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12-19-2015, 07:41 PM   #16
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Occasionally when i'm at bestbuy i check out the dslrs... sorry, not occasionally, everytime but its not that often. I can often scratch the surface of the canikon dslrs easily! I abhor the build quality.
Aint that the truth. Cheap plastic Canon crap. I believe If Pentax had equal physical presence at the big box stores like the Wal-Marts and Targets, I think you would see their market share skyrocket. I shop Sams Club a lot and there is no sign of Pentax anywhere to be seen.

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Aint that the truth. Cheap plastic Canon crap. I believe If Pentax had equal physical presence at the big box stores like the Wal-Marts and Targets, I think you would see their market share skyrocket. I shop Sams Club a lot and there is no sign of Pentax anywhere to be seen.
I have seen pallets of Pentax cameras at Costco, but as one time deals. You come back two weeks later, the pallet is empty, they don't get more.
12-19-2015, 07:46 PM   #18
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I believe If Pentax had equal physical presence at the big box stores like the Wal-Marts and Targets
Target tried it, didn't they?? Why doesn't someone just give it a leap of faith? won't happen. Is it something to do with Pentax's policy of giving cameras to retailers, and the downpayment needed?
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I've been telling people for 2 years now the K-50 is the sleeper of the entire industry! I intend to get the K-1 FF, but that K-50 ain't goin' nowhere!

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Target tried it, didn't they??
Not in store in most places. Pentax was web only from Walmart and Target. Target did have a red Q10, which is the one I own, purchased at a ridiculous discount online after Target dumped the whole line...Though I'm not sure the one I bought was originally from Target. I got it from Beach Camera through Amazon...$169 with the 02...

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I saw and tried out the K-50 at Target, that's all they had, no lenses, no other models, just the K-50 and kit lens. They're all gone now, been gone for a good year. It's unfortunate Pentax is marketed so poorly in the US. When I told a friend I shoot with Pentax, his response was "a film camera?" then "I thought they don't make cameras anymore."
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Just banged off my first 200 pics. Wow! What a difference. This camera has a soul. I shot Christmas lights in my neighborhood and each picture was worth a thousand words. I am also very impressed from what I see so far from this community. It certainly rocks! Thanks for the warm welcome. Hope you'll be hearing from me a lot in the future.
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You are soooooo right.

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I upgraded to Pentax K50 from Nikon P330. I have been loving it since then too.
12-20-2015, 01:06 AM   #25
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I rented a K-50 and fell in love!!! I dumped my Nikon 5200 and a wide selection of lenses. I have shot Nikon all of my life, starting with a Nikormat in 1970, but now I am the happiest new Pentaxian around. So I just thought I would say that there are still those of us who do come over from the dark side. Merry Christmas!
That takes some guts and bravery. I'm sure you'll enjoy Pentax.

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I saw and tried out the K-50 at Target, that's all they had, no lenses, no other models, just the K-50 and kit lens. They're all gone now, been gone for a good year. It's unfortunate Pentax is marketed so poorly in the US. When I told a friend I shoot with Pentax, his response was "a film camera?" then "I thought they don't make cameras anymore."
Yes, let them jeer, snicker and belittle. Then slam-dunk them in the face with your Pentax pics. Man, I just love it.
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Welcome to the forum Scwinn. Merry shooting, I mean, Christmas of course.

As far as I am concerned, Canikons aren't bad at all BUT they are not Pentax. Thats the main cons.
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Welcome mate. You will love the K50, its an awesome little bit of kit. I haven't looked back since I got mine a few months ago when I made the move from Oly.
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there are still those of us who do come over from the dark side
I did same thing... albeit some thirty plus years ago, in those days I went from F3s to LXs.

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It's not just the quality of the cameras, but you'll find this site is one of the most friendly, knowledgeable and helpful of the photography lists. Welcome.
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