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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by okinana, Apr 21, 2012.
What can you say about this?
Photos courtesy of Vladimir Markov
Thats an amazing mock-up, I like the idea of an upgradable sensor
I like the idea too, but given how much the processing depends on the sensor, and the sort precision required when positioning the sensor, I get the feeling this might not work so well in practice.
However let us not forget that Pentax is already Poised for a FF sensor Mirror-less camera.
More so than any other company.
That was the beauty of them not changing the lens mount.
"However let us not forget that Pentax is already Poised for a FF sensor Mirror-less camera.
More so than any other company"
Well...not more than Leica who did that in September, '09.
Actually, not changing lens mount would be a serious mistake. With the K lens mount, they're stuck with a 45.46mm registration distance. That means no adapted lenses from other common mounts (Nikon F, Canon FD, Olympus OM, Leica M etc.) and only minimal size savings over a regular DSLR, while losing fast S-AF, C-AF and other advantages. If they're sticking with K-mount, they're much better off building a DSLR or DSLT.
Pentax falls a bit behind with few recent FF lenses, though tests show that some of their "DA" lenses work with film. Sony may beat them to it. If the K-02F looked more like yours here with a flip screen? That would be tempting..
That's a dumb decision by Pentax. There's no issues with using adapters, and no issues with Pentax building their own adapters. By not changing their mount they're limiting the market for the Pentax mirrorless pretty much to existing Pentax owners. That was not a good way to differentiate themselves from the rest of the market...