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06-24-2015, 04:13 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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Today I went to my local camera store to get a new gimbal head. The Tamron rep was there at the time and between him and the store owner I have these rumors.

#1. Ricoh is going to open a factory service center in the US in 2016.

#2. The new full frame Pentax will have the Sony 42 MP sensor from the a7R II.

#3. Tamron will be adding new Pentax K mount lenses because of the above.

06-24-2015, 04:16 PM   #2
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Well then. That means pricey camera body.

But didn't kenspo already say it wasn't the Sony 42mp sensor that was going to be used?
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I seriously doubt a Tamron rep knows anything about a Pentax FF apart from what he reads on this forum...
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And also.. if true.. then what makes a user want a 645Z system over this?

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And also.. if true.. then what makes a user want a 645Z system over this?
Better S/N ratio and DOF (you know the usual stuff).


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And also.. if true.. then what makes a user want a 645Z system over this?
Luscious MF feel and luscious raw files that can be pushed and pulled more than us currently even possible from a FF 35mm equivalent sensor. Well that's why I have one and not a Nikon FF or a Sony
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Better S/N ratio and DOF (you know the usual stuff).


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Luscious MF feel and luscious raw files that can be pushed and pulled more than us currently even possible from a FF 35mm equivalent sensor. Well that's why I have one and not a Nikon FF or a Sony

What it really be that much of a difference to warrant 2.5-3x cost? Remember this is the latest 42MP BSI sensor..
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There is a lot more to the image and a camera than the resolution.

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That said, #1 has me the most excited (if true). We could reallllllyyyyyy use company supplied service here instead of the contracted stuff we've got now.

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There is a lot more to the image and a camera than the resolution.

Well.. I figured sheer resolution would be the desire of someone going MF (landscapes and portraiture)
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I seriously doubt a Tamron rep knows anything about a Pentax FF apart from what he reads on this forum...
Yeah, and why would improved Pentax lens service (#1) lead Tamron to do #3? Crappy OEM service is one of the things that push us towards Tamron and Sigma.
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What it really be that much of a difference to warrant 2.5-3x cost? Remember this is the latest 42MP BSI sensor..
To me it is worth it. I was lucky to be able to afford it, but if you can you should try them both and decide for yourself. FWIW if the new FF is a step forward in AF speed as well as being FF and pentax Sony sensor goodness squeezed I may well look into it but for different photographic purposes.
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I'd love to have more aftermarket options. If I can get that 150-600 from either Tamron or Sigma I will.
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QuoteOriginally posted by unkipunki Quote
To me it is worth it. I was lucky to be able to afford it, but if you can you should try them both and decide for yourself. FWIW if the new FF is a step forward in AF speed as well as being FF and pentax Sony sensor goodness squeezed I may well look into it but for different photographic purposes.

Even with the new FF 42MP BSI sensor? It is all hype now.. but I suspect it will be a challenger to the 645Z in some (important ways).

There is an article on DPR that compares the new Canon 5Ds to the 645Z and the differences in resolution seem minimal.
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Having Pentax strike a deal with Tamron would be a clever move, since they will have so few lenses of their own to begin with.

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And also.. if true.. then what makes a user want a 645Z system over this?


Not making a top model as good as possible is self-defeating. If buyers go FF Pentax instead of 645Z, at least Pentax sells a body, which is better for Pentax than the same consumer buying a Sony.
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