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View Poll Results: What age group are you in?
Under 20 years 111.99%
20-29 6712.12%
30-39 9417.00%
40-49 13724.77%
50-59 12823.15%
60-69 9116.46%
70 and above 254.52%
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07-14-2014, 07:03 AM   #16
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I became an official Pentax user at the ripe age of 17 with a purchase of a SF-1. And then stayed until 25( I dreamed of a FA* 85mm ) to leave for Nikon. And now I'm back shooting a K-01 at 42 and not ever leaving because the lenses match my Leicas.

07-14-2014, 07:08 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
Groucho Marx once said something about a man's age, but he was probably living in hope.
The woman I feel is 49.
So am I (but only for another week).
07-14-2014, 07:18 AM   #18
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O wow lots off responces. Well I started Pentax with K20D in januari 2009. Used Nikon in analogue time and started with a Nikon bridge digital in 2008, Coolpix P80, wich was the most wonderfull camera to start with, but I outgrowth it in 2 weeks.
07-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #19
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Wow, ~160 reactions already. And there is a incredible void in the under 20 to 30 range! Reading the reactions here we can say most of the older users started with Pentax at a very young age, so Pentax was once definitely very attractive to younger generations. Something changed.

07-14-2014, 08:11 AM   #20
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Among my younger friends (25-35) who have DSLRs, there are 2 Canon, 2 Nikon, and 1 Pentax. But most of the people I know in this age bracket don't have DSLRs-- they have no serious interest in photography, so they have point-and-clicks or, more commonly, just their phone camera.
07-14-2014, 08:16 AM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
You want the age of my body or my mind??
My sentiments exactly!

I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.

QuoteOriginally posted by subidoc Quote
I just celebrated the 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday this weekend.
I will celebrate my 37th 21st birthday next month.

QuoteOriginally posted by MPrince Quote
I recently completed my 58th trip around the sun.
I make my 58th lap around Sól this coming August.

Reminds me of the line from the Pink Floyd song Time:

QuoteQuote:
So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
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Q users, film and Tak users don't count as Pentaxians? This grumpy old man(36) will refrain from voting, as requested, since I no longer have a Pentax DSLR.
07-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Q users, film and Tak users don't count as Pentaxians? This grumpy old man(36) will refrain from voting, as requested, since I no longer have a Pentax DSLR.
Well this time to see who uses the dslr from Pentax and not all the other great camera's available.

07-14-2014, 08:53 AM   #24
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I'm very young. 3 years....with Pentax

The other 53 didn't count.
07-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #25
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Wow, ~160 reactions already. And there is a incredible void in the under 20 to 30 range! Reading the reactions here we can say most of the older users started with Pentax at a very young age, so Pentax was once definitely very attractive to younger generations. Something changed.
The thing that pushed me away was how expensive the lenses were. The FA* 85mm was far too expensive for a starting photographer. I switched to Nikon and got the lenses I NEEDED for a cheaper price. I now get lenses I WANT with the limiteds. I met up with Ned on a trip to Southern California and he mentioned that the FA 31mm ltd is like my 35mm Summicron asph and I agree with him. For the days I don't pull out my M6, I grab my K-01 and limiteds. Even though the limiteds are more expensive than the Nikon equivalents ( though they are not equal ), I find I want to shoot them more and more. So, I have a pro kit with Nikon D800/D700s and a Gang of lenses and then my K-01 as my everyday camera with my limiteds. And this is not to forget my MX and Me Super with a smc takumar 1.4. Bottom line.... Even though I left, I was always a Pentaxian just waiting for me to make more money to afford the lenses I wanted!
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Just barely made it into the 20-29 bracket.

I was gifted a Canon Rebel T3 that I learned on through 2012 and 1H2013, but once I got dissatisfied with that and did my own research, I sold it and switched to the Pentax K-30 on the grounds that nobody else could match what you got for the money (and I didn't want an EVF) and I didn't care about video.
AFAIK, none of my friends or relatives have any connection to the Pentax brand, and I can't help but wonder how unique that makes me among twentysomething Pentax users (it would make sense if a lot of them are tied into the brand because of parents etc.).

Still not selling the Canon 40/2.8 pancake though. Even if you can't manual focus it worth a damn, that thing takes awesome pictures.
07-14-2014, 09:57 AM   #27
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scintilla Quote
I can't help but wonder how unique that makes me among twentysomething Pentax users
You mean there are twentysomething Pentax users? This informal survey confirms my own sure-to-be-skewed-ideas that most Pentax users are old coots or soon-to-be old coots. Methinks most folks in their 20s haven't heard of the brand, and that many folks in their 30s believe Pentax went under years ago when grandpa died.

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Even though I'm not yet in my 40s I still remember when I was a kid that Pentax was very popular. At the time I didn't know much about photography. I also recall using a Pentax camera for my 7th grade photography class....the youngest amongst us more than likely grew up without even that. I can't tell you how many times I have heard "Pentax? Are they new?"
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A normal distribution, centered in the middle. How surprising
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A normal distribution, centered in the middle. How surprising
You think that GoPro has the same demographics?
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