Pentax FF rumoured announcement on 18th Feb...price rumoured to be about...


1stEverPentax

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 21:46
Usual Photorumors link...Here

1500 - 1800? Not bad to start with as it will surely drop within a couple of months.

McGregNi

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 21:56
Thats fairly reasonable.
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/01/2016 - 00:21
If you click through the links the rumour originates in a thread in the USA Pentax forum
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michaelblue

Link Posted 24/01/2016 - 00:22
1stEverPentax wrote:
Usual Photorumors link...Here

1500 - 1800? Not bad to start with as it will surely drop within a couple of months.

Pretty good considering the K5 was 1200 when it came out
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dangie

Link Posted 24/01/2016 - 20:09
I'd like to think it will be an announcement of a launch date but I'm not holding my breath. Unless of course the launch date has now gone from Spring to September.

Sorry I can't be more positive, but Pentax's history of announcements/delivery don't fill you with great expectations..!!
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Gwyn

Link Posted 24/01/2016 - 20:20
It is a Photokina year, so maybe they are waiting for that to launch it. It would be nice if it went on sale straight afterwards though.

JAK

Link Posted 25/01/2016 - 00:56
Pentax are showing a 2016 Spring debut for it and Photokina isn't until September. My guess is the 1st April as a payback for all the previous rumours that were doing the rounds in recent years.
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petercf

Link Posted 26/01/2016 - 16:05
Whatever happens all those lower priced FA lens will become un-affordable overnight.
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RobL

Link Posted 26/01/2016 - 16:25
petercf wrote:
Whatever happens all those lower priced FA lens will become un-affordable overnight.

I think not. This announcement is aimed at those of us with 35mm film era lenses as a reassurance that they will be fully compatible (and encourage us to buy the camera!) but Pentax will continue to introduce new digital FA lenses including, hopefully, a really good 'kit' lens for the launch.

johnriley

Link Posted 26/01/2016 - 18:19
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a really good 'kit' lens for the launch.

How about this: http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/lenses/pentax-lenses/pentax-k-mount-lenses/pent...

That looks like a good bet as a standard FF lens.
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 27/01/2016 - 08:01
johnriley wrote:
Quote:
a really good 'kit' lens for the launch.

How about this: http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/lenses/pentax-lenses/pentax-k-mount-lenses/pent...

That looks like a good bet as a standard FF lens.

Standard lens, yes, kit lens, no. Rather too pricey for that. Maybe there'll be a re-vamped 28-70mm f/4 as a kit lens. Personally, although I won't be buying the camera, I'd like to see it released with a prime kit lens - either a 35mm f/2 or a 50mm f/1.7. Re-vamped FA to DFA models, of course, with improved build quality, optics, coatings etc etc.

I think a prime kit lens would be good for Pentax as they've largely built their lens reputation on their primes rather than zooms.
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robbiec

Link Posted 27/01/2016 - 12:45
There is a standard zoom DFA 28-105 listed on the lens roadmap alongside the DFA15-30 f/2.8 Presumably this will be the kit lens offering?
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 27/01/2016 - 14:39
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
johnriley wrote:
Quote:
a really good 'kit' lens for the launch.

How about this: http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/lenses/pentax-lenses/pentax-k-mount-lenses/pent...

That looks like a good bet as a standard FF lens.

Standard lens, yes, kit lens, no. Rather too pricey for that. Maybe there'll be a re-vamped 28-70mm f/4 as a kit lens. Personally, although I won't be buying the camera, I'd like to see it released with a prime kit lens - either a 35mm f/2 or a 50mm f/1.7. Re-vamped FA to DFA models, of course, with improved build quality, optics, coatings etc etc.

I think a prime kit lens would be good for Pentax as they've largely built their lens reputation on their primes rather than zooms.

.....or a revamped FA24-90 - a superb little lens, with excellent IQ, ghostless coating and superb zoom range. I believe it was one of the last FA lenses to be introduced, so hopefully one of the first to return

I use mine quite regularly, and have a "spare" just returned from Son-in-Law loan
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dangie

Link Posted 07/02/2016 - 15:54
Should we realistically expect to see the new full frame camera on show at the upcoming Photography Show at the NEC in March, and more to the point if it is there then not just view it through a glass case but actually be able to hold and use it?
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RobL

Link Posted 07/02/2016 - 18:44
B
dangie wrote:
Should we realistically expect to see the new full frame camera on show at the upcoming Photography Show at the NEC in March, and more to the point if it is there then not just view it through a glass case but actually be able to hold and use it?

I want one in a shiny box I can take home!
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