Is this the year Pentax makes or breaks your FF dream?

Started 3 months ago | Discussions thread
britcam
Senior MemberPosts: 2,058Gear list
Like?
Re: Dose of reality
In reply to steephill, 3 months ago

steephill wrote:

Those film lenses may have been competitive at the time but that was over 20 years ago. Optical design has moved on a great deal since then. Then there is the impact of lead removal legislation which means new designs are needed. Screw drive AF just isn't going to be acceptable for flagship class lenses so a state of the art in-lens motor system will be needed.

Slapping a fresh coating on 20 year old lenses will get Pentax laughed off the pitch. Pentax isn't competing with its own history but with the current market.

-- hide signature --

Steve

www.pbase.com/steephill

Its the rose coloured lens syndrome ...

-- hide signature --

Regards
Rich S (britcam)

 britcam's gear list:britcam's gear list
Fujifilm X-E2 Ricoh GR Digital IV Fujifilm X-E1 Pentax K-5 IIs Fujifilm X-A1 +8 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow