so rumours have it


stu62

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 05:34
so the rumours have it that the new pentax camera is a kp custom come on a ricoh that stupid

richandfleur

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 07:30
Yeah just saw that. Special camera is a wood handle.

Gwyn

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 08:40
Not surprised, not even disappointed. I'm not sure I really care any more.
I shall have to seriiously consider my options.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 09:04
I suspect this isn't the only DSLR camera they will launch in their special anniversary year - I think it's basically a "quick win" with a classy looking minor modified KP, very much in the tradition that Pentax has followed over the years (LX 2000, 645D Special Edition, etc.).
LennyBloke

MrB

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 09:33
This is a personal view (though no less valid for that):- the KP grip was and still is an unnecessary gimmick and the wooden version looks even more ridiculous. It is a great camera and from its inception it should have been designed with a proper built-in grip to house the D-Li90 battery.

Philip

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 09:34
A special edition DSLR is nothing new. At least Pentax generally make them very nice looking.

Still, a lot of people are yearning for a K-3 II replacement...

My mark I is still going strong so nothing for me but I hope they continue having an APS-C flagship.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

stu62

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 10:53
Donít think I will be going back to Pentax digital I will still keep using my lx on b/w

Aitch53

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 14:00
Oh well, at least it's not a gold plated K-1.


SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.

stu62

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 14:39
Aitch53 wrote:
Oh well, at least it's not a gold plated K-1.


. Funny you should say that it would sit with the lx

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 18:05
I don't think this is the new model we have been primed to expect. I remember reading somewhere quoting from someone who was apparently an 'insider' that the new model wasn't a variant of either the K-3 or KP...but completely new.

Have to say though I do prefer the redesigned mirror box and I don't mind the wooden grip either.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 19:36
This KP was on Facebook in February 2018 I read elsewhere. All a bit silly. https://www.facebook.com/ricohimaging.jp/posts/1529294917168198 Google translate required.

I bought the K3II late on cheaply. I have all the lenses I need for now. Let's hope there is something new APS_C coming.
Bill

johnriley

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 19:56
The Japanese seem to like customisation, but to be honest I could be quite partial to having a unique version myself. I have a nice green Pentax Q-S1 that looks prettty good! It takes pictures as well.
Best regards, John

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 21:15
stu62 wrote:
so the rumours have it that the new pentax camera is a kp custom come on a ricoh that stupid

especially when magazine say K70 is a better buy......
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 21:16
stu62 wrote:
Donít think I will be going back to Pentax digital I will still keep using my lx on b/w

until Ilford raise their prices 30% like Fuji are about to do....
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 26/02/2019 - 21:17
LennyBloke wrote:
I suspect this isn't the only DSLR camera they will launch in their special anniversary year - I think it's basically a "quick win" with a classy looking minor modified KP, very much in the tradition that Pentax has followed over the years (LX 2000, 645D Special Edition, etc.).

Would seem like a complete waste of time bringing out a new DA* lens (11-1 if they are not going to follow it up with a serious APS-C camera
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff
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