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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:52 am 
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Bonjour,

Le Salon de la Photographie is the annual photo fair in Paris.
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The Pentax stand is huge in black and red, with pom-pom girls showing up every 30 minutes :shock: :o The K-7, K-x and K-m are the main attractions. Staff provides a warm and friendly welcome and are true photo lovers. So I really enjoyed my visit. The dancing girls give me the perfect opportunity to test the K-7 AF speed, one weak point on my K10D.

Now, the news!
  • A full frame is on the pipe. Pro photographers are asking for a date: "End of 2010 is too late, they said, we want it at Q1 2010 or I'm going to change for a Canon or a Nikon." :evil:
  • No one knows the fate of the SDM teleconverter: canceled, postponed :? ?
  • The Pentax K-7 is sold at EUR 1,000 (20% VAT included), so I get one ;)

Best regards from Paris,

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Hmm... This is interesting. Thanks for the update, rei. I think many Pentaxians are dying to see a full frame camera, so I'll be intrigued to see if they deliver, of if it gets delayed again and again like the DA* 60-250mm was.

Shame about the teleconverter, as I could really make use of one. :?

Any word on lenses? Pentax fails at having a longer, affordable telephoto, like Canon's 100-400mm L lens or Nikon's 80-400mm. This frustrates me greatly, as I want a sharp, fast tele lens that will actually get me some reach... and Pentax has nothing there. :evil:

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Bonsoir,

I started my usual Pentax K-7 User Review :)

Just one picture as teaser ;)

1/4000 f/4 iso800 250mm
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Enjoy ::)

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