Pentax is first to have the Autofocus SLR in Market model is ME-F, very similar to ME-Super, My cousin have thsi camera when it was just on the market
extracted from wikipedia
The Pentax ME-F, which used focus sensors in the camera body coupled with a motorized lens, became the first autofocus 35 mm SLR in 1981.
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I still remember the day my dad brought the 7000 home. Showed me this wonderful thing called autofocus SLR. It was hella loud compared to today's standards. But at that time, I felt it was magic... I spent many days just taking the cam out of my dad's dry boxes just to half press the shutter to watch the lens focus ring turn....
in 1981, Pentax drew the first blood by introduced a camera called Pentax ME-F which carried a focus assist feature, it was a manual precursor to autofocus technology where, when subject is in focus, a focus confirmation LED light will grow and supplemented by audible confirmation. A dedicated SMCP-AF 35-70mm Zoom with an internal motor inside was also being designed for this camera. Overall, you can claimed Pentax has introduced the first autofocus SLR employing a TTL autofocus sensor.
However, a relatively low profile Minolta rocked the entire photographic community in January 1985 with a new breed of AF camera which has a revolutionary concept that made it differed from other "mainstream industrial design" adopted by other makers. "New" because there were two major factors of which one of them has a great impact to the existing Minolta users - the Company decided to drop support for the older MC/MD mount and replaced with an fully electronic lens mount with no backward compatibility. But a more important element is, the Maxxum 7000 AF SLR camera was the first true system AF SLR with an body integrated AF design with a host of new AF lenses built around the camera.
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I was very proud of my Pentax pns shoot camera. Until one day I dropped it into seawater.
Hi all, I'm back..! First of all, thx all for giving opinion, suggestion n etc.. i appreciate it. I do hope i can join the outing oneday but most of d outing was on Saturday as I'm working on Saturday, my offday is not fix and sometimes is on weekdays (rotate), i need to give one mth in advance to apply leave and it is not confirm yet that i can get. I often look at d "gathering n outing" but sad coz I can only c the no of joining the outing increase! I sometimes will think of tk a MC just to join d outing!..how silly i am! So, not bcoz im Dormant......hope oneday my name will appear in d outing list! Maybe i really need someone to guide me, as mention attach to one of d senior but is there any friendly senior who free on weekday to guide me? Instantly, wish to c with my own eyes..what is d outcome of my k20 by a senior...
Oh ya, thx to wootsk!
They are going to little india this month, you can try to join Even if you cant, they will be having outing every month.
With all pentax user there, i'm sure the old birds will be glad to guide you http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...14#post6563414
TS go google -> click images -> type Canon. Get a decent canon logo, go measure the dimension of the area where the pentax logo is embedded on. den go photoshop put that size, put black background den drag canon logo in den go sunshine plaza say u wanna print a series of this on sticker. den paste the sticker on ur pentax and tadahh u get ur canon den you use black marker colour the K off and u get ur canon 20D somemore semi-pro body siol better than 550d ><!
And also u just made the swap from pentax to canon at less than 10bucks. its worth the money
I think it's time to close this thread, since we already know the answer
When bought my A350, the user of 'other brand' tell me that I made a bad decision and they predict that next year (2009) Sony will withdraw from their DSLR business
α350 | α 16-80 CZ | 70-300G SSM | 50 f1.4 | 135 f1.8 CZ
And anyway people who don't know much are always bound to talk crap. When I was buying my camera, everyone told me you can only take nice photos with Canon or Nikon. I was quite tempted to tell some of them... "your photos nice meh???"