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07-12-2016, 05:52 AM   #1
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Thom Hogan's 7 Reason's Shooting a DSLR

Excellent Article by Thom Hogan. Wish I had read this article before I spent several thousand dollars on a Sony A7Rii to be totally disappointed.

Seven Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User | DSLRBodies | Thom Hogan

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An interesting article. Many of the dslr advantages mentioned are less advantageous or not advantages of the Pentax system. It is interesting to read nevertheless.

I own both a Panasonic GX7 and a Pentax K-3. I have 5 lenses of modest speed zooms and probes mixed on the GX7 and about 20 including Fast zooms and primes on the Pentax side. My usage of the two systems varies. But overall they both seem to have reasons to enjoy them.
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He is talking about Nikon specifically
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
He is talking about Nikon specifically
Agreed. It is interesting that many of the advantages he touts are not Pentax advantages. I think the question of Mirrorless vs. DSLR for Pentax users is a little more difficult and nuanced.

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Agreed. It is interesting that many of the advantages he touts are not Pentax advantages. I think the question of Mirrorless vs. DSLR for Pentax users is a little more difficult and nuanced.
You think? Better Buy a Nikon then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
You think? Better Buy a Nikon then.
No where am I saying that Nikon is a better choice for anyone let alone me. I am saying that the factors listed by that Nikon user are much less relevant to the decisions made by Pentax users. There are reasons to use a DSLR that that article doesn't capture for me. I even go so far as to explain that I do own a good mirrorless camera and a good Pentax DSLR and that I use them in different ways.

But if that is insufficient for you then please take the time to break down the article and tell me point by point why the article should speak to Pentax users. I'm quite willing to be shown I'm wrong.
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How can you be wrong you gave no arguments
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How can you be wrong you gave no arguments
Awsome response. I did. You just failed to interpret them. You are no longer on my radar.

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If anyone else would like to offer an opinion about how this does or does not apply to the Pentax DSLR experience I would be interested to hear your opinion.
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but they do
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Most of his point are valid for an dslr vs mirrorless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fwbigd Quote
Excellent Article by Thom Hogan. Wish I had read this article before I spent several thousand dollars on a Sony A7Rii to be totally disappointed.

Seven Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User | DSLRBodies | Thom Hogan
He should have put in reason 8, which is because he's an unabashed little Nikon fanboy.
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He should have put in reason 8, which is because he's an unabashed little Nikon fanboy.
That made me laugh.
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I think it depends on the mirrorless camera, doesn't it? If you have money for an A7r II, it probably matches up pretty well against most SLRs out there, except for the top end sports cameras like the D5 and D500 that Thom mentions. If you can only afford an A7 or A7r, then auto focus becomes more rudimentary.

In my opinion, it is hard to talk about these classes as a whole. I don't shoot sports or wildlife, so his reasons aren't mine. My biggest reason is that I own a bunch of Pentax glass and using it with an adapter on a Sony camera isn't as easy as buying a Pentax camera. I am used to OVFs and prefer them to EVFs. I am used to Pentax button scheme and menus -- not saying they are better, just that I know them and am comfortable with them. I like having longer battery life as well and share batteries between all of my cameras (K-01, K3 and K-1).

However if you gave me an A7r II and a set of G Master lenses, I would probably be fine with it, after the initial learning curve was over.
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