Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Official Pentaxian of the Year Has Gone Nikon/D700!

An unofficial Pentaxian just wondered and asked and Lance has kindly answered:-

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1036&thread=35445339

Reason(s)? Just because Lance wants and needs a Full Frame, which Pentax lacks! :-o :-( That's what Ned Bunnell could do nothing for stopping the official Pentaxian from buying another brand! (and might eventually switch completely!) ;-D

Last time, Lance still told us that he just didn't want a D700 after hands-on trial just because he considered that it was still too large and heavy. But now..?! I think he simply couldn't resist and help himself afterall! >:-|

Update: Lance has started dumping the APS-C DSLR and lens system(s)! Just see his this recent reply post:-

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=35451600

Quoted, "Well, there is no APS C that is a comparison in IQ or build to the 24-70 f2.8 Nikon lens that delivers the results. This is a true pro grade lens. This is the type of lens that I asked this very forum about, about 12 months ago. I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in a lens of this very calibre but only a few said they would be. Here is my original question:

http://forums.dpreview.com/...forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=32537062

Most poo pooed the idea, which is fine, but I wanted such a lens and teamed with FF in the form of the D700, it works."

Well, when Lance thinks that how perfect his D700 + Nikkor 24-70 would be, I bet he just hasn't read my blog and seen this shootout (A850 + Sigma 24-70/2.8 Vs D700 + Nikkor 24-70/2.8) yet! The A850 simply wins hands down in terms of resolution and picture quality, even just with a Sigma! So? ;-D

Besides, I've heard in the wild from different sources that the D700 will soon be replaced by Nikon by the end of this year. So, I really feel very lucky for Lance that he has been able to get his "perfect" Nikon Full Frame body just right before that he will not be able to buy it anymore, when it is discontinued! Lol.. :=D


Last (but yet quite recent) Story:-

Super (Die-hard/Brand-blinded) Fanboys Switched! :-o

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