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Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-08-2019, 03:57 AM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By Rondec
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Let's talk about this in two segments. First of all, I probably shouldn't have brought up the D750. It is a previous generation camera and red herring. The point is mainly that current generation cameras tend to perform similarly in good light, whether SLR or MILC technology and in poor light, SLRs tend to perform better with regard to auto focus.

The second thing is that the things you are interested in are just not strong points for Pentax. They have improved auto focus over time, but not at the rate that their competitors have and they kept basically the same auto focus system with tiny tweaks the whole time that Hoya owned them. While they have video on their cameras, they aren't focused on it and it is more about checking boxes than actually trying to meet a particular need of their users. A Pentax mirrorless without adequate R and D investment is bound to be a failure.

Sony has had years to refine their mirrorless cameras. By all accounts, cameras like the original A7, while cheap, are not great performers in most of the respects that you mention. Even Canon and Nikon's initial mirrorless offerings have had some issues that make them less than stellar performers. It takes time and a lot of technical know-how to develop a viable mirrorless camera platform and I don't know why people think that if Pentax came out with one that it would be better in most of these respects than their SLR offerings. What I imagine is that Pentax mirrorless would basically perform like whatever the K3 II sequel is -- just stuck in live view mode all of the time. Having used live view some on both the K-1 and the K3, I respectfully think for still photography shooting I prefer to keep the OVF for the time being.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-07-2019, 05:48 PM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
I will say that I do not think that in practice, keeping everything else equal, Sony's auto focus system is faster than a good quality (current generation) SLR's auto focus system and these systems do have significant downsides when it comes to still image quality.

Edit: People quote all this advertising fluff about Sony cameras. Yes, some of them are fast, but so are current generation SLRs. You'd be hard pressed to see a difference in good light and in poor light, the SLRs will out perform the mirrorless camera due to the dedicated auto focus sensor.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-07-2019, 03:33 PM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
Right.

Have you used a D750 and with what lenses? Because your post is not about real world auto focusing and how much faster the Sony will actually get to the target and how well it tracks and in what lighting. It is just propaganda from Sony.

Speed of lens used, skill of photographer are not factored into your equation either.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-07-2019, 09:01 AM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
Maybe the future is a VR compatible camera with accompanying blue tooth headset. You could certainly get way more feed back than is available in your standard electronic viewfinder... :lol:
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-07-2019, 03:57 AM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
But that's not a feature of mirrorless, it is just a negative on Pentax's current implementation of auto focus. I imagine a D850 or D750 even would keep up with your A7 III's auto focus just fine.

As far as the initial question, biz-engineer is right, the only mirrorless likely coming this year is the GR III. I think it will be well received, but of course, it isn't an ILC.
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