Survival of the K-mount in the mirrorless world.

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Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 11,617
Re: Survival of the K-mount in the mirrorless world.
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xmeda wrote:

But they are completely missing the point.

Repeating doesn't make it true.

They focused on 4% overcrowded FF DSLR market

There are only 2 competitors, and the 4% appears to be made up and too low.

Besides, everyone who had that option prioritized FF, because that works right now. As for APS-C... the information presented here isn't encouraging:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/137-photographic-industry-professionals/406571-lens-sales-apsc-lenses-declining-fast.html

where is ZERO space for new contenders.

Pentax proved otherwise.

They have very limited capacity to develop lenses,

That is true (but it's the same for both APS-C and FF lenses)

so they are just reusing overpriced Tamron zooms as a basis

That is false. There are 7 new generation D FA lenses - obviously there are more FF lenses but let's count only those; 3 are Tamron-based zooms and 4 are Pentax lenses (1 prime and 3 zooms). "Just reusing" is misinformation.

The next FF lens will also be a Pentax - the D FA* 85mm f/1.4.

. And meanwhile 645 medium format is 5 years without anything new = dead.

Maybe.

And APS-C is still totally neglected. Expensive 11-18/2.8 is nice, but for who?

Again, misinformation. So, it's neglected if we ignore a recent high-end APS-C? What's next, will you ask us to ignore the K-new, too?

There is still no new advanced APS-C camera available.

Of course you will. Such a camera is in advanced development.

Fuji started two new systems from scratch and after few years they are now better option than Pentax system.

Then, jump ship. Nobody will blame you for going with an option better for you.

Me? Fujifilm has no FF...

Alex

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