Very interesting, thank you.
Kaelis: AND WHAT ABOUT THE FF ><
"They are asking for more lenses" Hell no, I mean yes but before that throw us a real new body to work with !
@kavolis : Yes I'm very interested in that point, Pentax could release a FF and tell officially what lenses we could use on it, because for now these are informations you only read in forums.
I'd be glad to put the DA* 55 in front of a FF sensor !
Cane: I wonder how many of you would actually buy a FF Pentax or just complain about what it doesn't have on camera forums? I am guessing there will be more talk than purchasing in this place.
@ziza2 : The 645D is perfect for studio photographers (except maybe for the speed), but for photojournalism, street photo or sports, even for concerts and dance shows, it's totally useless. It's for studio, period.
It's evident that there is a huge gap between K5-II and 645D, we hope Ricoh/Pentax would have filled it at Photokina, they didn't. It's a sort of a mockery to release a K5-II and nothing else. The Q10 is a joke, and if the K5 still compete with D300s and 7D, we, Pentaxians, don't have an alternative to the complete FF line-up of Canikon. Let's face it, they are nearly as FF bodies in Nikon current line-up as APS-C : D4/D800/D600 - D3200 - D5100 - D7000 - D300s.
We have nothing but a two years old camera with new AF, an ugly Q, a rebadged Tamron lens, a useless bazooka at 7K.
I really hope there's something to be announced in the next 6 months, even if it's not ready, just to keep us confident.
Not so much for sure, but it will attract new people to Pentax as a brand with a complete line-up.
Right now if I should start photography, I wouldn't pick again Pentax, but Nikon for the D600, or at least an other body but I would know that when I want to, I can upgrade.
I have the K5, and I feel stuck. I don't have the money for a FF right now, but if I knew Pentax had one on the way, I would start to put money in the bank.
Right now, you can't be a serious pro and work in Pentax, it's a shame because the K5 is brilliant, but you just can't work with a K5, you'll always look like a loser compared to photographers with 5D/D800, even if it's stupid, and it is. But that's the way it is.
We need a flagship for Pentax line-up, something to dream on.
Nobody but pros buy 1D-X or D4, but all customers know they're here, and they represent the finest product of their brand, top body, top technology, and you feel confident in your brand. You can't with Pentax.
I agree, there are no such lenses in Pentax current line-up, maybe they plan to launch a FF body with two or three FF lenses at the same time, or they also could consider the fact that Tamron/Sigma sell FF lenses for K-mount and launch a FF anyway, and then design some FF lenses.
But it's annoying how deaf they are about the ask for a Pentax FF, it's even more urgent now with the D600 and 6D, FF will be standard in 3 or 4 years. They can't miss that or they're dead.
AND WHAT ABOUT THE FF ><
Streetutopia: I like what Pentax is doing. I know a lot of photographers are into tech metrics but I am more interested in the image. Not the quality as usually quantified but simply the way it looks (aesthetics). Although I don't own a K5 I have felt that the images created by that camera are sensational.
I also believe not having an AA filter will dramatically increase the quality of the final image--more so than going to a 24mp camera.
Small size, weather sealed, great images, etc makes me a buyer for the "S" model.
Finally, I siimply don't understand why everyone is complaining at this time without first seeing the new camera's output/images.
Welcome to Pentax World, we don't have FF, so we know how to enjoy photographic tools instead of speaking of 5K$ cameras. We even do take photos, sometimes.
Barb Matheson: OK you learned Pentaxians, I welcome some advice. I have a K10D and am ready to upgrade. I am really looking forward to a better AF and would love a higher ISO than 1600.I was interested in the K30, but do you think the K-5 11 is worth the extra cash? I can't find much comparison to the K10!Video is not a big deal for me.Thanking you in anticipation.
I moved from the K20D to the K5 9 months ago, it is a way better camera, depending on your needs.
The AF is way better, very precise and fast, but still beyond Canikon for sports.
ISO's are fantastic, up to 6 400 with great quality, above it's a little more difficult, but fore Web publication it's still ok.
The viewfinder is 100% too, so better than 95% on K10D, and the screen is way better too.
The K30 is basically like the K5, but you can find the K5 at the same price now, so the question is K5 or K5ii ? If you really need a strong AF, wait for the new one, otherwise the first K5 is a real bargain now, i wouldn't consider the K30 because their prices are nearly the same, and the K5 still have the avantage on the K30.
I hope it will help you.
ENicolas: I'm considering buying a K-5 based on feature set and image quality - but the thing that holds me back is the small size: I have big hands and small cameras are a pain to handle. I tend to prefer Canon's tanks just on the physical size of the things.
So I just can't get too excited about mirrorless cameras shrinking even more. Someone needs to market handlebars for these things that screw into the tripod threads.
Buy the K5 battery grip - problem resolved and double autonomy.
By the way, doesn't it ring a bell that Pentax call the replacement of the FA50 a "standard lens" ? They're not dumbass ! If they call it "standard", it may be a clue.. The DA lenses don't mean like "DX" for Nikon, it is just for digital cameras, no matter the size of the sensor (for instance, the DA* 55 f/1.4 can be use on FF bodies). And after all, nobody saw the K-01 coming until two or three days ago. I pray for a FF !
Ouh Yeah ! I'm glad to see that Ricoh is wayyyyy more dynamic than Hoya was to move Pentax forward, we're back !
And this is good for everyone, the more competitive the market will be, more interesting the prices will be among Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Sony.
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