Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Barry Pearson
Barry Pearson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,890
Re: Pentax Full Frame

fakuryu wrote:

A 35mm DSLR format from Pentax may still be a few years off but some of the current lenses could "support" the FF format, at least was tried w/ film like the Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 and Pentax DA 50mm f1.8, yeah FF glass for less than US$200 (I don't know how much is the 35mm FF from Canikon) and not counting the Pentax DA 40 f2.8 Limited and the DA 70 f2.4 Limited.

3rd party support is already there like Sigma's new line of lenses does support the K mount especially that lovely 35mm f1.4 Art, Samyang lenses except their tilt-shift ones, Tamron has the highly regarded 17-50 f2.8 and also has a 70-200 f2.8 in K mount. Almost all of these lenses supports the 35mm DSLR format except the 17-50. So all in all, Pentax has a lot of lenses to choose from.

My own tests of my Pentax lenses on a 35mm camera are here:

Pentax Full Frame tests

That page also has links to posts to a couple of forums which give more details about tests of K-mount lenses on 35mm cameras.

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