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11-27-2012, 04:40 AM   #1
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If An FF Does Debut...

will you go:

a)All FF and re-purchase your favorite non-FA lens

b)Stay with top APS-C

c)Do both?

I may go 2 FF/1 APS-C or vice-versa.

11-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #2
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Sell K-5 if it exceeds its performance and keep my K-r. A small and lightweight (yet very capable) camera still has its utility.
As far as lenses go, I'm FF-ready.
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That's a big IF. In the Netherlands we have a saying: When Eastern and Ascension day are on the same day. LOL!

Even though I'm quite happy with my K5 and 5D, I would instantly buy any Pentax FF that's reasonably affordable.
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Id keep my K-5 IIs, becauseI like its size and IQ.

And most certainly i would add a FF too if it turned out to be a fit for me.

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As soon as my economy would allow, I would get rid of the K-5 and get the FF. If it would not turn out to be a complete failure in one of the areas that are important to me.

All lenses I have are FF so no problem there.
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The FF is definitely coming and I am saving for it now, why else would Ricoh be opening up a big whole above $1300
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
b)Stay with top APS-C
Because there is no reason to go FF in 2012

Not with the current market trends, that is. Go APS or go MF, FF serves no real purpose.
11-27-2012, 06:31 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
Because there is no reason to go FF in 2012

Not with the current market trends, that is. Go APS or go MF, FF serves no real purpose.
Yeah, ~1000,- or ~10.000,-, who on earth needs something in between?!?

11-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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I'll stick with both.

Right now I only have one non FF lens (hooray for buying old, cheap stuff?) so I'd be generally set. I'd just need a new kit lens (which I'd assume would debut with this mythic FF camera anyhow) or press my FA28-90mm into a second life.
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If I have $3-4000 available I would go with the FF and a K-01 (or replacement). That way I keep the compact size of APSC (and still use my DA15) but I also get the FF camera.

But I wouldn't get a FF w/o buying a FF wide angle WR zoom (16ish-35ish) and the FA77. I have a lot of K/M/A legacy lenses (and the DFA100WR) to fill in any gaps but I don't have wide and the FA77 is on top of my list. I would probably also swap my DA40 for a FA43.
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I never advanced beyond ist ds and don't have any DA lenses
So I rationalize that half the cost of a 35 mm dslr is already covered by that saving.
Actually I am back to film, using MX and Ricoh slrs and fixed focal Pentax-M and Ricoh XR and enjoying it.
I use 35 ~ 55mm lenses mostly.
Re the crippled mount talk on the other thread, I can say the metering on the old slrs sure works well on film,
but I suppose the technology was too crude to carry into the dslrs.

I just got some Fuji X-tra 800 into the MX , I will try that at the indoor parties etc this year instead of the dslr.

I learned a bit about M4/3 on a low cost Oly last year. This year I am learning to use 6 by 9 and 6 by 7
In my opinion, 35 mm is the place to be, as a hobbiest and as a traveler.
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Once a successor to the current K-5 series becomes available, it will replace my current K-5. Should a FF show up, I would get one straight away and use them both. Lenswise this is not a problem. With the exception of the DA*16-50 all my lenses are FF ready.
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When the FF camera comes out and all those K-5s go on the market, I might pick one up. They should be selling for about $200.
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If (when) FF does come out, I'm more worried about the effect on the used lens market than anything. I doubt you'll see lenses like the F35-70 go for $50 in a Pentax FF world. For the last year or so I've been getting my FF/AF ducks in a row...
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I would love to use my old K and M lenses on FF, whilst being able to use my DA 2.8 zooms on a 12 or 18 mp crop.
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