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08-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico:
But I'd have to rob too many mini-marts to afford one. Ratz...
How many would be an acceptable number?
Just one should do it. But then I'd be on the security.cam, and I'd fockup, and the video would go viral, and TV guys would make jokes about me. Can't have that, now...

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You could always just dress up nasty, rub some dirt on your face, grab a cup and sit down in Berkeley for a couple of weeks looking down and pathetic. It works for the pseudo homeless street kids. Likely they'd even throw a few free burgers your way if you don't mind vegan...
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You could always just dress up nasty, rub some dirt on your face, grab a cup and sit down in Berkeley for a couple of weeks looking down and pathetic. It works for the pseudo homeless street kids. Likely they'd even throw a few free burgers your way if you don't mind vegan...
Been there, done that.
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Only special people can use one, have a nice day now.

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Originally posted by CDW Then the fun begins.
I so hope that it starts with 645D, otherwise I would be disapointed

It does!


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You don't tell them anything.

You show them your photos.
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I haven't gotten people past, "Why are you taking pictures?" Nice camera," and "Cool picture." When the time comes though, hopefully I can think of something witty.
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I just give them my card so they can see the photos I take. That should suffice.

EDIT: Oops Asaru said the same two posts up.

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What do you tell or what would you like to tell ?
Would you tell the history of Pentax ? Would you tell the pros of Pentax over Canikon ? Something along those lines.
I would grin and say "I guess you don't know much about photography, it's one of the oldest brands in SLR history" .

Never stumbled upon such a silly situation though.
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I managed to get a colleague who wanted to buy a DSLR to get Pentax instead of Canikon.

I loan her the K20D I was using as I was busy with another class and she used it to take phots in the school hall. She was sold! I also had the DA* 16-50 a my "kit" lens . . . hehe

When she went to the shop to get one, she asked the lady boss for a K20D and a 50D. She was fiddling with the K20D more than the 50D.

When I called the shop to talk to the boss, she asked me, " What did you do to her? She asked for the 50D and the K20D but she hardly played with the 50D?" I just replied that I placed the K20D in her hands . . .

She bought the K20D with the 50mm F2.8 Macro and the Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

My style would be to place the camera into the inquirers hands for them to feel the camera. Let them shoot and then let them see a close up of the photo they took in camera.

Always works.
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What do you tell people when they ask "What's a Pentax? Never heard of 'em" ?
Say "Dunno, but it was more expensive than Canon so it must be good, right?"
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once also said: Bought it at Lidl (wich is about the cheapest supermarket in the country) and there was no interest in my camera anymore

I don't go in discussion with fanboys of other brands. I do discuss about pictures taken with other brands.
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I keep it simple, "It's a camera".
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I usually say that it's kind of a "boutique" brand, not found in run-of-the-mill stores, and usually only available by special order -- which is essentially true, with just a little "spin". . .

I usually have my netbook with me, so I'll offer to show them some of my work if they seem interested enough, and I have a folder with some of my best shots in it, so they always seem to be impressed.

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