70D and 7Dmk2 is coming what to expect?

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Re: 70D and 7Dmk2 is coming what to expect?
In reply to Christoph Stephan, Mar 5, 2013

Christoph Stephan wrote:

Me, too. Their SLRs and lenses are really nice.I especially appreciate that they build bigger pentaprism also into their smaller DLSRs and generally have a lighter more compact design without compromises in functionality.

In the lens department they are lacking long teles, but there you have the Sigma 150-500 mm OS and Sigma 50-500mm OS with Pentax fit.

If I would not have gone Canon with the EOS 300D (just a bargain these days, and Pentax*ist nowhere to be had) I would have stayed with Pentax, as I had a Ricoh film SLR with K-mount lenses. Sometimes I think of aquiring a K-30 18-55mm WR + 50-200mm WR for long outdoor trips (and out of solidarity with Pentax), but building up two systems is just a waste of money.

However, it would be a real shame to see Pentax SLRs gone!

Pentax is still working on the longer lenses. There is now a 560mm f/5.6 prime, although I don't know if it's readily available yet and it is something like $6.5k. Pentax also seems to have a longer (>300mm) tele zoom in the works for this year or later. So there's still hope.

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