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10-20-2009, 08:13 AM   #31
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The Dpreview forums are currently down, but this was the link to the thread:

Pentax full frame DSLR in 2010, according to Pentax representative [Page 1]: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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I'll just wait for all those lovely DA gems to come up for sale.
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I would think any Pentax FF camera would include a crop mode to allow the continued use of DA-crop lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ewalk Quote
I would think any Pentax FF camera would include a crop mode to allow the continued use of DA-crop lenses.
Yes, like nikon etc.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
nope. that means buy your F/FA lenses now while supply lasts.
Has it occurred to you the FF body may be SDM only?
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QuoteOriginally posted by oshua Quote
FF means new Lenses right?
From Pentax on Facebook:
"Coming out with a full frame camera would not only involve the expenses of the camera design and production, but also a whole new series of lenses. Due to differences between film and digital sensors, it is not just a simple matter of reproducing old lenses, especially if you want optimal results."
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Pentax should use an APS-H sensor in its semi-Pro mid range camera like the K-7 and a full frame sensor in a Pro model.

This would clearly distinguish each camera range. All the DA Limited lenses would work fine with APS-H. I would keep the pixel count they are using now for the APS-H sensor to increase pixel pitch which would greatly increase high ISO performance, dynamic range etc.

Then keep the 100% viewfinder which would be much bigger for APS-H over the 100% viewfinder in the K-7.

This would give Pentax a great advantage in the semi-Pro camera range.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rico Quote
Pentax should use an APS-H sensor in its semi-Pro mid range camera like the K-7 and a full frame sensor in a Pro model.

This would clearly distinguish each camera range. All the DA Limited lenses would work fine with APS-H. I.
No. Not all DA lenses cover APS-H.

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Ogl I did say DA Limited lenses. Some of the DA wide zooms may not cover APS-H. Possibly the DA 15mm Limited may not cover and the DA 14mm.

Still APS-H would set Pentax apart from the rest of the pack in a semi-Pro camera.
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massive hike in prices? Pentax lenses are already too expensive.

Ancient screw drive F1.8 31mm Limited will cost you roughly a $1000 nowadays. It's a great piece of glass, but seriously, I have 2 systems and if I need to spend over a grand on this focal lens which one will I buy, this one or Canon 35/1.4L? It's a no brainier for me.



QuoteOriginally posted by LensScribe Quote
Yeah, safe to say if the rumour becomes fact, there's bound to be a massive hike in prices of F/FA lenses.

But I imagine that Pentax wouldn't pass up the chance to release some new lenses to go with the new body. After all, with cameras that last this long, they have to hook us with the accessories
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rico Quote
Pentax should use an APS-H sensor in its semi-Pro mid range camera like the K-7 and a full frame sensor in a Pro model.

This would clearly distinguish each camera range. All the DA Limited lenses would work fine with APS-H. I would keep the pixel count they are using now for the APS-H sensor to increase pixel pitch which would greatly increase high ISO performance, dynamic range etc.

Then keep the 100% viewfinder which would be much bigger for APS-H over the 100% viewfinder in the K-7.

This would give Pentax a great advantage in the semi-Pro camera range.
A clever idea, but who other than Canon makes APS-H sensors?
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A clever idea, but who other than Canon makes APS-H sensors?
Kodak was or is making the APS-H sensor that is in the Leica M8/.2.

Certainly though Samsung could manufacture an APS-H sensor if this was the direction they chose to go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by awo425 Quote
massive hike in prices? Pentax lenses are already too expensive.

Ancient screw drive F1.8 31mm Limited will cost you roughly a $1000 nowadays. It's a great piece of glass, but seriously, I have 2 systems and if I need to spend over a grand on this focal lens which one will I buy, this one or Canon 35/1.4L? It's a no brainier for me.
Too bad you wouldn't be buying a Pentax lens.

I could shop at Payless for Converse lookalikes...but they're not real Converse shoes.

Unfortunate that America has broken down into bottom-line shoppers...
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Certainly though Samsung could manufacture an APS-H sensor if this was the direction they chose to go.
I would much rather Samsung and Pentax go FF rather than stick with yet another crop sensor.

What advantages would an APS-H sensor even have over a FF Samsung/Pentax project?

It also doesn't make any sense that Pentax would have a complete line of cameras ranging from APS-C to APS-H to FF to MF. I doubt Hoya has the cash to completely revamp the entire line like that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Unfortunate that America has broken down into bottom-line shoppers...
Isn't the bottom-line what America is all about?
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