seems sigma begin a new camera appraoch like they have did with the lens sector!i like the design but sigma price for cameras are not logical some times!!!though it is great news to see a new mirror less compeititor and i hope pentax back to this type of cameras not the tiny Q!
if sigma could build a mirrorless then what are the reasons nikon ,canon,pentax couldnt!!!!i know there is k01 and nikon v 1 and j but it seems the 3 famous dslr makers are not convicted!!!!
645D: On paper, the K-1 looks as good or better than D800/D810 on most features, except one thing: is the AF as good as the latter?
again!!k1 is for pentaxians not for you Jorge!!every one there is knowing that !
colesf: "Part of the reason for all the interest in a full-frame Pentax is the vast collection of K-mount lenses that exist around the world."
Boy , oh boy. This lame argument needs to die a quiet death. It was lame in 2000, but now in 2016, it's irrelevant except for a few diehards eBay junkies. And that does not a market make. Do Nikon users jump up and down because they can use the old dust-filled relics in their closet? Do Sony users trumpet their AF lenses from the Clinton era? No, only Pentax and its fans use this bizarre marketing strategy. It would be like a third-tier car maker, like Suzuki, adding a cassette player to their cars so that baby boomers could play their precious English Beat and Journey tapes.
Besides the issue of lens availability, what exactly is the point of 36 mp? I think most photographers got over printing 4x6 foot prints when they realized huge prints are just narcissistic.
because the camera and the new lenses are not coming yet so they are talking ab out what they already know and experienced!!!
haha did i say!!!the company which made the fantastic A and k smc 50 mm f1.2 and the amazing fa ltds and da ltds plus fa* is capable of building amazing and better lenses today!!!Jorge ..what you dislike is what i like so dont try to change a pentax fan mind!!!!you know i have problem in my area to buy and sell pentax gears but this could not beat my love in pentax!!!
what is the funny here!did you looked at sony Milc users who use old pentax on their A7 series!!smc 50 1.2 which costed me 300$ will looks amazing with k1.
Sergey Borachev: How can anyone know if it's worth the wait, when we are still waiting for enough proper or native lenses? The worth of a camera with a couple of zoom lenses or some old manual or film lenses cannot be assessed yet. Come back and ask the same questions in a couple more years' time. At this time, the answer has to be No, not worth the wait because it is not very useful for most photographers without enough lenses, and, by the time there are enough proper lenses, this K-1 is too old and unlikely to be worth using when compared to other options. The K-1 Mark II may be, if Pentax can release or get others to release another 8 lenses including fast primes for the mount.
Except for those owning some old Pentax lenses, there is no point getting this camera. In 2 or 3 more years time, assuming there are enough lenses, you still have to worry about how well this DSLR camera in its Mark II form can still compete with ever more advanced FF mirrorless cameras.
you are talking to one waiting a long time for the born of k1.!!it is like the first kid!!!!
or sell me 51 af points!!!puting inside a big box like d810BTW I pre order k1!!!
okwho or what .. in your openion .. make a camera great!!design ovfaf points....all these cant make a camera great but yes the sensor can do.it is digital era!! a good camera is a good sensor.what if d810 has the best af system but the sensor is not good do you think any one will buy it!camera is a tool and i for my self buy features and quality since all are japaness brands!!
It's the first time I managed to complete reading an article to the end. It's well written and a mix of photography and history. Thanks dpr.
zakaria: @ Jorgepentaxians want your congratulations for their long awaited ff dslr k mount not compare it with nikon or canon!this is our day to the party!
look I have d610 with many ais lenses and one art lens.yes the camera is great but to be honest i didnt get the crispy pics which i used to get from my k3ii.i also have fuji xpro 1 with some dx prime.all i can say i miss my pentax k3ii and k5iis colors!nikon is nikon a big market compare to pentax but when talking about photography with fun then it is pentax !!
@ Jorgepentaxians want your congratulations for their long awaited ff dslr k mount not compare it with nikon or canon!this is our day to the party!
Yxa: Congrats Pentax on the FFIt's looking good and can possibly drive the price of FF cameras in general down
it will out outperforme them in terms of real photography and it realy did!!!!
matthew saville: Man, combine this little but rock-solid workhorse with the "known" success of the Tamron-Pentax 15-30 2.8, and I think we have a new astro-landscape champion on our hands. This kit'll give a D810A + 14-24 2.8 quite a run for its money!
but k1 price is 1800$ plus ps,anti moire,RS,FEATURES missed on d 810
Ricoh you make my morning happier than usual!!
//After years of promises and months of teasing, Ricoh has finally unveiled the Pentax K-1, a 36.4MP full-frame DSLR built around the K lens mount. It becomes the only conventional DSLR to offer a full frame sensor with image stabilization.
The camera is extensively sealed and features magnesium alloy construction. But despite its range-topping status and high-end build, it has a relatively low list price of $1799.//well said
My k mount dream camera finally!!!!Again and again thanks Ricoh you have achieved your promise to the real pentaxians. It is not just a camera it is a company new born!!!!
i like GR series but this version is so ugly!!sorry Ricoh !the black and the dark green are so beautiful!!!
Short but very nice video. More like this please!!
i like what iam seeing. when a serious photography work become a fun and pleasent!!!!