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View Poll Results: how much would you pay for FF
Less than $1500 4517.24%
$1500-$2500 10339.46%
$2500-$3500 249.20%
any price!!! 20.77%
not interested in FF 8733.33%
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02-03-2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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how much would you pay for ff?

Another Poll

ok, I saw Richards post showing market percentages and how most people buy cameras under $2k and how most ff cameras are above this. So here is how much would you pay

(lets say roughly 15-20mp beastie with mostly similar specs to a k20d)

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Something around $2500 under current market conditions would still be OK, provided the rest of the specification would be up to date.
Compatibility with earlier lenses, including shaft-drive AF, is essential for me. Without this I could just as well go for Canikon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by philmorley Quote
Another Poll

ok, I saw Richards post showing market percentages and how most people buy cameras under $2k and how most ff cameras are above this. So here is how much would you pay

(lets say roughly 15-20mp beastie with mostly similar specs to a k20d)
Mine choice would be the second, only if it was spec'd at least as well as the Nikon D3.
02-03-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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Mine choice would be the second, only if it was spec'd at least as well as the Nikon D3.
Nikon D3 is $5000 and they have a large established pro customer base and a raft of FF lenses.

What makes you think Pentax can make one for $3500 and turn a decent profit when they have neither?

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QuoteOriginally posted by *isteve Quote
Nikon D3 is $5000 and they have a large established pro customer base and a raft of FF lenses.

What makes you think Pentax can make one for $3500 and turn a decent profit when they have neither?
One word: Samsung
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tbear Quote
One word: Samsung
Yeah yeah, right on. A year ago everyone was saying they couldnt build an APS sensor, now they can break the laws of silicon physics.
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Couldn't care less at this time. If (that's a huge "if") I ever turned pro (ROTFLMAO) It might be worth thinking about.
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I'd say around 2000-2500$. I don't think Pentax will be able to launch a (first) FF DSLR at this price, but this is what I'll be willing to pay.

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it will be 5-10 years before FF reaches the $2500-$1500 marks. FF is a pro feature, so bodies with FF will have all the other bells and whistles that go along with pro gear.

The first $1500 FF camera would be interesting, but it will oudoubtedly be an intro level, plastic body with very few features, no vertical grip, pentamirror viewfinder, lower FPS, slower af....bla bla bla. I'm not interested in a intro level FF camera at all.
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I'm going to pay around $1000 for the next camera body I buy in two or three years. Probably the same three or so years from that. If there's a full-frame body which also fits my other needs for that price, I might consider it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tbear Quote
One word: Samsung
I see no evidence that Samsung is even remotely interested in the pro market. Look at their P&S line up and you can see what type of market it is aiming at. Do you see any G9 type of camera?

To get to the top three in 2 years (their target), going FF is not the way. They need a strong foothold in the entry and mid level. Once they become established, they may go for "halo" product like FF. Even then, I think they would be more interested in making an EVIL camera (electronic viewfinder with interchangeable lens) or camera with HD video/GPS/WiFi/Phone/MP3.... the whole works rather than FF .
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QuoteOriginally posted by *isteve Quote
Nikon D3 is $5000 and they have a large established pro customer base and a raft of FF lenses.

What makes you think Pentax can make one for $3500 and turn a decent profit when they have neither?
Completely agree what the cost of a full frame is going to remain high. Limited market! As I said in my post, “Why the Obsession with FF” the market for PRO cameras is probably less than 200 thousand per year. The average photographer just doesn’t need that much power or speed. We are not making 60” wide direct prints.

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The poll results have so far surprised me even with my modest expectations. With so many cries for FF from Pentax, it looks like if they manage to produce a D3 beater at 20% less price, it would have sold 0 unit to those replied so far!

So people don't just want a FF, they want a really CHEAP FF!
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I would pay zip for full frame. They actually would have to pay me if they wanted me to use a full frame...
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QuoteOriginally posted by nosnoop Quote
So people don't just want a FF, they want a really CHEAP FF!
I bet even if they'll get that, they will complain about not enough fps, slow AF, small buffer, not so good viewfinder...
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