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06-06-2014, 06:36 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tesla Quote
So will this be the year?
Unfortunately no! There are absolutely no signs and rumors! No lenses no mock ups. No nothing!! But apsc is ok they just need better live view autofocus for video!!

06-06-2014, 07:20 PM   #92
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Too early for rumors anyway. I think it's coming.
06-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #93
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Unfortunately no! There are absolutely no signs and rumors! No lenses no mock ups. No nothing!! But apsc is ok they just need better live view autofocus for video!!
And no reason for any of these either! Why cannibalize current sales? Unlike Canon and Nikon, Pentax is small enough to be able to keep most of their secrets until close to announcement time. And this is exactly what they've done, historically. Who should it be any different now?

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I'm not trying to fan the FF rumors, but just reporting what I heard yesterday. I purchased some items at my local camera store outside of Washington, DC, Ace Photo. They are a very large retailer and actually have decent counter space. Anyway, the owner did tell me the Pentax will be releasing a FF camera and it will announced at Photokina. Plus, they will be bringing back a number of older FF lenses. He is a Pentax shooter, using the 645D. Ace is very well connected with all the brands and I hope what he told me is for real!
Whether or not he has inside info, he's probably right.

Just think about it. If Pentax were to release 2 FF models, they'd instantly be viewed as on par with Nikon and Canon - and above schizophrenic Sony who can barely maintain 1 FF DSLR. Plus they have the 645Z which puts them above the others.

Most consumers view both Canon and Nikon as having just 2 FF models each (1 entry and 1 mainstream). $6000 pro models just aren't part of the picture for them. Pentax isn't ready to provide the full Pro support for that market anyway, so they can avoid it for now.

The only fly in the ointment would be if any Medium Format or FF mirrorless models are announced by Canon or Nikon. But neither has a ready MF lens lineup, so I think the whole MF market is unrealistic for them, unless they adapt/adopt someone else's mount. That leaves only FF mirrorless as the wild card, but for all we know Pentax is doing something there too.
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unless they adapt/adopt someone else's mount.
Maybe Canon and Nikon will adopt the Pentax 645AF2 lens mount. How cool would that be.

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Maybe Canon and Nikon will adopt the Pentax 645AF2 lens mount. How cool would that be.
Only cool for Pentax, I think. Too many lost lens sales for Canon and Nikon. More likely to see a partnership arrangement with Hasselblad or Phase One. But I don't expect that to happen either.
06-06-2014, 09:37 PM   #96
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It's probably the opposite of what I vote for so I voted No!
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FF..??

....it's Neverending story... :-(
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Full Frame? What's Full Frame?
No, please!!

06-06-2014, 11:53 PM   #99
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That is the question . I think YES !
06-07-2014, 12:00 AM   #100
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Too early for rumors anyway. I think it's coming.
Ditto ... and I think that it's coming, too ... maybe end of year for those holiday spending binges?
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Full Frame would be easy to produce.

All they need to do is put a full frame sensor into a K3, put autofocus on video and update/re-release some of the older FA range of lenses. They could call it the K35.
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as Pentax fans. i dont care anymore.
06-07-2014, 02:20 AM   #103
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There are already rumors for Nikon (D800s) and Canon (7D mk2) products.
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Kleinbildformat muß technisch nicht unbedingt sein, da der APS- Sensor auch seine Vorteile hat. Brennweitenverlängerung - Brennweite x1,5, Tiefenschärfe bei Offenblende - Blende x 1,5. Da jedoch so viele danach lechzen, sollte Pentax, einfach, um nicht noch mehr Anhänger zu verlieren, auch wenigstens eine Kamera im Vollformat bringen.
Ich bleibe bei der K-5, da diese sogar noch eine bessere Bildqualität hat, als die k-3. http://www.dxomark.com/.../Pentax-K-3-versus-Pentax-K5...
vollformat ist mehr ein Werbegag von Nikon und Canon. OK, wer unbedingt Nachts fotografieren will und dann nur noch Schärfentiefe im mm-Bereich nutzen will ...
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my guess: no. But updated FA Ltd. lenses - so the rumours about the mystical full frame "just around the corner" continue ;-) with arguments like "this is the year of the 645Z so they cannot launch a FF", "why should they update the FA Ltd. without having prepared the launch of a FF" etc.
It will be fun starting over our same old discussions again :-D ... in the meantime I will continue to save up to buy a FF by the end of this year, probably one where I can use my Pentax Ltd. lenses.
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