"The full frame myth"

Started Dec 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gary Martin
Gary Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 4,352
Re: "The aps-c myth"

robert james wrote:

This article misses the point, IMO. Pentax Full Frame is absolutely critical to the future success of Pentax. Beyond the fact future FF sensors will out perform APS-C sensors, the real benefit to ordinary users is the ability use FF lenses at their proper focal lengths. Optical physics do not change. Lenses at often used wide angles like 20/24/28 are absolutely better, IMO, than their APS-C equivalents at 13/16/19. IT"S THAT SIMPLE. Less distortion and other optical problems.

In addition, as has been well pointed out here, the K-mount was designed for full frame. So it really makes no sense to keep cropped frame sensors in all Pentax DSLRs, when FF sensor fit just fine. The only reason cropped sensors were used in the first place was COST. This cost issue is rapidly disappearing and it is inevitable that full frame DSLRs will be in a K-mount, very soon ie 1-2 years for sure.

I would hope and expect Pentax would keep both APS-C and FF DSLRs in their lineup...The DA lenses are great also, and the K-5/K-3 are great. Adding a FF DSLR is a no-brainer and Pentax should produce one next year, IMO. They will sell like crazy.

Did we read the same article? It's not about Pentax, rather it's making the case that smaller sensor mirrorless cameras are good enough to alleviate the need for FF for most people - which is pretty much the *opposite* of the point you're making here. You are right about the K-mount, but I don't think the author or most of the audience for that article gives a rat's @ss about the future of the K-mount.

But then, why pass up on a perfectly good chance to hijack a thread into YET ANOTHER full-frame debate? That bloody mass of pulp on the ground was surely a dead horse at one point, amirite?

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