Why Are Pentax with Prime Selection Grabbing Some of Mirrorless Market?

Started Aug 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leandros S Senior Member • Posts: 1,970
Re: The problems as I see it.... Pentax, or is it Ricoh

Richard wrote:

The problem with Pentax is 2 things, first, no path to FF.

That is such patent BS. Take a look at a typical Canikon lens selection, work out how many of those lenses are DX or EF-S. Those lenses will not see much use after a full frame transition, same as any current Pentax DA lenses. When you're fully committed to full frame, you can sell those lenses. Because Pentax lenses don't get IS/VR upgrades every few years, they depreciate less. Bonus for Pentax.

Then work out how much the rest of your lenses have cost (Canikon) and work out what they might cost without IS (Pentax). Bonus for Pentax.

Then deduct from the Pentax side the price difference between a Pentax APS-C (K-30) and a Canikon equivalent. Probably a bonus for Pentax.

The bottom line is, whether you switch from Pentax to another brand for full frame, or Pentax delivers a full frame with reasonable lens selection (remember you can supplement with Sigma lenses!), going with Pentax as your entry level is unlikely to lose you much money, end of story.

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