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10-26-2014, 11:25 AM   #3196
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
French cars have no quirks... They are perfect...
I think you're interpreting 'quirk' as 'defect', Nicholas!

'Quirk' can even have affectionate connotations - like those CitroŽn limousines with super smooth air suspension!


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Seen somebody with a white K-30 and a guy on a bicycle with a 645 D or 645 Z (didnīt see the screen, so I cannot really tell) hanging around his neck during the week.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
I think you're interpreting 'quirk' as 'defect', Nicholas!

'Quirk' can even have affectionate connotations - like those CitroŽn limousines with super smooth air suspension!

This was a joke of course Don't worry ! And yes Citroen has very good suspenssions. The hydrolic one are even licenced by mercedes... But you only get them on high end models :'(
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
French cars have no quirks... They are perfect...
I am sure they are perfect, but they do have quircks, or had. The Peugeot 404 ( a great car ) had it it's number one cylinder on the the rearmost one and you had to pull OUT the door knob to unlock it and the Renault T16 had different wheelbases right and left, but quirky is meant as compliment, same like shooting with Pentax
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Damn.. I have a french car and shoot Pentax. haha.. nice combo..

In my town i do have several friends that use Pentax.. Some K50s. K3.. K5s.. Kx .. ofcourse not as many as Canikons but at least I dont feel alone in the "fight"...
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We enjoyed the Gibbs Gardens, a botanical garden of about 300 acres north of Atlanta, near Ball Ground. Beautiful grounds, and perfect fall weather. I saw many, many Canikons, lots of stupid cell phones, and not one Pentax! I did have one interesting encounter, a guy in his 50s, perhaps, toting an OM series Olympus. I shouted "Olympus!" and he turned and cried out "Pentax!" We each noted the rarity of our cameras, his especially as a film shooter, as he put it, a Luddite. Just didn't like digital.. I assured him that I also shot film, both 35mm and 120. We wished each other well and went back to the gorgeous gardens.

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usually, when I go in a touristic place most people I see shoot with entry level canon/nikon DSLR w/kit lens... (I don't take bridges or point'N'shoot into account) but time to time I see people shooting with pentax... maybe like 1/20....

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Why should I spend more on expensive lens just for hobbies when Pentax can do it too
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Went to the Zombie Walk in Sydney yesterday and saw a guy with a 645D, he's got a Nikon D4 on the other shoulder though...
11-02-2014, 06:04 AM   #3206
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
French cars have no quirks... They are perfect...
Yeah... go find where the battery is placed on a Xsara Picasso and then we'll talk again!
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QuoteOriginally posted by abmj Quote
I've read the "pros dissing Pentax" thread and had a bit of a laugh. I shot high-end Canon for 30 years in my film days but am at a more laidback place now during semi-retirement. For the switch to DSLR, I couldn't justify the expense - particularly for good glass - that Canon entailed and went with Pentax. I am very happy with that choice despite the occasional sneer from my former Canon compatriots.

Now, my topic. During the recent Worldwide Photo Walk, I joined 40+ area photographers for a fun day of shooting followed by a group lunch and wrap-up. In that group, I saw exactly zero Pentax DSLRs - aside from my own. I found myself "justifying" my choice not to go with Canikon during good natured discussions. Not so much distain but more "why in the world would a serious photographer NOT buy Canikon??"

Are we really that sparse out in the world?
In New York street, I can see 95% people with DSLR are with Canon and Nikon. Many used Canon L lenses with bright red circle! But I indeed saw some people hold bright white or pink DSLR camera, sounds to be pentax! Hopefully our KS-1 will change the fashion!
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Went to the Zombie Walk in Sydney yesterday and saw a guy with a 645D, he's got a Nikon D4 on the other shoulder though...
Both cameras have different purposes, however. Pentax doesn't really compete in the high-end sports camera market. It's good to hear about pros using the 645D though.
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When I was taking a passport photo today, the camera man was holding a very familiar camera...and it's a Pentax! We ended up chatting for a while about FF vs. APSC and both agreed that APSC is sufficient (mostly judged by value). He is a professional who uses Pentax for a long time (there's a ME on his shelf). He enjoys the K-01 and Q as well, and has a plethora of lenses. He said that he would rather buy lens + body than buying a FF body with the same total price. He also noticed that his friends who use Canikon don't go out to shoot as often - they talk about gear all the time.

I guess we aren't so rare at all!
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Pentax is rare, I go out a lot but see a person with Pentax Camera once and that's a girl, even rarer
I think Pentax is for "old men" or geeks, who like to tweak M42, Leitax, MF lens... in term of IQ/cost, none can beat Pentax for now (maybe Pentax FF might in the "near future " ^_Á_^ )
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