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07-02-2015, 11:04 AM   #31
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Personally, my best guess is that FF for Pentax will not work out as well as the enthusiasm you see among those who are active on a few forums, including this one. If that is the case, we are likely to see Pentax returning quickly to a strong presence in the APSc category where the recent offerings across major brands have been somewhat less competitive than in the past - especially when it comes to the higher end segment.

Of course, this is pure speculation. If FF takes off for Pentax, you are quite likely to see a return to healthy third-party support. Either way (continued strong Pentax support or greater third-party activity) it seems that the threat to APSc is not a significant concern. And I'm not known as optimist...

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Everyone, thanks for your input. I put together a starter kit and this is what I ordered this morning:
1 K-3 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
1 Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Pentax
1 smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Lens
1 AF360FGZ II Flash
1 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
1 72mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
1 72mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
1 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
1 32GB Extreme Pro UHS-I SDHC U3 Memory Card (Class 10)
1 32GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
1 D-Li90 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800mAh)
1 ProTactic 450 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black)
1 16GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card
1 Cut-to-Size Soft LCD Screen Protector (12 Pack)
1 Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
1 Solution Spray Bottle (2 oz)
1 BENRO GA169TB1 Go Travel Aluminum Tripod with B1 Ball Head
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