestled with such things before buying the K-1 last November -- nothing in the above that would make me sorry I didn't wait for the K-1 Mark ii.  I'd also bet that the K3iii will have more substantial changes: all of the PK improvements plus better AF and a few other things; which would mean that sales of the PK would probably fall, but a K3iii would probably make more money than continuing the PK.

Lawrence

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Joseph Tainter Forum Pro • Posts: 10,069
Re: K-1 discontinued
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Okay, I think this is good news. It means that the K-1 sold well enough that Pentax will continue developing a full frame model.

Joe

Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 8,856
Re: K-1 discontinued

xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago

Thanks, very interesting.

I guess that means the K-1 Mk II rumor might be true after all?

Alex

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PedroCosta
PedroCosta New Member • Posts: 6
Re: K-1 discontinued
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The K1 already discontinued? This guys are completly stupid. Even cameras as K5, K5II, K5IIs, K3, K3II continue to be really good cameras so good as some top cameras from other brands and the first Pentax FF is already discontinued???

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Oiche Regular Member • Posts: 254
Re: Nice of Ricoh to let customers know
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Petroglyph wrote:

xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

That the second run of K1 cameras is now selling out the last copies - if anybody wants one they should grab it soon.

I'll wait for a hugely depreciated hardly used one from one of you lot. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

Oiche Regular Member • Posts: 254
Re: K-1 discontinued

miles green wrote:

xmeda wrote:

Local official Pentax FB page announced just hour ago, that

https://www.facebook.com/PentaxRicohCR/?hc_ref=ART_28NctNXaiFdM0D05YwkbHUoMrQtBGyr7Ofv-N7AOLBNogZ-RYrW1mQKNveaGQQo&fref=nf

"Oznamujeme ukončení prodeje úspěšného modelu PENTAX K-1. Poslední kusy je možné ještě objedávat u našich obchodních partnerů, jejich seznam naleznete zde: http://pentax.cz/web-content/prodejny.html"

Can be translated as:

** We are letting you know about end of sale of our successful model Pentax K-1. Last units can be ordered from our partners + list of shops.. **

a) new K1II with slight upgrade

b) ended like Q

-- hide signature --

I heard that they have a new AF system that intuitively reads the photographer's mind using a dedicated adaptor, to select the focus target. Combining face detection, face recognition with 3-axis tracking, the new camera will follow player #10 around the field, and it will automatically start shooting when he's in possession of the ball, all while focusing on his eye.

Here's a pic of the special mind-reading adaptor.

Nah, i'd wager on a processor upgrade, and increased fps and buffer. I guess they figured out that they need to sell cameras early in their life cycle to make money (unlike K-01).

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Miles Green
Pentaxian since 1997!
Corfu, Greece
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Haha, I could do with a Pentax 67 helmet to keep my ears warm and to deflect falling objects. 😀

Mistral75
Mistral75 Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: K-1 discontinued
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It's a bit odd to announce the end of a model before announcing its successor.

Let's consider that the trainee at Pentax / Ricoh ČR (Czech Republic) jumped the gun on publishing this news.

zakaria
zakaria Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
Re: K-1 discontinued

Mistral75 wrote:

It's a bit odd to announce the end of a model before announcing its successor.

Let's consider that the trainee at Pentax / Ricoh ČR (Czech Republic) jumped the gun on publishing this news.

K3ii is discontinued before announcing its successor .

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Mistral75
Mistral75 Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: K-1 discontinued

zakaria wrote:

Mistral75 wrote:

It's a bit odd to announce the end of a model before announcing its successor.

Let's consider that the trainee at Pentax / Ricoh ČR (Czech Republic) jumped the gun on publishing this news.

K3ii is discontinued before announcing its successor .

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pentaxian .

Indeed but it's not the one and only Pentax-branded APS-C reflex camera.

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