Cistron

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Cistron: I'm sometimes wondering what trade-offs take place behind the scenes when camera designs are finalised. The lack of a AF joy-stick (or selector otherwise) is always puzzling. But for a camera that can draw an a wide range of existing K-mount lenses I'm not sure why the viewfinder was limited to 0.7x. I wouldn't call that large when most better manual film SLRs where about 0.85x (OM-1/2 at a whooping 0.92x).

Btw, @Richard Butler, does it come with a decent focusing screen that isn't completely smooth?

Totally agree. I just wouldn't mind a trade-off of 1-3% coverage for a higher magnification. Add a proper ground glass and these might just fly off the shelves.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

I'm sometimes wondering what trade-offs take place behind the scenes when camera designs are finalised. The lack of a AF joy-stick (or selector otherwise) is always puzzling. But for a camera that can draw an a wide range of existing K-mount lenses I'm not sure why the viewfinder was limited to 0.7x. I wouldn't call that large when most better manual film SLRs where about 0.85x (OM-1/2 at a whooping 0.92x).

Btw, @Richard Butler, does it come with a decent focusing screen that isn't completely smooth?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:32 UTC as 526th comment | 4 replies
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Gothmoth: i hope it kills the overpriced EF 35mm f2.

The EF 35/f2 costs about £220. That's not that over-priced.

Small, a little noisy, but a very solid performer wide open already.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:22 UTC
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antiq: The first thing I will be interested in though is how accurate it focuses on Canon.. the only thing that Sigma was lacking in the recent models was consistent accuracy.

Focusing accuracy is always a function of both the body and the lens. There's a nice in-depth explanation somewhere on the lensrental.com blog.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:20 UTC
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