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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-13-2016, 07:42 AM  
Sigma says No
Posted By redpit
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Cool down people! :) Its strange how every time these threads end up questioning Pentax as a pro or even more general as a serious photographic brand! :lol:

Those people who question Pentax with the 645Z, K-1 and K-3 series in her current arsenal must be joking! :D

A smile comes up in my face every time that I read posts about Pentax being inferior to the Canonikon alternatives... It's the same smile that I have when we review our pictures with my Casonikon fellow photographers and see their face expressions when they pay respect to an unknown brand for them they considered as less professional and an underdog... This surprise is so pleasing! I don't tend to compare my work, I am just personally satisfied or not, this is my criterion. And I'm totally satisfied by Pentax. Unavoidably though when you review your pics with other photographers there will be comparisons and then you can see how Pentax stands out of the crowd even when you have the same subjects and more or less the same frames with others. It's like it's different philosophy is transferred even into the PEFs! :)

PS: @victormeldrew my friend without any offense your equipment is not very Pentax and not very professional. If you think that by getting a Canon 80D or the D7200 and some third party prosumer lenses you gonna get greater results than the ones you get with your existing equipment, I really wish you good luck (I'm not ironical at all). If you are willing to spend 10+ grands for the new D5, 5DX beasts along with pro series equipment then you will make some steps ahead. But you can do that without switching brand if you feel that your equipment is restrictive for your skills (medium format 645Z for example). Of course if you don't feel that Pentax is for you I strongly recommend you to move on and find what suits you... Just take some time and think that in here are many Pentaxians that were shooting with different brands before :cool: I'm one of them...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-13-2016, 02:47 AM  
Sigma says No
Posted By redpit
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
I agree its sad that you have very restricted options in the super tele region with Pentax. I had the same thoughts a few years ago. I went on with Pentax having also used Nikon equipment and I'm not regretting it! What I could propose is to get the K-1 which is a different league camera and combine it with the DFA 150-450. 450mm is not too long for FF but I'm sure (and I know) that Pentax is planning to release (super) tele primes. I also hope that at least the Tamron-Pentax cooperation will bring a 150-600 for K mount either from Tamron or from Pentax like the 2 DFAs (but that is just an estimation).

Anyway the K-1 + DFA 150-450 combo works fine for me at this moment. You could even get the K-3 or 3II for even less money and better reach for your photographic needs. Also bear in mind that when pro level tele lenses will become available from Pentax it will be in a different price category than those prosumer zooms from Sigma-Tamron...

If you are not in a hurry to get a 150-600 lens with some crop sensor camera (if it is the D7200 that you mean at your post) then you could stay with Pentax. If such a lens-system is your priority there are many options in other camera makers and not only Canonikon that you can consider.
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