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01-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #301
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What a great idea. Might we one day see a FF de-crippled K-mount.

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The next opportunity to share this with Pentax/Ricoh is at CP+ (31.1.-3.2.2013, Pacifico Yokohama Japan): CP+ CAMERA & PHOTO IMAGING SHOW 2013

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/212069-pentaxforums-cp...ml#post2242598

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I would love to see this as well.

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01-18-2013, 06:08 PM   #306
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De cripple, the used market is running out of A lenses and meanwhile the M and K stuff is less than half the price but not worth the fuss of using for me on the "modern" DSLR's.
I wouldn't even bother with Pentax if not for backwards compatibility so this is kinda a big deal.
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A Full Frame DSLR needs De-Crippled mount!

I have a collection of A series lenses and would like to use them with a de-crippled mount. My K-5 does a great job using the A lenses but it is missing that extra function.
It will be much more important to me on a Pentax full frame DSLR so please make sure the mount is complete with aperture setting ring.
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Yes! The cripped K-mount severely weakens Pentax's claim to K-mount backward compatibility. Now imagine how compelling a FF dSLR with uncrippled KAF2 mount will be to owners of 35mm classic lenses will be.

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I've mentioned this before, but the sucess or failure of this petition lies on how Pentax/Ricoh views its company. If that view is that Pentax's primary interest is in selling camera bodies, I think it has a good chance of success. On the other hand, if that view is primarily that Pentax/Richoh is a seller of lens, it is in their interest to allow only enough backwards compatibility to retain its body of Pentax enthusiasts.

If we Pentax owners want to see this functionality in Pentax cameras, we need to assure Pentax that we will buy enough bodies to offset the potentially softer sales of its current production lenses.

I've owned a K-r for just over one year and haven't come close to maximizing its capabilities, yet at the same time I've already started looking for ways to budget another Pentax camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
I've mentioned this before, but the sucess or failure of this petition lies on how Pentax/Ricoh views its company. If that view is that Pentax's primary interest is in selling camera bodies, I think it has a good chance of success. On the other hand, if that view is primarily that Pentax/Richoh is a seller of lens, it is in their interest to allow only enough backwards compatibility to retain its body of Pentax enthusiasts.

If we Pentax owners want to see this functionality in Pentax cameras, we need to assure Pentax that we will buy enough bodies to offset the potentially softer sales of its current production lenses.
Either way they could be better served by having bodies with uncrippled mounts. if someone likes old lenses (like I do), they're currently better served buying a Nikon body, which doesn't cripple the old lenses in any way at all (assuming you buy an even moderatly expensive body, D7000 for example). Someone who buys a Nikon body isn't going to buy any Pentax lenses, or any other Pentax products either. (Possibly a Q.)
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201 #Bdfn Thomas W. [Heidelberg]
202 #Bdfn Dimitris E. [Athen]
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204 #Bdfn Michele S. [München]
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206 #-306 PPPPPP42 (I wouldn't even bother with Pentax if not for backwards compatibility so this is kinda a big deal)
207 #-307 GordonD (A Full Frame DSLR needs De-Crippled mount!)
208 #-308 Gray (Yes! The cripped K-mount severely weakens Pentax's claim to K-mount backward compatibility. Now imagine how compelling a FF dSLR with uncrippled KAF2 mount will be to owners of 35mm classic lenses)
Over 200 users already have signed this petition to de-cripple the Pentax K-mount (i.e. to restore the aperture ring coupler)!
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Great idea!
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would like to support this petition!
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sign me up. hopefully it comes out on the next round of bodies...
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Looking forward to the response of Pentax/Ricoh at CP+.
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