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    Perth, WA, Australia

    What to expect from Pentax this year...

    So I started a rumour earlier this year about Pentax. I'll state that it was purely that, a rumour. There was nothing to base it on. It was written before PMA Las Vegas, where it was expected Pentax would release a new DSLR. They didn't. The 60-250 DA* f4 was released, finally as was the 55mm DA* f1.4 (around the time of PMA). The DA 15mm LTD was also released.

    So I'll start this thread based on actual fact.

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    Titanium (Silver?) K20D

    I tried to find the article stating Pentax will release a new DSLR this year, but I can't find it.

    Here is a link about the new Digital Medium Format. It is expected to be a 30 mega-pixel sensor, with Pentax continuing the lens mount so older MF lenses can be fitted to the new model.

    Personally, I think it will be a long road with Pentax. Don't expect too much from them, ie FF DSLR. I think they need to consolidate their APS-C format, and possibly re-introduce their FA* range of lenses when and if a FF DSLR is on the cards. A lot of people rate the FA* lenses more than DA*, with a FA* 200mm macro lens being sold recently on E-Bay for $3,500 Check out the link This price is partly because of the rarity of these lenses, yet they some of the best lenses getting around, of any mount and make I firmly believe.

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    Re: What to expect from Pentax this year...

    Thanx for the update Danic...I read the article from the original post and even went to Pentax's sites and should have realized that they weren't doing anything with the square format at this time. Oh well, gave us all hope for the future and who knows...if the economy keeps looking up...who knows where we'll wind up!!!!

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