At least something I guess ..
Posted 22 September 2016 - 07:17 PM
Long time lurker (6 years give or take), finally I got to the point I had to write a post. The Pentax FF system is geared towards existing users, the APS-C K mount on the other hand is more competitive even today compared to the other DSLR systems, but with the current state of m4/3 and Fujifilm X I would propably bought into them instead.
As a legacy system FF K mount is more than adequate, peformance wise, if you are into sports photography you know that only two brands deal with that sector. For new users I think full frame, all brands, is over-hyped. But new users are in short supply for at least 5 years. And smartphone users don't usually engage with photography rather it is a means towards being into social media.
To sum it Pentax demise is overrated. My 2 cents.
Posted 22 September 2016 - 11:50 PM
The lens roadmaps were presented in February; same for the line-up + DA lens roadmap (which was only updated in June, with the introduction of the 55-300 RE). No news here; the only thing publicly announced at Photokina is the new K-1 firmware.
However... overall it was a good year for Pentax - the first FF DSLR and so on. Can't wait to see what they'll do in 2017 and beyond.
Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:18 PM
Has their 70-200 been released? If so - then if I had been in a Pentaxist's boat, I would be pretty well set with the three new f/2.8 zooms. Actually when shooting Canon, I'm mostly content with just two lenses, a 16-35 and the stabilized 70-200/2.8 (the latter is sometimes replaced with the Tamron 70-300). Even the longer option is there - the 150-450 (again, no idea if it's already on the shelves or not). Now if I had been using primes, I would've been in a bind... but some areas are covered by Sigma already, and even a few native ones exist.
Let's recap what is missing from a zoom shooter's point of view... maybe they need a slower/longer UWA zoom with front filter threads (similar to the 16-35/4 that all the other major brands have in their arsenal), and a slower/lighter telephoto zoom (a 70-200/4 or 70-300/4-5.6 type). Prime-wise, they just have to start from scratch.
Posted 23 September 2016 - 05:20 PM
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