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09-19-2012, 04:47 AM   #46
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At $2100, yes. Sign me on the pre-order list right now!

$2500-$3000 is a different story. At that price point they have to produce a model that at the very least matches the d800. If the specs are very similar, then once again, I will fork over the money right now. But if they cannot match the specs of the d800 (most importantly AF points, sync speed, dual card slots, tethering, weather sealing) then I will be moving to Nikon.
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I would buy it in a heartbeat. If it costs less than that it will not be worth buying.
Those on this forum who believe they are entitled to an endless stream of bargains form Pentax need to grow up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I would buy it in a heartbeat. If it costs less than that it will not be worth buying.
Those on this forum who believe they are entitled to an endless stream of bargains form Pentax need to grow up.
Why? Dollar for dollar, Pentax has been the best for years. Why not continue that? In other words, if I've got X amount of $$$ to spend, you've generally been able to get more for that money with Pentax, as long as you didn't need stuff that was higher-end than anything Pentax had. And if you did, you wouldn't consider them anyway. But if I'm going to spend Nikon money to get a Pentax with the same specs and features as a Nikon I can buy for the same amount, then I'll probably be buying the Nikon. Nikon and Canon both come with a lot of advantages (both tangible and intangible) that are apart from the specific equipment I might buy. Pentax won't be able to catch up with that for years (if ever), no matter how brilliant Ricoh is. If Pentax stops competing on price, they are done...

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actually apart from sensor, top range aps-c dslr has some better feature set than a entry level full frame dslr.
such as better burst rate, better auto focus feature, maybe some other feature.
so for example my 7d is pretty good for sports. but 5d mark II and 6d is not as good as 7d for that.
same with nikon part.

so yeah. in return lose some sensor quality is fine for me.
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I doubt that I would. I enjoy working with Pentax but I shoot film far more than digital. With one exception, my film cameras are smaller and much easier to use. Scanning 35mm and medium format film gives me a very nice image to work with and the cost is far less than digital. For my purposes, the Pentax Q makes far more sense for my digital imaging than a monstrous DSLR.
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I would buy FF... But I'd consider waiting for version 2 (and probably used as I'm poor)... I'm viewing FF as a progressional... Something to which I can aspire...
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When I bought my *istD and battery grip and a 512mb card back in 2003, with the exchange rate in Australia at the time, I think it was almost $3000-00 then for that, so a 2500.00 FF in 2013 (10 years of inflation later) YES, I will buy one.

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Depend on the size and price.

well Sony has proved it doesn't have to be that BIG.

Pentax has made the smallest APS C, let hope that will continue with their FF product.
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I'm a smaller and lighter guy. I hike, xc ski, ride motorcycles, etc and size matters. The FF cameras I have seen are larger than I want to carry around, the Nikon D700 in particular. A friend has one. Next to the K5, It's a monster. A FF camera, close to the size and weight of the K5, would be something I would consider. I've recently developed arthritis in my neck so as time goes on, it's going to become a bigger issue for me. The K5 and Limited lenses offer a small, light system nobody out there can match right now and I would hope that if they build an FF camera they carry on that tradition.
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No, not interested in FF. If I had been, I probably would've bought a D800 already - $2,500 isn't that bad over here, after all.

The K-5 is more capable than I am anyway
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
I'm a smaller and lighter guy. I hike, xc ski, ride motorcycles, etc and size matters. The FF cameras I have seen are larger than I want to carry around, the Nikon D700 in particular. A friend has one. Next to the K5, It's a monster. A FF camera, close to the size and weight of the K5, would be something I would consider. I've recently developed arthritis in my neck so as time goes on, it's going to become a bigger issue for me. The K5 and Limited lenses offer a small, light system nobody out there can match right now and I would hope that if they build an FF camera they carry on that tradition.
The the D600 is too big for you as well...

D600 vs K-5

I don't know why everyone thought the D600 was just a FF in the D7000 body. It's quite a bit larger and just slightly smaller than the D700.

D7000 vs K-5

D600 vs D700

D600 vs D7000

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Well, the K-5 is tiny compared to anything of prosumer level. For me it feels like a D3100...

In comparison, my k20d seems big...and my (ex) D200 is HUGE!

I imagine the D600 is the same size as the D200, their mechanics look very similar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
A FF camera, close to the size and weight of the K5, would be something I would consider. I've recently developed arthritis in my neck so as time goes on, it's going to become a bigger issue for me.
Time for a Leica, I guess.
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Honestly, no. It's way out of my price range for something that's just a hobby to me, albeit a beloved one. I would love to have a big VF like in SLRs of old, and the low light capabilities would be nice. But $2500 is more than I've spent on all of my gear so far. I'd have to stumble across a winning lottery ticket or a large inheritance for it to even be realistic for me.

That said, I do want to see my preferred brand do well against the competition.
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