Dillon Frazier: Let's face it, after all the new cameras recently announced, we still really only care if a full frame mirrorless is released by Nikon or Canon
No, just YOU and some few others, not WE.Mirrorless is good, but it's better to see both techs rise up for more.
Arizona Sunset: What AF lenses are available for the Pentax FF?
Does IBIS work during video recording? Do we think it will be line skipped or cropped video or both?
I've read somewhere that, unfortunately, IBIS doesn't work when on video mode, only digital stabilization.. Well, it's still better to use tripod and steadycam anyways.
As for AF lenses, there are A LOT of Pentax and Third-party AF full frame lenses available for this new Pentax K-1, and you can also use all the APS-C lenses on it when in Crop Mode also including in Full Frame Mode!Hell, you can even use 645 Pentax lenses on it via a dedicated adapter!
Here's a link for Pentax Lenses:http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/
And here's a link for Third-Party Lenses for Pentax:http://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/
Jorge Bayonas: It makes a lot of sense that Ricoh is pricing the Pentax K-1 low enough. There is no cutting edge (or jaw dropping) technology in it and the majority of customers are buying Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Olympus gear. So what is left to Ricoh? Market it at a low price is the only option - if Pentax would get the same interest as Canon or Nikon from all the consumers and professionals - believe me - the pricing of their bodies would be the same as Canon or Nikon.
@420deimos, that's true! But the case is that Pentaxians argue with fellow Pentaxians especially when the topic is about full frame. Usually, Pentaxians doesn't argue with CanNikOny fanclubs (there are some but rarely I see one)..
Keith57: Marvellous, just what the world needs, another old school, me too, flappy mirror big bodied heavy camera for old lenses.
DualSystemGuy: Meh, you can buy a brand new D810 for $2250 USD from Canada (2 year Nikon warranty), or $1999 grey market. Seems overpriced for the specs at $1799, but if you're heavily invested in the Pentax system I guess this would be exciting.
RedFox88: Only 11 years late to the game!
Roland Karlsson: Silly. Who the $%$#$% uses IR cameras for seeing through clothes? And walking around with a giant medium format doing so is just laughable. If you would fancy trying to do so, it is very easy to buy a much smaller IR converted camera on the net.
I believe this camera is way more sensitive to infra red light versus the cameras with fitted IR filter on it. This is not a camera for us typical photographers, and it's only sold to approved groups/agencies maybe like the FBI, NASA's astrophotographers, Museum scientists, paleontologists, etc. etc...
Here, look at their website and the sample images:http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info/2015/20151127_009960.html
This is not your ordinary and everyday camera. This would be a perfect camera for crime scene detectives and other agencies who needs special cameras to detect things unseen from our plain eyes and unseen by ordinary/typical cameras...
This camera would be great for crime scenes and evidence investigations...
wy2lam: I cannot spot any metering control and WB control on the switch, which is troubling. WB adjustments and switching among spot, segment, and centre-weighted are the most frequent operations...at least for me.
The Metering control is in the left side of the camera, just behind the Live View Button. The White Balance control is located in the left button of the four-way controls. Almost all of the important functions are outside and in physical buttons/switches.
T3: That LCD articulation looks pretty cool. Nice to see a camera company that's not afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to LCD articulation.
Yup.. That's Pentax! A lot of their features were thought outside the box.
mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.
It's simple. To use full frame format lenses (legacy and modern) in their full capacity, to achieve a narrower depth of field, and better low-light performance. A lot of photographer out there wanted to achieve lots of bokeh for their purpose of art and taste, many wanted to use their excellent old lenses the way it was designed and meant to be, etc.. There's no right or wrong here. It's a matter of wants, needs, and taste.
Osa25: Anyone releasing these kind of products in 2015 should at least attempt for some sort of aesthetic appeal. Form and function and are not separate poles.
Well, we have different taste on the aesthetic part. But for me, the design looks good to me.
I want and need this camera along with a (hopefully) 24mm and 35mm weather-sealed lenses...
LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: Its a tank! good to see the big dslrs still exist!
If you look closely, it's attached to the new Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 which is a rebranded Tamron 24-70mm VR. With that thing in mind, you can grasp the size of the Pentax full frame. The width of it is very similar to Pentax K-3, a small solid DSLR, but the difference is the height. It's taller than the K-3. All in all, this is a small rock solid full frame DSLR with lots of interesting new features...
lapomattiabarambaniviendalmare: Really too limited range...Why should i buy this one instead of a good and much lighter prime?
Primes are really great, and I love all my primes, but sometimes the convenience of a simple short zoom is a big thing. Sometimes, there are places where you can't change your lens, sometimes there are days you don't want to carry two bodies, and sometimes, even in low light, f/2 is just enough. This lens is a great added option for us photographers.
acidic: My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.
A cropped 24mm is still a 24mm, not a true 35. It's like you had a digital zoom.
mickeybphoto: See this is why I don't shoot Pentax anymore. I had been waiting years... years for a FF body and they are just about to finally have one. I was considering buying Pentax again , but wait, no great lenses yet, so I would wait. Now a further push back? Pentax is a great camera don't get me wrong, but my God, they are about 5-7 years behind everyone else. Come on Pentax, I know you are trying to be perfect and all but lets go. When you get to be good at something you become smooth. And as you become smooth, you then become fast. Pentax is already smooth, so wheres the speed?
I agree with you a little. Yes, Pentax was late in almost everything. But after Ricoh acquired Pentax, it's a great time to be a Pentax user. Every product they launch are exciting, eventhough it's late. Aren't you excited to see what Pentax FF camera and lenses can offer? I'm excited about it! Now, what I want to see Pentax to improve on is on auto focusing and video capabilities, and also want to see Pentax to produce are lenses with fast apertures...
Significant Other? =)
supeyugin1: Why do they need FF after thay converted all their lenses to APS-C? Pentax should stay APS-C, instead of going FF. It's more compact and lighter.
Instead of going against FF, why not promote it? Pentax-Ricoh can be good at multiple formats at the same time. Pentax APS-Cs are great, and with that, making it even greater (lowlight, dof, etc) by going up is a plus side to photographers and the company. If you ask us to use the medium formats, well, the majority can't afford or justify to spend for such format...