Why do you need another crippled Pentax APS-C flagship?

Started Nov 14, 2017 | Discussions thread
Jim in Hudson Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
Re: "crippled" is not absolute

LightBug wrote:

Most people do not need lightning fast AF tracking to capture what they need, so I can see how you have upset people with the strong wording in the title.

I have K-S2 and Sigma HSM II 50-150mm, and it captures my son fine in his 6-and-under soccer matches. So count me in as one that feels Pentax AF is sufficient for my needs.

If we call Pentax AF crippled just because it cannot track fast diving birds, can we call Nikon or Canon image quality crippled because they do not offer pixel shift for still objects?

I think there is market for cameras with fast AF tracking and for cameras with good image quality. Pentax's main draw for me has always been value for the money on the image quality front, so for people that feel current Pentax AF tracking is sufficient or not needed, a flagship with better image quality but same or incrementally improved AF tracking would still be a nice upgrade.


I don't see how pixel shift can be compared to AF.  Pixel shift provides an incremental increase in resolution that can best be seen under high magnification.  An out-of-focus image is just bad no matter what.

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