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

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tcom
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Re: the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt
In reply to Midwest, 8 months ago

Midwest wrote:

tcom wrote:

Well, the sad part is that should a photojournalist take the K3 for events photography and use it with the lens with the equivalent 70-200 range, the DA*50-135/2.8, will notice that the fast action packed camera is useless for what he intends to do since Pentax features almost the slowest AF on this lens in the whole lens offering (with the exception of the DA*55 which is even slower). When asking Pentax, he will receive the same reply as I have gotten, we are not the target audience of Pentax... That's why I added nikon a few years ago. Still today, Pentax seems to make no effort in redesigning a 50-135 with an AF fast enough for concerts or sport events... The fastest camera is useless when the brand can only offer slow focusing lenses.

Are the lenses slow to focus, or is it the handicap of IBIS on a DSLR that makes it harder for the sensors to lock focus on an unstable / unstabilized image? C and N use optical stabilization in their DSLR's and I think it's for more reason than to charge extra for stabilized lenses.

The lenses are slow to focus.

I hope you realize that IBIS or in lens stabilization is only useful for own camera shake, it will not freeze the moving athlete or player you are trying to photograph.

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