Future of Pentax


Gajan

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 18:04
For those who haven't seen it yet.

There is a column on this week's issue of Amateur Photographer on the future of Pentax. This issue also carries a detailed review of K-1 II. The fact that a leading weekly is speculating on this subject is really worrying
Best Regards,

Gajan

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Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D-FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, Pentax FA 77mm 1.8 Limited, Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR
Pentax K-5, Pentax 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR
Pentax K100D Super, SMC Pentax 3.6-:5.4 18-55mm AL

McGregNi

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 18:36
What will last longer....Pentax or Amateur Photographer? !

I tried on their site but can't find anything .... What does the article say?
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 18:57
Stories about the demise of Pentax have been circulating for as long as I have been taking photos

'slow to adopt AF'
'slow to adopt digital'
'slow to adopt this' 'slow to adopt that'

Pentax might be a very small player in a field where you have big hitters such as Canon and Nikon, yet at the price point Pentax compete at there is hardly anything better.

read some reports and you'll believe Nikon will go to the wall, yet the D500 and D850 are hugely popular.

Pentax will be around for a long time yet. But if the whole concern goes belly up, our cameras will still work.
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Algernon

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 19:00
It would help if you at least said what the date of the edition was?

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

johnriley

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 19:42
It's the new issue, subscribers should have just received it.
Best regards, John

Algernon

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 19:53
So it's next Saturday's 9th June on sale from tomorrow.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

richandfleur

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 20:51
Might be a postive article about what they have coming?

For a little company, they have spread themselves quite wide. With models based on sensors from the tiny Q, to APS-C, to FF and MF.
Plenty of scope to consolidate rather than close, so I doubt it's something you'd see close overnight.

RobL

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 21:09
Algernon wrote:
So it's next Saturday's 9th June on sale from tomorrow.

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So, Gajan, how do you know about this?

Gajan

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 21:15
Algernon wrote:
It would help if you at least said what the date of the edition was?

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johnriley wrote:
It's the new issue, subscribers should have just received it.

Algernon wrote:
So it's next Saturday's 9th June on sale from tomorrow.

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Sorry. It's the Saturday 9th June issue on sale from tomorrow. I received it on Saturday.

McGregNi wrote:
What will last longer....Pentax or Amateur Photographer? !

I tried on their site but can't find anything .... What does the article say?

I am not sure if it's available on their website.

It mainly talks about what most of us here have already discussed along this line.

However, the way the writer concluded the article is something quite unexpected, at least for me .
Best Regards,

Gajan

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Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D-FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, Pentax FA 77mm 1.8 Limited, Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR
Pentax K-5, Pentax 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR
Pentax K100D Super, SMC Pentax 3.6-:5.4 18-55mm AL

Gajan

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 21:25
ilovesaabs wrote:

Pentax will be around for a long time yet.

I too hope that Pentax will be around for a long time.

ilovesaabs wrote:

But if the whole concern goes belly up, our cameras will still work.

Yes, my K100D Super still works, and so is my K-5
Best Regards,

Gajan

Flickr : link

Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D-FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, Pentax FA 77mm 1.8 Limited, Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR
Pentax K-5, Pentax 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR
Pentax K100D Super, SMC Pentax 3.6-:5.4 18-55mm AL

JAK

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 22:00
Pentax film cameras haven't been made for quite a while now but there's plenty of folk still using them, even some made more than 50 years ago. Also with old lenses, many are still doing grand service.
John K

Gajan

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 22:13
RobL wrote:
Algernon wrote:
So it's next Saturday's 9th June on sale from tomorrow.

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So, Gajan, how do you know about this?

Rob, I received my copy on Saturday. I thought I would share the information without giving much away as some of you may want to grab a copy yourselves.
Best Regards,

Gajan

Flickr : link

Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D-FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, Pentax FA 77mm 1.8 Limited, Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR
Pentax K-5, Pentax 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR
Pentax K100D Super, SMC Pentax 3.6-:5.4 18-55mm AL

walt

Link Posted 04/06/2018 - 23:15
Gajan wrote:
For those who haven't seen it yet.

There is a column on this week's issue of Amateur Photographer on the future of Pentax. This issue also carries a detailed review of K-1 II. The fact that a leading weekly is speculating on this subject is really worrying

Amateur Photographer, are they still publishing that, I thought it had gone out of production years ago
Walt
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stub

Link Posted 05/06/2018 - 00:29
I would be interested to see the sales figures comparing the K1 II to the new Nikon D850.. It may be more expensive but there does seem a lot more about already.... But then we have commented on Ricoh's marketing strategies before.. Though on the whole somethings could have been managed differently. But overall I don't see the need to throw the bath out with the water as they say...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

richandfleur

Link Posted 05/06/2018 - 01:56
walt wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="Gajan"]
Amateur Photographer, are they still publishing that, I thought it had gone out of production years ago

Several of these types of magazine are going digital only now. That cuts down on the publication costs, but I expect cuts numbers also.
It's a tricky field, given you can jump on youtube/forums/website for reviews and technique guides etc nowadays.
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