The Genius of Pentax

Started Nov 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Gerry Winterbourne
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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.

Provided you buy a different adapter for every type of mount you own.  And that applies to lenses from the same maker as your MLC, so one benefit of these other cameras is that you can spend more money than you need spend with a K-01.  Great!

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.

In what way is it limited?  The K-01 has focus peaking that makes MF easy with any lens.  In what way is the K-01, which doesn't have a mirror, not a "true" mirrorless camera?  Do you ever read over what you write to check for such meaningless statements?

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