Canon T4i photo is here!

Started Jun 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Luis Fonseca Regular Member • Posts: 326
Re: too bad canon didn't COPY PENTAX ENOUGH.....

007peter wrote:

Nobody has the sole right to making pancake lens.

Of course, I was just kidding.

One can easily argue that Pentax copy Olympus OM lens in the first place

That I'm not sure. I can't seem to find an Olympus pancake lens older than the 40 f/2 that (as far as I can find with google help) is from 1984 (please correct me if I'm wrong as I'm always willing to learn). Pentax 40 f/2.8 is from 1976.

I thought about dumping canon for a K30,

Looks nice on paper. Let's wait for the tests.

but (1) Pentax High Lens price

True now although it was different when I got most of my lenses. On the other hand you get access to some unique lenses (at least until Canon copies them too :-))

(2) QC problems

No problems here but changing hand twice in few years and moving lens factories has it's problems. I hope that under Ricoh (with is partially owned by Hitachi) thinks start to settle. Nevertheless all new equipment has faults in early stages (just look at Canon 5D mkIII or Nikon D800).

(3) lack of support

Not sure what you mean with this.

remains a forbidden fruit for me

But "the forbidden fruit is always the sweetest", no?

Have fun,

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