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View Poll Results: What age group do you fit in?
0-16 61.23%
17-19 224.53%
20-24 5912.14%
25-29 7114.61%
30-39 9218.93%
40-49 9619.75%
50-59 9319.14%
60-70 387.82%
70+ 71.44%
Don't care 20.41%
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01-30-2009, 08:18 AM   #46
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at the tail end of my demographic. 24. been a pentax user about 5 years or so. and sine then I have learned a very large amount of Pentax history. I fell in love with film because of Pentax and couldn't be happier. its likely that a lot of people here assume I am older. don't know if that's good or bad.

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My kids claim I'm "older than dirt" but I didn't see that catagory.
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I'm 63 - where did it all go!!

Started in Photography when I was about 12y.o. but did not buy a Pentax (K10D) until 2 years ago.

Despite not owning one until recently, Pentax has always been associated with quality in my mind - the K10D build is proof that my perception was correct.
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According to the poll, the race is nearly a tie between the 40-49 age group and the 50-59 age group - and, given the age of both groups, it's a mighty slow race indeed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stewart_photo Quote
According to the poll, the race is nearly a tie between the 40-49 age group and the 50-59 age group - and, given the age of both groups, it's a mighty slow race indeed.

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Hay I resemble that remark, and if I could figure out how this dam wheel chair works I would race you to the Pentax store.
01-30-2009, 07:54 PM   #51
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
... but it is relevant I think because the thread includes the words 'Pentax Marketing'

I've just looked at the poll results so far . It's interesting to me that as it stands, it is much as one would expect it to be if you think about it. The younger age brackets have fewer representatives because of cost for one reason, . . .They have more disposable income, need something outside of work and family life etc.
The baby boom has 85 million members - and we are ages 46 - 66 now. Part of the bulge in those age groups is just numbers - part is disposable income, but part is just numbers.
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I find this encouraging though so far. If you combine the 20-24 and 25-29 group (so it's the same as the older groups -10 years), there are 32 Pentax owners(at the time I write this), nearly matching the largest group, 40-49 at 34. Add the 5 17-19's and there are 37 Pentax owners under 30.

From my perspective that's very positive for the brand. The younger group is the future growth as they upgrade, buy lenses and expand their equipment. Similar to all of us older ones that bought Spottie's and K1000's and are still here.
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Peter, It looks like we have 2 90+ members voting.

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I feel like one of the 90+ group now Blue with all the PM's and Emails from the FS 300+ lens listing. I would have loved to fly to Ben's place and spend a weekend going over that lot personally. My wife wouldn't want me to though, I'd have to sell the car
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oximoron gary you have forgotten your Canadian roots, it is still an Arts option in most canadian schools

It's an option here too I think, if they are lucky enough to be at a school that offers it.
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Actually - like those from Lake Wobegone - I am above average.

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Hay I resemble that remark, and if I could figure out how this dam wheel chair works I would race you to the Pentax store.

I prefer a walker with large wheels, David. Those things will haul tail with a good breeze pushing. Just don't go downhill since it's nearly impossible to keep up.

Actually, we'd better quit before others take all this too seriously.

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I'm in the grey group (64 and slipping...) but hey, old photographers never die - they just go out of focus.

Apart from the usual "what my dad had" early stuff, I started to get into photography with a Lubitel II and a Zenit E. They got traded in for a Topcon RE2, which I had until a few years ago, when I virtually stopped taking photos. I really only cranked up again last year and bought a K100DS because I'd always fancied a Pentax and, frankly, because it was the only dslr the local camera shop had! (The island is a big tourist destination, so he mainly sells Fuji p&s gear). Lens compatibility was certainly a major factor when I was doing the research and also it seemed to me there's a bit of a yawn factor in the Nikon/Canon mine's-better-than-yours smugness that goes on with some owners and magazines. For nostalgia's sake I've also bought a K1000 and a modest collection of M series prime lenses. My wife likes the fact that I'm a Pentax owner, viewing it as being a little outside the square, I think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stewart_photo Quote
According to the poll, the race is nearly a tie between the 40-49 age group and the 50-59 age group - and, given the age of both groups, it's a mighty slow race indeed.
It's a tie between the 20-29 and 40-49/50-59 age groups, actually!
It isn't so obvious because the bar chart is split into two bars for 20-29...

So, it is "wheel chair" against "learning to walk". Intersting race! Any photos?
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Does age really matter?

I fit that 50 - 59 part of the boomer group also.
I started getting into photography at 15 or so (who really remembers?). I got my first Pentax (Honeywell Spotmatic) in 1967 and have always had Pentax cameras since then. My last film SLR is a Super Program which I still have (along with an ME Super & KX). I went to the 105WR P&S (since I lost my Spottie to salt water spray). I started in digital with two of those other brand P&S types, but then picked up a 33WR (lost one of those others to salt water enviroment also). I still have and use the 33WR for snap shots and for work record type shots. In preparing for a vacation to Europe I noticed that Pentax came out with the "Water Resistant" K10D, so it was back to SLR's (finally). I've had my K10D for about 2 years now and still love it (although I'm thinking K20 for better high ISO). This Christmas, I bought my wife a K200D (& a DA 55-300 for Valentines Day) for her to take on a cruise vacation with her mother in a few weeks. Nice camera but it's making me drool for the K20. Let's see, when is my next big vacation?
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