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View Poll Results: Who's going to stick with APSc
APSc only 15151.36%
FF only 113.74%
APSc and FF mix 13244.90%
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02-15-2015, 05:19 AM   #121
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If it's not much bigger then a K3.....i'll have a play....too large and probally if FF+43 = K3+31 I'm a goer...

02-18-2015, 03:50 PM   #122

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I voted for APS-C.

But this is for financial reasons only.
30-40 years ago, I was taking pictures all the time, nowadays only occasionally.

If - while I am still there and able to take photographs - a used Pentax FF in good condition can be bought for less than the equivalent of todays's $500, I may change my mind. And it should not be bigger and heavier than a K20.
But this may not happen for the next 8-10 years, if at all.
02-18-2015, 04:07 PM   #123
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I voted for a mix, but I'm pretty confident that:

- I won't buy any cameragear in 2015.
- I won't buy any gear from Pentax at the starter premium price (that I learnt from my K-3).
- I won't buy a hi-end FF from Pentax (if that is the choice for this release).

So we see how I feel about that in 2016.
02-18-2015, 09:29 PM   #124
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We just built a 5X7 reducing back for our Whole Plate view camera so I guess moving into a new cropped format. 😊

02-18-2015, 11:12 PM   #125
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APS-C for digital and 35mm film for FF.
02-19-2015, 12:42 AM   #126
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I love the idea that with both FF and APS-C bodies, most of my lenses will have dual personalities.

DA21 on APS-C and FA31 on FF will give the same field of view, but will offer choices between speed, flare resistance, compactness and bokeh. Sweet!
Want a normal lens? FA31 or DA35 macro on APS-C, FA43, A50/1.2 or DA*55 on FF. So much choice!
Macro? 35 limited on APS-C if you really want to rub your nose in it, DFA100 on either depending on how creepy the crawlies are, and bung it on the teleconverter if you're properly arachnophobic.
Compact travel kit? Leave the FF at home and pack the 15, 21, 43 and 77 limiteds. Wildlife a priority? WR long lenses on APS-C every time.
Low light concert or serious landscape trip? FF all the way.

No way I'm not having both
02-20-2015, 06:35 AM   #127
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FF for the FA Limiteds and my A50 f/1.2, K-3 for travelling and discrete Street shooting. K-3 + the 150-450 could be fun for reach though.

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