Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Full text of the interview is here.
In reply to Joseph Tainter, May 3, 2013

Joseph Tainter wrote:

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Joseph Tainter wrote:

But perhaps they also have in development a digital version of something like the very nice FA 24-90, or some other normal zoom.

Anyway, I wouldn't consider lack of lenses to be a reason not to bring out a FF camera.

Yeah, all they really need right away is a pair of zooms, standard and tele.  Preferably, pro-grade f2.8 zooms.  Cheaper slow zooms can come later.  Then, one good wide prime, like 20mm.  The rest can take its time.

The FA 20 F2.8 is a very nice lens, about equal optically to the DA 21. A few years ago, the old version of Photodo rated it better than the 20/2.8 lenses from N and C. Only the Zeiss was superior.

Great, then they only need to redo the packaging to make it digital.  Along with the FA 35/2, and any other oldie-but-goodie designs that are sharp enough for a modern sensor.

But now comes the really hard part: how to brand and design the full frame lenses without aperture rings so everybody knows they're modern and digital, but won't confuse them with the DA series for APS.

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