From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
Subject: Re: Pentax spits in the FACE of the entrenched Japanese planned-obsolescence
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From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
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Subject: Re: Pentax spits in the FACE of the entrenched Japanese planned-obsolescence
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:12:43 -0800
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On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:44:15 -0800 (PST), RichA<rander3128@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:39:53 UTC-5, Bill W  wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:00:26 -0800 (PST), RichA<rander3128@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> >Get your K1 and for $550, Pentax will upgrade it (including badges) to a new K1II.
>> >
>>
>https://www.dpreview.com/news/2162791126/ricoh-will-let-pentax-k-1-o...
>> 
>> I just looked into it. It's priced about the same as the K1, but it
>> also has the same shitty AF, especially for moving subjects. That, and
>> the uncertainty about the company's future make it a shaky investment.
>> I won't be getting one, and those upgrades mean nothing if Pentax goes
>> away. And if you buy a  K1 now, that with the upgrade to the K1 II
>> will cost more than the list for the Mark II.
>> 
>> I am surprised, though, that the list on the original K1 hasn't
>> collapsed as you'd expect for a Pentax.
>
>I thought Pentax photo division actually made money?  Could be wrong.  But I love how some shooters
are SO concerned with cutting-edge focus when their efforts hardly ever merit it and better
technique in most cases could help overcome the deficit.

Focus matters if you like shooting fast things, like I do. Race cars,
planes, whatever, good AF matters.