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09-05-2015, 04:27 AM - 5 Likes   #16
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I won't buy it if Anna won't let me.

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I think all Pentaxians will be put off if the price is too high. I suspect that $1500 will be attractive, $2000 will be acceptable, $2500 will be a put-off, over $3000 will mean a long shelf life.
There are features that are a must, for example a screen that at least tilts, better if it tilts and swivels.
There are other features I'd like to see - there's a thread devoted to posting a wish list, but I doubt anyone designing the camera is paying attention.
I would LOVE to see a steel shutter button threaded for mechanical cable releases and backward compatibility of the flash system so that old TTL flash units would work properly, but that's pretty much an impossibility.

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09-05-2015, 04:49 AM - 1 Like   #18
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Price, Cost of new lenses, Size and Weight, AF performance.
09-05-2015, 05:01 AM   #19
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A plastic body. Unlike many on here I don't care about price, I can afford Leica cameras so buying a pentax won't be an issue.

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At any price, if it is overpriced.

But it won't be.
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I didn't have AF from 1958 till about 1990.
So, with a bright FF viewfinder and a good split image screen, I would be happy without it like I was in the old days.

Body and lenses would be cheaper by a big margin.
Well, lenses probably not so much. A closed loop can offer fairly precise AF even with the sluggish plastic mechanics of most of today's lenses. For manual focus, a return to the mechanics of at least the A series would be needed (Takumar quality would even be better).

File sizes would not be a problem if the FF had 16MP max. Which I would also prefer for noise performance.
With 16MP, cropping would still be ahead compared with 35mm colour film.
And I only once payed for poster size prints for the doors of a friend, of his beautifully painted new chopper bike. And for that, I did not even trust 35mm film ("FF"), and used a MF camera of my father. I think this was in 1977.
09-05-2015, 05:42 AM   #22
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Price, size/weight, and what the reviews say. Buying new lenses wouldn't be an issue for me, since I already have several lenses that would work for FF (31, 40, 77, M 100mm macro) and I could easily pick up one of the old 50mm lenses for cheap. I'm really happy with my K-3, and for me to want to buy the FF, there would have to be some area where the FF would give me a noticeable improvement (probably astrophotography), and it couldn't be so cumbersome that I wouldn't want to carry it around with me.
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AF performance. If it trails the leaders, then that is a big disincentive

09-05-2015, 05:52 AM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
- Early reports of bugs (eg in firmware) and hardware problems (eg sensor stains). Pls Pentax, get it right the first time.
- Reports/tests of poor IQ (especially in low-light) and performance (eg AF);
- Excessively high price.
- Incompatibility with current Pentax accessories (eg K-5/K-3 battery type, flash)
- Dramatic control layout/ ergonomic/ UI changes (which will make shooting alongside the K-3 awkward);
What he said plus significant size weight increase over K-3.
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Thinking about it, FF Mirrorless would actually tempt me more due to weight and size.
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Having purchased a k3 only a few short weeks ago there is little chance that I will be in the market for this camera for a while. If that wasn't the case I would be put off by any of the following:

If DA lenses that cover FF are locked into APSC crop mode.

Lack of intermediate crop modes between APSC and FF.

Much weaker than competition autofocus.

Further k mount crippling (loss of screw drive for example).

Too heavy or big - but this is quite subjective.
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Need, I'm not in the market for a new body right now, when that time comes I'll decide. By that time comes any early issues should be resolved and new APS-C models should also be out, and most the second full frame model will be out or on the way. I'll decide what the need vs finances is at that time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lev Quote
I think that the price will be around $1,500
Prepare yourself for disappointment.
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Price.... and the fact that I have a brand new K3 which I haven't learned to use fully yet.
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High megapixels. If it uses anything bigger than 36 megapixels, not worth the extra money for resolution I will not use.
Plus, bigger file sizes.
24 megapixels would be nice, 12 or 16 would be gratifying. But I doubt that would be the case. I think the marketing department would have final say over the engineering department.
Which is why we have historical precedence for snafus - K01, Q system, K-S1, Theta. All hemorrhaging precious funds..

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