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View Poll Results: How old are you?
17 or less 10.33%
18-24 41.34%
25-31 227.36%
32-39 289.36%
40-49 5518.39%
50-56 5919.73%
57-64 7123.75%
65-69 3110.37%
70-79 279.03%
80+ 10.33%
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03-30-2018, 08:36 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
You mean like all those photography students who are basically brow beaten into buying Canon or sometimes Nikon, because that's what their instructors use?
Something like that. I should have been more specific and suggested that those users might be students using school-provided cameras or at least course-suggested gear.


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03-30-2018, 09:02 AM   #77
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QuoteOriginally posted by btnapa Quote
Speaking of 50s, I have a few myself. Talk about Chinon, Fujinon, Takumar (50 f1.4), Sears, Pentax M, Konica, and one or two more I cannon remember. They were everyday good lenses back in the days. Today, they are outclassed by more modern lenses. One gem which was a surprise to me was the Sears 50mm f2. It is as sharp as my 43 Limited. I heard that Pentax made it for Sears. Go figure.

do have my share of a few 28s and a few more 135s. I want to clear my closet of all these lenses but I know I have to literally give them away and I cannon bring myself to do that. Maybe one of these days, I can create a "hall of fame" glass case and feature all these old relics along with some old film bodies!
You are so right about the Sears 50mm f 2.0, and the Sears 1.7 and 1.4 are good too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
At your age that kind of grumpyness can be bad for the health
Reminds me of lyrics to a song.
"How can you have lived this long, and not give in to rage?
Don't you understand; we've both outlived our age?"
Boiled in Lead but i think its really by Cats Laughing.
04-14-2018, 03:24 AM   #79
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Got to pentax as the k10d was priced quite good against nikon d80 d200. It had a lot of direct access buttons for its price and good sealing. I stayed at Pentax because I dont really miss something and changing brands is expensive. I was about 20 yo back than.

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One of the very few in the 18-24 bracket reporting in. Got into Pentax because of price to performance evaluations.
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One of the very few in the 18-24 bracket reporting in. Got into Pentax because of price to performance evaluations.
I'm still with Pentax for that reason. It gives me a chance to compete with the best, using skill and technique to compensate for any lack of technical excellence in AF etc. but excellent in image quality, and without laying out the big bucks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ZombieArmy Quote
One of the very few in the 18-24 bracket reporting in. Got into Pentax because of price to performance evaluations.
I am not in your bracket, but I know many in your age bracket that shoot Pentax; the only thing uncommon about your age bracket is perhaps that you are a PF member or bothered to participate in the survey.

I started with my first medium format film camera in the pre-digital era with a Pentax because of price to performance and appreciate that this is still true today.
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Just saw this thread now, added the first vote to my category

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Just saw this thread now, added the first vote to my category
Bert.....so youʻre either over 80 or under 17? My father is 95 and still drives.....as well as a 16 year old
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I am not in your bracket, but I know many in your age bracket that shoot Pentax; the only thing uncommon about your age bracket is perhaps that you are a PF member or bothered to participate in the survey.
You mean Pentax isn't doomed?!?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ZombieArmy Quote
You mean Pentax isn't doomed?!?
Iʻm old enough to remember when TV was big that they said cinema and movie theaters were doomed. They still have horses, acoustic guitars, gas powered automobiles, film and instant cameras, Super8, and yes, even Pentax. When the dust clears, I imagine baseball and soccer games will still be played and giving flowers will still be a winning move.

I swear, if Ricoh released an affordable modern 35mm KM or MZ-M/ZX-M it would start a new cult of Pentaxians.
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