The Genius of Pentax

Started Nov 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: The Not-So Genius Pentax
In reply to ET2, Nov 30, 2012

ET2 wrote:

fakuryu wrote:

ET2 wrote:

K01 is a failed camera in 4 market (limited manual focus lenses, worse CDAF due to native lenses designed for PDAF, limited video interest, and just as thick as DSLRs) Read the DPR review. It's all there.

This is so funny that I'm sure you don't know what you are talking about. Limited manual focus lenses?

Yes, limited. You can't adapt any lens where the original mount had smaller flange distance (not without a glass element that degrades image quality). The mirrorless cameras with shorter flange distance can adapt every lens ever made, including the K-mount lenses.

So you can't say that the the K01 is not a "mirrorless camera" even if it does not have a mirror? And why would it even bother a Pentax owner or a K01 owner if "other" lens mounts are not adaptable when the M42 screwmount with an adapter and the native K lenses is more than enough and particularly where the primes are way much better than most lenses out there.

The K-mount is very very limited with manual focus lenses compared to true mirrorless cameras with shorter flange distance. It's not even a close call.

But still by the end of the day, in similar capable hands, it will still take a better photo than any other mirrorless camera out there, even with its crippled "K" mount using a Super Tak w/ adapter and its farther flange distance.

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