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01-27-2015, 03:25 PM   #1
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preparing for full frame

I was building my Q empire when that CES disclosed those lenses that appear to be full frame focal lengths. I immediately decided to sell my Q kit and get a DA* 55mm which surprisingly works well on full frame. Does anyone have photos taken with any other DA lenses on full frame? The falconeye thread doesn't seem to have photos from all of them or its just me. Does anyone have photos for DA 70? Also any other suggestions for preparing for full frame?

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btw 55mm is so nice on ff. Reminds me of the 40mm 2.8 on aps-c

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Buy 'F' glass:
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I only know of the two threads. You mentioned the one: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/31629-da-le...ts-thread.html

And the other one is here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/183420-curr...me-lenses.html

Really nice list, third party lenses included.
Anyway, pretty much all of my lenses already are either from the film era, third party FF lenses, or DFA and DA that project image circle big enough for FF. Just one perk of buying primes.

And keep in mind that if you have a lens that really projects a small image circle, you can still crop. I'm sure any Pentax FF would need to include a "crop mode"

Mostly I just hope Zeiss and Voigtlander might restart their K-mount production! They make some sweet primes, which are a little rare (or expensive) on the used market

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Without going on a LBA binge your quickest and easiest path to FF is the FA Limiteds : the 31mm, the 43mm, and the 77mm. Consider the FA 20mm for wide angle and the D FA 100mm macro for telephoto. Beyond that you will need to follow jatrax's lead and go used. I would say that adding a 135mm and 200mm to everything I mentioned would complete you completely.

On the zoom front I would recommend the FA 28-105mm f/3.2, the FA 28-70 f/4, and even the FA 28-200mm f/3.8 if you can find a good copy with a hood.

Other than that, you're just loading up on excess glass.

If/when a Pentax FF comes out there will no doubt be new lenses released or announced for future release.

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I bought an Asahi Pentax S1a so I can await a reverse M42 to K lens adaptor. Meanwhile, the S1a is proudly acting as a bookend on my shelf.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Buy 'F' glass:
Buy 'M' glass!


Seriously though, what a nice collection you have there!
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
FA 28-105mm f/3.2, the FA 28-70 f/4,
+1 both very nice, though build quality is not up to newer DA lenses.

QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Other than that, you're just loading up on excess glass.
Ouch............
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
you're just loading up on excess glass.
Sorry but you lost me. I can't seem to follow the point you're attempting to convey...?

I figured you might be using something other than English (easily forgiven - it happens many times here - we are an international forum after all), so I tried Google translate but it came up with no matches.

-Heie

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FA is the way.

* before limited but it's only an opinion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Buy 'F' glass:
As a fan of the F series aesthetics, I love that pic every time I see it.

Question: Do you have that pic bookmarked so that any time it's even remotely related to a topic at hand, you can just "whip it out"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
And keep in mind that if you have a lens that really projects a small image circle, you can still crop. I'm sure any Pentax FF would need to include a "crop mode"
I would also keep in mind that, with this in mind, DA lenses could theoretically be forced into crop mode on any potential digital Pentax FF body. I mean it is possible it reads the lens and would automatically set the mode regardless if the lens is otherwise fully functional with a FF sensor.
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So, you were building up your Q system, but then rumors of a FF suddenly have you abandoning the Q? If you are willing to jump between those extremes, maybe a 645D/Z is more likely to bring you happiness.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aoeu Quote
* before limited but it's only an opinion.
I thought I was a Ltd-type guy, but it turns out I'm more of a * lens shooter. I guess the fact that I've now sold all 3 FA Ltds proves it. Great lenses, but priorities prevailed and I ended up with three key * primes.

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So, you were building up your Q system, but then rumors of a FF suddenly have you abandoning the Q? If you are willing to jump between those extremes, maybe a 645D/Z is more likely to bring you happiness.
The best Black and White print I've ever seen was by Clyde Butcher. So you need to sell everything and move to a 16x20 camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EarlVonTapia Quote
As a fan of the F series aesthetics, I love that pic every time I see it.

Question: Do you have that pic bookmarked so that any time it's even remotely related to a topic at hand, you can just "whip it out"?
LOL, yeah it is an album pic saved here, you can then just 'attach' it to a new post without using any more storage space.

And I really, really need to update it, there have been additions to the family
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And I really, really need to update it, there have been additions to the family
Let me guess - 100 macro, 85 Soft, ... do * lenses count (I'm thinking 300)? That or the 17-28 FE.

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