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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-18-2017, 12:41 PM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By RobA_Oz
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AF is the new FF.

After years of mis-step, denial, obfuscation and delay, we now have a competitive 35FF body with the Pentax name on it, in spite of numerous people on this Forum telling anyone who'd listen that it was never going to happen.

Someone will doubtless correct the above, to say "competitive everywhere but in AF", and they could be right, but note that we've now stopped marvelling at the competitive price. If Ricoh had put the effort required into matching the AF performance of its competitors, and put say $1,000US on the price, I wonder how many people would have bought it?

Anyway, now numerous (mostly other) people on this Forum are saying the same thing about AF performance, as was once said about a FF body.

I'm one of those who don't much care about improved AF performance, because I rarely shoot moving objects, but I wouldn't have paid an extra $1,000US for a K-1 - not for improved AF alone. I'd have maybe paid another $100US for a body that had it, but I doubt that would have covered the cost of a major revision in AF. I could be wrong.

For those who do care, keep talking about it. Talking about it got us a FF body, eventually.
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