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04-05-2015, 05:05 PM   #3691
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QuoteOriginally posted by quant2325 Quote
By definition, a two percent market share makes Pentax “rare.” The good news is that Pentax owners often times get a lot more for their money.
It will be interesting to see if the upcoming full frame offers more for the money, or is priced to take advantage of the pent-up (pun intended) demand. If Pentax remains true to photo-enthusiasts, the FF will give more for the money than similar performing offerings from Canikon.
I'm hoping for an electronic K-1000 complete with the manual controls and needle matching exposure and 51 MP sensor. They can keep the AF. But that's not going to happen is it?

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I'm hoping for an electronic K-1000 complete with the manual controls and needle matching exposure and 51 MP sensor. They can keep the AF. But that's not going to happen is it?
A digital K 1000? Make that a digital LX! Interchangeable finders!
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Had my first random sighting today! But i got too shy to approach. I think he might have been french? Overheard him talking to his wife.

I was sightseeing with wolfiepup in greytown, new zealand and there was a guy there with what i thought was a k5ii but when i saw how thin it was i think it was actually a ks-1? There was a lens with a green ring on it. So an af lens. But i didn't get to see more than that. Wish I'd gotten less shy/tongue tied to go up and say hi. My camera was in my backpack so i couldn't have even just made eye contact, smiled and waved the camera..
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QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
A digital K 1000? Make that a digital LX! Interchangeable finders!

Deal....

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Today I visited a girl I met on the bus from Edinburgh Airport in February. She knows my pictures and told me that she has a DSLR but no clue about how it works and asked whether I could show her the basics. When we were at her place she pulled out a Pentax Kx. I think I have to marry her.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Today I visited a girl I met on the bus from Edinburgh Airport in February. She knows my pictures and told me that she has a DSLR but no clue about how it works and asked whether I could show her the basics. When we were at her place she pulled out a Pentax Kx. I think I have to marry her.

Just go ahead! You'll be a nice "Pentax couple" !!!

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Pentax users, know the quality of Pentax, the excellent pictures that come from using a Pentax, we don't need a N or C brand camera to enjoy great photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Today I visited a girl I met on the bus from Edinburgh Airport in February. She knows my pictures and told me that she has a DSLR but no clue about how it works and asked whether I could show her the basics. When we were at her place she pulled out a Pentax Kx. I think I have to marry her.
Viva Los Vegas

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I was born in the 90s and do not get this reference - at all.
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Just came back home from a trip to Belgium and spent some hours developing RAW files...

Lots (and i really mean LOTS) of tourists in the streets, didn't expect to be so crowded...many with DSLRs, i saw three people in total wielding a Pentax camera:

- Silver k200D with 18-55
- Silver *istDs (probably ?)
- K-3 with 18-135

Anybody else had a Canikon or a Sony. So i guess we are really that rare :P. I also noticed that mirrorless interchangable lens cameras were popular but not as much as i expected, probably DSlr still rule the streets :P

To conclude this very deep market analysis i can say that i didn't see a single person changing a lens, and probably only one or two people with a fixed focal length lens. Anybody else had some sort of general purpose zoom, mostly the standard kit lens.


I also took some pictures to couples asking me for a portrait, with both some lowly Nikon and a Canon 60D if i am not mistaken, didn't like it at all

They were surely missing a K-S2 with selfie button....
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Took my camera out of my bag today and left it on my desk. Work colleague comes by and goes, "oh! you have a white one! I've been wanting on those!" Turns out she's also a Pentaxian, despite shooting a Nikon atm. She wasn't aware of all the new lines out, and we spent a happy 30 mins chatting about the k-3 etc. Going to try my best to bring her back into the fold.....

It'll be nice to have someone nearby to shop talk to!
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QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
Took my camera out of my bag today and left it on my desk. Work colleague comes by and goes, "oh! you have a white one! I've been wanting on those!" Turns out she's also a Pentaxian, despite shooting a Nikon atm. She wasn't aware of all the new lines out, and we spent a happy 30 mins chatting about the k-3 etc. Going to try my best to bring her back into the fold.....

It'll be nice to have someone nearby to shop talk to!
Hi from sunny Scotland. Nice to "meet" another Wolf. I wonder if there any more of us out there so we can form a worldwide wolfpack of pentax owners. Maybe we are not so rare after all. Aye yours, LoneWolf
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So today I sold my RIkenon 50mm f2 lens to a very nice young lady here nearby where I work. She just got a K-5 recently and already added the plastic fantastic and a manual 135 lens. Now she wanted a nifty fifty. It's probably very rare to find a young teenage girl that is excited about Pentax but today I found one
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