J Limited


RobL

Link Posted 16/10/2020 - 21:00
The Pentax Rumours site has an enigmatic announcement about this event: link. It will be about:
Introduction of custom prototype model (release is undecided)
J limited team talk event
Present corner

Does this refer to the long-awaited APS-C body? A bit ominous if that is the case, or is it something else called a J Limited? There is a new 21mm Limited lens in the pipeline but just for once I wish Pentax would just stop with these teaser announcements and get on with releasing something new.

womble

Link Posted 16/10/2020 - 22:53
It is probably one of those third-party limited edition bodies. There was one previously, I vaguely remember. I very much doubt its the new APS-C body.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 09:23
Perhaps J really is the name of the new camera. They've worked backwards through K7, K5, K3, K1. No more numbers left so work back through the alphabet?

Steve

RobL

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 10:54
There was another rumour floating about that a second body was in development. Given the name I wonder if it is a body to be added to the Limited lens lineup to make a complete package?

johnriley

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 11:08
FA-J lenses were the first to have no aperture rings, so maybe a redesign of the Limited lenses to remove the aperture rings and add WR?
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 11:34
johnriley wrote:
FA-J lenses were the first to have no aperture rings, so maybe a redesign of the Limited lenses to remove the aperture rings and add WR?

The upcoming HD Pentax-D FA 21 mm ED Limited DC WR has no aperture ring, so maybe the Three Princesses will be re-modelled in the image of their younger sister
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 12:11
I suspect limited edition camera body, or an evolution of an existing camera. Maybe a 645J to reinvigorate the 645 line?

If the image is not a red-herring then I don't think it's a lens.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 12:17
If it's a new camera hopefully it doesn't come with a new "J" bayonet so old lenses can't be used.

HarisF1

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 12:18
Lubbyman wrote:
Perhaps J really is the name of the new camera. They've worked backwards through K7, K5, K3, K1. No more numbers left so work back through the alphabet?

Steve

I know it's weird but I'd like for them to stick to the K line. K is just a very cool looking letter ;L

womble

Link Posted 17/10/2020 - 18:02
HarisF1 wrote:
Lubbyman wrote:
Perhaps J really is the name of the new camera. They've worked backwards through K7, K5, K3, K1. No more numbers left so work back through the alphabet?

Steve

I know it's weird but I'd like for them to stick to the K line. K is just a very cool looking letter ;L

Of course, I have to agree with that sentiment.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Crossed-up

Link Posted 18/10/2020 - 00:50
I'm sure it will be some sort of 'luxury' version of an existing model like the J Limited KP was:

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