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08-11-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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K-7 has graced the cover of the September issue of Pop Photo as a "Best Buy!"

Found this on Pentax Facebook page:

The K-7 has graced the cover of the September issue of Pop Photo as a "Best Buy!"

Nice

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Quote from the magazine:

The Pentax K-7 ($894, street, body only) is the least expensive DSLR with extensive weatherproofing seals, making a fine choice for nature or sports photographers on a budget. Built-in image stabilization and 100% viewfinder accuracy, too.


Pentax DA55-300 was also rated as one of the three bargain telezoom lenses (the other two: Canon 55-250/4-5/6. Sigma 70-300/4-5.6 APO DG).

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This is great news! Thanks for sharing. Hopefully this will help increase awareness of the Pentax brand, and it will give Pentax a good chance to capitalize with their announcements at Photokina! Hopefully they have some good stuff lined up...just have to wait a few more weeks.
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Oh wait a second! no the K-7s DR and high ISO are TERRIBLE! it's the worst camera! inferior sensor! ??!!?!? <==== hahah

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That's unpossible. Everyone knows all of the photo magazines are biased against Pentax.
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...and with the K-x receiving a TIPA award at Photokina, Pentax should be in good shape for 2011.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
Oh wait a second! no the K-7s DR and high ISO are TERRIBLE! it's the worst camera! inferior sensor! ??!!?!? <==== hahah
Now, is that a tiny little touch of sarcasm ?
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I should pick up a copy to read the entire article they had about the K7. Since most magazines are biased against Pentax and...begrudgingly...give them any kind of kudos I wonder if words like "entry-level", "budget", "beginner", "basic" and the like will be sprinkled about. Juist to stay with their M.O.

Yeah, I'm a cynic. :-P

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No Sh#^, maybe the rest of the photo world is finding out what we here at Pentax Forums, already know.

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I can't believe it. the dlsr with the worst HiGH ISO and DR made it thru the cover of a well-known photo mag? this is outrageous. this is unfair. NO WAY.
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Pentax must be upping their spending on ads

QuoteOriginally posted by junyo Quote
That's unpossible. Everyone knows all of the photo magazines are biased against Pentax.
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I find it funny when then do their "comparisons", and no matter what negatives are pointed out about the similar offerings from Canon and Nikon, Pentax always gets at least a half a star less than its competitors. Even with a camera like the K-7 which they tend to speak highly of, it's just not semi-pro or advanced amateur enough to be rated as highly as the D90 or 50D. They always say, "Even though the K-7 is a great camera, unless you're already heavily invested in Pentax gear you should probably look elsewhere because of ____________ (fill in the blank)".

QuoteOriginally posted by jboyde Quote
I should pick up a copy to read the entire article they had about the K7. Since most magazines are biased against Pentax and...begrudgingly...give them any kind of kudos I wonder if words like "entry-level", "budget", "beginner", "basic" and the like will be sprinkled about. Juist to stay with their M.O.

Yeah, I'm a cynic. :-P
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QuoteOriginally posted by jboyde Quote
I should pick up a copy to read the entire article they had about the K7. Since most magazines are biased against Pentax and...begrudgingly...give them any kind of kudos I wonder if words like "entry-level", "budget", "beginner", "basic" and the like will be sprinkled about. Juist to stay with their M.O.

Yeah, I'm a cynic. :-P
I've quoted all the words they said about the K7 camera above. Yes, that's all you can find in the magazine.
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Pentax must be upping their spending on ads
Now THAT is cynical!
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It's a nice bit of publicity for Pentax, but "Pop Photo" does suck.

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