From Nikon User - Why Pentax?

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From Nikon User - Why Pentax?
Jun 10, 2010

Some history - current Nikon user. Last twenty years have used Nikon and Canon. Tired of the lenses. Big, heavy, plastic and expensive. Now Nikon makes their first constant f/4 zoom and it's bigger than their 2.8's.

Lately have been really getting into primes and not happy with Nikon's lineup. Canon, a bit better. Have been going back and forth the last few months looking at all the reviews, the cost, the size, etc.

...and than tonight I start looking at these Pentax Limited's. Small, relatively cheap (Nikon's 24 1.4 is $2200.00 USD), aluminum (What, not plastic?), very well made and from what I see sharp and contrasty. Right now I'm thinking Pentax is the poor man's Leica plus autofocus. Their prime lline-up is impressive.

I've never even considered Pentax until today. It looks like they have exactly what I'm looking for in a prime lens lineup. What are other plusses on the Pentax side of thing?


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