If the new camera is all that is climed, I AM ALL IN

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Phil A Martin
Phil A Martin Senior Member • Posts: 2,496
Re: Waiting...

Massao wrote:

I don’t really take BIF photos often so not sure which lenses are available for K-mount but as you have many lenses for K-mount, getting a K-33 is an obvious choice. For me, its not as straightforward. I was more tempted when the specs came out but soon realized that for me, K-33 is just like buying into a new system altogether-- as I would need to buy at least three new lenses (PLM/ring-type SDM and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8) to use the supposedly better AF system of K-33. Older screw-driven AF lenses won’t perform adequately if the AF system in camera is really as good as it can be. They will work better on K33 than previous Pentax DSLRs (most likely) but I don’t see a point of buying a new camera and not benefit from its AF system fully by using older lenses only.

I guess that largely depends on what you're shooting. Unless you are doing sports or similar, for landscapes and the like, I'd have thought even older screwdriven lenses would be fine on the new K3iii.

Not sure what the 16-50mm f/2.8 PLM will cost but newer DC/PLM/SDM Pentax lenses are definitely more expensive here than equivalent lenses for Sony’s E /Nikon F system. Lots to think of For now, all my bases are covered so not in a hurry, per se. I can of course, wait a bit and pick up K-33 + lenses on discounts/sales when traveling through some other country later on (Norway is perhaps one of the worst places to buy Pentax gear ). We’ll see. For now, I anxiously wait for reviews and tests of K33

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Kind regards,
Massao
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First camera: Canon FTB; First autofocus SLR camera: Pentax; First Nikon: F601 (N6006); First digital camera: Sony DSC-W5; First DSLR: Nikon D70; First mirrorless ICL camera: Samsung nx11

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