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- Feb 8, 2020
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Don't forget this about Pentax: they have kept the same flange distance since they started making ILCs in the 1950's. Furthermore, they have made all later mounts compatible (with or without adapter) with ALL their previous lenses. And they have been capable to steadily upgrade the technical capabilities of their mount to be no less advanced than any competition they are facing.I prefer the way Pentax and Sony handled their mounts: in Pentax K both APSC and 35mm Full frame are compatible on the same mount, same with Sony A and Sony FE, further more even if you try to put APSC optimised lenses on 35mm Full Frame you still have 100% benefit of them except for the 1.5x additional crop to account for vignetting, even the naming scheme is quite way to understand:
Pentax DA for APSC and FA or D-FA for 35mm
Sony E for APSC and FE for 35mm
Sony DT for APSC and Non DT for 35mm
While it’s not preferable to use APSC lenses in 35mm Full Frame cameras at least their functionality and value is not completely lost (basically e-waste) if you do decided to upgrade your camera for APSC to 35mm Full Frame.
Nikon’s approach with their mirrorless is the same with difference if IBIS vs VR (which does lose that feature if you mix the formats) but at least you don’t manufacture a 2nd or a 3rd or even a 4th (yes, Canon EF, EF-S, M, RF) lineup of dedicated lenses spreading out resources, manpower, machinery and production facilities, warranty and service for the sake of product separation and fragmentation (The Canon Cripple Hammer As it’s know). If you are a huge corporation that has the funds to afford bad decisions it doesn’t meant that those bad decisions should be made. Consolidation or resources and product lines is what they camera manufactures need to survive through this (Nikon Keystone, Nikon DL, Sony VZ-1 most recently)
Does that mean that the competition is less technically capable than Pentax, or does it mean they don't give a rats *ss about anything else than their users money?
Anyway, it's a great argument for buying Pentax next and every time!
The Pentax Q is not included in this argument, as it's a totally different, and unique kind of ILC that isn't equalled by any competitor. And yes, you can mount any lens from Pentax other cameras on the Q, but with a 5.6 x crop factor.
Fact is, you can practically mount everything on the Q.
Also not included are the Pentax 67 and the 645, as they are in a different class of cameras.