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08-01-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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First sub 2000 $$ fullframe

It seems that Sony has decided to take the situation in hand and release the world awaited sub 2000 $$ fullframe, namely the A850. Read it here
Ah la, la... I've been dreaming that Pentax would do it.

Sony has decided to avenge the failure of the A900 and it could be a very bad news for a brand like Pentax.


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08-01-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Also for Samsung, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic & Olympus... This will effect sales of the D700 &
5D MKII.. Than will effect Pentax!
Pentax made the right move in the 645D MF Project..
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Mmmmm 24 megapixel full frame, under $2,000, no video or unnecessary gadgets....if only this was a Pentax....(perhaps what the K7 should have been?)
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And if it fails, maybe Sony will go back and stick to P&S.

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Pentax would better come with some fullframe lenses on the next roadmap or things will seriously get rough about next year... just like when they hesitated so long to release a digital slr. They are still paying for that mistake.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jazzyboy Quote
Pentax would better come with some fullframe lenses on the next roadmap or things will seriously get rough about next year... just like when they hesitated so long to release a digital slr. They are still paying for that mistake.
Well, at least someone has picked up from where I left off.
This is Sony's swan song in the DSLR market, and is a desperate attempt to gain some market share.
If it fails, and I suspect it will, Sony will be out of the DSLR game.
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No video mode is a showstopper for me. When Pentax comes out with a FF version of the K-7 I will buy it since all of my lenses (15mm F2.8 to 2350mm F10 ) are FF except for the 18-55.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Well, at least someone has picked up from where I left off.
This is Sony's swan song in the DSLR market, and is a desperate attempt to gain some market share.
If it fails, and I suspect it will, Sony will be out of the DSLR game.
So true. Sony is laying down their guns and giving up if they don't put video in this thing. Not because video is necessary for an SLR but because its necessary to compete. At least pentax hasn't made this mistake. On the plus side, its possible that Pentax will find use for this sony sensor.

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Hum, it may be a swan song and lack the video I wish this sub 2000$$ fullframe was a Pentax.
Well I guess all I have to do is wait for the new Pentax lens roadmap...

I speak for myself. I shoot portraits and this camera with this kind of price is what I would be waiting for from Pentax.
I must say that I'm a bit worried when I talk about a sub 2000$$ fullframe and some people (some pentaxians) answer to me talking about the Pentax digital Medium Format (project)... Come on, be serious...

And to Slugger, Pentax can find no use to this 24Mp Sony sensor since they have an agreement with Samsung... I do hope Samsung has not abandoned the idea of a fullframe sensor and let us down.

Please don't kill me yet, I'm still a Pentaxian...I swear.

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This is something I thought Canon would have done. I may be wrong, but I suspect Sony may just shake things up in a good way with this.
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Pentax needs to deliver a pro body. I love my L-7....and yes it is cheaper...but I don't think the sensor is pumping out what we could see from full frame....and the 645d is a bit of a gimmic if they will only be delivering it in Japan. Pentax needs to have something people can look at to show they are serious. They have always had the 645 and 67....they should be at least be able to do 35mm in full frame digital.
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Just had a quick look at the manual. Now all I need is a Sony Alpha to Pentax K lens adapter.

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I didn't see it say sub $2000 anywhere. I am sceptical because sony is hardly a bang for buck kinda company.

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08-02-2009, 12:30 AM   #14
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Yes, the price seems to be just speculation so far. However, if A900's price is $2700, this can't be much more than $2000 - and if they want to really compete with the big brands, it just might be under $2000.

To me the whole tendency seems to be that FF prices ARE going down (D3 -> D700, A900 -> A850?) and when the price goes down, many APS-C owners go FF. And where will Pentax be then? Still no need to go FF as many here say? I wonder.

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When everyone is going Full Frame..
All the Pro's will go Medium Format Digital..
(competitive edge)
Then all the Pro's will say is if you are serious about Photography you need to be shooting MF digital!! Frame Formats are Class driven! How can a PRO justify there price when uncle Joe is shooting full frame format! Just like them?
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