Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

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Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by melek » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:15 pm

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Pentax has announced that it plans to release a full-frame DSLR in the Spring of 2016.

This will make it the final manufacturer of traditional DSLRs to offer a full-frame camera.

The announcement on Pentax’s site shows a preview image of the camera and a couple of sample images.

The as-yet unnamed model uses the Pentax K mount. The Pentax D FA lenses will provide full-frame coverage, while DA lenses, which are intended for cameras with APS-C sensors, will prompt the camera to take photos in the smaller format to avoid vignetting.

Pentax has released no other details about the camera, including specifications and price.
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Re: Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by titrisol » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:57 am

YAY!!!
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Re: Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by Bennybee » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:19 am

Well, I already like the looks of that camera!
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Re: Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by Martolod » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:37 am

it's a Pentax.'nuff said :D

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Re: Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by OpenWater » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:22 am

Got all my DFA, F , and FA series lenses ready to go!

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Re: Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by melek » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:07 am

UPDATE: It looks like Pentax is going to release details of the new camera in increments.

The most recent update shows the top deck. I've enlarged and lightened the photo and added some notes on what can be seen.
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The attached lens is the new Pentax D FA 14-70 zoom. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 remains constant through the zoom range, which means that this is a premium optic from Pentax and not the usual kit lens. It is priced like a premium optic at US$1,297.

The lens has 17 elements in 12 groups and uses three aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements. The aperture is formed by nine blades.

This lens can also be used with film cameras and has a proper diamond-pattern rubber focusing ring. There is a small switch on the side of the barrel that locks the lens so it doesn't creep outward or inward while you are carrying it.

The lens is weather resistant. Close-focus distance is 1.25 feet (0.38 meters).
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Re: Pentax full-frame DSLR to debut in Spring of 2016

Post by titrisol » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:12 pm

NICE LENS!!!
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