Trad dSLR - finally, the beginning of the end?

Started Sep 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 9,769
Re: Trad dSLR - finally, the beginning of the end?

Petroglyph wrote:

Holger Bargen wrote:

Dear all,

interesting discussion.

I would like to see a mirrorless camera from Pentax.

Why not an APS-C with an option to activate an optical system (either as group that can be switched in front of the sensor or as an removable element that can be exchanged by a standard element without optics within) which would allow to use full frame lenses with all their resolution and light options for an APS-C sensor - like Metabones (speed booster) build them - maybe even much better as they could go more closely with optical elements in front of the sensor.

It could be a first option for new Pentax full frame lenses and the missing link into a product line many people expect from Pentax.

Best regards


I think this would be a nice option for Pentax.

It has a serious drawback: they will lose from the current user base. Do not assume that K-mount users would comply and quietly go MILC; I know I won't, and I know I'm far from being the only one thinking this way.

And then, there's another bad assumption: that adapters are enough to persuade us. Guess what, they aren't! Adapters don't exist to make people jump to another system, but to help those who already decided to take the jump.


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