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View Poll Results: What is your 12 month budget for FF?
Under $ 1000 (so don't get excited). 5621.05%
Between $ 1000 and 2000 for just a body. 11442.86%
Between $ 2000 and 3000 for maybe also a lens or an expensive FF. 6122.93%
Between $ 3000 and 4000 for body and a lens. 228.27%
Between $ 4000 and 5000 for a nice system with one body. 93.38%
Between $ 5000 and 10.000 for a system with 2 FF body's. 20.75%
Over $ 10.000 for a complete FF system. 20.75%
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10-04-2015, 09:54 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
So that would make a nice set.......
  • Full Frame body K-1
  • 15-30mm/f2.8 (Tamron rebadge)
  • 24-70mm/f2.8 (Tamron rebadge)
  • 70-200mm/f2.8 Pentax lens
  • 150-450 mm Pentax lens

So could they put this in a box for 9.999 dollar?
If they can do that Ron, I may just change my mind about needing a new full frame camera.

But I'm certainly not holding my breath.

As for a name, the K series has already been used exclusively for their APS-C cameras. I think this new camera needs to play off the LX genes. If they can actually pull that off then they may have a winner. But first glimpses at their mock ups look like they are wanting to build something that rivals the size of the Canons and Nikons.

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Budget is tight, but maybe people save some extra money over time.
12-21-2015, 07:52 AM   #93
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
So that would make a nice set.......
  • Full Frame body K-1
  • 15-30mm/f2.8 (Tamron rebadge)
  • 24-70mm/f2.8 (Tamron rebadge)
  • 70-200mm/f2.8 Pentax lens
  • 150-450 mm Pentax lens

So could they put this in a box for 9.999 dollar?
I'd say yes!
12-22-2015, 07:31 AM   #94
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Staying with APS-C so $0.
well said +1

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The K-1 will be expensive here in Oz and it doesn't look like the exchange rate will improve any time soon, so I suspect that I'll be staying with the K-3.

If I do eventually change over, I already have three excellent FF lenses (the amigos) and a few older FF lenses and they'll be my base kit. Any new lenses I buy will be FF, just in case, but I'm pretty happy with my line-up for now. I do like my primes.
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I will probably buy it when it reaches down to the 1000-1500 $ range. I just hope it won't take many years.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pioneer Quote
I'm still saving for my 645D. At the current rate the 645Z will likely be discontinued by the time I get there.
Ha same here. Not so much saving but waiting to see how low the 645D will actually end up at. If it hits $3 grand new then it might be very tempting. I can't shake the idea of having a medium format body even if it is a old CCD one
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Pentax prices for camera drop like bricks after one year, why invest before?
In case I decide for a FF camera this year, I will move away from Pentax. The wait for new lenses as well as the wait for a FF camera or any camera news are extremely long. Currently a decent lens for APS-C/FF is needed, plus perspective for more interesting FF glass. Interesting means: large aperture, modern AF, weather sealed or just DA*. I could not get my budget of last year down on a 70-200, who cares about budgets as long as there is nothing available to spend it on.... at Pentax.

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Because we might want to use that camera. Because higher end cameras' prices don't drop as quickly as mid and lower end ones. Because people just want to annoy you by buying a Pentax

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01-17-2016, 05:57 PM   #100
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QuoteOriginally posted by richmondthefish Quote
Ha same here. Not so much saving but waiting to see how low the 645D will actually end up at. If it hits $3 grand new then it might be very tempting. I can't shake the idea of having a medium format body even if it is a old CCD one
Well, I found one for uder $3K so it is now mine. I am sure that the 645Z beats it hands down but the 645D is certainly no slouch.

There will always be better cameras out there. At this point the 645D is the best one that I own. For me, that is what counts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Pentax prices for camera drop like bricks after one year, why invest before?
In case I decide for a FF camera this year, I will move away from Pentax. The wait for new lenses as well as the wait for a FF camera or any camera news are extremely long. Currently a decent lens for APS-C/FF is needed, plus perspective for more interesting FF glass. Interesting means: large aperture, modern AF, weather sealed or just DA*. I could not get my budget of last year down on a 70-200, who cares about budgets as long as there is nothing available to spend it on.... at Pentax.
I love an impatient troll.

If you want to splash the cash, the FF with 15-30, 24-70 and 70-200 would seem to be a sensational combination.
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He not only has no intention to buy the Pentax FF, but he's also trying to "prevent" us from buying it. Oh, yeah.
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I have most of the lenses I want/need for Pentax K-1 at this point (31mm, 40mm, 55mm, 77mm, 100mm, 200mm and 24-70mm). The only thing from a glass standpoint I want is a 20-ish mm prime. Doesn't have to be a fast lens, f4 would be fine as long as it is reasonably sharp wide open and flare resistant.

As for the K-1 body, I'm hoping it comes in around 2700 or 2800 dollars -- that would mean good specifications and no corners cut.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
I love an impatient troll.

If you want to splash the cash, the FF with 15-30, 24-70 and 70-200 would seem to be a sensational combination.
and what more will you need glass wise to start with? Seems like a great combo to me!
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Pentax prices for camera drop like bricks after one year, why invest before?
In case I decide for a FF camera this year, I will move away from Pentax. The wait for new lenses as well as the wait for a FF camera or any camera news are extremely long. Currently a decent lens for APS-C/FF is needed, plus perspective for more interesting FF glass. Interesting means: large aperture, modern AF, weather sealed or just DA*. I could not get my budget of last year down on a 70-200, who cares about budgets as long as there is nothing available to spend it on.... at Pentax.
I guess I would say that if you don't own any K mount glass then it is no big deal what you buy. If you have some relatively new, auto focus lenses that are full frame compatible then using a third party or, selling all of your gear and buying Canon/ Nikon equivalents isn't a great option.

As far as when you buy, that is an individual decision. I never buy gear based on resale cost. I buy based on what I need (or want) and if the cost drops after I purchase, that is the rent I have paid for the time I have used the lenses or the camera.

As far as decent lenses for full frame, the DFA 24-70 f2.8, FA limiteds, DA *55, DA *200, DA *300, and DFA 100 macro all fit the bill in my book. The 70-200 is coming, although it will be pretty pricey on release -- although it isn't as though Sony/Nikon/Canon 70-200 f2.8 lenses are cheap.
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