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09-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #16
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I wouldn't anytime soon. Not for over $2,000, and I can't imagine it coming in any less. I would love to use my FA 20-35 on a FF DSLR, but I can always throw it on my ZX-7 with some Velvia - yum.

09-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #17
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I'm already switching the DA Limiteds with the FA limiteds. Just say the word, FULL FRAME! Don't say Medium Format, $9,000 is quite a ways away from $2,500. GO FULL FRAME!
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In the short term, no, in the long run, maybe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pixivixio Quote
For $2500 to $3000? Would Pentax FF be able to compete with the Nikon D800? I'm afraid that I rather switch system.

that's the question - would a Pentax 24x36 equal the D800? If so, I'd buy one.

09-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #20
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~$2000 is my budget for Pentax FF. Since I already have some FF glasses (Need a good zoom like the FA*28-70 or an updated one) though.

with Nikon D600 and Canon 6D, I am evaluating the cost of getting either 1 + a general zoom lens + a 50mm prime. Had to say they are tempting.
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Sure I would. It just bugs me to get less than half of the picture. But it would have to be pretty solid. All-metal construction, Non-crippled lens mount and a reasonable warranty. Give me that and I'll pay $3500.
09-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #22
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Most definitely I'd have a couple, all my glass is FF compliant and it would save me on multiple systems.
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I am quite satisfied with the image IQ from k5, don't anticipate that I need a FF unless the price range comes down to near 1 to 1.5k level.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
I've always wondered how many of us would buy an FF SLR within a $2500-3000 range.Ok, time to be honest, and give Pentax a good feed-back about the future,
I think most of us already have purchased a FF SLR, but it's in the $25-300 range ... PZ1, LX, K1000, MZ-S ....

But to answer your real question, I think I would buy a FF DSLR, although I'm especially thinking of one priced like a D600 or 6D. To pay $2500-3000 they're really going to have to make it worth my while, by giving it some superior features or performance.

I believe there are a huge number of Pentaxians who could be convinced to buy at $1800-2100, but not at $2700 without some compelling capabilities beyond the mere fact that it's FF.
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I would!

I would most probably try to buy one as soon as I can afford it. It's going to hurt but I really would like to have a better viewfinder, and shallower DOF, as well as be able to use my 31, 43 and 77 as they were intended. I don't care so much about improved IQ - as far as I'm concerned the IQ is already good enough on a K5. I just happen to like to be able to get that shallow DOF should I want it. I'm sure it's going to be heavier than what I have now (a Samsung GX-20) but I think I can live with that.

If there is no FF from Pentax I will still probably stay with the brand.

My 2 pennies.

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I would drop $3k on it, of-course $2500 would be better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
I believe there are a huge number of Pentaxians who could be convinced to buy at $1800-2100...
I have no idea what you'd base such an assessment on. In the end, a large number of the most vocal pro-FF Pentax shooters seem to want it more in order to "upgrade the status" of Pentax vis-a-vis Nikon/Canon but wouldn't actually pull the trigger. If they had enough money, most would have jumped to any of the contenders a long time ago. Pentax does have a great reputation for "bang for the buck" so the crowd it attracts will, on the average, be somewhat more strapped for cash than the Nikon/Canon community.

I would expect the exact opposite: the numbers wouldn't support production of such a camera and Ricoh understands that.
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Not at that price for sure. *Maybe* if the price ever comes down to 1500$ or lower, but then I'll make a choice based on the whole feature set, not just on the size of the sensor. The current state of APS-C sensor tech is more than enough for my needs.
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D800 Crop Modes

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I'd consider buying an FF just for the being able to get two different FoV's with the same lens. I already carry 3 bodies at times. Having one of the be an FF wouldn't be a problem. Imagine you have the perfect shot on your FA 31, but it's just a little too tight. You switch to your FF and have the equivalent of a 21 but with the 31 optics... instead of changing lenses you change bodies. Seems like a great way to get more out of your system to me.
A good idea that can be achieved with one camera, a D800/E.
I took the following pictures a few minutes ago to serve as an example of what Norm is saying.

Crop modes:
Full Frame NIkkor 35.1.4G

1.2x Crop Mode

1.5x Crop Mode (APS-C)

4x5 Crop Mode

What you save on buying lenses and a second body could finance the body.
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NO I would not

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