starbase218

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  • So what goes for you, goes for him? What happened to individuality?
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    If you have to ask, the D5600 is probably the right choice for you.
  • Here are my thoughts with regards to Pentax and Canon/Nikon after having used my D7100 a bit. It may sound stupid, but I don't think my primary reason for switching has anything to do with ...
  • I have a K-3 too, and I've had a K100D Super, K-7 and K-5 before that. Now I also have a Nikon D7100. Compared even to my K-3, the AF of the Nikon is much better. It's not just continuous AF, but ...
  • @Alex Sarbu I was responding to the person who started this thread. He was wondering what happened to Pentax AF, given that he could shoot action photos with his 8-year-old K20D.

    I looked at his...

  • I actually took a look at the samples. The angle of view is so wide, and the subject so far away, that the DOF pretty much contains everything. For these kind of "action shots", even the K20D AF...

  • @Alex Sarbu Sorry, but I'm seriously getting the feeling that I have to dot every I and cross every T in the limited amount of text I can enter here, or otherwise you'll be all over the post to...

  • The video I showed you is actually not that good an example when it comes to continuous AF performance. It only shows end-to-end focus speed. For continuous AF, small, incremental changes are...

  • I know that if you look at Pentax's history, it may be perfectly logical for them to be behind Canon and Nikon when it comes to autofocus. It may be very commendable that they are making...

  • @Hellraiser The K-70 has a polycarbonate body on a stainless steel chassis. But you are right regarding the K-S1 - it was less than 500 grams while having a pentaprism. Interesting.

  • "IIUC you were unable to evaluate the lens personally, and you're talking about what you read in some reviews. I don't trust reviews."

    As an APS-C shooter none of the latest Pentax lenses appeals...

  • "No, Canon USM is not always ring-type"

    I stand corrected. Still, it doesn't change much.

    "we also must recognize progress where/when it happens"

    Sure, it's progress. Still doesn't mean it's...

  • Canon USM always is ring-type, Nikon SWM is either ring-type or micromotor. But both put ring-type motors in their top-grade lenses so that they focus fastest. Unlike Pentax.

    You may be right...

  • "I'm saying it because it true, that's the fundamental idea behind any business."

    Ok, I see what you mean. You saying "I'm doing my part" gave me another impression.

    "But perhaps you believe...

  • "It is your decision, nobody's taking this from you."

    Then why do you say "they need us to buy their products"? I mean, I said their needs are not important to me (us?). Seems like you are...

  • I never said the new 55-300 PLM has screwdrive.

    I have been using Pentax for almost 7 years now. At one point I bought the old DA 55-300. A few years ago, I decided I it was time to move on, so I...

  • "Why do I get the feeling that you're both complaining that Pentax is not advanced enough, and against any advancement?"

    I don't know. Only you can answer that (no pun intended).

    ""Pentax"...

  • Actually, the 55-300 PLM being so good for tracking sounds like a familiar story for Pentax. Screwdrive lenses like the old 55-300 were actually better than SDM lenses for tracking as well. It...

  • I don't think an ISO 25600 score is very relevant on an APS-C sensor. Any camera is going to be producing a lot of noise at that sensitivity.

    Take a look at the movie/video score though, you'll...

  • "The best way of having Pentax improve its AF is to buy their higher-end cameras and lenses ;-)
    I'm doing my part."

    Sorry, but Pentax is not a charity. I see no reason to help them improve their...

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