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05-16-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Wow! A whole lot of people using Pentax dslr's

Wow! Saw a whole lot of people using Pentax cameras!!!

I have not been shooting for that long. I have seen one person in the last 3 years [other than the person who lives in town who bought a pentax because I had one...] with a Pentax dslr.

Then I see about 6 people with Pentax dslr cameras all at one time!

My kids know that not many people use a Pentax. I was on holiday and my kids shouted at me and said, "there's a bunch of people over there with pentax cameras". I thought they were making fun of me.

Then I looked over. It was a bunch of toursits: [?Japanese] teenage-tourist-girls with white pentax dslr's, all giggly and stuff!!! First time I had seen a white dslr in person too! I suppose in any other situation, I may have been willing to give the white pentax a liberal-freebie pass…

Needless to say, I did not go over and introduce myself...Somehow it seemed like these were some kind of Nintendo-like-toy-things in this context...

The worst thing is this: my kids now make fun of my ‘girly’ brand camera. Never mind that it is the brick like all-black K5. Oh, Pentax, Pentax, Pentax…

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QuoteOriginally posted by psychdoc Quote
Then I see about 6 people with Pentax dslr cameras all at one time!
Then you will see me with 6 Pentax dslr's at the same time

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We Pentaxians have started our world domination!!!






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I don't think the girls who select colored cameras have a problem with masculinity.
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The one and only white K-X I've seen in the wild was held by Japanese girl.

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Hey! The white K-X is the coolest of the batch

Nothing looks better than my White K-X married to the Fish-Eye, pretty sexy looking if you ask me




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That white K-X is a sexy looking piece of gear... I'm the kinda guy who doesn't like to draw attention to myself though, so when I get a K-X, I'm probably looking for a plain ol' black one.
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I call this pic, "Super Hot & Sexy!":
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QuoteOriginally posted by joe.penn Quote
I call this pic, "Super Hot & Sexy!":
I agree.

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I've seen two colored Pentax cameras at this point and both of them are owned by men both who are unquestionably burly "he man" type guys. Yeah, candy colored Pentax cameras may indeed be the preferred toy of Japanese school kids, but you'd likely be surprised to see how many of those pretty toys belong to regular Joe and Josephine types. The black camera will always be chic, but the times are changing. All those colored phones have a lot of people realizing that they like living in a bit more colorful world. Nothing wrong with that. The way I see it if owning a red camera inspires you to pick it up and use it more often? Then that's a good thing, right?
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Don't tell anyone, but I want a Stormtrooper colored K-5...

Last white K-x I saw was being carried by a Japanese male about 23 years of age with his girlfriend. Japan Airlines terminal in LAX.

They do grab your attention and make you look a second time because so few camera phones are that big...

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I'm of the colored camera crowd. I wanted a Stormtrooper, but then this one was on sale for like $50 under anything else sooooo...




I kind of like that at first glance it looks black, but up close you realize its not.
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While in China for a month I was suprised to see a lot of Pentax DSLRS where ever I went. In some cases more than the Canikons.
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QuoteOriginally posted by joe.penn Quote
"Super Hot & Sexy!"
These are not the first words that spring into my mind

More like different and alternative.

But hey, we have a phrase here "whatever floats your boat", which means each to their own.
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Well, I love my white K-r and so does my man also So I don't think it's about what color camera You have, it's about how much you love it
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