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02-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Quick question

Do you care about the quality of images with Pentax FF with film lenses or not?

I saw a lot of users complain that using film lenses on Pentax FF camera is ridiculous from other website.

For me, I don't care about it.

02-14-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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The thing is that old film glass wont have the latest technology available, and for some that will make a difference in quality. Eventually if everything goes fine, i guess that Pentax will start updating many of their old glass with their new technolgy ( motors, coating, etc ). But yes some people say that film glass can not take that much advantage of the modern sensors in image quality.
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There's some great old lenses out there. There will be no reason why many film era lenses wounld not be able to give good results on a new FF camera.
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I think a good film lens will still fundamentally be a good digital lens (I include, for example, FA 77, A 35-105 3.5, M 50 1.7 etc).

But bad film lens will often look even worse on digital.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
I saw a lot of users complain that using film lenses on Pentax FF camera is ridiculous from other website.
Link? I had not noticed that. In general the good film era lenses will be good on digital, the poor ones will be poor.
I'll let you know how it works out:

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Link? I had not noticed that. In general the good film era lenses will be good on digital, the poor ones will be poor.
I'll let you know how it works out:
So are you going to buy Pentax FF for testing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
So are you going to buy Pentax FF for testing?
No, I am going to buy it to make pictures with. But I'll be glad to test a few lenses on it as well.

Do you have that link to the complaints, I am really curious what the issue is. Or rather what they think it is
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No, I am going to buy it to make pictures with. But I'll be glad to test a few lenses on it as well.

Do you have that link to the complaints, I am really curious what the issue is. Or rather what they think it is
Unfortunately, they deleted the post and it was located in asian country. I'm trying to re-post it to see their responds again.

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Considering that many older Pentax lenses have already proven to perform great on Canon and Sony FF bodies, it is safe to say those people who are ridiculing the possibility to be at best willfully ignorant, at worst simply moronic.
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I am sure it will be fine

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/247282-pentax-lenses-ff-club.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Considering that many older Pentax lenses have already proven to perform great on Canon and Sony FF bodies, it is safe to say those people who are ridiculing the possibility to be at best willfully ignorant, at worst simply moronic.
+1. Well said.
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I've got a small pile of lenses from mid-60s screw mount Takumars through M-series, A-series, F, and FA that I am looking forward to trying out.

I have a couple I expect will be terrible, many I think will do fairly well, and a couple I think will perform superbly, based on their performance on film and on my APS-C cameras.

So yes, I care about the old film stuff, and I'm hoping the full frame camera will open up some new ways for me to use it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
Unfortunately, they deleted the post and it was located in asian country.
Too bad would have liked to see that. But if it was just one post I suppose it does not matter. Anyone who really knows much about good glass is not going to be swayed by random posts on the internet.

Odd they deleted the post though. You must have scared them off.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
I saw a lot of users complain that using film lenses on Pentax FF camera is ridiculous from other website.
that's ignorant rubbish.

i've put dozens of legacy lenses on the a7r, pentax at 28-50mm holds it's own... the only place that pentax is definitely weak is at 24mm on ff, for landscape use, but centered objects would be fine.

the longer pentax glass is probably good as well, i've just never looked hard at it, there is a lot more competition there.
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that's ignorant rubbish.
I would not get too upset, he later noted that it was only one post and the poster had since deleted the post so he could not provide a link to it. How that came to be "lot of users complain" is a little confusing to me but oh well. [shrug]
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