« on: June 29, 2013, 08:38:08 PM »
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I used to own a Pentax K-5, which has many virtues including what was at the time probably the best APS-C sensor in any camera. The main drawback for me (aside from the fact that it's not FF) is that Pentax lenses (with a few exceptions) and bodies don't focus as fast or accurately as their better competition (evidently the K-5's successor is only a slight improvement in that regard); nor does Pentax have much to offer in the way of longer lenses (their best lenses you can buy new are primes 100mm or less, some of them very cute to look at). Based on reviews of this camera I've read, its autofocus performance is worse - do you find it frustrating? (Slow/inaccurate body + slow/inaccurate lens would drive me nuts.) If it is worse, given the size of the camera (not much different from a DSLR) and the lack of an electronic viewfinder, even at its new low price it doesn't strike me as much of a bargain.
Here is a 40,219 x 11,522 shot taken with my motorized head:
Great Falls by scrappydoggy, on Flickr
The moving water was a nightmare from a blending standpoint. The photomerge in CS5 was otherwise easy, albeit time consuming.