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02-04-2015, 05:33 PM   #31
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I wonder if it will have the internal lever to mate with K and M lenses so that aperture can be known.

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That looks like the SMCP-FA31 limited on it, so it will be pretty small. Visually it echoes the Contax SLR design - which is a good thing, as they were very solid cameras.

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02-04-2015, 05:35 PM   #33
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I think I may be a two system guy for a little while though until Pentax releases a 135mm fast prime
There is already one FF lens available... sometimes hard to find mind, like my "Lady Luck (SMC Pentax-A* 135mm F1.8).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
In regards to appearance - Read the fine print:

Pentax Full Frame DSLR Officially Announced! - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com

Pentax Full-Frame Prototype (design subject to change)
Note: The specifications and exterior design of this product are yet to be finalized.
Yes, of course. However, unless there is a lot of empty space inside that prototype pentaprism housing, my comment still stands. Big, bright viewfinder! If only it would be replaceable like on the LX, but I'm not holding my breath, even if there's a lot of room for development, yet.

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I hope no one dies from all the over excitement LOL

I also hope a lot of the serial complaining subsides at least a little
It's actually a surprise that comment of any kind has been quite restrained, at least in terms of overall numbers.

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The only things that look Contax-like about it are that it is monolithic black, and the Pentax-standard top dial shares the same generic look as that on a RTS. But it's also a 3d-printed mockup without a real rubber grip or any of the various exterior decoration (raised logos, SR badge, etc.) it will eventually have. The 2 new FF lenses in their early demo mockup phases also looked much plainer but now have typical Pentax-style fancy decorations, including green rings.

Add a real rubber grip, badges and actual engraved logo in, and surprise, surprise, it looks just like a K-3 with a larger pitched prism housing, which is pretty much exactly what one would expect a FF Pentax flagship to look like.

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That looks like the SMCP-FA31 limited on it, so it will be pretty small. Visually it echoes the Contax SLR design - which is a good thing, as they were very solid cameras.



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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
It's actually a surprise that comment of any kind has been quite restrained, at least in terms of overall numbers.
The announcement came at an odd time if you ask me. I was at work and I scan the forums when I am on break (this one and several others) so that's when I saw it...but one thing is for sure... confirmed fact is a lot less exciting and interesting than unconfirmed rumor. Once it becomes fact then it sort of loses it's luster and becomes 'boring'. Just like all that high school gossiping.

I imagine as word gets out more we will have more talk about it. On the flip side now that Pentax will have a crop/FF/ AND a medium format what is left for people to complain about? Those folks are gonna have to start getting more creative! LOL

If they were half as creative in their photography....LOL

The forum might have to eventually do away with the FF section (my idea to create it BTW)

None the less all I need now is a 77mm to round out my amigos. When the FF finally rolls off the line I will be ready. I will buy one at some point. I just got a K3 and that isn't going anywhere any time soon.
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Let me help you out. Pentax needs a large-sensored mirrorless body with all new mount! Pentax needs a cinema cam! Pentax needs a 4"x5" digital LF with support for 1920's leaf shutter lenses! Pentax needs an orbital spy platform!

Can't you see Pentax is Dooooooooooooomed(tm)?!?!?!?!

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I imagine as word gets out more we will have more talk about it. On the flip side now that Pentax will have a crop/FF/ AND a medium format what is left for people to complain about? Those folks are gonna have to start getting more creative! LOL
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QuoteOriginally posted by alamo5000 Quote
I imagine as word gets out more we will have more talk about it. On the flip side now that Pentax will have a crop/FF/ AND a medium format what is left for people to complain about? Those folks are gonna have to start getting more creative! LOL

If they were half as creative in their photography....LOL

The forum might have to eventually do away with the FF section (my idea to create it BTW
Head on over to DPR. Beginning with the snarky announcement (Iit starts by reminding everyone Pentax 'announced' the MZ-D, so don't be sure you'll ever see this camera) the comments are bilious.

I feel dirty.

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I wish the camera the best success. This should be the king kong of the k mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Head on over to DPR. Beginning with the snarky announcement (Iit starts by reminding everyone Pentax 'announced' the MZ-D, so don't be sure you'll ever see this camera) the comments are bilious.

I feel dirty.
My whole theory is 'who really cares what those losers have to say?'

That said over the coming few years my prediction is the entrenched powers that be will be forced to recognize Pentax.

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Let me help you out. Pentax needs a large-sensored mirrorless body with all new mount! Pentax needs a cinema cam! Pentax needs a 4"x5" digital LF with support for 1920's leaf shutter lenses! Pentax needs an orbital spy platform!

Can't you see Pentax is Dooooooooooooomed(tm)?!?!?!?!

Your post made me literally laugh out loud.

Now that a FF is on the way can we PLEASE talk about actually taking pictures?
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I just happen to have my K-5 right here with my FA-31 attached, and, holding it up for a comparison to the image of the prototype, it looks about the same size, apart from the much larger Pentaprism. Also, the apex of the prototypes prism isn't flat for a flash housing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
the apex of the prototypes prism isn't flat for a flash housing.
yeah I noticed that too - unless pentax has been really clever in hiding the built in flash - the camera looks like it will be in line with the Canon XD and upper level Nikon DXXX FX format cameras, sans built in flash.

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The only things that look Contax-like about it are that it is monolithic black
And when you really think about it that is what I liked about Contax cameras.

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Pentax-standard top dial shares the same generic look as that on a RTS
The Contax RTS was anything BUT generic. The RTS is in my top five of the best built SLRs of all time.


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I was thinking - between the FF and the successor to the K-50 and potentially the Q7 and MX-1 and GR... are we looking at maybe 5 new cameras that'll push the envelope this year from Pentax/Ricoh?

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What are the odds of the HD DA primes that I've picked up recently working on a full frame platform?
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wow, finally. Hope they bring back full k-mount too (de-crippled) and full exif support with manual lenses like Nikon.
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