The conundrum for Pentax/Ricoh

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
smertz
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Re: The conundrum for Pentax/Ricoh
In reply to Ian Stuart Forsyth, Sep 22, 2012

Well you have three sets of requirements you are lumping together when comparing a FF camera with a Pentax DSLR: cost, speed and size.

On two counts your thinking is just plain inaccurate. I wish you were right. Really. On the third it's questionable.
A K-5 is a lot smaller and a lot cheaper than a D600 or a 6D.

And a DA 15mm and a DA 21mm are a lot smaller than the Nikon and Canon equivalent lenses are. They may be slower, but that may matter less than size/weight and cost.

The value in the Pentax system is partially inherent in the size and weight of the products and the scale of the whole APS-C system. Plus you really don't have equivalents for the small primes in other systems. So your comparison is valid only inside your head. But that's OK.

SmertZ

Ian Stuart Forsyth wrote:

FF is now at the threshold where one can buy set of 3 -4 primes in 20-50mm range along with a FF body for almost the price of what a cropped with the equivalent 3-4 primes in the 14-35mm range with the added benefit of having smaller faster lenses. The decision gets even harder now that FF falls in the same weight class as the K5
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