classiccameras wrote:Barry, you mentioned Pentax, I had a KR some years ago thinking it was a good move from my old Olympus E-510, No it was not the best move I have made, I'm a big fan of Jpegs although I use RAW as well and its Jpegs were awful for colour balance and over blown blues and greens, exposure was hit and miss and noise was very prominent even with noise reduction switched on, focusing was not that fast, so I ditched it for a Nikon D5100, but that never lasted long, that's another story
I had a lot of problems with the KR, everything was fine until I used it in low kelvin light, then the AF was unusable it would massively back focus every time. No adjustment would help it was that far off. As I said back then I kicked up with Pentax, still have the email. They said wait for firmware to fix issue. Of course many years later, that firmware never turned up. I think the AF module was defective - rather than incur a cost of recall or service for users, Pentax just decided to ignore the problem (go buy a K5 they said which also evidently had problems). So they basically lied (about the fix). I printed off the email, took it back to the shop and they refunded me. I then sold all the Pentax gear I had and tried Nikon - with different AF issues. Total nightmare google the D7000 back focus and get more than a few results, the D90 I got also was a bit off though alright after I sent it in for service. Pretty sure the issues with Nikon were that earthquake at the factory, either way I got sick of it. So I got rid of the Nikon stuff - then I got the A57 then the A77 later on (I had not sold off much Minolta stuff only a few things I didn't use)
Pentax bright Jpegs are OTT, that is the default not to my taste, some of the other setting are alright. I think the WB is a bit hit and miss on the KR often with obvious green/magenta shifts. Not ideal for jpeg shooting. I wouldn't go near Pentax ever again, I would probably not look at Nikon either. I'm just not into Canon much, used the 5dIII and IV they are nice cameras just doesn't feel fun using them. So I'm sticking around, whatever happens doesn't really matter much to me - I can eBay A99's and other cameras/stuff for a long time.
Perhaps Sony's strategy is to bore A mount users into moving to E mount, I don't think they can really rely on that. I'd be fairly cautious about Sony's long term plans with such a small E mount, must be a reason why everyone else has a much larger mount. In 10 years you might find the same thing happen, maybe I'm just being sceptical! Unless Sony come out of a much better adapter solution, and bodies that don't feel like boxes with grips shoved on. They don't appeal much to me