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

Started Aug 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richard Veteran Member • Posts: 4,858
Re: Canon primes...

Leandros S wrote:

Richard wrote:

Leandros S wrote:

Richard wrote:

Nikon and Canon have fast glass, which the Pentax does not have.

What? There's a 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9, 50mm f/1.4, 55mm f/1.4, 77mm f/1.8, 200mm f/2.8, 300mm f/4 and 560mm f/5.6. If you want a fast standard zoom, Sigma's 18-35 1.8 will be available shortly, plus much of the rest of Sigma's line-up. So what on Earth could you be talking about?

You must not know Canons lineup 17 4 TSE, 24 3.5 TSE, 45 2.5 TSE, 24 1.4, 35 1.4, 50 1.2, 50 1.4, 50 1.2, 85 1.8, 180 3.5 macro, 200 1.8, 200 2.0, 300 2.8, 400 2.8, 500 4, 600 4, 800 5.6, 1200 5.6

I wasn't aware that a 24 3.5 was considered "fast", so your list cannot be considered equivalent to mine.

You are correct, my list is not equivalent, it is superior. F2.5 to F4 is fast for a tilt shift lens, which as far as I can tell Pentax does not make. F3.5 for a 180mm macro is pretty fast and something Pentax does not make either.

The rest of what you've tried to say in defence is besides the point, since your original statement was "Nikon and Canon have fast glass, which the (sic) Pentax does not have.", rather than "Nikon and Canon's lens line-up differs from Pentax'.", which seems to be the point you're now trying to defend, and which is the only point that could possibly be defendable here.

It is not besides the point. Pentax does not have the lens lineup and is missing many fast primes, I could have included full frame lenses as well.

Those Sigma lens you talk about, many of them work on Canon and Nikon FF cameras as well.

How does that support your claim? That's right, it doesn't.

No, because my claim was already completely supported.

They are full frame lenses. I don't know if or how many full frame lenses Pentax makes, they don't specify it.

So you went out on speculation and got caught out, b/c those test results are available if you bother to google.

Doesn't matter, my point was, Pentax does not have the lens lineup nor as much fast glass as Canon does.

Just in this comparison, Pentax does not have fast glass in comparison to Canon and has a lot of fast glass that Pentax does not have, which was my statement of fact, you have said nothing to change that.

That was not your original statement, but even if it had been, the reciprocal is also true: Pentax has some fast glass that Canon does not have. Now what?

Yes, it was part of the original post. If you bothered to read it, my original post was why Pentax was niche market and not mainstream like Canon or Nikon.

One of those reasons is Pentax does not have the fast primes or the lens lineup Canon or Nikon has.

Nikons lineup is not as big and Canons but its advantage is that DX lenses work on FX cameras which means all the lenses work on FF cameras which gives it an advantage.

My post was not inteded to bash Pentax which you are taking offence. It was to explain why Pentax is still stuck in the niche market when it has a pretty good camera and lens offering (but as proven here, not as good as Canon or Nikon.

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