Photokina 2010 Expectations ?


tomw

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 14:17
I don't normally participate in forum dicussion but this blog post from another site really caught my eye and is a good read.

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I just wanted some opinions on this post because I think its quite interesting.
Tom

Anvh

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 15:22
And even more speculation, I thought we where away from the 135 format this year
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

flossie

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 15:37
Its basically a summery of the somewhat more rational (but still entirely speculative) posts on the "Rumours" Forum at the Other Site, all written by one of the regular posters there!
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

Oggy

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 16:42
flossie wrote:
Its basically a summary of the somewhat more rational (but still entirely speculative) posts on the "Rumours" forum at the other site, all written by one of the regular posters there.

Who started it?

flossie

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 17:06
Curse this antique of a PC at work (complete with IE 6 ...! and no spellchecker)

I'd argue that the capitalisation is fine as its Proper names.

Well, I haven't got a lot else to do, its a slow news day (literally...)
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

flossie

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 19:17
More usefully and on-topic, its amazing how close the rumoured spec of this projected "K5" is exactly the same as the "D95" rumours. Ok, same Sony sensor in both, but everything else...?

If that's the case, its going to be very messy for Pentax if they both come out with virtually identical (at a glance) cameras on the same day...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

tomw

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 19:29
Where did the designation "K5" even come from ?
Tom
Last Edited by tomw on 08/08/2010 - 19:30

Anvh

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 19:30
Maybe Nikon is going to buy Pentax?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

techno-terminator

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 20:00
Maybe pigs might fly
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Gwyn

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 20:06
Certainly more than "a few days" to Photokina.

But for Stefan - Hall 2.2 is where you need to head when you go . Conveniently close to the bahnhof, though you will need to negotiate Canon first.
Last Edited by Gwyn on 08/08/2010 - 20:06

Unlocker

Link Posted 08/08/2010 - 22:26
I think we will see a line up with more than 2 bodies.

Same 2 bodies we have plus one above & below the K-7.

Either way, will be interesting, hopefully some new lenses too (DA* 11-16 F2.8 would be nice!)

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Pwynnej

Link Posted 09/08/2010 - 11:31
Well.... my K20D will still work regardless of what happens in Koeln Messe
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mowog

Link Posted 09/08/2010 - 12:34
An interesting read. I have always believed that a Pentax FF SLR will be made, but I don't think anything on that subject will be announced by Hoya, this year.

The writer makes a very good point about Pentax and the P&S market. They should get out of it. Pentax have always been rubbish at compacts. It is a huge sector and Pentax have never made anything distinctive or desireable in that division. Just one of countless makes, fighting for a small share of the market. By abandoning that market, they could concentrate resources on more profitable areas, like SLR and interchangeable lens compacts.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 00:03
Or they could just make BETTER compacts! The last few seemed a bit better but don't really look like a coordinated range. Three completely different looking cameras, but with very similar spec (apart from waterproofing).

Talking of waterproofing, I think the idea of a waterproof interchangeable lens evil camera with hd video is great! Especially if there's a k-mount adapter for it
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Anvh

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 17:08
Pentaxophile wrote:
Talking of waterproofing, I think the idea of a waterproof interchangeable lens evil camera with hd video is great! Especially if there's a k-mount adapter for it

And make it so you can change lenses under water
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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