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| p.1 #9 · Educate me on the Pentax K-r |
I dont see point in buying Pentax today. Maybe 6x7 one.
Only thing worth considering is K-5 IIs without AA. For rest I would take regular Canikon choice or Sony.
K-30 is indubitably the best value in a current model entry-level dSLR right now.
If for some reason you want to have least lens options while being very expensive. For alt shooting its probably fine. But if I wanted 16 mpix from Sony for alt use, there is NEX, which is probably as good and as easy for alt shooting as possible.
If I wanted body with this sensor for AF, then I dont know what I would do. Probably rather bought old D700 instead. Tho in A57 it works reasonably well.
As I think about it, market really does miss D400 with this sensor..
Pentax today might aswell not exist. Only K-5 IIs and 645D are products worth something. And that first mentioned is "alt super-lens only". I imagine it might work rather nicely with some top end Leica R lens.
Pentax needs serious rewamp of lens and FF. Which is what they need pretty much since they started digital.
Well, you're welcome to your opinion.
As for "least lens options," maybe if you don't count the thousands of K-mount legacy lenses. Their modern selection certainly isn't as vast as Canon or Nikon's, but it covers all the major bases.
IMO the Pentax Limiteds justify all of their bodies alone. But even beyond that, the Pentax DSLRs' combination of compactness, build quality, ergonomics, and weather sealing put them ahead of the pack in the APS-C market for me.