Full Frame getting closer ?


carmagw

Link Posted 01/02/2013 - 17:09
This may be of interest for some.

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Regards

George

col55555ine

Link Posted 01/02/2013 - 19:47
we will see... hope they do....
k-5 IIs, Pentax 60-250, 17-70, 100macro WR, 50mm F2,
AF50 F1.4, Siggy 10-20, Siggy 100-300 F4, ..Pentax Af 160 ring flash

Smeggypants

Link Posted 01/02/2013 - 23:12
"Tokina confirms"

Tokina haven't confirmed anything.

"A Tokina employee revealed " = Story is made up. Reminds me of the Daily Mail or The Sum. A 'source', an 'insider', a 'friend', etc

Non-story
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Dodge69

Link Posted 01/02/2013 - 23:33
Smeggypants Feb 1st, 2013 5:09PM
"A Tokina employee revealed " = Story is made up.


More Pentax news at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/news/tokina-confirms-pentax-full-frame-under-develop...


LOL

For more Pentax FF news, eat some cheese, drink some wine, go to bed and let your imagination go wild
Pentax pour des images riches en détails!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 01/02/2013 - 23:37
It's not even journalism.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Stanovich

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 08:55
Hearsay and speculation.

It's interesting that terms like 'full-frame' and 'APS-C' are ingrained in usage when the 'frame' of a digital camera is whatever size the sensor happens to be... (and I did grow up with 35mm)
K5IIs & ME Super with FA24-90, DA17-70, DA55-300, misc old primes; Fuji X20.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 09:05
Why the need for a full frame?

The K-5 with an aps-c sensor gives excellent results that can crop down and still be printable at larger sizes.

As for the need for Tokina to make 'FF' lenses, look in your camera bag and see what you all ready own.

I use my DA-40 on my MZ bodies, and my DA35, as well as all the older Fa lenses...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

K10D

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 10:40
Hardgravity wrote:
Why the need for a full frame?

We as Pentax users will always question the need for that which Pentax don't make but others do.

Best regards

JAK

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 10:45
Hardgravity wrote:
Why the need for a full frame?

Not sure that anyone really needs a camera at all, full frame or otherwise. But presuming one does what type one wants is a personal decision.

Back in the film days, should you be tasked with preparing a slide show, would you want normal 35mm transparencies or half frame (=APS-C more or less)?

With everything else being equal, the 'full frame' 35mm ones would have more definition, less grain, look sharper, less prone to dust. Doesn't that apply to digital as well?

John
John K

Algernon

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 11:00
JAK wrote:
Hardgravity wrote:
Why the need for a full frame?

Not sure that anyone really needs a camera at all, full frame or otherwise. But presuming one does what type one wants is a personal decision.

Back in the film days, should you be tasked with preparing a slide show, would you want normal 35mm transparencies or half frame (=APS-C more or less)?

With everything else being equal, the 'full frame' 35mm ones would have more definition, less grain, look sharper, less prone to dust. Doesn't that apply to digital as well?

John

No....
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

cabstar

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 11:56
I have full frame already.

mZ50 shoot film, processed at Tesco and put on a cd for £1.97 a lot cheaper and better than waiting for a full frame dslr...
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

giofi

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 16:21
JAK wrote:
Hardgravity wrote:
Why the need for a full frame?

With everything else being equal, the 'full frame' 35mm ones would have more definition, less grain, look sharper, less prone to dust. Doesn't that apply to digital as well?

John

Hi, it depends on which forum you ask.
Giorgio

Pentax Photo Gallery

JAK

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 17:47
I really find this a puzzle. If everything else is equal apart from the sensor size, eg a full frame camera that shares the body of the K-5 or its successor and even manages to be at the same price point (given probably not at first) would we still be asking why we need it?
I appreciate we aren't there yet but in case someone thinks that cannot happen the MX and ME were smaller than a K-5 and sensor prices are dropping so why not? If any camera manufacturer can do it it would surely most likely be Pentax.

John
John K

johnriley

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 17:52
There have been so many improvements that the case for FF diminishes with time.

At one time Half Plate might have been considered the preference of serious amatuerus, by the end of the film era medium format was as good as most of us aspired to, and 35mm film was actually better for many applications.

I find APS-C a convenient format and although I'm happy to take on board every improvement, I don't really want the extra bulk and cost of 24x36mm format.

Some will, in which case there will be something on the market for them.
Best regards, John

Hardgravity

Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 22:50
johnriley wrote:

Some will, in which case there will be something on the market for them.

Quite so John, no doubt the press 'togs will leave Canon and Nikon in their droves to buy a Pentax FF body.

Or maybe not.

At least the 'bigger is better' crew will have something to play with, not me though.

If I want FF I'll drag out one of the film bodies, either 35mm or 120 format...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.
Last Edited by Hardgravity on 03/02/2013 - 22:51
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