Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
fakuryu Senior Member • Posts: 1,339
Re: FF! FF everywhere!

ultimitsu wrote:

fakuryu wrote:

60D high ISO performance? From DPR's studio scene comparison, at ISO1600 is already noticeable and the 70D is hardly an improvement. Even @ ISO3200, the K30 raw looks much cleaner vs the 60D and 70D @ ISO1600.

noise itself is not an issue in practice because you can easily clean it up in post. what matters is detail and DR retention. 60D is a bit behind, there is no debate. My point is the difference is not as much as people often make it out to be. Canon's real weakness isnt high iso, it is in low iso.

These are from 60D, high ISO, Ar they noisy?

That is correct, but do you have any indoor shots w/ dim lighting?

The Canon 70-200 LII IS f2.8 is debatable, there are a lot of reviews there that the new Tamron's 70-200 bested it

No, the new Tamron is good and a low cost alternative, but it doesnt quite match 70-00II let alone beats it.

Apples for apples, even the old Tamron beats the old Canon

for one thing it isnt even a real 70-200, it is a 70-180. in other words, it has no real 200mm end, so how can it beat Canon's 200mm end?

70-180? 200mm end? Or do you mean 68-196 for the Tamron (Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD) and 68-193 from the Canon (Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM). Actually, it looks like that the Tamron has the longer end, better optically, just as fast, it may not be as well built as the L but it is substantially cheaper. Unfortunately, that model does not come in the K mount (hopefully just for now)

and the old SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro also bested the L IS (even with the noisy screw drive motor, it is snappy w/ Pentax) and is more than $1000 cheaper.

It can be snappy all it wants. but for telephoto lenses, it is the combination of speed and accuracy that is important. older third party lenses are never known for their accuracy.

Dunno about that for Pentax since all bodies since the K-r has a micro adjust AF, so its not a real problem. Additionally, AF accuracy from what I've read w/ Sony and Pentax bodies is quick and spot on.

Will I get one for my K5II? Who knows, for now I really don't have a need one or have a use for one. I am more interested with with a 3rd party Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART that just lays waste to the best of Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Zeiss.

What do I know? I just shoot with the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD on my friend's D40 and never had problems with speed and accuracy. Let me type that again. A D40 and I've also shot a D3s with the Nikon 70-200 VRII every now and then.

The funny thing is, the TS is just looking for a decent, good quality, clean high ISO, affordable APSC DSLR.

That may well be but he is looking for opinions and thoughts of others, on both issues he thought about and he missed.

Valid point taken.

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