Mistral75

Mistral75

Lives in France Paris, France
Joined on Apr 26, 2010

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  • Replied in A Zenit K-1?
    We are not talking about past decisions and the recently announced Zenit M here, we are talking about the future Zenit camera(s). Indeed, a KMZ representative told to RIA News (РИА Новости) during ...
  • I think you didn't read part of what I wrote. This is unexpectedly remiss from you. Let me underline the corresponding words: ' It only took Mr Yamashita 11 days to shake the whole group from top ...
  • ...all features that are of zero importance when using a 11-18mm f/2.8 lens. The announcement of the DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8's development can't therefore be presented as ' not making sense ' in ...
  • Yoshinori Yamashita was appointed Executive President and Chief Executive Officer of Ricoh on 1st April 2017. The Ricoh Resurgent Plan, which includes many 180° turns in Ricoh's strategy, was ...
  • I'm using the European prices since (i) I live in France and France is a member of the European Union, (ii) you live in Romania and Romania is a member of the European Union and (iii) we are ...
  • One month to change communication is plenty enough for such a small division as Ricoh Imaging, the key word being communication. And the KP isn't the cheapest body. It was more expensive than the ...
  • The Pentax KP was announced on 24 January 2017. The CP+ interview took place on 25 February. That's one month to see how the KP's specifications were received, hear the howlings and adjust the ...
  • The global market for medium format cameras and digital backs was less than 10,000 units per year before the introduction of mirrorless medium format cameras (I haven't seen any figures since). The ...
  • If so, in the medium format world you can only consider Hasselblad and Phase One. Price is on par with with service, though.
  • Replied in A Zenit K-1?
    Zenit never produced anything: it's a mere trademark. KMZ used to produce SLRs (not DSLRs) under the Zenit brand name (1952-2002) and rangefinder cameras under the Zorki brand name (1948-1978). How ...
  • Replied in A Zenit K-1?
    Let's assume KMZ actually intend to launch a Zenit-branded DSLR camera. Since they ceased camera production around 2005, they would need a partner, as they needed one for the Zenit M rangefinder ...
  • Replied in A Zenit K-1?
    Not Ricoh and not at CP+. This would be an announcement made by KMZ (the owner of the Zenit trademark) and therefore at some Russian event or at Photokina (May 2019). Judging by the precedent of ...
  • Replied in A Zenit K-1?
    There was definitely something at Photokina: Zenit M (Leica M Typ 240 with a body slightly modified) + Zenitar 35mm f/1. 500 units planned, €5,500 for the camera and the lens. The prototype of a ...
  • Point 1 . Not necessarily so. Remember, this is about subdivisions of an entity, Smart Vision, that represents 10% of the 'Other' division and less than 1% of the Ricoh group's consolidated sales. ...
  • Hopefully so, otherwise the chronological analogy would imply that the successor to K-3 II wouldn't be launched until spring 2021... :-(
  • I got it this time. :-) If the above implies that, mutatis mutandis , concerning the successor to K-3 II we stood in February 2018 at CP+ where we stood in October 2012 or at CP+ 2013 concerning ...
  • Whilst being valid (WG and GR II probably had a marginal contribution to the sales of 'Smart Vision' and so did the rugged compacts), your point doesn't contradict the fact that 'Pentax' and ...
  • Remember Ricoh Imaging announcing the development of a Pentax 24x36 DSLR on 4 February 2015 (then said to be available by the end of 2015), followed by: (1) the early mock-up showcased at CP+2015 (12 ...
  • The report is not the problem; what you infer from it is. The report you quoted says that there was an improvement in profitability relating (in particular) to cameras. (1) 'Pentax' and 'cameras' are ...
  • Yes they bring something new: the full force of the Canon, and to a lesser extent Nikon, marketing power. When two players that together hold more than 95% of the DSLR market heavily communicate on ...
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