What next Pentax DSLRs?


wvbarnes

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 15:34
Hi all,

With all the gossip I thought yesterday to write to Ricoh Pentax EU via their web site to ask what next to replace my K3II.

The reply just in...

Quote:
Customer Support [2019-03-20 15:03:46.837]
Dear Mr BARNES,
Thank you for contacting Ricoh Imaging.

At the moment is no successor of the K-3 II planed.
We will go more into the field of full format in the future.

If there is any further question, please contact us again.

With kind regards,

Sebastian
Ricoh Imaging Support Team

Algernon

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 16:58
I wonder how old that reply is? Probably from pre-K-1 days.

Is Sebastian the CAT?

It's already been stated that the flagship will be a completely new camera and not a further development of the K-3 although the size will be almost the same.

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

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

Algi

johnriley

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 17:00
I never knew cameras had to be planed.....
Best regards, John

Nigelk

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 17:22
johnriley wrote:
I never knew cameras had to be planed.....

I'm surprised you not knowing that John, they have to get the sensors flat. You wouldn't want a curved sensor............or would you!?

Nigelk

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 17:29
Regarding the original post.
With all the wonderful dedicated APS-C lenses Pentax have, it would be a shock to me if a new ASP-C camera wasn't produced. I guess they are working on longer product cycles, perfectly natural with the maturing technology.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 17:53
I thought it would amuse.

It states on the support reply page that the case will be open for 21 days if I have any further questions. I doubt I'd get any further.

I sent it to be curious and cheeky. This is what I got back. No idea what nationality the 'planed' chap is. I guess its a Google translate.

JAK

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 17:56
wvbarnes wrote:
Hi all,

With all the gossip I thought yesterday to write to Ricoh Pentax EU via their web site to ask what next to replace my K3II.

The reply just in...

Quote:
Customer Support [2019-03-20 15:03:46.837]
Dear Mr BARNES,
Thank you for contacting Ricoh Imaging.

At the moment is no successor of the K-3 II planed.
We will go more into the field of full format in the future.

If there is any further question, please contact us again.

With kind regards,

Sebastian
Ricoh Imaging Support Team


Even if they have a new camera coming next week, do you really think they could tell you before its official announcement? Sebastian would be in line for the sack for reporting out of turn if he knows (which I doubt.)
The person who might know would be the Ricoh president, Shinobu Takahashi, who was to have judged that photo competition run through SRS by Mid March but as of writing no announcement has been made.
So if they can't announce things they should have done by now, what chance of announcing something else?!
.
John K

pschlute

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 18:43
i once contacted Pentax UK about the possibility of spares existing for a 40 year old lens. I got a very odd answer requesting I send it in for repair "under warranty"

Pentax satellite offices have always been hopeless. Take it with a pinch of salt.
Peter



My Flickr page

PeterKR

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 22:28
johnriley wrote:
I never knew cameras had to be planed.....

Surely you are well aware, John, that the shutter has to be planed in the focal !

Peter

JAK

Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 17:03
These are early prototypes of planed cameras, front and back.


John K
Last Edited by JAK on 21/03/2019 - 17:06

Mike-P

Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 17:04
JAK wrote:
These are early prototypes of planed cameras.

If only we had a like button .....
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

Lubbyman

Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 19:36
Another planed camera. Must be mirrorless, can't see a viewfinder. Early Q prototype?




Steve

Defragged

Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 20:14
Lubbyman wrote:
Another planed camera. Must be mirrorless, can't see a viewfinder. Early Q prototype?




Steve

Na, 30mm Cannon I reckon!
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

johnha

Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 22:57
Lubbyman wrote:
Another planed camera. Must be mirrorless, can't see a viewfinder. Early Q prototype?

Joking aside, the guys who flew and operated those cameras did an amazing job given the technology and circumstances they found themselves in. Given the moans on this forum about AF speed, ISO sensitivity, and the like, hanging over the side with a glass plate camera over the battlefield must have been horrendous.
PPG Flickr

wvbarnes

Link Posted 27/03/2019 - 12:28
and finally another 'wooden' response when i expressed my surprise at the first message... (Someone called Norman this time! Glad it entertained.

Customer Support [2019-03-27 13:13:24.403]
Dear Mr Barnes,
Thank you for contacting Ricoh Imaging.

At the moment is no successor of the K-3 II planed.

If there is any further question, please contact us again.

With kind regards,

Norman
Ricoh Imaging Support Team
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