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View Poll Results: Will you buy a FF Pentax, if one was available?
Yes, if it is a Pentax branded camera. 7918.20%
Yes, if it is a Pentax and/or Ricoh branded camera. 10023.04%
Yes, if it had the sort of specs you mention. 6013.82%
Yes, but only if it's priced no higher than, for instance, the D750. 5713.13%
No, I've bought a FF made by a different supplier. 173.92%
No, I don't need or want FF. 8319.12%
No - I would like to, but I cannot afford to buy a new camera. 276.22%
Yes, but only if it's available in forty-seven color combinations. 112.53%
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11-05-2014, 09:10 AM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
. Maybe I could aways keep the K-5 just for the 15, etc. ...
Why? The 15mm works great, you just have to crop. Hell you don't even have to rotate your body for portrait mode, and you get square, etc.

Keep your K5 as a backup or secondary body... but there's no losses in going FF...

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We're at 299 voters! (At least) one more please!
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Thank you for all those of you who have voted so far. With us now at over 300 votes (302) it means I can get more accurate with the polling. Updated results will be placed as soon as I have crunched the numbers!
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the DA 15mm would be replaced by a 20mm or 24mm prime...the lens i would miss is my DA 12-24. Good luck finding a sigma 12-24 15 or 20mm prime in k-mount, other wise you would be using a MF samyang\rokinon to get under 20mm in FF.

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QuoteOriginally posted by y0chang Quote
the DA 15mm would be replaced by a 20mm or 24mm prime...the lens i would miss is my 12-24. Good luck finding a sigma 12-24 15 or 20mm prime in k-mount, other wise you would be using a MF samyang\rokinon to get under 20mm in FF.
You're right. Finding a nice wide, wide-angle lens will be tough going in the current market.
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QuoteOriginally posted by y0chang Quote
the DA 15mm would be replaced by a 20mm or 24mm prime...the lens i would miss is my DA 12-24. Good luck finding a sigma 12-24 15 or 20mm prime in k-mount, other wise you would be using a MF samyang\rokinon to get under 20mm in FF.
Sigma have the 15mm f2.8 fisheye that is FF ready.. soooo.. mmm i think that at this point thats the wides that we can get. Ofcourse we will need something between 15 / 20mm and if is fast its going to be even better.
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I slowly get the impression that Pentax FF will be paradise for pretty much all Pentax users, not only those who want FF. Tons of people will upgrade and throw non-FF-ready lenses on the market and those shooting APS-C will snatch away loads of good deals
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Pentax FF will be paradise for pretty much all Pentax users
absolutely, I'll buy the FF right away and keep my K5 IIs as a second body for the DA 15 (a undisputable champion in wide angle)

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absolutely, I'll buy the FF right away and keep my K5 IIs as a second body for the DA 15 (a undisputable champion in wide angle)
And I'll buy all the non-FF lenses off you
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on the list of lens I own right now, maybe I'll sell the 18-200.
The others ? not in a million years
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But.. what if.. what if.. the pentax FF have the Crop Mode like Nikon and others do??? .. what if we can still use some great DA lenses with the FF just that we do it in "crop mode" .. so the 15mm will still behave the same, 16-50 too, and the rest.. just the already FF lenses will have some change there cuz they will behave as they were ment to since the begining.
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But.. what if.. what if.. the pentax FF have the Crop Mode like Nikon and others do??? ..
I'm sure it will. Makes a lot of sense. Hopefully 'crop mode' will be selectable 'On/Off' when a DA lens is mounted, so that users can experiment with current DA's to see which lenses work well.

Since it seems clear that some DA lenses will work fine on FF, perhaps Pentax may even put a database in the camera firmware of the 'cropability' of Pentax DA and other lenses, so the camera is aware of which DA lenses, for example, vignette heavily on FF and which ones don't vignette at all. Then 'Auto Crop' mode would apply a crop factor tailored for the lens mounted.
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on the list of lens I own right now, maybe I'll sell the 18-200.
The others ? not in a million years
I believe you mean "When they pry my cold, dead fingers from around it"
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I'm sure it will. Makes a lot of sense. Hopefully 'crop mode' will be selectable 'On/Off' when a DA lens is mounted, so that users can experiment with current DA's to see which lenses work well.

Since it seems clear that some DA lenses will work fine on FF, perhaps Pentax may even put a database in the camera firmware of the 'cropability' of Pentax DA and other lenses, so the camera is aware of which DA lenses, for example, vignette heavily on FF and which ones don't vignette at all. Then 'Auto Crop' mode would apply a crop factor tailored for the lens mounted.
Thats my hope.. cuz otherwise i dont have the $$$ to switch to FF that fast
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Thats my hope.. cuz otherwise i dont have the $$$ to switch to FF that fast
Don't worry - there's lots and lots of old Pentax FF glass out there!
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