petreluk

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  • Replied in 3 f2 lenses
    In the normal course of events this is just what Pentax or any other brand would do. The forthcoming Pentax f1.4 FF primes are high-end lenses far beyond the pocket (and need) of most customers. A ...
  • I think we agree really. I’ve not argued for a flagship because to me such ideas are a bit past it. The KP is where are at the moment and a kind of KP+ may be next (no matter what it looks like) ...
  • I doubt many think Pentax is in any position to expand into anything at the moment. They have their work cut out just keeping their core offering on the level. The vast majority of their users ...
  • What is Pentax going to gain by aiming for sports, action and wildlife shooters? Almost everyone seriously into this moved to other brands a long time ago. Why aim for a segment of your users ...
  • It's a mistake to start calling anything a flagship, imho. It's a rather old-fashioned idea which just raises false expectations. The best question is whether the item will do the job. There's ...
  • If we knew the answer to this then we’d all be coining it running marketing companies or fortune-telling operations. What I am sure of, though, is that Olympus cannot afford to stop or even much ...
  • There is no enemy, just different ways of doing things, though certainly a case of grass is greener syndrome. Panasonic are on a roll at the mo. Perhaps they’ve decided there is going to be room ...
  • Not really cynical, just business. These companies are there to provide returns to their stockholders. Parent boards say this about their photography divisions time and again. Yes, they will sell ...
  • It’s a trophy lens which will never sell in more than relatively tiny quantities. But when fed into the pro, approving reviews and brand ambassadors machine the lens will do wonders to help ...
  • Smartphones and video drive developments in the sensor market. Cameras are a very small part of it. Camera-makers have to adapt to that and take the best they can. 4K, 5k, 6k, high-res displays, ...
  • If you want superior low light performance combined with very good AF then I would look at a Nikon DSLR with a much bigger sensor. M43 is a compromise, like everything. My Oly cameras are fine up ...
  • Well, the Nikon-Brazil thing is pretty easy. It's predominantly a grey market and so running sales + office there was losing them too much money since no one bought legit. It's the weakness of ...
  • Attempts to shut down discussion are counter-productive and dismissing people as whiners is silly. People here are customers with ideas of their own. They are not Strasbourg geese waiting to me ...
  • All you are really saying is that this new camera is for a very particular group of people and not the majority of photographers, by far. The majority of comments suggest that folks are concerned ...
  • Together with the Oly EM1.2, this is M43’s play for sports and similar professionals, mainly. Maybe a few wildlifers. No one else needs these monster frame rates. Almost anything else from any ...
  • Replied in Slo-tech?
    That keeps being said but somehow it doesn’t always work. How robustly are these costly new cams really made? And two years of ownership is usually covered by a warranty whereas four years is not. ...
  • Thanks, I really agree with that. I too am waiting for better sensor results or I'll just carry on with the 16 mpx cameras I have and then look at alternative brands when the time comes. The new ...
  • No, I don't live in a cave. But then I don't buy into gear site BS either. FF is a costly minority pursuit which the vast majority of the market does not want and has never wanted. There's more to ...
  • I don't think so - for those who need what this camera has to offer. It's important to remember that a full-on Nikon or Canon equivalent kit, say, would be several times larger and cost nearly ...
  • I’m sure you are correct, but the Pentax decision to use the moniker SDM in some of their newer lenses too, even though the motors are quite different, suggests this problem may never have been ...
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