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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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04-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Would you buy a Pentax Full Frame DSLR? extended poll

I want to know a little bit more data about for whom will be pentax full frame.

04-20-2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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But to be honest it also has to be a camera that I can use for the work I do.
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But to be honest it also has to be a camera that I can use for the work I do.
Consider it's theoretical FF is your fulfillment of a dream camera.
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Can we again extend the extended?

To make the poll have the provision to buy more than one, because I will need to have a back up FF body as well.

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Can we again extend the extended?

To make the poll have the provision to buy more than one, because I will need to have a back up FF body as well.
I think more than one equals "have money will buy"
04-20-2013, 05:15 AM   #6
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Assuming a Pentax FF initially sells at $2399, then street drops to $1899, I would buy at that price point if it is = or better than a K5IIs is otherwise I can raie that money from sales of redundant lenses and bodies I have now (why do I have 11 50/55's).

I think the more important question is, "Will I buy lenses?"

The answer is, a few but I won't have money after I buy the FF unless I sell all my lenses. .

[EDIT] After the reminder below that this is a dream camera, if the K-mount was not crippled (i.e. aperture lever register enabled), with interchangeable viewfinders and modern flash capability.

But what is the point of a fantasy poll?

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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
I think more than one equals "have money will buy"
OK did that now.
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"Will I buy lenses?"
I'm kinda hoping they wont mess with the mount and then my current ones will work.

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I would buy IF it works as well with my old Pentax-M lenses as my LX does: Great viewfinder, non-crippled mount, etc. (Of course, not much incentive for Pentax to just a body to work with old lenses.)
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I would buy IF it works as well with my old Pentax-M lenses as my LX does: Great viewfinder, non-crippled mount, etc. (Of course, not much incentive for Pentax to just a body to work with old lenses.)
Remember it's fulfillment of a dream camera, so no "if" needed.
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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.
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Yes, I'd buy it. I'm too deep into the Pentax system to turn back now. lol
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Buying full frame

I would absolutely buy full frame. Most of my lenses are FF, and I using those I can gradually work my way into the new lenses Pentax would presumably make to support the new camera. But the lenses I would keep (my 15mm f/3.5, 24mm f/2, 35mm f/2) would look as they should and that's attractive. If they come out with FF they should transition back to FF for most of their offerings and keep just a few wide angle APS-C lenses for the K-5 and back digital SLRT users. Thenew teles would be easy for both FF and APS-C to adapt to.
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Yes, of course I would buy a $750 K-mount FF camera that is smallest DSLR om market, with best OVF and fastest AF. But I doubt that I ever can get a dream deal like this.

With more realistic expectation it probably take 5-10 years before I get a FF camera (if ever). Until then I probably get a mirrorless APS-C camera to use with speed booster to be able to use my old FF leses the way they where intended.
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Everybody's personal dream camera is completely different. So of the ones that vote that they will be buying an FF Pentax, only a few will actually really do so. And then of those few, only a handful will first adopters. Lots will be waiting for it to appear in the second hand market, or waiting for spectacular pricedrops. (See the K-01.) Those buyers are of no real use to Pentax.

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