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02-19-2016, 07:12 AM   #46
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No, what will I do with my 50-135 then?

Correct. There are plenty of reasons....

DA15 ltd, DA35 ltd. macro, DA* 55, Sigma 8-16, DA 10-17, DA 12-24, DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 60-250....
Next reason is shooting with long lenses. APS-C most probably will be the only alternative in this direction for next couple of years.
Even if Ricoh would develope new generation of lenses like FA*600 or 250-600, you won't have the same reach like DA560 on APS-C. Not talking about weight...

And I'm not sure if K-1 with 15 MPx crope mode can beat K-3 with 24 MPx.

So in my case: K-1 for landscapes and portraits (wide and normal lenses), K-3 (or next APS-C generation) for longer focal length.

02-19-2016, 10:58 AM   #47
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When I get the K-1, I'll keep my K5 as a complementary body when there's a point in having two with different lenses (concerts, shows). Or maybe take the K5 when I want to bring a camera "just if". The K5 is such a nice camera, I doubt I'll ever upgrade to a newer APS-c. FF is here to stay.
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Not really. I fully agree that we don't need such a stupid thread mirrored.
It is not because you fully agree with censorship that it makes it fair. I tend to think that a "stupid thread" should disappear through lack of interest, not by being closed off. After all, there was no offence.
02-19-2016, 11:33 AM   #49
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I won't be leaving APS-C any time soon. Although the k-1 can still do in crop mode, I would still prefer to use k-5/k-3 for stage and event photography. Besides, I don't like to use zoom lenses, so I need more than one camera most of the time.

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After all, there was no offence.

Well, you can still enjoy this thread

Not censored and equally worthwile.
02-19-2016, 12:29 PM   #51
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Depends on how well the K-1 performs. I don't need full frame, but I would like a higher performing camera. Much of it hinges on autofocus and the processing engine.
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What about you? Crop has some benefits as does FF. Would you be happy with just FF?
I am a big proponent of having multiple bodies. And the combination of crop-sensor for long lenses/macro and full-frame for wide to normal has proven to be a winning combination for me (basically, use the right tool for the job). As such, going forward I will always have both FF and crop -- I could even imagine adding medium format someday. The question is only which brand or brands that combination will entail. Currently I use Nikon D800 for my FF and Pentax K-3ii for crop. The new D500 doesn't meet my requirements at all for crop sensor. The new K-1 is pretty close to ideal for FF. But we will see where I go with it. Back in the days when I had a studio we had a half dozen different brands of camera so "mixing it up" has never been an issue for me. I find the whole "either or" proposition too limiting for my tastes.


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Well, you can still enjoy this thread

Not censored and equally worthwile.
Not censored, but having nevertheless a mod disclaimer at the beginning, as a kind of warning, I guess (don't do this again, kids). Don't get me wrong. I don't appreciate those threads more than you do but I like even less them being closed off, for no argued reason. In this situation, I cannot avoid thinking that these negative titles might be disapproved by some VIP and subsequently labelled as bad for business. Anyway, I think the question of the current thread is far more cleverly phrased. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Heh. No.
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After considering costs & related, I think I'm going to stick with APS-C for a long while. Don't get me wrong. The Pentax K-1 is priced extremely well. In fact it's almost like if Ricoh is trying to give them away at that price. I think it's the perfect full frame camera for me.

However, when you start taking full frame lenses into consideration, your wallet starts to feel the pain, especially if you have other hobbies & expenditures like I do. Like being a gearhead, owning a saltwater aquarium, traveling, paying a mortgage, & other expenses. Hahaha! Since I don't make a living from photography, I figure that I'll keep using my APS-C cameras & see what happens in a few years from now. Maybe full frames will be as cheap as $295 la K-50.

As for now, I'm going to get some APS-C lenses that I have been wanting to get. I'll be picking up a K-3 or K-3II when the next generation APS-C flagship is blowing the current flagships out. I'm guessing later this year or early next year for that.
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I can't see any compelling reason to get the K-1, for my needs. I guess the image quality will not be massively ahead of the K-3 ii. As it stands, it is basically a K-3 ii on steroids with a slower fps. Add to this, the K-3 ii is available for less than half the price of the K-1. Add to this the K-3 ii is smaller, lighter and allows a longer focal reach with the same lens, allowing a much more portable package. As soon as I can justify it I'd get a K-3 ii, that's if poor old Lazarus dies (my K-5 is called Lazarus since he has died twice and come back). The IQ from the K-5 is already stellar.
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The K5iis does all I need. It is not a matter of having more than 1 format as I currently shoot APS-C, and in film 35mm, medium format, 4X5, 5X7 and whole plate. The new Pentax would cost me about what it cost me for my Hasselblad system and that is my favorite system
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