Just out of curiosity . . . .

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by tonyturley, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    Been a while since I posted. I've been fiddling with film a lot, and having a lot of fun. I dropped my A7 in a river last year, and aside from a fried battery, it survived and returned to function after a month of being sealed in a large tub of rice. It is my legacy glass platform. I just sent it in to have the low pass filter replaced, as it still had smudges on the inside of the glass plate that had to be edited out any time I took a photo with a bright background. I also have an Olympus OM-D E-M5 which I use a lot, especially for telephoto work.

    Just for curiosity, I was checking out the new Pentax K-1 FF camera. Although it is 36MP, with IBIS, and a rugged body with Pentax's excellent weather sealing, it is *huge*. Check this out. Be sure to change the images to top view:

    Compare camera dimensions side by side

    . . . and I thought the A7 was big when I moved up from the NEX-6. Wow.

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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Yeah, I did the same size comparison after I read some Pentax marketing saying that the body was compact. Hard to go back to full frame DSLRs after using mirrorless for a while!
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've never held an A7, but I imagine I would prefer the feel and grip of the Pentax. All my cameras are too small.
     
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  4. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    If you shoot zooms, particularly fast F2.8 zooms, then the body size becomes a smaller part of the equation and the deep grip of the K-1 starts to look really nice.

    If you shoot primes, then the Sony combos will typically be smaller, but Sony primes seem longer than Pentax primes - take a look at the FA 43, for example.

    And as Luke suggested, the Pentax grip is nice. I have a K-3 and the grip is sublime.
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I have trouble with the weight of the K5. I'd never be comfy with the K1. YIKES.
     
  6. Plaatje

    Plaatje SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2014
    Just checked, but I stay with my GM5 . . . ;-)
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Pentax has never feared large cameras. I thought of this as soon as I saw the K1. I always wanted the 67 so a dangerous possibility is developing here. Someone should create this grip for the K1.
    image.
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I want one of those so bad it makes my teeth sweat
     
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  9. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I always wanted one of those too. My Hasselblad cured the itch, but I got one back for medium format rangefinders. It's always something.
     
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  10. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    Some pretty good comments here, guys. That Pentax 67 is indeed a beast. Maybe Pentax should put DSLR guts in it for people looking for their own retro fix. :D I have a Mamiya 645 1000S MF camera, and that's big enough for me. I love using it, but it's not something I usually carry around with me. I've decided after much consideration to go full-in with m4/3. My A7 and adapters will go up for sale soon, and I have a gently used E-M1 on the way.

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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was actually eyeing up one of those Pentax beasties on eBay after this thread. Then I remembered selling off that newer Fuji bellows MF camera because I don;t know what the hell I'm doing with a proper film camera, and that I should just stick with digital and make goofy snaps of my pets. But if anyone makes a digital version of that beeee-yotch, I'm first in line.