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04-04-2013, 02:40 AM   #2101
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I think Pentax is a tad more frequent in eastern Europe and Russia due to easy compatibility with the old M42 soviet time lenses, but old lens fans are a minority group too

Everyone asks me why I got the Pentax camera, many have not even heard of the brand. Currently K30 is the best bang for the buck if you want a camera that's got 1) good high iso/low light performance, 2)weatherproof, 3) 100% coverage prism finder, 4) has two control dials, which is what I wanted, and what I got Plus the WR kit lens seem to be of good quality, better than comparable entry level lens from canon, nikon or sony.


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04-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #2102
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QuoteOriginally posted by disneybride Quote
I prefer to be an outcast lol

And when I chose to put my loyalties with Pentax..I did so for a few very good reasons:

1. value (we are aware of the current economy correct?)
2. reviews (albeit few and far between) each was stellar
3. I am a mom to a toddler and a newborn (the occasional juicebox eruption scares me not!) I am not "afraid" of m y camera
4. It just feels good
5. I love attention....and shooting Pentax assures me lots of of it haha

SPECIFICATIONS!!!!

I am very new to the photography world, and while the "others" seem like the obvious choice if you are easily swayed by marketing gimmicks, about 5 minutes of researching yields outstanding results from the Pentax lineup.

I <3 my rogue camera!
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Hm. I don't think Pentax wins at specs... except for those that count. Basically I feel like other brands often try to look good on paper, having lots of features, high resolution and what not. But Pentax excels at giving you a camera that is great to use, has all the _useful_ features you'd want, and have them easily accessible.

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Was in an animation convention last weekend and was surprised at the sudden appearance of..hey. NINE MORE PENTAXIANS.

Can't believe it. The original plan was just around 3 or 4 of us friends (none of which were sure to go), but here comes half more. Apparently a squad of Pentax users in a single place draws so much attention... we've successfully convinced another to go Pentax, with one Canon 5D MkIII/ 1Ds II user thinking twice about his current system.

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Resistance is futile.....
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Resistance is futile.....
I don't think the Borg had Pentax optics fitted as standard, because they kept walking into things.
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I just heard a radio commercial for a local Washington, DC area camera store ( Ace Photo, www.acephoto.net) for the Pentax K-30. Also, on April 20 is Pentax day at the store they are giving demos of Pentax gear!!

They have a good line of Pentax gear!!
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Saw a fellow from Germany in the Mariposa Grove at Yosemite National Park this last weekend carrying a K-7 mounted to the DA* 16-50/2.8. He told me that he loved both the camera and the lens.


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Bumped into a pentaxian photo journalist the other day.
Pretty rare with pentax equipment these days due to heavy lobbying by other brands :P even sponsoring or handing out free branded clothing & tools.
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Looking in the secondhand window of Bradford's last camera shop (happens to be a Pentax Pro Centre) I got chatting to an older lady with a K-r... She'd not realised she could use the lenses she had previously used on her old Pentax-MG... She left smiling and excited!
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Today i opend a magazine about the Swiss Alps and there was a picture of a couple with 2 PENTAX cameras.
I was surprised.
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Pentax is gaining followers.. I'd say this thread will be closed soon.. in about 5 years
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QuoteOriginally posted by minahasa Quote
Pentax is gaining followers.. I'd say this thread will be closed soon.. in about 5 years
Got my friend to ditch his T4i for a K-5.........

I say 3 years............
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QuoteOriginally posted by minahasa Quote
this thread will be closed soon.. in about 5 years
Aye, because we will all be out celebrating the just launched FF Pentax.
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I recently moved to Steamboat Springs, CO and decided to search down the local camera store. Nice surprise to see a big Pentax banner out front. Turns out Pentax and Leica are their flagship brands. Left with an Pentax-A 135/2.8 for a good price, just missed out on a 28/2 but someone had drove down from Jackson hole (~8 hours) to get it.
Got to hold the Q-10 also, wife liked it-thats a good omen. Also gave me a great price on some 120 film, d-76, and fixer. Great place!
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