the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

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Zvonimir Tosic
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Don't bet on it ... Nikon may materialise D400 out of thin air.
In reply to paulkienitz, 5 months ago

paulkienitz wrote:

Of course, those wanting a fast camera may be rather disappointed with SDM, so if (as faintly rumored) they are working on updates of the star lenses with new motors, they'd better be quick about it, before the D7200 and 80D come out with major speed upgrades.

K-3 is a very fine camera, but Pentax is merely catching up with it with the rest of the more advanced world. And yes, they have finally caught with it, but there is nothing at this moment that either C or N users can truly benefit by going to Pentax alone. (Unless they want to change the flavour of their photography completely.)

They will most likely demand same levels of motorised lens performance, which SDM lenses unfortunately cannot provide.

It's not the camera alone, it's a complex system. Pentax has never had any aspirations to strive to please the professionals, and therefore to have an excuse for continuous investment in advanced technologies. Therefore, it has fallen prey to its own mediocrity.

K-3 is only a first baby step forward — let's not get too enthusiastic about it. We still have no idea what will happen to flagship DA* zoom lenses and primes for example — and with that level of obscurity, even I as a Pentaxian cannot use to persuade anyone to switch for good.

In regards to K-3, neither C or N give a damn about Pentax. They only observe each other's moves. If there is a slight chance C may introduce a 7DII, Nikon will materialise D400 out of thin air. And vice versa.

But what they are doing now, is playing a dangerous chess game, trying to persuade all the users that it's the FF they really want, and forgetting that in the last 12 years it was APS-C that made their names worthwhile in the world of digital photography.

Judging by sales figures and overall rant, they indeed are asking too much from people; because they have created people's buying habits, taught them and demonstrated with excellent APS-C designs such are 7D, D300, D7000, etc. that there is actually nothing wrong with the APS-C DSLR at all.
They have made us smarter, and now they want to make us all dumber ... it doesn't work.

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