Smitty1

Joined on Mar 13, 2014

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  • What brand doesn't have those qualities? Both Canon and Nikon have mag alloy bodies that are highly weather sealed. The upper end bodies contain the screw drive motor (if you want such an ancient ...
  • Hah, Doug, you big silly! :-P Actually, the more I look at Pentax history lately (past decade), I can see they have been a lot about just having fun and not really serious. Look at all the color ...
  • If all of the primes got weather sealing that would be nice. If all of the non-LTD primes got a DC motor that would be even nicer imo. I leave out LTD since they seem to value size over all other ...
  • What exactly are you expecting?
  • And it is too good to be true.  Unless you are comfortable with grey market from a shady reseller...
  • Agreed on the lack of constructiveness. The issue is Alex got an answer to his question, yet didn't like the answer so he decided to keep fishing for a different answer. My mistake was thinking ...
  • I touched on all of those. But you're slow to comprehend it seems. You said: I responded: Meaning: What you are impressing on is a doubt that Ricoh would spend time and money on a pair of new ...
  • Please look back -- my entrance into this discussion wasn't about you, Alex. I started by sharing my thought with rwl in response to rwl's comment and not you. You then chimed in, like you always ...
  • No, I simply responded rwl408's remark with my own thought on the matter. He is looking forward to 2020 (or maybe it is sarcasm, I don't know and frankly it doesn't matter in the scope of the ...
  • :-D  Thanks, Doug!  :) I thought about it when typing, but thought nahh surely no one would go there..
  • A lens doesn't 'close down' you can use it today, tomorrow, and the next day God willing you are here to make use of the lens. No one knows what their plans are internally. And what any business ...
  • It answered it.
  • I've seen companies spend hundreds of thousands if not millions on renovations then the very next month end it. Systems developed to then be discontinued or shelved immediately. Occasionally it ...
  • From what I've read on the forums, Ricoh's license to use the Pentax name ends in 2020. If true, hopefully it is renewed..  but if I were looking for an upgrade to the K-3 II, I'd probably look ...
  • Yes it is too bad he didn't take account for each body.. to understand the behavior of each then accommodate.  It is a poor test of highlight protection or dynamic range on the bright end.  Each ...
  • He did that review too. But he used poor control conditions and overexposed the Nikon shots, then claimed the D850 "couldn't handle the highlights for some reason". But if you look at the shots, ...
  • You forgot the reheated FA lens that in the interview a few weeks ago where said they were opened to more of those in the future. It is a hodgepodge.  I suppose that is fine -- something for ...
  • For sure. And all the while trying to argue the AF tracking in their K-3 is somehow superior to more advanced competitors. Or dismiss it entirely. If people want to think their favorite X is up to ...
  • Leica is an upscale brand (hyper inflated pricing, crazy brand loyal few). Pentax is an everyday brand (value pricing, crazy brand loyal few). :-P That interview tells me they aren't really ...
  • Of course... https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/384570-lens-roadmap-tanaka-san-spills-beans.html Lenses not ready until the end of 2020 or early 2021.
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