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View Poll Results: Has the K-5 changed your perspective on Full Frame dSLRs?
I never wanted/needed a FF dSLR 17750.86%
I've changed my mind - I don't want/need a FF dSLR anymore 5916.95%
I've changed my mind - I want/need a FF dSLR now 82.30%
I've always wanted/needed a FF dSLR and still do 10429.89%
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10-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Has the K-5 changed your perspective on Full Frame dSLRs

Has the K-5 changed your thoughts about FF dSLRs? Discuss...

10-21-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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If Pentax had come out with a FF at Photokina I would have considered it, problem is they do not have a range of FF lenses in current production to support that camera. I believe part of the reason they have not made a FF is that there just is not a sensor readily available to them.

I think maybe that is why Nikon has not updated the D700 yet, and it is overdue for replacement.

I am very happy with my K5 and really cant see I could take much better shots with a FF.
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My answer to this question is a little more complex than the options. The Pentax K-5 has made me more comfortable with my decision to stay with Pentax for the time being, but I still would be interested in picking up a full frame camera sometime in the future. It will be a little harder to justify the full frame expense now, though, especially as the cost of the K-5 drops.
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In my opinion, a camera with a 35mm* sensor would primarily be to get the intended FOV for pre-DA lenses. As as far as IQ is concerned, my wish for a 35mm sensor is even less now.


(* I generally refuse to call it 'full frame', even though it is arguably a standard for sports shooters and mostly the best compromise for photographic film, I don't think it is the optimal size for digital sensors, lens issues aside.)

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No, my opinion in this regard hasn't changed at all.
10-21-2010, 12:20 PM   #6
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I don't need a FF camera. I'd like to have such option though.
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I'd like to hear why people changed their mind from not wanting/needing a FF to wanting/needing an FF (option 3) because of the K-5.
10-21-2010, 12:33 PM   #8
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I'd like to have a viewfinder with 1.54x magnification, how about that?

10-21-2010, 12:34 PM   #9
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From an imaging perspective, it looks that way. Time will tell, but the K5 certainly looks good enough.
However, this isn't the be all and end all.
There is still the little matter of the little viewfinder, and unfortunately, no matter how good the K5 performs, it still has an APS-C sized viewfinder.
10-21-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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The K-5's IQ is very good, but I won't be selling my D700.

Draw your own conclusions...
10-21-2010, 12:43 PM   #11
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I too may have considered FF, but am more and more convinced that APS-C can deliver film-rivalling IQ. So I do think the K-5 is a very decent contender amongst the FF offering, making it affordable (for the enthusiast) and lightweight in comparison.
10-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #12
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Pentax has a FF camera in the 645D
10-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #13
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It has changed my perspective slightly, and together with the 645D has improved my opinion of Pentax's ability to deliver no-compromise equipment. However, I have my heart set on tilt/shift lenses and so far, especially for wide angle, that comes only with full frame.
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Whoops! accidentally clicked option #3

I really wanted option #2
10-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #15
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The option of 'a FF is still a FF and APS-C is still APS-C' isn't there which is what I would choose. IQ isn't the only thing that FF has to offer. Extremely shallow DOF is another reason for FF, something APS-C can't offer to the same magnitude.
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