Subject: Re: Pentax spits in the FACE of the entrenched Japanese planned-obsolescence
On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:44:15 -0800 (PST), RichA<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:39:53 UTC-5, Bill W wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:00:26 -0800 (PST), RichA<email@example.com>
>> >Get your K1 and for $550, Pentax will upgrade it (including badges) to a new K1II.
>> 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.