starbase218

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  • I have a Pentax Q system and liked the idea, but found it a bit limiting because of the small sensor size and lack of viewfinder. I got a Sony RX100 too and it's much nicer in terms of image...

  • SR: true, and definitely an advantage. However I've found VR to be more effective. Could be me, I don't know. Automatic horizon correction: I tried it on my K-5 a few times, but the level sensor ...
  • Well, I don't plan on continuing to run them side-by-side. And if I do, I might sell my Pentax zooms and just keep the Limiteds. I know the perception is that Pentax is lighter, and the K-3 is ...
  • Hello, I currently own some Pentax gear, based around a K-3, and as I became increasingly curious of what else is out there, I decided to get Nikon gear as well (D7100) primarily because of the AF ...
  • I had the old screwdrive SMC Pentax 55-300, and I have tested a Tamron 70-300 VC on my Nikon D7100. Although the Pentax isn't bad, The Tamron lens is better, no doubt about it. Especially on the ...
  • Except that the VC is ripped out and the price increased, if the other lenses are any indication.
  • In my opinion (and I have experience with both), VR is better than SR (IBIS), but SR is better than nothing at all. I can get a sharp shot with my Nikon 16-85 at 85mm and 1/20. With Pentax, I've...

  • When the K-01 came out, I didn't really care much for it. I found it an odd looking brick with a chimney on top. But actually, nowadays you can buy it used for not too much money. It's small and...

  • I have a K-3 and a D7100. I think it's Pentax who needs to step up their game - in the autofocus department. IBIS allows for clever features like auto horizon correction, on-demand AA-filter and...

  • I hardly think it's about Pentax being "allergic" to an EVF. It's about the K-mount and its large register distance. If need all that space in your camera anyway, why not use it to put a mirror in...

  • 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.

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