When I first made my switch from Canon to Pentax, I never regret my switch because I knew I wouldn't become a professional , but rather a kid that desperately wanted to take beautiful pictures and then looking at them and say "I took that shot". But then Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and Sony started throwing dSLRs with new tech that seemed so advanced such as HD video, VGA screen, articulated screens, etc, while Pentax just laid there silently(I bet in the lab making the K-7
) and for a few weeks on Pentaxforums, a lot of Pentaxians started to make their switch from Nikon or Canon, couldn't find a upgrade path.
But now they do.
The greatest things about the K-7 is there are a lot of tiny features that are quite useful. HDR adjustment, Shadow highlighting, CA removal, Lens distortion correction, ability to move the sensor toward the sky or towards the ground without physically moving the camera (great for extreme angle shots and tripod work), new Magnesium alloy body, 5.2fps, 1080i video with mic jack, new autofocus system, 77 segment metering... it really (to me) transcends above the D300, 50D, and E-3. I just can't wait to I get my hands on one this summer or this christmas!
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:37 pm Post subject:
i wonder about the iso performance vs nikon and 5d mk ii......
if its weather sealed, i might switch !!!!!!!
Well Cr4zyh3ad, making the switch over to Pentax (if you decide to) will leave some options not available to you like upgrading to a 1Dsmark 4 or D3, but as an amateur (like most of us) I hope (if you switch) the Pentax system will grow with you just as an instrument becomes an attachment of your body along with the hundreds of Pentax primes and several excellent zooms available.
Pentax pride much? Hell yes....
Sidenote: I found it funny that Pentax, the smallest DSLR company, is backed up by Samsung, the 2nd largest semiconductor producer (behind Intel) and Hoya, the largest optical device manufacturer.
Samsung GX-10, , SA 18-55mm
Canon 5D Mark II, 40D, EF 17-40mm f/4 L, EF 24-105mm L IS, EF 50mm f/1.4