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03-28-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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K-3 2nd Most Popular @ DPR

Happened to stop by DPR today and noticed that the K-3 is #2 in Most Popular Cameras. Maybe Pentax isn't so far under the radar as we thought.

MOST POPULAR CAMERAS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 15.2%
Pentax K-3 12.8%
Olympus OM-D E-M10 9.6%
Nikon D610 6.6%
Samsung NX mini 4.3%
Fujifilm X-E2 4.2%
Sony Alpha 7R 3.7%
Fujifilm X-T1 3.6%
Sony Alpha a6000 3.0%
Nikon D5300 2.7%

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hmmmm.... what does that mean? If anything?
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Dunno. Just a little extra visibility maybe?
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They finally added a few pages to their inevitable review, and the sheep followed the moving pages
While I'm somewhat interested in DPR's thoughts, it's way to late to convince me one way or another at this late date.

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I think it means which review has the most clicks, or maybe recent most clicks. And since they just posted an update to the k-3 "ongoing review" I suspect it's just because k-3 is on the top banner of their page at the moment. Looks like they added 8 pages to their October 2013 'preview'. Not sure if that is going to be the 'real' review or if that is still in progress.

Or maybe they are waiting for the k-3II before wasting time on a review.
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I believe this means that more people than ever are interested in a Pentax camera!

I find this pretty awesome
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The public at large, generally speaking, is very dumbed-down and technologically illiterate. As examples, the majority of users still believe that by plugging their DVD into a flat screen TV they will experience HD, not realizing a BluRay player is required. Or, go into any doctor's office waiting room and you're likely to see 4:3 480P stretched to fill a16:9 screen, resulting in stretch-o-vision. It's no different with cameras and photography. To the majority of the world it's Nikon or Canon, with SONY, Panasonic and Olympus somewhere behind. Or in my case, someone comes into my gallery with a Nikon or Canon pro body hanging around his neck with an expensive zoom attached and I ask him whether he shoots RAW or JPG, and he has no clue what I'm talking about. Visitors frequently ask the predictable "What kind of camera do you use?" question and when I reply the work they're looking at represents 25 years of photography with various film and digital formats, their eyes glaze over and they simply don't get it. When I tell them I currently shoot with a Pentax K3 and 645D, I often hear "I didn't know Pentax was still around" as an answer.

Pentax is indeed below most people's radar. Fortunately, there are enough of us who do appreciate the fact that Pentax has managed to hang on in spite of business difficulties and bad marketing, and continues to produce cameras for users who value their approach to camera design. I worked in high end audio electronics manufacturing in a prior career and I can say from experience that it requires several years to fine tune a new acquisition and get things back on track. Let's hope Ricoh is up to the task.
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Don't know how that number is tracked, but I know it is based on RECENT site traffic.

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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
someone comes into my gallery with a Nikon or Canon pro body hanging around his neck with an expensive zoom attached and I ask him whether he shoots RAW or JPG, and he has no clue what I'm talking about.
LOL. Love it.
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LOL. Love it.
It means that prices on used gear is not coming down anytime soon.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
The public at large, generally speaking, is very dumbed-down and technologically illiterate. As examples, the majority of users still believe that by plugging their DVD into a flat screen TV they will experience HD, not realizing a BluRay player is required. Or, go into any doctor's office waiting room and you're likely to see 4:3 480P stretched to fill a16:9 screen, resulting in stretch-o-vision. It's no different with cameras and photography. To the majority of the world it's Nikon or Canon, with SONY, Panasonic and Olympus somewhere behind. Or in my case, someone comes into my gallery with a Nikon or Canon pro body hanging around his neck with an expensive zoom attached and I ask him whether he shoots RAW or JPG, and he has no clue what I'm talking about. Visitors frequently ask the predictable "What kind of camera do you use?" question and when I reply the work they're looking at represents 25 years of photography with various film and digital formats, their eyes glaze over and they simply don't get it. When I tell them I currently shoot with a Pentax K3 and 645D, I often hear "I didn't know Pentax was still around" as an answer.

Pentax is indeed below most people's radar. Fortunately, there are enough of us who do appreciate the fact that Pentax has managed to hang on in spite of business difficulties and bad marketing, and continues to produce cameras for users who value their approach to camera design. I worked in high end audio electronics manufacturing in a prior career and I can say from experience that it requires several years to fine tune a new acquisition and get things back on track. Let's hope Ricoh is up to the task.
Amen to that. I put my old K200D body in the shop window for sale....and it sold quickly, bought by a Pentax film user (they still exist) who was astonished when I took his lens off his film camera (MX ? MZ something), put it on the K200D and took a shot. The look on his face was priceless. He bought the K200D. I have since had a clean out of old bodies & lower grade lenses, selling the K20D & K5, both went in a matter of days.
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there are enough of us who do appreciate the fact that Pentax has managed to hang on in spite of business difficulties and bad marketing, and continues to produce cameras for users who value their approach to camera design.
The only clause in this entire Thread that matters one whit.
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and up to 13,6 %


It is just a popularitytest on wich (p)review people are clicking on over the past 5 days.
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Maybe I'll go click again............
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What is an "ongoing review"?
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