Maybe changing to Pentax

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,240
Re: Maybe changing to Pentax

kytn wrote:

I looked at the Sony mirrorless, but the lenses are pricey.

I agree that in general E-mount lenses made by Sony are not attractively priced, which is one of the reasons I'm still using A-mount, but specifically in your case (24mm-equiv), I think they have a pretty good proposition, both in terms of weight and price.

Pentax KP $900, 640g
Light and slow option: Pentax 15/4 - $550, 190g
Heavy and fast-ish option: Pentax 14/2.8 - $650, 420g

Sony A6300 - $800, 410g
Very light and fast-ish option: Sony 16/2.8 - $230, 67g
Heavy and very fast option: Sigma 16/1.4 - $450, 400g

BTW, the A6000 ($450, 345g) is another option worth considering if you're trying to minimize weight and cost. It's a category below the A6300 and KP, but is huge step up over your D80 when it comes to image quality, with 2 stop higher dynamic range, 24 MP vs 10 MP and 1.5 stop better high ISO.

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