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06-08-2016, 10:10 AM - 1 Like   #4381
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
They exist, because you are.

Woah... Way too deep for me. I think I need to go meditate for a while.

Maybe I'll reach enlightment if I read it through a viewfinder!

06-08-2016, 10:58 AM   #4382
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
When asked 'why do you own a Pentax?'
My answer is "So my work doesn't look like everyone else's."

It's the same reason I want the Aja Cion,..."If everyone's shooting on Red with Zeiss lenses, they all look the same, and mine stands out from the crowd."
06-08-2016, 04:33 PM   #4383
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QuoteOriginally posted by TheOneAndOnlyJH Quote

Maybe I'll reach enlightment if I read it through a viewfinder!
It will need to be a K-1 viewfinder......
06-14-2016, 09:17 PM - 1 Like   #4384
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I had nothing constructive to say, but This speaks for me.

In reality, Pentax is strong, it's just that there's lots of users that have been in hibernation.

06-15-2016, 01:35 AM   #4385
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When Pentax ruled the roost back in the 1960's I couldn't afford one so when it was time to switched from Film to Digital I looked at all the brands and chose Pentax (the K200D actually) partially because in my mind I knew the brand was good and partially because having studied economics the sensor shift mechanism appealed to me far more than the thought of having to buy a new shake stabilisation system with each new lens just did not make financial sense. That was in 2008, there is one other Pentax user in my small club but the majority use Canon followed by Nikon and one Olympus Pen user.

There have never been any derogatory remarks just curiosity and a somewhat startled reaction when they realised the range of lenses I was able to buy for relatively little money.

It seems to me however that Canon have won the advertising war hands down.
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We should wake up those harmless little bunny photographers. They should join us here in the forum.
06-15-2016, 04:06 AM   #4387
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QuoteOriginally posted by PenPusher Quote

It seems to me however that Canon have won the advertising war hands down.
They and Nikon are laying off staff everywhere.

That expansion into high volume, low margin supporting advertising and sponsorships galore has collapsed.

Smaller niche companies didn't commit themselves to that Walmart space (I think the K-500 was an experiment in that direction, IIRC).
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I was at a Christening last Sunday, when a friend of my son - a Canon shooter - askes why I used Pentax. I had to bite my tongue and stop myself blurting, "because it's much better than what you have!" Instead, I just smiled and said, "I love Pentax because it fits me".

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I was at a Christening last Sunday, when a friend of my son - a Canon shooter - askes why I used Pentax. I had to bite my tongue and stop myself blurting, "because it's much better than what you have!" Instead, I just smiled and said, "I love Pentax because it fits me".
Good self-control, CAB.

Not worth getting into a fight in a church over a camera brand.
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I had to bite my tongue and stop myself blurting, "because it's much better than what you have!"
I prefer saying, 'because at the price point, they beat everything'.
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I just say, "I've used Pentax since 67 and never found a reason to switch."
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
If you want proper documentation with pictures worth showing, there is no compromise to images taken by a DSLR. I never use smart phones for important events like this.
Which most people do.

Then they ask? Why should I get another camera for

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I was at a Christening last Sunday, when a friend of my son - a Canon shooter - askes why I used Pentax. I had to bite my tongue and stop myself blurting, "because it's much better than what you have!" Instead, I just smiled and said, "I love Pentax because it fits me".
Ooooh what does he have?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Le Pew Quote
Ooooh what does he have?
Oh, I don't know: some blobby, Canon thing. He's a very good photographer, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PenPusher Quote

There have never been any derogatory remarks just curiosity and a somewhat startled reaction when they realised the range of lenses I was able to buy for relatively little money.
Want to have some fun with canikonians? Tell them what a Pentax 100mm f2.8 macro WR costs brand new. Then explain what the WR means.
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I stumbled on a street fair in the Junction, a neighborhood in Toronto. I regret not having a camera, but I am pleased to report that 100 percent of the DSLRs I saw were Pentanes (namely one).
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