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First Sample Images From The Pentax Full Frame DSLR Released

Pentax has released the first sample photos from its upcoming full frame DSLR making its debut in 2016.

Posted: 14/12/2015 - 15:43

Pentax FF DSLR

Back at the start of 2015, Ricoh confirmed that the full frame rumours were true after they announced that a Pentax full-frame (FF) DSLR camera was under development. At the time, it looked like the new DSLR would be available at the end of this year but a new website, released to the World in September, announced a new arrival date of 'Spring 2016'. 

Since September, the site's been pretty quiet (apart from adding some history on the full frame format) but now there's a new development that Pentax is whetting your full-frame appetite with.

Images Captured With The Pentax Full Frame Camera 

The new development comes in the form of two images captured on 'a camera under development' which as they're on the Pentax Full-Frame website, suggests they were captured with the upcoming FF offering from Pentax. 

The first image, of some foliage, was captured with an SMC PENTAX-FA 85mm f/1.4 IF lens at f/1.8 with a shutter speed of 1/160 and ISO100. The second shot, of architecture, was captured with an SMC PENTAX-FA 24mm f/2 AL IF lens at f/10 with a shutter speed of 1/1600 and ISO400.

Floral shot

Architecture

As well as the images, the Pentax FF site also has some new text informing us that the camera is compatible with all K-mount lenses. It says: "The new Pentax 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera is equipped with an image sensor for 35 mm full-size images and uses the K-mount lens system. The camera is compatible with all K-mount lenses, such as the FA lenses, which can be used with the same angle of view as with 35mm film cameras. As for the APS-C-size image sensor, the DA lens series, the cropping function makes it possible to use the APS-C-size center portion of an image. By changing the settings, you can also choose a 35mm full-frame angle of view. The D FA lens series - which is beautifully suited to digital images - covers all of these capabilities, including, of course, the 35-mm full-size angle of view."

dcweather
Posted 15/12/2015 - 21:53 Link
Is that really the best they can come up with image wise? Practically every picture in our gallery is better than those. I can't see the point of showing these two decidedly average images at this stage unless it's just to prove it exists!
tyronet2000
Posted 17/12/2015 - 12:42 Link
dcweather wrote:
Is that really the best they can come up with image wise? Practically every picture in our gallery is better than those. I can't see the point of showing these two decidedly average images at this stage unless it's just to prove it exists!

+1
Regards
Stan

PPG
cedricd
Posted 20/12/2015 - 09:14 Link
dcweather wrote:
Is that really the best they can come up with image wise? Practically every picture in our gallery is better than those. I can't see the point of showing these two decidedly average images at this stage unless it's just to prove it exists!

+Another1
Enjoy life
pendragonfalls
Posted 20/12/2015 - 14:42 Link
+1 also, but I guess both images are representing DOF capabilities.
geordie01
Posted 22/12/2015 - 16:15 Link
Pentax expert posted better images than that!
dcweather
Posted 27/12/2015 - 23:46 Link
Yes, it's not that I doubt the camera's capabilities, I just can't believe anyone would put out two such ordinary pictures to demonstrate it!
tonyb10
Posted 02/01/2016 - 23:43 Link
Has any one got any idea of the price , when it does apear
Horst
Posted 04/01/2016 - 13:36 Link
Big deal! It could have been taken with a K5, k3 etc with the appropriate lenses.

It should have shown the same images with the difference between APS-C and FF apparent.

Also I think it is quite an ugly camera.

Regards, Horst
Edited by Horst: 04/01/2016 - 13:37
Bagworth
Posted 12/01/2016 - 15:32 Link
dcweather wrote:
Is that really the best they can come up with image wise? Practically every picture in our gallery is better than those. I can't see the point of showing these two decidedly average images at this stage unless it's just to prove it exists!

+1
If you don't ask you'll never know
Posted 17/01/2016 - 22:47 Link
I agree that the first photos to be published by Pentax of the FF must be really compelling. I am also surprised with the first photo, not the best. The second one is good. Although that is a lens that many do not think deserves the FA*, I do believe it is a great lens.
dcweather
Posted 30/01/2016 - 00:09 Link
Some new pictures released by Pentax today. A bit better than the pathetic effort above but not exactly jaw dropping. It's all a bit academic from any manufacturer really - you're not going to be able to distinguish quality between different manufacturers from a lowish res pic on a PC screen. We all know to show off a brilliant picture you need good light, good composition and a good photographer!

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