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1. From : AB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 02:31 AM Friday 26 February, 2016
So, things are hotting up - http://www.pentax.com/en/k-1/ - is the official Pentax K-1 Full Frame Camera site. The camera is due for release in the UK around April this year (2016) and is rumoured to sell for about £1,600. Not cheap but it looks like a serious effort.
I hope it's a great camera and gets good reviews. When/if (somehow I still can't believe it) it arrives I shall see if I can take my favourite lenses to a stockist and take a few shots for evaluation.
AB2. From : AB (email@example.com)
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Date : 07:17 AM Thursday 14 January, 2016
Anybody still using their LX/s. I took one of mine to the Isle of Wight last summer and she performed flawlessly.
I'm astonished that it's 2016 and Pentax is still yet to produce a full frame DSLR!!! The latest rumour is early this year but we must have been talking about this for almost a decade. Those who jumped ship back then were wise. I have sold my A* 400mm 2.8 but still have some lovely A* lenses.
Film is still here though greatly reduced and for my 'practical photography I use digital as it's cheaper and easier - I'm now looking at taking stills from a 4K video camera - but for considered shots and romantic stuff I use an LX and my favourite 85mm 1.4 A* mostly.
Happy New Year and keep those LXs alive and clicking.
AB3. From : Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 07:02 AM Monday 21 October, 2013
Test from technical team, please ignore4. From : Amani (email@example.com)
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Date : 08:19 PM Tuesday 13 March, 2012
Great site - helpful without being patronising
firstname.lastname@example.org. From : Jorge Nunez (email@example.com)
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Date : 01:13 AM Monday 26 September, 2011
Thank you all. I have resolved my leatherette issue with your advise.
Jorge6. From : Mico (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 01:13 PM Tuesday 12 July, 2011
Dan, Pentax did quite good job just by surviving digital era transition. I remember when I asked the guy in the big camera store here in Montreal back in 2001 "...when the heck Pentax is going to release that digital SLR?!" his answer was - there will be no Pentax DSLR. Right now Pentax K-5 is shoulder to shoulder with Canon 5D Mk II and Nikon D3 (...)when it comes to share image quality, pretty amazing to me. They still do not have full lens line to complement that body ( same story as with LX at the time), aside from wonderful Limited series primes - but those lenses are not as versatile as good zooms. Price is the the other "Limited" factor for many present or future Pentax DSLR users. If I had this situation 6 years ago, for sure I would not switch camps.
M.7. From : Jay Hart (email@example.com)
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Date : 05:33 AM Sunday 03 July, 2011
Hoya has sold the Pentax Camera Division to Richo. Richo has been a small camera company for the digital years, and a big business copier machine manufacturer, as established with consumers and professionals since the middle of the past decade, when most buyers went digital. They were a quality film camera manufacturer but not a major brand until the mid 1990s. Rumors abound about motivation for this purchase, yet it is clear that Pentax is no longer well represented in Camera and other stores, though their products are in line with cutting edge technology and innovation. Canon and Nikon continue with good DSLR sales, with Panasonic, and Sony far behind and outselling Pentax. How deals are made with sellers is the reason why, and now the two top brands dwarfing the other makers.
Richo states the purchase was to gain interchangeable lens technology. And others speculate greater merging and development of the finderless Q system, and 645 D systems. In an international economy which is unclarified, Europe is the location for market testing, along with Asia for K mount futures. Market share in the USA has shrunk because Pentax does not offer dealers the kinds of preems Canon and Nikon do, though such have cost these DSLR giants as well with the USAs many store closures.
Will the name Pentax survive; we hope so here, for its link to the past can segue to an advanced systems users future. It is still weather sealed advanced gear, and the K-5 is now the choice of adventure professionals all over this globe. It remains physically small compared to other offerings, though Canon recently took the hint. Hoya though was interested in the bottom line more than in wading through the tight economy ahead for advanced system cameras futures.
Most analyists hold that those futures are mirrorless futures yet professionals everywhere stick to the DSLRs lens versatility for true creativity. It seems that Olympus has set its sights only on a mirrorless future, along with many other manufacturers. The fact is that the US $ 500 to 600 dollar range is the buying point for advanced system users. the $1200 and up is for those who will use systems professionally. It is the pricepoint for systems futures for everyman which will shake out who survives and who does not, not primarily the professional user price points.
The merging of video and still, phones and cameras, etc. now mark established trends that will not go back to the way things were.
If Richo will go back to the original KAF (or)KAF2 mount they could pick up many past SLR film camera owners for digital adaptations. Desires expressed by some here to get into full frame DSLRs, and develop more Pro lenses are likely ill founded. It is the sure quantity of Ks, Ms, As and Fs and FA lenses out there already which--with the right mount--could push Pentax into market share. Why is it such a big deal to add mechanical couplings for the manual focus lenses?8. From : Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 02:08 PM Sunday 19 June, 2011
'shoegoo' is sold in the USA, which is all Mico describes it to be: elastic, grip tight, and sticky till set.
The K-5 is an admirable substitute for a full frame digital in many ways, and, if it were 'full frame', it would cost three times more. It uses the four M lenses I have left, and the A and F series with admirable metering interaction. My last LX went long ago to southern Russia via eBay.
MIR, the host of this site, lost enthusiast linkage to develop the Pentax Digital SLR forum which may have been so.9. From : Dan (email@example.com)
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Date : 10:57 PM Wednesday 11 May, 2011
Yes, Anton, Mico:
The board is quiet. Perhaps the Pentax Forum website, which has grown considerably, has taken over for the LX fans.
To be honest, I don't use the LX but primarily use my digital body now. However, I use all my M and A lenses on it. I like the manual focus lenses and these old optics are still superior to most lenses out there, even when using them on the APS-C imager.
Now if only Pentax would make a full-frame digital body...
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Any good contact cement works well. This is like a rubber cement (but don't use rubber cement) that you apply to each side and then stick the two pieces together. One particular brand that has a tenacious grip is called "Goo". But it is thick so it can be difficult to get a smooth and thin application. Also, the glue for weather stripping found at an auto parts store is usually pretty good. Both types can be removed with acetone (which can also take off paint, so be careful with it).
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