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03-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #46
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No. I say again No. (But only because posts of less than 5 characters are not allowed. Otherwise I would have left it at No.)

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My number one consideration for purchasing a possible Pentax full frame; if it would accept or adapt to the existing PK lens mount. IF Pentax would elect to switch lens mounts it would divide the entire company.

Far secondary consideration; pricing. Nikon can do FF for how much presently?? By the time Pentax does eventually come out with their version of FF, Nikon would have dropped their price to what level?? Conclusion; I seriously doubt if Pentax could ever match both Sony or Nikon at their prices.

But IF Pentax can do FF for about 2,500 then I'll be first in line
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My number one consideration for purchasing a possible Pentax full frame; if it would accept or adapt to the existing PK lens mount. IF Pentax would elect to switch lens mounts it would divide the entire company.

Far secondary consideration; pricing. Nikon can do FF for how much presently?? By the time Pentax does eventually come out with their version of FF, Nikon would have dropped their price to what level?? Conclusion; I seriously doubt if Pentax could ever match both Sony or Nikon at their prices.

But IF Pentax can do FF for about 2,500 then I'll be first in line
But for the price Nikon does FF, is it worth it? Owning a D600, I know for sure I would have wished I spent the dollars and went with the D800. Crippled by 1/4000 of a second shutter, no front IR port, 3 image bracketing vs 5+, plastic front (metal mount, but on a plastic front plate... makes me worry about big glass), less AF points (even tho I never use them). Just for what I can scrounge up in my head quickly.

Now if Pentax released a FF that included all the best parts of the K5, D800, and gave us a 24mp FF sensor from the D600 for around $2400 I'd be over joyed. Having the additional features would be enough to jump up a bit from the D600, but if they did it for the same price (as most of the issues I have with the D600 are software I believe), then they would slam dunk it. But if they gave us a "crippled" FF like Nikon did with the D600, I would probably still buy it, but I'd be whining about it.

This is why i still use my K5 more than my D600 at the moment. The additional shooting features are just more advantageous to me. For portraits though, that is another story all together.
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pentax don't have to cripple a top end camera to protect another one (as per D600 / D800 or 6D / 5DIII), so it should just become an economics thing of what they can squeeze in for a given price tag.

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If the next APS-C camera, supposedly K-3, will be a 24 MP camera, I guess the FF should be overall better in build and specs, and have a higher MP count. I don'0t think Pentax could create a full frame K-5. It must be better specced in every aspect, to push "everyone" to upgrade. But that means price in the D800 ballpark, not D600 one. I think they could do it, there is still a big way to get to 645D price level.
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FF DSLR? I'd think about it. I'd need to see the viewfinder and AF performance first.
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Maybe. Like everything. (Except the K-01. That was one truly uncontrollable urge).

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Wow! It's a Dead Heat.

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YES 'If' I had the spare money lying around - I do want an upgraded main body (my current being a K7) I would jump at the chance. My Idea setup would be a FF body and a APSC body. The different field of view would give extra flexibilty to my current lenses.
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Sure I'd buy it, then I'd shoot jpegs and crop the pictures by 1/3.

Seriously, my current camera serves me well.
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Pentax needs to have a FF camera in order to become a respectfull DSLR producer and shake Canon/Nikon hegemony.

Accidentally, I would like to buy it myself (I believe it will be outstanding like k-5, and there is some magic in FF IQ for me).
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Probably not if its price is in the current FF range ($2000-3000+).

I would wait for rebates or second-hand.
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This would be the perfect time to release a FF camera, right after I spend my savings on a K5
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