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

Started Aug 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leandros S
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In reply to Richard, Aug 13, 2013

Richard wrote:

Leandros S wrote:

The lenses work fine on Nikon, Pentax as you say you would have to crop down the image to make it presentable.

You're failing to get the bigger point here, which is that if your intention is to shoot full frame, owning crop lenses makes no sense. I don't expect you to get this so it's over and out from me.

Let me quote myself.

"The problem with Pentax is 2 things, first, no path to FF."

You said

"That is such patent BS"

I was saying that there was no Pentax FF camera. That is not BS it is true, there are only rumors. Then you started talking about lenses.

This notion of an "upgrade path" is as old as it is wrong. I've explained the maths, and others have provided examples, but you are stubbornly refusing to evaluate the new info we have given you. You are not likely to lose money by investing in a Pentax APS-C system, then selling it all when you want full frame. With Canikon, you'll be buying expensive and probably repair-prone lenses (see headline article in DPR News/Roger Cicala), some of which you'll also have to sell unless you're not actually serious about full frame (i.e. using them in crop mode, which puts you back at APS-C in image quality and resolution terms). I would advise against buying a full frame camera if you don't want to take full frame pictures. Does that sound simple enough? Not for you, I'm guessing.

Additionally, the lenses Pentax makes explicitly for APS-C are smaller, lighter, and some of the main choices are weather-sealed as well. So in size and weight terms, Pentax lenses actually have some of the advantages usually only encountered in FT and mirrorless systems - although the crop factor difference still applies! The offering of EF-S and DX lenses is much less comprehensive by comparison.

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