*ist DS announced

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Alan Browne, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Alan Browne

    Keith Whaley Guest

    Yes. with a M- to K- adapter. With the same limitations you'd have on any
    other k-mount camera body.
    Still, you'll be able to use them!
    I think that's great!

    keith whaley
    Keith Whaley, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. Alan Browne

    Sander Vesik Guest

    Pentax seems tobe going the Nikon way with DSLR-s - APS sized sensor
    and special DA (vs nikon dx) lens
    Sander Vesik, Sep 16, 2004
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  3. Alan Browne

    Bandicoot Guest

    Seems, yes - but while they have a lot of compact digital experience, this
    is only their second DSLR (though their third design, since they got part
    way to market with an MZ-S D and then switched to the *ist chassis design.)
    I'd expect anyone's first couple of DSLRs not to be full frame: whether a
    full frame one ever follows will depend on market response to their two
    current models, and on whether in the wider market the premium for a full
    frame model, plus the 'kudos' of having one in the range, are sufficient to
    make it cost effective to develop one.

    The DA lens range makes sense for a maker with two APS sized DSLRs in their
    range, shame it is aperture ring-less though. What is more interesting is
    the new FA-D series of lenses: these have aperture rings, are computed with
    digital in mind (ie. no shallow angles of incidence for rays at the sensor)
    and... cover full frame. Either these are an expensive venture to appeal
    to people who shoot both film and (APS sized) digital - or else Pentax is
    expecting (not necessarily planning, but expecting) that a full sized sensor
    is in their future.

    Given Pentax's lenses, and their skills at making 'big' cameras small, I
    think such a thing could be a real winner.

    Bandicoot, Sep 16, 2004
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