thinking about upgrading to Pentax...your thoughts please?
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01-11-10, 06:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
And having considered all these things, which camera won the star award at Photokina? I'll give you a clue, it started with 'P' and not 'N'.
I'm really pleased to hear that Nikon have built image stabilisation into their bodies now.
And they can use all the 35mm lenses Nikon ever made? Metering non CPU lenses? Well, better late than never. Pentax have already announced a firmware upgrade to increase the buffer capacity. I don't shoot sports, but I can see this could be an issue for those who do.
In practical terms, as they both use brand customised versions of the same Sony sensor I doubt that there will be very much between them.
I'm sorry that video has appeared on DSLRs. Personally I'd no more use a DSLR to take video than I would use a blunt spoon to chop down a tree. I use a video camera to take video. But I'm old fashioned I guess. I'm sure video will be the next feature Hasselblad and Mamiya build into their cameras
As for focus points, I only ever need or use one - the one in the middle. The other 38 the Nikon has are 38 possible points to focus on anything but the bit that the photographer wants sharp. I have experience of using Canon cameras with zillions of focus points and the results have almost uniformly been dismal. Until I switched to spot. I don't even know if multipoint focusing on my K20D works, I've never switched it on.
I have no doubt that the D7000 is a very good camera, very good indeed. And agressively priced. I do feel, however, that its features list is aimed a tad lower than the K5. Although all bodies these days seem to have hidden depths that take months to work out. I have also been considering the D7000 as a serious contender for my next big spend, but then I look at the price of the lenses and the accessories and have second thoughts.
The lack of in body IS has always been the (non existant?) trump card that steers me away from Cankon's offerings.
I'm not actually going to buy anything just yet. I want to wait for the dust to settle and the premium launch prices to soften a tad, if indeed they do.
Then again I might just by some new lenses and maybe some better lights . . .
I'm sure we'll all have lots of fun shopping.
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