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Subject: Re: Pentax spits in the FACE of the entrenched Japanese planned-obsolescence
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On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:39:53 UTC-5, Bill W  wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:00:26 -0800 (PST), RichA<rander3128@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >Get your K1 and for $550, Pentax will upgrade it (including badges) to a new K1II.
> >
>
>https://www.dpreview.com/news/2162791126/ricoh-will-let-pentax-k-1-o...
> 
> I just looked into it. It's priced about the same as the K1, but it
> also has the same shitty AF, especially for moving subjects. That, and
> the uncertainty about the company's future make it a shaky investment.
> I won't be getting one, and those upgrades mean nothing if Pentax goes
> away. And if you buy a  K1 now, that with the upgrade to the K1 II
> will cost more than the list for the Mark II.
> 
> I am surprised, though, that the list on the original K1 hasn't
> collapsed as you'd expect for a Pentax.

I thought Pentax photo division actually made money?  Could be wrong.  But I love how some shooters
are SO concerned with cutting-edge focus when their efforts hardly ever merit it and better
technique in most cases could help overcome the deficit.