What PENTAX Values Most in Future Cameras - more info on new APS-C flagship

Rick Womer rickpics14 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 14:57:26 EDT 2020

I am very happy with my K-5, but am still looking forward to the K-new (as usual, I will wait a year before buying so that other people can identify the bugs).

I would very much like an articulating rear screen, though. I have missed some close-to-ground-level macro shots because there wasn’t room, or too much mud, to stretch out to see the screen. I have shot several events where it would have been very useful for over-the-heads shots, too.

My wife has a K-70, and I like the size and weight, but I find the user interface difficult unless one just wants straight “auto”.


> On Jul 27, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Henk Terhell <hterhell at chello.nl> wrote:
> I wouldn't mind mirrorless with its inherent light weight, but with all my Pentax lenses I'm hesitant to change brands.
> And it is so useful now to be able to switch lenses of FF and APS-C in the Pentax system without any converters.
> The K-1 is a perfect camera but not for carrying on long walks if combined with a tele.
> As a walk-around camera I much like my K-5 with a small lens as the DA 21/3.2,  but the fixed back screen is sometimes a handicap.
> A compact APS-C with improved sensor and flip-out screen would therefore be on my wish list for Santa Claus.
> In fact both K-70 and KP are good choices and we haven't seen yet what the new flagship has more to offer than a better prisma and two card slots.
> Henk
> Op 2020-07-27 om 11:28 schreef Steve Cottrell:
>> On 26/7/20, Henk Terhell, discombobulated, unleashed:
>>> A flip out screen is extremely useful in taking pictures of flowers and
>>> mushrooms or critters close to the ground. Also for landscapes when on a
>>> tripod.
>>> For me this is one of the most valued features of my K-1.
>> I also value a flip-out screen. But on top of that I prefer a fully articulating screen that flips out, then can rotate in both directions, and even fully close again with the screen facing inwards and not visible at all. I have it on an Olympus Pen F and love it. So much so that I'm considering an OM-D EM-1 mark II camera as another body with the same feature. (The original OM-D EM-1 just has a flip-up screen.)
>> I'm really enjoying the M43 concept. I can easily get my head around the lenses and their angle of acceptance, and there's some big bonuses, particular at the long end. My A*85/1.4 is awesome on M43 and with the 5 axis IS, is so usable handheld.
>> Actually I don't have any Oly lenses. The A*85 is joined by a 24/2.8 and a 50/1.4 - love using these lenses - they all have adapters on them for easy swapping out.
>> The other two are Samyang 12/2 and Voigtlander 15/4.5
>> Enjoying the mirrorless life!
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