I agree it's about value for what you get. Pentax K1 is probably the best "value" out there at the moment. And anyone who has said their lenses are subpar obviously has not used one. Pentax was the first company to make 10million slr's. Unfortunately they let "money" men take over the company and putting out the "best" is not on their list of things to do. And basically all they did was sell the company several times! At the detriment of the company and it's marketshare!