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12-07-2011, 11:59 PM   #46
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I belong to a local photo club. They are hosting an event where the members can shoot wildlife pics. using rented 500-1000mm lens. You guessed it, they are only Canon & Nikon mounts. I love my Pentax, but I do not like feeling like the kid that no one wants to pick for their team. Anyone else strong considering Canon or Nikon due to the informal peer pressure? Thanks P.S. The same appears true for Sony, etc.
Aren't there adapters for Nikon/Canon > Pentax? Maybe you could use those to mount those unholy long lenses to your Pentax camera.

But speaking of pressure, nope, never felt it. Not even as I was searching for a camera to buy and use, being a newbie and all. If everybody else has a Canon or Nikon, and want me/tell me to have one, I always ask them "why" and "what for"- even to my closest friends. I only diss the gear talk by saying that what we're holding are just cameras, whatever brand they may be all it can do is shoot pictures, but it can never make ideas.

...unless the camera itself is the idea, with which I start face-palming. Some bozos (mostly fellow newbies I come across and can't get over brand hype) really never get it...

12-08-2011, 04:59 AM   #47
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As for peer pressure: Well I'm kinda strange that way. For some strange reason I always need to be different from other people. That's what brought me to Pentax in the first place!

So, yes I felt peer pressure... pressuring me in the opposite direction.
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