K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 2,272
Re: K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

Mark Ransom wrote:

Anders_Nilsson wrote:

I guess I was lucky to buy in June a near mint looking K-3 with only 10500 actuations (unless a service center has reset the shuttercount EXIF value). For sure I will never buy Pentax FF. My a99i is all FF I need, as are my Minolta lenses. I was actually going to buy a Nikon D300s instead of the K-3 but after holding the beast with a lens mounted I quickly picked up a K-3 instead and bought it. So far I don't regret that decision.

My beef with MILC FF is the price level. 2-3 grand for a body and then lenses on top of that which are ludicrously overpriced. I will never ever pay Sony FE prices no matter what the performance.

Sony has avoided upgrading their APS-C line in both A and F mount, lets see how long that works. Ripping the innards from Sony a6500 would have gone a long way to at least avoid Pentax losing face with a K-3iii. I consider this MILC FF thing a hyped fad which will eventually level out. Not that it will go away but people are eventually going to calm down and start looking at APS-C again.

The problem is that everybody else is following the same strategy. APS-C gets no respect whatsoever. You can't buy APS-C if nobody makes it - Fuji may be the last man standing.

If rumors are correct, then Sony is near to releasing a new top high end mirrorless APSC camera that is an APSC counterpart to the Sony A9. Such a camera would be a birders heaven, judging by the A9 merits at tracking and auto focussing....

If it is really what it is rumored, I will definetely retire (=sell) my DA560 and go the Sony route. Canon and Sigma super tele's apparently work like native mount on the A9+ sigma mc-11 mount adapter... So exiting times ahead for APSC, it will also certainly feature a BSI sensor. It's just not at Pentax where you should be looking...

Chris

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