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View Poll Results: Would you buy a Pentax Full Frame DSLR? extended poll
I have money and will buy FF 7758.33%
I have money but won't buy FF 1410.61%
I don't have money but I want to buy FF 3325.00%
I don' have money and will not buy FF 86.06%
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09-27-2013, 03:01 AM   #46
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Of course I would buy a full frame Pentax , since I wish to use my K 28/2, K 28/3,5 , K 35/2 and FA 31 ltd.as they sould be.

09-27-2013, 08:08 AM   #47
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QuoteOriginally posted by Roger Gilroy Quote
Some of us kept our FF lenses, as it seemed to be the size which all manufacturers will get to in time,the 'sensor' sized versions, and their persuasive sales pitch to throw away your 'old' lenses and buy 'new' was, to me, a good way to get your money, for 'specially made for sensor size' lenses, then bring back the full frame so you have tho throw away all your 'new' lenses.
Pentax have always made sense over 'previous' mounts (ie 42mm) we can only hope that the philosophy stays for the FF.

So you're saying Pentax should bring out a 25x37mm sensor?
09-29-2013, 05:08 AM   #48
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
I honestly have to say - "I don't know". It depends on the feature set of such camera and how much it costs. I'm not going to waste money simply for a 24mmX36mm sensor without the feature set that makes use of that sensor.
#1, as noted, is the body has to fully support pre-A lenses just like the film cameras
#2, I want a focusing screen sized like those of the film cameras
#3, I want a focusing screen that supports both current AF style focusing and critical manual focus - - - this isn't a big request as 3rd party screens can do this for current bodies.
#4, it has to work with current non-FF digital lens - I don't need an automated crop mode; I can manually crop in post processing.

and then I want a feature not on current Pentax digital bodies
#5, I want FULL tethering, meaning I can view the equivalent of Live View on my PC (and ideally tablet OSes) and control the camera from my PC.
#6, needless to say, with a sensor this big, it should support 1080p video (24fps and higher) with external stereo sound, with continuous AF and auto-exposure.
If you consider this list, what you really want is a digital version of a PZ1/PZ1p

Think of this

1/250 flash support
Full aperture coupling so you can use K and M lenses
I would add I want both P-TTL and TTL flash support (like *istD)
I would also want HSS off camera to be supported with the in body flash (also like *istD)
I think a 96 segment petering pattern would be good as long as you can turn off the central 6-9 segments for split image finders
10-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #49
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I would buy one in a heartbeat.



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If the K-1 had all the rumored specifications of the K-3 (except having a 36x24 sensor) would you buy it?
10-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #51
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Sounds like a pretty revolutionary camera. Really hyped about seeing some test photos, especially with those new HD lenses!
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I would HAVE bought a Pentax dSLR, but...

At this point, I already DID buy one. Since Pentax STILL hasn't gotten off their rear end and come out with one, the one I bought is a Nikon. Still have my Pentax mount glass, so you never know, maybe I'd become a dual system shooter. Or maybe not.
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If the price is right, I would buy one. I switched from Canon to Pentax a few years ago for the K-5. I had a shot at FF Canon bodies, but wasn't ready for the FF financial commitment. Economics has to be a major consideration for Pentax/Ricoh as well...

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Sorry here. This information may be here. I am so struggling with this FF upgrade. I thought that I need to repalce all of my current pentax lens to a new FF lens. Someone just told me I do not.
I feel kind of lost in technology.
I need to be told. I need the new lens or I do not. And yes, I understand the difference in the WR lens and others?
Thanks
10-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #55
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QuoteOriginally posted by theoicarry Quote
Sorry here. This information may be here. I am so struggling with this FF upgrade. I thought that I need to repalce all of my current pentax lens to a new FF lens. Someone just told me I do not.
I feel kind of lost in technology.
I need to be told. I need the new lens or I do not. And yes, I understand the difference in the WR lens and others?
Thanks
For us to be able to tell you, you'd need to tell us what lenses you have. You very likely have some lenses that are FF capable and some that are not.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/183420-current...me-lenses.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/31629-da-lens...ts-thread.html
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Might do but have no real burning desire at the moment. I'm a bit behind the times perhaps using a K200 + focal range from 10mm to 300mm, but this and the MX1 have my needs covered for now. So as it stands today. No.
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I wouldn't mind an FF, however, I need lens manufacturers to get some new FF glass. My Samyang 85mm f/1.4 should work. My 18-200mm Sigma DC wouldn't, and I suspect the same for the Pentax 18-135mm.
APS-C will fit legacy FF, but the reverse is not true, meaning I'd lose out on a lot of glass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by formercanuck Quote
I wouldn't mind an FF, however, I need lens manufacturers to get some new FF glass. My Samyang 85mm f/1.4 should work. My 18-200mm Sigma DC wouldn't, and I suspect the same for the Pentax 18-135mm.
APS-C will fit legacy FF, but the reverse is not true, meaning I'd lose out on a lot of glass.
It's 90+% likely that Pentax would 'let' you use your old glass, like Nikon would.

Right now there are over 30 fullframe Pentax lenses for sale new, more than a lot of mounts have options. That's for a mount/sensor combo that isn't being sold... options should increase in the future, too.
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Yes, I will definitely buy a Pentax FF dslr. I've been waiting over a decade, and It's LONG OVERDUE. Many Pentax users have thousands of fantastic full frame k-mount lenses that need a FF sensor to get back to their correct shooting angles. APS-C simply requires to much extreme wide angle lenses, with the optical issues they bring, for my taste. An FA 20, 24, 28, 31 Ltd produce simply great pics and should be mounted on a FULL FRAME K-1 camera. The K-3, while nice, just doesn't move Pentax forward like a K-1 with FF sensor would. The entire digital world is moving to larger sensors, and Pentax better plan for this very soon. It's not hard to put a FF sensor in the K-3 body, after all, since the K-mount is sized for 35mm. Sony can do this in their sleep. Pentax, wake up and get going soon.
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I too want a Pentax Full Frame DSLR with a "K" mount and optical viewfinder, and I don't care how much (as long as its under $2500) it costs. I have collected too many K-mount lenses over the decades to switch over, and my most recent camera, a K-01, is not happy because it doesn't have an optical viewfinder and cant see to focus in bright sunlight. I ended up putting an LCD Viewfinder Loupe on it for now (Amazon.com: GGS Perfect Foldable LCD Viewfinder 3X Magnification for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Other DSLR Cameras by CowboyStudio (ggs3.0x LCDVF): Camera & Photo) but would prefer an optical viewfinder AND A FULL FRAME SENSOR.
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