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Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-08-2019, 09:25 AM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By CarlJF
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The issue is not with the body or most prime lenses, which most of the will only need a simple correction. The problem is with zooms, which often require different adjustments depending on focal length. All the zooms I have/had showed this issue to different extents. You're very lucky if none of yours needed any adjustments.


My Tamton 17-50 was particularly bad in thid regards, having a slight back focus on the short end (+2) and a strong front focus on the long end (-9), both varying depending on the focusing distance... Thus practically impossible to correct perfectly using focus microadjustment. My 55-300 also need somewhat different adjustments for the short and long ends. I chose to correct it for the long end since I usually use the lens at greater than 200mm FL. My 17-70 is the best in this regards, also needing different adjustments depending on FL, but close enough that it's possible to find a value good enough for all. All of these would have worked fine out of the box on a ML.

However, it's also not worth it to change my current gear just for the sake of this. But when I will have to change gear, this is something that I will consider and definitely will have some weight in the balance of pros and cons.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-08-2019, 07:12 AM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By CarlJF
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
This is the main reason that would made me buy a mirrorless. BF/FF issues are always a pain, especially with large aperture zoom. EyeAF would also be a nice bonus, although not essential. I don't know if my next camera will be mirrorless or not, but it seriously will be considered, Pentax or not.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-07-2019, 09:26 AM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By CarlJF
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
No chance we're seeing that in the foreseeable future. They barely are able to develop the K line while they're saying its their top priority. I don't see how they would be able to launch and rapidly develop a new line of camera. I may be wrong, but I'm certainly not holding my breath for a Pentax MILC although it would be fine to have the option.
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