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    Arrow Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Tokina confirms Pentax Full-frame under development

    Not sure what to think of it, but exciting it is !


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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    I don't know about the source but a FF K5II or K5 IIs type camera would be a winner for sure.
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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Pentax already confirmed in an interview they are working on this. The question now is when & how much, not if.

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    I'll stick with my 67ii.

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Quote Originally Posted by tnabbott View Post
    I'll stick with my 67ii.
    Hardly comparing apples to apples though, are you.

    I think this is great as I have always liked the pentax bodies and have a soft spot for my old Takumars.
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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    According to my Pentax dealer there might be a new K-mount camera underway with a whispered price tag of 2200 scheduled for spring 2014.
    Of course nothing being confirmed yet, but this could well be the expected and hoped for FF body.
    Now, don't take my word for it or hold your breath !
    Hopefully the rumour mill will soon start in earnest ...

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    If Pentax/Ricoh releases a FF design, it would no doubt be based on the 24 or 36 meg SONY sensors. They could do well to consider releasing at the same time, a precision adapter allowing P 645 lenses to be controlled by the new FF body. The original Pentax 645/K adapter only allows manual control of lenses with an aperture ring. I've found the P645 lenses to work very well on past Canon bodies and the present K3 I own. Pentax will also desperately need an affordable (relative terms) 24-100+MM range FF zoom that is up to task of working well with a FF sensor.

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wood View Post
    If Pentax/Ricoh releases a FF design, it would no doubt be based on the 24 or 36 meg SONY sensors. They could do well to consider releasing at the same time, a precision adapter allowing P 645 lenses to be controlled by the new FF body. The original Pentax 645/K adapter only allows manual control of lenses with an aperture ring. I've found the P645 lenses to work very well on past Canon bodies and the present K3 I own. Pentax will also desperately need an affordable (relative terms) 24-100+MM range FF zoom that is up to task of working well with a FF sensor.
    That would be wonderful for those of us with 645 lenses; an adapter that allows auto diaphragm (as does the 67/645 adapter) would be enough for me.

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    I would have thought that all the 645 lenses would be a bit too large for what is likely to be a small body. No?

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Recalling the pace of the 645D's development from announcement to available, I hope for the sake of those who are eagerly anticipating this camera it doesn't follow a similar timeline.

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    I would have thought that all the 645 lenses would be a bit too large for what is likely to be a small body. No?
    Kit, true for the wide angles when comparing to native Pentax 35mm lenses, but less so for the longer focal lengths. The 645 lenses are quite compact and similar in size to Canon 35mm lenses.
    Some examples:
    Pentax FA 645 400mm F5.6 -83x252mm, 1260g
    Pentax M (35mm) 400mm f5.6 -85x277mm, 1240g
    Canon 400mm f5.6 - 89x256mm 1250g

    Pentax 645 120mm f4 macro - 78x110, 635g
    Canon 100mm f2.8 macro - 78x123mm, 625g

    I have a 645D and K-5 and the ability to use the 645 lenses on both bodies is a real advantage, since the K-5 allows higher ISO and IBIS.

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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    Recalling the pace of the 645D's development from announcement to available, I hope for the sake of those who are eagerly anticipating this camera it doesn't follow a similar timeline.
    True enough; on the other hand, it was worth the wait
    Here's a 645D shot you might enjoy Doug:


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    Re: Tokina confirms Pentax FF under development

    Thanks Tom; I can see that. I am still in the A7 FF world, where (for example) an OM 50/2 macro at 500g approximately is too front-heavy for this body, but the 135g CV 35/2.5 is perfect!

    I do hope Pentax/Ricoh come to the FF party; Sony needs some competition here, I feel. Cheers, KL

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