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11-20-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
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Sony A7ii -- what Pentax FF should look like?

I'm suddenly liking what Sony is doing with the announcement of the A7ii:

Sony Announces the a7II: The World's First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

This is precisely what I would hope to see in a Pentax FF (with an adapter for legacy lenses of course)

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11-20-2014, 07:55 AM   #2
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Bunch of threads already about this. Most people agree.
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Are you only referring to the 5-Axis IBIS or the whole camera in general, i.e. do you want a small Pentax mirrorless FF?
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Sony has some great marketing. Really hope Pentax come out with a FF (and not cost an arm and a leg). Im postponing my upgrade until Spring 2015, hopefully by then we will have some news (at least). If not, then K-3 it is

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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Are you only referring to the 5-Axis IBIS or the whole camera in general, i.e. do you want a small Pentax mirrorless FF?
I like the idea of FF in-body SR mirrorless with a proper adapter that would allow for AF on legacy lenses and also allow adapting any other prime lens from any vendor (maintaining in-body SR of course). I also like the EVF + focus peaking feature -- a key ingredient if you ask me wrt mirrorless, FF or not.

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$1600!!
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$1600 is definitely a lot of money. Since I am neck deep in Pentax I would use that money either for lens upgrades or save it for the future.
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$1600 isn't a lot for a full frame camera. That's a pretty amazing price.

11-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
$1600 isn't a lot for a full frame camera. That's a pretty amazing price.
Agreed. That is a bargain. CaNikon should be concerned.

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If not for me loving my DA*55 and wanting a DA 20-40 Ltd, I'd be eyeing this new A7ii pretty hard...
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A very exciting camera, indeed. I would love to see Pentax come out with a similar camera with a new mount and a legacy adapter. None of the major camera companies, aside from Sony, seem to think it's a good idea. I'd really love to see smart adapters like the Canon to E mount and the Sony Alpha to E mount, for Pentax and Nikon. I would hope that they could maintain full functionality(pipe dreams).
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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
I like the idea of FF in-body SR mirrorless with a proper adapter that would allow for AF on legacy lenses and also allow adapting any other prime lens from any vendor (maintaining in-body SR of course). I also like the EVF + focus peaking feature -- a key ingredient if you ask me wrt mirrorless, FF or not.

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You mentioned a key point here... if they also have a proper adapter that will turn any legacy MF lenses to AF, that will definitely be a game changer then who needs other brands?
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...and wouldn't it be sweet if that adapter ALSO gave you tilt and shift? (that would be killer)

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I'd see it in the 1,800 to 2K price range.
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And how exactly would an adapter work to turn MF lenses into AF lenses? Genuine question.
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