Pentax announces two new entry-level DSLRs

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by RichA, May 23, 2006.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    http://www.pentaximaging.com/footer/news_media_article?ArticleId=7717552

    Inexpensive, plastic-bodied DSLRs are doing what they did in the late
    1980s,
    rescuing camera makers from losing money on expensive metal bodies
    as well as facilitating the sale of pricey lenses which are the real
    profit makers
    for the DSLR producers. These plastic DSLRs are the same as printers
    in the printer
    industry, a mechanism to sell hugely overpriced ink.
    The latest lens inherits all the attributes of the acclaimed PENTAX
    Limited lens series including high-quality image reproduction,
    distinctive visual description, and high-grade lens-barrel finish. The
    smc PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited lens will ship in July 2006 for
    $549.95.
     
    RichA, May 23, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    WTLM, this was leaked weeks ago.

     
    Pete D, May 23, 2006
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    The specifics just appeared on dpreview.com.
     
    RichA, May 23, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    I think that you missed the real news. The K100D has in-body image
    stabilization.

    And I fail to see how a body that can use lenses dating back to the '60s and
    add image stabilization to them is a particularly good way to sell
    expensive lenses.

    If the IS actually works the thing is a sore temptation.
     
    J. Clarke, May 23, 2006
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  5. RichA

    Pete D Guest

    And you posted a link?? Tell me about the new 10MP Pentax with SR and a even
    better/faster focusing system and I might be a bit more interested and just
    might stop thinking you are just another troll.
     
    Pete D, May 23, 2006
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  6. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0605/06052205pentaxk100d.asp

    The new K10D(?) with 10MP is still a rumour...


    Regards,
    Carsten
     
    Carsten Schneider, May 23, 2006
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  7. sure, yeah. Did you take your medication yet?


    B.
     
    Bronek Kozicki, May 23, 2006
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  8. RichA

    Celcius Guest

    RichA,
    You're "starting" to sound like an old fogey ;-(
    Your plastic thing is getting to be ooooooooooooooold.
    Could you please give us a break and talk about something else?
    Thanks,
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, May 23, 2006
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    corks Guest

    hmmmm another anti-pentax zealot ??????
     
    corks, May 23, 2006
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    Pat Guest

    Got to admit, it's about the weirdest looking lens I've ever seen.

    http://www.pentaxtech.com/Press/KIMAGES/K100D21mm.jpg

    Any idea why???

    P.S. Original k1000 was a GREAT camera. I owned mine for over 20
    years. Only stopped using it when I went with a different dSLR. Gave
    the camera to a friend, it's still going strong. You could drive over
    that thing and it would still work fine. 100% manual 100% of the time.
    Oh, those were the days. No calibrated monitors or color profiles.
    Just you, an enlarger, a grain focuser and lots of paper and chemicals
    .....
     
    Pat, May 23, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Hmm, 21mm f/3.2 manual focus pancake lens. Nice. I have a Nikon 45mm
    with a somewhat similar inverted cone lens shade though not a square
    opening like that one. It is nice to have a tiny lens like that.
     
    Paul Furman, May 23, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    It's AF, not manual :)

    All DA lenses have full-time manual focus too. I have its
    little brother the DA40/2.8 pancake. Superb lens and I
    expect this one to be just as good... but wider.
     
    John Bean, May 23, 2006
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    G.T. Guest

    So, oh Master Troll, what consumables are the camera companies selling
    when they release consumer DSLRs at reasonable prices? Film? Oh,
    that's right, the D stands for digital and there aren't any expensive
    consumables but you wouldn't know that because you don't own a DSLR! In
    this digital world a DSLR owner may never print a single image. Your
    analogy is as weak as your mind.

    Greg
     
    G.T., May 23, 2006
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  14. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Why a "sore temptation" now? Minolta's with it have been out for some
    time.
     
    RichA, May 24, 2006
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  15. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Stop crying like a bitch.
     
    RichA, May 24, 2006
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  16. Minolta is gone, because they were 2 years late with the 7D.
     
    Darrell Larose, May 24, 2006
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  17. Well in a colour darkroom I had all sorts of profiles, films were all
    different, colour paper varied from batch to batch. Digital for colour
    prints works well for me..

    I agree the K1000 counts as a classic camera, heir to the Spotmatic dynasty.

    Darrell Larose
    Spotmatic II 1972
    LX 1981
    *ist D 2004
     
    Darrell Larose, May 24, 2006
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    John Francis Guest

    Not to mention the fact that this "plastic bodied DSLR"
    apparently has a new, stiffer stainless steel chassis.
     
    John Francis, May 24, 2006
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  19. Actually Pentax has 21mm f:3.2 pancake, 40mm f:2.8 pancake and the 70mm
    f:2.4 limited pancake
     
    Darrell Larose, May 24, 2006
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  20. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Minolta = Sony. They are alive!
     
    RichA, May 24, 2006
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