Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

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oklaphotog Senior Member • Posts: 1,049
Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

http://photorumors.com/2013/04/24/pentax-working-on-a-new-professional-aps-c-based-camera/

Quote: "Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today."

I wonder how it will be different? I think this is really exciting. I shoot Canon, but have a k1000 on the collection shelf and have a fair bit of time behind the VF of a 67 and 645N AF. Pentax makes great gear. Hopefully this is a beam of hope for you guys. I wonder what the time frame is for this camera, and what are they going to do about a lens line up. There is plenty of great used lenses out there for FF K mount, but many people will want to buy new glass. I would assume they may bring back some of the older fast zoom and prime designs with SDM and coating updates, or have a ton of lenses in development waiting for the release of this camera.

MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 33,902
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

I predict a FF mirrorless with a new mount, thats not really what i want, its what i predict.

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Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body
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MightyMike wrote:

I predict a FF mirrorless with a new mount, thats not really what i want, its what i predict.

It looks like it, and hopefully no and just stay with good old OVF

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JoeDaBassPlayer Veteran Member • Posts: 3,591
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

I would expect a full frame to have focus peaking/live vew like the K 01 or K30. BUT, have AF and FP continual while shooting video.

Musts for me are:

Focus Peaking

Microphone input with vu meter

Reasonably small size

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Re: "different than anything else available today"
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I predict a bright yellow body instead of basic black.

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anthony mazzeri Senior Member • Posts: 1,976
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

fakuryu wrote:

MightyMike wrote:

I predict a FF mirrorless with a new mount, thats not really what i want, its what i predict.

It looks like it, and hopefully no and just stay with good old OVF

How do you arrive at a new mount from "different than anything else available today"?

There are several new mount systems available for years now already, so that's definitely not anything different.

Different than anything else available today. Does that literally mean any other cameras, or just other full frame DSLRs. If the former, whatever it is that will make the new Pentax FF special hasn't been done by anybody else already so will be difficult to guess until we see it.

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Jim King Veteran Member • Posts: 8,107
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Note that the rumor comes via RiceHigh.  Don't bet the farm on it...

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kenyee Senior Member • Posts: 1,512
Mirror paint colors?

22codfish wrote:

I predict a bright yellow body instead of basic black.

I don't think we've seen mirror reflective paint on any DSLRs yet

p.s., we've heard the "it'll be different" comment before w/ the FF rumors.  I'll believe it when I see it.  The 645D took forever to come to market...

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Marc Newson design

"Marc Newson could being working on it external body design"...

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Andreas Stuebs Contributing Member • Posts: 871
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

oklaphotog wrote:

http://photorumors.com/2013/04/24/pentax-working-on-a-new-professional-aps-c-based-camera/

Quote: "Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today."

I wonder how it will be different?

How about a camera which handles like cameras of old? With an aperture ring and an "A" setting like the good old FA lenses - nobody does that anymore on APS-C. 4/3 or FF

The Named of the Camera? the LX-1 (we have H vor APS-c, MX is taken, LX is free .... )

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Or a Fixed 17-55mm f2.8 lens on FF body?
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Jokes apart, a good fixed zoom lens on FF body could be a RX-1, X100s, etc, killer.

Cane Senior Member • Posts: 6,900
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body
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Andreas Stuebs wrote:

oklaphotog wrote:

http://photorumors.com/2013/04/24/pentax-working-on-a-new-professional-aps-c-based-camera/

Quote: "Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today."

I wonder how it will be different?

How about a camera which handles like cameras of old? With an aperture ring and an "A" setting like the good old FA lenses - nobody does that anymore on APS-C. 4/3 or FF

The Named of the Camera? the LX-1 (we have H vor APS-c, MX is taken, LX is free .... )

I don't think Pentax wants their target demographic sitting in God's waiting room.

Robgo2 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,652
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

anthony mazzeri wrote:

fakuryu wrote:

MightyMike wrote:

I predict a FF mirrorless with a new mount, thats not really what i want, its what i predict.

It looks like it, and hopefully no and just stay with good old OVF

How do you arrive at a new mount from "different than anything else available today"?

There are several new mount systems available for years now already, so that's definitely not anything different.

Different than anything else available today. Does that literally mean any other cameras, or just other full frame DSLRs. If the former, whatever it is that will make the new Pentax FF special hasn't been done by anybody else already so will be difficult to guess until we see it.

If Pentax can produce a FF DSLR that is as small as a K-5 (or smaller), that would be a notable achievement that would qualify as "different."  I, for one, would be very interested.  However, I think that EVFs are going to replace OVFs sooner or later, so I would like to see this feature as well.

Rob

Model Mike Veteran Member • Posts: 3,338
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

I don't think it'll have an EVF, simply because Pentax are behind that particular curve.

IMO the difference will be in size/ergonomics. Speculation of course, but it's fun to speculate.

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MightyMike wrote:

I predict a FF mirrorless with a new mount, thats not really what i want, its what i predict.

But the rumour says "Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR". A MILC would not be a DSLR.

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Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 11,524
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body
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Quote: "Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today."

It will have the word Pentax on it?

Thank you
Russell

Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,650
Re: I'm betting on K-mount

From all that I've read so far, Pentax seems pretty dedicated to the K-mount, so I believe that the Full frame camera will have just the normal bayonet K-mount. I don't think it will be mirrorless either: for a while everyone at the Olympus forum (I switched from Olympus) was singing the "death of the DSLR-gospel" due to the rise of the EVF, but that take-over has more or less come to a standstill now that mirrorless has just taken its own place alongside Dslr. There are serious downsides to mirrorless that won't be easily solved in the near future, and certainly the quality Full frame OVF can not be replaced by a long way by an EVF. I read a while ago that Pentax had been considering an EVF for a possible FF camera, but soon put that aside, because research had shown, that the large majority of possible FF adopters greatly preferred an OVF, and is that not júst what makes FF so attractive, the large viewfinder. No, I think we will see a "traditional" K-mount FF with OVF, the uniqueness will lie in other innovations, and I'm glad personally: I have four Zeiss primes waiting for that Pentax FF!

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Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 5,300
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Jim King wrote:

Note that the rumor comes via RiceHigh.  Don't bet the farm on it...

He's not the source, though (always check the source, when it's via RH!). The source is a Chinese site - http://www.pcpop.com/doc/0/900/900149.shtml- and since there were pictures we can assume the interview actually took place

However, I don't see anything new from the Japanese interviews some time ago.

Alex

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MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 33,902
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

audiobomber wrote:

MightyMike wrote:

I predict a FF mirrorless with a new mount, thats not really what i want, its what i predict.

But the rumour says "Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR". A MILC would not be a DSLR.

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Dan

Hmmm... maybe a digital LX ? tons of accessories and features

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Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 5,300
Re: Pentax China Confirms FF DSLR and Pro APS-C body

Russell Evans wrote:

Quote: "Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today."

It will have the word Pentax on it?

Thank you
Russell

Well, if Pentax is working on a Pentax full frame DSLR using the Pentax K-mount, I guess they will have trouble deciding the brand...

Alex

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