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Well eat your heart out Pentaxians. Full Frame Pentax announced


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#1 dave's clichés

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:16 PM

             Well I said that things were happening fast and they don't come faster than what's been happening today!............................................... (well in Pentaxland)

 

 Pentax Full Frame camera announced!

 

 

http://www.pentaxfor...pplus-2015.html

 

 

 

   OK Dave game set and match!!   :D  ;)  :rolleyes:

 

 

 

   Now we've got till the end of the year to guess what the specs will be!

 

      Oh what jolly jolly fun,        it's made my day!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:28 PM

"Market Launch at the end of 2015"...means they will announce it's availability then...that it will be in the shops in mid-2016?   <_<

 

It's pretty early along, the sample in the photo is a plastic still warm from the 3D printer, you can see the printing topography clearly (click for high res):

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:34 PM

Looks like us Pentaxians have the forum all to ourselves this evening Dave, I'm going to grab a beer or six!

 

 Full Frame beer of course!     :P  :rolleyes:

 

Are you going to join me?



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:37 PM

And let's not forget the last first Pentax digital 135 body:

 

http://www.dpreview....entaxdigitalslr

 

Published Feb 11, 2001 | dpreview staff
 
PMA 2001: Today we got an exclusive hands-on with Pentax's new 6 megapixel digital SLR. At this stage they have an early working prototype which will power up and operate, the onboard software is still a bit rough but the body, controls and operation are already pretty much there.
 
Sale date Summer 2001
 
...and that was a working prototype!  The new new one still barely a plastic mock-up!  


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:38 PM

  Come on Dave lighten up it's party time!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:39 PM

Looks like us Pentaxians have the forum all to ourselves this evening Dave, I'm going to grab a beer!

 

Are you going to join me?

 

I have a bottle of Jameson here in my office for such occasions as these.  :rolleyes:

 

It's almost midnight in Germany and barely dawn in Australasia, so guess it's just us for a few hours.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:41 PM

Here's lookin at you kid!   "Clink"

 

 

Man that tastes goooooood!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:46 PM

The irony at times like these is I spent all morning repairing the AF system on my Nikor AFS 70-300 G ED VR 4.5/5.6, now it works,funnily enough took disassembly pictures on my K01 with the FA 50mm 1.4!



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:47 AM

Hm.. Can I join the party ?:) It's almost 2 a,m. at my place, I am sitting at work and cannot have a bear, but hopefully tommorow morning... :) Cheers.

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:54 AM

It seems our spanish friends have more info... 36Mpx, IBIS, and size almost like K-3. lovely

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:31 AM

Hm.. Can I join the party ? :) It's almost 2 a,m. at my place, I am sitting at work and cannot have a bear, but hopefully tomorrow morning...  :) Cheers.

 

A.

Of course welcome!  No worries I'll drink another on your behalf, your health and mine!   I take it your in Spain given we have the same hour (France).

      Ah MPs speculation, yes 36 would be nice, APS has 24 already need a tickle more for FF.

 

    IBS and bulky looking 100% OVF, looks big on the FF body means that the body is compact!



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:41 AM

It seems our spanish friends have more info... 36Mpx, IBIS, and size almost like K-3. lovely

 

A.

 

With that mirror box it looks like a shrunken Pentax 67

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:25 AM

With that mirror box it looks like a shrunken Pentax 67

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks, and indeed, mockup looks lovely. I am sure you know this video, for me it was the very  first association :). I am not in a big need for FF, however next year I'll be 40, so this could be a small gift from friends and family :))))

 

A.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:31 AM

  Morning guys,

 

  Man those full frame hangovers.........yeah, no crop factor.....ouch....and I haven't even bought one yet....

 

  Where were we?      Ah yes, 6X7 mirror-boxes, I see the similarity.  Always wanted a 6X7, now they're cheap as beans!

 

  Everyones guessing at the new camera name, someone suggested the..... "Pentax F1" ..... rolls off the tongue a treat, even if it is the last off the line. :o

 

  I guess things will be a little quieter today..



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:13 AM

Today, as it happens with hangovers, we will be in a bad mood and will look for drawbacks :)

 

What, non mirorrless? No EVF?

Too much (too little) Mpx...

Shortage of lenses, and legacy lenses are not optimized for digital high Mpx sensors...

Too bulky...

Why do we need FF at all - APS-C is good enough...

Too expensive..

Not enough focus points...

... what else?

:D :D :D

A>



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

<_< My

 

Today, as it happens with hangovers, we will be in a bad mood and will look for drawbacks :)

 

What, non mirorrless? No EVF?

Too much (too little) Mpx...

Shortage of lenses, and legacy lenses are not optimized for digital high Mpx sensors...

Too bulky...

Why do we need FF at all - APS-C is good enough...

Too expensive..

Not enough focus points...

... what else?

:D :D :D

A>

 

My hangovers are philosophical and good humoured!...((( :()))

 

 The mirror-less battle is for another day, today is for sitting back and bathing in the knowledge that in order to benefit from these announcements you going to have to wave goodbye to more than six grand!  Very much like the look of the D FA 150-450mm,  nice choice of FL. 

 

 I did wonder though if the AF point spread will be the same as in the K3/645Z ie a bit center screen!



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:19 AM

I wonder what took them so long? I mean, it's not exactly rocket science... But they'll have to roll out a comprehensive lens lineup to complement that camera. The 70-200 and 150-450 cover the tele end nicely, but what about the rest? After all, in my perception the only USP of Pentax was the trio of "limited" lenses (31, 43, 77) but as time went by these were getting outdated and good new options were appearing (say, the Sigma 35 which is available in any mount). So what will they have to entice anyone apart from diehard enthusiasts?

 

Today, as it happens with hangovers, we will be in a bad mood and will look for drawbacks  :)

 

Shortage of lenses, and legacy lenses are not optimized for digital high Mpx sensors...

That sums it nicely. They'll have to act fast and decisively on this one.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:04 PM

Wow, it's real! I guess hell just froze over, at least partially - let's see if it really get's released by the end of the year  :D

 

With that mirror box it looks like a shrunken Pentax 67

 

It definitely looks nice! Would be awesome if it had an optical viewfinder with magnification >0.7 just like on analogue SLRs (e.g. Pentax MX with 0.95 magnification). 



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:39 PM

I wonder what took them so long? I mean, it's not exactly rocket science... But they'll have to roll out a comprehensive lens lineup to complement that camera. The 70-200 and 150-450 cover the tele end nicely, but what about the rest? After all, in my perception the only USP of Pentax was the trio of "limited" lenses (31, 43, 77) but as time went by these were getting outdated and good new options were appearing (say, the Sigma 35 which is available in any mount). So what will they have to entice anyone apart from diehard enthusiasts?

 
 

That sums it nicely. They'll have to act fast and decisively on this one.

  Well, it is rumored that Hoya would have never alloud to make FF, so we should thank to Ricoh. Another rumor is that Pentax will reveal new roadmap on CP+, and it will include quite a few FF lenses. Yet another rumor is, that Pentax had FF (24Mpx) some time ago, but when Canon 6D and Nikon D600 were announced, they decided to wait and redo what they had.

  Concerning old lenses - FA 31mm, 43mm, 50mm f1.4 and 77mm are still in production, there is DFA 100mm macro, and in Japan one can get a new FA 20 - 35mm f/4. DA*55, DA 50mm f1.8, DA 70mm Ltd,  DA*200 and DA*300 are usable on FF also (DA*55 and DFA 100mm macro were tested on Sony A7R, link is here, and look decent enough).

    So, let's wait for Christmas.

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

Today, as it happens with hangovers, we will be in a bad mood and will look for drawbacks :)

 

What, non mirorrless? No EVF?

Too much (too little) Mpx...

Shortage of lenses, and legacy lenses are not optimized for digital high Mpx sensors...

Too bulky...

Why do we need FF at all - APS-C is good enough...

Too expensive..

Not enough focus points...

... what else?

:D :D :D

A>

 

Nice summary, ha ha.






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