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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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03-20-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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Average age of Pentaxians

How old are you, fellow Pentaxians?

I messed up a bit on the poll at the bottom, it's supposed to be 65-69 then 70-79 Thanks mod.

I had a hard time categorizing the ages together, so some of the choices may look awkward like the 40-49 category, which is probably too far of a stretch compared to others like 18-24 or so.


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Just a bunch of old farts...! 25 to 56 (30 years span) = 47.37% and 57 to 79 (20 years span) is 52.63 %. It's in old pots that you make the best soup...!!!
03-20-2018, 03:37 PM   #3
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Interesting. It's not scientific (let's not be pedantic about that) but the bi-modal shape is interesting. The older group probably contains people who came to Pentax in the 1970-80s and have stayed with the brand (or the mount!). The younger group may reflect new Pentax-users but I suspect (from threads) that here are also inheritors of Pentax gear who have joined the Pentax clan that way.
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FWIW: I know many people who are not PF members that shoot Pentax. I only voted for myself, but they are:
65-69: 1
40-49: 1
18-24: 2
17 or less: 11

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Interesting. It's not scientific (let's not be pedantic about that) but the bi-modal shape is interesting. The older group probably contains people who came to Pentax in the 1970-80s and have stayed with the brand (or the mount!). The younger group may reflect new Pentax-users but I suspect (from threads) that here are also inheritors of Pentax gear who have joined the Pentax clan that way.
I have a pretty stupid reason of why I joined Pentax 9 years ago when I was 19, I wanted a DSLR camera and start photography as a serious hobby. I chose Pentax not because of it's weather-sealing or pricing, I knew nothing at the time and didn't know Pentax had superior weather sealing and cheaper pricing at that time compared to the competition. I chose Pentax because I thought their camera shape and the green ring around their lenses looked the coolest.

Later did I find out about the things that make Pentax a Pentax, and I am glad I chose Pentax. I bought the K2000 (K-m) with the 18-55 kit as my first, I soon replaced it with the K-7, then K-5, and then the K-3. Stuck with Pentax since, and that's mostly due to this community. I am glad I had Pentax as my first DSLR because the PentaxForums community taught me 75% of all the knowledge I have today in photography. the other 25% is due to my trial and error and very little times, Youtube and Google.

Looking at the poll, mostly "oldies" (Sorry lol). But that is why this forum is so mature and so kind and humble. The age group in PF consists of mostly older folks and older folks tend to be more humble, at least in my opinion. I just sold the last of my Pentax gear and have pre-ordered a A7iii and I am still in this forum because after I tried out a few of the larger or even largest Sony Alpha communities, it's just not the same. I still consider myself a Pentaxian and I will continue to use this forum as much.
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Interesting so far. I started with Pentax in my early 30s when the K10D came out. I’ve seen no reason to leave as they have and do all I need.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
the green ring around their lenses looked the coolest.

I jumped the gun on my conclusions. Should have looked to see how many had responded. But the "cool" factor cannot be discounted. I don't mind admitting that Pentax is a bit of an identity thing for me - and I am sure it is for many others.
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Almost 80% above the age of 40! Pentax has its work cut out. Old farts like me, are the remnants of the Pentax film days!! How can I forget my beloved K1000 and MX and my sucky Sigma 39-80 b zoom lens!


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I did this the last time somebody did an age survey here. It would be more interesting if gender preference were thrown in.


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17 or less: 11
I assume participation was not purely voluntary?


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I did not buy my first DSLR until I was 55 because that't when I could really afford it. I learned how to use an SLR in college with Nikkormats and would have bought a NIkon at the time if I could afford it. In the early 80s I wanted to buy an SLR, it would have been a Canon, Nikon, or Minolta, but other expenses always came up first. The first DSLR I used was a Nikon D70, I used it extensively for work, photographing events, photos for training and process improvements, and marketing. I bought a bridge camera, a Minolta super zoom before a DSLR, If Minolta hadn't exited the camera business I may have went Minolta. But, when I decided to buy a DSLR it was going to be a Nikon, but I had to save up for it first. I researched DSLR's for several months and ending up choosing the Pentax K10D, but by the time I had the money saved the K20D was out and I bought that. Had I not done the internet research I would probably not be here, and maybe had I bought my first camera at a younger age I would not have researched it so much. So I spent a lot of time at Pentax Forums before I was a Pentax owner, which helped me get into Pentax.
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Maybe he's a B&W professor and his students all use K1000's?
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I also bought my first Pentax 18 years ago not because of the weather sealing or limited lenses. I just walked into a store, told the guy I wanted a camera. He asked me if I was planning to use older lenses. I had no clue about anything, but it sounded like a good idea. He said my best bet was Pentax, and that's how I got into this game.
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I'm old enough to know better, but old enough to no longer care.

I bought my first SLR while in college at the age of 42, it was all manual and a Pentax K1000. And I'm a die hard Pentaxian.
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I started in 9th grade on a Spotmatic and received a KX and MESuper as gifts. My first dSLR was an Olympus E20-N, bought used in 2003, which at the time was a professional camera. I had been trading m42 cameras and lenses on eBay and I needed a better camera than the (IIRC) Yashica PnS I was using. Somehow I missed Pentax dSLR’s (marketing?) while still shooting myfilm cameras until I discovered the K10D (that I still have), and as K-Mount lenses came out of closets for that camera, well the rest is history.

I fit the old guy narrative pretty well.
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