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View Poll Results: Would you buy K20D Super if it had FF sensor instead of current cropped one?
No, I think I'll never go Full Frame. 25244.06%
Yes, where can I pre-order? 32055.94%
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01-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #226
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Yes, as long as it has a 100% coverage viewfinder and automatic horizon correction. Can't live without these any more

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01-11-2010, 08:25 PM   #227
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As most of the types of photography I enjoy works great with the 1.5 crop view it would be nice to have a camera that would work well with wide view.

I'm doing more portrait lately so a FF if Pentax see fits to release one would definitely be on a wishlist camera to utilize the FA lenses that I already own.
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QuoteOriginally posted by faidoi Quote
As most of the types of photography I enjoy works great with the 1.5 crop view it would be nice to have a camera that would work well with wide view.

I'm doing more portrait lately so a FF if Pentax see fits to release one would definitely be on a wishlist camera to utilize the FA lenses that I already own.
DA55* is a great portrait lens that is significantly cheaper than most 85.

I can tell also that FA50/1.4, FA31ltd, FA43ltd and DA70 (I don't own FA77) are doing great for portrait.

I don't know in which conditions you are doing portrait, but if you don't need massive prints and can control lighting. The K20d and the K7 will compare nicely with any FF.

Regarding existing lens lineup, Pentax have the best and broadest lineup available for portrait. Period. I cited a few lenses that I own, but DA50-135 is another great portrait lens. Depending on the focal lens you need you have here - 2 "normal" (FA31, DA35)
- 4 "portrait" (DA40, FA43, FA50/1.4, DA55)
- 2 tele/portrait (DA70, FA77)
- 1 Macro (DFA100)
- 2 Zooms (DA*16-50, DA*50-135)

That's more than enough choice for portrait. What you bring you a FF ?

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02-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #229
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[langtitle=es]SerÃ*a de desear[/langtitle]

Poseo una K-20D y tiene los problemas tÃ*picos de no ser FF. SerÃ*a deseable una FF


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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
DA55* is a great portrait lens that is significantly cheaper than most 85.
One problem there, when it comes to a portrait lens the bokeh is one of, if not the, most important aspects (at least to me). And in full frame terms the 55mm f/1.4 is closer to an 85mm f/2 in that regard; and there are plenty of great full frame 85mm f/2's out there for far less than the $800 Pentax 55mm. Canon and Nikon both have excellent 85mm f/1.8's for $400.

Steve Huff just posted an excellent bokeh comparison between FF vs 4/3's. Obviously APS-C will be a bit closer to full frame than 4/3's, but this really illustrates the problem that cropped sensors have, especially at wide angles.

Testing Lens Bokeh on Full Frame and Micro 4/3 cameras | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

The Leica M9 at 35mm f/2 vs the E-P1 at 20mm f/1.7 is eye opening. The M9 shot has an almost 3D effect to it thanks to the soft DOF where as the E-P2 shot just looks flat and boring. The DOF differences isn't as big of a deal to me in telephotos (I think both are soft enough), but m4/3's is just producing way too much DOF for my liking in wide angles. Again, fortunately Pentax decided to use APS-C sensors which don't have quite as bad of a problem, but to equal the good old 50mm f/1.4 they are going to have to make something like a 32mm f/1.2....which would be ridiculously expensive.

Lets just say they somehow make one for $800; that means you'd have $1600 between you 50mm and 85mm portrait lenses where as the same thing would cost half that in full frame.
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Won't happen.
Always had this discussion and it never happens.
Dream on.
02-17-2010, 11:35 AM   #232
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Yes but they'd have to match the D700 pricing in orde to make it viable otherwise...
Oh and it would have to have the high sensitivity peformance to match!
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FF in a K7 Body

I want FF in a Pentax K7 size body.
Sony has two FF bodies but both are quite large.
Pentax has the reputation to produce smaller bodies so let's have it!
There has been times I have thought about getting a Sony FF but it does not make sense for me to have two different DSLR systems. Plus, I like Pentax!
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I really mean that....

I'm not talking about K1D which is upper class,
I want alpha900/D700 class FF at aggressive pricing.


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