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How about a full frame mirrorless camera?

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by okinana, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    What can you say about this?

    iovokitangra

    Photos courtesy of Vladimir Markov
     

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  2. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    Thats an amazing mock-up, I like the idea of an upgradable sensor
     
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    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.

    DH
     
  4. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    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.
     
  5. MexicoMik

    MexicoMik Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 19, 2012
    "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. :wink:
     
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  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    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.

    DH
     
  7. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    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..
     
  8. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    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...