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01-27-2010, 07:55 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
I did a terrible thing.

Last weekend I went to San Diego Wild Animal park. My little girl was at the merry-go-round, giggling away in a spinning cup and a saucer. Of course, being the best father that I could be, I was shooting away at 4.7 fps or whatever K-7 does. Then this dude, who had 2 Canon 5D's on both of his shoulders with huge lenses stuck on them, started talking to me out of the blue.

"What's that?" he said.

"What's what?" I said.

"The camera," he said. "What is 'pentax?'"

Needless to say, I was stunned. Canon full-framer x 2 and he has not heard of Pentax. I was about to say something terribly smart-ass, then I restrained myself.

"I am glad you asked," I started. Then I went on and on about how Pentax is the newest camera manufacturer out of Japan, and K-7 was the prototype that I was testing out for the last 2 weeks. I also told him that the sensor size was somewhere between FF and MF, and has 23.7 MP, ad shoots close to 8 fps.

"We are ready to storm the US market, and the real killer is the price," by then I was on a roll. "We are going to shock the world by selling these babies for under $1,000."

"Are you serious??" the guy said. "My lenses cost more than that."

In the end I told him that Apple was the majority shareholder and that the camera will be announced today along with iTablet. I let him handle the camera for a while, and the look on his face was priceless.

Yes, I am a horrible person, but then, that is nothing new.
LOVE IT!!!

01-27-2010, 08:13 AM   #17
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It must of been so much fun....

If you would of had more time I can you only imagine what else you could of added to the story line...

You're not horrible, he had it coming to not recognize the Pentax Brand Name even if he was using Canon Equipment. That would be like one us not knowing that Canon or Nikon exist!!!
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Nice one Rubi, I guess Pentax needs more advertising help from us. Like a prototype Weathersealed using hydrogen cell batteries or new prototype camera like being used in the Hubble space telescope. =)
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haha funny story..

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QuoteOriginally posted by stl09 Quote
That would be like one us not knowing that Canon or Nikon exist!!!
More like not knowing what SLR stands for...
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You are evil. I'm curious; why does anyone need two 5D's at a zoo? OK I can understand a pro shooting a wedding, or an NFL sideline photographer, but a zoo?!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stl09 Quote
That would be like one us not knowing that Canon or Nikon exist!!!
Isn't a Canon an object used to shoot heavy metal balls at boats or other objects.
I thought that Nikon was the Sports Wear brand that Tiger Woods endorsed
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You are not horrible. You are GENIUS!

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What does Canon make agian. I don't think I have heard of them before?
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What does Canon make agian. I don't think I have heard of them before?
I know they make decent copymachines. I think the fax machine at work is a canon. Dunno if they make anything else though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lurchlarson Quote
I know they make decent copymachines. I think the fax machine at work is a canon. Dunno if they make anything else though.
I work for the military. They have canons too. Nothing special, just a lot of noise. Nothing creative in that...
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He doesn't sound like any of the pros I know or have met. All of them know of and respect Pentax. This guy sounds like some arrogant amateur trying to impress chicks with his large phallic objects or impress other photographers with his brand name equipment. You treated him correctly...like an ignorant twit.
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Damn man XD I like you! made my day! XD
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I work for the military. They have canons too. Nothing special, just a lot of noise. Nothing creative in that...
I'm sure some enterprising, bored private with too much time on his hands could find a way to be creative with one of those.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPoke Quote
You are evil. I'm curious; why does anyone need two 5D's at a zoo? OK I can understand a pro shooting a wedding, or an NFL sideline photographer, but a zoo?!
Why two 5Ds? There's probably a simple explanation. I'll bet he was shooting color with one, and black-and-white with the other.

Yep, that has to be it. . . .

What a priceless encounter!

Now, forget about eternal damnation: what happens when you see the guy at the park next time? I mean, he may actually have figured out what a Pentax is by then. . . .

Ha!
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