Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
CFynn
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Re: Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon
In reply to Tan68, Aug 7, 2013

Tan68 wrote:

As far as my take on lens philosophy, Pentax seems to be smaller and not as fast. Most of the primes are small, DA (DX for Nikon), screw drive, and no image stabilization in-lens (it is in-camera). I am not against screw drive; I think it allows a smaller lens. I am mostly satisfied with the speed of the lenses. As you may have noticed, most are not inexpensive.

I use Nikon cameras - but, for APS-C,  Pentax seems to have a much better selection of prime lenses than Nikon.

Many of the less expensive Nikon prime lenses are still screw drive ~ which means the AF won't work on current Nikon cameras below the D7000.

No  non-telephoto Nikon prime lens has image stabilization.

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