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04-06-2009, 12:48 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by octavmandru Quote
But is so true that by not lining up with current marketing policies of other brand (see the logo "make use of more then 20 million lenses Pentax made along the years"), they are loosing lots of money.
Other makers sell bodies that force you to buy new lenses. And let's be true, lenses are the big fish to catch, in the eyes of a maker. That's where the big money are.
Pentax on the other hand is selling a few bodies, a couple of lenses, and so many users make use of granpa's glass.

Which is cool, but not very efficient for Pentax.
Well, frankly, without the compatibility with old-school film bodies, I, for one, likely wouldn't be here at all, or at least not planning to stick around: I'd be waiting till I could afford a d300 or some such.

But, as it is, I've bought the first new gear I have in twenty years.

Frankly, I think Pentax ought to redouble the compatibility commitments, with focusing screens and maybe even models with M-series compatible linkages (or the software to interpret for them better. )

No sense thinking like other companies about it... What's the buzzword here? LBA.

Gotta feed that beast to get people hooked. Who doesn't start dreaming of those Limiteds five minutes after they get in the door?

People don't want those cause they're 'forced' into them, they want them cause they're freakin beautiful.

They should play to the strong suits they have.

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Sigma is either 18-50/2.8 or 17-70/2.8-4.
Nothing constant 2.8 touching 16mm.
My mistake...
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Sigma is either 18-50/2.8 or 17-70/2.8-4.
Nothing constant 2.8 touching 16mm.
My mistake...

QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote

Gotta feed that beast to get people hooked. Who doesn't start dreaming of those Limiteds five minutes after they get in the door?

People don't want those cause they're 'forced' into them, they want them cause they're freakin beautiful.

They should play to the strong suits they have.
I day dream about certain Limiteds, and I have no chance to lay my hand on them any time sooner.
Have to stick with oldies but goodies. Well, ain't sorry about that.

All I want is a financially stronger Pentax, to feed our LBA for many years to come.
Sometimes I fear the worse...
04-07-2009, 01:37 AM   #34
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My mistake...
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QuoteOriginally posted by octavmandru Quote
I day dream about certain Limiteds, and I have no chance to lay my hand on them any time sooner.
Have to stick with oldies but goodies. Well, ain't sorry about that.
Oh, you too? Buy a DA40, it is stupidly cheap, it is limited it is very compact and in fact has quite good optical qualities on digital (and on my SuperA as well).

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