So what are you going to do RE: Ricoh purchase of Pentax

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Dangermouse

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 18:41
Don wrote:
Dangermouse wrote:
Didn't Ricoh make a solar powered SLR years ago?

Just thinking it would be a neat trick if your DSLR could recharge its batteries from daylight. I doubt the solar cells could power the thing alone but if they could top up the battery charge while you were having lunch in a cafe with the camera on the table next to you...

it was one of those "Good Idea, Bad Idea" scenarios..... keep your batteries charged=Good Idea. Leaving your camera sitting out in the sun= Bad Idea....

Now sticking solar panels and a 12 volt battery onto an electrically cooled beer cooler.... better idea, more cooling power when you need it!

Yep, you would need to include "Do not leave camera in direct sunlight" but if it could charge from ambient light out of strong sun then it should be useful. I have a solar powered phone charger (actually more like a rechargeable battery which can either charge itself from the solar cell or USB) which charges in most light conditions.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

bretbysteve

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 18:47
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

Anvh

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 18:49
bretbysteve wrote:
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

Fear of change?
Stefan


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

Algernon

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 18:51
bretbysteve wrote:
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

They could use a different mount on the next DSLR
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi

johnwhit

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 18:51
Dangermouse wrote:
Didn't Ricoh make a solar powered SLR years ago?

The XR-S, always wanted an XR-7 myself, great camera.

John
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In LBA hiatus.

DOIK

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 18:59
I still have my XR-7, KR10s and a Rangefinder. You could say I am bit of a fan.

John

Anvh

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 19:11
Algernon wrote:
bretbysteve wrote:
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

They could use a different mount on the next DSLR

Why would they?
They will sooner drop the DSLR then change the mount I believe.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 04/07/2011 - 19:11

Algernon

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 19:26
The current one isn't compatible with the Ricoh Pin
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi

MrCynical

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:02
bretbysteve wrote:
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

Because some people (I'm not among them) think that the purchase by Ricoh will lead to the death of Pentax's K-mount DSLRs (either by no new DSLRs, or not being K-mount, or any other permutation) and that they will therefore have to switch systems. The cost of switching is greater the more Pentax kit you have (i.e. with the exception of those who bought at pre-hike prices, you won't get back what you paid for it), so for those who are of that opinion it makes sense to not 'get in any deeper'.

johnwhit

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:07
Algernon wrote:
They could use a different mount on the next DSLR

Not going to happen, they even used a derivative of the K mount originally.

John
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In LBA hiatus.
Last Edited by johnwhit on 04/07/2011 - 21:09

johnwhit

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:09
bretbysteve wrote:
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

If Canon took them over I'd jump ship to Nikon.

John
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In LBA hiatus.

Cliff-P

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:11
johnwhit wrote:
bretbysteve wrote:
Why would anyome want to adjust any buying purely due to a company being taken over? I do not understand.

If Canon took them over I'd jump ship to Nikon.

John

Whats up with Sony
Cliff.




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Nikon D750, D7000 , Nikkor 80-400, 70-300 and 18-200 lenses

Algernon

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:17
johnwhit wrote:
Algernon wrote:
They could use a different mount on the next DSLR

Not going to happen, they even used a derivative of the K mount originally.

John

If your names Ricoh and you make cameras and people advise others not to put any old Ricoh lenses on it because they get stuck what would you do? At the very least the screw drive will have to go, which will cause even more confusion. Simplest solution is a new mount the same way Canon, Minolta and Olympus did.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi

johnwhit

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:18
Cliff-P wrote:

Whats up with Sony

Spare me!

John
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In LBA hiatus.

johnwhit

Link Posted 04/07/2011 - 21:21
Algernon wrote:
If your names Ricoh and you make cameras and people advise others not to put any old Ricoh lenses on it because they get stuck what would you do? At the very least the screw drive will have to go, which will cause even more confusion. Simplest solution is a new mount the same way Canon, Minolta and Olympus did.

Way too expensive, why will the screw drive have to go?

John
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In LBA hiatus.
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