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View Poll Results: Would you buy a FF Pentax or another brand or stick with APS-C?
Buy Pentax FF DSLR 18666.67%
Stick with APS-C or other format 8229.39%
Buy another brand FF DSLR 113.94%
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11-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
Glen Gould would have bought FF, if not medium format.
Glenn Gould would still be using a 10X8 view camera and shooting in black and white. Nothing else would be pure enough.

11-27-2009, 11:54 AM   #92
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I hope they offer a FF body soon. I would definitely buy it.
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How do you define "soon"?

Pentax's movement to larger formats over APS-C can be described as glacial at best.

So, in a geological timeframe, 3 years from now would be "soon".
11-27-2009, 04:11 PM   #94
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3 years wouldn't be soon, but I would still be interested. I'm sure I'll still be shooting with Pentax gear in 3 years.

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The lens issue would probably be the deciding factor. If it auto cropped the sensor when you put an APS-C lens on it then yes. If it meant more lenses then probably not, unless they came out with some FAST lenses, particularly telephotos to match.
All I want that we haven't already got is better high ISO noise performance( and maybe faster AF).
The next generation of sensor will hopefully sort that out. If it matches what the cough, C****7D, cough , appears to do then I'm staying with APSC.
I like the K7 size ( small is good!), much better than my K20
I like the resolution at 14.5MP
I REALLY like that I can use all my old film lenses.
I don't like spending money...........that I haven't got
11-28-2009, 07:15 PM   #96
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I'd definitely buy one....would likely be an early adopter as well.

11-28-2009, 10:22 PM   #97
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I would buy a full frame if the price is right. After I purchase ff I would still be interested in an APS-c if the features are desirable; like faster fps.

I have some ff lenses so I would be good to go whenever a ff comes out.
11-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #98
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The three FA limiteds alone (31, 43, 77) would prompt me to buy a Pentax FF.

time will tell...

11-30-2009, 08:38 AM   #99
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if ff comes out the 3 fa limiteds will be hotcakes
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QuoteOriginally posted by knoxploration Quote
A lot of this may come down to the wording, as well. It doesn't ask "Do you want Pentax to make an FF camera. It asks, ignoring price, would you buy one if they offered it. That's a very different question. Of course if an FF and an APS-C camera were of identical cost, a lot of people might opt for the FF - but in the real world, APS-C is always going to be at least somewhat cheaper to make, which means lower pricing. How many of those people would actually pay the extra for FF remains to be seen. The number who actively want an FF camera from Pentax regardless of pricing will be even lower.
When the "extra for FF" puts FF prices relatively close to where APS-C prices were when Pentax first came out with them, people will gladly pay the "extra" for what will be a better camera. I paid $1800 for a measly 6MP *istD when it came out, and it wasn't even a camera I really wanted, since I hated the "crop factor" from the very beginning - but it was my only digital choice for my PK mount glass. Would I pay D700/5DII/A900 prices for a FF Pentax dSLR with a viewfinder twice the size and FF format coverage for all of my lenses? You betcha! Once Pentax makes a FF dSLR, they won't sell me ANY APS-C dSLR at ANY price, no matter HOW much cheaper it is, because I wouldn't ever use it anyway.

As for those complaining about the prices, Pentax isn't making any money from them anyway, since they wait for the prices to drop to the point where the margin is basically gone before they buy. This is the reason why Pentax needs to make a FF dSLR - they need to go after the customers willing to pay for higher end (and higher margin) products, before they're all gone, instead of just "bottom feeding," which is how they got to being a marginal player after once being the top SLR seller.
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ah, since my lenses are capable of shooting full frame, it would sound interesting indeed to get a full frame (especially if it would have a viewfinder with full coverage). Then again, in the 'buy ye not lest there be somewhat of a need'-frame of thought, i would not buy a camera until my k20 was fully worn out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
If full frame gets to the point where it's priced like the K-7 with similar or better feature set in a similarly-sized body, then I'll bite.
exactly my thoughts. main factors of buying would be price and size.

i really would like to use my FA ltds on FF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 24X36NOW Quote
a FF Pentax dSLR with a viewfinder twice the size
No current FF camera has a viewfinder twice the size of the K-7's one; the frame is bigger but the magnification is lower. Even the 6000$ 1DsMkIII has a 100%, 0.76x viewfinder.
12-04-2009, 03:53 PM   #104
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yes FF will be my next photography investment
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
No current FF camera has a viewfinder twice the size of the K-7's one; the frame is bigger but the magnification is lower. Even the 6000$ 1DsMkIII has a 100%, 0.76x viewfinder.
92% of 100% of 42.25% is not far off, quite frankly, from 76% of 100% of 100% (excuse me, the FF viewfinder referenced is 1.96X the size - close enough for me).

While we're on the subject, there is nothing preventing Pentax from making THEIR FF viewfinder BIGGER than anyone else's FF dSLR viewfinder, which would differentiate their product in a way that would make it superior to the competition. What a concept! Maybe they should do that!! Make a BETTER FF dSLR than Canikon, and then maybe actually MARKET it.

Do you prefer that Pentax remain married to mediocrity permanently instead, by shackling themselves forever to the APS-Compromise cropped format?

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