Why Are Pentax with Prime Selection Grabbing Some of Mirrorless Market?

Started Aug 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why Are Pentax with Prime Selection Grabbing Some of Mirrorless Market?
In reply to whvick, Aug 11, 2013

I was actually very tempted by the SL-1. Found it charming and very easy to handle once you got the kit zoom off it and replaced it with that nifty little 40 mm pancake, which I understand was developed specifically for that body. It's a very attractive combination, and if I'd been offered a kit price with that lens instead of the zoom, I might very well have bought it on the spot and ended my search before I discovered the K-30.

As it is, when I imagine life post-Pentax, and I hope that never happens, I am fairly confident that adapters will allow me to use my lenses somewhere.  Manual focus does not scare me-- other than the kit lens that is coming with my K-30 and one modern prime I bought at a deep discount, all of my lenses are old guys you would have to hand-focus anywhere you used them.  And I'm sure modern DSLR bodies from Pentax will be available for years on the used market, whatever happens.

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