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08-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #796
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Does this mean if a Pentax FF is released soon, more people will be ditching their K-5s and K-30s in droves.. thus we will see a boatload of them in the want ads... with people begging us to just take them away for dirt cheap pricings??? That would be wonderful
nope!

you may never see my K5 on the marketplace, or used for that matter. The K5 replacement, be it FF or not, will just be a new primary body. the K5 will be reduced to backup, second body, or whenenver I want to be with a good old friend. I've never been as connected to my other DSLRs/SLRs as I am my K5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Two little things:

* I tried the K30 at my usual (small) shop, which means less than ideal light, and was very surprise by nervousity of AF-S. Also, LiveView speed was very fast. Quite faster than K5.

* Little bird told me (and no, can't tell you who, yes I know, I'd like to share but can't) that cheap dslr was indeed coming very soon. What's strange was the name, 4 numbers (no K-something). Maybe that's leak detector trick, though...
By this statement are you saying that a cheap FF DSLR is coming or another cheap APS-C DSLR?
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
* Little bird told me (and no, can't tell you who, yes I know, I'd like to share but can't) that cheap dslr was indeed coming very soon. What's strange was the name, 4 numbers (no K-something). Maybe that's leak detector trick, though...
4 numbers.... something like this?


...but seriously, if that number is going to be the final name, Pentax is again going to break their own naming conventions
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
...but seriously, if that number is going to be the final name, Pentax is again going to break their own naming conventions
Have they ever had one?

Oh, wait, they had one for a couple of years:
K100D => K200D
K10D=>K20D

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Oh, wait, they had one for a couple of years: K100D => K200D K10D=>K20D
Yup, also with the K-m => K-x => K-r and K-7 => K-5

Well in fairness to Pentax, with those name changes which happened per generation (e.g. *istD series => K10D/K20D => K-7/K-5) there were big design changes inside and outside the body, unlike let's say Canon's Rebel series.
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there are to many rumors about pentax FF, I have a Fa 24-90mm lens, and i am not sure it's a good time to sell it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
By this statement are you saying that a cheap FF DSLR is coming or another cheap APS-C DSLR?
Cheap, so APS-C. I would have used 'affordable' if talking about FF
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
4 numbers.... something like this?


...but seriously, if that number is going to be the final name, Pentax is again going to break their own naming conventions
LOL

Well, yes. But then it may be completely wrong.
The guy telling me was as puzzled as I was...

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Maybe the new camera is the Pentax 2012, then?
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Pentax K1000D?! World's most affordable FF.
08-06-2012, 02:11 AM   #806
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Pentax K1000D?! World's most affordable FF.
or the Pentax K999$
08-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #807
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there are to many rumors about pentax FF, I have a Fa 24-90mm lens, and i am not sure it's a good time to sell it.
I am with this same lens found new about tree years ago, and i find its potential so good i never thought i would sell it
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Call me crazy, but I see the future of any K-3 as replacing the 645D.

Pentax already have a medium format DSLR, so why is a full-frame 35mm DSLR impossible?

We’ve got to the point where a full-frame DSLR could carry a 40mp sensor;the 36mp sensor in the Nikon D800E outperforms the sensor in the Pentax 645D inmost regards and is only a tad short on actual pixels.

I would totally drool (still couldn’t actually afford) a scaled down 645Dwith a KAF mount (not crippled) capable of taking 645 lenses, or even 6x7 orM42 lenses, with an adapter and D lenses with software. Full mechanical controlof every Pentax or K-mount lens ever made.

Wouldn’t that be the best of all worlds?

I’d call it the K-LX and include interchangeable viewfinders (optical, EVF,waist-level) and even an upgradeable sensor for longevity.

The non-crippled KAF mount is critical. Pentax will remain the poor cousinon 3rd party support, with certain premium lens vendors providing a mechanicalK-mount only and no reason for us to expect that to ever change. The samevendors will continue to provide a full electronic EOS mount for Canon due tosheer volume that Pentax will never approach, so we can whine or hope for Pentaxto appreciate reality and make the bodies compatible.

I personally love a boxy body designs like 645D, Hasselblad and my formerlove, the Rollei 3003. A big chunky RHS grip like on the 645D makes it a moreconventional DSLR design, but different enough to straddle the pro and semi-promarkets.

I may be crazy, but I’d actually sell a car to buy one of those.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Two little things:

[...] (no K-something). Maybe that's leak detector trick, though...
No K-something makes sense... Maybe one last K-xD and then, off to L-series, M-series, Mz, P, SF. many possibilities
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisJowett Quote
We’ve got to the point where a full-frame DSLR could carry a 40mp sensor;the 36mp sensor in the Nikon D800E outperforms the sensor in the Pentax 645D inmost regards and is only a tad short on actual pixels.
Good point... But isn't that like saying a 36mp APSC sensor would be just as good as a 36mp FF sensor? The 36mp of the D800 may outperform the 645D, but it still hasn't got the same format with it's larger format advantages.
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